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Five-Star Acoustic Band on GigSalad

Janet & Robert bought a home in Naples, FL. Hire them for your next event!

Event Reviews

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Bob & Janet at Angelo's Southern Grill. As described by customers & owners, "You guys are by far the best duo in Naples."
... public performances at Angelo's Southern Grill in Naples, FL

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Janet and I performed at Angelo's Southern Grill. The gig went perfect and we were invited to perform there anytime we like! One comment from this nice couple "..we heard music, guitar music from everywhere in the country, but never heard the quality of sound you can produce with those instruments. It's amazing how you can change the volume using various finger strokes to bring out the melody, and your artist interpretation throughout each song really expresses the music and complements Janet's beautiful singing."
... performed at Angelo's Southern Grill in Naples, FL

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"Wow, such a variety of music and so perfect for our quests! The music quality was way above our expectations, very concert style! So glad we found both of you - Janet for her gorgeous sweet voice and Bob for his flawless technique & style that obviously took years to master! World-class stuff right here in Naples!"
... performed at Trio Restaurant in Naples, FL

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"The classical music at the beginning of the event really set the tone for the evening and created a lovely ambiance. I was fascinated by Bob's fingerstyle guitar technique because his playing sounds like two guitars at once. His instrumentals were simply beautiful and his music touched my heart. Janet has a very sweet, smooth and naturally beautiful voice and we could listen to her all night long! All in all, everyone enjoyed the entertainment and the evening was a complete success! Bob and Janet were fantastic!"
... performed for a House Party in Ft Myers, FL

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"Thanks for performing at our special event "NAACP." We contacted you on short notice and you guys did a spectacular job. We want you again next year!"
... performed for the NAACP at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, OR

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"A Delight to Work With! Bob was great to work with long distance (and he plays a sweet guitar, too)! We hired Acoustic Sunset to play a small conference venue for acoustic dinner music & then a 30 minute "show" with Janet added as a singer. We got very good feedback on their performance. Bob was easy to work with and they came up with song selections after we gave them info on the people who would be listening that evening. We were extremely pleased with their performance and how easy they made things for us. I recommend them highly! Melanie Smith"
... performed for the Univ of Kentucky at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, OR

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"Can't wait to have Bob & Janet perform here again!"
... Solvang in Eugene, OR

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"Thank you for sharing our gifts and talents with our residents. We are grateful for you! Happy Holidays, Brittany, Susan & Kari"
... Farmington Square in Eugene, OR

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"Thank you so much for the performance. Our guests enjoyed every minute of it!"
... Emerald Valley in Eugene, OR

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"You guys did a great job! The music (guitar & vocals) was perfectly in sync!"
... Sweet Cheeks Winery in Eugene, OR

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"Bob is an amazing musician and can play anything. Janet has a very beautiful voice and we could listen to her sing all day. And RJ played very well for someone of his age and experience. He has a good sense of rhythm."
... Surprise 60th birthday party at Sweet Cheeks Winery in Eugene, OR

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"You all sounded wonderful together! Such a nice blend of tropical music and a really awesome selection of popular songs! Thank you for entertaining our group with your beautiful music!"
... Corporate event for the Cypress Lakes Country Club at the Marriott Hotel in Marco Island, FL

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"The selection of music was perfect for our event! Bob is a very talented guitarist!"
... Corporate event for a forensic accounting firm at the Marriott Hotel in Marco Island, FL

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"Wonderful performance from two very talented musicians. Our guests really enjoyed the music. We will distribute your business cards to other complexes looking for quality entertainment."
... Pool Party at St Maarten Condominium in Naples, FL

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"We organized a Holiday Party at our condo and we had Janet and Bob enriching our celebration with a great performance. The music and the singing created a very happy and relaxed atmosphere. We danced a lot and had a lot of fun, but certainly the presence of Janet and Bob made a difference. Elena and Pasquale"
... Christmas Party at Surfedge in Naples, FL

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"Janet and Bob performed for my now wife and I. I could not have asked for a better experience. We had originally booked a Saturday evening on the beach, but mother nature was not cooperating. After driving out and preparing for Saturday night, Janet and Bob had no issue rescheduling for Sunday morning. I was already a nervous wreck, but they accommodated the last minute change without a problem. Sunday morning could not have gone any better. The service was great, and the experience is one I will undoubtedly remember forever! I could not thank them enough and would recommend their services to anyone else. Dave Occhionero"
... Wedding Proposal at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, FL

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"Great musicians & an energetic performance!"
... Bahama Breeze Sunset Fest in Ft. Myers, FL

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"Bob and Janet were great! Along with their own music, they were able to play everything we asked for, we even had some great sing along."
... 25th Wedding Anniversary for a private Mediterra home in Naples, FL

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"My booking was for a solo guitarist for a corporate reception of about 50 people. It was the perfect vibe, great music, enjoyed by all. I would definitely hire again. Sheri Hines, Events Management"
... Corporate reception at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL

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"Thank you so much Bob & Janet for making my 40th birthday party so perfect! Instead of going out to hear a band for my birthday, we decided to bring the band to us. We want you guys back for future events!"
... 40th Birthday party for Janine J. at a private Mediterra home in Naples, FL

