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Wedding Reception in Bodega Bay, CA on Dec 28, 2013
The BEST! Giovanni was everything we could have dreamed of…
Giovanni was professional in every sense of the word. He was versatile, talented, organized, looked sharp and classy. He not only has a huge repertoire, but helped us pick perfect wedding reception music. He has the added grace to help “move things along” throughout the evening, with gentle announcements of toasts, first dance, cake cutting, etc. We HIGHLY recommend him!!

Jacquie H.

Wine Tasting Party in Brentwood, CA on 01/27/2013
“Giovanni is always a favorite…..”
Mark E.

Wedding Ceremony in Kenwood, CA on 10/27/2012
“Giovanni was absolutely awesome. If you are looking for a guitar player for your wedding or your event, We highly, highly recommend hiring him. Giovanni spent time to meet with us pre wedding, right away we knew we found the right person. His list of songs is very thorough and songs that were not on his list he was more than willing to learn. During the wedding his playing was great. He hit every que, he played with perfect dynamics for the mood. He was extremely professional and supper accommodating. Out of all of our wedding vendors Giovanni was by far one of our favorites. Again we highly recommend hiring him.”
– Christian B.

Wedding Reception in Walnut Creek, CA on 06/23/2012
“I can’t even begin to express how happy we were to have Giovanni play at our wedding. He provided the perfect music for our entire night…from the ceremony and cocktail hour, thru dinner and even got our guests on the dance floor. Our site did not allow amplified music and Giovanni spoke with the site rep and was able to get permission to use it! How amazing is that. His instrumental music as well as One Man Band provided great entertainment, we got many compliments from our guests. Thank you so much Giovanni! “
– Jodi P.

Wedding Ceremony in Santa Rosa, CA on 09/01/2012
“Giovanni made our wedding so unique and wonderful. He was perfect. Perfect! His song selection list is extensive, he’s very talented, and he was exactly what we wanted for our outdoor ceremony. I can’t say enough, he was amazing! ”
– Andrea J.

Wedding in Sonoma, CA on 12/30/2012
“From booking on Gigmasters to saying goodnight at the end of our wedding, and every moment in between, Giovanni was professional, talented, and sensitive to our wishes. His solo guitar playing was the perfect complement to our intimate wedding. He learned some of our favorite songs for both the ceremony and the reception and transposed them well to acoustic guitar melodies. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a performer who is reliable, easy to work with, and flexible to your needs.”
– Cheryl S.

Wedding Ceremony in Sonoma, CA on 07/21/2012
“Giovanni played acoustic guitar at our wedding two weeks ago and he was amazing. Everything sounded beautiful and we got complements on our ceremony music. Thank you Giovanni for being part of such an important day. “
– Cassie O.

Wedding Ceremony in Calistoga, CA on 07/07/2012
“My favorite part of my (intimate) wedding was hearing Giovanni play. He played beautifully and so many people commented on how great he was. Giovanni was extremely professional, courteous, accommodating – a class act. My only regret is not hiring him to play longer. Thank you Giovanni!!”
– Nicholle H.

Engagement Party in Napa, CA on 06/22/2012
“Giovanni was absolutely amazing!!! I proposed to my fiance in Napa and arranged for Giovanni to act like an employee of the winery and not only sing but take pictures when I proposed. My fiance was in tears and will never forget the proposal which would have never turned out as amazing as it did without Giovanni. If you are reading this review and wondering if you should have Giovanni play for your event, do it!! He’s the best and you will be glad you chose him!”
– Jason S.

Birthday Party (Adults) in Los Altos Hills, CA on 07/14/2012
“Giovanni was great. He communicated with us before the event, was very prompt and is a great entertainer. He has a variety of songs, picks up on the mood of the party and has a sense of what to play and when to play it. We would highly recommend Giovanni to anybody looking for a quality guitarist. “
– Mary Jane F.

Wine Tasting Party in Brentwood, CA on 09/02/2012
“As always…Giovanni is a “House” favorite. Guests love him and he has the perfect touch to set our mood. “
– Mark E.

Wine Tasting Party in Brentwood, CA on 03/10/2012
“We continue to receive such good comments from our guests about Giovanni! Always a pleasure having him here.”
– Mark E.

Wine Acoustic Afternoons @ Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA on 01/07/2012
“Giovanni is consistently well received by our guests. Perfect for our venue!”
– Mark E.

