Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet.


I am a solo musician who sings and plays guitar/ukulele as well as uses a loop station for some songs to give them more of a small group dynamic sound. I've played several hundred to a thousand times live at various venues over the past 10 years: coffeehouses, bowling alleys, bars, wineries, clubs, art galleries, charity events, private house concerts, hospitals, assisted living facilities/nursing homes, and more recently, weddings, during the church ceremony or cocktail hour. I currently play at a few bars, quite a few wineries, and am looking to get into the wedding circuit more and more as a solo artist.

Aside from a vast collection of cover songs ranging from oldies to country to classic rock to Motown to Pop to Alternative 90's to R&B/Hip Hop to spiritual/religious, I also have a plethora of original songs which are perfect for weddings (Make This Moment Last, Forever in Love, and New Hope to name a few).

Prices vary depending on the length of performance, travel time to and from the performance, as well as what type of performance (church ceremony or cocktail hour) you are looking to have on your special day.

To learn more about what song(s) I can perform, places to hear my original and cover songs online, as well as pricing for your event, feel free to check out .wix/jimgaven/music, ./dashpx. To learn more about the music publishing company I own and operate, Key of Awesome Music, LLC, feel free to check out: ./key-of-awesome/music and ./key-of-awesome-music/sets to hear the 8 artists I represent for publishing and licensing opportunities. I've been able to secure placements on TV shows, commercials, direct licenses, and background/in-store/retail services like: TNT, Bravo, E!, Style Network, Women's Network, Reelz TV, The Weather Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Gift My Way, Audiosparx, ExpressInMusic, Tribe of Noise, Music Dealers, Amurco Music, Triple Scoop Music, and EOS Music. Feel free to reach out to me via email and I will be sure to answer any questions you have in regards to a performance for your event or licensing any of the music I represent with my publishing company.

Thank you in advance!

Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 05 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls, U2, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Switchfoot, Dashboard Confessional


Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, keyboard/piano, microphone, microphone stand, speaker/mixer combo, loop station, music stand, Nextbook (for song lists and looking up requested songs on the spot), surge protector/power strip, extension chords.