Client Reviews

 
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“Winship was awesome. The attendees of the event continued to comment how good he was to me. It was seamless professionalism, the mix was left up to him and perfection. Would encourage anyone looking for a high quality image to use Winship.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Chris M.

”Winship was an amazing entertainer. Awesome guitar player, great vocalist, and big hit at our recent event. Imagine Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and James Taylor wrapped into one performer!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–James M.

”Was having an open house for my 50th bday. Wanted some live music so went to internet. As soon as I found him and listened to his songs I knew this was the "dude".  His web site is well set up and professional. Easy booking with real attention to detail on their end. Played for 3 hours. At one point we had his friend/roadie join in on the bass and me on congas. Soooo fun. Music and vibe was like a Jack Johnson/ john Mayer vibe. No doubt he was more expensive then the others but worth every penny. I asked myself how often do I bring live music into my home, do I want mediocrity or do I want someone who is passionate, a true musician who as soon as you meet them is truly interested in making your event special and focused on connecting with your party.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Michael S.

”Having Winship perform at our son’s engagement party made the event even more special! He was absolutely perfect-cocktail party music and then reception music as the party went on. Can not give Winship enough praise!!! Many thanks!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Susan

”We enjoy when you come in to play at Jackson 20! Guests like the music and enjoy the vibe it creates at the restaurant!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Anissa H.

”We really enjoyed having Winship play for our event--his music was fantastic. Lots of terrific tunes--a range of covers but played in his own mellow, creative way. And we were delighted to hear a bit of his own music, too! Lacey was super easy to work with as well, making our experience great from start to finish. Thank you Winship and Lacey!”

Hired as: Guitarist, One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist, Acoustic Band

–Kim C.

”Winship was an excellent addition to our community pool party. The music was perfect for our setting and everyone really enjoyed!”

Hired as: Guitarist, One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

–Christiana B.

”To start off, someone who can maintain their cool when a situation is getting out of hand is someone you need during your event. With that being said, Winship was the DJ for my sister's wedding a few weeks ago and even though it was my first time being in charge of finding the DJ for such a big day, I was relieved that my money was well invested. Firstly during the cocktail hour, he played his guitar, singing a lot of popular numbers and adding his own twist to the musicality, and set a very relaxing tone for that hour. He was then able to control the crowd and had everyone on their feet once the formalities were over during the reception. There was a minor music issue which was out of his control, an error on my part, but Winship and Lacey were able to remedy the situation as quickly as possible to make sure the party went on. I would highly recommend Winship for any future events, not just weddings. Both Winship and Lacey were very pleasant and would do great in any situation.”

Hired as: Wedding DJ, Singing Guitarist

–Kwesi P.

”Thank you so much for such a great performance! Winship and Lacey were AMAZING to work with and the performance was memorable to say the least. Tons of character, great music, and just overall lovely people. Looking forward to booking again in the future if possible!”

Hired as: Corporate Entertainment

–Alison M.

”We hired Winship to play at our wedding celebration in Connecticut and are really happy with our decision. The booking process is simple—Lacey is always quick to respond to emails and easy to work with. A few days before our wedding party she emailed me with a tentative timeline and made it pretty easy to go back and forth with her to figure out exactly what we wanted for music and what time frame would work best for our event. When I told her a bunch of our early-thirties crowd was really looking forward to dancing she tailored the timeline so Winship would play three sets early in the evening during cocktails and dinner and then we’d have a playlist of all our favorite dance songs toward the end of the evening. Her suggestion worked out perfectly—everyone got to enjoy Winship’s amazing talent early on and then dance all night once it got dark out. And though we had a specific pre-planned dance playlist they were really accommodating of our guests requests to play specific songs. My favorite part of our entire wedding celebration was getting to dance our “first dance" with my husband to our favorite song, “Wonderful Tonight” which Winship played beautifully. Our guests raved about the wonderful musician all night during our party and throughout the week following I got a bunch of emails from friends asking for his contact info so they can book him for their weddings. Winship is very talented and brings a great vibe to the event and his wife is so lovely, kind, and makes the whole process easy. I promise you will not be disappointed if you hire them to play your event.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Voula L.

