With decades of experience playing solo and in groups for private parties and public events, I (and/or my band) can provide music for any occasion, with a vast repertoire of all styles of popular music, including top 40, jazz, Motown, R&B, standards, classic rock, latin, and disco. As a solo performer, I play my keyboards (as opposed to using tracks), with a drum box (if requested), and sing. Or, my band can range from a duo to 10 performers, depending on the budget and size of the party. Most importantly, I know that the key to a successful event is for everyone, including myself, to have a great time.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
I will show up on time, dressed appropriately, and constantly interact with my audience to make sure everyone, including myself, is always having a good time.
I have, in the course of my multi-faceted career in the arts, worked professionally as a composer, songwriter, vocalist, musician, engineer and producer. I have worked with such luminaries as Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Richards (of the Rolling Stones), and jazz great Herbie Mann. I wrote the title song for the original movie “Hairspray” as well as music and songs for the Olympics, ABC-TV sports and the AMC-TV show “Mad Men”. This summer, my new musical, “Perfect!” premiered in New York City.
I currently work throughout the Tri-State area as a vocalist and keyboard player, solo or with my band, everywhere from The Palace Hotel and The Friar’s Club to the lobby of NYU Hospital and the UCP Children’s Campus. I performs a wide variety of musical styles, including top 40, swing, pop, folk, Motown, latin, disco, ethnic and jazz.
Additional Booking Notes
I usually come with my own sound equipment and PA, unless the venue has their own sound company.
This is just a small sample of my extensive repertoire: 10 songs for various categories. Requests are always welcome.
Top 40: Uptown Funk, Rockabye, Shut Up And Dance, Despacito, Cheap Thrills, Shape Of You, Get Lucky, Happy, I Got A Feeling, Can't Stop The Feeling
Easy Listening: Don't Know Why, I'm Yours, Waiting On The World To Change, You Got A Friend, Fields Of Gold, One Love, I Will Remember You, Clocks, She's Got A Way, Everything
Classic Disco: Bad Girls, Boogie Oogie Oogie, Dancing Queen, Don't Leave Me This Way, Holiday, I Will Survive, Jump (For My Love), Love Train, Hot Stuff, Native New Yorker
Standards: All The Things You Are, Embraceable You, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Cheek To Cheek, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Fly Me To The Moon, Beyond The Sea, Paper Moon, La Vie En Rose, Makin' Whoopie
Ballads: All Of Me, At Last, Crazy, Thinking Out Loud, How Long Will I Love You, I Hope You Dance, To Make You Feel My Love, A Thousand Years, Come Away With Me, Unchained Melody
Classic Rock: Twist And Shout, Old Time Rock and Roll, Satisfaction, Do You Love Me, Gimme Some Lovin', Saw Her Standing There, You Really Got Me, Locomotion, Wooly Bully, Back In The USSR
Motown: Respect, Baby I Love You, Can't Help Myself, Dancin' In The Streets, Tell Him, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Stop In The Name Of Love, Mustang Sally, Knock On Wood, Hold On I'm Comin
Fifties: The Twist, Jailhouse Rock, Can't Help Falling In Love, You Send Me, La Bamba, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, The Wanderer, Rock Around The Clock, Good Golly Miss Molly, Great Balls Of Fire
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