FAQ

 Deborah Zoe Photography

Deborah Zoe Photography

Q:  What types of events do you perform for?

A:  Whether as background music or as a featured performer, I play acoustic guitar and sing for:

  • Weddings (the following can be booked individually or combined for a longer booking)
    • Ceremony music (typically 60-75 minutes total - 30 minutes of prelude music while guests arrive, processional, bridal march, optional mid-ceremony music, recessional song, and then a few more songs while guests exit)
    • Cocktail hour music
    • Dinner music
    • First dance and/or parent dances
  • Proposals
  • Corporate events and functions
  • St. Patrick's Day parties and celebrations (solo or with additional Irish musicians)
  • Christmas events and concerts
  • Concerts for senior centers and assisted living homes
  • Birthday, anniversary, graduation, and other parties
  • Memorial and funeral services
  • Educational concerts for schools

 

DJ Service:  For smaller events, I'm also happy to DJ after my performance! I'm by no means a replacement for a real DJ, but on several occasions I've stuck around after performing so a couple could rely on me for my sound system to run a playlist, field requests, and make announcements. Let me know if this is something you might be interested in when you get in touch.

 

Q:  Do you take requests?

A:  I'm happy to take 1 special request per event (2 might be possible depending on the songs and the time of year), learned and arranged just for you. Songs can even be tailored and customized! All special requests are subject to my discretion, so I encourage clients to tell me before booking what they might have in mind.

I'm also happy to accompany a friend or family member who wants to sing as part of your event.

 

Q:  Do you only play solo?

Most of my bookings are solo, but I'm also available as a duo with my partner Jordan Santiago on mandolin, violin/fiddle and guitar. He can join me on any of my solo repertoire heard here, plus we can play bluegrass fiddle tunes together, too.

 

Q:  Do you have your own sound equipment?

A:  Yes! I use a Bose tower for gatherings such as cocktail hours and parties of 75-150 people, as well as a larger PA that works better for 150-200 person groups. For smaller parties and for ceremonies, I have a battery-powered guitar & voice amplifier (it can also be used in locations like beaches and parks where there is no access to power). For a nominal fee, I can provide an additional wireless handheld mic and speaker for your officiant.

 

Q:  Do you play for LGBTQ ceremonies?

A:  Of course!

 

Q:  Do you play for Catholic ceremonies?

A:  I occasionally do, but I'm not a standard choice for them. Many churches have a lot of restrictions on what material can be played, which cuts out the vast majority of my cover song repertoire. I'm also not familiar with the liturgical music that's often involved in the ceremony itself. I am happy to perform for Catholic weddings, but I strongly advise you to consult with your church's music director or your priest before hiring outside musicians.

 

Q:  We're still looking for an officiant/DJ/videographer/etc. Do you have any recommendations?

A:  Sure do! Here are some of the great folks I've worked with and highly recommend. Many of the photos in my wedding section come from various amazing New England wedding photographers - be sure to hover over them to see who snapped the shot!