Variety is the name of the game! Whether you want a traditional live cover band or Piano Karaoke Night (a night for you to sing on stage like a lounge star), Eddie Lam focuses on good times, good vibes, and a fun event to remember! Ed provides the nostalgic riffs of Classic Rock, the angst of Punk or Hard Rock, the fun beats of Funk or Disco, the soulfulness of R&B, memorable ballads, the catchiness of other Top 40 hits, and much more! A three-time Whammy Award winner for best piano player (and the first Chinese Canadian to win the award), Ed as both a solo act and a front man with a cool live band will bring some of the finest hit tunes. Diversity lives here in Ed's world of music!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Variety is the name of the game! You can ask Eddie to perform as a solo act OR have him be accompanied by an awesome live band!
PIANO KARAOKE NIGHT
"Piano Karaoke" is an opportunity for you to come up on stage and be a lounge star while being accompanied by Vancouver's three-time Whammy award winner Eddie Lam playing the piano. With a large catalog from various genres, Ed brings you quality entertainment as a host and instrumentalist. It's a night full of sing-a-longs and great people. Available for corporate functions and personal special occasions.
EDDIE LAM ALL-STAR BAND
The Eddie Lam All-Star Band consists of Eddie and a variety of local Vancouver musicians who are ready to showcase their talent. Featuring a variety of tunes that will take your event to a fun level, Eddie and the gang bring some of the finest hit tunes. Whether it'd be Classic Rock, Disco, Funk, Pop Punk, Hair Rock, Grunge or modern Top 40...diversity lives in the Eddie Lam All-Star Band!
Ed is also available to play as an acoustic act (solo, duo, or trio) or background piano music.
Eddie Lam is a Vancouver-born music scene veteran with one of the most diverse musical portfolios in town. A three-time Whammy Award winner for best piano player (and the first Chinese Canadian to win a Whammy Award), he is most known for being the front man for local all-Asian rock band Cry of Silence, one of the instrumentalists in Vancouver-based cover band The Naturals who coordinate live band karaoke experience called Rockaoke Live, and host plus piano man for Piano Karaoke Night. Ed can also be found playing as a solo performer, merging members from his bands to form the Eddie Lam All-Star Band and hosting other live shows with unique formats featuring Vancouver's finest local musicians.
In the middle of the 2020 Pandemic, Eddie has increased his presence online. He utilizes YouTube to make unique song covers, but he is also well known for using TikTok to create quick and easy guitar chord tutorials for acoustic guitar players teaching what chords to play for easy hit songs in just under one minute. He can also be found on Twitch and TikTok doing piano lounge livestreams on some weeknights and weekends. He also goes live on Instagram hosting an online talent show to allow musicians all over the world to perform. Ed can also be found on some occasions hosting a podcast called Music Talk Mondays discussing various music-related topics plus open Q&A.
Additional Booking Notes
LIVE INSTRUMENT AND AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS:
-Please let Ed know if there is a PA sound system and a sound team provided or not (Two speakers, mixer, microphones) and sound crew. If there is no sound system and sound crew available at the venue, Ed can provide his own personal sound system.
-If you require Ed to play piano, please let him know whether if the venue has a piano available or not.
-Electrical outlets must be available. However, for specifically acoustic gigs (depending on the setting), Ed can provide battery-powered speakers.
-A chair is required if Ed plays piano
-Lighting is required if in a dark setting (nothing too fancy, as long as the audience can see the Ed and the band)
OTHER TECH NOTES:
-For safety reasons, please do not place your food and beverages on the stage as musical and sound equipment are expensive
Let us know ahead of time what songs you would like us to play. We would love to craft up your setlist based on your preferences.
Influences & Inspiration
Elton John, Billy Joel, Phil Collins/Genesis, The Weeknd, White Stripes, Nirvana, Blink 182, Beatles, Bob Seger, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, CCR, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, The Guess Who, The Who, Usher, Alice in Chains, Van Halen, Smash Mouth, Weezer, Rolling Stones
We usually supply our own audio equipment. However, if your event has a sound crew and live sound system, please let us know in advance and we can work out specifications.