Acoustic Afternoons @ Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA on 03/24/2012
Acoustic Afternoons @ Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA on 02/12/2012
Acoustic Afternoons @ Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA on 06/10/2012
Acoustic Afternoons @ Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA on 08/26/2012
Acoustic Afternoons @ Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood, CA on 12/08/2012
“Giovanni always sets the right mood for our events, small and large.”
– Mark E.

Wine Tasting Party in Brentwood, CA on 05/05/2012
“Giovanni receives more positive feedback from our guests than ANY other performer. “
– Mark E.

Birthday Party (Adults) in Occidental, CA on 06/09/2012
” We had Giovanni Mandala come to our home to celebrate a birthday. We were so pleased with how it went. He made the whole night so very special for our guests and ourselves. We would recommend him to all of our friends and look forward to using him again. “
– Sophie P.

Birthday Party (Adults) in Lincoln, CA on 04/28/2012
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with Giovanni. A great talent and a gentleman. Very accommadating. He made our function a success. Everyone was impressed with his demeanor and talent.”
– Victor E. G.

Wine Tasting Party in Brentwood, CA on 05/19/2012
“Always a 5 star performance from Giovanni”
– Mark E.

Wedding Ceremony in Crockett, CA on 11/05/2011
“We could not have been more pleased with Giovanni’s performance at our wedding. He was a delight to communicate with from the very beginning. His music was beautiful and added the exact tone I was hoping for during the ceremony and the coctail/appetizer hour. We had many compliments about his music from several guests. Thank you so much Giovanni for making my dream come true with your beautiful music!”
– Bonnie A.

Anniversary Party in Penryn, CA on 10/08/2011
“Giovanni was wonderful!! He was very professional and accommodating. All our guests enjoyed his music and his great personality. He made time to stop by each table to speak wit our guests and they all thought that was a great thing to do, it made them feel like they had a choice in the music as well. Giovanni thank you for making our party a huge success!! I will book you for future events and recommend you to our friends. Thank you again !”
– Mary Ann E.

Wedding Ceremony in St Helena, CA on 10/01/2011
“I am so happy that we decided to hire Giovanni for our special day! Our guests were so impressed with his talent and we kept receiving nonstop compliments! He was easy to work with and extremely professional as well. I gave Giovanni a list of songs that fit our vision and personalities, and he nailed it! I would highly recommend Giovanni for any wedding based on our experience. It was wonderful working with him! Naomi”
– Naomi J.

Wedding Ceremony in San Francisco, CA on 08/11/2012
“Giovanni was an absolute pleasure to work with. In the months before our wedding, we asked him to learn several new songs to play and he did. We also asked him to learn a new song for my processional and to work with my friend who would accompany him on vocals–they did an absolute amazing job together! Though we only booked Giovanni for 1.5 hours, he came 3 hours early to practice with my friend and set up. In retrospect, I wish we had given him some amplification so that his beautiful sound could have been a bit louder, but I have no regrets about hiring him and recommend him without reservation! A true talent and a true professional!”
– Auburn D.

Wedding Ceremony in Guerneville, CA on 10/22/2011
“Giovanni was so delightful. Over the past few months we have had several communications regarding the events of the day. He was so easy to work with, and very conscious of making sure that the day was everything we had hoped for. He spent some time with us on the day of the rehearsal, and it was really helpful for him to get everything coordinated with the celebrant. The day of the wedding he arrived early and was able to set up both of his sites. The music was perfect, and the variety was great. We so enjoyed having Giovanni be part of my daughter’s wedding day. “
– Pam W.

Wedding Ceremony in Santa Rosa, CA on 08/04/2012
“This guy learned and played at least 10 songs for our wedding ceremony. He brought all his own equipment, played beautifully and was incredibly easy to work with and affordable. You could say he was “instrumental” to our wedding day bliss! Jim and Suzanne”
– James B.

Wedding Ceremony in Bodega Bay, CA on 09/10/2011
“Giovanni Mandala’s performance was pivotal to the success of our wedding ceremony and reception. He demonstrated top notch talent from the beginning to the end. His music makes everyone feel included which allowed dancing to come easy for our guests. He exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to having an event where we can hire him again. He is a phenomenal professional with a true gift. We more than appreciate everything he brought to our special wedding day.”
– Suzanne M.

