Ike & Martin of Genoa, Nevada are acoustic musicians available to add a unique musical flair to your wedding or special event. This enthusiastic duo shares their instrumental and vocal expertise for a wedding event you won't soon forget. Ike Marr plays the banjo, guitar, mandolin and viola; Martin Shears plays the guitar, foot bass, dobro and harmonica. Both heighten the music experience with their skilled vocals, and add delight to your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception or rehearsal dinner.
Ike Marr and Martin Shears began playing together over 20 years ago. Ike Marr shares his banjo, guitar, mandolin, viola and vocal talent while Martin Shears offers his expertise in the guitar, foot bass, dobro, harmonica and vocals. Ike Marr’s background includes classical viola training along with other instrumental skills. Also with a diverse instrumental background, Martin Shears’ experience consists of piano and guitar training. This duo’s musical performance experience spans both the United States and Europe.
This musical pair plays an array of musical genres, from classical to rock and many in between. As you design the musical selections for your event, know Ike & Martin’s song list includes over 1,000 songs. Available for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour or reception, Ike & Martin offer the following services:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Ginger · Married on 07/18/2015
Ike & Martin are everything you'd want for musical entertainment! Not only are they excellent musicians and singers, they have a great sense of humor and interact well with the audience. Requests are welcomed and you'd be hard pressed to find a song they don't know. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Sent on 08/24/2015
Steven And · Married on 11/25/2018
Two guys who’s selection of music will make everyone happy, young and old.
You can’t hire two guys who would come close to the experience you’ll receive from Ike and Martin. Two great performers who will make your wedding day very special. What really made us happy is the friendship that has continued since our wedding. I would rate them a “must hire”Sent on 11/26/2018
Carolyn · Married on 10/20/2018
Ike & Martin are simply THE BEST.Sent on 11/15/2018
As a former wedding musician I was particular about the who I hired for my wedding in October. I went to see countless wedding bands all over NorCal but I just wasn't impressed. When I heard Ike & Martin for the first time it was game over. They are by far the best musicians in the Tahoe / Reno area and the best cover duo out there. They were also extremely easy to work with. I only hired them for Ceremony & Cocktail Hour but I regret not having them play longer. My wedding guests are still raving about them. I highly recommend them for any occasion!
Do want a dance party? Do you want your guests to be thoroughly entertained? You'll be lucky if they are available, & if they are, hire Ike and Martin! They are so much fun and extremely talented musicians!
Simply put these guys are top notch and bad ass! I have had the pleasure of watching them perform at countless public shows and private events and they never disappoint. My husband and I also hired them to play the ceremony and reception at our 10 year vow renewal and they knocked it out of the park. We got SO many compliments. As wedding vendor myself, I refer them to my clients every chance I get. Ike and Martin are super professional, prompt and deliver incredible music and endless humor every single time. For an acoustic duo, their music is unmatched by any other band in Tahoe. Ike's string playing ability is amazing and Martin rocks the guitar, bass pedals, harmonica and even the kazoo! Their sing list is HUGE and spans so many genres. Beatles, Cars, Pixies, Stones, Floyd...and their Led Zepplin is incredible. Book these guys for a truly unforgettable event.
I have worked with Ike & Martin on multiple occasions. They are not only the most professional musicians I have seen, but they are more passionate about what they do than anyone I know. They truly love what they do and it shows! Their interaction with the guests of the event is amazing to watch and their musicianship is unparalleled. So, if you want extraordinary entertainment at your event that people will talk about for years, book Ike & Martin! Rob Morse.