Past performances include: Roy Clark’s Lodge of the Ozarks, Andy Williams Theater (company Christmas parties), City of Branson Street Dances, Ozark Mountain Amphitheater, Branson Chamber of Commerce Black Tie events (including 2011), Crowne Plaza New Year’s Eve parties, Young President’s Organization, Boy’s & Girl’s Club fund raisers, Taney County Bar Association Christmas parties, Mesquite Charlies, Cartoons lounge, Charlies Steak & Ale, South Town Grill, Sharkey’s Club, Three20's Club, plus corporate parties, wedding receptions and private events.
Current musical influences include: Eric Clapton, Seal, John Mayer, Michael Jackson, Santana, Lady Antebellum, Vince Gill, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Delbert McClinton, Sade, Michael McDonald, Al Green, Van Morrison, Steve Miller Band, and many others. The band also incorporates “standards” and specialty songs to fit the occasion, and will prepare requests in advance for special events.
Midlife Crisis is self-contained and provides complete sound reinforcement (PA system) and basic stage lighting for most venues, along with a professional sound engineer
For bookings or additional information, contact Barney Naioti at (417) 339-3777 or e-mail to Lawbranson@aol.com.
ANDRE SHEPHERD, lead vocalist. Andre is a full-time member of the World Famous Platters and performs regularly with the New Midlife Crisis Band. Andre's outstanding vocal style incorporates soul, rhythm & blues, Motown, love ballads, and songs that you know by heart!
DANIEL DIAZ, conga drums, latin percussion, drums. Daniel has performed with national rock artists and with many Branson area groups and shows. Daniel's latin percussion adds a unique musical dynamic and is featured on specialty songs by Santana and other well-known artists.
MARIO FAUER, Lead guitar, vocals.
Before moving to Branson in 2004 Mario worked as a professional musician in Hawaii, where he perfected his craft as a master guitarist. He has performed behind Bruce Springsteen, Rita Coolidge, Tanya Tucker, Eric Burdon and other national acts. Mario has performed in several Branson shows, including the Coasters and the Drifters.
PATRICK PARNELL, Keyboards, guitar, lead vocals, music arranger.
A founding member of the original Midlife Crisis, Patrick has recorded original songs in Nashville and continues to work on original material for the group. Patrick supports his rock-band habit as a successful Branson veterinarian and is affectionately called "Rock-Doc."
BARNEY NAIOTI, Drums
Before starting his second career as a Branson attorney, Barney has performed with popular area bands, and he operated Ozark Talent Management, a Springfield MO talent agency. As the band’s business manager Barney works closely with talent buyers to assure that all aspects of the band’s performances go smoothly.
GARY STACER, Bass, vocals
A founding member of the band, Gary is a fixture in the Branson music scene and one the most solid bass players in town. He has performed with popular Kansas City and Branson area bands and behind national concert artists. In addition to his love for music, Gary enjoys a successful career as an architectural draftsman.
BUDDY LEWIS, Sound engineer, guitar
Originally hired as "sound man", Buddy’s musical talents are now part of the Midlife sound. An accomplished songwriter and musician, Buddy has performed with national artists and has recorded his own cd’s. Buddy will use his skills as a professional audio engineer to analyze the room and adjust the band’s sound for the perfect mix.
GEORGE BEASLEY, alternate percussionist, guitar, harmonica.
George is a long-time member of the Mel Tillis band. He performs with the New Midlife Crisis when he is not on the road with Mel. George has also performed with national country and rock artists including Duane Eddy and Fats Domino.
Mario Fauer: Guitar, vocals
Patrick Parnell: Keys, guitar, vocals, music arranger
Gary Stacer: Bass, vocals
Barney Naioti: Drums, business manager
Buddy Lewis: Audio engineer, guitar, percussion
Andre Shepherd: lead vocalist
Daniel Diaz: Conga drums, latin percussion, drums
George Beasley (guest artist): Alternate percussionist, guitar, harmonica
Current musical influences include: John Mayer, Seal, Eric Clapton, Santana, Doobie Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Vince Gill, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Delbert McClinton, Sade, Michael McDonald, Al Green, Van Morrison, Steve Miller Band, and many others. The band also incorporates “standards” and specialty songs to fit the occasion, and will prepare song requests in advance for special events
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 40 - 160 minutes
The New Midlife Crisis features high-energy dance music, dynamic vocal performances by male and female vocalists, rich vocal harmonies, and outstanding instrumental performances by seasoned musicians. Fronting the band is Georgina "Gina" Phillips, who will entertain and interact with the audience. The band often features "surprise" guests artists from the Branson music scene. Whether the crowd feels like fast-dancing or prefers to slow-dance to classic ballads, the band will please.
At least 2 separate 20 amp, 110 v, electrical circuits at the stage, and at least one electrical circuit accessible to the audio sound board.
Stage or stage area at least 24'X16', prefereably raised 6 inches to 1 foot off ground level. Stage must be stable and reasonably level.
Midlife Crisis is self-contained and provides complete sound reinforcement (PA system) and basic stage lighting for most clubs and medium sized venues. MLC has a full-time audio engineer (sound man), who will analyze the room and to assure the best mix. MLC utilizes state-of-the-art powered Mackie speakers, Yamaha audio mixer, and Aviom in-ear stage monitoring.
This is a partial songlist that is updated and revised as the band prepares new material. The band also performs classics (such as "Kansas City", "Fly me to the Moon", etc.), and will prepare special songs upon request for your event.
I don’t know why - Norah Jones
Fly like an eagle - Seal
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Things we said today - The Beatles
I run to you - Lady Antebellum
Gravity - John Mayer
Easy like Sunday morning - Lionel Richie
Taking it to the streets - Doobie Brothers
Listen to the music - Doobie Brothers
Long train running - Doobie Brothers
Jesus is just alright – Doobie Brothers
Not fade away - James Taylor
She came in through the bathroom window - Los Lonely Boys
I’m a free man now - Kenny Loggins
Moondance - Van Morrison
Evil ways - Santana
Oye Como Va - Santana
Samba pa ti - Santana
Proud Mary - Creedence
Power of love - Huey Lewis
Lay down Sally - Eric Clapton
Liza Jane - Vince Gill
Take me to the river - Al Green
Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stop, look, listen – Michael McDonald
What’s going on - Marvin Gaye
I can’t make you love me – Bonnie Raitt
Runaway - Bonnie Raitt
All I wanna do is have some fun - Sheryl Crow
Pride & joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Sara Smile – Hall & Oates
Ooh, baby baby - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
If you don’t know me by now - Seal
Home at last - Steely Dan
Josie - Steely Dan
For what it’s worth - Buffalo Springfield
Heart of gold - Neil Young
Crazy - Pink (Gnarls Barclay)
Nowhere to run - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
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