TESTIMONIALS

Diego Alonso was an absolute pleasure to work with. As a planner, working with a musician who is at the top of his game musically AND professionally makes my stress level diminish considerably, and Diego was both of those things. The music was BEAUTIFUL; and his communication, timeliness, and overall professionalism were so appreciated. I would highly recommend him!
- Emily @ Five Grain Events

Diego played our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The music was beautiful and he was super professional. He contacted us before hand to get to know our musical taste and make suggestions. He even learned a couple of our faviorite songs and played them flawlessly with a little extra flare! Even I got a little misty eyed (the groom)! Highly recommend Diego!! Thanks for making our day even more special!!!

Estlin R (November 2018)

Diego and Carlo played at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in August.  Their music style was a perfect fit for our city garden setting.  Cool and classy.  They also handled a few of my more unique requests beautifully--these guys can play it all!  I'll forever remember all of the special moments of that evening thanks to the perfect music backdrop these guys provided.  Thanks to you both!  It was perfect.

Victoria V (September 2018)

Diego and Carlo are excellent musicians, they cretaed the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. People would approach us constantly during the wedding to tell us how great they play and how much they enjoyed the music. "Where did you found them??!!" Was a phrase we heard several times. Thank you so much for the wonderful gift you give to the world, playing music.

Ana M (September 2018)

We had the distinct pleasure of having Diego over at our home for a party this past weekend. He did not disappoint! What a talent! Diego is not only friendly and kind, he is a very talented musician. His fingers move like nothing I've ever seen and the music they produce is simply beautiful. He played for two hours, we couldn't get enough, people started dancing and we asked him to stay for more. Overall, a phenomenal experience and such a treat. He made the night very special and my friends and I won't forget it any time soon.

Gregory K (August 2018)

Diego is a true professional performer.  He arrived exactly on time.  He set up on our outside patio.  His playing was lovely and was enjoyed by all the guests.  I would eagerly use him again.

Lawrence K (August 2018)

Spanish Guitar Chicago (i.e. Diego Alonso) was the first and only musician I contacted to play at my wedding in July of 2018 and I am so happy that I did. From the first e-mail exchange I had with Diego, I sensed that he was professional, thorough and very reasonable. I was right; I really can't say enough about him. Not only is Diego incredibly talented and will bring a unique and lovely sound to your event, but he is a total professional and was a pleasure to work with. 

Initially Diego was going to play at our cocktail reception and during the luncheon, but he ended up accompanying the violinist for the recessional which was a total treat and a great segue into the next part of the wedding. In addition and per my request, he had an accompanist join him for the last hour and a half of the luncheon to bring more energy to the room. Since one of my guests is a professor flamenco dancer, Diego and his colleague played a Sevillana upon request and she performed for my guests. It was amazing! Both Diego and his colleague were a total hit and the majority of the compliments we received after the wedding were attributed to his music and talent. 

If you are tired of loud DJs and looking for a unique, sophisticated and energetic sound at your wedding, look no further than Spanish Guitar Chicago. I only wish I had another social event where I could hire Diego!

Carolyn G (July 2018)

I had hired Diego to play my reception cocktail hour at my wedding. I put him in touch with my wedding coordinator, and he was incredibly easy to work with.  My guests loved the music and thought it was such an incredible touch (since we had gotten engaged in Spain). I was extremely impressed by the touch and style of his music - it was amazing. I would highly recommend Diego and the team to work with for future events!

Ankit J (May 2018)

I highly recommend Spanish Guitar Chicago to anyone looking for a professional group of musicians who know their craft and promise to deliver. We had the opportunity to have Diego, Carlo and Chihsuan play during our daughter's cocktail hour at her wedding reception and could not have been happier. Diego was attentive, professional and responded to all of our inquiries leading up to the day's events. The feedback we have received has been very, very positive.  Everyone truly enjoyed the rhythmic sounds and beautiful atmosphere they created. We are so happy and appreciative of the time and effort they took to make our daughter's wedding so special.  Thank you, thank you to Diego Alonso and Spanish Guitar Chicago!! 

Ada D (February 2018)

Diego was an absolute pleasure to work with. As a wedding planner, working with a ceremony musician who is at the top of his game musically AND professionally makes my stress level diminish considerably, and Diego was both of those things. The music was BEAUTIFUL; and his communication, timeliness, and overall professionalism were so appreciated. I would highly recommend him!

Emily @ Five Grain Events (January 2018)

Diego and his partner guitarist were very kind and wonderful at their craft. They added a lovely touch to our cocktail reception. They were accommodating in working with my timeline for the event and considerably understanding in our nonprofit budget needs. I would use them again for an event and would love to hear them another time when I can truly listen and absorb their romantic sounds!

Meg B. (November 2017)

We were fortunate to engage Diego Alonso for an evening of classical guitar at our home for a private party. He arrived promptly and set up inconspicuously. He provided two hours of beautiful music including one hour accompanying a wonderful flamenco dancer. On behalf of all 80 of our guests, five stars were definitely earned for enhancing our evening and providing a very special touch to the gathering.   Diego is highly recommendable!   As an added touch, he bravely allowed me to sing some songs with his accompaniment for our guests. Top-notch service!

Andrew V. (November 2017)

Diego, along with additional guitarist and percussionist, played for my formal 50th birthday party for a group of about 65 people.  I was thrilled with the results.  I provided a list of songs/genres prior to the event, expressed an interest in setting a festive, happy tone at the event, and Diego nailed it!  Throughout the evening, Diego was constantly checking my facial expressions to get feedback.  I absolutely loved the music:  included standard famous Latin boleros, fun Caribbean folk music, and even Hotel California.  As long as you are a good client in expressing your preferences, Diego will likely exceed your expectations.  Super talented musician, flexible businessman, and just a decent human being!

Kathy C. (October 2017)

Diego and his Chicago Flamenco Ensemble performed at my elementary school. They were great, they explained, and they had the students participate during the performance. Teachers and students were enjoyed the performance as they learned more about the Flamenco dance and its elements.

Sylvia Z. (October 2017)

Diego's group, the Chicago Flamenco Ensemble," performed at our library for Patron Appreciation Day.  We had a full house and all who attended raved about their music and the flamenca dancing. Diego was the ultimate professional and very easy to work with and their performance was entertaining and educational. I had heard good things about Diego Alonso and Spanish Guitar Chicago from other libraries who had booked his group and they turned out to be all true!We can't wait to have them back.

J. K. (October 2017)

I hired Spanish Guitar Chicago for my sister's baby shower.  The booking and communication was so easy.  Diego showed up early and was so nice and genuinely interested in our event.  The music was beautiful, and all of the guests commented on it.  Thank you so much for making the event so memorable for the Mom and Dad-to-Be!

Katie G. (October 2017)

Diego and Carlo (Spanish Guitar Duo) played at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and truly helped made our wedding special. The music at the ceremony was peaceful and charming and they chose a really great music selection for the cocktail hour. They gave a special touch of class that we wanted for our wedding. Our guests and family members really enjoyed the music as well. Thanks so much for bringing your talent and helping us make our day memorable!

Carmen P. (August 2017)

We enjoyed working with Diego Alonso and Spanish Guitar Chicago to accompany our wedding ceremony and happy hour. Communication before the wedding was thorough, and we got great recommendations for songs. Our guitarist played beautifully and was professional. I would highly recommend working with this company!

Angela P. (August 2017)

To be brief, Diego gets our highest recommendation if you are looking for a classical/Spanish guitar engagement. My wife and I had wanted something different in terms of music at our wedding. We are both decent amateur musicians and also some of our guests had graduate degrees in music performance so it was important that who we hired had a level of proficiency in their craft. After listening to a couple dozen guitarists online, I thought Spanish Guitar Chicago would fit the bill and reached out to them.  

 

Despite being abroad, Diego responded within a day and we set up a meeting. From the initial meeting through each correspondence and finally concluding with the wedding, Diego was a delight and very professional - so easy to work with.  He gave polite suggestions as needed throughout the planning process.  At the wedding he gave us zero worries on a day when there is so much that could be worried about. His playing was fabulous as my wife and I were given many kudos throughout the evening for our selection - it gave our wedding an added level of uniqueness and class.  Diego reads the crowd and blends seamlessly, always present but never overwhelming in his playing.  Honestly, after listening to all his recordings on-line, much of his best repotoire is not recorded.  Thanks Diego!  Mark & Mary

Mark& Mary B. (July 2017)

Diego, you are a breath of fresh air. Everything seems to be a struggle relating to planning a wedding, but with you not only were you great... you were beyond nice, professional and a good man. 

 

We received so many compliments on your performance and you helped make our day great. I got to dance to your playing, if only for a few seconds, with my future wife in front of 160 people. Top 5 all time favorite moment. 

 

Thank you again and we will be sure to spread the word in as many ways as possible!

Chris & Katie (July 2017)

We hired Diego's trio (2 guitar & 1 percussion) of musicians for our paella party this last weekend.  They were outstanding!  Not only were they courteous and friendly but played fun, energetic music the whole crowd enjoyed.  I will definitely use them again for future parties!

David C. (2017)

My wife and I hired Diego for our summer solstice party this past weekend. WOW, I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF TALENT THIS PERSON HAS!! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Spanish Guitar Chicago. Diego provided the most amazing atmosphere for my party and my guests loved his playing, energy and passion, it seriously felt like we were transported back to Barcelona!! Diego was also super professional and made working with him very easy. I know people from my party definitely plan to use Spanish Guitar Chicago in the future, and I plan to again as well.  Thank you Diego!! Ashley and Karolina

Ashley Z. (June 2017)

Our Elementary school hired Diego and his Spanish Guitar & Dance Trio for a performance to help us promote diversity and culture with in our school. The performance was engaging and educational for the students. They gave the kids the opportunity to learn about the instruments and dance routines. The students had so much fun! During the planning process, Diego was accommodating and extremely organized. He is dependable and courteous. It was a true pleasure having him and his group collaborate with us and we look forward to having them back!

Jessica R. (May 2017)

Diego is such a talented man! My (now) fiancé hired Diego for his surprise proposal for me. I cannot tell you enough how perfect that moment was. Obviously for the fact that the love of my life was proposing to me, but also because Diego set the most romantic atmosphere for us to share our special moment. I am a huge fan of Spanish guitar and I love how my fiancé thought of hiring a Spanish guitarist -- he definitely chose the right one! We can wait to hire Diego for your wedding day, too! :)

Magdalena L. (March 2017)

My wife and I hired Diego to play at our wedding this past weekend. He did an amazing job and we couldn't be happier with the overall experience. Diego is extremely talented and was very easy to coordinate with while planning our wedding details. We highly recommend hiring him if you are looking for a Spanish Guitarist to perform at your event.

Preston P. (November 2016)

We hired Diego and Carlo for a corporate event we had for approximately 300 guests and they were absolutely incredible! We had so many compliments from our guests about the professionalism and pure talent that they added to our event. I would highly recommend Spanish Guitar Chicago for any event - you will not be disappointed!

Sarah K. (October 2016)

We hired Diego on short notice to perform background music at a informal backyard party and can't say enough about the positive impact he had on making it a uniquely memorable event.  Numerous people went out of their way to comment on his talent, friendly stage presence and lively but not distracting performance that was perfect for the event.Importantly, Diego was very professional, responsive and easy to work with.  We would use him again for future events and highly recommend him.

Ryan S. (September 2016)

What an amazing talent! We have now had Diego perform for us for the third year in a row! He is prompt, professional, passionate & entertaining! I simply couldn't ask for anything more. We will see you again soon Diego!

Mercat A La Planxa (August 2016)

My husband and I hired Diego for the cocktail our at our wedding reception this last past July and he was amazing. During the planning process Diego was very informative, organized and left no question unanswered. He even provided YouTube videos of him playing and they were unbelievable. A true professional.  He arrived at our wedding with plenty of time to set up and gave us a 15 minute buffer of playing time just in case cocktail hour ran a bit late. My dad who is also a guitarist was even asking him questions and observing his technique and informed me after the event that he was very impressed and that Diego was "the real deal". 

Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to talk to him but my husband did go up to him after he got done playing. My husband thanked him for playing and they began talking. As it turned out, Diego trained in Seville which is where we were going on our honeymoon. He immediately offered to give us some tips on places to go eat and visit, which we took advantage of and his suggestions were great! Thank you Diego for making our day so special and for helping us on our honeymoon.

Diego is a MUST hire!

Katie G. (August 2016)

My wife and I had Diego and Patty perform for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We could not have asked for more! We met with Diego a few months before and he made us feel at ease right away. After that, we had several requests which we corresponded about in email and he was quick to accommodate everything. Diego and Patty even learned a song that we asked for that was not in their repertoire that we wanted in our ceremony. They arrived 30 minutes early, promptly set up, and started playing upbeat Spanish guitar tunes. In the cocktail hour, they played a lot of American Classic and classic rock and pop songs. At the end of the cocktail hour, it was time for them to pack up and leave but they stayed an extra 20 minutes or so to play during the introduction of bridal party, groomsmen, and us. We didn't ask for that. It was a super nice bonus. Many of our guests complimented their performance. If you want to have an expert Spanish guitar player, and a singer with beautiful voice to make your ceremony/cocktail hour sound perfect, look no further. Thanks Diego and Patty!

Steve R. (August 2016)

We had Spanish Guitar Chicago (Diego, Carlos & Chihsuan) play at our wedding reception. They played as a duo for the cocktail hour and dinner and a trio for the after dinner party. They were fantastic and we received many compliments! Working with Diego was definitely a pleasure, he was easy to work with and very responsive to all our requests. We would definitely recommend them to anyone considering guitarists for their event!!!

Matthew L. (July 2016)

Diego and his ensemble were great!  They performed during one of our summer school sessions.  They were very energetic and captivated the audience attention.  They provided the children with a cultural experience of education and learning through music.  I would definitely recommend him and his ensemble for any school program.

Denise M. (July 2016)

We hired Diego as a soloist for our intimate summer wedding in the city. The entire experience, from first email contact to the end of his set, was professional, thorough and thoughtful. Diego is open to song suggestions prior to the event--he even learned and played several new songs I specifically requested. The music was gorgeous and absolutely perfect. I want to get married again so I can watch him play this time... haha.

Alyssa S. (June 2016)

Diego and Carlo were the perfect soundtrack for our ceremony and cocktail reception. Our only regret: Not sitting down and watching them play! We received many compliments and would definitely recommend them for anyone interested in talented Spanish guitar players!!!!

Michael P. (May 2016)

My guests raved about Diego when he played recently played for my wedding ceremony and reception.  I was looking for something unique and beautiful to set the atmosphere.  Once I got the idea of perhaps a guitarist, my wedding planner lead me to Diego.  I am so glad she did.  To have some sense of what was good and what was great in a guitarist, I listened to a lot of professionals online....there was no comparison, what Diego does is heads and shoulders above the rest!!!  I contacted him, he was professional, easy to find, responsible, kind, inspiring of confidence and willing to help. He was even willing to learn pieces if that was important, but his repertoire is expansive enough to provide what is needed.  He is simply amazing and he made me feel beautiful in the music and exquisitely set the tone for the wedding.

Deborah J (May 2016)

I was planning a Spanish themed surprise birthday party for my husband. I thought it would be so cool to have someone play Spanish guitar at the party. Not knowing where to begin I Googled "Spanish guitar Chicago" and found Diego! He responded quickly to my request and answered all of my questions. I was able to hear and see some of his past performances on YouTube. I never considered looking for anyone else, he made it so easy to book and pay him. He plays so beautifully. We enjoyed his music so much, we extended his playing time at the party. I hope to be able to hear him play again soon.Thank you Diego for making our party extra special.

Erin G. (April 2016)

Diego was recommended to me from a friend who had him perform at her wedding! I remembered loving the performance at her wedding so I hired Diego for an office party and couldn't be happier with the decision!!! Scheduling was easy and Diego was very prompt with emails. He came early while we were still working and set up quietly without disturbing anyone. His performance was beautiful and a hit with everyone! He is such a skilled and talented musician! I am a huge fan of Spanish guitar and Diego's guitar was the perfect addition to our office party! I hope to use Spanish Guitar Chicago again for our office party needs! Muchas gracias Diego!

Alyssa R. (February 2016)

Diego is WONDERFUL! We hired him to play at our event at the Waldorf Astoria and he was great! We actually found him online and listen to some of his samples and really liked them so we took a chance and reached out to him. He was actually booked for an event earlier in the day but said he would be done in time to come to ours. He did his due-diligence and connected with our planner at the hotel and set up his equipment so that all he had to do was sit down and begin playing. Everyone really enjoyed his music. I would highly recommend Diego...we wouldn't hesitate hiring him again.

Debbie G. (Septemebr 2015)

Diego played for us at a rehearsal dinner at Carnivale. He really set the tone for a wonderful evening with his beautiful guitar playing! Diego is professional and played with feeling and sensitivity. He truly made the evening special! We certainly hope to hear his music again. We recommend Diego without hesitation.

Deborah C. (September 2015)

Carlo and Diego (Spanish Guitar Duo) played the ceremony and cocktail reception for my outdoor wedding, and we could not have been more thrilled. They are beyond talented. A few of our guests were asking how they can hear more, buy the CD etc. Also, I originally started researching string quartets because that just seemed like the route people take for wedding music. I'm so glad we went with a Spanish guitar duo. It was different, fun, classic, and a real crowd pleaser. I strongly suggest that brides book them!

Lauren M (September 2015)

I hired Diego and Carlo to play for a surprise engagement and they absolutely exceeded my expectations and then some.  They were very accommodating to my schedule and it was truly a night to remember.  Not only are they talented musicians, but they are very personable as well and made the entire evening enjoyable from start to finish.  Highly recommended!  Will be hiring them again in the future for other events.

Harrison D (August 2015)

Our experience with Spanish Guitar Chicago was fantastic.  Diego Alonso did an outstanding job of performing at our Allstate Honor Ring Ceremony event, in addition to his guitar performance; he arranged for a wonderful pair of Flamenco dancers, who wowed the audience with the energy of their very, intense, passionate dancing performance.

Kevin S. MVP Collaborative. (July 2015)

Communication with Spanish Guitar Chicago was clear and prompt starting from the day I requested information. The day of my wedding Diego and Carlo arrived extra early for set up and were able to enchant our guest with their amazing talent and magical flamenco sounds. I would definitely recommend everyone to experience the same exceptional service as I did.

Erika L (August 2015)

We had Diego play guitar for the cocktail hour and dinner at our wedding reception, and it was absolutely perfect. He created a calm and romantic atmosphere for us and our guests to enjoy.  Diego also worked together with the banquet hall to make sure everything was setup with minimal help from us, which helped a lot to make sure our big day went smoothly.  We definitely recommend Diego to play at any celebration or event!

Adrian K. (May 2015)

"Hello Diego! Thank you for helping to make my evening extra special!  Everyone loved the music, and, of course, I will refer you!  Hope to see you again!"

Barbara. S., Birthday Party. (May 2015)

"Diego's guitar-playing was the perfect addition to our birthday dinner celebration. It was rich,  romantic and completed the ambiance of the night without being intrusive. I would love to have Diego play at another party."

Allison B., Birthday Party. (April 2015)

“I was impressed with the authentic and passionate sound of Spanish Guitar Chicago from their website. When I contacted them for my client’s event Diego was responsive and professional in handling my inquiry and expressed genuine interest in taking care of my client. I knew they would be awesome for the event and my client booked them right away. On the day of the event, Diego and Carlo set up, started playing on time and immediately livened up the room! My client and their guests raved about them and the enjoyable ambiance they created at the event.

 

The passion they have for music shows in their beautiful sounds. It’s a pleasure working with such talented artists as Diego Alonso and Carlo Basile. I also attend their performances in the city. Have you seen their full ensemble performance? They are incredible!! I highly recommend them for anyone seeking an amazing entertainment experience.”

Gabriela Schreiber, Owner Beso Weddings & Events (October 2014)

"As a Wedding and event planner in Chicago, I have had the pleasure of having  Diego Alonso and the Spanish Guitar Trio play at a large NFP event, where they graciously and skillfully wowed the crowd. Not only are these gentlemen incredible musicians, but they are extremely accommodating and easy to work with. They are masterful with their beautiful music and kind with their spirit. 

 

We later had the fortune of working once again with the Spanish GuitarTrio at a lovely wedding, where they played for one of our clients wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. This wedding blew everyones minds and honestly perhaps the one piece that stands out the most is the gorgeous music that emanated from the open windows which overlooked the courtyard ceremony. The music was romantic and melodic and the ceremony floated. Once again, Diego and The Spanish Guitar trio was a pleasure to work with. They are prompt, professional and incredibly talented. We will of course look forward to working with them again in the future."

Kerrie Gallagher. City Girl Weddings (September 2014)

“Thank you, again, Diego, for your wonderful performance! I received a lot of positive feedback. Our guests really enjoyed the music! We will certainly keep you in mind for future performances.”

Julie Q. DLP Piper (August 2014)

"Diego, I wanted to thank you so much for your beautiful music during the ceremony and your lovely contribution to the cocktail hour. I know Anna and Rogan enjoyed it all! I will be sure to recommend you for other weddings."

Lauren M., Wedding. (July 2014)

"Diego, your music was beautiful and definitely what we were looking for! I will definitely keep you in mind."

Karen B. Freeman Decorating. (July 2014)

"We cannot say enough how wonderful Diego and Carlo were at our July 5th wedding! We had family in town from Spain fo r the celebration and they were so touched by the gesture, and more importantly thought their music was fantastic. Diego was incredibly professional, and accomodating, and together they truly made our wedding magical! From start to finish, you were exactly what we wanted. Thanks so much for everything and let us know the next time you are performing in New York, we'd love to see you!"

Samantha S., Weding (July 2014)

“Gracias a tí Diego! Recibí muchos comentarios muy positivos hoy sobre la actuacion, sus mini lecciones, el baile, la voz, la caja, y sobre todo sobre las guitarras!” - Thank you, Diego! I received many positive comments today about your performance: the mini lectures, the dance, the voice, the cajón, and, above all, the guitars!!"

Stephen J. Lake Forest Academy (June 2014)

"I found Carlo and Diego online and from my first contact with Carlo, my experience was nothing short of great. I was throwing a party for my mother's birthday and expected about 40 guests. The party was a big deal to me, so I wanted everything to be perfect. Carlo and Diego were not only utmost professionals beforehand in planning and organizing with me, but once there, they created an incredible atmosphere, playing an array of music to fit the mood and audience, from Spanish guitar to a flamenco version of Happy Birthday, and even tango for the tango crowd. The quality of the sound was also superb. I could not be happier with the experience of hiring Carlo and Diego and with their memorable contribution to the event."

Izodora A., Birthday Party (June 2014)

"You helped make the day perfect, so thanks to both of you [Diego and David].  We will wholeheartedly recommend you to all of our friends and family if ever they are looking for something similar."

Dale W. & Jim C., Wedding. (June 8, 2014)

"Thank you so much for the beautiful part you [Diego] and Carlo [the Spanish Guitar Duo] played in our big day! You were wonderful and we enjoyed your music so much! You should also know that we received many compliments about you two and your music - everyone loved it as much as we did! A million thank you's!”

Maril A. & Joe P., Wedding. (April 2014)

"Diego, thank you so much for playing at our wedding and reception!  You and Carlo played beautifully.  The music was exactly what we had envisioned for our day, and you were exceptionally helpful in planning the music for the ceremony."

Miriam & Brad. Wedding (April 2014)

“Hi Diego! Both the Petrone and DeFranco families were so pleased with your Spanish guitar group! You really added so much to the venue. We are so thankful you added the percussionist! Thanks so much for making our special occasion memorable!!! Hope to see you again!!!!”

Helen D. Wedding (December 2013)

“Hi Diego! Thank you so very much for your service at last night's dinner. I cannot tell you how happy I was with your work and the ambiance that you were able to set for our dinner with the music. I had several clients comment on how excellent the music was, being such a nice touch to the evening, so again, thank you. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events!”

Hispanic Executive. (October 2013)

Diego, you and your group were wonderful! Thanks so much for a great performance. You helped make our reception a memorable event. Thanks!!!”

American College of Chest Physicians (October 2013)

Diego, thank you so much for making our day so special! Everything was perfect! We really enjoyed the music and received so many compliments about how talented you were and how special it was to have live Spanish guitar. Your hard work and dedication is truly appreciated!”

Craig K. & Christine G. Wedding (September 2013)

"As you can probably tell everyone enjoyed the music from you two on saturday!  You created the perfect ambiance!  Thank you [Diego and Carlo]!"

Joe G. & Christine D., Wedding. (September 2013)

Diego, I just wanted to take some time to let you know what an amazing time we had at our reception, and you were a big part of that! Even our friends from Spain were impressed with the guitar and flamenco dancer! All of our friends and family loved the music, show and cd's. Everybody wanted to know how I found such an amazing group of talented artists! Let me know if there is somewhere I can leave a review because I have nothing but positive things to say. I think I was smiling from the moment I heard the guitars going up to the cocktail until after the show! Again, Thank you!”

Mara B. & Manolo M. Wedding (August 2013)

Diego, I was VERY happy with your performance. Thank you so much for being so accommodating with your time and your talent. I very much hope that we can find a way to work together again in the future. I'll let you know when I have the song, promotional video, and the animated video ready. Again, thank you!”

James W. Studio Recording (July 2013)

Diego, it was really great having you play! We all enjoyed your talent so much. Flamenco music had been such a big part of our lives when my husband was alive, and it was wonderful to hear it throughout our home again. It really meant so much to us. We all wanted to celebrate his life in a way which he would have loved. Somehow I have to believe he was there in spirit. I hope we will have another opportunity to hear you play again!”

Holly A. House Concert (April 2013)

"Hola Diego! Thank you for [performing for our event]! Everyone really enjoyed the beautiful music, so much so, that I heard some saying they could listen to you play all night long. I will definitely keep you in mind for other events here!"

Rachael L. Elmhurst Academy (March 2013)

"Thank you SO much for everything! The guitarists, Carlo and Diego, were amazing - all the guests are STILL raving about your music! It was a perfect day! I will definitely be recommending your services to my future brides! Thank you!!!"

Kristina. Wedding Planner. Wedding (December 2012)

"I am a professional violinist and think I am a decent music critic. These guys are great (I did not know them before [I booked them]). My other professional colleagues thought they were awesome also. They had a great selection of music, all memorized! They had a great sound system and even let me borrow a microphone for my best man's speech. These guys are for real, don't hesitate to book them."

Andrew W. Wedding (November 2012)

"The guitarist was a hit! Everyone was impressed at his expertise in playing guitar. It was the perfect way to begin our celebration."

Laurie B. Private Party (October 2012)

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! I just simply adore you!! The music was just amazing!! I will always be grateful. Best regards! I hope to listen to you again some time [when] you have any performances."

Russell R. Wedding (July 2012)

 

“FIVE stars for [The Spanish Guitar Duo]. They were early to arrive, set up, and prepare! Lovely music & lovely people. Wish they were in Newport Beach, CA for my son's wedding this September. Would hire them in a heartbeat again!”

Linda M. Corporate Event (June 2012)

"Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment you and [the violinist] provided during our reception and dinner on Wednesday!! The music was perfect...as always...and the violin was a really nice addition!! Thank you again - talk to you netxt year!"

Eileen R. Baxter International. (June 2012)

"Thank you for an amazing performance on Friday. You and the members of your band were great and we look forward to doing business with you sometime in the near future. Again, thank you for everything!"

Chicago Film Festival (October 2011)

“We hired Diego to play guitar solo during the cocktail hour and dinner portion of our wedding. He was absolutely perfect!! Very professional, yet relaxed. His music was lovely, and the feeling and scene he created for during our outdoor cocktail hour was phenomenal. The music he chose was so romantic and classy, and was especially nice to have while everyone was eating dinner. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to create a romantic feel at their wedding. Having a guitarist was also very unique as none of my friends had one at their weddings, so I feel it made our wedding that much more memorable. I am so so happy we booked him!”

Kathy L. Wedding (September 2011)

"I cannot tell you how lovely it was to walk into that room to the sound of your music--a true joy! There were three guitar players there, including the groom, his father and his uncle and they loved it. ALL the guests commented on how they liked the music--it truly made the event and I am so happy you could stay the extra half-hour for the lunch meal. Thank you for your professionalism and your skill! We will never forget it--EVER!!"

Kelly & Jay T. Wedding (July 2011)

"A big thank you to Carlo and Diego [The Spanish Guitar Duo] for helping create a wonderful evening this past Saturday for our party at Carnivale. Many of our guests were quite impressed with your playing and it added a fantastic vibe to the room. I knew it would!"

