Performing at Old Brooklyn Farmers Market. Quick interview with Jason from Old Brooklyn Community Development Corp.
Video taken by Peter Maizitis at the Mayfest Fine Art Show 2018 in Berea, OH

What people are saying

 Victor was a great addition to our downtown event.  His playing is very enjoyable and we heard lots of great comments on his musicianship!  (Alex / All Together Fremont Fest - Fremont, OH - August 2018)


I would highly recommend victor for any event! He is awesome, and brings any event to a classy level. His presence and overall vibe is wonderful!!! You won't be disappointed !!!!  (Esperanza / Port Clinton, OH - May 2018)


Victor was very professional got the crowd into the music he played on his acoustic guitar, which was a good variety. He is a very talented performer and would recommend him for any function in need of musical entertainment!  (Shelly / City of North Ridgeville, OH - May 2018)


Victor was an amazing addition to my parent's 60th bday party.  All of the guests loved his music and many got his cards so they can hire him too. Victor was professional, super friendly, accommodating and insanely talented. I would hire him for any event. He plays the Spanish guitar beautifully and for any down time plugged in his playlists (which were perfect and appropriate). (Manya - Solon, OH - June 2018)


Vic was amazing today at the Westside Flea show. I was lucky enough to have a table right in front of the stage. Even though I was tired and my feet were hurting, I couldn't resist the urge to dance. His style is melodic and captivating with still being fresh and upbeat. Can't recommend him enough! (Charlene /ArtsParadis Handcrafted Jewelry - Oberlin, OH / November 2017)


 Thank you for being here. People are still talking about you! They absolutely love you. I love forward to seeing you around town. (Heidi / 2017 ATHA Biennial Convention - Independence, OH - Oct 2017)


Victor Samalot performed at our wedding cocktail hour on 9/23/17. I would highly recommend Victor for any upcoming events that you may have approaching. Also, I will definitely be hiring Vic again in the future for events. Victor thanks again for everything, you were amazing and definitely a crowd pleaser!! (Sharon B - Willoughby, OH - September 2017) 


I needed a solo musician to play at our fundraiser. He did an excellent job playing a variety of music, appealing to all ages. I highly recommend for your musician needs. (Sandy - OSLS / Painesville, OH - 11/2016) 


Thanks again for playing last night- Your music is beautiful! I will definitely keep you in mind for our needs and will spread the word to others I know. (Gina - North Coast Health / Cleveland, OH - 9 / 2016) 


You made my your sound! I am also enjoying my CD! It's helping with stress...thank you so much (Sunny - Wooster, OH) 


Can't say enough good things about Victor! Music was wonderful! Everyone loved his music from our youngest to our oldest guest. Would highly recommend him to anyone and would hire him again in minute! Thanks Victor for making our event even more special with your music! (Beth - Canton, OH - 8/2016) 


Victor is an exceptional musician. I booked him for a business luncheon on August 12th. He arrived on time and played his guitar beautifully. Professional with his service and very affordable. I highly recommend him to others. (Tracy - MetroHealth Systems - 8/2016)


Thank you Victor Samalot for playing last night at The Paragon!! You were amazing!! Can't wait for you to play again soon! (Jennifer / Paragon Wine bar - Euclid, OH - 8 / 2016) 


Victor performed at our daughters graduation party. I heard him playing in Cleveland and thought that his music was a perfect fit for our theme for the party and a soft music where people could talk and feel relaxed. Victor delivered many of our guests complemented and we're impressed with his skills. We plan on having him perform again next June at another graduation party. I highly recommend Victor. Polite, professional! (David - Hartville, OH - 6 / 2016) 


Victor was timely to communicate his participation in our event. His performance was exactly what we needed for entertainment. People gave high praise for his music and talent. (Keisha - La Placita Cleveland - 7 / 2016) 


We hired Victor Samalot to play for our daughter's wedding. He arrived early, was very professional, and played skillfully. We asked him to play Canon Pachabel for the wedding march and it was beautiful. He played both the pre -service music and the recessional. All our guests commented over and over how beautiful it was. We would highly recommend Victor and hope to work with him again in the future! (Theresa - Medina, OH - 5 / 2016) 


Victor was excellent! He is very professional and one the best guitarists I have ever heard. All of my guests raved about how good he was. (Jeanne & John / Olmsted Fall, OH) 


