Just Harry

Why book Just Harry?

Just Harry is rockin' one-man band that performs 50s-60s oldies and more. My family-friendly music is suitable for audiences of all ages and is ideal for boomer generation anniversaries, birthday parties, retirement parties, and reunions.

A multi-instrumentalist, during a performance I play guitar and sing along with my-own recorded arrangements where I’m playing all the instruments providing a full ensemble sound - complete with three-part harmony.

Just Harry shows consist of golden-oldies favorites ranging from 50s rock ‘n’ roll and doo-wop to pre-invasion American pop (Beach Boys, Four Seasons). The overall performance is a light and lively toe-tapping experience ideal for family-friendly entertainment.

With successful shows at Maggiano's in Boston, the Puritan in Manchester, NH, the NH Cheshire County Fair, 50s Sock Hop at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, Nashua AppleFest, and the Blazing Saddles Bike Run as well as numerous Farmers Markets other public and private engagements, my music is a proven crowd pleaser.

Please enjoy the demos on my GigSalad profile as well as the Youtube video. I offer favorable rates for non-profits, faith-based, civic and veteran organizations.

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Perfect for the occasion

Just Harry was the perfect addition to our family function this past weekend. He was very professional and kept our whole crew entertained for the performance. I would recommend Just Harry to anyone looking to enhance their next event!

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Reviewer: Drew S.
Event: Birthday Party in Manchester, NH
Event Date: Nov 23, 2012
Hired As: One Man Band, One Man Band

Great Music and Easy to Work With

Harry was easy to work with. He puts his heart into his music and is over the top willing to help out and be a part of the event. The music was music everyone know and could enjoy and sing along to. North Shore Cylists hosted their Blazing Saddles Century ride and Harry's enthusiasm to perform was fantastic. Everyone gave great comments on his music! He was easy to work with, flexible and arrived on time. Would definitally have him back again.

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Reviewer: Amanda D.
Organization: North Shore Cyclists
Event: Sporting Event in Byfield, MA
Event Date: Aug 18, 2012
Hired As: One Man Band, Guitarist, Oldies Music

Just Harry is an amazing, generous, wonderful performer!

Strawbery Banke Museum of Portsmouth, NH hosted a Community Day "Sock Hop on Puddle Dock", with a 50s theme. Just Harry was our first performer of the day, and he set the bar very high by providing wonderful entertainment to the museum! Our attendees were dancing along to his 50s songs. In preparation he answered all of our questions almost immediately- the event went very smoothly, and we recommend Just Harry to any event where a performer is needed!

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Reviewer: Stephanie S.
Organization: Strawbery Banke Museum
Event: Fundraiser in Portsmouth, NH
Event Date: Aug 4, 2012
Hired As: One Man Band, 1950s Era Entertainment, Guitarist, Oldies Music, One Man Band, Singing Guitarist

Saved the Day!

We had a performer booked for our Assisted Living Christmas party, and unfortunately he ended up in the hospital two days prior. With such little notice I sent a gig-salad inquiry and Just Harry got back to me immediately, willing to come, friendly, outgoing, and answered all of my questions. Most performers would be a little scared to replace an Assisted Living "favorite" -- ESPECIALLY for a big event like Christmas -- but Just Harry jumped right in and they all loved him. He rolled with the punches as Santa popped in mid-party and passed out gifts, and he was just a pleasure to meet and have perform. We are so grateful and look forward to having him back again!

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Reviewer: Linda J.
Organization: Langdon Place of Dover
Event: Christmas Party in Dover, NH
Event Date: Dec 20, 2012
Hired As: One Man Band

Guests said the music made the party!

Harry's music was the perfect backdrop to an outdoor, afternoon, birthday bbq! The guests' conversations did not have to compete with the music and toward the end several guests danced on the lawn. In performing 50s/60s music the sounds were pleasant and fun.

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Reviewer: Chrissie M.
Event: Birthday Party in Yarmouth Port, MA
Event Date: Aug 19, 2012
Hired As: One Man Band, 1950s Era Entertainment, 1960s Era Entertainment, Guitarist, Oldies Music

A Great Time Was Had By All!

Harry came to perform at a "dinner and show" I planned for the developmentally disabled adults I work with. He came exacly on time and was set up and ready to rock n roll as soon as folks began arriving. This event occurred on one of the hottest evenings of the summer but Harry remained unflappable! He played a long set while people were eating and then he picked up the pace and got everyone singing and dancing, which was NO small feat given the heat.
He was true to his word in terms of having a huge playlist of 50's, 60's and 70's music...the favorites of our folks and he was also able to sing some of the old chestnuts that go even further back (ex. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart").
Harry was personable and easy to talk to and I must recommend his combination of warmth and professionalism.
We would definitely hire him again!

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Reviewer: Cathy C.
Organization: Nexus, Inc.
Event: Dinner Dance in Woburn, MA
Event Date: Jun 22, 2012
Hired As: One Man Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $175 - $600
  • Languages: English

Overview

During a show I sing and play guitar along with a recorded arrangements of me on band instruments and backup vocals. Unlike karaoke or solo performers who use commercially produced backtracks, all the music and vocals on my recorded arrangements are performed by me which is why it’s call “Just Harry.” The effect is a solo performer providing a light and lively full ensemble sound complete with three part harmony.

Additional Booking Notes

For gear I have a full Kustom PA system with a PA head, two mounted speakers, and Peavey guitar amp, mic and stand as well as several pedals. Sometimes I bring more than one guitar, electric and acoustic, depending on the audience and venue. Typically I have a music stand, monitor, and a CD player which I can operate by remote. For easy access/entry venues, it takes me approximately 20 minutes to set up and breakdown.

Past Booked Events

09/28/13 Coffee Cofffee, Salem, NH
09/21/13 Peabody Holiday Inn, Peabody, MA
09/13/13 Lynnfield Community Church, Lynnfield, MA
08/31/13 Milford Farmers Market, Milford, NH
08/25/13 Picnic, Hampstead, NH
08/18/13 Iron Man Triathalon, Gilford, NH
08/17/13 Coffee Coffee, Salem, NH
08/11/13 Bolton Fair, Bolton, MA
08/10/13 Milford Farmers Market, Milford NH
07/27/13 Coffee Coffee, Salem NH
07/17/13 Derry Farmers Market, Derry, NH
06/30/13 Antique Car Show, Amsbury
06/19/13 Derry Farmers Market, Derry, NH
06/08/13 Coffee Coffee, Salem, NH
05/26/13 Viet Nam Vets, Gardner, MA
05/25/13 Coffee Coffee, Salem NH
03/16/13 Derry Farmer's Market (10:00-1:00)
03/02/13 Farmers Market, Milford, NH
02/16/13 Derry Farmer's Market (10:00-1:00)
02/09/13 Veterans Event, Raymond, NH
01/25/13 Community Church, Lynnfield, MA
01/19/13 Derry Farmer's Market (10:00-1:00)
01/12/13 Veterans Benefit, Concord, NH
01/05/13 Farmers' Market, Milford, NH
12/20/12 Langdon House Assisted Living, Rochester, NH
12/15/12 Christmas Craft Fair, Raynham, MA
12/09/12 Pleasant Valley Assisted Living, Derry, NH
12/06/12 Chester Seniors, Chester, NH
12/06/12 Corporate Event, Peabody, MA
12/01/12 American Legion
11/24/12 Christmas Craft Fair, Effingham, NH
11/23/12 Puritan Restaurant, Manchester, MA
11/18/12 Christmas Gift Fair, Hanover, MA
11/17/12 Maggiano's LIttle Italy, Boston, MA
11/10/12 Corporate Event, Peabody, MA
11/03/12 Private Baby-Boomers Event
10/27/12 Halloween Party, Derry, NH
10/20/12 Milford, NH Farmers Market
10/14/12 Nashua Farmers Market
10/06/12 Event for Veterans
09/19/12 Derry Farmers Market
09/16/12 Nashua Farmers Market
09/15/12 60th Birthday Party, Derry, NH
09/09/12 Block Party, Cranston, RI
09/02/12 60th Birthday Party, Wayland, MA
09/01/12 Private Party - Anniversary
08/24/12 Homemakers Health Banquet
08/18/12 Blazing Saddles Cycle Run -Byfield, MA
08/15/12 Derry Farmers Market
08/07/12 Ernest Barka Assisted Living
08/04/12 Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
07/28/12 New Boston, NH Town Gazebo
07/18/12 Derry Farmers Market
07/04/12 Derry Farmers Market
06/24/12 Nashua Farmers Market
06/16/12 Milford, NH Farmers Market
05/19/12 Warren, NH Arts Festival
05/13/12 Merrimack Valley Nursing Home
05/08/12 Silverthorn Adult Day Center
03/27/12 Merrimack Nursing Home
03/19/12 Easter Seals Adult Day Center
03/19/12 Rockingham County Adult Day Center
02/14/12 Andover, MA Senior Center
01/27/12 Vintage Grace Adult Day Center
01/10/12 Salem Haven Assisted Living/Nursing Home

Just Harry

Thank you checking out my humble page! “Just Harry" is a one-man ensemble that performs a mix of 50s-60s oldies, traditional ol’ time favorites, down-home folk songs, uplifting songs and spirituals as well as a patriotic, well known ballads and anything in between. Ideal for boomer-generation parties, Just Harry's family-friendly repertoire is suitable for all audiences.