Veronica M. Wedding (June 2011)

"Diego, Thank you [and Carlo] very much for playing at our wedding. I got to stand still and listen to your music for a good part of your performance and it sounded fantastic. Thanks very much for making our wedding day more special"

Alicia Z. Wedding (June 2011)

“The Spanish Guitar Duo [Ensemble] made my wedding a really magical night. The sound was amazing! Vocals, guitars, cello and percussion all sounded great. I had quite a few musicians as guests who were blown away by the quality and talent. This band has such a wide range [of music]! And of course when the percussionist added some flamenco dancing to the evening everyone was mesmerized and truly entertained. They were really so professional, so flexible and so so fun. I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with our choice! I would highly recommend this band for your next event!”

Mary J. Wedding (October 2010)

We couldn’t have been more pleased with the guitarist's performance. He was professional and accommodating during every step of the booking process and most importantly he added the perfect musical backdrop for our event. We had my husband’s family and friends from Spain in town to help us celebrate and his music was highly regarded by all of them - a true testament to just how talented he is! We also gave a copy of his CD to each of our guests as a thank you gift, which they LOVED - I would definitely suggest this. Highly recommended and I would not hesitate to book him again!”

Amanda Q. Wedding (October 2010)

"Diego, Thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony and cocktail reception! I appreciate your time and effort in making sure the music reflected us and in making our day special. Thanks again!"

Melanie & Chris G. Wedding (September 2010)

"Diego, We cannot thank you enough for your time. I am very happy that our guests were able to enjoy your music. Mark and I received so many wonderful compliments about [you and Carlo]. Thank you for being a part of our memorable wedding day!"

Mark & Susan C. Wedding (September 2010)

“The Spanish Guitar Duo was wonderful! They were very easy to work with and very professional. They helped make our wedding special and one of a kind! I would recommend them to anyone!”

Laura S. Wedding (July 2010)

“The best decision I made in planning our event was hiring [the Spanish Guitar Duo]. Their talent, song selection, understanding of the audience, understanding of the venue, understanding of the event itself, and what it called for, their ability to conform to the environment in which they played (which was a tropical jungle in Mexico with no electricity) all coupled with an amazing attitude and desire to give my guests the best performance possible made our wedding the most raved about event we or any of my guests have ever been to. We cannot thank them enough!”

Diana F. Wedding (May 2010)

“We could not have been more delighted with the music provided by Carlo & Diego [The Spanish Guitar Duo]. They performed a variety of classical Spanish guitar music pieces and even took a request to play a piece by the Gipsy Kings. Their music was absolutely beautiful & they are wonderful guitar players! We received many amazing comments & inquiries from our guests including the guests of honor on how much the enjoyed the music. Thank you Carlo & Diego for helping us create this beautiful memory for my brother and his wife on the their anniversary!”

Cathy B. Anniversary (October 2009)

“Carlo and Diego [The Spanish Guitar Duo] were a fantastic addition to our outdoor event. Their music is simply beautiful and it added a chic and elegant vibe to our celebration. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the performance. Can't wait for the next occasion to hire them again!”

Letty M. Private Party (September 2009)

“We hired the Spanish Guitar Duo to play during the cocktail hour of our wedding. Our guests loved it! They did a great job. I'd recommend the Spanish Guitar Duo to anyone that's looking for authentic Spanish/Latin guitar music.”

Michelle H. Wedding (June 2009)

"Carlo, thanks again to you, [Diego], and your [group]. The performance was very exciting and we had nothing but the most positive comments from our audience "

University of St. Francis. Concert (May 2009)

"Diego, Thank you so much for all the wonderful entertainment you provided to our Lake Park High School students. We were all so impressed with the guitar, singing, and flamenco skills you shared with us. Thank you and we look forward to having you again in the future! Muchas Gracias!"

Katie G. Lake Park High School (April 2009)

"Diego Alonso and Spanish Guitar Chicago: Courteous and detail oriented! Articulate and prompt! High level of professionalism! Premier level of service! Diego's performance was wonderful!"

Nelsy M. Private Party (March 2009)

"Gracias Diego for your wonderful guitar playing at the Symphony Center. The community outreach and marketing personnel mentioned to me you did a great job. I truly appreciate your time and art. Thank you."

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance. (October 2008)