About this Vendor

Shawn Boucke - Professional Violinist

More 5-star reviews at http://goo.gl/2AyU6L - Shawn has been performing for wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, dinners, studio sessions and many other functions throughout South-East Michigan for over a decade. Shawn can perform as a solo violinist (Acoustic or Electric) for your ceremony creating beautiful solo violin tones and also create big multi-musician sound with looping effects. His musical skills span beyond classical music. As a solo violinist He performs many styles of music (Classical, Jazz, Fiddle, Rock, etc.), and can arrange music by request to make your event special for no extra charge!


Price Range

$$ – Affordable



Music Genres

Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Celtic, Klezmer, World Music

Wedding Activities

Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Live Music, Sound Equipment, Music


Contact Info

Waterford, MI South-East Michigan (248) 787-7503

Reviewed on 9/28/2016 Rachel W

Shawn was perfect and we absolutely could not have asked for anything more from him. He went above and beyond at our wedding and made it incredibly special. EVERYONE raved about him that night and guests are still asking me about him. We highly recommend him!


Reviewed on 1/28/2015 emily s

Shawn was amazing! When I met him the first time he immediately put me at ease, since he seemed experienced in playing for weddings. He was so helpful in choosing a music playlist for the ceremony. His violin definitely added the perfect touch. I received many compliments from... Read More my guests regarding how nice it was to have pre and post ceremony violin playing in the background. I would definitely recommend Shawn!

Exceptional highly recommend

Reviewed on 1/18/2015 Natalie G

Shawn was extremely professional from the get go. Very organized and most importantly very well versed in all music genres. Communication never let us down and he was early and prepared for our ceremony. We were very pleased with his work and I would definitely recommend him to... Read More anyone!

Reviewed on 7/07/2017 Colleen H

Shawn was terrific and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personalized ceremony and reception! He played from the minute the first guest arrived until the last guest had left. His electric violin was very interactive and my guests enjoyed him walking through the... Read More cocktail hour while playing. He was a very active DJ and always encouraged people to get out on the dance floor. I received multiple compliments throughout the night regarding the music!

Reviewed on 7/04/2017 Anna G

Shawn did an incredible job from start to finish. He was organized at the very beginning of the process and detail oriented throughout the process and the day of. He got rave reviews from our wedding guests and we absolutely loved him as well. Easily one of the best wedding... Read More decisions we made.

Reviewed on 6/30/2017 Michele G

Shawn was amazing! He was so easy to work with, and had some amazing ideas and talents for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I highly recommend him for any portion of your wedding. He is very professional, talented, and a perfect addition to any wedding!

Reviewed on 6/24/2017 Alisha B

Shawn was absolutely amazing and wonderful to work with. He did everything we asked and more. I would HIGHLY recommend Shawn to anyone looking for that special touch to add to their wedding day (or any other event)!

Reviewed on 6/15/2017 Megan V

Shawn was amazing to work with. I would highly recommend him to everyone! He set a great mood for the whole night. From the ceremony to the reception, he made sure everyone was having a good time. He is very professional and a great person to work with.

Reviewed on 6/13/2017 Bree M

Shawn played at our wedding last weekend and he did such an amazing job! We provided him with a list of songs that we would like preformed, prior to the wedding and he nailed it! Our guests continued to compliment us on what a fantastic job he did playing before, during, and... Read More after the ceremony. We will definitely be recommending him for future events.

Reviewed on 6/12/2017 Lauren W

Shawn was one of our favorite vendor picks for our wedding. He was fantastic from the start of the process a year before our wedding (May 2017) all the way to the Don't Stop Believin' end of the night. Funny, friendly, casual, he made the process incredibly easy and worked with... Read More all of our requests and had an answer for all of our questions. Having Shawn play the violin beautifully for the ceremony and during dinner, then switch to DJ duties for dancing (while adding in a few solos on the violin to spice up some of the music) was awesome. He came up with funny and creative ideas to really make the music far more interesting than most DJs we've been around. Tremendous thanks to Shawn for adding a special flare to our wedding that made the day all that more special.

Reviewed on 6/11/2017 Amber L

Shawn was absolutely wonderful! We hired him to play the violin for our ceremony and DJ our reception. From the very start he was easy to work with and invited us to his studio to hear him play in person. We were very impressed with his skills and hired him on the spot. He was... Read More also LGBT friendly which was important to us as well. He meet with us via Skype a week or two before our wedding date to verify all the details. The day of the wedding, Shawn was very organized and made sure everything went smoothly. His wife came to assist, she was awesome as well. The violin music gave us that extra touch we were looking for during our ceremony. He literally can play anything and it sounds so beautiful. During the reception he kept everyone on the dance floor. He also got out there and showed our guests how to do some of the choreographed dances and played his violin to keep people's attention. I have heard nothing but great feedback and complements since our weddings. Everyone has been taking about Shawn and how awesome was. I even had someone ask for his contact info for their upcoming wedding. I would recommend Shawn to any couple looking for a DJ and/or musician. I would also hire him for any futures needs I may have. You can't go wrong with Shawn Boucke, hire him today. Thanks Shawn for taking our special day to the next level!!