”Winship is super entertaining, extremely talented and down to earth. I hired Winship to play at my home for my husbands birthday party and every single guest loved him. He was also super accommodating and easy to work with. The party was a huge hit and all thanks to Winship. Also, Thanks to Lacey for being easy to get a hold of and responsive along with just being super nice. Thank you!”

Hired as: Guitarist

–Heather A.

”If I could imagine what a perfect day would be...I'm certain my imagination would bring me back to my wedding day on June 18, 2016. There were only a handful of things that I was clear on when I started planning my wedding over a year ago---most important of which was that the music had to reflect the most beautiful aspects of ourselves---me and my husband's. We are romantic, friendly, positive, spiritual, adventurous and we just love family and people. Enter Winship and his lovely wife, Lacey. They were like old friends coming to join our extended family in celebration, in friendship and in love. There was clear resonance with the easiness and effortlessness the whole experience had been ---from booking, planning and during the entire wedding day experience. They were the consummate professionals. Winship's easy style and memorable vocals together with Lacey's generous assist during the Cocktail Hour, created for us an atmosphere rife with some melancholy and a whole lot of pure joy. The gratitude I feel is beyond words. Thank you Winship and Lacey for everything.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Coco L.

”Winship is amazing! We had him out for a grand opening for our new home community in Charlotte, NC. Working with his manager while booking and up until the event was very easy! She was very nice and accommodating. They showed up to the event on time and got right to work! Winship's voice is so great! I could listen to him all day! He sang a variety of popular songs but with his own twist! So fun! While he was on his breaks, his manager had customized a recorded play list that I requested for FREE! All of our guests raved about his voice and thought he really added to the event!

Overall, my experience with Winship and his team was great! They were all very friendly and happy to be at our event! I definitely recommend booking him for any type of event! I will definitely reach out to them again if I ever need another live performance!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Megan W.

”I have seen Winship perform several times and he never disappoints. He is very a very talented musician and great performer. I make every effort to see him play whenever I have the opportunity. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for good talent.”

Hired as: Guitarist, Singing Guitarist

–Debra F.

”Well receive by a film industry audience that ranged from LA, Baltimore to New York.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Joe B.

”Nothing but positive vibes! Winship was able to create a night of fun, and memories that we will talk about for years to come.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Dance Band, One Man Band

–James B.

”How good can your catered food be and let's face it, champagne is champagne and beer is beer. Want to throw a memorable gathering with 100 of your closest friends? Hire Winship for your backyard BBQ, your wedding cocktails, or your Christmas party. The music is artistic and cool, yet fun and enjoyable. The booking process is easy and the experience is professional and no hassle. We heard familiar upbeat songs, classic easy going songs, and some originals which upped the cool factor. Your party plans are moving in the right direction when you choose this artist to perform for you and your friends.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Ann W.

”Let me first say that Winship and his manager/wife Lacey did an amazing job coordinating with us throughout the planning process and an even better one at the event. We hired Winship to do a couple things singing guitarist as the first hour during the cocktail reception, singing piano during the dinner and then DJ for the remainder. He did an absolutely flawless performance for all three and was very perceptive during the event to adapt to the volume of the room. Winship and Lacey were the perfect mix of professional and creative that we were looking for. We will definitely consider them for future events and would recommend them to future clients.”

Hired as: DJ, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Kevin P.

”We hired Winship to play at the after-party of a large charity golf tournament. The music was supposed to be outside, but the weather was a disaster. The crowd was soaked and cold, but Winship rolled with the change from outdoor to indoors and put on a great acoustic show that really changed the mood and made for a great end to an otherwise dismal day. Winship has a great attitude and masterfully plays a wide variety of music. We will certainly have him back for future events.”

Hired as: Guitarist, One Man Band

–Rick F.

”Winship was the musical entertainment at an event I attended last spring. He was amazing!! The music was great and everyone LOVED him. The music was so well received, that he was asked to stay for 2 more hours. Winship is a must have at your next party for an acoustic sound.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Singing Guitarist

–Leslie S.

