Neil Dixon Smith Reviews

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56 Reviews for Neil Dixon Smith

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
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  • Value 5.0
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    Taylor Brisk · Getting married on 03/02/2021

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    He is a must hire!

    We hired Neil for our wedding. He played for cocktail hour as well as during the ceremony. He did such an incredible job and we got so many compliments on hiring him! He was easy and fun to work with. HIGHLY recommend!

    Sent on 02/19/2020
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    Shayne Moore · Married on 04/08/2020

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    Thank you!!

    Neil helped us out in a bind when my son decided to plan a wedding in 10 days! Neil was perfect and helped make a delightful, professional, warm day. Thank you, Neil!

    Sent on 08/04/2020
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    Janet Kattah · Married on 10/13/2019

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    Fabulous Guitarist!

    What an amazingly talented guitarist. His repertoire seemed boundless! We used him for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Classical pieces were played for the ceremony. During the cocktail hour he played current pop pieces, classical Spanish guitar and Argentinian and Colombian ballads and current Latin pieces. In short, we could not have been more pleased. All our guests commented how much they enjoyed his music! You will not be disappointed if you hire Neil Dixon Smith!

    Sent on 10/21/2019
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    Laura Uhlir · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Best guitarist! Made our day even more special!

    Neil is incredibly talented, thoughtful and one heck of a guitar player. He made our day even more special and everyone love his music and his energy! Would book him again to be sure :) thank you Neil!

    Sent on 09/30/2019
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    360 Creative Management Group, Llc · Married on 09/18/2019

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    Awesome talent

    I am the Managing Partner for a Corporate Event Marketing Production Company. I used Neil in both a social and corporate setting. He is the top of any entertainment
    application for any event project we produce. - AWESOME TALENT! Look no further.

    Sent on 09/18/2019
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    Alyson Stewart · Married on 09/13/2019

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    Simply fantastic!

    I have hired Neil to play for several private parties. Not fancy parties but casual parties. His Playing is so beautiful and melodic I have had several guests say they felt like they were “in a movie.” His tunes are perfectly entertaining without overwhelming.

    Sent on 09/19/2019
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    Sarah B · Married on 08/24/2019

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    Great entertainer

    Very happy with Neil and his drumming partner. Lively beautiful music that did not overpower and allowed all our guests to mingle and enjoy themselves. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 09/17/2019
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    Zhulmira Paredes · Married on 08/18/2019

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    Talented and passionate musician!

    We saw Neil perform at the Great Wedding Recyclery and got his contact info. After we reached out to him via email, he offered to meet with us and play for us. We had a few musical genres in mind and on the spot, Neil was able to play them for us. We were sold! We hired Neil to perform during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Neil is a true professional and so flexible. He was able to fulfill our requests for specific songs to be played during the processional and then had free reign to "do his thing" during cocktail hour. We got so many compliments from our guests. Having live music, even if just for the ceremony/cocktail hour, really elevated the feel of our wedding. With his reasonable rates, you really can't go wrong hiring Neil. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 08/26/2019
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    Jenna Rizzo Mattuck · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour

    We had an outdoor wedding at Redfield estate at the Grove… Neil did the ceremony and cocktail hour music. He could not have done any better! It was exactly as I wanted and we received many compliments on his performance. I highly recommend using Neil Dixon Smith for your event! He helped make my perfect day!

    Sent on 06/27/2019
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    Jenna Rizzo Mattuck · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Wedding Ceremony

    Neil played my wedding ceremony and did an amazing job! I could not have imagined better service! He was professional before, during, and after my wedding. I had an "odd" song request and he absolutely delivered!

    Sent on 07/30/2019
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    Claudia · Married on 06/07/2019

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    Romantic elegance music!

    Please hire Neil asap. He did such a fantastic job at our wedding. I received so many compliments on the music during our ceremony and cocktail hour.

    In addition, he made it so easy to work with. As a semi-indecisive individual I rely on his professional experience to help guide the music selections.

    Really do yourself a favor and book him right away. Thank you Neil!

    Sent on 07/01/2019
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    Erin Daubert · Married on 12/08/2018

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    Perfect Vibe

    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.

    Sent on 01/08/2019
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    Lauren W · Married on 10/06/2018

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    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!

