Bob Bowman Guitar

and Reviews
Michael Boland
Proprietor – Rupununi / Havana
Partner – Quarterdeck, Guinness and Porcelli’s and Miguel’s


“As the proprietor of a number of restaurants in Bar Harbor where live music is often featured, I am writing with pleasure to recommend Mr. Bowman as a highly qualified and professional musician for hire.               

In 2009, Bob Bowman performed weekly in July, August and September at Havana, Rupununi, Guinness and Porcelli’s and Quarterdeck restaurants in Bar Harbor.  His classical, Celtic, and Jazz-influenced guitar arrangements and low-key style makes for ideal dining music with wide age appeal from very young children to seniors.

Mr. Bowman is very flexible and easy to work with in a variety of venues, requiring very little space.  He provided his own sound system and used innovative wireless technology to transmit through the restaurant sound system for low-volume, high-quality sound distribution in both open and multi-room venues.  He is reliable, low-maintenance and economical – especially for ongoing bookings.

I would highly recommend him as a musician for hire at any dining establishment.”


Helen Stanley
Salt Glazed Pottery
450 Seeleys Cove Rd.
Seeleys Cove, NB   E5H 2E5


“We've enjoyed Bob Bowman and his beautiful music at the holiday open house at my studio in Seeleys Cove, New Brunswick for the past four years. It makes a huge difference to the ambiance of the room. I've heard from people who were there and they really felt it added a lot.  I will definitely do it again.” 


Brian Smith
Proprietor – McKays Public House
Bar Harbor, Maine  04609


“Bob Bowman entertained diners at McKays most summer nights since 2009. He is a versatile musician with a tasteful and eclectic repertoire from Celtic to Jazz that appeals to everyone. McKays is a historic building with outdoor garden dining, two bars, and five dining rooms on two floors. Our customers love live music, but it is a difficult venue for performers and many acts are simply too loud for our small spaces. Bob performs with multiple speakers at a volume that doesn’t interfere with conversation yet is heard throughout the building. His wireless system permits setting up in various areas in the restaurant depending on the situation, including out in the garden all summer with his music piped into the restaurant. Customers often comment that it’s the perfect accompaniment to dinner. We get many compliments every night and the staff looks forward to it too."


Ruth Dunfield
General Manager                                      
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
139 Water Street
St. Andrews, NB E5B 1A7


"Bob Bowman is a talented instrumentalist and has performed for Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre on numerous occasions. His wonderful music always creates the perfect atmosphere for our gallery openings and is always enjoyed by those in attendance. We receive many favorable comments every time he plays."


Sarah Conley
Owner, Operator
Ticklebelly Hill Rural Events

165 Board Road

Oak Bay, New Brunswick

E3L 4G9




"I first worked alongside Bob as a Wedding Coordinator in November of 2011. When I contacted Bob to see if he was available, we started a really good conversation about my client's wishes. My clients had specific songs in mind for their wedding ceremony and Bob gladly went out of his way to learn the pieces he didn't already know. He visited the ceremony and reception sites before the wedding, as he hadn't played there before, and also attended the rehearsal. This meant he was well prepared on the wedding day, knowing exactly the environment in which he would perform, his power needs and set-up requirements. For the reception and dinner in a beautiful old inn, he set up a four-speaker system that distributed the music perfectly throughout the lobby, bar, and dining room. The Inn proprietors were very impressed. Bob is an extremely confident and talented musician, with a great easy-going personality. He not only worked very well with me, but the officiant as well, and made the couple so happy on their wedding day. I look forward to working alongside him at many more weddings and other special events."

Selected live solo performances:
College of the Atlantic 
University of Maine
Jackson Laboratory (75th Anniversary Gala) 
Arcady Music Festival 
Summer Festival of the Arts 
Quietside Festival 
Grand Auditorium – Ellsworth, Maine 
  Lompoc Cafe – Bar Harbor, Maine 
Havana Restaurant – Bar Harbor, Maine 
McKays Public House – Bar Harbor, Maine 
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre - St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 
St. Andrews Farmers Market – St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 
Indulge Festival – St. Andrew,s New Brunswick, Canada
Savour in the Garden – Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Algonquin Resort – St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada