I am an experienced vocalist/guitarist who has studied with well-known musicians at the National Guitar Workshop in New Milford, Conn. I am active in the Old Songs organization in Voorheesville, N.Y., regularly participating in their monthly open mics. I have also played full-length gigs at the Georgian Resort in Lake George, the Moon and River Cafe in Schenectady, Justin's and Red Square in downtown Albany, Arlington House in West Sand Lake, the William Sanford Library in Colonie, Professor Java's in Colonie, and the former Israel Cafe on New Scotland Ave. I appear on a monthly basis with my daughter Melanie, a talented poet, at the Delmar Place assisted living center as part of the lay chaplain program of the local Jewish Federation. I have entertained veterans and staff at the Stratton VA Medical Center where I am a staff optometrist. For fifteen years, I was a regular guitarist and tenor with the Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus. I have also performed at the Hadassah centennial celebration at Shaker Ridge Country Club and the annual Seder for the Disabled at Ohav Shalom synagogue. In addition, I have served as a professional High Holiday cantor at area synagogues.
Marc Hecker: solo guitarist/vocalist
Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, the Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Tim Hardin, Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce, John Denver, Harry Chapin, Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkel.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 120 minutes
I perform popular songs from the sixties and seventies, traditional and contemporary folk music, instrumental jazz and blues, and classical works by such composers for guitar as Sor, Carulli, Aguado, Carcassi, and Giuliani. I also specialize in Jewish and Israeli folk selections. I could play Broadway show music as well. I can provide background music for a party or restaurant, or present an organized show. I would work closely with event planners to deliver the desired program and would be prompt, entertaining, and professional.
Convenient electrical outlets for amplifier, adequate lighting, stool if needed, and proper stage area
I provide my own microphones and amplification equipment.
Can vary depending on event, venue, and preferences of hosts and organizers.
12-22-2013 — Delmar Place
Past Booked Dates:
12-01-2013 — Chanukkah Candle-lighting at Daughters of Sarah, Albany, NY
11-17-2013 — Unadilla Food Pantry Benefit Concert
10-19-2013 — Classical Guitar Society of Northeastern N.Y. at SUNY Oneonta
10-13-2013 — Wedding, Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown
09-29-2013 — Delmar Place
09-03-2013 — Emack and Bolio's Ice Cream Emporium
08-01-2013 — Fuller Roadhouse Grille
07-14-2013 — Delmar Place
06-09-2013 — Delmar Place
06-05-2013 — Old Songs Open Mic
03-29-2013 — Crossgates Restaurant Retirement Party
03-24-2013 — Seder for the Disabled, Congregation Ohav Shalom
01-10-2013 — Bailey's Cafe, Saratoga
12-23-2012 — Stratton VA Medical Center
08-25-2012 — Altamomt 5K Marathon
07-19-2012 — National Guitar Workshop, New Milford, Conn.
07-12-2012 — Georgian Resort, Lake George, N.Y.
06-26-2012 — E-Mack and Bolio's Ice Cream Parlor, Albany, N.Y.
06-24-2012 — Moon and River Cafe, Schenectady, NY
05-14-2012 — Professor Java's, Albany, NY
05-06-2012 — Delmar Place, Delmar, NY
05-02-2012 — Old Songs, Voorheesville, NY
04-29-2012 — Shaker Ridge Country Club, Colonie, NY
04-28-2012 — Impala Club, Amsterdam
03-25-2012 — Daughters of Sarah, Albany
03-13-2012 — Professor Java's, Albany, NY
03-07-2012 — Old Songs, Voorheesville, NY
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Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Christmas Party, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Holiday Party, Wedding Reception