Jake Dudas

LIVE ACOUSTIC GUITAR

For Weddings & Private Events

For your events in  
  • Toronto
  • Muskoka
  • Niagara
  • Kawartha
  • Ottawa
 and more

Jake Dudas – Acoustic guitarist

Creative, contemporary & unique wedding music.

I love playing guitar at weddings. There are few moments in life where music is so important. It’s an honour to be a part of it.

Live acoustic guitar drives an event in a way that nothing else can. Few instruments are as intimate and versatile. It’s open and interpretive. It’s poignant and dramatic when you want it to be—yet settles seamlessly in the backdrop when you don’t. It can be casual, formal, or both. Imagine everything from the Hip’s ‘Bobcaygeon’ echoing through Lake Muskoka, to a song from Harry Styles resonating through the halls of Casa Loma.

Craftsmanship, diversity and authenticity—completely customized for your event.

Over the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of couples and event planners at some of the most stunning venues in Canada. By far what I enjoy most, is working closely with people to deliver an exceptional experience.

Musically, it’s about bringing passion, craftsmanship, authenticity and great sound to a live environment. With each couple or event, it’s about taking the time to get to know people. We work to find the right custom songs… the right blend of modern and traditional material that delivers something compelling, creative, unexpected, and truly reflective of your individual style.

Nothing can achieve this the way an acoustic guitar can. You can go from Neil Young to Justin Bieber; Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran; the Beatles to Paramore… and it’s absolutely seamless.

The
Venues.

From Cave Spring Vineyard to the Canadian Canoe Museum.

There’s a creativity with modern weddings and events that I absolutely love… especially when it comes to venues.

Locations have varied as much as styles…with everything from rustic-chic barns in Muskoka to the urban charm of the Berkeley Church. The quintessential wine-country experience of Cave Spring Vineyard, to Malaparte at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Islands in the Kawarthas, to the grandeur of Graydon Hall, Langdon Hall and Casa Loma.

Preferred/Recommended Vendor Status

“We recently hired Jake to perform at our wedding and we could not have been happier.”

Jenna & David – Toronto, On, Canada

Thank you so much for helping to make our Wedding Day extremely memorable and absolutely perfect! We really appreciate all of the hard work you put in before and during our wedding to help make our day unforgettable. Thank you for learning to play a song just for us. It was absolutely amazing! The music was beautiful and really helped set the mood for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Many of our guests said that the sound of the acoustic guitar added an elegant final touch to our wedding!

Colleen & Matt

Havelock, ON, Canada

We had Jake perform during our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. Our guests confirmed that Jake’s involvement our wedding helped convey the style and atmosphere we were going for. We knew Jake would be a hit because we had the pleasure to hear him play in our own living room months earlier. We reflect back on that evening, in the midst of our hectic wedding planning, as such a great way to take a break from our chaos, and look forward to the joy ahead. Jake’s performance of Crash by Dave Matthews Band was so good that it made us change our mind on our most important cue – the Bride’s walk down the aisle. Such a song, and the way it was played so wonderfully, was exactly the kind of unique and love-inspiring feature that we wanted our wedding to be all about, which Jake helped us deliver on.

Lynn & Mack

Toronto, ON, Canada

Thanks so much for making our wedding day extra special.  As both Anthony and I play guitar, we thought that having a guitarist play for our ceremony and cocktail hour would be very fitting and you certainly did not disappoint. We loved how you spun more contemporary music into wedding-appropriate renditions. Special thanks for working so hard on Muse’s “Starlight”, and taking the time to record your work in progress so that we could be a part of the process. We appreciated your genuine interest in making our day turn out how we had in mind, not to mention your professionalism throughout the entire planning process. Thanks again.

Jen & Anthony

Calgary, AB, Canada

Public performances & Original releases.

In addition to my wedding and private event work, I also perform at public venues throughout Ontario. Material ranges from original singer/songwriter work, to instrumental and vocal covers. Shows are always interesting, creative, spontaneous and unexpected.

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