”Our experience at Kinship was excellent - great communication leading up to the event, and a great performance at the event. We played and sang wonderfully, and was great with the crowd. We would highly recommend him.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Kristen K.

”Winship played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour this past November - it was so incredibly special! As a bride, I will never forget standing at the top of the staircase preparing to walk down the aisle and hearing the most gorgeous version of "What a Wonderful World." The cocktail hour songs were just lovely, he set a beautiful mood for the evening - just classic, he is an incredible talent both in his playing and singing. Lacey is an absolute joy to work with, she kept us on track with every detail and helped keep the timing just right throughout the night. I couldn't ask for more, Winship and Lacey made our wedding day unforgettable.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, DJ, Singing Guitarist

–Kimberly B. L.

”Winship is terrific. What a wonderful musical talent with a wide range covering a lot of musical themes. We saw him play in Annapolis and were very excited to hear that he is going to be in our Bay Area! If you want to hear a very talented singer and guitar player, this is the guy to go see!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Bill L.

”Based on all of the existing positive reviews and his videos, we decided to book Winship for out Company Holiday Party. We had high expectations, and Winship and Lacey far exceeded them. From pre-event communication, to setup, performance and post-event tear down. They did a fantastic job. Winship musical abilities were a perfect compliment to our relaxed, fun atmosphere. I highly recommend Winship for any event!!”

Hired as: Holiday Entertainment, Lighting Company, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Brian C.

”Winship was such an awesome addition to our event! Easy to communicate with, very accommodating, and great musicianship. Would definitely hire again.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Hannah W.

”Thank you for a wonderful night of piano and acoustic music! You offered the perfect combination of ambiance and entertainment for our guest. The variety in your music was outstanding. Thank you for making this a memorable night!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Michelle K.

”Lacey and Winship were great to work with. They are very personable, professional, organized and detail-oriented. Winship is very talented. He provided ceremony and reception music for my clients' wedding. He played the guitar for the ceremony and it was beautiful. He also kept everyone on the dance floor during the reception and was an excellent Emcee. I highly recommend Winship and I will definitely use them for future events.”

Hired as: Guitarist, Singing Guitarist, Wedding DJ

–Bianca N.

”Winship put on a great performance and He and Lacey were great fun to have at the party! Thanks and good luck!!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

–Dan L.

”My wife and I entrusted Winship to play at our wedding recently and we could not have made a better decision. To give you an idea of how important music was to us, I married a musician so basically in her eyes, it was the tied for most important thing along with her dress. He played at our ceremony, had the trio during our cocktail hour and had him DJ our dance party. Seriously, he's a jack of all and it all sounded fantastic. He's got a souful vibe that we loved and was perfect for our ceremony and cocktail hour but his music selection during the dance party was spot on with both our older and younger crowds. If all of that wasn't enough, you also could not get a nicer couple to work with. Lacey (his wife and manager) was a great communicator the whole time. They even both took time out of their hectic schedule to do a private rehearsal for us (we sang a duet with the trio)...and it turned out amazing. We had high expectations and they surpassed them! They're honestly just awesome at what they do and even better people. I'd be more than happy to recommend them to anyone!”

Hired as: DJ, Singing Guitarist, Wedding Band

–Devon M.

”I loved Winship's warm welcoming personality that draws you into the music and the musician.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Lisanne B.

”I had Winship perform at my wedding. I was undecided with whether I wanted a musician or a DJ. Most live musicians were well out of my price range and even some of the dj's. Then I stumbled across Winship. His sound was EXACTLY what I was looking for to set the tone for my big day, and the bonus...he also dj's! My entire evening flowed seamlessly. Winship and his wife were very professional helping me throughout the planning process with any questions or concerns. It does not give the option, but he provided the music for my entire wedding! From the second guests started arriving, during the cocktail hour, dinner music, announcing, and the reception. I could go on, but I'm sure as a reader you get the idea!”

Hired as: DJ, Guitarist, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist, Wedding DJ

–Chelsea G.

”Great Voice. Personable. Good Vibe.”

Hired as: One Man Band

–Donna M. S.

