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Tiffany · Married on 10/06/2018
Brandt brings energy, passion and talent!
One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was hiring Brandt as our ceremony and cocktail hour musician. He brought energy, passion and talent to our wedding. I have two favorite memories from working with him. The first was when we first connected. I was sitting on a bench on Lafayette Street in New York while face-timing Brandt, and he was playing different versions of my wedding ceremony song that he learned specifically for me. The second was when I walked out to my wedding cocktail hour and looked over to see Brandt and his percussionist just having the time of their lives, playing with contagious energy for our wedding guests. I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him and experienced his music on such a special day in my life.Sent on 12/04/2018
Blake · Married on 12/01/2018
Amazing music and fantastic addition to our wedding
From the first phone call to the follow up after the wedding, Brandt was top notch. He played amazing music for our 275 guests and everyone loved him. They talked about some songs he played for weeks after the wedding. He really added a great live music feature to our cocktail hour and people very much enjoyed that while enjoying their cocktails. The guy shreds on the guitar and his percussionist also played the large bongos well! Would highly recommend using Brandt for your event!Sent on 01/14/2019
Mari · Married on 10/20/2018
Magical and exquisite!
Brandt makes a “special “ occasion “magical”! If every vendor could be as professional and kind as Brandt, the world would certainly be a better place. It was my pleasure and honor to work with Brandt. You would be amiss not to have him!Sent on 11/10/2018
Giovanna Purdom · Married on 09/23/2018
Romantic Music for a Perfect Dream Wedding
Brandt's talent with music is extraordinary. He worked with us to craft exactly what we wanted on our wedding day and blended it to fit our scene, theme and personalities. He played Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis, and it was so beautiful, emotional, romantic even with just one guitar. He even learned a new song for us, Sugar by Maroon 5, which turned out soo pretty, up beat, and exactly what I was going for as we closed out the ceremony. He gave us beautiful romantic music from ceremony to the cocktail hour and to the end of the last dance. Delivered his promises perfectly, and even managed our playlist at reception. I cannot say enough good things! Thank you Brandt!Sent on 11/14/2018
Mary McCarthy · Married on 08/31/2018
Breathtaking is the way I can describe this band. Their music is simply amazing and they are great talented people. Highly recommended.Sent on 10/19/2018
Kara · Married on 07/05/2018
Brandt was so wonderful he is very responsive and took the time to go over music selections with my husband and I for our wedding. He is super talented and all of the guests loved him. We also hired his co worker to play violin she was exquisite as well. Thank you Brandt !!!Sent on 07/14/2018
Lauren · Married on 06/30/2018
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Brandt was absolutely amazing, and truly went above and beyond to make our day special. He was professional and so easy to work with during our planning conversations. He took time to get to know us as a couple, listened to our wants and expectations, and then exceeded them! We had a guitar and strings duo play during our pre-ceremony, ceremony, and cocktail hour. Our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the music was! He also reached out following the wedding to personally thank us and share how kind our families and guests had been to him on the big day. Brandt will help make your wedding or event special with his amazing talent!Sent on 10/24/2018
Barbara · Married on 06/22/2018
Brandt is worth every single penny! If you’re looking for a talented and professional musician, look no further! He recently played at our wedding and he was amazing! He set the perfect mood for our wedding. All the guests had nothing but great things to say about him. While I walked down the aisle, he played Can’t Help Falling in Love and it was perfect! My husband, whom is not so easily impressed, loved him! You will not regret hiring him for your event, Brandt is simply the best!Sent on 07/01/2018
Stas · Married on 09/02/2017
We loved having Brandt and his violinist Reiko play during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on Sept. 2nd, 2017 in Malibu. We were very meticulous about every single detail of our wedding and music was especially important for us as a lot of professional musicians were guests at our wedding. Brandt was first recommended to us by a few people but we assumed that he does mostly Spanish guitar and that was not the vibe that we had in mind for our wedding but upon further discussion, Brandt offered to cater the music style to our particular taste and played more of a contemporary playlist but also added his own flair, personality, and creativity. I had countless friends tell me how amazing Brandt's guitar playing was and how he was able to create the perfect ambiance for our wedding day.Sent on 09/12/2017
Aside from Brandt's mesmerizing orchestration and guitar playing, I loved every interaction that we had. My wife was not involved in the planning of the ceremony music because Brandt and I wanted to surprise her with our music selection and orchestration during the ceremony. Once we were pronounced husband and wife, my wife actually started crying during the recessional once she heard what Brandt was playing. We can honestly say that Brandt has become a friend during this process and we were not only happy to have him and Reiko there on our wedding day because of their beautiful playing but also because we were able to share the day with them as our new friends! Do yourself a favor and hire Brandt. It was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding. Thank you Brandt!
