I am a Bay Area based singer-guitarist, songwriter.
The services provided: voice + guitar in English, Russian, Spanish and Chinese. Voice + piano available upon request
Typical events that I play at: restaurants, birthdays, kids parties, retirement homes, public events. Special music hour at Kids preschools, studios, home events (sing + dance activities)
Set list features songs of various styles: standards, love ballads, folk songs, nursery rhymes, Russian kids songs, etc.
Originally Russian, I moved to CA in 2011. Performing live is my primary occupation along with teaching music to young children.
It was a great pleasure having Irina perform at my 50th birthday.. It was a very special evening filled with warmth, beautiful music and inspiration.. Irina's repertoire is diverse, the blend of her beautiful voice, guitar accompaniment and her personality and communication with the listeners is enchanting, and her ability to create a very sincere and heartwarming atmosphere is unique and very special.. I highly recommend hiring Irina for your special event - in addition to being a talented performer, she is simply wonderful, very accommodating, receptive, and willing to give her best to make your special event a wonderful, touching and memorable experience.. Thank you very much, Irina!
I hired this beautiful talented young lady to perform for my seniors at Plum Tree Care Center and she did a phenomenal job every time she performed. Irina has a lovely voice and was always on time to perform!
I heard about Irina from a couple of my guests at my restaurant and finally got introduced to her through another one of the artists performing in our venues. She has a following, reads her audience extremely well, very easy to work with and obviously talented. Her audition was a treat and she did extremely well on our outside patio as well as inside a packed dining room. She has a vast range and always surprising me with amazing covers twists but also write her own songs. She is a keeper! She also a recent new mom as of 2017!
Irina was a guest at our Annual Russian Music and Arts Festival in September of 2017.
Festival Web Page: www.PoluostrovFestival.org
It was a great deal of treat to hear her singing from the Big Stage. Irina's repertoire is quite broad and includes hits from Russian pop, world Jazz, bossa nova and other genres.
Her pleasant yet unique tender voice made her a lot of fans at our Festival. The large crowd of Festival goers didn't want her to leave the stage so Irina ended up performing quite a few more songs than originally planned.
Irina performed at a home concert that we enjoyed so much, so it seems like it was too short!
She sang own songs and popular songs on several different languages, played guitar, and accompanied by Rick Ferguson on piano.
Irina performed at my husband's birthday party. The event was in a park which didn't allow amplification, so she just sang and played the guitar. We enjoyed her music. She has a very nice voice. She was very friendly.
Before the event she responded promptly via the interface on GigSalad. She showed up on time. She politely reminded us that her time was up when expected. We got exactly what we expected.
What to Expect
I will sing and play my guitar.
You'll enjoy a warm lovely atmosphere with original music and famous covers.
The music is easy going, family-friendly.
The repertoire has beautiful soulful songs that will make your event a special. If you have a small venue, I can play acoustically without any amplification. For bigger venues, I bring my own speakers, mic.
Your young children will have a great music hour with some dancing and funny props. They will be introduced to the guitar and may be discover their interest and love to music. Typical songs for kids parties are: nursery rhymes - such as "If you're happy and you know it", "The wheels on the bus", etc; Russian kids songs (if requested).
If you'd like me to perform some certain songs, you'll need to let me know ahead of time, and I'll try to include some into my list. However, it's based on time and genre.
Check out my website - vocalcurves.com
I am a local singer-guitarist, songwriter. Perform at various public and private events throughout the Bay Area, such as wineries, farmers’ markets, restaurants, bars, birthday/anniversary parties, weddings, retirement homes, etc.
Originally Russian, I moved to CA in 2011. Therefore, my song list feautures songs of eclectic genres in English, Russian, and Spanish; originals and covers. I work as a music teacher as well, educating beginners to play guitar and piano.
I graduated from Kazakhstan State University with Master's in Education, and while attending that, have learnt playing an acoustic guitar and have written my first original songs.
Since then I have started my public performances.
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting: no special requirements
Staging: please arrange a certain secluded space for me to perform.
Sound: If the venue is big - amplification will be used if allowed. It can be skipped, if the place is small.
I own everything, you don't need to provide any equipment.
