Here's what some of Rick's clients have to say:

  Engagement Party  

Rick was great for our backyard engagement party! He has a large variety of music in his repertoire and my guests gave tons of compliments, and we're asking where I found him. A lot of people made sure to grab his card at the end of the night, just in case they were ever in need of some live acoustic music. I would definitely hire Rick again!

  • Nick
  • Engagement Party
  • Tarpon Springs, FL

  Wedding reception  

Rick played the music for our cocktail hour and reception and he was great. The communication leading up to the wedding day was excellent, he was always very prompt to respond to any of my emails. He also brought the songs for our first dance, father/daughter dance, and mother/son dance which was so helpful, because it was one less thing for me to worry about it. The music was awesome the whole night, and many of my guests commented on how great it was. He was also nice enough to let my brother in law (who had played acoustic guitar for our ceremony) play a few songs during the reception. I would highly recommend Rick Bales to anyone who is looking for acoustic guitar/singing for their wedding reception based on his professionalism and his talent.

  • Katie
  • Wedding Reception
  • Don Cesar, St Petersburg FL

  Wedding Cermony and Cocktail Hour  

Rick played for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Not only was he professional and on time, but his music and voice were beautiful. My guests could not stop commenting on how wonderful he sounded. He played exactly what we wanted and was very affordable. If you are looking for a musician, I highly recommend Rick.

  • Stepanie
  • Wedding
  • Crystal River, FL

  Wedding Cocktail Hour - First Dance  

Rick recently performed at my daughter's wedding. Without any reservation, I would recommended him to others. He was easy to get a hold of, had vast selection of music, and his vocals were phenomenal. I would definitely hire him again for a future event.

  • Trever
  • Wedding
  • Tampa, FL

  Birthday party  

I highly recommend Rick. I just hosted a 40th Bday party and hired Rick to play for three hours. It was my first time hiring a musician, throughout the process he was very responsive and professional. On the night of the event everything went very smoothly, he played all of the songs I had requested from country to rock and pop. Everyone had a great time. I would definitely highly recommend Rick for any event. He is very talented and accomodating and reliable

  • Estelle B
  • Wedding Reception
  • Orlando FL

  Wedding reception  

I found Rick on GigMasters, about 1.5 months before our wedding, and he was able to accommodate all of our requests! The man played for just about four hours without taking a break!!! His talent is impeccable as well as his personality and professionalism! We could not have asked for more, especially from being out of town, and on a rather short notice! We had a musician lined up to play our reception, but we never heard back from him when it was time to discuss details - and we were worried when finding another - but Rick and GigMasters put all of our fears aside! Our friends in FL took notice, and will most definitely request his performance at their events!

  • Jeremy and Tina
  • Wedding
  • Land o' Lakes, FL

  Wedding Ceremony / reception  

Rick was professional, courteous, and very receptive to our needs for our laid back, rustic brunch wedding in the woods. Numerous guests (many of whom are big music lovers) commented on how much they loved him, and many shared they were so glad we hired a "real musician". We requested specific songs for our processional and recessional, and he played them beautifully (Train's "Marry Me" and Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic"). It was a perfect, beautiful day, and Rick had a large part in ensuring our vision came to life. If you are considering hiring a musician versus going with an ipod (as we were)... do it and hire Rick. You will not regret it.

  • Kristy
  • Wedding
  • Dade City, FL

  Trade Show / Orlando Convention Center  

We booked Rick to perform in our trade show booth during the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando. Rick arrived very early and was set up and ready to perform well in advance of his scheduled start time. This was much appreciated as we had a lot of juggling to do during the trade show. Rick was very flexible in allowing us to use some of his equipment to make announcements and hand out awards between sets. He really went above and beyond. The music was FANTASTIC. We received dozens of compliments from attendees, commending us for providing quality entertainment. Rick was an absolute joy to work with and I would absolutely recommend him for future performances.

  • Michael - Aquatrols
  • Convention
  • Orlando, FL

  50th BDay Party  

It was great meeting you Saturday. We are so happy we found you to play at the party, your music was perfect! Thanks again for making the party come to life! We hope to have you back soon!