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"Janet & Bob, you two did a fabulous job for our quests -- nice cocktail music, first-class dinner music, knock out dance music after dinner, and thanks for DJing for the couples wanting more dance music!"
... Annual event at the Worthington Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL

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"Bob, thanks for the wonderful music! It is quite obvious that not only are you a master of the guitar, but you perform with your heart!"
... Corporate event for Capital Advisors at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL

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"We would like to recommend Bob and Janet for any event that requires "music"! We recently organized a party with approximately 40 guests: we invited Janet and Bob to join us and they played very good music for the entire length of the party (3+ hours). Bob is an excellent guitarist, with tremendous professionalism and great ability to perform even difficult pieces. Janet is a superb singer: she entertained us with many songs, of different genre, also showing a very high degree of professionalism. In addition, both Janet and Bob are very friendly, sociable, and very easy to get along with. Everybody at my party loved them and their music. We intend to continue to invite them for big and small events. Elena and Pasquale C."
... 60th Birthday party for Pasquale C. at Surfedge in Naples, FL

Wedding Reviews

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Bob and Janet were great to work with, Bob's playing created a wonderful ambiance. Impeccable solo guitar playing matched perfectly to our small intimate wedding. As a bonus, they unexpectedly created an aerial drone video they graciously sent to us after the event which captured many special moments. Highly recommend,
... Wedding for Doug's daughter Allison at the Edgewater Hotel in Naples, FL

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Amazing Musicians! Robert and Janet did a fabulous job performing at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were completely professional and incredibly responsive. Robert went above and beyond to learn a special song for me to walk down the aisle to. I recommend Acoustic Sunset for any event, wedding or otherwise, in SWFL!
... Erin & Brian's wedding at the Hotel Escalante in Naples, FL

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"Your technique is flawless and the sound you produce from your instrument is world class! Such a pleasure to have you perform for our ceremony, and then Janet and you for cocktails & dinner afterwards."
... Jim & Melissa's's wedding at Mooring's Park Chapel in Naples, FL

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"We used Robert Dillon for our wedding. He played acoustic guitar for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception dinner. He was very easy to work with and did a great job! We were both very happy with the music and felt it was exactly what we were hoping for. The pieces during the ceremony were a perfect backdrop and I loved walking down the aisle hand in hand to "Here Comes the Sun". The choices during the reception were wonderful and the way the sound echoed in the tent was the perfect amount of background music. Highly recommend Robert if you are looking for classic acoustic guitar for your wedding!"
... Erin & Trent's wedding at Lovers Key State Park in Bonita Springs, FL

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"Dear Bob, Thank you so much for playing for our wedding. You were so easy to work with and being a destination wedding couple it definitely helped!"
... Sarah & Anthony's wedding at the Marriott Hotel in Marco Island, FL

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"We were looking for an acoustic guitarist for a surprise engagement on the beach. Not only did we find Bob, Janet was able to sing for us. They were professional and had some great ideas for songs. Would recommend them again and again. Doug Holtz (father of Dave Occhionero)"
... Wedding Proposal at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, FL

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"Janet & Bob, our two special songs that we requested for our wedding were done perfectly! You guys are amazing together!"
... Miki & Marilyn's wedding at the Regency Reserve in Naples, FL

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"Hi Bob, It was absolutely amazing!!! I am in the process of adding you to our preferred vendor list!!! Welcome aboard."
... Andrea & Jeff's beach wedding at 8th Ave S in Naples, FL

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"Bob, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We loved your creativity and direction with the music selections. You were very professional from booking through your performance. We would highly recommend you to our friends."
... Jennifer & Michael's wedding at the Historic Palm Cottage in Naples, FL

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"We were so fortunate to find two professional musicians for our wedding. Janet sang like an angel - very beautiful & sweet voice, and Bob's guitar abilities sounded better than the originals! We highly recommend them for weddings or any event."
... James & Aleisha's wedding at Wyndham Garden in Ft. Myers Beach, FL

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"Bob and Janet performed for our intimate wedding held at the Veranda restaurant in Ft. Myers. They were consummate professionals, worked with us on the play list, arrived early and stayed late. Their music set just the right ambiance for what my wife and I really wanted the day to be. If you are looking for someone to play for your wedding or event, I highly recommend them."
... Dale & Catherine's wedding in the courtyard of Veranda Restaurant in Ft. Myers, FL

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"Bob, You did a wonderful job! Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!"
... Jennifer & Jorge's wedding at Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club in Naples, FL

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"Bob, Just wanted to thank you again for your beautiful music at our wedding. Everything is a beautiful memory! Having your CD is a treat and have been playing it a lot! Hope you have many wedding performances. Hope to see you again soon."
... Dee & Nacho's wedding at Crystal Shores Beach at the Marriott Vacation Club on Marco Island, FL

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"The music was perfect for our beach wedding!"
... Christin & Todd's wedding at The Turtle Club on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, FL

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"Bob, Wonderful music -- you played great!"
... Kathleen & Jeffrey's wedding at The Quarry Beach Club in North Naples, FL

Concert Reviews

"The loft has had some terrific guitarists from all over America perform, but I've never seen one so totally captivate an audience as Robert Dillon does!" ... Bud Kenny, Concert at the Poet's Loft

"Guitarist Brings Unique Style To Spa!" ... Alison Harbour, The Sentinel-Record Newspaper

"Anticipating the creative beauty of Robert Dillon's performances has always been a joy for me. Collectively watching how he designs his set-up and how meticulously his body and hands are positioned before each composition expresses a continuity of form within himself and his fingerstylings.

