This is what Carol Kaye, Legendary Studio Musician, says about John, "I don’t compliment many singers, having been spoiled with the likes of recording for Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke, The Righteous Brothers, Joe Cocker and Barbra Streisand but was very impressed with John, his ideas, his complete professionalism and the way he sings. Takes a lot to knock me out, but he did" As a veteran of the Orange County music scene, John has performed at numerous corporate events and private parties. His repertoire includes a wide variety of styles and genres. From classic and indie rock to pop to standards, John has it covered!
John selected the perfect mix of music for our big backyard party. With guests ranging in age from pre-teens to 80+, his song selection set a fun, casual mood that had guests singing along to old and new music that all enjoyed. With John's sense of humor and easy-going nature, everyone was his friend by the end of the party!
I have used John for multiple events and his services are excellent. John arrives and sets up in a timely manner, is professional, intuitive, and approachable.
He recently performed at a home event hosting 75+ ppl and received rave reviews from all in attendance.
I highly recommend John.
John Carrillo was our performer for our party celebrating our recent marriage! We live in Palm Desert and had a party at our home for around 130 guests. John arrived early to set up and sound check and when it came time to perform he knocked our socks off! He has an amazing tone to his voice and our guest were telling us how much they loved his variety of songs! John was our main attraction for entertainment and he captivated the audience! We would recommend him highly.
Gary and Tony
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Exceptional vocal ability and great song selection! I am also keenly aware of the client's needs with respect to the dynamics of the performance. I can be as soft or loud as they need me to be. My emceeing experience has taught me the importance of establishing a great rapport with the audience.
As a veteran of the Orange County music scene, John has performed at numerous corporate events, weddings, private parties as well as many of the OC's premier concert venues such as The Coach House and The Grove. He has also performed at numerous branches of Starbucks Coffee, Diedrich Coffee, Borders Books and Barnes and Noble. He currently performs regularly at Marriott's Newport Coast Villas located in Newport Beach, CA. His repertoire includes a wide variety of styles and genres. From classic and indie rock to pop to standards, John has it covered! John is currently host of Songwriters Night at Alta Coffee in Newport Beach and has been featured in The Orange County Register and Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Additional Booking Notes
I usually perform alone, with one mic and my Bose PA, which provides excellent sound while at the same time occupying the smallest space possible. Additional musicians, e.g. bass, percussion are available on request
partial list: Maybe I'm Amazed (McCartney), True Love (Cole Porter), Across the Universe (Beatles), Anyone Else But You (from "Juno" soundtrack), Still the One (Shania Twain), No Surprises (Radiohead), I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Death Cab For Cutie), Take It On the Run (REO Speedwagon), That'll Be the Day (Buddy Holly) L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
Influences & Inspiration
Beatles, Sinatra, Everly Brothers
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