Ron Forbes-Roberts

Instrumental Guitarist

For over 25 years, I have performed guitar music for weddings (ceremonies and receptions), restaurants, corporate events, care facilities, dinner parties, Celebration of Life memorials, Christmas parties and many other types of social and professional gatherings. Venues at which I've played include Harrison Hot Springs, Brix Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, Terminal City Club, Hotel Vancouver, Brock House, Victoria's Empress Hotel (as the 

hotel's house guitarist), Van Dusen Gardens and the Hotel Georgia. Using a high-quality

portable amplifier, I've also provided music for events on beaches, in parks and other

outdoor locations throughout the Lower Mainland.


My musical training includes a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Boston's New

England Conservatory.  While I play many classical guitar favourites, my song list includes

vintage and contemporary pop, light jazz, world music and other musical genres. This

diverse repertoire and my performance experience allow me to choose music that perfectly

suits the unique atmosphere of an event.

I also perform with violinist Kevin McDonnell in the Rain City Violin and Guitar Duo. The

duo's song list ranges from Bach to Bossa Nova, the Beatles, Bruno Mars and beyond.

To view my selected song list and hear audio samples, please click on the SOLO GUITAR tab. To view the duo's selected song list, please click on the RAIN CITY DUO tab.

Providing music for wedding ceremonies and receptions is a specialty both as a solo guitarist and with the Rain City Duo. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of collaborating with hundreds of couples to arrange programs of guitar music for their wedding that best suits their personality and the desired ambiance of their special day.

For more details on wedding music, please click on the WEDDING MUSIC tab