Victor is a superior guitarist, and plays his music with passion and skill. He is also a professional businessman....responding promptly to inquiries, and making the entire process effortless. You cannot go wrong hiring Victor for your party or event. (Deanne - Goodyear Co. / Akron, OH)


Thank you for being available and doing such a great job. Everyone loved your music. I’ll definitely keep you in mind for future holiday parties, that’s for sure!! (Jo - Newry Co. / Lakewood, OH) 


We hired Victor for our first inside event and what a great addition and treat for all who were lucky enough to hear him. Victor is a pleasure to work with and adjusts to his surroundings. We we're thrilled to have him be part of our celebration of Small Business Saturday. You would be very fortunate to have him be part of your event. (Cathy V.S. - Westside Flea / Westlake, OH) 


"Awesome music and great entertainment" (Priscilla - Giovanni's / Lyndhurst, OH) 


Victor performed this past Saturday in Olmsted Falls for our Art on the Bridge show. He always is on time and plays beautiful music for our guests. We use him as many times as possible. Great musician !! (Roy - Berea Fine Arts Club) 


"Always happy to bring in the very best performers - Thank you Victor Samalot !! You were fantastic!" (Lakewood Community Festival) 


"We hired Victor for a weekend festival and glad we booked him for multiple days. He is a very talented musician and entertained countless festival-goers the whole weekend. We will definitely do business with Victor again!" (Cinco de Mayo Festival / Berea, OH) 


"We loved Victor! Victor played background latin guitar music for our corporate event at the Zoo (about 60 attendees). Everyone raved about how nice his sound was especially for a kids-based event. Victor was professional from the start. He stayed in contact with us up until the day of the event, showed up early, was very good with our employees, and didn't even complain about the long walk from the park entrance (in 85 degree weather) to our pavilion. We have no hesitations about hiring Victor for a future event." (Kathy / KS Associates - Elyria, OH)


I contacted Victor to perform in my Nursing Facility in May. My resident's were very curious and excited to watch him perform, as he was new to our building. The process from start to finish with Victor is nothing short of professional. When he began to play, residents, family memebers and staff came down to watch his performance! We actually had staff stay late to watch the performance! Now, in July.... our residents still remember him by name and talk of his ourstanding performance! Great Job, we would love to have him back anytime! (Alecia / Aurora Manor - Aurora, OH) 


"You are a club and staff favorite! – You’ll be back for sure!" (Shale Creek Golf - Medina, OH) 


We enjoyed having you…thanks for making it a great day (Vicky / The Galleria - Cleveland, OH) 


What a pleasure to know you and to listen to your music. Thank you so very much for playing at our Wedding! (Mary & Jim) 


We love having him at our events because he comes well prepared and plays beautiful music. You can't go wrong in choosing this guitarist. He interacted with everyone, and played so well. I would recommend him for any event. (Jenna / SIFCO ASC - Independence, OH) 


Would definitely love to have Victor play at our next party. Highly recommend hiring Victor Samalot for any occasion (Mike & Eugenia - Cleveland, OH) 


"Thank you Victor for a beautiful night last Monday with my group at Ventos!!! Your music is amazing!" (Cindy / Cleveland Wine Club) 


Victor was hired to play at my birthday party recently and never have I been as happy with a decision as I was with this one. Victor is a splendid guitarist, with a wide and varied repertoire. He is very professional and an extremely likable person. I definetly will use him again. You can hear samples of his work on his web page. 
(Mary S - Westlake, OH)


Victor your a real gem. It's people like you that make this roller coaster of a business really worth it. You are also on my cancel list and hugs to you and your family until I see you again. Peace my friend. Thank you!! ( Liz! / Eastland Inn - Berea, OH) 


Victor always packs the house at Vento. Thanks for another fabulous Thursday night. (Di De Rubba / Vento La Trattoria) 


Victor, Thanks so much for playing for were great! All the best in the future! (Beth Segal / Les Dames de Escoffier Cleveland) 


I left for vacation the morning after the performance. I wanted to say that we received a lot of nice comments about both your performances. It was really apparent that you had put in a lot of effort to give a great show. I hope we will see you at another AHA whether it is in front or part of the audience. Good luck to both of you on your future endeavors. (Jim Smiler - Chair / Shaker Arts Council) 


