The Acoustic Crooner


Kim & Doug S.
Well the first time I heard Tim's voice on Gigmasters while looking for an accoustic guitarist for my wedding I knew I had to have him for my wedding day. So much so that I changed my wedding date to make it happen. BEST DECISION EVER!!! He was so easy to contact & communicate with that I did not have a doubt in the world on my wedding day that he would be perfect. I was wrong he was EXCEPTIONAL....his voice and performance at my ceremony and reception was something I'll never forget. His assistance with song choices & ideas made everything flow effortlessly. The guests raved about him and he was perfect for my small intimate wedding venue. He learned two special songs for us for our first dance and was AMAZING in his performance of them and everything else he preformed. You cannot go wrong with booking him for your special occasion; professional, talented and the epitome of excellence all wrapped up in one beautiful voice. Thank you a million times over for making my day even that more special! Hopefully I will be seeing you play again at my daughter's cocktail hour for her wedding.
Kim & Doug S on Nov 13, 2016

Ali K.
One of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day was choosing Tim to do the music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Working with him in the months leading up to the wedding was easy and collaborative when we were doing consultations for selecting the songs for the ceremony. His knowledge and experience is something that we definitely needed in planning our ceremony and musical selections. He learned a lot of new songs and music for our Catholic ceremony, but sitting there listening to him throughout it, you would have thought he'd been performing them for years. We heard so many positive comments from family and friends at our wedding about how well Tim's acoustic guitar and beautiful voice added so much to our ceremony. While I wasn't at the cocktail hour, I heard that the music was fun, energizing and romantic. I would highly recommend Tim to any bride looking for live solo music for the ceremony, cocktail hour or first dances!!
Ali K. on October 21, 2016

Lauren B.
Excellent musician, so dedicated to our wedding!!
We can’t say enough wonderful things about having Tim as our musician for our wedding! Throughout the entire wedding process, Tim was so easy to consult with, which was important to us since we were planning our wedding in Pittsburgh from Maryland. He spent time getting to know Garrett and I and to talk to us to understand exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. Though we didn’t get to hear too much of the music he played during cocktail hour (we were doing pictures with the photographer!), we had many friends and family who loved the music and raved about him to us. Tim sang our first dance song (Die a Happy Man) beautifully and we were so happy with the quality of the music. Most importantly, though, was Tim’s dedication to making sure our wedding reception went smoothly. At one point during the reception, the generator in our tent gave out and the DJ (separate vendor) playing music during that time lost power and all the music cut out. Without even being asked, Tim grabbed his guitar and started playing on the dance floor while our guests continued to dance until the DJ had power again. He really did keep the party going during what could have been a minor disaster! Overall, Tim was so easy to work with and we honestly felt like he was a friend just helping us out on our wedding day instead of someone we had hired! We would HIGHLY recommend Tim to anyone seeking live music during their event. Thank you so much, Tim!!! – Lauren & Garrett
Lauren B. on Sept 26, 2016

Lauren G.
LOVE! Would absolutely hire again.
Tim is a one man band, who completely blew the crowd away! We loved having him at our Grand Opening. His professionalism was great, and reaching him was no problem at all. When I came into the office the next day, everyone I spoke with said he was great! I would absolutely hire him again as well as recommend him to another person/company.
Lauren G. on Sept 22, 2016

Caroline T.
I was so impressed and excited when I first listened to Tim on his website. Looking through his extensive list of songs did not make it easy for me to narrow down what I wanted for the ceremony. Tim was eager to talk before the wedding to make sure he knew exactly what style my husband and I are and what we desired for our wedding day. He was a delight to work with and for someone I never met before I felt much at ease when speaking with him on the phone. It felt like I was meeting an old friend when we finally met face to face on my wedding day. I was never worried about how his performance would be for any part of my wedding day because of his professionalism and talent. It was beyond anything I could've imagined. My first dance was such a treat, he even changed a few of the lyrics so the song fit my husband and I that much more. I would absolutely recommend Tim to any other bride looking for anything unique at her wedding. It would be one of the best decisions she's made and something I will always cherish about my perfect day!!!!

Thanks again for everything Tim,
So great working with you you exceeded my expectations by far!!!!
Caroline T. on Sept 17, 2016

Angela L.
Tim played for my sister's wedding ceremony and it could have not gone better. Not only is he an amazingly talented musician, he was beyond considerate to deal with. He worked with my sister for hours helping her choose songs and making sure the entire performance would go exactly as she wanted. He learned a new song within weeks and played all of the songs perfectly. He was easily available for any questions or concerns my sister had leading up to the wedding. Several wedding guests commented how beautiful Tim's playing made the ceremony and the first dance. I could not have been more impressed with his talent and thoughtfulness. I would without hesitation recommend Tim to any bride wishing to add a special touch to their wedding!
Angela L. on Sept 20, 2016

Doug S.
We hired Tim for our wedding, and honestly couldn't have been happier! From the very first contact I knew that going with Tim as our musician was the right move, he more or less serenaded my fiance over the phone and she was immediately hooked. We didn't have any special requirements per se, we knew we wanted a particular style of music, sort of a Jason Mraz meets James Taylor kind of vibe and believe me, Tim DID NOT DISAPPOINT. We wanted specific processional and recessional songs, which Tim already had in his wheelhouse, as well as a specific first dance. Again, couldn't be happier. The reception itself we let Tim take creative freedom and design his own playlist. Our guests were very impressed with the variety of songs in Tim's repertoire. My Aunt almost had to be restrained because she wanted to join in as a duet on virtually every song!
Tim is a consummate professional. His passion for what he does shines very brightly through all that he does. His work ethic in providing a quality product is polished to a level beyond my expectations. Tim is very responsive in communications as well. My advice to anyone reading this, if you want a memorable event do yourself a favor, reach out to Tim and put the music for the event in his hands. You won't be disappointed.
Doug S. on Aug 1, 2016

Dmitriy K.
Tim is AMAZING! We are stationed in the Middle East and called last minute to sing specific songs to my brother and sister accomplishing two milestones. He replied immediately and did an amazing job!!! They sent me a video of the songs after he finished and he is very talented. Such a great guy. I can't thank you enough for all the joy you brought to my family from us while we are so far away. Highest recommendation.
Dmitriy K. on June 27, 2016

J.R. G.
The Acoustic Crooner was amazing at my event. He went so far above and beyond the expectation and I was totally impressed with his talent and professionalism. I booked him as part of my engagement to my (now) fiancé and we were both blown away at his stage presence. We had plenty of communication leading up to the event and the execution was flawless. He understood what I was looking for and truly delivered an exceptional performance. He was set up early and was genuinely excited to be a part of my special day. I would highly recommend The Acoustic Crooner for your next event. The music, performance, and his preparation were all well beyond expectations. Thank you!!!
J.R. G, Pittsburgh, PA on June 7, 2016

Kelly G.
Tim was fantastic. We hired him for our wedding on April 16,2016, and the entire process was wonderful. He listened to all of our ideas, and learned songs that I deemed as "must have " for our wedding! As soon as we met him we knew that we had to have him for our special day. Our guests loved the special touch, and told me numerous times how great he was. Tim also played our first song "thinking out loud" and it was amazing. If you are looking for a ceremony musician, look no further. Tim was the best. He also was a joy to work with, easy to reach, and quick to respond back!
Kelly G. on May 27, 2016

Rebecca K.
Tim is a wonderful entertainer. His gorgeous voice and welcoming presence set the tone for a fabulous evening event. Guests were so pleased and the complements flew! I recommend him highly and look forward to booking him again soon
Rebecca K. on May 21, 2016

Peter C.
Tim Ruff was awesome singer in serving my company's summit event. He arrived on time and prepared everything needed for successful performance. His attire was very much appropriate for the event. FInally, his singing was fantastic. With his performance, we had very successful company event. I will definitely hire him for my next event. Would recommend highly of him for anyone else who needs a singer for their event.
Peter C. on May 18, 2016

Danielle C.
Tim was the most incredible addition to our wedding. He was so responsive and communicated through every step of the process- like most brides, this was my first experience hiring a professional musician and he was so helpful. Tim was quick to learn a few special songs for us, and arrived early to do sound checks at all 3 sites (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.) Tim was class all the way and added an incredibly elegant touch to our event. I'd highly recommend!
Danielle C. on May 2, 2016

Brad B.
I proposed to my girlfriend (now fiance) about a month ago. I had a few ideas of how I wanted to do it, but I kept running into issues. I knew that she absolutely loved a certain song that we used to listen to together, and I thought it would be an amazing addition to have an acoustic guitarist play the song during that special moment. I cannot even begin to describe what a solid choice that was! Tim was perfect! He had contacted me within a few hours of placing my ad. He had never heard the song before, so I sent him a YouTube link to the video and he practiced it for a week. He NAILED it! On the day before the proposal, Tim and I met to scope out the area of my intended proposal. Tim was extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive. Fortunately, we collaborated and realized that the area was not the best place to propose. Tim stuck around for 3 hours and helped me find the perfect location! If you're looking to propose and want to include a touch of music, Tim is your guy. He is a passionate, dedicated, and highly talented musician that is truly here to help you out and do what he loves to do (jam out and make some tears and smiles!). Thank you, Tim!
Brad B. on October 24, 2015

Tim selected the perfect music for my ceremony with only knowing the theme that I was going for. He was easy to get in contact with and responded to my emails quickly. I hired Tim to play music for both my ceremony and my cocktail hour, which he was free to choose the songs as I did not pick any out ahead of time. Unfortunately, I was not able to hear him personally but my family and friends raved about him after the wedding and had nothing but compliments. I also asked Tim to learn a revised version of a song to play for my first dance which was absolutely amazing! I couldn't have asked for anything better and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a unique musician for their ceremony/cocktail hour music.

Services Used: Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour

Tim provided the music for both the rehearsal dinner and the 3 hour cocktail party for all wedding guests after the dinner. I met with Tim at the location prior to the event and we went over logistics. He was well prepared and easy to contact. He asked for music type and any 'must play' songs. He was very careful to play soft music during dinner and very appropriately began with "Singing in the Rain" since it was pouring and we were under tents. His talents were tremendous. Many people raved about the music. We will definitely use The Acoustic Crooner again!

Services Used: Cocktail Hour, Dinner Music

Nikki F.
Tim was wonderful at our wedding! He played our ceremony and cocktail hour, and his performance went above and beyond our expectations. Any type of music we chose he was able to play for our ceremony. He was extremely easy to work with, and he eased our minds and made us feel confident about our wedding music. I would absolutely recommend Tim to a friend planning their wedding. Such a pleasure to have him as part of our most special day! 💗 The Foley's
Nikki F., Pittsburgh, PA on June 8, 2015

 Photo Credits:

Jared Marsh Photography Photos 2, 4, 9, 12, 13 

Kristi Jan Hoover Photography Photo 6