I am a professional singer/songwriter who can provide acoustic musical entertainment for your next special event! I have over 10+ years of experience gigging in bars, coffeeshops, weddings, and private venues and events. I play multiple instruments, (guitar, piano, ukulele) and perform a mix of covers and original tunes, ranging in style from folk, to blues to soul. I bring an upbeat attitude and diverse song selection ranging from The Beatles to modern day Adele, and pride myself on being punctual, organized and easy going. I look forward to hearing from you!
Price Range: contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
My services/performance are versatile and designed to cater to the clients specific needs/wants. For instance, in a house concert setting, I engage my audience through a mix of storytelling, humor and song. Whereas in a corporate setting, like a Holiday Party, my goals are more geared towards keeping the ambiance in line with the overall theme.
For wedding gigs that require prep (i.e. learning songs requested by bridge and groom), I work hard to meet my clients needs within reasonable limits, and love adding to a couples special day.
I also love performing with and for children and have a large repertoire of "kids" songs, plus all my original material is kid friendly. I also have experience working with children from past experiences as nanny. Performing with kids undoubtedly requires me to get them involved, but either dancing with them, having them help write the song, or giving them an instrument to actively participate.
Regardless of the setting, if hired, I guarantee a professional attitude, clear communication and an enjoyable experience for all.
With a voice known to "beguile the most inattentive bar-goer," Karyn Ann has gained notoriety as a skilled singer and songwriter, drawing comparisons to 60's troubadours like Bonnie Raitt and Carole King and modern artists like Adele and Brandi Carlile.
Her song 'The Ender' has appeared in a feature full-length film, and her latest release Be Still premiered on Vortex Music Magazine, and is soulful ballad reminding us "all to take a minute to find a moment of peace."
She performs across the expansive Portland music scene and tours nationally, with notable performances at the legendary Bitter End in NYC, Reno Sculpture Fest, and the Women's Redrock Music Festival.
Additional Booking Notes
I don't have a long list of requirements for my performances. I have my own PA system that's suited for crowds up to 500 people, which can cover most events. I believe the details for every event are different, and the client and I would discuss these prior to or leading up the event.
Past Booked Events
|March 30, 2018–March 31, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Secret Society Ballroom|
|March 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:45pm||Alberta St Pub|
|March 21, 2018–March 22, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||Sam Bonds Eugene, OR|
|March 20, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Ecliptic Brewing|
|March 16, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Vagabond Brewing|
|March 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Calapooia Brewing|
|March 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||NW Portland Hostel|
|March 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Yoga Shayla Songwriter Soiree|
|March 09, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Friday Night Coffeehouse Artichoke Music|
Heres's a list of my most frequently played covers (subject to change)
Please send me someone to love - Percy Mayfield
Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
You got lucky - Tom Petty
Angel Down - Lady Gaga
Mr. Big - To be with you
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
Change Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Mr. Sun - traditional
The River - traditional
One fine Day - Carole King
Come as you are - Nirvana
The Shape of You - Ed Sheeren
Influences & Inspiration
My music style is reminiscent of 60's troubadours like Bonnie Raitt and Carole King, but is also influenced by moderns artists like Adele and Brandi Carlile.
Designated area/stage for performance
amble seating for audience (chairs, couch, etc) Floor is acceptable
20 audience members
Convenient/local power supply
Power strip/extension chords
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