Originally from Detroit, MI, Paula C Snyder (vocalist-musician) grew up on show tunes & sweet harmony. Over the years, Paula has taken her music passion from back-seat-of-a-car family sing-a-long harmonies to “Soulfully Nostalgic Music with a Modern Flair” heart-warming solo performances. Paula’s current specialty is nostalgic “cover” songs from the 1920s through the 1970s (including lots of show tunes, of course). She self-accompanies with piano or guitar. Also a prolific songwriter, Paula often includes her own material during performances. “Renewed”, her original 15-song compilation, was released in 2007. “Love Trilogy in Time” and “Seasonal Sentiments” (both original gift-packaged EPs), were released in 2010. Paula’s taken her music from coast to coast, but now resides in Raleigh, NC with husband, Marc.
**NOTE: The music examples on this site are original songs written and performed by Paula C Snyder.
(Paula also performs as "Grandma Paula" for kids!)
Paula C Snyder: Vocalist, Keyboardist, Guitarist, Songwriter, CEO
Judy Garland, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Bing Crosby, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more!
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 180 minutes
Enjoy the soothing vocals, connections, and memories. Hum or sing along with the songs you used to know. Feel the emotions. When the music is in the background, your ears will perk up at familiar old tunes. And we can have a little fun too...!
A piano (when available)
Electricity Source & Extension Cords
Room Temperature Water (Sports Top Bottles)
I have a compact set-up, but need horizontal space to accommodate the keyboard. A wide corner or wide wall space works well. Electrical outlets should be nearby, even when performing vocals without a microphone, as the piano requires electricity to run. I would gladly use your piano if it has a working sustain pedal and, working keys. The piano should be in tune, and moveable so I can face the audience while performing. Special rates are available for frequent repeat business (restaurants, wine bars, community activities, etc.) Shaded areas and cover are preferred during outdoor performances. The set up area must be dry for electronics (no dew or damp grass, rain, running water source in the immediate area). Make alternate arrangements for outdoor events in case of rain for the safety and protection of people and equipment.
Set lists varies depending on the event style and requests by the purchaser of these musical services. I often prepare special themes for a special event. If you would like me to learn multiple songs that are your favorites, I will need to have advanced notice. I can focus on an era, a cover music style, or perform several hours of strictly original music.
10-19-2013 — Downtown Cary Farmer's Market
09-21-2013 — Downtown Cary Farmer's Market
08-17-2013 — Downtown Cary Farmer's Market
07-13-2013 — Downtown Cary Farmer's Market
06-01-2013 — Downtown Cary Farmer's Market
Past Booked Dates:
04-27-2013 — Downtown Cary Farmer's Market
CDs For Sale
2006: 100 gigs
2007: 120 gigs
2008: 125 gigs
2009: 130 gigs
2010: 135 gigs
2011: 144 gigs
2012: 160 gigs
2013: 30 gigs (so far)
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Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Seminar, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop