July 16 and 17.

July 22, 2016

July 16 started with an 11:30 AM wedding at the English Inn, Eaton Rapids Michigan working with Saxophone virtuoso Gary Clavette. Processionals were “Unchained Melody” and “Endless Love”. Recessional was “Keeper of the Stars”. All 3 were special requests learned for that wedding – which is not unusual.

In the afternoon/early evening I worked a solo guitar ceremony in Mt. Pleasant. Processionals were traditional: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Canon in D”. Recessional: “Here Comes the Sun”. For their reception I was joined by Pooh Stevenson – mandolin, Drew Howard – Dobro and guitar, and myself – guitar, fiddle – Stringtown Trio. We did several requests for their special dances. Couple’s first dance – “January Wedding”, “I Loved Her First” – bride/father dance, and “I Will” – groom/mother dance. Again, all 3 were special requests.

On 7/27, I received the following review from the Mt. Pleasant client, Katie:

Katie
07/16/2016
4.8

“We recently hired Robert (both as a solo guitar and with his Stringtown Trio band) to perform for our outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. He was excellent to work with and communicated wonderfully via email responding to all of my questions and requests leading up to the wedding. He even was willing to learn a new song request for our first dance. He showed up early, was very professional, and did all that I had asked of him during the evening. It was one part of my night that was completely worry-free, and so many guests commented that it really suited the garden-party mood that we were going for. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for delightful guitar music for a wedding ceremony, or live background music for a reception dinner.”

Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Arrangements:: Instrumental Solo
Music Services: Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Reception, Sound/Pa System, Vocals
Instruments: Guitar

Sunday, July 17 was a solo guitar, wedding ceremony/cocktail hour at Stonecliffe Resort, Mackinac Island, MI. Traditional selections – “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, “Canon in D”.

Special thanks to Carol Erbel. I cannot rave enough about Carol. If you are considering planning a Mackinac Island event, she’s the planner you need to call. http://www.weddingsonmackinac.com/

On 7/28, I received the following review from Erika, July 17 bride: Erika:

Erika
07/17/2016
5.0

Fantastic guitarist who’s extremely on point with communication. He was very professional and knew exactly what needed to be done to create some great music/atmosphere!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Arrangements:: Instrumental Solo
Music Services: Ceremony, Cocktail Hour
Instruments: Guitar

Why choose Robert McCloy?
Your Requests are My Business.

“We used Mr. McCloy’s services for my Mom’s 95th birthday party, to provide Irish fiddle music for the festivities. He was easy to work with; prompt to respond to communication and questions; His music was enjoyed by all.” Read More

“It was a pleasure doing business with you and your partner, you made this process as easy as possible. We will keep you in mind for any upcoming events.” Read More

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“They went the extra mile and learned two songs for our father-bride and mother-groom dances. Could not recommend them more highly.” Read More

“Amazing performer…we will definitely ask Robert to return next year.” Read More

“He learned special songs for us and even moved all his equipment outside when the rain broke in order to have the ceremony in nature, as we wanted. Wonderful musician to work with and everyone loved it!” Read More

“I wished I could have them play for me all of the time! Every single guest commented to me on how fabulous they were. There were many age groups at our party from 2 to 82. They played a great mix of music that entertained, and kept the interest of everyone.” Read More