I provide solo guitar and voice across many genres; blues, folk, funk, rock, jazz, RnB, reggae and rock and roll. I play upwards of three hundred songs between covers and originals. From Ray Charles to U2, from Van Morrison to George Michael. Even Cyndi Lauper! Also, my original songs are usually deeply appreciated. I am not an amateur song-writer. I have written over 100 songs and perform around the world as an original artist.
One of my greatest gifts is bringing a rare authenticity to love songs.
I also provide a special service called "Our Song", where I write a song for you based on your own personal love story to be played at your wedding.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
There is a great variety as to what my services might include.
At the least you can expect me to arrive punctually looking not just acceptable, but exceptionally tasteful. I will flow with the situation I arrive to and communicate clearly and joyfully to arrange the perfect execution of the intentions that have been set for the event. We will address sound, lighting, presentation, etc. I will set up my equipment where this applies. I will perform songs with an awareness to the action around me and adapt my approach to best suit the atmosphere. I will be ready to offer whatever services I can provide, planned or unplanned, and part company when I am no longer needed.
If I have written a song for the occasion, I will deliver this with the great gratification of knowing how powerful this offering can be. I will draw tears from several or all of the congregation and bow silently and gracefully, redirecting attention to the proceedings that follow, exchanging one wink with the groom for a job well done.
Additional Booking Notes
For the song-writing service I require a minimum of one month between interview and performance.
like a rolling stone
, knockin' on heaven's door(reggae), all along the watchtower,
don't think twice (it's alright),
Mr. Tambourine man
, Shelter from the Storm,
It's all over now baby blue,
It Aint Me Babe,
I shall be released
VAN MORRISON: Into the Mystic, And it Stoned Me, Crazy Love
Brand New Day, Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance
PAUL SIMON: Kathy's Song, Homeward Bound, The Boxer,
Me and Julio
U2: One, Running to Stand Still, All I want is You, With or Without You
BEATLES: Yesterday, Let it be, Across the Universe, A Day In the Life, Girl
Rocky Raccoon, While my Guitar Gently Weeps
JOHN LENNON: Working Class Hero, Imagine
BOB MARLEY: No Woman No Cry, Redemption Song
PEARL JAM: Better Man, Release, Yellow Ledbetter
COUNTING CROWS: Round Here ('across a live wire' version), Mr. Jones ('across a live wire' version)
BEN HARPER Another Lonely Day, Walk Away
LED ZEPPELIN: Rainsong, That's the Way, Tangerine
Hey, Hey, What Can I Do? Ramble On, Stairway to Heaven, D'yer Maker
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You, Your Time is Gonna Come
PINK FLOYD: Fearless, Wish You Were Here, South Hampton Dock, Pigs On The Wing (1and 2), Two Suns in the Sunset
ROLLING STONES: Sympathy For the Devil , You Can't Always Get What You Want, Honkey Tonk Woman , Wild Horses
OTHERS: Dancin' in the Moonlight, Long as I Can See the Light, The Weight, Many Rivers to Cross, Alison, God Bless the Child, Georgia on my Mind , Stray Cat Strut, Harvest Moon, Bobby McGee , Freebird, Jailhouse Rock, She Talks to Angels, Hard to Handle
Vincent , Senor don Gato, Bell Bottom Blues, Whiter Shade of Pale , Faith , Life by the Drop, Babylon, Hunger Strike, For What It's Worth, Black Sheep, Suicide is Painless (from 'M.A.S.H.'), Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Patience, Little Wing , Stormy Monday, When the Stars go Blue, Ain't No Sunshine (when she's gone), Lean on Me, Stand by Me, Amazing Grace, Cold Water, Falling Slowly, Nothing left to lose, Time after Time, Fake Plastic Trees, Sittin on the Dock of the Bay, The Blower’s Daughter, Hallelujah
Influences & Inspiration
Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, David Grey, U2, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Paul Simon, etc