Ashley · Married on 06/02/2017
We found Brandt last minute for our wedding and it was like he was meant to be for us :)! He is very talented, his music is beautiful and all of our guests (including our venue) loved having him perform. If you're looking for beautiful and great quality music for any event I would highly recommend Brandt.Sent on 06/16/2017
Karissa · Married on 04/01/2017
Music sets the tone for an event and I am SO LUCKY to have had Brandt do that for our wedding ceremony! He recommended and played beautiful songs that our guests raved about. And truly incredible…he did a custom rendition of a classic rock song, per my request, and made it sweet and romantic so that I could walk down the aisle to it! Adding to the amazingness, he prepared it quickly, he only had about 2 weeks notice prior to our wedding! Our wedding was on the beach near a loud highway so speaker set up was tricky but Brandt handled all of it for us, including bringing an extra microphone so that our vows could be heard by all of our 120 guests. He goes above and beyond. He is incredibly talented, yet kind and humble. I can’t say enough about him, he is exceptional in every way. If you need event music, look no further, Brandt is your guy! Thank you Brandt, you’re the best!Sent on 06/18/2017
abe121980 · Married on 03/23/2017
great work!!! very creative!! !!Sent on 12/25/2016
Sandra · Married on 01/28/2017
Brandt is SO TALENTED!!! He plays beautiful music and his percussionist complimented our "vibe" perfectly for cocktail hour and ceremony. He understood exactly what we wanted, and recommended some great song selections for us, which we ultimately used. He was easy-going, timely and made the ceremony/ my walk down the aisle so meaningful! Thanks Brandt!Sent on 03/07/2017
David · Married on 10/22/2016
We hired Brandt Jacobus for our October 2016 vineyard wedding in Temecula Valley and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Brandt is an extremely talented musician who worked with my wife and I to customize our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception party music. Planning for a wedding can be very stressful but Brandt made the process so easy. After our initial phone conversation I could tell he was a true professional. We also leveraged Brandt to provide a percussionist during our cocktail hour and we got nothing but positive comments from our guests. Instead of hiring a DJ we decided to create our own dance mix and Brandt was able to provide his Bose music / PA system that had incredible sound for the party. If you are looking for a talented musician who is courteous, professional and knows what they are doing, then Brandt is your guy. 5-stars all the way.Sent on 02/08/2017
Danny & Elissa · Married on 10/15/2016
Brandt absolutely crushed it for our wedding. Not much else to say. If you're looking for a skilled live musician for your ceremony/cocktail hour, he knows how to work with the couple, read the mood, and play like a pro. Book this guy if you want something special for your wedding. Thanks Brandt!Sent on 12/06/2016
Gina · Married on 08/14/2016
Brandt was a great recomendation from our amazing wedding planner -Holly Stein from Simply Sweet Weddings- and we couldn't have been happier! He was so easy to work with a picked out the perfect songs for our ceremony! We plan to work with him again in the near future!Sent on 09/22/2016
Lorena · Married on 07/09/2016
I can't say enough wonderful things about Brandt and his gorgeous guitar work. Hiring Brandt was a last minute decision and surprise by my (now) husband. His muci added such a beautiful, classic touch to the ceremony. We still listen to his tracks on Soundcloud one month after the wedding day.... can't get enough! In addition to his guitar work being beautiful, Brandt is such a kind and lovely person. After we first reached out to him, he called us to play some music options (via live guitar over the phone!), which really made a difference.Sent on 08/02/2016
I am so happy that Brandt played at our wedding, and I highly recommend that those looking for a classy, and classic musical vibe to their ceremony/cocktail hour get in touch with him, fast!
Shikha · Married on 06/18/2016
Brandt is awesome! We asked Brandt to perform prior to our reception last year. Our guests loved his music and raved about his skills on his guitar. He set the tone for our cocktail our and reception. My husband is fan of guitar music and after listening to Brandt's work online, he said we HAD to have him perform. Brandt responded right away, and his booking process was as smooth as possible. His correspondence via email is excellent. I would highly recommend him for any wedding related event.Sent on 06/28/2017
Amanda · Married on 04/30/2016
Brandt performed acoustic guitar for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at La Venta Inn on 4/30/16. He did an amazing job! I loved the romantic sound of the acoustic guitar as I walked down the aisle, and I heard many wonderful comments from the guests. We met with Brandt in person, months before the wedding, to hear him play in person - he is such a nice person, very professional, plays beautifully, and oozes passion for what he does! Closer to the wedding date we fine tuned what songs we would use for the various parts of the ceremony. I loved the experience and would highly recommend Brandt!Sent on 09/23/2016
Adrianna · Married on 04/10/2016
Brant was phenomenal! He was so amazing in the patience and effort he put in to the preparation for our big day! I found a song that I fell in love with and wanted to walk down the aisle to, but it was a piano solo. Brandt was so talented that on short notice he was able to learn the song and recreate it via guitar and truly capture the emotion in it. Brandt helped make our so special and provided our guests as well as my husband and I with such an emotional and romantic ambiance on our big day. The wedding can be so busy and pass you by so quickly, so the times that my husband and I heard our special songs and could just stop and take in the moment together, was incredible. We are forever grateful. Thank you Brandt!Sent on 05/03/2016
Alex · Married on 01/17/2016
I can’t recommend Brandt highly enough. This review is an understatement of his talent, unique ability to capture the emotion of a moment, and make any event so much more special.Sent on 01/21/2016
I’ve seen Brandt perform at 2 weddings, my best friend's 2 years ago and my own just a few days back. The 1st in 2013 was at the Adamson House in Malibu. The bride and groom looked amazing, the ceremony overlooked the ocean … but the only person guests talked about was Brandt. Literally. How well he played, how he was such a great fit for the wedding, how his music set the perfect tone for the night.
