I strongly recommend hiring Adam Payne (solo or with his band) for any event. I’m a meetings & events planner and this is the 3rd event that we have booked Adam.
He’s excellent solo on his guitar, or with the trio he provided at our recent company holiday party (12.2014). He’s incredibly talented with great vocals, and also super professional, accommodating, flexible and responsive.
He also participated in the theme of our party by helping out spontaneously with some announcements. He gets it!
Event Location: Royale Nightclub Boston, Corporate Holiday Party (620 people)Louise
Having seen Adam perform firsthand at a friend’s wedding, we knew we wanted him at ours as well. And honestly, we couldn’t have made a better decision.
Working with Adam was a truly great experience – he is an amazing musician and an absolute pleasure to work with. From our first conversation, Adam welcomed our input, gave us sound advice (pun intended) where we needed it, and stayed in communication through the whole process.
On the day of the event, he was prompt, professional, and his performance blew our guests away and provided the perfect soundtrack to our special day.
We couldn’t have asked for a better compliment to our wedding, and we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Adam to anyone looking for the same.
Event Location: Kennebunkport, MEDavid & Laini
We recently had Adam play at a cocktail reception for approximately 160 people. The event was held in the lounge of a Boston based hotel. Since this was a networking reception Adam was hired to play in the background for the group.
From the beginning to the end Adam was great to work with. I found him to be both personable and accommodating. He required very little assistance from us the entire night. Adam worked out well for our event and I would definitely recommend him to others.
Event Location: Boston, MAPrivate Event
“Adam Payne – You Da Man! Thanks for making our summer Meatapolooza party the party it was. Whether it’s the Port Tavern or a pool party with friends this guy makes the party! Amazing talent, great beats, everyone had a blast and danced until they dropped. Thanks again for a great time. Can’t wait for next time!”
Event Location: Newbury, MASteve
“Adam was a pleasure to work with and a true professional – he was able to work within specific requirements set upon us by the venue (sound and size of equipment) and played an array of music that was creative yet subtle that spoke perfectly to the crowd in attendance and event thematic. I would definitely recommend Adam to event planners in the future.”
Event Location: Taj BostonEmily, Boston Magazine
“The first words from friends and family at our wedding were “Congrats!”, the very next were “Who was that singer?”. Adam was amazing on all levels from planning right through the big day. The mix of original material and covers worked perfectly for what we needed at our wedding. Take a listen to his original music and you’ll see what we mean. Be careful though you might just get hooked. There are only a handful of things you can vividly take away from such a busy day but the impression he made on our family/guests will always be one of them.”
Event Location: Salem, MAMark & Lisa
“I have had the pleasure of seeing Adam perform numerous times while attending Bentley University as well as at local spots in and around the Boston area. When planning my wedding, Payne was at the top of our list for musicians and we were lucky enough to secure him for our cocktail hour. His passion for music and entertaining radiates throughout every performance. Adam’s blend of acoustic R&B and Soul can create both a relaxing or upbeat atmosphere, whatever your preference. He knows how to engage a crowd and is at his absolute best when given the freedom to harness his creative genius. Adam is a class act and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to bring a unique vibe and sound to any event.”
Event Location: Wentworth By The Sea, Portsmouth, NHJosh
“So I contacted Adam about playing my cousin’s college grad party this past June . I’ve seen Adam play out before at a couple clubs around the Boston area… And was extremely impressed at how talented he was. Adam played a solo set singing and playing guitar. But what impressed me was it sounded like a full band was playing. He was using some kind of sampler machine and layering different parts over each other to make the beat. I’ve seen a million different acts all over …but none quite like Adam. His sound was big and full . His set up was small. Not needing a ton of room for his equipment. Besides his playing and singing I was also impressed by the way he controlled the room. Very welcoming and fun… Needless to say I loved it!! So I asked him to play my cousin’s grad party.
Payne was very professional showing up early and ready to rock!! He was extremely courteous and respectful to all of my family. Taking time to talk with the graduate and his parents and getting to know him a little before setting up. Like I said before he didn’t need much to set up…. Actually just an outlet and he was ready to go… Honestly, for the first half hour multiple family members approached me saying “that’s someone playing live??!!! I thought it was the radio.” Adam once again did not disappoint. He was outstanding. His playing and singing were perfect.
Everything about his performance blew my family away. He was ad-libbing throughout some of the songs cleverly switching some of the lyrics around to include the grad and the location into them. Adam Payne made this event. He was outstanding. I can’t stress enough how many people (including myself) thought it sounded like it was the radio playing. It’s beyond me how one man can make such a full sound. I highly, highly recommend Adam if you are looking for someone to play your event.”
Event Location: Burlington, MAMike
“It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Adam. He has given me the honor and pleasure to work with him in upgrading the look and feel of his website. He is always professional, positive, and inspirational in everything he does. He is my oldest friends; we go back to playing with Ninja Turtles & GI Joe action figures together and will hopefully make it to rockin chairs and adult diapers. I know you will make one heck of a mark on this planet my man. Keep on truckin.”Adam Aptaker (Graphic Designer / Life-Long Friend)