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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Guests complimented the music several times during the evening. We recommend him wholeheartedly and would definitely seek his services again.” Read More

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“My guests are STILL telling me how nice the music was! Mr. McCloy was kind enough to accompany my sister's vocal solo also. He graciously practiced with her before the wedding day – and the result was amazing and memorable! He has truly been blessed with a talent!” Read More

“Mr. McCloy did an outstanding job. He represented himself with a down to earth professionalism that was well received by the public. I would highly recommend him and look forward to having him perform for us again.” Read More

“Robert was very communicative, took suggestions for the event, and came early to work with the minister on hymns for the service. His music was appropriate for the service and beautifully put-together. We would recommend him again.” Read More

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“He even suggested and performed a duet with our guitar playing daughter, which really meant a lot to our whole family. I would definitely recommend him, he’s an excellent musician and a great person to work with!” Read More