Neil Dixon Smith is a classical guitarist located in Chicago, Illinois. He also provides services to weddings throughout the local area, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. He has been part of the wedding industry since 2004 and specializes in providing ceremony and reception music. Neil has performed live for concerts and events of all kinds, but he finds a great personal meaning in playing for a wedding ceremony. He loves being the live soundtrack as two people join in marriage and feels honored each time he is able to do so.
Neil Dixon Smith offers high-quality service options to each couple. Neil seeks to make each couple's wedding moment profound, soulful and fun in hopes that his service will thoroughly contribute to the lifetime memories of the event. He can comfortably perform traditional wedding music or non-traditional selections. He is also very good at accommodating unique song requests.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Erika · Married on 05/05/2018
Neil was great to work with from the very beginning. He invited us to his place so we can listen to him before booking him, which was really nice in deciding whether or not we want to book him (we immediately said yes after listening to him!). Another unique experience we had with Neil was preparing for our first dance songs. After he suggested to sing for us, he immediately sent us a short clip of example. It was a great suggestion, not only he is a good singer but we also got to listen to the lyrics (which meant a lot for us). He ended up performing for all first dance, father daughter and mother son dances, and it was all awesome! We can't recommend him enough to anyone considering about having a live performer. We are 100% happy that we chose Neil.
Erin Daubert · Married on 12/08/2018
We booked Neil Dixon Smith to perform at our small wedding dinner reception. We had a total of 40 people attend the dinner and wanted an intimate feel and some live background music. I heard Neil perform at another event and knew he was perfect for the occasion. He set the tone for the evening and was a wonderful musical backdrop for the evening. I would love to book him for a future event, should I have the opportunity.
Lauren W · Married on 10/06/2018
Perfect acoustic guitar and awesome percussion duo!
We couldn't be happier with our choice to use Neil Dixon Smith for ceremony music and him + Janet (his percussionist) for our cocktail hour. Neil came to our house and played for us in the months leading up to our wedding so that we could actually hear the songs he might play. He recommended songs for all aspects of our ceremony and gave us multiple options - including a commitment to learn new music if we wanted - which was so helpful! After meeting with Neil and hearing his sound, we even planned a special spot in our ceremony where Neil just played acoustic guitar for 30 seconds. It was beautiful and gave us a chance to soak in entire moment - including looking out into our audience. We also hired Janet to do percussion with Neil during our cocktail hour and received multiple complements on the 'fun, energetic sound.' Overall, I would highly recommend Neil!
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I had the pleasure of working with Neil for the first time this evening. Charming, professional and talented, everyone enjoyed his beautiful music! I look forward to working with him again!