Wedding Ceremony in Sonoma, CA on 09/18/2011
“I could not be happier with my experience working with Giovanni. He played acoustic guitar for our wedding and he was fantastic! We were planning our event from Chicago, so he recorded each song and let me listen to it prior to the event. He was professional, talented, and an overall joy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great guitar player!”
– Melissa R.

Wedding Ceremony in San Francisco, CA on 08/19/2011
“Giovanni was the best!”
– Melissa K.

Event in Brentwood, CA on 04/22/2012
“Always a guest favorite!”
– Mark E.

Wine Tasting Party in Brentwood, CA on 12/18/2011
“Both the staff and guests love Giovanni. His style is perfect for creating a wonderful soundscape for our winery tasting room. We hesitate to share such a good friend of the winery but we wish him continued success!”
– Mark E.

Celebration in Healdsburg, CA on 09/08/2011
“Giovanni was terrific and a true talent. He played at our Welcome Dinner on Thursday night(prior to the wedding of our son on Saturday)for 70 of our closest friends at a beautiful winery in Healdsburg, Calif. Everyone loved his voice and the music he selected. All our guest and espically the wedding party were delighted to have him as our special guest. I can not say enought wonderful things about Giovanni and highly recommend him to those that want to enhance their party wtih lovely music and a lovely man. Thank you Giovanni for making the party so memorable. Sherri Mignatti”
– Sherri M.

Wedding Ceremony in Eureka, CA on 07/09/2011
“Giovanni was extremely easy to work with, he is a true professional. He did everything we asked of him and more. We would love to book him again. Thank you Giovanni for making our special day even more special. John and Jennifer Kelley Wedding July 9, 2011”
– Jennifer B.

Wedding Ceremony in Brentwood, CA on 07/02/2011
“Giovanni recently played at my July 2nd wedding. He played acoustic guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour. He was fabulous! My guests were all commenting on how talented he was. I would highly recommend him and re-hire if another occasion arises!!!”
– Sarah T.

Convention in San Francisco, CA on 07/20/2011
“IONS loves the music, passion and professionalism of Giovanni Mandala. We cannot have an event with out him…he is terrific!”
– Rose W.

Wedding Ceremony in Guerneville, CA on 05/01/2011
“Giovanni performed for our daughter’s wedding and was professional, prompt, helpful, flexible and played beautifully. He responded quickly each time I contacted him. He provided valuable suggestions to help make this the perfect ceremony our daughter envisioned. He followed through with everything we discussed, he was helpful the others that participated in the event. He is a skilled musician and he helped to set a lovely tone for the ceremony. Thanks Giovanni!”
– Sanda S.

Birthday Party (Adults) in Cotati, CA on 04/02/2011
“We would highly recommend Giovanni as he even learned songs that were not on his list. Our guest were very impressed with the quality of talent, sound and selection of songs he can play which is a mix of oldies to newer pop selections. Giovanni also helped kept the party moving along and encouraged us to dance. We had a great time and would hire him again in a heart beat.”
– Mark M.

Birthday Party (Adults) in San Francisco, CA on 02/19/2011
“Giovanni has so much talent and his songlists were taylored perfectly for everyone. Lots of great music, memories and love throughout the afternoon and evening thanks to him. Giovanni will be highly recommended here in the Sonoma County wine country this year after we spread the news! We also have some great private parties coming up this summer and he will be on the top of our list to contact. “
– Johanna L.

Wedding Ceremony in San Francisco, CA on 11/12/2010
“I would highly recommend Giovanni Mandala for any occasion. He went above and beyond assisting my daughter with all the fine musical details and total effects for her Wedding Day. He understood how special this day was by being completely available/flexible for discussion and with such a talented and beautiful performance, her Wedding was exactly how she hoped. Thank you Giovanni,you were wonderful and your musical expression on guitar a true gift! Best Regards, Janice Egan”
– Janice E.

Birthday Party (Adults) in Discovery Bay, CA on 09/04/2010
“I hired Giovanni for a surprise birthday party for my husband. He did a fantastic job, played background music for dinner, then dance tunes everyone enjoyed after dinner and into the night. He even went out of his way to learn and play a song I wanted to have as a tribute for my husband. He was on time and he is very accommodating and professional, easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.”
– Lillian R.

Wedding Reception in Citrus Heights, CA on 05/26/2012
“Giovanni provided the perfect ambiance for our small, intimate outdoor wedding; lovely instrumental acoustic guitar during dinner, then kicking it up a notch after for an evening of dancing. Everyone enjoyed his music. I could not be more pleased! Audrey Miglino (Magnuson)”
– Audrey M.

