Played and performed professionally for over 35 years in various bands, show bands and groups nationwide, including Caesar's Palace Poconos for 2 years. Able to improvise and play most any song, tune or ditty, including "Linus and Lucy" and "Manamena." Augments sound with FL Studio drums and MIDI sound patches if client desires. Plays old standards, reads music for newer pop songs and writes original compositions. Also improvises, and sings, with vocal qualities similar to Robert Lamm of Chicago, but can emulate many popular singers.
Teaches private piano/keyboard lessons to local students, and covers MIDI, microphone techniques, stage performance, comportment and customer service skills.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
They can expect a classy, honed performance, and most every song will be full of dynamic, nurtured expression and studied professionalism. Should the atmosphere call for it, a little at-the-keyboard tasteful socially acceptable patter will be heard as an attempt to hit it off with the audience. Otherwise, just background music with familiar songs will be provided for as long as needed, with few breaks requested.
Born and raised in Hood River, Oregon, 60 miles east of Portland. Took music courses from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, but primarily self-taught, except for 4 years of piano lessons. Have toured professionally with TM Productions and the Terry Moretti Show based out of Las Vegas, culminating in a two-year contract as the musical director for the house band for Caesar's Palace Pocono Resorts. Can perform on either the client's piano, or can provide Roland D-5 and Juno Alpha keyboards run through a 50W Yorkville amplifier with line out sends if needed. Will provide own Shure SM-58 microphone and boom stand or will sing on client's microphone and PA system. Have understanding of importance of performance etiquette and inquires about dress code for formal events, or dress more casual for other engagements. Takes requests and tips from customers, if permitted, otherwise, gratuity should be incorporated into payment which should be cash or check, for now.
Maintains professional detachment from clients' customers until instructed to relax and mingle. Plays all styles, including standards, jazz, blues, rock, contemporary pop, classical and original compositions
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Influences & Inspiration
Chicago, Spyro Gyra, The Beatles, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Barry Manilow, The Captain and Tenille, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, Lizst, Chopin, Rick Wakeman, Dr. John, Carole King, Vanessa Carlton, Kelly Clarkson, Henry Mancini
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