Looking for an accordion player near Pittsburgh? I am the perfect entertainment for your event/ party! I am a professional accordionist. I perform all over Western Pennsylvania. I've been playing since the age of 9. I play all types of music for all ages. My music is very family-friendly. I play polkas, Latin, swing, standards, sing-alongs, line dances, ethnic music, rock n roll, Christmas music, etc. I play German music for Oktoberfest, Irish music for St. Patrick's Day, Italian, Patriotic, or whatever. I also come dressed in costume to fit the occasion (ex: Lederhosen for Okctoberfest) I can play on stage plugged into an amplifier OR I can stroll around taking requests from the audience!
An accordionist was a great fit for the Irish themed event and provided festive background music while people mingled during Cocktail hour.
Pat played great combination of classic polka music and modern music. He really created a fun atmosphere, and our guests had a wonderful time. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to everyone!
Great addition to the festivities.
Every attendee at our homecoming luncheon enjoyed the musician playing as they entered the event. His music added that extra touch that made it a fantastic event. THANK YOU!
Pat was helpful & made preplaninning a breeze. He arrived early was hospitable & professionable at the event. High five to him!
Pat showed up to our event dressed to match and the music was great.
Pat was truly amazing in playing the accordian for our mother's 90th birthday party! His selections were varied, he was promptly responsive in our communications over the course of a few months, he was punctual, he played a couple of requests for Italian music, and very pleasant to work with!
If you have an event that you need an accordian player for, he is undoubtedly the very best in our opinion!
The people at the Octoberfest thoroughly enjoy Pats music. Many Danced , there was a lot of applause after each number. We would consider having him return.
What to Expect
I can provide the perfect entertainment for your next party or event near Pittsburgh, I'm a professional musician/ accordion player. You can expect a very lively show when you hire me. I like to tailor my show to whatever theme is being presented. My show is very family friendly and I do take requests from the audience. I also come dressed in costume, depending on the theme of the event. Unless a specific theme is requested, I generally try to play a nice mix of polkas, standards, sing-alongs, line dances, swing, Latin, rock n roll, etc...My music will really add to the atmosphere of your event, whether I'm playing during the dinner hour or a lively dance set.
If you're looking for entertainment such as an accordion player for your next party or event near Pittsburgh, then please read on. I'm a broadcaster by day and a musician by night. I'm the News Director and on-air news anchor for a Pittsburgh area radio station. I've lived in Pittsburgh for most of my life, graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Communications and I currently reside in Zelienople, Butler County, PA. I started taking accordion lessons at the age of 9 and I've been playing ever since (I'm in my mid 40's now). Here's what you can expect from me as a performer: I will give 100% to the client and to my audience. My shows are ALWAYS family-friendly. I do take requests from the audience. And I always dress for the occasion. I have costumes for German, Italian, Irish, Christmas, whatever the theme may be. I always conduct myself in a professional manner. And I promise a lively show. I play anywhere from one to four hours. I play one hour, then take a 20-minute break, then play another 40 minutes, take another 20-minute break, then play another 40 minutes, etc... If the event is for a birthday celebration, I always give the birthday person a complimentary CD of my music (just an extra bonus).
Additional Booking Notes
I bring my own sitting stool to my performances. So the only thing I really need is an electrical outlet for amplification (if necessary) and a small card table to place my business cards, fliers, CD's, etc.
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Festival|
Past Booked Events
|March 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Fundraiser|
|September 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|September 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Festival|
|May 20, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Cultural Event|
|October 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|October 01, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 17, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Festival|
|September 10, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Reunion|
|August 20, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 25, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 18, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Festival|
|October 17, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 26, 2015||Festival|
|April 25, 2015||Private Party|
|March 16, 2014||Anniversary Party|
|November 17, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 19, 2013||Ethnic Celebration|
|September 29, 2013||Private Party|
|August 10, 2013||Reunion|
|March 17, 2013||Bar/Lounge|
My set list includes, but is not limited to, the following songs: Beer Barrel Polka, In the Mood, My Blue Heaven, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Peg O My Heart, Theme to New York, New York, Just Because, Chatanooga Choo Choo, Alley Cat, Eidelweiss, Chicken Dance, That's Amore, O Sole Mio, Tarantella, Lichteinsteiner Polka, The Happy Wanderer, My Melody of Love, Country Roads (Take Me Home), Somewhere My Love, My Way, Can't Help Falling In Love, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, All My Lovin', Yesterday, Michelle, Ob La Di Ob La Da, It's a Small World, Steelers Fight Song (Pennsylvania Polka), In Heaven There Is No Beer, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, God Bless America, I Walk The Line, Happy Birthday to You, Fascination, Oh! Marie, Come Back to Sorrento, Danny Boy, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Spanish Eyes, The Last Waltz, Theme from The Godfather, Over the Rainbow, Skater's Waltz, Love Me Tender, Rock Around the Clock, Proud Mary, Lady of Spain, The Irish Jig, Every Breath You Take, Tic Toc Polka, Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Lucille, El Vira, You Are My Sunshine, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue, Y.M.C.A., and just about every Christmas song, plus much much more!!
Influences & Inspiration
My musical influences include accordionists Frankie Yankovic and Myron Floren (of the Lawrence Welk show).
Small card table