Wedding Ceremony in Napa, CA on 10/10/2010
“Giovanni has been a pleasure to have play guitar for our intimate outdoor Napa Valley wedding ceremony. We wanted some beautiful guitar music and his talent and selections were perfect. He played during the arrival and departure of our guests and for the wedding procession. He used amplification and the volume was just perfect. He also came up with a wonderful interpretation of the song we chose to “walk down the isle” to prior to our wedding vows. Many Thanks! Hire Giovanni for all of your music needs! “
– Carol E.

Funeral in Walnut Creek, CA on 02/05/2011
“Giovanni was wonderful. It was a sad time for me and Giovanni was so accommodating, patient and kind. When he began to play a special request song, that I believe he learned in days for my event, my jaw dropped. Anyone who selects Giovanni should consider it a gift. He plays and sings so beautifully. He is unobtrusive when called for and then appears, ready to play. And play he does. My family and friends marveled and wondered how I found such an artist. I smiled with delight. I will not hesitate to use his services again or recommend him to others. Highest regards and thanks.”
– Monique M.

Wedding Ceremony in Bodega Bay, CA on 10/16/2010
“Giovanni has been very professional, friendly, and helpful from day one. He was very attentive to what I wanted and went out of his way to ensure that I was satisfied. He did exactly what he said he was going to do, and much more. Giovanni added a special touch to my wedding ceremony that will never be forgotten. The best part; his services were significantly cheaper than his competitors, despite being a very talented guitarist. I am 100% satisfied with his services in every aspect. I can’t imagine my wedding ceremony without his beautiful music in the background. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for talent and professionalism. “
– Dena F.

Wedding Ceremony in Rocklin, CA on 09/25/2010
“Giovanni was excellent in every way. He was helpful, prompt, courteous, talented and accommodating. My son, his bride, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. The wedding was delayed because of transportation problems and he just continued to play without complaint. Also, he came through at the last minute with sound equipment that was not provided by the facility so everyone was able to hear them make their vows. We highly recommend Giovanni!”
– Lisa P.

Birthday Party (Adults) in Brentwood, CA on 09/17/2010
“Giovanni Mandala exceeded all expectations. He sang and played for 3 hours and accommodated all requests. We couldn’t have been happier with him. You can select him and go into your event with confidence that you’ve selected the right guy.”
– Mike S.

Wedding Cocktail Hour in Livermore, CA on 10/07/2010
“Giovanni was excellent, great communication, on time, and very accommodating, we would hire him again no problem, also his pricing was very reasonable compared to others.”
– Tom S.

Corporate Function in Petaluma, CA on 10/29/2010
“We loved Giovanni’s music and presence. He is a very sweet and talented man and we look forward to having him at all of our events AND will tell our corporate and personal friends about him.”
– Rose W.

Wedding Ceremony in Rutherford, CA on 11/06/2010
“Giovanni was fabulous. He was very accommodating when our guests arrived late due to a bus mishap, and he was very easy to work with. He really helped add to the ambiance during the cocktail hour and the ceremony. Thank you Giovanni!”
– Kristin D.

Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA on 08/28/2010
“Giovanni played the music for my wedding. He created a very relaxed environment while our guests arrived and for the wedding party walking down the aisle. His music is outstanding! I would definitely recommend him to anyone planning an important event. Thank you Giovanni for contributing to my wedding day be so memorable! “
– Anne W.

Cocktail Party in Petaluma, CA on 08/21/2010
“Giovanni brought true magic to our small company event. His blend of talent and professionalism is remarkable and unique. He showed remarkable flexibility to our outdoor and indoor musical needs–this was greatly appreciated. The full sound of his acoustic guitar and his skillful playing added richness and depth to our dinner party. We will definitely book him again in the future and strongly recommend him! Five stars!
– Marilyn S.

Wedding Ceremony in Napa, CA on 08/14/2010
“We were exceedingly happy with Giovanni for our wedding ceremony! He was extremely helpful and accommodating, learning new songs for us, and making good suggestions to help plan his playlist. Of all the vendors we worked with in regards to our wedding, Giovanni was by far the best. He is a beautiful guitarist and made our wedding ceremony incredibly special.”
– Jenny M.

