Weddings

Matthew Sowersby

Ayer, MA View map

About

As a full-time musician based in the Greater Boston area, Matthew Sowersby works as a freelance guitarist, music educator, and songwriter. He plays for a wide range of events including weddings, parties, bridal showers, fundraisers, corporate events, and memorial services. Matthew currently teaches guitar and bass at the Music Academy of Chelmsford.

Matthew studied classical guitar with Richard Schilling at UMass Lowell, where he participated in a master class with the world-renowned guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk and received the Michael Anderson Memorial Scholarship and the Elin J. Stene Scholarship in Music. In 2013, Matthew earned bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Music Business graduating with departmental honors in performance. Matthew is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Music Education.

Matthew has performed at a number of concert and event venues including the Portsmouth Music Hall, where he played in the orchestra backing Jackie Evancho. He performed a solo concert at the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA last year. There he presented a unique multimedia interpretation of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, which he released as a digital EP.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$375

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Guitar

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals

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    A beautiful part of the wedding

    Matt was amazing to work with! He was very communicative, and gave us a clear contract to work with. As professional musicians ourselves, we wanted to incorporate music in the ceremony in a way that we wouldn't have to think about- Matt was perfect for this. He was completely professional, playing beautifully before and during the ceremony. Lots of compliments from our guests!
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    Emily Married on 06/11/2016
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    As a professional flutist, it meant a lot to me that my wedding music be unique and performed beautifully, and Matt completely surpassed my expectations. Matt was responsive, helpful and easy to work with throughout the process. I was married in a Catholic Church with picky music director, but Matt was incredibly flexible with our music selections, even learning/arranging 3 pieces I requested that he hadn't played before. He sent me previews of how the music would sound, and accommodated my requests for faster/slower tempos. Matt's playing for my wedding ceremony was beautiful, and I would highly recommend him!
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    Susan Event on: 01/14/2016
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    Matthew was better than I was expecting! His music was excellent and everyone commented on how they enjoyed it! He responded quickly to my emails, arrived on time, and is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to using him again and can't wait to hear more of his beautiful music.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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PO Box 152 Ayer, MA, 01432
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