Live Wedding & Reception Music

Wedding Oct 2018 - My Cousin Skinny

wedding danceDear future bride & groom,

Congratulations and thank you for considering My Cousin Skinny for your most important day!

Choosing the right musicians is so important…and choosing us means one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

Here’s a few questions to ponder as you consider using us for your engagement:

  • Are you looking for an act that can provide everything from ceremony music to danceable tunes and everything in between?
  • Do you like the idea of a small acoustic act that is capable of sounding like much more than just two musicians by incorporating percussion and guitar loops?
  • Would you feel good about hiring musicians with over 15 years of professional experience and the ability to learn several of your special song requests?

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When Mike Gloss and Jeff Simonton first started playing gigs they cut their teeth on the local music scene around Harrisburg, PA performing with a four piece band called “Into The Woods”.  They were eventually picked up by a management company out of New York City run by several music attorneys working for Arista Records.

They expanded their horizons playing shows in New York City, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.  After six years performing with Into The Woods they eventually parted ways with that band, and started a new musical group based out of Raleigh known as “Zegg”.

It wasn’t long before Mike & Jeff were lighting up the local music scene with their new act and receiving rave reviews.  They won Relix Magazine’s “Jam Off” competition and had their original song “Send Your Blue Skies” pressed onto a compilation CD that distributed over 100,000 copies nationally.

  Media Praise

“Word of ZEGG’s tight live shows is spreading” – Relix Magazine

“The cd was fantastic…best produced album from a regional band I’ve heard. These guys are definitely going somewhere.” – Mike Zarcone,, 2007

“Raleigh’s ZEGG, a collection of five well trained musicians … is a natural progression in the timeline of groove and jam, applying a tasteful pop gloss to an eclectic, dexterous sound.” — Rich Ivey, Independent Weekly, Raleigh NC, 2007

“This is a band that has a sound to motivate, influence, and drive their audiences into a musical frenzy” – David Figueroa, Former President/Producer, Media Moguls, Live & Local TV

“… soaring harmonies with inventive acoustic and electric songs…” – Relix Magazine

Currently Mike & Jeff perform exclusively as an acoustic duo, and have worked hard to create an energetic and unique musical act that is sure to please music fans of all ages.

Making the Right Choice

We realize that there are various options available when selecting music for your special day such as DJ’s, full bands, or a different acoustical act.weddings raleigh acoustic guitar band

Depending on your needs you may be leaning in on direction or the other, but there are very few wedding musicians that can offer the range of My Cousin Skinny.  We like to feel that we provide the complete package.

You could hire separate musicians to play at the ceremony and then a DJ or band for the reception…or you could choose us and hire an act that is diverse enough to professionally handle both special aspects of your wedding day.

So if you are looking for musicians that provide intimate music as well as party tunes…

If you want a smaller act that is capable of producing big sounds at the appropriate time…

And if you want to hire seasoned professional musicians…

We would love to talk to you about performing on your wedding day!

Audio / Video Samples

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

Kodachrome – Simon & Garfunkel

 When you choose to hire My Cousin Skinny here’s what you get:

  • Music performed during ceremony (upon request)
  • Eclectic mix of covers ranging from the 60’s to current day (Song List)
  • Professional sound equipment
  • Up to 3 cover songs learned (upon request)
  • Microphone for announcements & toasts (we can MC if desired)

So if you have listened to some audio samples, read over our short bio, taken a peak at our song list, and feel we’d be a good fit, please go ahead and enter your email at the top of the page to receive our booking information.  We realize that choosing wedding musicians is a personal decision and that we won’t fit every single bill.

But if you do choose us we promise to bring our A game and do our part to help make your wedding day truly special!

Once you have received our booking information please contact us by email or phone to see if your date is still available, and to begin discussing your particular needs.

We’re confident that once you select us you’ll be singing our praises just like our last happy bride.


“Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding reception an unforgettable evening.  You guys were the perfect blend of intimate acoustic music during the cocktail hour, and upbeat tunes as our guests got ready to dance.  Thanks again and you have our highest recommendation!”

– The Bowens

View more testimonials here

So that’s it!

Once you contact us with your date we will confirm whether it is still available, and we can start planning to make sure the musical aspect of your event is a success.

A breakdown of our bookings fees will be sent to you automatically when you enter your email address.

wedding acoustic guitar raleighYou have our guarantee that we will be professional, courteous, and provide you with top-notch customer service throughout your experience with us.

Thank you!

– Mike Gloss and Jeff Simonton, My Cousin Skinny

p.s.  If you have read this far you no doubt realize the importance of picking the right musical act for your wedding. If you have any questions or concerns prior to booking us we are more than happy to address them for you.

p.p.s.  Please understand that our online calendar does not typically list our private engagements, and that Saturdays are often booked far in advance.

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