”Lots of feeling and nice variety.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Andrew K.

”Winship and Lacey did a great job at my wedding. Lacey, Winship's manager, was responsive and stayed in touch throughout the entire planning process. Also, she was great at coordinating with my niece who was not in the area to practice her song with her for the wedding. It turned out so good! Winship performed acoustic guitar during my ceremony and cocktail hour, and then DJ'ed for my reception. We had a great time.They were both a pleasure to work with and should I have another event in the future, I will definitely use them again.”

Hired as: DJ, Guitarist, Pop Music, Singing Guitarist, Wedding DJ

–Ryma S.

”Was introduced to Winship's music at a winery event & loved every song. His flair on each was exactly what you didn't know you wanted. Can't wait for the next!”

Hired as: One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

–Caitlin S.

”We love having Winship at our Party on the Patio events here at Whole Foods Market Ashburn. He brings a relaxing, upbeat style to a beautiful evening. We can't wait to have him come back again on August 30th!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Jillian P.

”We had Winship play at our winery for many people of varied background -- success!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Easy Listening Band, Guitarist, One Man Band, Pop Music, Singing Guitarist, Top 40 Band

–Nathanael O.

”Winship was excellent. Great music, engaged with the audience, was flexible with setup and play times. Really a pleasure”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Cover Band

–Max

”Not only does Winship have a unique, soothing voice, but his interpretations of great songs are entirely refreshing. His charisma and guitar skills are added bonuses!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Cover Band, Easy Listening Band, Guitarist, One Man Band, Pop Music, Top 40 Band, Singing Guitarist

–Audrey M.

”We were able to get Winship to come play at our wedding, which turned out amazingly. The entire process of working with him and Lacey was easy and straightforward. Starting from our first contact to some discussions over the kind of music we wanted to contracting and the actual event, everything was a good experience. Ultimately, Winship played the exact kind of music we were looking for but it was definitely unique to him. He got all of our guests really into the ceremony and cocktails after with his great choices of songs and his abilities. Overall a great experience.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Stephen M.

”We loved everything about Winship. He and Lacey were so easy to work with and pleasant. Winship is an amazing singer and was truly the hit of our graduation party. I would recommend him to anyone -- and I know a number of people at our party who are planning on booking Winship for their next event. Thanks again!”

Hired as: Guitarist

–Pat

”We held a private party with friends in our wooded backyard. Winship swooned our crowd with his music and comfortable presence. The guests had fun together but frequently stopped their activity /conversation and said, "that singer is terrific". What a genuine pleasure to have Winship had his wife, Lacy, at our party. We will have you back to Hanover!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Emily A. G. S.

”Winship's music provided a nice backdrop for our fundraising event. They're professional, personable, and lovely to work with.”

Hired as: Singing Pianist

–Tracy C.

”Yesterday I had the pleasure of working a catered party for a graduate of the Naval Academy. A beautiful sunny day filled with the ambiance of endless good food, many happy faces and just the right touch of a very gifted musician to compliment the day. After the party I met Winship and his beautiful wife, Lacey. Together they truly make an awesome team and are living their passion. Indeed, a celebration of life!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Shari M.

”From the moment we contacted them, Winship and Lacey were responsive, prompt and professional. We were planning an outdoor event and they offered to be flexible in case weather proved to be problem. They arrived early, were friendly and easy going, but most importantly, Winship sounded great and added a great deal to our party. Numerous people came up to me during the event to say how much they enjoyed his performance. Many thanks to Winship and Lacey for helping us throw a really successful party.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Lance H.

”Winship is awesome! Everyone at our rehearsal dinner loved his sound and songs! Winship really added a great vibe at our event! Lacey was wonderful to work with when booking and planning his appearance at our event! Lacey really made the booking and planning process smooth and easy! Lacey came with Winship to set up and meet with us beforehand. They were setup early and ready to begin when the event started. I would highly recommend Winship to others!!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Melissa R.

