5.0 star rating 9/7/2016
John was our guitarist for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour a few months ago. His style is so versatile, from spanish inspired songs to rock and blues, he can do it all! We first saw him playing at a local restaurant then decided to book him. He was very professional and the planning session was very helpful. For your next wedding or event book John!
"John is just absolutely stellar. I can't think of enough nice things to say about him. He played recently in my home for a 60th birthday we threw for a friend. Everyone (and there were a number of finicky musicians present as guests) was just blown away by how talented he was, and I felt extremely lucky to have found him. He was very professional, gave a perfect performance, playing a lovely range of pieces from classical to pop from the era our birthday boy grew up in. It was a lovely party and a good measure of its success can be attributed to John and the atmosphere his playing created. Many of my guests departed at the end of the evening with plans to host a party just so they could hire John. I very highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed!"
April 24, 2016
Solo Musician Entertainment
"John Martinez played at our wedding and reception. He was great to work with and his talents are exceptional. In advance we asked if he would perform "our" song, a song he had no previous knowledge of. He agreed to learn it and the performance was beautiful. Our guests loved the music as well and wanted to know how we discovered this talent. I only wish we could've heard his entire performance (that which we missed while he serenaded our guests prior our entrance into the venue for our ceremony). John was great, period, end of story. We hope to attend some of his public gigs so we can enjoy his music again."
Believe it or not I just realized that I could respond to my reviews. I already sent you a personal email saying I loved playing for your wedding and also to thank you for the great review. I hope you won't be a stranger as I really enjoyed you and your husbands company. Happy New Year!!!!
John Martinez is arguably the finest guitarist and vocalist in ABQ. His repertoire including Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Standards and straight up Rock 'n Roll is impressive and allows total flexibility in tailoring certain styles and genres to an audience both during the same event and in other events. He can play as a solo act or with any band in the area depending on the style of music required by the venue and audience. I have employed his services for many events of all types during the past four years. Musicians work easily with him...he can play as lead or rhythm and add vocals and harmony to enhance the musical experience as needed. I cannot recommend John highly enough for any event.
Event: 09/07/13 Event: Corporate Event Reviewed On: 09/12/2013