I sing all kinds of songs from Norah Jones up to the Stones to allow your guests to eat, sway and then dance. I sing to tracks and have the ability to go from song to song seamlessly and even overlap for a dance montage. I act as your dj between songs while reading the room. My goal is to chat with people and do their favorites and get them dancing. I can go from the 50s to today and have song lists available by era.
Price Range: $125-150 hour
Gig Length: 180 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
In my experience any event is in layers.
During the walking in, chatting and dinner section I usually have background music playing like Al Green, The Spinners, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble type feel.
Then, I will move into singing songs like "Whatever Lola Wants", "Someone Like You", and "You're So Vain" to watch to see if any couples are dancing to the slow choices.
If it is moving into dancing I then take it up to "Dreams" and "These Boots Are Made For Walking" to move into a bit more faster feel.
While I sing I watch and listen to the reactions.
I then take a beat after 6 songs or 9 songs depending on the reception of the ones i am singing and play between music that is middle of the road and chat with anyone about what they want or like.
With an internet connection i can play anything i don't have and requests. With an idea of a style and artist i can usually satisfy whatever a guest wants vocally as well.
With the next set, the goal is to give couples a chance to dance to faster music. I like "Sway", "Moondance" and "I Love The Nightlife" and these songs seem to give good opportunities.
To see if other people are ready to dance I sing "Stuck In The Middle " and "Old Time Rock n Roll".
Once people are on the floor my aim is to keep them there. Moving into "Uptown Funk" and "Man I Feel Like A Woman" seems to hit all styles.
I reach back to disco with "Boogie Oogie" and "September" and throw in current fun along the way.
Then i break for "Electric Slide" and "Cupid Shuffle" and dance with the guests on the floor while chatting to make the next play list.
Knowing the time line and idea of flow allows me to have a separate Mic ready when it is needed.
I have been in all kinds of situations where flexibility on the fly is a requirement and I come highly recommended in all environments.
My song list is available on my website and divides all into eras.
My equipment takes up a small corner of a room and is a small side table with mixer and computer. I can stay in a small area or work moving further out and even into the audience if a cordless Mic is provided.
People seem to like the fact i have a full sound and perform with energy and fun in mind.
I can also have a guitarist to partner with over the track i perform with. The cost would just be double per hour.
I thrive at meeting and surpassing all expectations.
Thank you for stopping by! I am a local performer that plays with my local 5 piece band Pinch Me! playing in Irvine, Newport and more south like Mission Viejo. I also work with a duo partner in Dana Point the first and third Wednesdays at Luxe and some weekends at Brio Tuscany Grill in Dana Point.
I do my "One Woman Show" for private events and parties and have been getting gigs lately by recommendations unseen. I started doing this show in 2011. I do like this idea and decided to list myself here.
I have equipment I set up with speakers, stands, mixer and computer for my tracks and the songs I play between. I like to sing 6 songs that are "dinner music" type like Crazy by Patsy Cline, Fever by Peggy Lee, Don't Know Why by Norah Jones and then take things up in notches like Dreams by Fleetwood Mac and Something To Talk About by Bonnie Raitt.
I interact with your guests and read the room while playing "between music" to understand which directions to go in. I then aim to give couples something to dance to while transitioning into some fun old school dance music and inserting recognizable hits from today via: Uptown Funk, Ex's and Oh's, Feel It Still and Moves Like Jagger.
My aim is to successfully customize the show as I go!
Seamlessly going from song to song.
My ultimate goal is to stay flexible aware and fun while surpassing all expectations.
Additional Booking Notes
I have no specific requirements except an electrical outlet and area to stand and sit behind my table.
I make sure to be ready with current radio songs and have put together a list of dance songs from the 50s to today.
Depending on response, i lean to classic rock, r and b and old school while inserting current hits of the last 10 years.
Influences & Inspiration
I aim to sing all styles from the 50s to country to today.
I can lean towards whatever is needed and play for an older crowd as well.
I need a chair and someone to help lift speakers onto stands.
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