During a show I sing and play guitar along with a recorded arrangements of me on band instruments and backup vocals. Unlike karaoke or solo performers who use commercially produced backtracks, all the music and vocals on my recorded arrangements are performed by me which is why it’s call “Just Harry.” The effect is a solo performer providing a light and lively full ensemble sound complete with three part harmony.

Shows can geared to specific audiences drawing from a broad repertoire of 50s-60s (Hang On Sloopy, At the Hop, Mary Lou, Rock Around the Clock) traditional ol’ time favorites (Ain’t She Sweet, Baby Face), folk, (You Are My Sunshine, Clementine), patriotic (Grand Ol’ Flag), as well as familiar ballads, spirituals and anything in between. In addition, I have seasonal and holiday shows for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, the Spring/Easter season, a Summer sing-along, and of course Christmas.

Let me know if you are interested and want to hear demos in addition to the songs on my GigSalad press kit. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope your event is a tremendous success!

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The team providing the talent:

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Lead Vocals, Guitar

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Backup Vocals/Harmony

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Bass Guitar

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Keyboard Synthesizer

Set List

Shows can be geared to specific audiences drawing from a broad repertoire of 50s-60s (At the Hop, Mary Lou, Rock Around the Clock) traditional ol’ time favorites (Ain’t She Sweet, Baby Face), folk, (You Are My Sunshine, Clementine), patriotic (Grand Ol’ Flag), as well as familiar ballads. In addition, I have seasonal and holiday shows for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, the Spring/Easter season, a Summer sing-along, and of course Christmas.


50s - 60s Oldies Sampling of Songs
Rock Around the Clock 1955 Bill Hailey and the Comets
Love Me Tender 1956 Elvis
Over And Over 1956 Bobby Day
Twist Again 1957 Chubby Checker
Bye Bye Love 1957 Everly Brothers
White Sport Coat 1957 Marty Robins
At the Hop 1958 Danny and the Juniors
Dream Lover 1959 Bobby Darin
Teenager In Love 1959 Dion and the Belmonts
Wonderful World 1959 Sam Cook
Dream, Dream, Dream 1960 Everly Bothers
Polka Dot Bikini 1960 Hyland
Rockin’ Robin 1960 Sam Cooke
Barbara Ann 1961 Reagents/Beach Boys
Gonna Build a Mountain 1961 Sammy David Jr.
Mary Lou 1961 Ricky Nelson
Long Tall Texan 1962 Beach Boys
Sherry 1962 Four Seasons
The Letter 1962 Box Tops
This Land Is Your Land 1962 Kingston Tio/Woody Guthrie
All My Lovin’ 1963 Beatles
Eight Days a Week 1964 Beatles
Last Kiss 1964 Frank Wilson
Birds and the Bees 1965 Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Down In the Boon Docks 1965 Recorded by Billy Joe Royal
Ballad of the Green Berets 1966 Stg. Barry Sadler
Little Red Riding Hood 1966 Sam the Sham and the Pharoses
Kind of A Hush 1967 Herman’s Hermits
Bottle of Wine 1968 Fireballs
Lodi 1969 John Fogherty/Credence (CCR)
Put Your Hand in the Hand 1971 Ann Murray/Elvis
Leroy Brown 1973 Jim Croce
Tie a Yellow Ribbon 1973 Tony Orlando
When I Die 1979 Tanya Tucker
Where Am I Gonna Live 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus

Sample Listing of Traditional, Folk, Spirituals, and more.
Ain’t She Sweet
Baby Face
Bye Bye Blackbird
California Here I Come
Clementine
Five Foot Two
Give My Regards To Broadway
Grand Old Flag
Hail, Hail, the Gangs All Here
Harrrigan
If You Knew Suzie
It’s a Long Way to Tiperary
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Me and My Gal
Moonlight Bay
My Little Margie
Pack Up up you Troubles
Red Sails In the Sunset
Silvery Moon
Tenessee Waltz
When the Saints
When Your Smiling
You Are My Sunshine

Influences & Inspiration

Beach Boys
Beatles
Bill Hailey and the Comets
Bobby Darin
Bobby Day
Chubby Checker
Danny and the Juniors
Dion and the Belmonts
Elvis
Everly Brothers
Four Seasons
Frank Wilson
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Herman’s Hermits
Brian Hyland
Ricky Nelson
Sam Cooke

Setup Requirements

Electrical Out

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