I play and sing the great tunes -- from jazz standards to pop, rock to folk -- It's the music people love to listen to, sing along to, and enjoy.
Covering artists such as Carole King, James Taylor, Norah Jones, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Elton John, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt and more.. it's crowd-pleasing music with some fun.
I have all my own equipment, and perform both outdoors and indoors. After logging more than 30 years of gigs, I represent professionalism and quality. (Oh, and fun!)
We booked Karen for a dinner for two at a vacation rental in SLO. She arrived right on time, set up quickly and was soon making our evening even more special with her piano and vocals. She plays beautifully and has a lovely voice that compliments her style of music. We enjoyed many of our favorites and also some new selections that were also perfect for the event. There is nothing like music to make a dinner into a enchanted evening! Karen is very engaging and personable and we enjoyed talking with her when she wasn't singing. She went out of her way to make sure our evening was memorable and I recommend her highly!
Price Range: $75/hr and up
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I'm versatile. You want energy and audience interaction? Done. You want background music? Done. People enjoy my music - every time.
I have my set lists, but will play requests within reason. If there's a special song or two that you want - give me a week's "heads up" and I will learn it.
I will play up to a 4 hour gig. Standard 10 minute breaks per hour.
My experience and maturity make me a stand-out on the business side. I do what I say, no diva - no attitude. I set up and tear down quickly and cleanly.
Playing piano, classically trained, since the age of 5. Loved to sing. Voice lessons. Started playing professionally as an accompanist and fill-in pianist with a big band in the 70's.
Went out on the road in the 80's with a rock cover band as keyboards and lead vocals. East Coast hotel circuit - every Holiday Inn & Marriott, it seemed, in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, etc.. Played solo lounge lizard gigs in between.
Now, I play the music I love, and it shows.
Additional Booking Notes
I normally do my own setup and sound, but am happy to plug into a client's sound system and have their sound person handle the PA.
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2017 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 09, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 30, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Personal Occasion|
Angel from Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt
Desperado - The Eagles
To Make you Feel my Love - Adele
I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
Fire & Rain - James Taylor
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
True Colors - Cindi Lauper
Baby Don't you Break My Heart Slow - Vonda Shepard
You've Got a Friend - Carole King
Downstream - Supertramp
59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel
The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
Someone to Watch Over Me - Linda Ronstadt
and hundreds more.....
Influences & Inspiration
Available electrical outlet (One) - extension cord if necessary
Level and clean performance area - at least 5' x 8'
Sun/weather protection for outdoor performance
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