EdwardInNY specializes in re-mastering instrumental covers of popular songs from the early 50s and forward. From Frank Sinatra to The Beatles to Celine Dion to Aerosmith to Bon Jovi to Eric Clapton and anything and everything in between, Edward's guitar will take you on a journey of the new and almost forgotten hits so close to heart. International music is on the menu as well especially since Edward was born and raised in Russia so European / Russian / Jewish music blends in on request together with Spanish and known instrumental themes.
Top level musician who plays everything to a tee. We have a party of about 60 people and they were all amazed by music selection, professionalism and overall attitude. Edward was charming, cool, played beautifully and had an amazing sense of humor. Would hire him again any time.
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What to Expect
Edward is a serious guitarist whose repertoire reaches far into the expert range of playing.
But a truly different kind of playing - Edward specializes in re-mastering instrumental covers of popular songs from the early 50 and forward.
From Frank Sinatra to The Beatles to Celine Dion to Aerosmith to Bon Jovi to Eric Clapton and anything and everything in between, Edward's guitar will take you on a journey of the new and almost forgotten hits so close to heart.
International music is on the menu as well especially since Edward was born and raised in Russia so European and Russian music blends in on request together with Spanish and known instrumental themes.
Edward was never into endless classical drills, which are beautiful but usually unknown to an audience that cannot relate to and therefore fully appreciate it.
That's what makes Edward a desired musician in a social gathering type of environment. Whether it's a corporate dinner, gathering in a restaurant or a wedding reception you will enjoy hearing a variety of familiar tunes, sing along or request a song.
He has been playing in a variety of venues from private gatherings to restaurants, bars and caffeterias.
He sometimes utilizes a guitar loop station - a device that let's you combined multiple guitar riffs on a fly that makes your guitar sound like a band.
Additional Booking Notes
EdwardInNY owns several guitars - both electric, acoustic and classical - his favorite instrument is Alhambra 5P 2CT - blend of classical thin body guitar with a pickup which produces a very warm, rich classical sound and sounds incredible amplified without any additional effects.
EdwardInNY is also a working DJ and owns a variety of sound systems so any sound for any kind of room is never a problem.
These are some but not nearly all songs that usually sound during a show - as a client, you can request any song to be prepared for the show - even the ones that he has never heard - as long as there is time to prepare, he will learn it and play at your special event.
Hotel California - Eagles
What Wonderful World / Go Down Moses - Louis Armstrong
Lady In Red - Chris Debourg
Tears In Heaven / Leyla / Change The World - Eric Clapton
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
This Masquerade Is Over - George Benson
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
My Way - Frank Sinatra
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - George Harrison
Caruso - Luciano Pavarotti
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
We Are The World - Michael Jackson
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Jones
I Just Called To Say I Love You, Overjoyed, Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Don't You Cry Tonight - Guns'N'Roses
My Heart Will Go On, Power Of Love - Celine Dion
Besame - Spanish
Fragile - Sting
You're In Paradise - Phil Collins
Hello - Lionell Richie
Something In The Way She Looks / Nowever man / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends, In My Live, Michelle - The Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
In The Army Now - Status Quo
Samba Pa Ti - Santana
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
With Or Without You - U2
Your Song - Elton John
Memory / Woman In Love - Barbara Streisand
The Winner Takes It All / Money - Abba
Sunny - Boney M.
Lady In Red - Chris DeBurgh
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Alfonsina Y El Mar - Mercedes Sosa
La Distancia - Roberto Carlos
Falling Leaves - Jazz Standard
Black Orpheus - Luis Bonfa
Fools Rush In / It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) - Elvis Presley
Suzanna - The Art Company
Bamboleo - Gipsy Kings
Wind Of Change - Scorpions
Piano Man - Billi Joel
Total Eclipse Of My Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Losing My Religion - REM
Rythm Of My Heart - Rod Stewart
Pocahontas - Colors Of The Wind - Judy Kuhn
More Than Words - Extreme
The Winner Takes It All - Abba
Summer Nights - Grease (The Movie)
No Woman No Cry / 3 Little Birds - Bob Marley
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing / Crying - Aerosmith
Crying In The Rain - Aha / Everley Brothers
She's Got It (Venus) - Shocking Blue
Africa - Toto
Heaven / Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman / Everything I do - Bryan Adams
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Franki Valle
And many many more - Different artists
Influences & Inspiration
Too many to list - basically grew up with music and play a few instruments but mostly finger style guitar Chet Atkins style. But most music comes from the heart and is played by ear - that cannot be influenced by any musician - that's pure soul...
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