”I came across Winship on Gigsalad in hopes to find a musician for my wedding. We were having a coffee themed wedding and we both knew that we wanted live music. We couldn't really afford to have a full live band, so we thought it would be really sweet to have a one-man "coffee-shop" style acoustic guitarist. I found Winship and looked at his bio and requested a quote which was exceptionally reasonable. He had a great song list and after falling in love with the "Hey Ho" video, we decided to book him. I noticed that he had a show that he would be performing at close to us at a local bar so my (now) husband and I went to go check him out and he was incredible! He was exactly what we were looking for. We got a chance to meet him and Lacey. They were so friendly and sweet and were very excited to perform for us. Lacey was very helpful and prompt during the planning process. Winship was able to learn a handful of songs that I had specially requested (which were amazing covers). By the time the big day came, Lacey was absolutely amazing. She made sure all the cues and announcements were made and we had an amazing event. We couldn't have been happier with anyone else and I'm SO happy we got a chance to meet them and have them perform at our wedding. Thank you so much Winship and Lacey for such an amazing show!”

Hired as: DJ, Singing Guitarist

–Chelsea W.

”Booking Winship for my event was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He is such an amazing musician and had my family and I captivated for hours. He learned every song I asked him to for the event and from the moment he started playing, he made fans out of all of us. He and his wife were so friendly and it was great to share this special moment with them. They were so fun to hang out with, and just great, down to earth people. I would highly recommend you book Winship for your next event. I promise you won't regret the decision. Winship is best!!!!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Guitarist, Singing Guitarist

–Jeff F.

”Winship's performance was so enjoyable. As a musician, he is skilled and passionate. As an individual, he sure makes quitting your job and getting paid to do you what you love - look like a REALLY appealing lifestyle. He's the whole package! You'll leave entertained & inspired.”

Hired as: One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter

–Allison R.

”I'd seen Winship perform live on many occasions, which lead me to ask him to sing at our wedding. He sang and played an acoustic version of Echo by Incubus as I walked down the aisle and it was BEAUTIFUL! Our wedding has come and gone and people still comment on what an amazing job he did. He was both extremely pleasant and professional and I'd work with him again for any type of event!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Darin G.

”Even though we didn't have any available slots for Winship to perform with us, after listening to his material we felt it only appropriate to open up an extra slot outside of our usual music hours in order to accommodate a show with him. His performance was entertaining, captivating, and had people asking "When is he coming back!?" As talented as he is professional, it would be a pleasure to host his music again.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Sophie N.

”One word, AMAZING! Winship played a set at our engagement party and we absolutely loved it! I requested a special song and he took the time to learn it! My fiancée was so surprised! We were all floored by his voice! I highly recommend Winship!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Brett R.

”Went on a Ladies weekend in LA. Were excited about brunch at the hotel and sat next to the live music. The guy singing was amazing. His voice was great and he did great covers of some of my favorite songs. Also talked with him afterwards and him and his wife were really nice interesting people.”

Hired as: Guitarist, Singing Guitarist

–Sarah C.

”I work as a sound guy in a music venue in Santa Monica CA, called TRIP SANTA MONICA I see talent come and go on a daily basis. I've never seen mad talent like I did with WINSHIP!!! Humble, down to earth, really chill artist I definitely want to bring him back ! A must see performance.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Leonardo T.

”I was lucky to enjoy one of Winship's shows; he was out here in LA and I enjoyed the show at a local fun venue in Santa Monica. Winship brought a lot of positivity and fun to the environment but you could also tell that he was a consummate professional when it came to the performance; prompt timing, dressed well and presented himself professionally. It certainly also helped that he is incredibly talented with a guitar and has a dynamic voice which was a joy to listen to. 
All in all a great night and a really entertaining performance; I hope he makes it out here to the West Coast again soon!”

Hired as: One Man Band

–Brandon C.

”Everything about Winship (including his band members & manager) is professional before, during, and after the show. I love his music because he mixes his original songs with covers that showcase his own twist. He is a genuine, hard-working musician that won't disappoint any audience.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Alex M.

”Winship provided live music for the grand opening celebration of Odyssey Massage. He was perfect. A lot of songs that everyone knows mixed in with his original tunes. Great voice, great playing, and really good at reading the room and playing to it. When the evening got quieter, so did his choice of songs - and when it was loud and raucous, his music amped up to match the energy level. He was nicely self contained and self directing. He even helped to put things back the way they were when he was done.”