    Sent on 11/30/2018
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    Andrew · Married on 09/01/2018

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    We were very happy with Neil's work playing for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We planned our wedding in Chicago from LA; Neil was very accommodating and setup a FaceTime session with us so that we could sample his music. He accommodated our song selections without hesitation and even provided a microphone for us to use during our ceremony. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 09/04/2018
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    Sarah · Married on 08/11/2018

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    Neil did our ceremony and cocktail hour music. He was very easy to work with and super responsive to all of our questions and requests. From the start, he helped us make music selections that best suited our day and venue. The music was beautiful and it set the perfect ambiance for our wedding - we received so many compliments from our guests! We highly recommend Neil for any wedding!

    Sent on 08/14/2018
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    Braelyn · Married on 07/28/2018

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    What can I say? Neil is the real deal! Our wedding was this past Saturday and we have received soo many compliments. Neil performed at our ceremony and it could not have been more perfect. Romantic, calm, relaxing and just beautiful. He is super easy to work with extremely flexible! He really just wants to make sure he’s doing whatever he can to make your big day as special as you deserve. Thank you so much Neil! We are so happy that you were apart of our celebration. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

    Sent on 08/03/2018
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    Samir · Married on 06/09/2018

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    Neil was wonderful to work with - supremely reliable and flexible....we had a wedding which was looking like it was going to be moved inside and then ended up being outside, and he rolled with it and helped our guests experience a seamless ceremony.

    Sent on 06/12/2018
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    Krissie · Married on 06/09/2018

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    We can't say enough positive things about Neil. We reached out to Neil looking for someone to play some tunes at the beginning and end of our wedding ceremony. He was incredibly responsive from the get-go and so helpful in working together to figure out what types of music to play. We added a ton of complexity as we asked Neil to coordinate all of the A/V and equipment that would need to be shared with our officiant, friends who played a song during the ceremony, and the band who was DJing for cocktail hour afterwards. Neil went out of his way to provide extra equipment and coordinate with a bunch of different people to make it a seamless experience. If that wasn't complicated enough, there was inclement weather, and Neil brought equipment back and forth between inside and out, as we tried to figure out if we could have our ceremony outside or not. While he was inside, he took it upon himself to play some amazing background music, while our guests enjoyed an early cocktail hour, given that the ceremony was delayed by a missing bus of guests. He did this all himself, and then coordinated moving everything back outside to get everything re-setup when the rain passed, and we could actually begin the ceremony. Amazing experience, we can't say enough for how great of a day Neil made it for us!!! Oh and I almost forgot, NEIL IS AN AMAZING PERFORMER who all of our guests raved about.
    ~ Krissie and Joe, 6/9/18

    Sent on 06/12/2018
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    Bob · Married on 05/12/2018

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    Neil was outstanding. He played our May 12, 2018 wedding and was all we could have wanted. The music quality was excellent, he was flexible (accompanied a solo with my mom and brother), responsive, professional and even better in person than what I'd heard on his sound cloud. I was slightly nervous because I'd found him on-line and had never heard him live; suffice to say I'd absolutely recommend him and would hire him again. PS - ours was a Pride wedding, and he made that seamless for us as well. Top notch all around.

    Sent on 05/14/2018
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    Erika · Married on 05/05/2018

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    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.

    Sent on 05/23/2018
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    Laura · Married on 03/04/2018

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    Just so happy that we hired Neil. We had an unconventional wedding -- surprising all of our guests who thought they were stopping by to see our house rehab in progress. He played as the guests arrived; the room was festive and full of energy. As the time for the ceremony approached, he segued into a couple of classical pieces that we'd chosen from his website. He plays beautifully, has such a warm presence, and knew just what to do to make our day perfect.

    Sent on 03/07/2018
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    Beth · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Neil did such a fantastic job at our wedding! I swear his music calmed me down. :) I would most definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you Neil for making our day so special!

    Sent on 10/24/2017
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    Allison · Married on 10/14/2017

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    Neil is awesome to work with. He is extremely passionate about music and made us confident he would make our day perfect!

    Sent on 10/23/2017
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    Kristin · Married on 09/30/2017

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    Neil provided the music for our garden wedding ceremony. He was professional, prompt, reliable, and easy to communicate with during the planning process. He accommodated our specific song requests with ease, and was happy to fill the rest of the time with his own unique selections. He's an extremely talented guitarist and our family & friends raved to us about his music at our ceremony. We are so happy that we found him, and we would strongly recommend him for any event!!

    Sent on 10/02/2017