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Performance Reviews

Dear Gerry,
You did it again! This was your third standing room only performance at
our library and I'm sure there will be more to come. Your repertoire of
acoustic jazz stylings engaged our audience right from the start and you
held them captivated through your final notes. The ease with which you
involve your audience in the performance was special to watch. Your
comfort with people of all backgrounds and experiences is truly wonderful.
I was struck by the audience's eagerness in calling out their requests and
ever-impressed with your ability to play them in a style that made them
uniquely yours. Thanks for giving us a wonderfully entertaining Sunday
afternoon. All the best to you.
Dennis R. Corcoran
Library Director
Hingham Public Library
Hingham, MA

Gerry Johnston has entertained our audiences with his outstanding
selections from the Great American Songbook, featuring favorites from
Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and other popular genres. His easy going style
complements his guitar mastery. A sure fire winner and one we can count
on for the audience's approval.
Peter Waldron
Rogers Center for the Performing Arts
Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

Gerry is a top-notch musician--both versatile and tasteful in his playing.  
Furthermore, he is the utmost professional.  I highly recommend Gerry for
your wedding, party or special occasion.
Paul Hollman, composer, producer, recording engineer:
Soulshine Music

Gerry played beautifully. His sound system was stellar. His attitude was
relaxed and confident. He fit in perfectly with the party.
-Wendy F, Community Event, Portsmouth, NH

Gerry was fantastic and easy to work with. His professionalism and talent
exceeded expectations (you never know when booking talent over the
internet). And, I would highly recommend him for future area events.
-Heather B,  Corporate Function, Wakefield, MA

Gerry was a delight! We were all very impressed.....perfect selection of
songs, and just the right volume throughout the night. We would highly
recommend him for any gathering. He helped us create a most wonderful
and memorable evening for ourselves and our guests. Thank you Gerry!
- Charlie & Kristen R., Private Party, Northborough, MA

Gerry provided background music for a community event held in our home.
We were extremely pleased with the entire experience and would not
hesitate to hire him again.
-Teri & Wayne W, Community Event, Bedford, NH

I'll admit I was nervous about booking a guitarist online. However, I found
this process easy and very efficient. I called Gerry and he returned my call
right away. He arrived early to our event, he was very professional, easy to
talk to, and very talented. I would recommend Gerry Johnston for any
-Amanda R, Corporate Banquet, Framingham, MA

I was reluctant to hire a musician online, site unseen, however I must say
that Gerry proved fantastic! Sensitive to the environment in terms of sound
level & ambience, Gerry's music was a great match for our gathering of
family & friends onboard the Friendship. Many thanks Gerry!
-Jessica M, Private Party, Salem, MA

Thank you so very much for performing at Jake's Bar Mitzvah. You were
wonderful and everyone commented on the excellent choice of
entertainment. Your music was beautiful and added to the special day. I will
definitely pass your name around to interested parties. Have a great
holiday season, may it be happy and healthy! Be well,"
Anne and David A.

Dear Gerry,
Thank you for coming to our library to perform jazz tunes with your
classical guitar. Everyone really enjoyed your concert. Not only did you
play a wonderful variety of pieces, but you also provided information about
the composers. We really appreciated learning about the history of the
music. I hope that someday you will produce a CD. A number of people
asked me if you had one. We certainly would like one for our library. Best
wishes to you Gerry
Julie P., Administrative Librarian and Jan D., Director: Hamilton-Wenham
Public Library

Dear Gerry:
My family and I would like to thank you on behalf of my guests for such
great performance last night. You are such a fine musician. I appreciated
the way you mastered the guitar making such fine music. You were such
an entertainer engaging people with every song. I hope you enjoyed
yourself here as much as we enjoyed you. I also appreciate your
professionalism and ability to make people so comfortable and relaxed.
Thanks again. And I hope we can enjoy your music again some time in the
Best regards, Yocasta and Michael

The diversity of your music was very enjoyable! Everything went smoothly
with you being there. We were very impressed and all of the feedback was
Barbara C. Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association

"If I had to describe your performance in one word it would be
"spellbinding". Your music just carries people away. The house concert
you gave in our home was very well received by everyone; there were so
many positive remarks from people. Your program included a wide variety
of selections. You relate easily and well to your audience and provide
interesting program notes about the music. In short, your performance was
wonderful - a delightful evening of beautiful music."
Donna S. of Windham, NH, house concert hostess

Haverhill, MA
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