Reviewed on 5/22/2017 Britany G

Shawn was simply amazing throughout the whole process. From the moment we met him at his studio to his attentive communication, we couldn't have asked for anyone better. He is SO talented! We got a ton of compliments on the music for the ceremony, which he played on the violin,... Read More and how entertaining he was for the reception. He would come right out to the dance floor and get down with the crowd! He met with us before we started the reception to make sure all of the music was good with us as well as gave us direction on how things would go. The one thing I really liked is how he sets up his equipment. Instead of looking at a bunch of cords everywhere from a computer, he uses this white stand to make things look cleaner and organized. He has a great personality and I'd tell anyone looking for a DJ to hire him in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on 3/27/2017 Stephanie L

Shawn was the greatest choice we could have made for a musician and a DJ for our wedding! Shawn met with us via phone, in person, and via Skype prior to our wedding. Each time he was full of advice, enthusiasm and attentiveness, to ensure that our day would be EXACTLY what we... Read More want. Well, despite all of that planning to get exactly what we wanted, Shawn FAR exceeded our expectations! Shawn played violin for our ceremony, played strolling violin for our cocktail hour, and then was our DJ (and played along on violin a few times!) for our reception. He was absolutely perfect at reading the crowd, getting everybody excited, and even getting down and dancing/showing dances to the guests! He found a way to pump up the party without taking attention from the bride and groom. We NEVER had an empty dance floor as a result. Everybody raved at how amazing Shawn was and how energetic he was. He was by far the best choice we could have made. He made us feel so comfortable, and really took the time to get to know us, our preferences, and our style that on our wedding day, it felt like we had a good friend that we trusted as MC and DJ to our wedding. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SHAWN!!

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Kaitlyn H

We cannot thank Shawn enough for everything! He was incredibly professional and helpful throughout the entire process. His advice for how to plan the night was so helpful to create a smooth transition throughout the day and into the night. We have had so many people tell us how... Read More much they enjoyed the music. We had people who we never thought would dance, dance most of the night because they enjoyed it so much! Shawn not only played the violin for the ceremony and cocktail hour but he would play (and dance) along to a bunch of songs throughout the night. He was so much fun to work with and such a great addition to our wedding!! Thank you Shawn!!! Now we have to plan another event where we can work with Shawn again!!

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Stephanie H

If you want amazing, personal service and beautiful music for your ceremony, you MUST hire Shawn! There's a reason Shawn has an outstanding, five-star rating from all of his clients. It's because he is wonderful to work with and executes ceremony music flawlessly. We hired... Read More Shawn for our ceremony and cocktail hour music. Shawn has an amazing repetoire of music, and can play anything. We wanted to stick with classical music for our ceremony, but not the wedding "standards" (e.g., Canon in D, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Ava Marie, etc.). We picked some obscure pieces for him, and he played them flawlessly. Our guests liked how he strolled through the crowd, playing the violin, during our cocktail hour. He's an incredibly talented musician. And, he's SO nice! And incredibly professional. He was by far our favorite vendor to work with.

Reviewed on 9/17/2016 Jackie W

Shawn was absolutely amazing! We hired him to play violin during the ceremony and DJ at the reception. Our ceremony music was beautiful, Shawn went out of his way to learn new music for our songs and made sure to send us example clips of him playing during the planning process.... Read More The music during the reception was everything we could have wanted, Shawn was so interactive with the crowd, he even got out on the dance floor to show how to do the cupid shuffle!! He played along with some of the music during dinner and dancing and always looked like he was having so much fun! We had so many people come up to us and say how wonderful they thought he was. He helped to make our day perfect and will be highly recommended by me to anyone looking for a DJ.

Reviewed on 9/13/2016 Jordan T

Shawn was everything my husband and I hoped for...and then some! He played violin for our ceremony and was the DJ for our reception. From our first meeting to the end of our wedding, he was extremely professional and personable. He made a point to listen to our requests and play... Read More the songs for us that we were considering so we knew how they would sound. He helped us personalize our ceremony and reception with our music choices. During the reception/dancing, he played the electric violin along with some of the songs and our guests absolutely loved it! We got so many compliments on him (especially playing the violin during the ceremony). Shawn is the whole package and we are so glad we got to work with him. He would be (and will be) the first person I recommend to anyone looking for a musician or DJ. Thank you Shawn! Jordan & Justin T.

