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Renee · Married on 10/22/2016
Daniel is a wonderful guitarist and helped us with the music we wanted for our son's ceremony. He was a pleasure to work with and was prompt in replying to our emails and phone calls.
Cindy · Married on 06/01/2014
The music of Daniel Fries set the tone for our recent wedding. Daniel and his musical team created an unforgettable ambiance for our special day! From the time guests entered the courtyard of our venue, through the processional and recessional, every piece was expertly played. Daniel continued to play during our cocktail reception – held outside in a grove of trees. Every guest commented on how beautiful the guitar selections were, particularly many of the original pieces, and how the music transported them to the Mediterranean – exactly the feeling we wanted to create!
Jessica · Married on 05/03/2014
Hiring Daniel Fries was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. My wife loves Flamenco guitar and after a bit of online research, we found Daniel. He was incredibly prompt and professional in his communication and was able work with our budget. He even sent samples for us to listen to and choose from. During our ceremony, instead of traditional or DJ music, Daniel played the most beautiful solo guitar music while everyone walked down the aisle. Then during cocktail hour, he was joined by his rhythm guitarist and they played AMAZING flamenco music. It was so beautiful, etherial, and most importantly, unique - many guests commented on how incredible they were. If you're looking for something memorable to include in your wedding, I would DEFINITELY suggest booking these guys!
richard · Married on 02/08/2014
A fantastic compliment to our wedding party, Daniel played as part of a trio that fit snugly into the lively atmosphere and played with a wonderful flow of Latin influenced acoustic music to suite both the energy and the environment . These are top class musicians and many at the wedding would have paid good money to see them live. We had the privileged of enjoying a 2 hour plus set including relaxing ambient tunes and upbeat Latin dance numbers that made us dance. Great memories and I can highly recommend Daniel and co. Thanks guys !
User3635599 · 2+ years ago
Daniel Fries' duo really added to the ambiance of our ceremony and the outdoor portion of our reception. Everyone seemed to enjoy the music, which was beautiful, and we received numerous compliments afterwards. Daniel was a pleasure to coordinate with and the musicians were very professional throughout the set. Highly recommended.
Tracy · Married on 09/27/2013
I'm about to cry just writing this post because the ceremony music was just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! We just got married last month and we hired Daniel for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Firstly, months before the wedding, I requested a song for him to learn as our processional. He did it, no problem. Then about a month before the wedding, I decided I wanted my own song for when I walked down the aisle. I sent him a couple samples of what I wanted, no sheet music and BOOM. No problem. Cut to the ceremony: I just absolutely died at how beautiful he sounded and it truly truly truly made the start to our wedding just magical. Words can't even begin to express.
If you want your guests and yourself, even, to be wowed at an event, hire DANIEL!!
He was responsive, professional, prompt and so incredibly flexible, and not to mention, ridiculously talented!!
Sarah · Married on 09/21/2013
Daniel and his group, Trio Paz, are wonderful and will make your event one to remember! They played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour a couple of weeks ago and we could not have been happier! They gratuitously agreed to learn three songs for the ceremony, their renditions of which were beautiful. And their unique sound was the perfect backdrop to the cocktail hour.
Daniel was also a pleasure to work with! He was extremely responsive, despite being the father of a newborn. Daniel, many many thanks from Nick and me for making our day so special!
User3670263 · 2+ years ago
Daniel Fries and his partner performed beautifully during my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were very open to playing anything and they gave us great suggestions. I'd recommend listening to some samples of their records to see if you like their music as much as we did. They were also very professional and punctual.
