Guitar virtuoso John Wedemeyer hails from Los Gatos, California and has made a big splash on the Las Vegas scene since arriving several years ago. He currently holds down the guitar chair for Zeppelin USA. John was formerly guitarist for the legendary Righteous Brothers for a five-year stint. Additionally he's backed headliners such as Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, and Lucie Arnaz. John owns three Neil Smith guitars: The Supernatural, Frontier, and Riviera.
Veteran guitarist Bruce Rickerd has been touring, recording and performing professionally since the early '70s and has never lost his passion for music. Bruce performs nearly 500 shows a year with Mystère and still finds time to play with other musicians in the Las Vegas area. Bruce has been the only artist who has performed every single performance of Cirque du Soleil Mystère since its debut in December of 1993. This achievement earned him a Guinness World Record for "Most Theatrical Performances by a Musician (Male)".
Mark Hall Speights
Pro guitarist Mark Hall Speights has performed professionally in Reno, Las Vegas, and Orlando, Florida. He's performed with Little Anthony and the Imperials, Chuck Berry, Chuck Mangione, Charo, and many others. Mark has also played with the Australian Bee Gees and Motown-inspired acts Spectrum & Radiance. Mark is currently involved with another Bee Gees tribute band, Bee Gees Gold. He owns two Smith guitars: a custom made Riviera and a Stardust.
Top-rated guitarist Matt Baldoni is a classically-trained musician who has toured with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Melissa Manchester and Jeffrey Osborne and performed on Broadway and with Cirque Du Soleil. Today Matt is a first-call guitarist on the Las Vegas scene with mastery of many styles including jazz. He has also taught at Musicians Institute. Matt has spent the past several years dazzling audiences with the Australian Bee Gees Show at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Pablo Gadda hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began classical guitar studies at the age of seven and went on to earn degrees in Sound Engineering and Musical Production and Orchestral Conduction. He became a musical director for Royal Caribbean Cruises at a young age. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Pablo has been featured in many popular production shows. Further credits include: Latin Grammys; HBO's After-Emmy Party; and international stars Matt Goss, Martin Nievera, Lani Misalucha, and Arnel Pineda. He's also served as Musical Director for Las Vegas legend Clint Holmes.
Guitarist/vocalist John Acosta hails from Canada and is now based in Las Vegas. He has expertly portrayed Barry Gibb in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. John Acosta's Bee Gees Gold tribute provides the ultimate salute and gives audiences the experience of seeing the Bee Gees live at the height of their powers. John is also a prolific and versatile songwriter in Pop, R&B, Funk, and Latin genres. He and the Bee Gees Gold show never fail to impress whenever they perform.
A native of Ohio, the late Jeff Ray seeded his vast musical vocabulary by gigging in the jazz clubs of Harlem and formally studying jazz at Rutgers University. Jeff arrived in Las Vegas in 2004 as a member of Jazmyn, a polished New York City-based show group. Thereafter he made Las Vegas his home. Jeff proceeded to contribute his versatile guitar skills to many Las Vegas shows such as Boyz II Men, Lion King, and Jersey Boys. His peers regarded him as a "musician's musician." Be sure to check out Jazmyn's Jeff Ray Tribute.
Fretboard wizard Ray Mouton hails from Lafayette, Louisiana and epitomizes the stellar caliber of musical talent one often associates with the Zydeco State. Ray has played for The Lion King, Duck Dynasty, Mama Mia, Billy Cobham and many other top ventures. He's highly regarded by his fellow musicians for his stylistic versatility, exquisite taste, and incredible jazz chops. As if that weren't enough, he's also a fine bass player.
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Kennison has performed professionally for 40 years in Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii. He displays his talents with performances on pedal steel guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele and Hawaiian lap steel. Chris has performed on radio and TV and has worked with the Fort Collins Symphony, Doug Kershaw, Dan Seals and The Rhythm Cats at the Silver Star Dinner Theatre in Mesa, Arizona. He is also an active member of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association.
Steve Crenshaw Hidalgo
Steve Crenshaw Hidalgo was born in Burlingame, California. At the age of five he started playing guitar, something he quickly developed a passion for. Fast-forward to age 13 when Steve discovered the music of another "Steve": Stevie Ray Vaughan. Throughout the duration of his adolescence Steve immersed himself in everything blues-related. In 1991 he left the Bay Area to pursue a music career in Denver, Colorado. He continues to perform blues and rock gigs in Colorado where he wields his explosive blues and rock chops.
Tom Marth, Sr.
Late great guitarist Tom Marth kindled his musical career by reigning as banjo champ back in his home state of Wisconsin. After his move to Las Vegas in the 1970s he worked thousands of gigs in that era's thriving lounge and pit band scene. Tom backed Jack Jones, Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Sammy Davis, Jr. and many other headliners. He studied orchestration and moonlighted as an in-demand arranger. More recently Tom became the guitarist and bassist for The Scintas. Neil Smith Guitars built him a special Landmark model.