Hired as: One Man Band

–Martina F.

”Winship played an acoustic, chill-vibe show, with unique arrangements of current, 90's and older hits. Nice tone, pitch, and great falsetto. Professional and very nice. Highly recommended.”

Hired as: Guitarist

–Laura J.

”I loved the ambiance, the sound, the twist on songs, and the ability to make people comfortable in an intimate setting, which can be hard.”

Hired as: Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

–Julie B.

”Playing with a trio or as a one-man act on piano or guitar, Winship's performances are packed with style and finesse. Soul, rock, pop - this one man does it all and does it all very well. Fantastic renditions of timeless songs, performed with impeccable taste. His adaptations are fantastic. His originals are fantastic. You won't catch this guy "going through the motions", he's clearly engaged in perfectly crafting every note of his performance. I even liked his versions of songs that I thought I hated.”

Hired as: Guitarist

–Matt L.

”Winship is an amazing talent. His voice is beautiful and soothing. He can play many different instruments. He is a great guy and we are glad to know him. He has played at three events for us and we look forward to many, many more.”

Hired as: One Man Band

–Colleen B.

”Winship Wheatley plays with his ears and his soul. His style is accessible and relatable and his sound is distinctively his own. Whenever you start listening to him you can't break away. That is the sign of a real artist. Someone who touches you and keeps you connected to the music.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band, Guitarist

–Patti W.

”It's hard to have a good wedding reception without amazing music! Winship will not let you down in that regard, the music was perfect, it kept the party lively without being overpowering and offered plenty of opportunities to get the crowd up and mingling. Well done, I would highly recommend Winship to anyone seeking fun music for an event!”

Hired as: DJ, One Man Band, Wedding Band

–Neille S.

”We had a small wedding and we wanted some nice acoustic music in the background. Winship was great for that! Everyone loved him!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Lary W.

”Winship has a great voice- very John Mayer-ish. Not just another cover singer-he has true songwriter talent. He is a great addition to any function! I saw him at Grand Trunk restaurant in Washington D.C. and highly recommend!”

Hired as: Singer/Songwriter

–Joel K.

”Winship performed at our venue in front of 150 paying guests as the evening's headliner and knocked it out of the park. He switched seamlessly between mellow ballads and fun takes on recent hits. And as a surprise encore, he hopped on the house piano and accompanied himself on a few songs. Class act.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Kevin L.

”My husband and I found Winship online and quickly fell in love with his unique and beautiful sound. But he truly won our hearts at our wedding reception! He is even better in person. My favorite moment of my wedding was our first dance when he played The Eagles, Love Will Keep Us Alive. It was pure magic, neither of us expected it to be such a amazing cover of our favorite song. Everyone of our guests loved his covers but we're completely blown away by his original music. It's been 2 weeks now since our wedding and not a day goes by where we don't hear about how great our musician was. Lacey was so great with communication, and such a fun and personable sweetheart! We just feel so honored that Winship and his lovely wife Lacey flew all the way across country to come and play for us on our most special day. We will never forget Winship and how amazingly perfect he was for our big day. Book him book him book him! You will not regret it!”

Hired as: Guitarist, Wedding Singer

–Nicky B.

”Their presence improved on our event as much as their music. It's one thing to love listening to someone's music online, but having them come to your event with not only an unassuming presence but the will to accommodate is remarkable. They're good people with genuine talent and an unforgettable sound.”

Hired as: Cover Band, Guitarist, Pianist, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

–Victoria B.

”Winship helped make our holiday party a huge success!! Everyone loved the mix of guitar and piano. Per our instructions, he kept the volume at a level where those that wanted to listen could, and those that wanted to converse were not distracted. He adapted to our changing schedule and was easy to work with.”

Hired as: Guitarist, Pianist, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Debbi S.

