Enjoy love & folk songs? Is my niche: restaurants, birthdays (a governor's too), cafes & parties. No piano? I can bring my professional stage piano, amplified.
My music evolved 2000. Always active in keys, a car accident's aphasia channeled any way I felt into my music. Now recovered, that state echoes on.
Google "Johnny Rock Piano;" visit: John Roco (Johnny Rock). At events, I play instrumentals, though sometimes sing the last song of an hour, in grit or softness.
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Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 135 minutes
Languages: Chinese, English
What to Expect
A client should expect an initially quiet pleasant and respectful individual who appears to have a relationship with the piano, the keys being the ticket to a different level of being. An audience member should expect to every once in a while be stopped in track, while feeling having been transported by the music. The music has an emotional quality that takes one away- to be "gone in the music." I move rhythmically flowingly with the music as well.
I am one who truly becomes "lost in the music." Classical piano in my youth became a base I "lept from." My teacher was blind; feeling the music became key. My playing became a key ingredient in my life during a time I had become injured; my recovery was "in the music" and it became a part of my spirit. As I play, I move rhythmically with the music, extending over the keyboard, listening and feeling the song coming into being.
I play in complete black with an "Aloha Style" shirt, unless otherwise requested; I have a tuxedo as well. I wear dark glasses helping me feel into the music more. I will openly have soft socialization after the 1 or 2 hours of playing (depending what you choose), but prefer being "in the zone," for my 15 minute break in-between, still feeling out and through the music still playing within. I prefer a grand, small or large, but can play on any piano provided.
For an extra bit, I can bring my own professional stage piano, and all the appropriate amplifying equipment.
Additional Booking Notes
It is a bit extra charge (included in quote I send) if I am to provide a professional stage piano with appropriate amplification.
Past Booked Events
|May 08, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||House Party|
|October 18, 2015||House Party|
|October 11, 2015||House Party|
|December 12, 2013||Holiday Party|
Love songs and sad songs mostly from the 1960s and 1970s with some older standards:
Edelweiss, Because of You, The Rose, There is Someone, Kiss today Goodbye, Baby, theme to MASH, Chariots of Fire, Donna, On top of Old Smokey, My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, Love me Tender, Unchained Melody, If you go away, Beth, Please be mine, The Gift I have for you, Funny Valentine, Besame Mucho, Maria, There's a Place for Us, Lover's Concerto, Fly me to the moon, I lived in a Dream as did you, You love me how much, Don't cry for me Argentina, La Vie En Rose, They want it all, Wheat fields, Oh Susanna, etc.
Songs are played in no order, just as the come and fit with flow and mood.
|Johnny Rock Piano||Singing Pianist|
Influences & Inspiration
Love songs, sad songs, happy songs.
Piano, large or small, preferably a grand
If singing, a mic & amp & stand
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