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5-Star Wedding Singer, Ukulele & Guitar Player
The 5-star rated, top-tier wedding musician for romantic acoustic music (guitar and ukulele), Bobby Jo Valentine will make your wedding unforgettable! Visit the website below for 5-star reviews, music samples, and contact information to book Bobby for your special day!
The absolute bestReviewed on 10/26/2015 Marisa Q
I was beyond excited when I discovered Bobby on The Knot and knew I just had to have him be a part of our best day ever. He was so amazing that I wish I could give him 6 stars! We wanted music to be a really important part of our wedding and set a romantic, comfortable tone. Bobby really listened to our vision and was always so fast to respond to emails whenever I had an idea. He had great suggestions that helped make the wedding even more special and personal. He sang before the ceremony, during the ceremony and during cocktail hour -- and he even sang our first dance song which was so meaningful and special. It blew us away and we couldn't have been happier. It was so heartfelt and real. He also met with us in person to discuss our vision and when we mentioned the idea of incorporating a children's choir into the ceremony, he didn't hesitate to work through the plans with us and rehearse with the kids (who were also fantastic and helped make our day incredible). He is such a sweet guy and a talented musician and I am so grateful he played such an important role in our big day! I can't wait to see him perform again soon.
Bobby Jo was simply the best. His music was perfect -- some of his originals are ideal for a wedding, he played three of his originals at key moments for us, and he has a breadth of covers he can play from other artists. Many of the comments we got about the day were about how perfect the music was. He's one of the rare artists who with just a guitar or uke and his voice captivates the audience with just the right emotional tone. He was flexible and adapted to the unplanned/unknown in the service (he extended brilliantly to accommodate a couple of timing glitches) His personal charm was evident in every interaction with us and our guests. Add to that professionalism all around in all the logistics and mechanics of such a critical part of wedding day, we recommend him with the highest rating possible, and then some!
Bobby Jo is amazing! I can't express enough how grateful we were to have Bobby Jo Valentine perform at our wedding! He is a sweet-hearted gentleman with a lovely soul! You can feel it in his presence and hear it in his gentle voice! He was incredibly easy to work with each step of the way and he made our special day feel absolutely magical! He is very professional yet also very easy-going! Our guests loved him and so did we! When we found him we immediately went online and watched videos of him singing and playing his guitar. We were amazed at the beauty in his voice, yet in person it was even more lovely! His smile also just beams with warmth. Truly talented! We highly recommend him for any event, however, if you are searching for a special musician to make your wedding feel even more romantic...search no further! <3
I am a wedding planner for So Eventful and Bobby Jo is the kind of musician that instantly eases the crowd with his beautiful, romantic voice. I have sung for a professional chamber choir in the past and understand the issues with acoustics and remaining on key. He is professional, easy going and a pure delight to work with. Regardless of a rainy Calistoga Ranch wedding, his performance tugged the heartstrings of everyone. To the planners and brides out there--hire him! Purely honest when I say he is incredible!
Choosing Bobby Jo for the entertainment at our wedding was the best decision. He was a dream to work with and on the day he was awesome! Everyone loved him! Thank you Bobby Jo!!
Bobby Jo for WeddingsReviewed on 10/28/2015
Bobby Jo Valentine has done a wonderful job providing music for my weddings here at Auberge. As a venue, we love working with vendors who maintain the utmost professionalism, have a great attitude and who provide a great product to the client. Bobby Jo is all of these 3 things wrapped into one. I only wish I could have him for all of my weddings (but that may be a bit selfish :) ) He is the perfect choice for those clients wanting a contemporary spin on their music, making for a fun and lively atmosphere. Keep up the good work!
I Love Bobby JoReviewed on 10/27/2015 Kelly M
I Love Bobby Jo! He works with me and my clients a lot on their weddings and he is amazing! He is professional, arrives on time and is an amazing musician! I cannot say enough wonderful things about him!
Extra mileReviewed on 10/27/2015 Sarah H
Bobby was great, he really went the extra mile for my bride. Learned a new song, got a femal vocalist, provided a mic for the officiant, he even dresses in the wedding colors. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him again.