  • T.S.
  • 50th Birthday Party
  • Orlando, FL

  Wedding Ceremony / Reception dinner  

We couldn't be happier with our decision to have Rick perform at our beach wedding. He was very accommodating, learning several new songs for our ceremony and the reception. Not only is Rick a very talented guitar player and singer, he is clearly an experienced performer. He helped our ceremony and reception run smoothly and played to the crowd, selecting songs based on what everyone wanted to hear. Our guests raved about him for days!

  • Jennifer and Ryan
  • Wedding Ceremony and Reception
  • Bradenton Beach, FL

  Baby Shower  

Rick was hired to perform at a couples Baby Shower, he did a great job. Everyone was pleased with the songs & his talent. He was very professional, friendly & accommodating. I asked some of my guests how they liked his music & anyone I asked about him was pleased with his performance, especially my son & his wife! And that was very important to me that they were pleased. He helped to keep the party going with the good music that everyone was enjoying. I hired him & he treated me respectfully & I appreciate that immensely. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for excellent entertainment, & would hire him again in the future if needed.

  • Elaine
  • Baby Shower
  • Tampa, FL

  Wedding Ceremony / Reception dinner  

Rick was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony and reception. We had him learn 1 new song, which was played flawlessly, and 2 others at the ceremony. At the reception he did a fantastic job keeping things going and took every request that was thrown his way. He was there early getting everything ready and had a great audio system for us to use on the beach. I will definitely ask Rick to play again!

  • Rob and Stephanie
  • Wedding
  • Treasure Island, FL

  Corporate Party / dinner  

Rick was fantastic all our guests and the staff working our party loved his music selection and his musicial talent. He was not the least expensive, but worth every penny, a real profesional.

  • Roy R.
  • Jackson's bistro
  • Tampa, FL

  Wedding reception / dinner  

Thank you Rick. We all enjoyed your music. I received feedback from several family members and friends who truly enjoyed your songs. You kept everyone entertained from the little ones to the adults. Great time had by all. We not only enjoyed the songs from other artists but those that are your originals as well. Thank you so much for your hand in making it an unforgettable night.

  • Irene and Mike
  • Holiday Inn Harbourside
  • Indian Rocks Beach, FL

  Birthday Party  

Rick was amazing!!! He was completely professional showing up before my event manager was even there. He braved the freezing weather and played every song I asked for and then some my guests requested. He was so polite and extremely talented, I would recommend Rick to everyone/anyone who is looking for an amazing artist to enhance and entertain a great party!!! Thanks again Rick!!!!!

  • Anastasia B
  • The Hyatt
  • Clearwater Beach, FL

  Wedding Cocktail Hour / Reception  

Rick , was great and made our wedding night pefect ....Thanks So much Rick .

  • Scott A
  • Park Bistro
  • Winter Park, FL

  Private Party  

Rick was great! Everyone at the party commented on is talent. Great job Rick!

  • David C
  • Private Home
  • Sarasota, FL

  Corporate Function  

Rick was wonderful! I explained to him how I wanted the night to go musically and he chose the song list for me. At the end of the evening, when the crowd was smaller than expected, he took requests. He set a great mood for our event. Thank you Rick!

  • Serenity M
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Tampa, FL

  Wedding cocktail / rehearsal dinner  

RICK BALES.... YOU WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND to make our Welcome to FL BBQ so very special!! THANK YOU!!!! Not only did he learn a new song for my husband to sing to me...he even went out of his way to buy insurance which the venue required! The music selection was perfect and he made our guests feel comfortable and happy!! Many of our guests complimented his performance and wish he lived closer to us. We were blown away by his creativity and passion. Using him was carefree and a joy. I LOVE him L-O-V-E. He is hands down the best value for what you get. Thanks RICK!!!!

  • Susan M, NJ
  • The Don Cesar
  • St Petersburg Beach, FL

  Birthday Party  

Rick was professional and friendly. He played great songs all night! We look forward to using Rick again.

  • Jenny W
  • Country Club of Orlando
  • Orlando, FL

  Birthday Party  

Rick Bales was outstanding! He was extremely talented, professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to enhance a party or other pubpc gathering with some great music!

  • Jeff B
  • Community Clubhouse
  • Tampa, FL

  Corporate event  

Excellent performer. Great communication. Will hire again in the future.

  • Jaaz A
  • Country Club of Orlando
  • Orlando, FL

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