My melodies linger in such places as Wright Patterson Air Force Base Officer's Dining Room, Dayton, Ohio; Peach Tree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Georgia; Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston, Tennessee; Pretty Place Chapel, Greenwood, South Carolina; Anticoli's Italian Restaurant, Dayton, Ohio; World Congress Center, Atlanta Georgia; Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL; numerous assisted living/nursing homes, and many weddings, private parties, corporate functions throughout a six state area.
No place is too big or small: I recently performed a wedding at the Biltmore House, Asheville, NC, and a VIP private dinner/party at the Cherokee Casino, NC.
Repertoire? It's huge! (over 1400 selections) and spans many music styles and venues: Show and Movie, Easy Listening, Golden Oldies, Light Classical, and a representative amount of ethnic music including: French, Irish, German, Italian, Jewish and much more.
I am prepared to musically help make your event a "Special" & "Memorable" occasion. My dependability, professionalism, and easy to work with personality guarantees a stress-free atmosphere. (This comment persists throughout my customer feedback.)
There are no hidden fees and all charges are up front.
Since many of my bookings are "weddings" and "receptions," the following fees are listed for your information, convenience.
The wedding ceremony fee is $195.00 and includes: approximately 20 minutes of prelude music, music for all wedding party entrances, bride's entrance, and recessional music. In addition, unlimited hours of phone and e-mail communication for music selection and other details. (Included, no charge as part of the service.)
Professional guidance (if wanted) will tailor the music to reflect your wedding tone or theme--exactly what you want. My goal is the same as yours, to create a successful musical memory for your special event. These are the reasons you want to hire a professional capable of packaging the music for your very special day.
NOTE: I am available to entertain at part or all of the reception following the wedding ceremony..
My "unique strolling act" allows for personalized entertainment as I play the requests of your guests, one on one or in small groups. They just love the "special attention" that they receive and will remember the neat time they had at "your" wedding.
If booked for BOTH the wedding and reception that immediately follows the wedding at the same approximate location, the additional reception fee is just $75.00 per hour.
If booked for the reception ONLY, the minimum fee is $200.00 and covers up to 2 hours. (Plus travel time, fuel expenses if applicable.) Additional time beyond two hours is at the rate of $75.00 per hour.
NEED A LARGER GROUP? Duo or trio combo is available. (piano-keyboard & violin, or add bass guitar for the trio). Specialty is the easy listening genre including big band as well as show tunes and favorite Irish, Italian and Latin music. Duo or trio fees are at the same rate as solo fees.
Travel time and fuel expense fee of $35.00 to $75.00 applies to gigs over 59 miles from Lenoir City, Tennessee. Maximum travel distance - 250 miles from Lenoir City, Tennessee.
My professional quality, beautiful sounding violin projects indoors or outdoors, and I usually perform acoustical. However, my professional quality PA/Speaker system is available when needed.
Want the "complete package" (or any part of)? Want experienced, professional entertainer(s) whose goal is to help create "exactly" the program of music you have in mind? Email or Phone me. You will receive a no obligation, prompt, courteous reply.
PS. What the world needs now is lot's of love and really good music!
MIKE BENJAMIN: PIANIST
DAVID CORREL: BASS GUITAR
Mike Beckley: Accordionist/Keyboard
JOSHUA BELL. Love his presentation and communication with his audience. His extraordinary talent as a violinist is appreciated world wide. Plus the influence of other artists: Sinatra, Bennett, Streisand, and the music of the big band era....the standards and show music.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 240 minutes
You can expect and will receive a courteous, prompt, dependable, caring, proficient professional that is easy to work with. My very flexible act and robust repertoire (over 1400 songs) allows performing at a variety of functions enabling me to select appropriate music to suit the occasion.
NEED A LARGER GROUP? A duo or trio can be provided consisting of piano/keyboard and violin, or add a bass guitar for the trio.
A few of his favorite types of gigs are: WEDDING CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS, (See performance "set" list), Private HOME EVENTS (like dinners for special guests, anniversary celebrations, etc), and RESTAURANT, BANQUET settings, where I can stroll about and "personalizes" the music playing requests from the dinner guests.
Primary goal is to help make "your" event a pleasant, memorable, and special occasion.
If amplification is need, I have my own PA/Speaker system available.
Usually play acoustically, indoors or outdoors. My beautiful sounding violin has great projection. However, when appropriate, I have professional quality PA/Speaker system ready to use.