Reviewed on 7/18/2016 Erin M

I cannot recommend Shawn Boucke's services highly enough! Not only is he incredibly talented, but he is also is so easy to work with and went above and beyond to meet our needs. When talking to guests at the wedding and in the days following, everyone raved about how incredible... Read More he was and several asked for his contact information for upcoming events! We hired Shawn as the musician for our ceremony as well as the DJ at our reception. As an electric violinist, Shawn provided beautiful music while guests arrived as well as for the entrance and recessional. He helped us choose the music we wanted and provided several demos in the weeks leading up to our big day. He made our entire ceremony feel even more romantic. One of the most special moments was Shawn playing the violin during me and my dad's first dance, it was absolutely perfect. As a DJ, Shawn kept the dance floor going all night! He played a great variety of music and was receptive to guests requests. He absolutely made the night! Please consider Shawn for your next event, he is amazing!

Reviewed on 7/16/2016 Colleen L

My husband and I hired Shawn to play the violin at our ceremony and cocktail hour as well as DJ our reception. He did an outstanding job on helping us select our music pieces, give advise on what songs to play when and kept the night flowing so smoothly. One of our favorite... Read More things was having him walking around and playing the violin during dinner. We chose Shawn because of his educational background on music and it proved to be well worth it!! I would highly recommend him to all!

Reviewed on 7/12/2016

I can not begin to describe the value that Shawn brought to our wedding. He made the day special with his skill, professionalism, and craft. I can not recommend his services enough for any event. Not only did he play wonderfully, he also worked with us and improvised when we... Read More had a lot of unknowns throughout the event. Shawn's range is huge, and he was willing to learn and tackle almost any song we threw at him. Specifically, we had a song--"Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane--that we asked him to play. Almost immediately, he recorded two different versions of the song for us to pick from. Not only that, but on the day of the wedding, we choreographed a basic dance to the song. We did not really even tell him how we were going to dance, but I am pretty sure he timed and improvised parts of the song, watching us until we were ready to end it. It was simply amazing to hear him play. Besides his talent, it is important to note that Shawn is incredibly flexible. When we skyped and corresponded with him, we honestly did not have much of a vision for how the day was going to go. However, he came up with several suggestions for parent-child dances and improvised any parts that we had not foreseen. We felt bad that we could not really describe how the whole event would unfold, but he performed wonderfully with the given information. In other terms, Shawn is fantastic at making your day unique and special, but he also has the range to improvise whenever it is needed! Every time we discuss the wedding with one of our guests, they always mention Shawn as a highlight. He really makes your ceremony that much better. I highly recommend him! By the way, he is incredibly professional with all contact, as he consistently checked in with us up until the wedding day. If you've seen his work on his website, don't wait! He'll make your event one to remember.

Reviewed on 7/08/2016 Brad M

From the initial meeting to the wedding day, Shawn's professionalism and quality of service was out of this world! Shawn is an incredible violinist, but what sets him apart from others is his professionalism. His personality and wit helped to make wedding planning such a breeze.... Read More Shawn was very patient while we were picking our music, even after we changed our minds numerous times. Our guests loved him! Such a wonderful addition to our wedding day!

Reviewed on 7/07/2016 Cassie W

Shawn is so amazing and talented!!! He is so friendly and easy to work with.. We were pretty specific in songs and versions we liked and Shawn went above and beyond to nail them all. He was so accommodating and went above and beyond. He was at our wedding early and... Read More continued playing into our cocktail hour until things transitioned to the next part. His musical abilities were remarkable but he as a person was even better.

Reviewed on 7/04/2016 Chelsea C

Wow, what can I say about the job that Shawn did. When we first met with Shawn and he serenade us with his wonderful talent on the violin we were sold and it was great that he also DJ. On the day of the wedding he promptly show up very early to set up and cordinate the acoustic... Read More of the bulding and our outdoor ceremony while I was getting ready I could hear him warming up. Once the event began he was nothing but helpful to cordinate the day and was full of energy on the dance floor, all of our guest were impressed by his musical abilities. I would recommend him to anyone I know for a event they needed live music or a DJ.

Reviewed on 6/19/2016 Brooke M

Shawn was absolutely amazing! The ceremony music was beautiful, he did an amazing job as a DJ and we loved the way he walked around our reception hall with his violin during dinner! It was such a classy touch on our perfect night. Everybody at our wedding was raving about how... Read More great Shawn was. He made our night everything we could ask for. Meeting with and working with Shawn during our wedding planning was so easy, he really took some stress off of us. I would highly recommend Shawn for anybody looking for a talented Violinist and DJ! Thank you Shawn!

Reviewed on 6/17/2016 Christine B

Shawn was such a joy to work with. From the beginning of planning he was quick to respond with any questions or concerns we had. We originally found him for our violinist since he was willing to play any music we wanted. Our ceremony was non traditional and he was such a help in... Read More picking songs that would work together nicely during the ceremony. Because he was so easy and fun to work with we decided to use him as our DJ too and we are very happy we did. Shawn customized our music to our liking and even threw in some violin during songs and really impressed our guests. We had so many compliments about our DJ after the wedding and everyone thought he was a friend of ours because he was so down to earth and fun. For a stressed out bride planning a wedding it was refreshing to have someone with his talent and experience that we knew we could count on. We would definitely recommend Shawn for both violin and DJ.