So when my wife and I started planning a wedding a few months ago he was our first call. And while it had a different feel than my friend's wedding – it was at Eveleigh in WeHo for 140 people - we wanted the same amazing music for our ceremony and reception. And Brandt blew it out of the park.
First he’s incredibly professional and responsive. Over the course of 1 shorrt call during which he played for us the options, we picked our processional/recessional songs. And we decided to leave the rest of the music for the guest welcome and cocktail hour completely to his discretion. Which was the right call - he has so much experience that it didn't make sense for us to interfere. He has a great feel for every event, his audience, for the pace and whether he needs to play something soft or vibrant, quick or slow, and in which genre.
He showed up early, set everything up way before guests arrived, and played incredibly throughout the night - and from separate locations for the welcome/cocktail hour and ceremony. The emotions of the evening, the overwhelmingly positive feelings of our family and friends who celebrated with us, he captured all of that with his guitar. He made a lot of fans on Sunday night. A lot. And on a personal note, I'm incredibly grateful that he provided such a memorable soundtrack for the best day of my life.
Marina · Married on 11/14/2015
When I first started looking for ceremony & cocktail hour music I immediately decided I did not want something traditional and I also knew it would be close to impossible for me to figure out what I wanted to play. I wanted a professional whose sound I loved and who could just play something incredibly beautiful without me having to micromanage or pick songs. I absolutely love Spanish guitar music so I decided I would look for a Spanish guitar player. When I came across Brandt's website I I realized he was exactly what I was looking for. I immediately fell in love with his style and the ease with which he played. It seemed effortless for him and that he was truly loving the art he was creating. Talking to him and planning the day never felt like work, it was a very smooth experience. I didn't think I would have been able to afford to have him play at my wedding given his very impressive clientele but he totally worked with me on the price. All of my guests raved about his music and it was truly my favorite part of the wedding! I wish I could have had him play longer!Sent on 01/27/2016
Lauren · Married on 09/26/2015
As soon as I heard one of Brandt’s sample songs, I knew I wanted him for our wedding. I was thrilled to find out that he was available for our date and I’m so glad that we chose him. Brandt was amazing to work with for many reasons; he’s quick to respond to emails, personable, easy-going, and very professional. When I contacted him, I asked if he would be able to learn a specific song, and not only did he say yes, but he was excited to learn it. He is truly passionate about what he does and it absolutely comes through in his music and demeanor. On top of all that, he came early to set up his equipment and warm up- always a plus on the day of! He played beautifully and one of our only regrets from the day was that we didn’t get to hear him play more. I highly recommend Brandt for any event that needs beautiful music.Sent on 10/28/2015
Amanda · Married on 09/12/2015
If it were possible to give Brant a 6 out of 5 I certainly would. His music is absolutely sublime and was the perfect soundtrack to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We were not surprised when several of our guests were so impressed they asked for his contact details.Sent on 10/07/2015
Brandt was prompt and responsive and reacted perfectly to unexpected situations like a guest passing out from heat stroke next to him, and the wedding coordinator forgetting to start the ceremony.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brandt Jacobus to anyone. He's a guitar hero and a total gem!
Ana · Married on 08/01/2015
Brandt performed at my wedding on August 1, 2015 at Bella Collina in San Clemente, CA. His suggestions for the music to be played for the guest arrival, wedding party and bride were all amazing and selected by him since my fiancee (now husband) and I couldn't make a decision. My guest were surprised and amazed when they heard a Spanish guitar playing for my ceremony and cocktail hour instead of the traditional wedding music, and I have to say that was the best decision ever made since I still have friends and family that continue to talk about "the guitarist". I have recommended him to many others and will continue to do so. Thank you again Brandt for the beautiful performance.Sent on 02/19/2016