INSPIRELINE Presents: Glen Roethel
Best Acoustic Music ~ Guitar, Ukulele & Vocal ~ for Every Setting!
Sought after guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, entertainer Glen Roethel ALWAYS takes requests and sings from a deep well of great songs spanning more than 6 decades, supported by his own deft acoustic guitar (& ukulele) singing in a voice that his peers on the international circuit appreciate:
"Glen's music put me in the mood..in a space...before he even started singing." - Jeffrey Gaines
"I LOVE his voice!" - Penny Nichols (Jimmy Buffet 'Coral Reeferette')
"Monster musician!" - Kenny Edwards (Stone Poneys, Linda Ronstadt)
"Sounds great!" - Billy Joel
Glen thrills brides at wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinners and receptions, often attributing much of his entertaining skill to his decades of experience performing in superb wedding bands (guitar, bass, keys and vocals) – at more than 1,000 weddings!
"I thought I'd done it all...then I was asked to perform at a Persian bris...and then another!" ~ Glen
Glen will travel for destination weddings and other events.
Beach or Hawaiian Luau themed wedding or party?
Glen brings Hawaiian aloha and fun with his beautiful soprano UKULELE, playing ceremony dream cuts like "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "What A Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Hey Soul Sister" by Train and "I'm A Believer" (a great recessional, by the Monkees) while extending the fun with romantic songs like "Blue Hawaii," "Sea Of Love," "Only You" (The Platters), "Kiss The Girl" (Little Mermaid soundtrack) and "Aloha Oe." Add more FUN songs like "In the Tiki Room (Disney)," "Volcano" (Buffet), "I Can See Clearly Now" (Johnny Nash), "I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz), "Love Me Tender" (Elvis), "One Love" (Bob Marley), "All Together Now" & "Octopus's Garden" (The Beatles) and so many more!
"Glen, how do you know so many Beatles songs...and play them so well?!" - John Redgate (Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, Japan)
In every setting his warm, inclusive style often inspires sing-alongs, play-alongs, clapping in time and dance parties – as unlikely as that may seem for one acoustic guitar and vocal. He can tailor his act to your needs (soft rock, party music, original music, songs written just for you, all of the above) depending on your expectations and your needs.
Glen has performed in every type of venue, corporation & organization – as well as country clubs, parties, fundraisers, conferences, colleges, conventions, retreat centers, songwriting & performance camps, festivals, private events, concert series, fine dining halls, radio stations, town festivals, performing arts centers, parks, public libraries and more.
Witty, energetic, very approachable Glen always finds opportunities for 'volunteers' to come 'help him sing' up on stage (to the delight of your friends).
"Just GREAT. Performances 'straight from the heart'!" - Jean Alain Roussel (Cat Stevens, Celine Dion, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Thin Lizzy, 10cc, The Police)
Glen can work info about your friends, employees and staff into the show and may even improvise an entire song about a situation as it's happening at the event. Want your party to pop? Have Glen write, record and perform a custom song for you—whether a corporate "roast and toast" or a family commemoration – name any style of music. Just ask your planner how much fun that would be!
"Glen has that gift which brings out a spark in people." - Amy Tuttle, Long Island Music Hall of Fame
He is often compared to Jack Johnson, James Taylor and Jason Mraz in his vocal and guitar styles. Hear him on public radio, folk radio, Ireland Free radio, the BBC, etc.
"A great voice!" - John Platt, WFUV-NY
Glen is often requested as an accompanist on guitar + vocal harmony for other touring artists (Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Lisa Aschmann, FREEBO, Faith Rivera, Harold Payne, Greg Tamblyn, Josh Joffen, Marci Geller).