26 out of 26 on Thumbtack
It was a pleasure to have Didier play at my mother-in-law’s 50th birthday. His live music brought life to the party and really tied into our Havana Nights theme! He is equipped to sound like a live band which we loved. I highly recommend him. We will definitely keep him in mind for our next event! Thank you again Didier.
Karla A. Sep 30,2019.Thumbtack Verified
Didier is an excellent musician! He went above and beyond my expectations. He provided a special experience for my 120 dinner guests. I highly recommend Didier. Many of my guests commented on him and asked for his contact information.
Julie B. Sep 30, 2019. Thumbtack verified
Didier was terrific. Great music! Friendly, courteous, professional. We hired him for my wife’s 35 bday party (and my daughters 2nd bday - same day). It was a big party with ~50 guests. He played for 3 hours and was perfect! Would definitely hire again and recommend to others.Thank you!
Allon R. Sep 17, 2019.Thumbtack Verified
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21 out of 21 on The Bash
This is the first time we had Mr. Didier Bouvet play at our party. It is an annual event that celebrates multiple birthdays with approx 70 guests in attendance. We have this event at our backyard. Mr Bouvet was very prompt, professional, talented, friendly and flexible. He came the morning, many hours before the event just to set up his equipment, thus making sure that the songs, space, placement, technical details etc are pre-arranged for maximum listening enjoyment. He brought high quality equipment that can be easily adjusted to serve as either primary or background music for the party per our needs. A definite winner for future parties...
Review by Audrey H. from Lafayette, CA on 7/7/2019
Didier went out of his way to make my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration very special by learning a song, "The Look of Love," that was requested for my parents to dance to. He added an extra hour the day before the event, and was flexible and easy to work with. He is very talented and our guests gave rave reviews about his performance. Thanks Didier for going above and beyond!
Review by Loretta P. from Oakland, CA on 11/10/2018
Didier was great. He is professional, timely and a very talented musician. I love how he switched up his program responding to the audience during the program. Everyone loved his performance.
Review by Susan F. from Pleasanton, CA on 8/25/2018
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As founder and producer of Freelance Productions I provide talent and entertainment services for a broad range of events. I never hesitate to hire Didier for weddings, corporate events and private parties with great confidence based on consistent positive feedback from my clients. He is a proven thinking musician who has on numerous occasions shown initiative to problem solve on location where unforeseen circumstances arose and has never hesitated to work with my clients in going the "extra mile". As a performer, his musicianship is top notch and his style is diverse and always tasteful and appropriate. His warm and service-oriented professional conduct and the high quality of his unique performances as a solo guitarist make him an asset to any special event. I recommend him without reservation.
Founder and CEO
Just a note to say how much I appreciate your professionalism, willingness to go the extra mile for the client and most importantly, your outstanding musical ability and stylized performing.
Whether it's a black tie event at The Fairmont Hotel or a casual cocktail party in Hillsborough, it's great to know I can count on your ever expanding repertoire of music and your expertise on the guitar.
Again, thanks a million for being the consummate professional that you are.
Special Event Producer
Jay Siegan Presents
Didier played at one of my company's large parties, with all kinds of competing things going on -- from magic tricks to casino games. His style and the quality of his performance rose pleasingly above the din. His music stood out and drew people to him, and added flair to the event without being a distraction. Guitar lovers stopped in their tracks and watched his performance note for note, while music lovers in general appreciated the ambience his talents brought to the party. Didier offered something for everyone, and his professionalism allowed folks to mingle comfortably. He was ready with a warm smile for all who took interest in his work, and he was very personable. Didier's presence made our event special.
Editorial Director, Tax Development
We hired Didier to perform at several BOMA Oakland/East Bay events over the years. His passion for music and tremendous ability made him the first call anytime we needed music for an event. Didier is great to work with. As a busy Association Executive and Event Planner, I love working with him as all it takes is one phone call and I know he will be there on time, set up and ready to get the party started.
While we have used Didier for several events, the most memorable was at a dinner party we hosted in the aging caves of a local winery. We had medical building owners and managers from across the country attending the event and wanted to host a very special evening. I contacted Didier and fortunately he was available to perform. Upon our arrival, Didier was already there and set up. As we walked into the cave, the sounds of his guitar welcomed and enticed us. On a small stage at the back of the cave and surrounded by candles, Didier provided us with incredible music which was absolutely perfect for the occasion and the venue. His performance made this event our best ever.
Executive Vice President
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Oakland/East Bay
We had Didier perform at a sales release for a very exclusive, up scale community in San Jose and he was spectacular. We had talked by phone before the event and he was extremely helpful in planning the event and even though we were not sure what kind of turn out we would have and exactly what we needed him to do, he stepped in and not only played extremely well but also helped in what ever way we needed him to. He was very professional and courteous. We had an over capacity turn out and he help sooth the crowd and keep things calm. Our clients had nothing but great things to say about him.
VP of Sales and Marketing
William Lyon Homes
Your music was truly wonderful - skill, sensitivity, versatility, and on and on and on. I think you really hit the right chord with mood and atmosphere - vibrant when appropriate, soothing when called for but at all times, classy.