RELIGIOUS AND HYMNS
ALLELUIA! Alleluia! (Ode to Joy)
AS THE DEER
AVE MARIA (Bach-Gounod)
AVE MARIA (Schubert)
BE THOU MY VISION
BECAUSE HE LIVES
BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS
COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING
FAIREST LORD JESUS
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
HOLY GOD, WE PRAISE THY NAME
HOW GREAT THOU ART
I EXALT THEE
IN THE GARDEN
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL
JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING
JESUS LOVES ME
JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, THE
LORD OF MERCY (Panis Angelicas)
NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD
O PERFECT LOVE
OLD RUGGED CROSS
ROCK OF AGES
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS
WHERE'ER YOU WALK
AIR FOR THE G STRING
AIR (Water Music)
BOUREE (Cello Suite #3)
BOUREE -Water Music
BOUREE OP.V NO. 5
BLU DANUBE WALTZES
CANON IN D
CLAIR DE LUNE
INTERMEZZO -Rusticana, by Mascagnio)
LE CYGNE (THE SWAN)
MEDITATION FROM THAIS
MUSETTA'S WALTZ (La Boheme)
ROMANCE EINE KLEIN NACHTMUSIK (Mozart)
ROMEO AND JULIET (Tschaikovsky)
SHEEP MAY SAFELY GRAZE
SONATA IN C (Excerpt) By Mozart
STANDARD WEDDING LOVE BALLADS
AFTER THE LOVIN'
ALL I ASK OF YOU
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
ANSWER ME MY LOVE
AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME
AS TIME GOES BY
BE MY LOVE
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
CHAPEL IN THE MOONLIGHT
DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
DON'T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE
EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY
FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
FLY ME TO THWE MOON
FROM THIS MOMENT ON
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
GROW OLD WITH ME
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU TRULY
IRISH WEDDING SONG
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU
I WISH YOU LOVE
IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU
I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
LOOKING THROUGH EYES OF LOVE
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
LOVE IS HERE TO SAY
LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND
LOVE ME TENDER
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
MY HEART WILL GO ON
MY OWN TRUE LOVE
NEARNESS OF YOU
NIGHT AND DAY
NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE, A
OVER THE RAINBOW
PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE
SERENADE TO SPRING
SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
SOMEWHERE IN TIME
SOMEWHERE MY LOVE
SOMEWHERE OUT THERE
TILL THERE WAS YOU
TIME FOR US
TIME IN A BOTTLE
TO A WILD ROSE
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
TRY TO REMEMBER
TWELFTH OF NEVER
WALTZ YOU SAVE FOR ME, THE
WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT, THE
WAY WE WERE
WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
WHAT ARE YOU DOING REST OF LIFE
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
YOU NEEDED ME
01-01-2014 — House Party, Asheville, North Carolina
09-14-2013 — Wedding, Lewisburg, TN
07-14-2013 — Wedding, Walland, TN
07-14-2013 — Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Walland, TN
06-29-2013 — Wedding, Pikeville, TN
Past Booked Dates:
05-25-2013 — Wedding, Norris, TN
03-16-2013 — Wedding, Chattanooga, TN
02-14-2013 — Restaurant, Sevierville, TN
01-27-2013 — Private Home, anniversary diner, Johnson City, TN
01-10-2013 — Oak Ridge, TN
12-23-2012 — Sunday Brunch, Loudon, TN
12-20-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
12-13-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
12-09-2012 — Sunday Brunch, Loudon, TN
12-06-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
11-29-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
11-22-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
11-18-2012 — Sunday Brunch, River Walk Grille, Loudon, TN
11-16-2012 — Wedding Cocktail Hour, Biltmore House, Asheville, NC
11-15-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
11-11-2012 — Sunday Brunch, River Walk Grille, Loudon, Tn
11-08-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
11-02-2012 — Pellisippi State College, Trio...Italian/Opera Cultural Evening, Knoxville, TN
11-01-2012 — Little italian Kitchen, dinner Music, Sevierville, TN
10-31-2012 — Sterling House, Maryville, Tn
10-28-2012 — Sunday Brunch, River Walk Grille, Loudon, TN
10-25-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Dinner Music, Sevierville, TN
10-18-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Dinner Music, Sevierville, TN
10-17-2012 — Private Home Party, Vonore, TN
10-14-2012 — Sunday Brunch, River Walk Grille, Loudon, TN
10-12-2012 — Wedding & Reception, Guntersville, AL
10-11-2012 — Dinner Music, Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
10-06-2012 — Wedding, Athens, GA
10-04-2012 — Dinner Music, Little Italian Kitchen, Sevierville, TN
09-30-2012 — Sunday Brunch, Loudon, TN
09-26-2012 — Private Party, River Walk Grille, Loudon, TN
09-20-2012 — Restaurant Strolling Dinner Music, Sevierville, TN
09-13-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Dinner Music, Sevierville, TN
09-07-2012 — River Walk Grille, Trio...Dinner Music
09-06-2012 — Little Italian Kitchen, Dinner Music, Sevierville, TN
09-02-2012 — River Walk Grille, Sunday Brunch, Loudon, TN
09-01-2012 — Wedding Ceremony, Loudon, TN
08-31-2012 — River Walk Grille, Trio..Dinner Music, Loudon, TN
08-26-2012 — Bleak House, Knoxville, TN
08-25-2012 — Reception, Von Braun Ctr; Huntsville, AL
2006: 56 gigs
2007: 67 gigs
2008: 71 gigs
2009: 82 gigs
2010: 33 gigs
2011: 71 gigs
2012: 88 gigs
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