”Winship is a wonderful musician. I have been fortunate enough to hear his performances at the Maryland Avenue quarterly festivals as well as a few local gigs like at Blackwall Hitch. I really like bringing friends to his shows because he plays music (folk vibes) that everyone loves (including a playful rendition of Taylor Swift) and he legit has talent. He and his wife are also extremely kind which makes it even easier to make a point of going out to see him.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Farah F.

”So last night, I had the good fortune of hearing Winship play his set at Rural Society/Loews Madison Hotel here in DC. It was a lovely treat! His acoustic sound and vocals were a rare talent that you don’t see every day and I really enjoyed his style and the way he interacted with us as audience. Just thought I’d pass along the kudos and good review if that influences future bookings at this venue or other spots around the DC metro area. His music is awesome and it totally set the ambiance for an awesome night out of dinner & drinks with friends!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Kathryn M.

”I booked Winship and The Audissey (5 piece) to be the first band to play Rams Head Center Stage at the Arundel Mills Casino. They were so good that I asked them to stay on and play the same set later in the evening. They were professional, on time, and very easy to work with. 5 Stars all the way!”

Hired as: Alternative Band, Party Band, Pop Music

–Jason G.

”I'm a commercial/film producer who hired Winship to compose a score for a documentary I shot. I had seen Winship perform before and knew he was musically talented, but he came through for us in a big way with an all-original score. He always knew what we were asking for, even when we couldn't describe it. A++, would hire again!”

Hired as: Singer/Songwriter

–Jeff C.

”I was lucky enough to experience one of Winship's live shows in downtown Annapolis and was thrilled! Afterwards my friend and I could not stop talking about it. Winship is a great, soulful, fun performer. He made our evening that much more enjoyable and I noticed that he had that effect on everyone attending. He's a great singer and musician and it radiates through his performance. If you're looking to hire anyone, Winship is your guy! I genuinely cannot wait to attend another show.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Marika T.

”I had the opportunity to witness Winship in action at a recent wedding where I was the photographer. I have to say that Winship is an incredible performer and is a super nice guy!I look forward to seeing Winship perform again!”

Hired as: Wedding Band, Wedding DJ

–Reggie B.

”For our garden wedding we hired Winship to play piano during our cocktail hour. We loved working with him and were very happy with the music. It was a great addition to our wedding to have live music for the cocktail hour, as we used a dj for the dancing. Would highly recommend Winship.”

Hired as: Pianist

–Megan C.

”We hired Winship to play at a New Year's Eve party during a family reunion to Puerto Rico, and he was amazing! He was very responsive during planning, and his professionalism during the event was unparalleled. Winship was also incredibly flexible, and graciously "rolled with the punches" when we had an unexpected change of plans on the night of the event. His music was awesome, and everyone - from the little kids to the grandparents - absolutely loved it. I wholeheartedly recommend this amazing artist!”

Hired as: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist, Surfer Band

–Margie B.

”I've booked Winship multiple times, for both public events in a high-end restaurant, and private events. He's got a great voice, nice repertoire, and is very reliable and professional. Highly recommended.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Chris G.

”Winship was the musician for an outside casual wedding I coordinated. He was very responsive to communication prior to the wedding and was extremely easy to work with. The day of the wedding, he was flexible and communicated with me as we needed to change the order and timing of the events.
His performance was perfect for this casual, non-traditional wedding. I would definitely recommend him to future clients!”

Hired as: One Man Band, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Stephanie D.

”Because of Winship and Lacey's dynamic teamwork we had an AWESOME time! Thanks for ALL that you both did to make it fabulous and fun! We'll be referring you to everyone for occasions needing music. We loved how everyone sang along with you to the Lumineers song, too! Great memories were made - thank you for making our day perfect!”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Wedding DJ

–Theresa K.

”Winship was great. Song selection well fit the audience and jived with the setting - outdoor, dinner party on the Eastern Shore (Maryland). Volume level was perfect and adapted well to the crowd on site (~100 people). He played a long set and during each break, he played recorded music. We'd ask him back if we have another venue. He has an event coordinator who is very receptive and easy to communicate with.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Adam C.