We hired Didier Bouvet to play guitar at the grand opening of a new housing project in San Jose, California. To our pleasant surprise the attendance was many hundreds of people more than we expected. With so many people, it took quite a while to be able to get to each person and provide them with information on the community. Didier did a wonderful job of entertaining the group while they waited to speak to someone. Many people commented on the beautiful music. He was completely professional in the face of so many people and a great addition to the event.
William Lyon Homes
Didier's full command of the guitar--whether classical or electric guitar--allows him to range over a wide variety of styles. Whether he is playing classical, flamenco, jazz, or rock, his virtuosity enables him to soar with both melodic and rhythmic expression. He consistently achieves a tone that I would characterize as "buttery"--continuously thick and smooth--with mesmerizing effect.
Susan L. Harris, PhD
Leadership and Organization Development
In my opinion, live acoustic music played during times of celebration captures both the intimacy of the event and evokes an emotional response on the crowd. When planning my wedding, I wanted more than just a Spanish guitarist; I wanted an artist who could touch not only me and my husband, but also my guests. Didier Bouvet was exactly what I was looking for and helped to make my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour a spectacular success!
It was a joy to work with Didier. Planning the musical selections was simple and I felt completely at ease when trusting him to make other musical choices on his own. I knew he would not steer me wrong.
The ceremony music was romantic, beautiful, and there was a tangible feeling of love in the air. The cocktail hour music was a wonderful contrast as it was sexy, lively, and energetic. Guests raved about the music selections, from the simple beauty of classic guitar to the sexy sounds of flamenco. The celebration and the memories created from that day would not have been the same without him.
Didier's skill and experience are unparalled. What makes him stand out from other guitarists is that he plays with a strong sense of passion and love for his music that is heard with every note.
Didier's performance was simply stellar. We were so thrilled to have found him for our event. He was very professional to deal with in both manner and appearance at our event. He had a wide range of music selection and was very accommodating in terms of music choices. Didier's music added an air of sophistication and romance to our wedding reception. Our guests all commented on how intimate, yet sophisticated and fun our reception was with the wonderful guitar music.
Didier was a joy to work with. He was very responsive to all inquiries & sent a sampler CD out right away. I like the sampler so much I often play it at home. He gave me the option to completely personalize the music selection, but since I have a limited understanding of such things I handed the reigns over to him & let him decide. He did a marvelous job. He played classical selections with a flamenco flair. His playing was beautiful & flawless. I have heard nothing but praise for his playing from our guests. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Marisa Eide Vedor review posted on the Knot
Just wanted to thank you so much for making it up to Tahoe & playing so beautifully at our wedding! Your music was incredible. You set the mood perfectly for our special day. And "Three little Birds", I will remember for a lifetime. Thank you for being so gracious in learning the tune, traveling so far, and joining us in our celebration. Thank you so much, will hope to hear from you again someday.
Jennie and Arden
Didier did a wonderful job providing music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was a pleasure to work with, both before and during the wedding, and was particularly helpful in discussing song choices for the various components of our ceremony. He even agreed to learn an Israeli song that we requested and composed a beautiful solo guitar rendition of it. Many of our guests have commented to us how great our musician was, and people especially enjoyed his lively "one-man-band" music during the cocktail hour. We would recommend Didier highly to anyone seeking a talented guitarist for their event.
Jesse Rissman & Anita Zamora
It was so nice to have you at our special Day, as you were all set up and playing when I got there, which was so much appreciated. You allowed us to enjoy our Day, without any worries to the music/entertainment. I personally greatly enjoyed your performance, as well as your range and had several people inquire to "how" I knew you, or had heard of you, as they were very impressed as well. Everything, from beginning to end, was top notch and very professional.
Thanks again and if anyone ever would want to get in touch with me, let me know. Take care!
Thank you for playing at our wedding! Your music was beautiful and exactly what we hoped for. I hope you had a chance to relax and enjoy the reception a little before returning home. If you ever need a professional reference, please feel free to use Michael and I-we'll say glowing things about you.
Resa and Michael
Francois Didier Bouvet? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! He really is a Guitarist Extraordinaire! We hired Mr. Bouvet for our engagement party last May and were extremely pleased with his talent and professionalism. He played a beautiful, romantic and diverse collection of Latin Jazz for us. He also showed up on time, had a pleasant personality and we thought his rate was reasonable. His new CD has been a wonderful memento of our special occasion.
Lead UX Designer, Web (FTE) at T-Mobile
We hired Didier for our son's college graduation party at our home in Albany. There were more then 60 people in attendance. Throughout the event, he drew highly favorable compliments from my guests, not only for his superb playing (his music was beautiful and set the mood perfectly), but also for his warm and cordial personality. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Didier again and in fact have referred quite a few people to him.
Every summer my wife and I throw a party for our friends and neighbors on our large patio in Martinez. We hired Didier 4 years ago for the event and were so impressed with him that we've been calling on him yearly ever since - we wouldn't think of planning our annual party without hiring him. He has a wide selection of Latin jazz and contemporary flamenco that he plays flawlessly. He also processes the uncanny ability to vary the intensity of his masterful playing to be entertaining or ambient, with a keen awareness to know when to switch between the two.