Amanda · Married on 08/10/2013
Trio Paz did a truly outstanding job playing at my outdoor garden wedding last summer. Not only did Daniel go above and beyond and willingly agree to learn three customized new songs for our wedding ceremony (one of which he even provided me the audio file for afterwards!) but they also brought an extra mic for us to use throughout the day at no extra charge, and accompanied us live for our first dance...guitars, drums and all! The Spanish guitar provided a classy accompaniment for our ceremony, and the lively, upbeat and cultural feel of the reception music had everyone smiling, laughing and feeling the spirit of love and joy all day. Daniel was great to work with. He was professional, punctual, organized, friendly, and really came through in every way. Every time I listen to Trio Paz's music now I am filled with so much happiness and priceless memories. Countless friends and family have commented over the months on how perfectly the music set the tone for the perfect wedding day. I am forever grateful! :-)
Anne · Married on 06/15/2013
Daniel Fries and his group played flamenco guitar for our ceremony at SF City Hall and it was magical! Their music sounded so beautiful in that space. During the planning stages, Daniel was super helpful and worked with us to pick out the best songs to play during the ceremony from his repertoire. Daniel also worked with us to provide unique music during our cocktail hour - we wanted 2 flamenco guitar players with a tabla player and he delivered! He found the perfect tabla player to complement his guitar style. Our guests loved the combination and the music set the mood for the rest of the evening. We highly recommend Daniel Fries!!
Corey · Married on 06/01/2013
Daniel Fries was one of the best decisions we made during the course of setting up our wedding. During the month's leading up to the wedding, he was very responsive and enthusiastic about our event and was careful to listen and to consider all the details which we communicated.
Our guests were touched by their ceremony music, and wow-ed by their cocktail reception performance. Which is exactly what we wanted! I would highly recommend him to anyone else!!
john · Married on 05/18/2013
Great responsiveness, communication prior to event. Timely, friendly, unobtrusive on day of. Flexible with requests. Great music! Clear contract, good value. Thanks for the memories!
Tanith · Married on 04/27/2013
Daniel was AMAZING. His music is dreamy and I strongly recommend to have him play all night. I didn't want his luscious music to stop! He knew when to play a soft romantic song, and when to add a little spice. It was a decadent treat to have him play for us on our wedding day... and he far exceeded our expectations. So beautiful!!!! Thank you! Thank you! One of the smartest decisions I made was hiring him for our small intimate wedding reception. Also we downloaded all of Daniel's songs (on his website) to incorporate in our wedding video - too fantastic. :)
Michael · Married on 09/22/2012
TRIO PAZ is an amazing Flamenco/Latin music band, and the perfect touch for any wedding. For our wedding, we wanted FUN, romantic, and just great music, and that’s exactly what we got… PLUS. They have an engaging stage presence!
We can’t thank Daniel Fries enough, who was extremely responsive, flexible and professional. For the ceremony, we asked for specific songs to be played, and Daniel was always very positive and responsive (always responding same day).
Several guests (including my dad and sister in-laws) were asking when Trio Paz was playing next. We can’t wait to see their next show. Michael Johnson, a satisfied Groom.
Mandy · Married on 09/02/2012
Ahead of the wedding Daniel communicated well and in a timely way so I was confident he understood the needs of my bride and groom. On the day he showed up early, was responsive to requests and played beautifully
Laura · Married on 09/01/2012
Daniel Fries and Trio Paz was an absolute pleasure to work with, and they made my wedding very special. It was very easy to communicate with the band; they were both kind and professional during preparations for the wedding, as well as on the big day. Most importantly, the music was amazing! I received a number of compliments from guests after the wedding in regards to how perfect the music was. They are very talented musicians, and everybody was quite impressed with their skill level. You could tell they were very serious musicians, who love playing music, and love playing together. Trio Paz helped set the mood throughout my wedding day… They played a lovely Spanish song during the ceremony. Then they played beautifully throughout the reception (flamenco as well as gypsy music and some Brazilian music). They played softly when it was appropriate, and then kicked it up to a more lively style for the dancing. It was perfect, and I could not have asked for a better band. Thank you Trio Paz!!!