Excellent Performer! Highly Recommend!Reviewed on 5/31/2015 Ashley B
We booked Bobby Jo for our rooftop Chicago wedding in May. He did an awesome job for our ceremony, cocktail hour and then first dance. Everyone loved him and kept telling us how great of a find he was. He made our first dance a very memorable experience! I would highly recommend Bobby Jo to anyone that might be looking to do a DJ for the reception but still wants some live music. He worked very well with our DJ which made things very easy on me as I didn't have to worry about them one bit!
Bobby Jo is awesome!Reviewed on 4/12/2015 Jenalyn L
He provided the music for our ceremony and he is the NICEST guy around! From our first meeting to our continuous emails to the ceremony itself, he was great. He is so friendly, open to our suggestions, listened to what we like and don't like, etc. Everybody loved him and asked where did we find him because he is so good. They said he sounds like Jack Johnson and that is the type of music we like. We cannot recommend him enough. We love you Bobby!
Perfect for usReviewed on 1/19/2015 Kelly G
Bobby Jo might be the nicest musician around! We hired him for our July wedding for the ceremony, cocktail hour and first dance. We loved his original songs, and incorporated them along with other songs we liked into our day. He worked with us on editing our first dance song so it would work with our choreographed dance, and he even learned a new song to play when we exited the aisle for our ceremony. He was such a joy to work with, and his style perfectly fit our wedding and what we were looking for. Overall, he is a wonderful musician, and I would highly recommend him!
Talented and heart-warmingReviewed on 8/20/2014
It can be said with full confidence that Bobby Jo truly enjoys what he does. He demonstrated this with great talent and professionalism when asked to play at my wedding. Bobby puts true feeling into his heart-warming lyrics and sets a lovely atmosphere for the crowd. There is without a doubt no other way I would've planned my wedding. It needed Bobby and it was perfect!
Bobby Jo Valentine!Reviewed on 8/16/2014
Music, Venue and Food are three of the most important elements for a wedding - and I HIGHLY recommend Bobby Jo Valentine to bring that one-of-a-kind musical sparkle to YOUR special night. Bobby is a great fella, and his music really entertained our guests during the ceremony and cocktail hour (while our wedding party was busy with family pictures). Bobby has a wonderful range of wedding themed songs for you to choose from beforehand, but he puts his fun little twist on these classics to make them feel one of a kind. THANK YOU Bobby. Your the best!
Wonderful Melodies...Reviewed on 8/16/2014
Bobby Jo Valentine was a huge hit and really entertained our guests, while the wedding party was taking pictures with our families. He played a wonderful variety of music which people of all ages really enjoyed listening too! He also sang two songs during our wedding ceremony, which many of our guests who attended remarked that it added a very nice touch to the wedding. Bobby is a wonderful person, very friendly, instantly likable, and all of our guests had a blast listening to his wonderful music! Thank you Bobby Jo Valentine - you helped make our wedding memorable and one of a kind! :)
Bobby Jo ValentineReviewed on 8/15/2014
What a JOY to have Mr. Bobby Jo Valentine aka Singer / Songwriter ( and local winner of the 2011 Song of the Year Award ) performing guitar MAGIC during the ceremony and reception of my two adopted sons. Explanation: I am an honored extended family member of a young gay couple that had a creative, luxurious Wedding / Reception this past March. (2014). I hired Bobby Jo Valentine of Petaluma, CA. to perform at this event as my gift. Bobby's presence was the cherry on top of the milkshake, the icing on the cupcake. Live guitar music at always special, memorable. ( I overheard someone in the audience saying that having this guitarist at the event was as good as hearing Elvis. ) I very much recommend this talented man and his romantic music, smooth voice to your ANYTHING AT ALL, but especially do I recommend BJV to your Wedding / Reception music / entertainment. How neat it is that my two Newly Weds had this presence on their special day... AND... that they can relive this memory by going to see Mr. Valentine perform locally !! This gift keeps on giving and giving and reminds me of what there is that is beautiful in the world. LOVE is beautiful. ( BJV is a beautiful love song crafter, trust me.) Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful music. This music impressed everyone. You cannot put a price on that. I am happy with my purchase. Good luck everyone with your projects !!
