Crooner Dean Johnson transports your guests, via musical time machine, back to the era of the radio and tv crooners. Dean has a vocal sound that's warm, dark and smoky, creating a rich old world hotel piano bar ambience to your cocktail hour, anniversary, or reunion. Dean's set list includes songs first made popular by Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and the young Frank Sinatra.
We loved Dean from the moment we booked him for our event which was a corporate customer event. He would be great at any celebration. Dean is dependable, trustworthy, reliable and very easy to work with. His piano skills are wonderful as is his singing. He wore attire to match the evening, mingled with guests and brought his own sound system. I have been doing special events for 25 years &. I would hire Dean again. He has a good heart.
Price Range: $300-500
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Time Was...when crooners like Bing Crosby and Dean Martin ruled the air waves with their comforting voices. Your guests will experience a live musical program that is reminiscent of those times, up through the beginnings of the rock and roll era.
Beyond the Sea, Tea for Two, With a Wink and a Smile, Love is Here to Stay, Unforgettable, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Rock Around the Clock, and more!
Crooner Dean (Dean Russell Johnson) studied classical piano and cello at MacPhail Center for the Arts, and is an alumni of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Dean loves to sing and play the piano for seniors. His personality comes through as he weaves the songs in his set list together with brief stories and anecdotes.
Additional Booking Notes
Yamaha 88 Keyboard
Bose L1 compact sound system
Samson Airline microphone
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 29, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 09, 2014||Birthday Party|
Crooner Dean performs songs from the Great American Songbook, some light classics, as well as material that fits into the Crooner genre from the 1930's through the 1950's to material more recent but with a retro vibe.
Influences & Inspiration
Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett (his latest CD with Lady Gaga is terrific!), Buddy Clark, Norah Jones, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Mose Allison, Oscar Peterson, Elvis Costello, Fred Astaire, Jo Stafford, Duke Ellington, Benny Godman, Russ Columbo, Bebel Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr. , Fred Rogers, Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis, Jr. , Django Reinhardt, Arne Fogel, Peter Nero, Frederic Chopin.
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