I entertain with the accordion, play American Standards, Polka, Waltz, Foxtrott, Tango. Tunes and folk songs of Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain. I play for the private party up to venues with 100 guests.
In a 100 miles radius from Merritt Island, Florida. As a specialty I perform at Oktoberfests in Lederhosen and Tirolerhut costume. Can also perform with bassist and drummer, if desired. 30 years experience.
I was hesitant about hiring a pianist/accordian player for a memorial event. But it was the best thing I could have done. The guests loved the Irish melodies and everyone said what a great time they had at an authentic Irish wake.
The success of our Oktoberfest function was in part due to Klaus and not only his musical talent but his interaction with our guests. He and Brigitte provided an energy that was fun to witness and be a part of. We would highly recommend Klaus should you be considering a similar event.
Don and Pat Karst
Port Orange, FL
Response from Accordion Pleasures:
Dear Don and Pat.
We appreciate your kind rating. It was a pleasure to be allowed to participate at your beutifully planned and arranged party. Thank you for the opportunity to entertain.
Klaus und Brigitte - Accordion Pleasures.
Klaus provided an unforgettable one man accordion show for our family reunion/birthday party. His presence, festive spirit, and musical acumen turned a humdrum family get together into an unforgettable experience! In addition to keeping the entertainment going our whole event and graciously taking a wide range of requests ("Can you play [this]?" - "Sing a few bars" - plays the whole song!), he engaged the crowd, welcomed singing accompaniment (for better or worse), and had everyone from my 90 year old grandparents to my 1 year old niece up dancing throughout the night!
There are many options for an accordion player, but only Klaus will provide authentic entertainment, a welcoming atmosphere, and those elusive accordion pleasures!
I live in a senior community in Palm Bay Florida. We have entertainment of different types many times a month; bands,singers, comedians, but my favorite would be Klaus Kolb. His talents with the accordion are unsurpassed in my mind. A man who can not only play many instruments, but do his own arrangements, is a true musician, that is Klaus Kolb.
Heard Klaus playing accordion on the beach recently. Was very entertaining!
I have seen Klaus perform three times and at every venue, the audience was on their feet clapping or dancing. He gets the audience involved and has a wide repertoire to please everyone.
Klaus is the most amazing, talented, interesting and wonderful musician we have ever found! We could listen to him play for hours and hours.
A truly remarkable musician. We love him!
What to Expect
When hired, I appear well dressed, or in Lederhosen costume, with my Roland 120 bass accordion, or with my keyboard, with my medium or large Bose amplification and speaker system. I need a 120 volt outlet and an armless chair.
I play for one hour constantly, if needed for more time after a brief intermission. Some of the typical German tunes I accompny vocally. As much as possible I adapt the mood of the party.
Played accordion at "house music" at age 6 in the East German province Silesia. Formed and operated a dance combo during college years in Meissen, Germany, picking up Swing style from AFN (American Forces Network). Came to USA in 1965 and started a corporation. After retiring from Corporate as company president of a Textile Machinery Factory in SC, I retired to Florida, founded my own business as consultant for Geodesic Dome Shell assembling. I joyned the Central Florida Accordion Club, Brevard Chapter and have been actively involved for 7 years. I perform every week with the Harbor City Retiree Dance Band in Eau Gallie, Florida and play costantly at parties, fundraisers and gatherings with up to 100 persons. I am giving back to the community by entertaining weekly at the Alzheimers Foundation of Brevard.
Additional Booking Notes
When playing for large audiences I require a stage, but no lighting. I provide my own sound system. Just need one 120 volt outlet.
Past Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 15, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||House Party|
|June 25, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Reunion|
|October 07, 2016–December 31, 2016 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||HCRDB matinee performance|
Harbor Lights, Five Foot Two, Any Time, Blueberry Hill, Moon Light and Roses, Sentimental Journey, Tennessee Walz, its a small world, Bill Bailey, It's now or never, Que Sera, etc.........
Pennsylvania,- Beer Barrel,- Borsicka,- Too Fat,- Aus Böhmen kommt die Musik, Clarinet,- Anvil ,- Liechtensteiner Polka......
Moscow Midnight, Katyusha, Kalinka, Stenka Rasin, Otschen Tschorno....
Du Du liegst mir im Herzen, Lili Marlen, Danny Boy, My wild Irish Rose, Tulpen aus Amsterdam, in Müncehn steht ein Hofbräu Haus
....and much much more
Influences & Inspiration
Private club parties, private garden parties, accordion concerts, annual accordion fests, trio performance with keyboard, Euphorium and trumpet, active dance band membership, Jass sessions.
No equipment required by buyer or venue