I am a professional accordionist with over 15 years of experience leading ensembles and performing solo. I have given concerts all over the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Poland. Locally, I have performed at esteemed New Orleans venues such as The Maison, d.b.a, The Spotted Cat, Allways Lounge, Hi-Ho Lounge, Siberia, Yuki, Marigny Brasserie, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Voodoo and French Quarter festivals, and the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. I specialize in klezmer (European Jewish instrumental music) and Eastern European musics, but can play many traditional styles, as well as my own compositions, and sing in English and Yiddish.
Communication was easy, David arrived on time and played French music like we had agreed upon. Overall very enjoyable, great touch to our booth.
Response from David C. Symons - Accordionist:
Thanks! Glad I could help.
David played at our wedding in Jackson Square. He played beautifully and came dressed very well. He was also very responsive and helpful in picking out music for the ceremony. Thank you!!
Wow, David and the Salt Wives Trio were amazing! I cannot recommend them enough! I got married in a rustic setting in New Orleans, and wanted French-style music for the when guests arrived, the ceremony, and for cocktails after the ceremony. David played the accordion and was accompanied by a violinist and a singer. There were exactly what I had in mind, and many guests commented on how great the music was - my Dad even bought their CD that night.
Working with David was very easy. We met to discuss what I had in mind, and kept in touch leading up to the big day to confirm song selections, etc. He is beyond professional, and from that I knew they were going to give a high quality performance. I'd book them in a second again!
Price Range: $50 - $100 per hour
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Some of the bands I have led:
Black Sea Quartet (Vermont, 1998 - 2006)
Inner Fire District (Vermont, 2004 - 2010)
The Salt Wives (Rhode Island/Louisiana, 2008 - present)
Some of the bands I have played with:
Debauche (Louisiana, 2012 - 2013)
The Underscore Orkestra (Australia/Europe, 2014)
If you would prefer a duo, trio, or quartet, I play with some of the New Orleans' finest violin, clarinet, and bass players. Hire me, and you will have an on-time, shoe-shined, double-windsored, fleet-fingered gentlemanly artist to lend some old-world romance to your event. I am available for acoustic strolling, as well as amplified performing. I can bring and run my own sound equipment at no additional charge.
Past Booked Events
|June 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|November 04, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 23, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|David C. Symons||Accordionist/Singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, Brave Old World, The Klezmatics, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Kurt Weill, Guy Klucevsek, Tom Waits, Tin Hat Trio, and many more.
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