Robert's presence is his greatest introduction to his music. Mild in manner, yet expressive in delivery. Each performance reveals developed textures that can only be created through the union between musician and his innate understanding of his instrument.

There is always a sense of quiet within the audience, but not so much as to listen, but to feel.

The mystery of the how and the why between fingers and strings makes Robert Dillon an object of passion's greatest desire...having." ... Othello "T" Leonard, Concert Coordinator, Musician, Friend & Poet. Othello passed away on March 21, 2010

"Cover Story" — Robert W. Dillon, M.S. GGph'93, Ph.D. GGph'99, was featured in the cover story "Where Do We Go From Here"? Alumni panel ponders the digital economy's future. Dillon, a former geologist who worked in the oil industry and later the U.S. Geological Survey, parlayed his interest in personal investing into a tiday sum of personal wealth by running two Web sites for investors, from 1997 through 1999. By February 1998, his two online investment newsletters caught the attention of technology-related advertisers. "Companies began coming to us, wanting to advertise on our sites, and asking us to get their message out to our subscribers," Dillon says. "They were willing to pay anything -- I mean anything: stock or cash in extraordinary amounts. We were completely wrapped in the Internet blitz." Thanks to savvy investing, Dillon retired last year at age 41 to pursue his dream of playing classical and new age fingerstyle guitar on a full-time basis. He now runs his own dot-com of sorts, GuitarSolo.com, where he sells his first CD recording, "Images From The Heart," and an accompanying music book. ... more on the story in the MSM-UMR Alumnus Magazine." ... Andrew Careaga, MSM-UMR Alumnus Magazine

"Brilliant performance by a truly gifted fingerstyle guitarist!" POPs Acoustic Revue in Hot Springs, Arkansas is a once per month venue. POP's brings in a variety of musical entertainment each year. The performers are screened, to make sure the audience will have a memorable experience. We receive a number of CDs of really talented fingerstyle guitarists each year, but, limit our selection to just a couple each year. Bob Dillon, a local artist, more than passes this selection process, he excels! Noticed by the POP's crew during an open mic session in a club in Hot Springs, Bob was the only performer selected to play during 2002 season at POPs! ... Mike George, Show Coordinator, POPs Acoustic Revue, Hot Springs, AR

Album Reviews

"D'Addario Performing Acoustic Artist and Endorser of D'Addario Strings. The CD — Great stuff, Robert is a fine player!" ... John Ferrante, J. D'Addario & Co

"I highly recommend Robert Dillon’s album for any fan of acoustic guitar, classical guitar, new age music, or guitar music in general!" ... Bob Porri, MP3ArtistArchive.com

"An excellent CD — and certainly all the way there!" ... Les Reynolds, Indie-Music.com

"Album of crystal clear shine and flawless rhythm ... the melodic lines shine out like dew on a spider's web!" ... Ben Ohmart, MusicDish.com

"Music Review for TV/Film" Robert is definitely a gifted musician and composer!" ... Gary Koftinoff, Music Composer for Film, Arpix Media, Los Angeles, California

"Robert's playing sounds like 2 or 3 guitars at once. The tone color of his compositions has a three dimensional depth or quality of sound (foreground, middleground, and background)." ... Randy McDonald, Recording Engineer, Zanbeck Sound Production

"Renaissance Man Releases CD" — Dr. Dillon's debut compact disc is a collection of "innovative and comforting" original new age and romantic guitar solo instrumentals, which mirrors certain themes in life. ... Alison B. Harbour, The Sentinel-Record Newspaper

"Perfect Guitar Instrumentals for Fine Dining! Robert's music is being very well received everywhere he performs. Owners and chefs say the music on his debut Album enhances and sets the mood for fine dining! ... Nicholaos Sahlas, ChefTalk Cafe

"February 2001 Featured Artist on GuitarNotes.com" — GuitarNotes.com has selected Robert as their February 2001 featured artist. We feel others would enjoy listening to such a great album! ... Jason Nieh, Editor, GuitarNotes.com

Awards & Professional Memberships

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards — recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Five-Star Talent Award is only issued to those performers with a 5-star average review on GigSalad.com!

Member of GigSalad.com. All reviews on GigSalad.com received 5 stars!

All reviews on WeddingWire.com received 5 stars! This award measures the quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value, and flexibility.

Member of the Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists

Member of WeddingWire for Professionals

Member of the Florida Guitar Foundation

Member of the Guitar Foundation of America

GigMasters' Rapid Responder Award! This award was received since we responded to 99% of our leads in under 24 hours.

Our 2nd GigMasters' Rapid Responder Award! This award was received since we responded to 99% of our leads in under 24 hours.

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