Richard as Neil

Why book Richard as Neil?

Hi, I'm Richard. I have successfully been performing a tribute to Elvis since 2004 as "Elvis E", having worked over 800 gigs, earning a 5-star rating on another booking site and dozens of testimonials from satisfied clients.

Now, I have added Neil Diamond (and Roy Orbison) to my repertoire. I can sing over 40 of Neil's classic hits, including America, Cracklin' Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry and more.

I made my Neil Diamond debut in 2010, as part of a "legends" show in Newark, DE, where I received rave reviews.

I would love to bring my Neil Diamond tribute show to your event. My rates are very affordable--as low as $140 for a 30-minute gig.

Please contact me for more info. Thanks.

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Perfect Surprise for 70th Birthday celebration!

On 24 hours notice, I booked Richard as Neil based on the website information and a brief phone conversation. He exceeded my expectations and was the real highlight of my Aunt's 70th birthday party! His arrival was a surprise to her and all the guests. He serenaded her with the songs he had recommended based on the occasion. I was able to preview his performances online and payment was a breeze. We couldn't be there in person so Neil carried the birthday wishes for us! He even sang Happy Birthday! Highly recommended and an excellent value for the money,

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Reviewer: Cathy C.
Event: Birthday Party in Fulton, MD
Event Date: Aug 24, 2013
Hired As: Neil Diamond Impersonator, Singing Telegram

Terrific Show!

Richard's show was a perfect fit for our organization's Ladies Night. The ladies loved the performance and I heard many kudos after the affair. We had a bad experience with another entertainer and was good to get the respect back from our ladies. We will definitely consider hiring Richard again in the future.

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Reviewer: Lawrence D.
Organization: KofC Dundalk
Event: Private Party in Dundalk, MD
Event Date: Jan 19, 2013
Hired As: Neil Diamond Impersonator

Response from Richard as Neil:

Thanks, Larry. You had a great group there. It was my pleasure.

"RICHARD AS NEIL" A GREAT SHOW

FIRST CONTACTED RICHARD IN SEPT. OF 2010 FOR A GIG AT
OUR COMMUNITY'S DAYS CELEBRATION IN JULY OF 2011. WE WERE LOOKING TO "FRESH UP" OUR ENTERTAINMENT AS WE CHANGED OUR PROGRAM FORMAT.
RICHARD'S SHOW AS NEIL DIAMOND FIT INTO OUR PROGRAM. HIS FEE WAS REASONABLE AND HE SUPPLIED A WEB SITE WHERE HE COULD BE HEARD. WE BOOKED HIM RIGHT AWAY AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HIS SHOW. HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND IF WE HAVE A CHANCE, WILL BOOK HIM AGAIN.

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Reviewer: LLOYD F. J.
Organization: DUNCANSVILLE COMMUNITY DAYS
Event: Concert Venue in Duncansville, PA
Event Date: Jul 15, 2011
Hired As: Neil Diamond Impersonator

Residents fell in love

Neil Diamond was great! He came and sang for our residents for their monthly birthday party and they couldn't have been happier. They sang along and danced in their seats. We had a packed house and even staff came and enjoyed the show!

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Reviewer: Jessica C.
Event: Birthday Party in Alexandria, VA
Event Date: Mar 23, 2011
Hired As: Neil Diamond Impersonator

Response from Richard as Neil:

Thanks, Jessica. It was my pleasure.

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $140 and up
  • Languages: English

Overview

With my Neil Diamond show, you get a taste of Neil as he performed on-stage in the late 70s and early 80s. I can include most of his 60s hits (Cherry Cherry, Solitary Man, Holly Holy, Sweet Caroline, etc.), his 70s classics (Cracklin' Rosie, Longfellow Serenade, Play Me, etc.) and even his early 80s songs from The Jazz Singer (America, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, etc.) Like Neil, I also play guitar on some of the songs.

[And, with my newest tribute, Roy Orbison, you get up to 19 of Roy's classic songs, including Oh, Pretty Woman, Blue Bayou, You Got it, Only the Lonely, Running Scared and Crying. I wear a suede fringe jacket and Roy's patented Wayfarer sunglasses. I also play guitar on many of his songs.]

Additional Booking Notes

Typically, for shorter gigs or events attended by 150 guests or less, I will bring a personal p.a. system, which only takes a minute or two to set up and turn on. I just need room for two small speakers, and one nearby power outlet.

For more elaborate events in larger venues, with groups of more than 150, I can bring a larger sound system.

Past Booked Events

09/13/11 Courtland Gardens/Baltimore, MD
07/15/11 Community Festival/Duncansville, PA
05/28/11 Wedding Reception/Leesburg, VA
05/09/11 Birthday Party/Dover, DE
05/07/11 Birthday Singing Telegram/Winchester, VA
03/23/11 Woodbine Rehab & Health Care/Alexandria, VA
03/20/11 Courtland Gardens/Baltimore, MD
02/14/11 Birthday Singing Telegram/Warrenton, VA
10/16/10 Bachelorette Party/Baltimore, MD
02/13/10 Legends Show/Newark, DE

Richard as Neil

I have included lots of photos and video clips from my Neil Diamond show in Newark, DE, in 2010. I have also recorded samples of many of the songs I perform as Neil and included them here, as well. Please click the Audio, Video and Photo links here to access them.

[Now, I am also paying tribute to the late, great legendary singer, Roy Orbison as "Richard as Roy." I can sing 19 of Roy's classic hits, including "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Blue Bayou," "Only the Lonely" and more. I will be adding photos and video samples soon, so please check back here often.]

As with Elvis E, my rates are very affordable--making it possible for you to have me as "Neil Diamond" (or "Roy Orbison") at your next event. I can also package an "Elvis E/Richard as Neil/Richard as Roy" show for events of 90 minutes or longer. (And, ask me about my even lower "Richard as Neil (or Roy) singing telegram" rate.)

Thanks and hope to see you soon, as "Richard as Neil" or "Richard as Roy."

Richard

Set List

I can sing any of the following songs:

Richard as Neil
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Acapulco
America
And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Be
Beautiful Noise
Brooklyn Roads
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
Cherry, Cherry
Cracklin' Rosie
Desiree
Done Too Soon
Forever in Blue Jeans
Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Heartlight
Hello Again
Holly Holy
I am I Said
I Got the Feelin' (Oh No No)
If You Know What I Mean
I'm a Believer
I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
I've Been This Way Before
Kentucky Woman
Lady-Oh
Longfellow Serenade
Love on the Rocks
Morningside
One Hand One Heart
Play Me
Pretty Amazing Grace
Red Red Wine
September Morn
Shilo
Solitary Man
Song Sung Blue
Soolaimon
Stones
Sweet Caroline
Tennessee Moon
Thank the Lord For the Nighttime
The Last Thing on My Mind
Walk on Water
Yesterday's Songs
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
You Got to Me

Richard as Roy
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Blue Angel
Blue Bayou
Breakin' Up is Breakin' My Heart
Candy Man
Crying
Dream Baby
I Drove All Night
I'm Hurtin'
In Dreams
It's Over
Mean Woman Blues
Oh, Pretty Woman
Only the Lonely
Pretty Paper
Ride Away
Running Scared
Uptown
Workin' For the Man
You Got it

Influences & Inspiration

Singer/songwriter Neil Diamond and the late, great legendary singer, Roy Orbison

Setup Requirements

One power outlet

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