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Patrick Ross is a wedding musician in Newbury, Vermont, specializing in string instruments. Patrick is a seasoned professional who arrives three hours before every performance to set up his state-of-the-art equipment. An intuitive entertainer, he always reads the room before he starts playing, creating the perfect ambiance for you and your guests. He plays over seven string instruments, including violin, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitars, cello, and viola which can create a fantastic ambiance for both the ceremony and social hour. If you have something specific in mind for a key moment in your celebration, he will learn it and play a personal rendition just for you. His top priority is creating the right atmosphere for your occasion, facilitating those rare and beautiful moments of raw emotion.

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Patrick Ross plays music from an extensive repertoire of songs, including the likes of Queen, Phish, Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, and more. To get a sense of his songs, you can view his videos on his website, helping you decide what music your want for your special day. The music he plays throughout the day depends on your preferences and the mood of that particular moment. He also offers MC services, making necessary announcements and introducing people for toasts. Because he is first and foremost a musician, he is able to blend his violin and guitar to create a unique DJ style that keeps people on the dance floor ready for more. If you would like to add a live rhythm section to what Patrick does as a DJ, you get the best of both worlds.

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual MC
Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Amber Sent on 10/18/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Patrick was a true gem to find to play at our wedding. He came highly recommended by our wedding venue and after we chatted with him and saw a couple of his videos, we booked him! He is incredibly talented (and super humble). Patrick played our ceremony, including playing my requested song, his rendition of "Rise" by Eddie Vedder on violin as I walked down the aisle, and fiddled everyone down the hill to cocktail hour. We also hired a guitar player, a friend of Patrick's, to play with him for our cocktail hour and then Patrick DJ'd the night away for the reception. It was incredible, but especially when he fiddled along with the music. Our guests on the dance floor were in awe and stopped to watch him in the balcony. Guests came in from the bar to hear him play. It was so magical. Everyone has not stopped talking about how amazing that was. Patrick was one of the most easy going vendors we worked with for our wedding, a true professional and master of the fiddle for sure! Patrick was flexible, and when I had to make the call to have the ceremony outside when it was pouring rain, he was willing to still play outside with an umbrella. We are so happy we selected him and that he was able to work with us. I would highly recommend him!
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Amanda Sent on 10/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Patrick and his band - AMAZING

Patrick was a key figure in keeping our wedding organized and the day timely. He and his band absolutely killed it on the music front - so many follow up messages from friends and family saying how awesome it was, it was one of their favorite parts of the wedding. Having the ability to hear your favorite tracks with live instruments going along or in between songs was incredible! We had never been to a wedding with this style before and I don't think we can ever go back, ours set a new bar! If you're considering hiring Patrick and his band for your big day,
don't hesitate - just do it!
User2492018 Sent on 01/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Patrick was amazing. We booked him to play live violin/fiddle music during the ceremony and cocktail hour and then DJ during the reception. He played Moon River as the wedding party came out (at my request like a day beforehand, eek!) and Canon in D for the procession. I NEVER thought I wanted a musician at the wedding (thought it was too formal), but it was so perfect for our small, laid back outdoor wedding. He is a musician first-and-foremost, and we basically told him to play whatever he felt like as people were sitting down and as the recessional and during the cocktail hour. People were raving about him.

He set up to DJ the wedding and serve as the emcee, which he did well at. Our wedding was super small and all older and family members, and after the first dance the dance floor was abandoned to everyone talking to each other and catching up. He quickly adapted and started a background performance by combining DJ'd music with cleverly-played fiddle "overplaying" accompaniment which was really amazing. It fit the mood perfectly. He then surprised me by meeting us all at the impromptu bonfire and playing as people toasted marshmallows before heading to bed. I couldn't believe how flexible and seamless he made it.

I love that he is a musician who uses this to support himself, and felt good about supporting a small local business. I was not disappointed, and he made some of the most memorable moments.
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Vermont-born Patrick Ross doesn’t just play the fiddle—this unassuming master seems to sing the fiddle, or rather, the fiddle itself seems to sing soulfully in his strong and graceful hands. As he plays, he sometimes leans his head over, like a boy in his mother’s lap, listening quietly to the words of the stories being told to him. It’s easy to forget he’s playing at all—rather, we feel that he’s a conduit for phrases sung long ago in ancient languages. During performances, Patrick narrates in English, Quebecois, and a host of perfectly imitated accents he’s heard and naturally absorbed. A fifth-generation fiddler of French Canadian folk tunes, Patrick grew up bilingual in a close-knit family, in a tiny town on the border between the US and Canada. His ear is attuned to the sounds and contrasts of voices, cultures, and resiliency in trying times, and his music carries meaning more mature than any 30-something human has had time to invent. He’s a listener, and when he plays, we ride the memories of sound he recounts so effortlessly.

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