Why hire Starbird?
Oldies but goodies! Up to five hours of 60's-90's classic crowd-pleasing cover songs and guitar instrumentals by a seasoned performer with full professional backings.
Set lists and timing to fit your needs, see starbirdla on you tube for samples.
Ideal for parties, wineries, bars, restaurants, cafes.
Songs by the Stones, Beatles, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Moody Blues, Wham, Leonard Cohen, Santana, Animals, Kristofferson, Buffet, Birds, Gypsy Kings etc.
Nostalgic mix covering many genres from blues to country to rock to latin to classic.
I am a solo entertainer with a wide variety of music and instrumentals. I sing, play electric guitar and mouth organ.
I use general midi backing arrangements that I have either completely created myself using PC sequencing software, or purchased arrangements with performance rights that I have modified and augmented.
I like to play parties, restaurants, wineries and small clubs.
Some time ago I played 3 nights per week 9-1am in a restaurant. This year I have been focusing on coffee shops and parties and have played quite a few.
I can provide up to 5 hours (five 45min sets) customized as desired from the song list.
I arrive 30-60 mins before start time and I can be out in 15 minutes at the end. There are several examples of starbirdla on you tube.
Martin: Guitar, lead singer, mouth organ
Rolling Stones, Beatles, Elton John, Animals, Leonard Cohen, Wham, Kris Kristofferson, Moody Blues, Willy Nelson, Gypsy Kings, Carlos Santana, Cher, The Police, Eagles, Garth Brooks, Doors, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Kinks
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 120 - 300 minutes
A wide variety of songs/styles from 60s-90s. My real time vocal harmonizer allows me to perform as if I had harmony singers with me. Always surprises audiences on choruses and especially the octave drop I use on Leonard Cohen songs.
I am happy to tailor my repertoire to suit the venue, quiet and mellow for coffee shops/restaurants, noisy for bars, or a mix for parties. All the arrangements are customized or built by me, especially the drum work. Many arrangements I sequenced from scratch.
I bring a 4 channel PA, with speakers/stands, guitar amp and pedals, guitar and a Korg keyboard and monitor. Setup takes 30 mins including sound check. I can pack and be gone in 15mins. I can play 30 to 45 minute customized sets as desired - up to 5 hours with no repeats if necessary!
Audiences might get up and dance to Gypsy Kings' Bamboleo or Volare, or sip their wine to a mellow Imagine or Careless Whisper. I also can provide tear-off song requests from my repertoire for the audience to "build their own" song list.
I am professional, mature, reliable and experienced.
Sound system mics, engineering, if large venue
I can provide Chauvet Eclipse starfield effect and small dance floor sound activated rotating light. All my equipment can run from a single 20amp socket
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