Alex G – Solo Guitar

Voted Best Instrumentalist of Atlanta for 2019 by Creative Loafing readers!

I play solo baritone guitar. The baritone guitar is lower in pitch than a regular guitar and has a rich, warm tone that is both relaxing and pleasing to the ear. The mellow, jazzy arrangements I perform on the baritone guitar provide excellent background music for receptions, cocktail parties, dinner parties, etc.

I have been playing guitar for over 25 years. With over twenty years of experience in the entertainment field, I have a confident understanding of what it means to be professional. I have toured and played in venues stretching across the continental United States and as a result, I have developed a relaxed, comfortable manner of interacting with people, both as clients and as audience members. My song list is long and varied, including many familiar melodies from a wide range of eras. I have performed as a solo act and as a bandleader in venues ranging from 30 seat establishments to festivals with audiences of over 1000 people. In short, I know what it means to be an accommodating, reliable entertainer who can ensure that your event will be a charming, memorable, and pleasant affair.

I prefer to arrive for engagements at least an hour ahead of time to set up and be ready to go at the established start time. My equipment is extremely minimal (one amplifier, one guitar) and I require very little space in which to setup. Once the performance begins at the appropriate time, I provide an easy-going, musical backdrop which can start and stop as per the clients’ wishes (if there may are announcements, toasts, speeches, etc. I can easily adapt to this and simply be cued to start and stop accordingly). Depending on the length of the engagement, I require very few breaks. The music and sound I make is meant to enhance the clients’ event, not override, distract, or disturb and so, my volume level is always set according the wishes of the client and can be brought down to a very low level if necessary. I enjoy performing and so I tend to play one song after the other in rapid succession with no dawdling or gaps between songs

Set List

99 Red Balloons – NinaAin’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean MartinAfter You’ve GoneAll I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly BrothersArrivederci RomaBand On The Run – WingsBig Girls Don’t Cry – Frankie ValliBillie Jean – Michael JacksonBy The Time I Get To Phoenix – Glen CampbellCalcutta – Lawrence WelkCall MeCanadian SunsetCatch A Falling Star – Perry ComoClocks – ColdplayCruel Summer – BananaramaCuddle Up A Little CloserDance With Me – OrleansDaydream – Lovin SpoonfulDesafinado – Antonio Carlos JobimDid You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind – Lovin SpoonfulDinner For One Please JamesDo You Know The Way to San Jose – Burt BacharachDon’t Ask Me Why – Billy JoelEscapade – Janet JacksonEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The PoliceEverybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for FearsEveryday – Buddy HollyFeel Like Makin Love – Roberta FlackFine and DandyFlinstones, TheFrenesiFrom Me to You – The BeatlesGirl From Ipanema – Antonio Carlos JobimGive Me The Night – George BensonGot To Get You Into My Life – The BeatlesGrease – Frankie ValliHit The Road To Dreamland – Johnny MercerHolding Back The Years – Simply RedHow Long – AceI Can’t Help It – Michael JacksonI Second That Emotion – Smokey RobinsonI’ll Follow The Sun – The BeatlesIn A Little Spanish TownIsn’t She Lovely – Stevie WonderIstanbul (Not Constantinople)Just the Two of Us – Bill WithersKyrie – Mister MisterLaughter in the Rain – Neil SedakaLet ‘Em In – WingsListen to What the Man Said – WingsLookin Out My Back Door – CCRLove is Here to StayMagic Moments – Perry ComoMan and A Woman, A – Francis LaiManic Monday – The BanglesMaterial Girl – MadonnaMessage In A Bottle – The PoliceMidnight At The Oasis – Maria MuldaurMr. SandmanMonday Monday – The Mamas and The PapasMoonglowMoonlight in VermontMoonlight Serenade – Glenn MillerMore Today Than Yesterday – Spiral StarecaseMorning Train (Nine to Five) – Sheena EastonMusic To Watch Girls ByMy Life – Billy JoelMy Little Boat (O Barquinho)Never On SundayOld Cape Cod – Patti PageOld Devil MoonOn A Little Street In SingaporeOn And On – Stephen BishopOoo Ooo Baby – Smokey RobinsonOverkill – Men At WorkPocketful Of Rainbows – Elvis PresleyProud Mary – CCRRaindrops Keep Falling On My Head – Burt BacharachRed Sails In The SunsetReminiscing – Little River BandRight Back Where We Started From – Maxine NightingaleSan Fernando Valley – Bing CrosbySentimental Lady – Bob WelchSesame Street ThemeShattered Dreams – Johnny Hates JazzSir Duke – Stevie WonderSleepwalk – Santo and JohnnySo Danca Samba –Something About You – Level 42S’posin’Stompin at the SavoyStormy – The Classic IVSummer In The City – Lovin SpoonfulSunny – Bobby HebbTake On Me – A-HaTenderlyThere’s A Kind Of Hush – Herman’s HermitsThings Can Only Get Better – Howard JonesUndun – The Guess WhoUnpack Your Adjectives – Schoolhouse RockVacation – The Go-Go’sWake The Town and Tell The People – Les BaxterWalk Like An Egyptian – The BanglesWalk On By – Burt BacharachWalking My Baby Back Home –We’re In This Love Together – Al JarreauWelcome Back Kotter – John SebastianWhere The Boys Are – Connie FrancisWith A Little Help From My Friends – The BeatlesYou Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo SayerYou May Be Right – Billy JoelYou’ll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine) – Lou Rawls



The consummate professional

Alex was spectacular! He arrived on time, well dressed and performed brilliantly. His approach to solo guitar is amazing, playing very full arrangements (bass line, chords, melody line and percussion sounds) all coming out of his baritone guitar. When watching him it is hard to reconcile the economy of motion of his hands with what your ears are hearing. MANY attendees at the event came over to me to comment on how much they enjoyed Alex’s playing. On the scale of 1 to 5 stars he really needs about 8. It would be impossible for me to recommend him any higher.

— Mark S