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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.
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.
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Patrick and his band - AMAZING
don't hesitate - just do it!
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.