Who was amazing last night at Shaker Heights AHA? This guy! Folks, run (safely), don't walk to Victor's next gig! Not only is he an amazing artist...not only does he have impeccable taste in guitars (we play the same brand)...but he is a REALLY NICE GUY! It was an honor to share the bill with you, my new friend! (Bruce Jennings / Singer-Songwriter) 


Victor Samalot was FANTASTIC at the sold out "Taste of Seven Hills!" I have gotten so many compliments that we HAVE to have him back again next year! (Chris Matthews / City of Seven Hills)


"Thank you very much for your services last Thursday. Everyone really enjoyed your music, and I've received many compliments on your performance and how it was just right for our event." (Tiffany - Executive Secretary / Greater Cleveland RTA) 


"Victor is professional, friendly and very easy to work with and our customers loved his music! I highly recommend him to play at your next event. We have him scheduled to play at another event this year for the RTA." (Theresa Burrage /Executive Assistant- Media Relations - RTA Transit Tracks) 


"Victor is a professional entertainer and musician. His sound is upbeat and soothing but not at all background. His Latin tracks are both new and familiar. Love his mix of classics and new offerings." (Marti Higgins / Sparx City Hop) 


"I have heard only great comments about the music last night, from staff and trustees alike – it was just perfect for the event! Thank you for playing, and you are definitely on our short list for future events!" (Beth / Executive Assistant - Cleveland Museum of Natural History) 


"Victor Samalot is one tasty feel guitarist who also has chops to make his compositions smoke!" (John Collinge / Progression Magazine) 


"Thank you Victor for your willingness to come on such short notice and provide us with your wonderful music" (Bruce & Patti / Brunswick, OH) 


"Thanks again for coming out at short notice! It was great to have you play at our party!!!" (Lee Shelton / Sifco Co. - Independence, OH)


"Vic is a tremendously popular local performer who really makes our Friday evening happy hour events successful! He is reliable,pleasant and a good communicator with regard to his availability. He has a following and people love it when Vic plays!" (Lisa Sands, APR / Whole Foods Market) 


"Victor has worked with us for many years. We have hired him numerous times to perform at different events over the years. He has always been very professional & can adjust to the different settings at our shows. We always receive positive feedback from our exhibitors and our customers on his performance. We usually need background music & he provides wonderful sound at our events." (Lisa Nemeth / Northcoast Promotions) 


"Victor, thanks so much for coming out on Friday! Please know how very much we appreciate your music!" (Ellen Ivory - Ss Robert & William Parrish / Euclid, OH) 


Thank you so much. You were a huge hit!! I really appreciate your professionalism and your performance was awesome!! (Martin King / American Family Insurance, Akron, OH) 


Thank you for your amazing music! You added to the success of our day!"  (Candice - The Olive and The Grape / Mentor, OH) 


Thank you Victor! I enjoyed listening to your playing. You are very talented. I will share your name with friends and family.  (Donna Thomas / Lakewood, OH) 


“An extremely talented musician, Victor's blend of Jazz, Latin and Improvisation makes for a great evening of music. Whether it's a solo performance or with his group Rare Blend, Victor always keeps his audience in the moment. I highly recommend getting out to a Victor Samalot show!” (Acoustic Ohio / Owner)


I received many compliments on your playing the other day. Everyone is very pleased and I had team members beg me to have you back. I’m very excited you’re interested in playing and we’ll just keep putting you on the schedule!  (Manda Kelly / Whole Foods Market) 


I love your CD and hope you will be able to make more!  (Evelyn Flowers / Broadview Hts, OH) 


Thanks so much for your marvelous music on Saturday. That is a party my sister will never forget, probably the nicest she has ever had. And it was largely selfish on my part, since it gave me an opportunity to listen to you all afternoon. (Eileen Viz / Cleveland Hts., OH) 


I really like your CD. Thanks for coming to Wooster! (Lee Simpson / Wooster, OH) 


Hey Victor, we loved you at Larchmere Porchfest and are wondering if you might be interested in performing at GoosetownLIVE!  (Charles Gliha/ Cleveland, OH) 


I met you at the Acoustix Cafe after you played- you're amazing! - thanks for playing tonight. Hope to see you back in Akron soon... (Pam / Akron, OH)


Victor, I would like to thank you for being a part of Pop UP Pearl. I heard a lot of great comments about you. Thanks!  (Lori Peterson / Old Brooklyn)