”Winship made our baby shower an event we will never forget! Guests complimented the talented musician throughout the event! He added such a cool vibe to the afternoon! I have him very little direction on music choices and he knew exactly what to play for the event. He was in time and very professional. I can't recommend him enough! Top notch, 5 stars!!!!”

Hired as: One Man Band

–Anne S.

”Winship was very easy to deal with, showed up early, was professional and his music is spot on! Can not say enough good things about him! 5 stars all around!”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Chris H.

”We had the extreme pleasure of meeting Winship Wheatley when we hired him to share his acoustic guitar and singing talents at our recent wedding reception. We cannot say enough about how Winship paid attention to every detail to create the absolute perfect musical ambiance for our outdoor wedding reception. Winship was wonderful to work with and even dedicated a great deal of time and effort to learn our song ‘I won’t give up’ by Jason Mraz to play at our event. His expansive musical repertoire, both covers and original pieces, are so enjoyable to listen to. The sound he creates with his acoustic guitar and vocals is stellar. Our guests raved to us about his musical talents and thanked us for providing such amazing entertainment for them to enjoy. Winship not only had excellent stage presence but also was friendly and engaging with all of the wedding party and guests during one-to-one interactions. The professionalism, passion, dedication, and drive with which Winship delves into his musical career was evident in every aspect of our interaction with him before, during, and after his performance. We give Winship our highest endorsement and will be traveling to Annapolis, Maryland to listen to his music any time we have the opportunity to do so.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist

–Shawn A. L. K.

”I don't know if I have enough characters in this post to give the appropriate amount of praise required to articulate my review of Winship. I got to know of Winship through a mutual friend of ours during a hunt for a local musician who would agree to be a part of my proposal to my now fiancé. In his typically sincere and open-hearted fashion, he leapt at the opportunity to be a part of a big moment in my life. Not only did Winship take the time to learn (and beautifully play) an obscure song at my request, but he also offered to travel to the site, smuggle a guitar into a public space, stand in the freezing cold and even help me plan the perfect moment. Winship is not only a great musician, he's a great person. I would highly recommend him for any event.”

Hired as: Acoustic Band

–Jason S.

”Winship played for a friends wedding rehearsal and did a wonderful job! I've also seen him sing a few times throughout downtown Annapolis and would definitely recommend him to someone looking to hire a singer. Whether your event is casual or formal Winship will be able to provide your guests with a great time.”

Hired as: One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

–Katie P.

”As a caterer and an event planner with a good reputation, I tend to seek out vendors with the same. Winship has played at several events for me and deserves a standing ovation in my mind! Each time, the crowd has been a blend of different generations and mixed music interests, but he has put a smile on everyone's face with his incredible talent! Thank you, Winship, for sharing your amazing gift from God.”

Hired as: Pianist

–Debra K.

”Winship was great. We had him play the piano for a member social at Manor Country Club. We plan to have him back again, this time to hear him sing and play the guitar. Can't wait.”

Hired as: Pianist

–Jennifer H.

”Great vocals, original music - couldn't ask for a better trio for our party! Will be discovered and hit it big!”

Hired as: Drummer, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–David F.

”Winship's interpretation of old songs is great! He always keeps things fresh. Love his original music even more! Makes you want to dance. Also has a great personality and was very reliable and easy to work with.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

– Susan W.

”I've seen Winship and his group play on several occasions now around the Annapolis area and once in Virginia. Each show has been awesome. Can do cover songs and have their own material. Acoustic versions are great to listen to also.”

Hired as: Drummer, Pianist, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist, Guitarist

–Matt G.

”Music was great. Very perceptive of the genre of music we wanted, and delivered. Also enjoyed the original material. Had a nice relaxed style. Would highly recommend.”

Hired as: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

–Brenda K.

”Winship (and The Audissey) played our grand opening party when we started popping-up in Annapolis. He was amazing on the mic, singing (of course!) and super personable with our customers. He/they really made it a great night. We highly recommend Winship for any type of event.”

Hired as: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist

–Amy F. . E. L.

”Winship plays relevant music and everyone at our event loved the music. I would highly recommend him.”

Hired as: Singing Guitarist, Guitarist

–Barbara J.