I play and sing your " favorite music of the holidays" as well as songs from the 40's , 50's and 60's on my electronic piano "arranger" . My selections may include :
Songs suitable for listening and dancing for parties held at
Restaurants , Nursing Homes, church halls, coffee houses, and rental halls.
Private and public parties,
Church functions and benefits held to raise money for worthy causes,
Celebrations and Holiday events.
Price Range: $150 to $3000
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I will set up my Korg Arranger PA3x Keyboard, and my PA system and use my microphone to play and sing groups of songs made popular by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, The Monkees, Peter and Gordon, Rick Nelson, Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, and the Everly Brothers, Paul Mc Cartney, and any songs we have discussed and agreed upon in through gig salad in advance of your function . You will hear a variety of sounds from my keyboard - piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar , 12 string guitar, banjo, violin, drums, bass , accordion, harmonica, brass, and strings. When appropriate, I have an electronic voice harmonizer which allows me to sing in harmony for parts of the songs . I play for the length of time we agreed upon . I may take a 5 to 10 minute break every hour or so. I am serious about the music I provide for you . That is why :
1. I play professional level musical keyboards and
2.Supply my own near-field or similar professional class amplifiers, speakers and microphone for your enjoyment.
3.The further I have to travel to reach your Venue., the more I charge for the performance.
4.When I give a quote I consider many things in determining the price I charge :
a. The requirements you list in your Gigsalad quote request including the length of the performance.
b . The number of round trip miles from Hudson, New Hampshire to the venue
c. The time of day of the performance and the ease of reaching your venue.
d. Whether I have spend additional time learning new songs especially for your venue.
e. The fees charged by GigSalad.
f. Whether I will be required to transport my equipment up or down one or more flights of stairs .
While in College , my band “The Spindrift”
played at a “Good Guys” dance at the Oceanside High School. Neil Diamond performed at the same dance as did Tommy James and the Shondelles.
I provided music for the 9 AM mass each Sunday at the Sacred Heart Church in Island Park , New York where I played the church organ.
Later, I led a children’s choir at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Woodbridge, Connecticut. I selected music in keeping with the liturgy of the mass and played guitar, acoustic piano and keyboard synthesizer .
I organized another children’s choir and provided liturgical music for the choir using the Korg i3 piano keyboard at St Vincent Ferrier Church in Naugatuck Connecticut where I planned and played music for Sunday Mass.
I joined “The Companions”, a Christian Music Group . We performed at
various churches, playing songs having praise and worship themes.
I have composed, sang, played, and recorded a small number of original songs to share with my 5 grandchildren. I have made some of these available for sale on the iTunes Apple Music store as well as on (link hidden) . You can hear "Robinson Pond" which is one of my copyrighted songs written for my grandchildren, on this gigsalad promotion.
I am a member of a Contemporary Music Choir in New Hampshire and the Musical Director of the Rainbow Theater Group in Manchester New Hampshire since 2016 .
Additional Booking Notes
If I need additional lighting for my performance I will use a portable music clip on light or a portable halogen light for adequate visibility of music and instrument controls.
I need a normal grounded electrical outlet ( 110 volts )
If playing outside, my equipment needs to be protected from rain. Performances are not held outdoors if the temperature is below 60 degrees or there is. excessive wind or precipitation.
The Everly Brothers
The Beatles. Paul Mc Cartney
Jerry and the Pacemakers
Peter and Gordon
Influences & Inspiration
The Everly Brothers
Peter and Gordon
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