Hello, this is Johnny Accordion and I would love to play accordion for your event. I have played accordion for the past 30 years all over the country, and in many different venues and settings, from weddings to concerts, dances to lounges, festivals to farms. I really enjoy most styles of music, and play polkas, waltzes, tangos; country and jazz, swing and standards and French and Italian, Latin and more. I have a play list of well over 200 songs and am happy to learn a song or two for your occasion. I also have many band connections, should you need this, and regularly play with Swing Boutique, the Porch Dogs and Gypsy Bluez.
Was one of our most memorable nights! Johnny played for my dads 85th birthday in our favorite Italian restaurant! Everyone loved it!
Response from Johnny Accordion:
Thanks, Shelly. It was a wonderful event, so great to see family and friends get together and celebrate your Dad's 85th ( and many more). Everyone was so friendly, and what a restaurant. This is the slow season it was as busy as can be. Thanks again and best wishes, Johnny Accordion aka John Keith
John was very professional, arrived and set up on time and his entire performance was excellent. Perfect fit for the occasion. Some guests called me later to tell me how much Johnny contributed to the success of the event. Highly recommended
Great personality, spirit and talent. All around 5 stars!
Response from Johnny Accordion:
This was a really fun French themed corporate event at the Disney Springs Hilton playing for Activate, a national event planning company. The group was a lot of fun, and the food and decorations were fantastic, and we all just had a good time. It was a group of about 80 people, and though French themed, I threw in some tangos and even a polka, to add spice. Thanks to all the people that made this happen. John Keith aka Johnny Accordion
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 40 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, A Little Spanish, French And German
What to Expect
I play many genres of music, from Polkas to Latin, Country to Jazz, Standards to Americana, Tangos to Gypsy, and beyond. What else you can expect of me? Professional setup and behaviour; appropriate volume levels. I will play the songs I know, over 200 on the playlist that I have in memory, and will sing upon request, though I mostly play instrumental when playing solo. I also play guitar and or piano, and am happy to learn a song or two special for the occasion. Professional dress and demeanor, always polite and friendly and accommodating. I will arrive 45 minutes ahead of time. I can stroll some of the gig, but my accordion weighs close to 30 lbs and so will sit on a stool (that I bring) for part of the gig. Most solo gigs I provide background music and atmosphere and the occasional dance or happy birthday song. I do have bands which are more dance and up front oriented. Please call if you need more information. Thank you.
Hello, Johnny Accordion here. I was raised in the middle of Florida, and grew up playing music, but did not discover the Accordion till I was 25, but it was love at first listen and almost 30 years later I am still passionate about it. I have played all over the country and in all kinds of settings and venues. I play with verve, but always professionally and to the tastes and needs of each special occasion, and I would be honored to play for you.
Additional Booking Notes
My needs are very simple, I have all the gear I need for all except the largest of occasions. I just need to know, when, where and how loud. If you need a mic for annoucements, I have that, and all amps and gear if needed, but do love playing accoustically, the accordion is quite loud by itself, though I can play it gentle as a kitten if needed.
Upcoming Booked Events
|January 10, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|May 01, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|April 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 31, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 25, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Sanibel Island Memorial Event|
|October 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Disney Springs, Corporate Event|
|October 15, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Toronto, Canada, private party|
|October 14, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Toronto, Canada Concert|
|October 06, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Foosaner Art Museum|
|September 27, 2017 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Corporate Event|
|September 04, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Lonboat Johnnies|
|September 03, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Longboat Johnnies|
|September 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Longboat Johnnies|
|August 26, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Polka at the Port|
|July 23, 2017 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Orlando International Airport|
|July 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Ft. Lauderdale Museum|
|July 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Disney Audition|
|July 08, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Private Party|
Polkas: Latin: Americana: European
Beer Barrel Besame Mucho Fools Rush In That's Amore
Pennsylvania La Cumparsita Ashokan Farewell Godfather Theme
Lichtensteiner Black Orpheus Summertime La Vie en Rose
Jenny Lind Sway Wonderful World Tarentella
Barbara Blue Bossa Autumn Leaves Isle of Capri
Red Wing Impanema All of Me C'est Si Bon
Happy Libertango Anniversary Waltz Petite Fluer
Julida El Choclo Georgia I Love Paris
Heel and Toe Corcavado Tiny Bubbles Fanny Power
Tinker Desafinado Undecided Minor Swing
Woodchoppers Gentle Rain Rt 66 Tanz Yidlech
Clarinet Brazil Blue Skies, and over 150 more tunes
Influences & Inspiration
Really too many to list, from Dean Martin to Frankie Yankovic, Bob Wills to Thelonius Monk, Louis Armstrong to Julie London, Chet Atkins to Jerry Reed, the list really does go on and on.
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