Danielle · Married on 08/11/2012
Trio Paz played for our wedding in Carmel Valley. They were absolutely fantastic music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. Guests were raving about them! We received countless complements about the music. After their dinner set, they received a standing ovation from the guests. We hope to find an occasion to hire them again, they were that amazing. Totally professional, on-time and absolutely delivered. I would recommend them to anyone.
Matt · Married on 08/05/2012
Daniel was a pleasure to work with and provided the perfect musical ambiance that made our ceremony memorable for us and our guests. Thanks again Daniel, we will certainly be using you for future events!
Matt & Nicole Carreira
User2583601 · 2+ years ago
Daniel (and a co-musician) performed the ceremony and cocktail reception music at our outdoor wedding in California (summer 2012). I can't over-emphasize the beauty of the acoustic guitar music, as performed by Daniel et al.--our guests appreciated and commented on the elegance of the sounds. We enjoyed working with Daniel--he's very approachable, professional, and responsive on e-mail. At our request, Daniel arranged and learned a composition we requested for our ceremony recessional. The arrangement was lovely--Daniel took a piece that was written for 3+ guitars and made it work for a guitar duo. We've listened to a number of live guitar ensembles around the San Francisco Bay Area, and Daniel tops our list. We enjoyed working with this talented musician for our wedding, and we're always on the lookout for his live performances in town. Easily five stars (plus!), and all of the superlatives for Daniel! Thank you for filling our wedding with such memorable acoustic guitar music.
User2514017 · 2+ years ago
Daniel Fries did an amazing job playing Spanish guitar for our Spanish-style wedding! He was professional, personable, and always responded to any questions we had quickly. We would use Daniel Fries and Trio Paz again!
Meredith · Married on 05/11/2012
Daniel and his partner were a joy to hear (and to see-both very handsome!) He was incredibly accomodating, as we decided on Monday to have our wedding that Friday. The music was vibrant, fun, and very beautifully played. A number of our guests commented on how wonderful it was.
Christian · Married on 04/28/2012
When we decided that we wanted live music for our outdoor wedding ceremony and wine cave reception at Calistoga Ranch in Napa, we knew we wanted something unique, spontaneous and romantic. To say that our experience with Trio Paz met these expectations would be an understatement. Trio Paz truly captured both the thoughtful and celebratory atmospheres we were hoping for. Can you ask for anything more?
Our initial meeting with Daniel was great. He got to know us and our personalities, listened to our vision, gave us great ideas to refine it, and ultimately made it so easy to relax and not worry about the music and our guests enjoying themselves. Throughout the entire process, Daniel was extremely professional, responsive and well-organized. All terms were agreed upon by contract. Communications were frequent when necessary and always helpful.
To sum up, we can't put a price on the value that Trio Paz gave us. All the guys were so talented our guests felt like they experienced a performance, party and wedding all in one evening. But if I had to, I'd say that we got a GREAT value for unforgettable evening. Without hesitation, I would enthusiastically recommend Trio Paz for your wedding!
Mollie · Married on 04/21/2012
Daniel was fantastic to work with. We hired him with one other guitarist to play as a duo for our outdoor ceremony a couple of weeks ago. From the very beginning, he was easy to communicate with and always quick to get back to me. He gave several suggestions of music for the ceremony (with audio samples) and also said he could work with any ideas that we had for the music. We ended up letting him choose the music and don't regret it for a second. The music was perfect. It was beautiful and set the mood without being cheesy or distracting. Multiple guests told us later how much they enjoyed the music. I highly recommend working with Daniel & co. I think they would also be great for cocktail hour.
Danielle · Married on 02/18/2012
Trio Paz was an excellent choice! They music selection was wonderful and they played beautifully. They truly added to my wedding reception. If I ever have another occasion where I require live music, I'll definitely book Trio Paz again!
K · Married on 09/17/2011
Daniel got back to me right away by email and we worked out a plan for our outdoor event. Since the venue didn't allow amplified music, the duo played a beautiful acoustic set for our outdoor reception.