I have played music for 40 years. I am known as the Human Jukebox because of my vast repertoire of songs and music styles. I have also been a Ballroom dance teacher for 29 years. Therefore, I have a very good understanding of the feel for all formal dance styles. I have played music from coast to coast in my band and as a solo act. I would love to play for your next event or as a regular at your establishment. If its a formal event please don't hesitate. I clean up well and look good in a suit! :)
Price Range: $150 and up...
Gig Length: 120 - 180 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
There are many things that I have to offer for entertainment. I have listed many categories in music and dance. The one thing that I have to offer is fun.:) If music is what you like, there are many different styles that I play. So whatever my setlist would be at any particular gig, the one thing that you can be sure of is that it will be eclectic. As far as dancing is concerned, I have 29 years of experience teaching Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country, Salsa and many other types of partnership dance.. The consistent thing will be fun and entertainment. I feel very comfortable on stage and enjoy making people happy.
I was born in the Midwest and when I became an adult I traveled and lived all over the United States. I have worked in stage and theater in New York, Florida and in Nashville. I have also played on several stages in Europe aa well. My passion has always been in the performing arts. In 1988 I discovered Ballroom dancing. It opened a whole new world to me. I have competed professionally and with my students and in shows and events all over the world. By dancing I became introduced to so many more rhythms and styles
that had a huge impact on my music as well. I have been playing the guitar and singing since I was 7 years old. Both my mom and my dads families are filled with musicians. So... It is literally in my blood to perform music. Luckily I had that dicovery of dance as well. I have read in a book called, The Aesthetics of Beauty that a song is the beautiful of the arts because it is the combination of two art forms; music and poetry. Tied with dancing, it becomes the perfect trifecta. :)
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon And Garfunkel< James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, Pink Floyd
I bring my own PA. I just need access to power.