Past Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 04, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Concert|
|January 25, 2018 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Daly City Farmers’ Market|
|November 25, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Adult Birthday|
|November 12, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Sunnyview Care Center|
|November 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Adult Birthday|
|October 27, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Los Gatos Meadows Retirement Home|
|October 20, 2017 • 5:30am - 6:30pm||Child birthday|
|October 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Jazz night at Angelica's restaurant|
|October 10, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Sunnyview Retirement Center|
|January 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cedar Crest Rehab Center|
|July 25, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
Killing Me softly — Roberta Flack Am
Summer Wine — Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood Am
When I’m 64 — the Beatles D
Here Comes the Sun — the Beatles D
Fly Me To The Moon — Frank Sinatra Dm
Hotel California — Eagles Bm
Besame Mucho Am
Fragile — Sting Am
Love Me Tender — Elvis Presley D
Harvest Moon — Neil Young D
Spanish Guitar — Toni Braxton Am
Never Just For a Ring — Toni Braxton Dm
The Rose — Bette Midler C
Sway — Dean Martin Am
Mammy Blue — Enrique Iglesias Am
Diamonds and Rust — Joan Baez Em
John, 2, 14 — Shivaree Bm
Goodnight Moon — Shivaree (from the movie Kill Bill) Am
Stumblin In — Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman G
You Belong To My Heart — Julie London G
I Will Survive — Gloria Gaynor Em
Wind Of Change — Scorpions C
Ney, Nah Neh Nah — Vaya Con Dios Em
Don’t Cry For Louie - Vaya Con Dios Em
Mambo Italiano — Rosemary Clooney Am
Don’t Speak — No Doubt Bm
Proud Mary — Credence Clearwater Revival D
Have You Ever Seen the Rain — Credence Clearwater Revival C
Wish You Were Here — Blackmore’s Night Em
Could I Have This Kiss Forever — Enrique Iglesias Am
All I Have to Do Is Dream — Everly Brothers C
Que Sera, Sera — Doris Day A
Blue Bayou — Linda Rondstadt A
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star C
Somewhere Over the Rainbow A
Puff, the Magic Dragon G
Crazy — Daniela Grande Am
Don’t Dream It’s Over - Sixpence None The Richer D
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer D
The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals Am
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton D
La Isla Bonita - Madonna Am
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Elton John Am
My All - Mariah Carey Em
Love Story - Francis Lai Dm
Mama Liked The Roses - Elvis Presley C
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Dance Me To The End Of Love - The Civil Wars
I'll Take Care Of You - Beth Hart
Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
Casablanca - Bertie Higgins
Lucky - Jason Mraz & Cobie
Let It Snow D
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree A
Feliz Navidad G
Happy Birthday C
Don’t Forget To Turn Me On Am
If Only I .. — co-written with Russell Lee
My Dream Came True G
Grown In The Woods Bm
Something’s Going Inside Am
The Railway To Love Bm
I Think I Need Another Man Am
A Fool Am
Wonders On My Way C
Cheremushka — Russell Lee
Music With Passion — Russell Lee Dm
Люди Воздушные D
Куря Сигарету Am
Я Найду Как Тебя Найти Dm
Молчание Женщины Em
Признание Девушки Em
Помню .. Am
Я Умерла Dm
Я Отпущу В Небо Самолет Am
Любовь С Листа Em
Какая Ночка Темная — Алевтина Егорова Em
На Ниточке — Алевтина Егорова Am
Гений — Алевтина Егорова Gm
Я Женщина — Алевтина Егорова C
Ты Дарила Мне Розы — Ночные Снайперы E
Гадалка — Водевиль Am
Это было прекрасно — Виагра Bm
Калина — Рада Рай Am
Два Берега — Рада Рай
Скрипач — Казан Казиев Am
Я Могу Тебя Очень Ждать — Эдуард Асадов Em
Одинокий Голубь — Яна Cm
Тебе, Моя Последняя Любовь — Ирина Круг Am
Розы Темно-Алые — Лоя Bm
Нет, Не Любил Он — Романс Em
Кельтская Сказка — Канцлер Ги Em
Миллион Алых Роз - Алла Пугачева Dm
Курю - Елена Ваенга Dm
Очи Черные Em
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