Derek Macrae

Toronto Guitarist


Wedding guests laughing and ceremony musician at Kortright Centre

Clients' Comments


"Derek recently provided the music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend! He even took the time to learn a specific song we wanted played!"

Erin and Eric - St. Catharines
July 6, 2019

"Derek was amazing at our ceremony at the RBG. He was very professional and really easy to work with for planning. His playing was perfect for the mood and atmosphere and sounded excellent. Thanks for making such a great impact on our day!"

Google Review by Susan L.
Toronto
September 29, 2018

"Derek was amazing at our ceremony at the RBG. He was very professional and really easy to work with for planning. His playing was perfect for the mood and atmosphere and sounded excellent. Thanks for making such a great impact on our day!"

Google Review by Matt D.
Burlington
September 15, 2018

"On short notice we requested Derek to play at my fathers funeral service, not an easy task. Derek arrived very early, set up and was in place playing well before guests arrived, we also had requested he play some specific pieces as solos during the service and to work with the vocalist and pianist. Derek coordinated with the singer and pianist and accompanied them on some of the pieces which made for an amazingly beautiful combo, his solo pieces were outstanding and led to an overall perfect ambiance during the service. Very easy going and flexible, not to mention incredibly talented, I highly recommend Derek and commend his professionalism."

D. McAskill
September 1, 2018
review from gigsalad.com

"Derek was an amazing addition to our wedding ceremony and is a fantastic guitarist! He was prompt to reply to us when we were trying to book a guitarist, has an extensive song list, and even learned a recessional song for us last minute.... thoroughly enjoyed everything about this experience with Derek."

Google Review by Stephanie W.
Cheltenham, Ontario
June 9, 2018

"Derek was a pleasure to deal with. He performed for my daughter's wedding ceremony with preservice, processional and recessional music. Offered many different choices of music to suit our tastes. Very talented classical guitarist who made waiting for the ceremony more enjoyable for the guests. I would not hesitate to recommend Derek for any event."

Google Review by Susan N.
Oakville
May 16, 2018

Quality of Service: 5/5
Responsiveness: 5/5
Professionalism: 5/5
Value: 5/5
Flexibility: 5/5
Music: 5/5
"When it comes to Derek we just want to rave!!! What an amazing musician to work with. My wife found him through research online a month before our Wedding day. From the moment we met him, we felt comfortable with making him a part of our wedding. Even despite the short timeline at no point did he make us feel anxious unlike so many other vendors. Quite the opposite really, he was professional, polite, travelled to us to make it easier on our schedule, and was quite calming. So much so that we basically hired him on the spot. He responded to emails in a timely fashion, and did what he said he would in the same manner. We asked him to learn music for our ceremony, and he told us he would check it out and let us know whether he could pull it off. Pull it off he did. We really enjoyed working with him. We appreciated having someone who sounds so good, take a stress off of us the day of the wedding. Working with him was so easy. We love how he can take a rock/punk song and make it sound so classically pleasing for all ages to enjoy. We would work with him again in a heartbeat and thank him for all his good work!! We have told our friends, family, and strangers we have overheard planning weddings about Derek. Derek thank you for making our day so special with your amazing sound!!!! Sincerely, Ben and Carol"

Google Review by Ben Heath
Dec. 17, 2017

 

Derek performing in garden with suit jacket, cufflinks, and pocket square.

 

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