Born in Seattle, I was just 13 when I started playing trumpet/singing professionally in a Seattle big band. I love it! I've won awards for singing since I was 5! I've performed with Natalie Cole, Bob Hope and many Country and Pop stars, toured internationally with the US Navy Band and performed my original songs on television and radio! I now live in Sequim, WA where I am very active in our music community! I can do an intimate piano/vocal affair or large corporate parties, weddings etc. I don't do "Rap" but thousands of popular songs heard on every kind of radio station from the 1940's thru 1990's! My fee is $350 and $100 per hour after 3 hours plus travel expense. ARE YOU IN ?!
What to Expect
Big Events get 2 large Bose 500 watt Sound Systems with 4 sub woofers! They can cover a 500 seat auditorium or an outside event with pure clear sound! You'll hear stereo prerecorded back up music combined with myself giving a one man LIVE performance on keyboards, trumpet and lead vocals! 1940's thru 1990's popular variety cover songs I chose to learn for my audiences were designed to make you sing along and/or dance no matter what age you are! The enthusiastic live performance makes the prerecorded music sound very much like a full live band! Add my one trumpet to three prerecorded ones and you won't be able to tell which ones are not ''live''! Much less chance for mistakes! My Tijuana Brass Songs from the 60's really get people in the mood to party!
A high quality crystal clear microphone will be available for your own use to announce with.
For a more intimate affair requiring quiet background music I will just perform with keyboard/voice and one high quality PA speaker. No pre-recorded sound, bells or whistles, just simple vocals with piano or piano/vocal with light automated drumbeats when needed.
With thousands of songs I have memorized (No Rap!) you will rarely request a popular song in almost any category that I do not know. If it was popular I probably learned it over these past 50+ years of performing professionally!