Amazing MusicianReviewed on 8/05/2014 Emily M
Bobby Jo Valentine is AMAZING! BJV played at our wedding through the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. He was absolutely amazing, and every single guest there couldn't stop talking about how talented he was! Live music during the wedding is an absolute must - it engaged the guests & truly made the day feel so much more special and intimate. If you are looking for a live musician, book Bobby Jo - you definitely won't regret it!!! He was truly one of the best parts of our wedding & I'm so glad he was there to share our day with us. Not only is he a great musician, he's an awesome person & so sweet! His professionalism was great as well - so timely with email response & helping coordinate the special song requests we had. We will definitely use BJV for any future events that we have!
The perfect personal touch!Reviewed on 8/05/2014
Just listen to Bobby Jo Valentine's music, and you can tell his sweet love songs are the perfect fit for a wedding. Although he plays a variety of cover songs, it's his originals that I think really make him shine. It gives such a unique and personal touch to the wedding day. I attended a wedding in Yosemite National Park, where Bobby Jo was hired to play for the ceremony. He also played at the brunch that followed. He was so heartfelt in playing his music, I thought surely he must know the bride and groom personally. I later asked them how they knew him, and found out they hired him for the wedding. I thought he surely must have been a close friend of theirs, (to sing so meaningfully and travel from out of town) but it turns out he is just an extremely talented and professional musician! Listen to his music and hire him for you wedding. He will not disappoint!
the world descended on San FranciscoReviewed on 8/04/2014
San Francisco will never be the same... or at least the same to me. Finding that one touch, the perfect moment; the "love actually", breath of amazement to co-inside with our big day. Sure, we had a list of iconic moments to rest on, the Top of the Mark at the InterContinental, the Swedenborgian Church, hand hewn from trees felled on the property before Pacific Heights was "Pacific Heights". To "Marry" the day, the other groom was surprised and with the rest of the congregation and overwhelmed by the voice of Bobby Jo Valentine, beginning at the perfect moment, voice softly filling the historic space, as tears of joy and thanks washed over the room. It was the capper; and perfect. Bobby Jo continued in the gardens with a brief and heartwarming set as our guests chatted and sipped Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc with Margrit Mondavi before boarding the Google busses to dinner high atop Nob Hill. We highly recommend Bobby Jo Valentine, he has a wonderful presence, engaging personality, super hansom (and that matters), and a breath of his own music, and favorites to keep with your day. The church, our wedding planners, and we who engaged his services agree that Bobby Jo surpassed our expectations... that's saying something. Joel ps- he arrived early, played well with others, and was professional.
Beautiful Heartfelt MusicReviewed on 8/04/2014
We asked Bobby to perform at our wedding and weren't we surprised to find out that he also had credentials to officiate! Well, that was an awesome discovery! We wondered how he could wear two hats at once, but needless to say, the wedding went off without a hitch and it was lovely and memorable event. We highly recommend Bobby Jo Valentine as both an officiant and an entertainer who's got a big heart and great catalog of romantic and heartfelt songs to go with your occasion!
Wasn't our first choice but should have beenReviewed on 8/03/2014 Wendy A
My fiancee and I had our hearts set on another musician for our wedding in Temecula, CA however that fell through. Being from Chicago, we found Bobby Jo online and immediately fell in love with his voice and his taste in music. We connected with Bobby Jo via email and he was beyond helpful and courteous as we talked to him about what we were looking for at our wedding. He even accepted 2 song requests, songs he had never performed before - one being our 1st dance song, a song that was incredibly meaningful to my fiancee and I. Bobby Jo sent us samples as we got closer to the wedding and we knew the moment we heard the sample that our wedding was going to be nothing short of amazing. And Bobby Jo didn't disappoint. He performed songs from his collection, and from our request, spinning new takes on old favorites, performing a version of Good Times that blew away the original. He took requests and even managed to perform "I Wanna Dance with Somebody". He was a joy to work with, and an absolutely essential part of making our wedding day perfect. Thank you Bobby Jo for your tireless professionalism, your creativity and most of all for our infectious smile and laughter. You're the best!!!
Best Wedding Musician Ever!Reviewed on 8/01/2014 Laura W
I am so happy Bobby Jo was able to play our wedding. His original songs made our day even more special. Bobby is extremely professional, reliable, talented, and flexible. He has a vast repertoire but you will fall in love with his originals. We did! He played his songs for our wedding procession. Bobby is the best!