Can you play an entire wedding ceremony with only a cello (no accompaniments)?

Yes, by request and am happy to play solo for an entire ceremony. All of my songs can be played with solo cello. 

How loud is a cello?

A cello is not a particularly loud instrument, but I have a high-quality, reliable system for creating realistic amplification of the natural cello sound. In fact, the volume of all performances is highly adaptable. I set the volume where the music can be easily heard yet soft enough to allow easy conversation.  

Can you fade the accompaniments during the ceremony, for instance when Brides reach the altar?

Yes, I use a foot-controlled pedal to smoothly fade the accompaniments off and end the song with pretty cello sound. 

How long have you been playing the cello, or music in general?

I started the cello in 1993, and soon began playing other instruments, especially the electric bass. 

When playing accompanied music, do you need a power source for the speaker?

When playing accompanied music, do you need a power source for the speaker?

Can you play outside?

Yes. The only concern is rain, and in the case of an umbrella wedding I will use my portable canopy. 

Are you able to play a ceremony and cocktail hour back-to-back?

Yes, typically I will set up a separate speaker system to ease the transition. On average, I need 10 minutes to make the transition and begin playing at the cocktail hour.