John Willingham is a professional wedding musician based in Atlanta, Georgia. He plays music that suits his clients' styles and personalities, with a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Metallica and Bach to The Beatles. John is also open to learning new songs and can play solo, or with a duo, trio, or in small groups. He considers it an honor to be selected by couples to play music on their wedding day and enjoys sharing his talents with the newlyweds and their guests.
John Willingham performs during cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, and receptions, where he also offers DJ services. This wedding musician can also bring in some of Atlanta's finest musicians to play jazz, pop, rock and more with a variety of instruments that include cello, guitar, flute and saxophone. The music services he offers include:
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Dawn Francis-Chewning · Married on 05/18/2019
True musician - talented, versatile - all the right stuff!
My daughter was married 5/18 and John played at the service. She had specific thoughts of music to play (Ed Sheeran) and John made it sound magical with acoustic guitar. John is incredibly versatile and very talented, making it all seem effortless (though I know the work that goes into it). He is my go to for special events and has been for quite some time. So very glad to have the opportunity to know him and call him friend.Sent on 08/02/2019
Paula · Married on 05/03/2019
Mother of the Groom
John absolutely exceeded all of our expectations!!! We are from Nashville and received John’s name from our rehearsal dinner venue. From the moment I first made contact he was amazing. At each inquiry he was responsive and went above and beyond to help create the type of music and environment we were looking for. We started out hiring him for the rehearsal dinner and ended up using him for the entire wedding weekend! We had a variety of different music requests and he was able to help with all types! Additionally, we had audio visual needs that he took care Of flawlessly! I cannot say enough positive things about John! If you are looking for someone with multi-talents, excellent communication and a pleasure to work with , John is the one!! I rarely write reviews, but this guy deserves more than 5 stars!Sent on 05/08/2019
John Willingham's reply:Paula, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for inviting me to be part of your weekend! It was such a pleasure to work with you and meet your family and friends. The rehearsal dinner and the ceremony were both so nice. It was a lot of fun working up new songs for the rehearsal dinner and I am always so thrilled when couples choose cello and guitar for their ceremony - I think it's such a beautiful sound. Please come back and visit us in Atlanta soon!
Katie Halstead · Married on 04/26/2019
John was the perfect guitarist for our small intimate wedding in the Gardens. He was easy to communicate with and sent over samples and set lists. He played acoustic instrumental guitar that added an incredible element to our wedding. Hire him!Sent on 04/29/2019
John Willingham's reply:Katie, thank you so much for your wonderful comments! It was such a pleasure joining you guys. I loved the fun songs you suggested, such great additions to my repertoire. Best wishes to you both!
John is a talented professional musician with many years of experience. He can add a classical ambiance to your wedding day or just some fun home spun music to get the party going. He is the best!
John was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was very prompt in his communications and flexible with the bride and groom as they selected and changed their ceremony music. He even sent a recording for us to use during the rehearsal. I would highly recommend John!