Private Party in Discovery Bay, CA on 08/07/2010
“Giovanni played for our “Shrimp Boil” dinner party and was fantastic. He communicated well prior to the event, was on time and accommodated our requests. Our guests very much enjoyed his music, performance and entertainment. We look forward to having Giovanni join us again for upcoming events.”
– Kathy H.

Private Party in San Anselmo, CA on 07/24/2010
“Giovanni is an amazing performer. He knew exactly what mood to set in the guests at my event. His music was extremely soothing and the perfect background to our poolside sit-down dinner. Not only do I highly recommend his performance to others but I would absolutely hire him again.”
– Steve H.

Wedding Reception in Napa, CA on 10/18/2010
“Giovanni played at my wedding reception and did an excellent job! We were a little hesitant hiring a one man band instead of a duo or trio band but it worked out great for us. He played a wide range of music and played all our requests. We are extremely satisfied with Giovanni and would recommend him to anyone!”
– Jeremy G.

Wedding Reception in Redwood City, CA on 12/04/2010
“It was a very positive experience!!! Thank you very much and thank you to Giovanni!!! Best always, Sally and Jose Irizarry”
– Jose I.

Community Event in Petaluma, CA on 09/29/2011
“We love Giovanni and enjoy his music, his professionalism and his sweet way of making our event the best it can be. He is always part of an event when we want music part of it. “
– Rose W.

Corporate Function in Napa, CA on 03/10/2011
“Mr. Mandala was very accommodating for our function. He arrived on time for the event, and, per our organizing conversation, had everything he needed to make the night truly a memorable event. Everyone loved the music that he played, and we were pleased with his performance. Overall, he helped make the evening a great event. “
– Jimmie W.

Wedding Ceremony in Sonoma, CA on 06/23/2011
“Giovanni help complete our ceremony with the wonderful music that he played throughout the wedding. He provided music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. He emailed me suggestions and I was able to choose the songs that I wanted as well as include additional songs that he didn’t list. I highly recommend Giovanni for any special event. “
– Danielle M.

Wedding Cocktail Hour in Yountville, CA on 06/11/2011
“Our Experience with Giovanni was exceptional! We enjoyed the evening thoroughly and his guitar playing contributed to that enjoyment. “
– Carson K.

Retirement Party in Sacramento, CA on 05/26/2011
“Giovanni was a very kind and courteous gentleman. His music was perfect for our event and everyone really enjoyed his presence.”
– Joyce M.

Wedding Ceremony in San Rafael, CA on 07/03/2011
“From beginning to end, Giovanni was a pleasure to work with and was very responsive to all of our requests. He made sure we were happy and comfortable all along the way. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Giovanni! You made our wedding ceremony so special. “
– Jon P.

Wedding Reception in Sonoma, CA on 07/30/2011
“Giovanni did a wonderful job at our wedding. We got many compliments on him from friends and family attending our wedding. I would highly recommend him for any event.”
– Sofie O.

Cocktail Party in Petaluma, CA on 03/16/2012
“As always, Mr. Giovanni was exquisite….his music terrific and his presence superb. It would not be an IONS Board meeting without him….We love him! “
– Rose W.

Anniversary Party in San Jose, CA on 12/10/2011
GigMasters 5 Stars
– Vonny J.

Corporate Function in Sonoma, CA on 10/16/2011
“Giovanni was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed his music. He was a great addition to our welcome reception. “
– Carolina C.

Fundraiser in Petaluma, CA on 01/12/2012
GigMasters 5 Stars
– Marilyn S.

Corporate Function in Sacramento, CA on 07/15/2011
“Giovanni was very accommodating to meet our needs. He was very professional. Staff enjoyed the soothing relaxing music. “
– Elsa D.

Celebration in Carnelian Bay, CA on 07/31/2010
“Giovanni made our party extra fun! He was very good with requests. Everyone danced all night long.”
– Andrea A.

Christmas Party in San Francisco, CA on 12/15/2011
GigMasters 5 Stars
– Christine M.

Corporate Function in Glen Ellen, CA on 05/16/2012
“Gio was very nice and really got the group involved.. I will use hm again next year thanks “
– Greg E.

Wedding Ceremony in San Francisco, CA on 05/12/2012
“Extremely accommodating and easy to work with–a true professional!”
– Brendan M.

Corporate Function in Glen Ellen, CA on 05/17/2012
“Giovanni was great to work with; he was quick to respond and very accommodating. In terms of talent, I was not present where he performed. I’m sure he did a great job.”
– Kate C.


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