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I play banjo, guitar and many other instruments and sing songs. . I can play solo, or work with other musicians forming a duo, trio, etc., up to 9 people.
Variety of music including classic jazz, folk, blues, old-time, oldies, classic rock, 50's & 60's songs, celtic songs, some pop, and more. I love playing events and don't mind learning specific songs for special occasions or catering a set for a certain theme. I can play instrumental music, sing songs, or lead sing-a-longs. I also work in the valley as a music therapist, teacher, and play music for people of all ages
The band I've led since 2006, Yourchestra, focuses on New Orleans style trad-jazz, and songs from the 1920's-1930's
Great music and a great guy! We’re looking forward to having him back.
The Band was awesome, nothing but compliments from our guest
Response from Richard Bogen:
Thank You Allan, we all had a great time playing for you!
Richard was a huge hit at our corporate event in Arizona! We had a "Wild West" themed dinner and he worked the room as good as anyone ever could. He was polite, came prepared, he was on time, and was very responsive. We definitely recommend hiring Richard!
Richard and Wayne did a good job performing in front of our people during our event. Everything went according to the plan. Well done.
Thanks so much Richard for coming out to our corporate event. You were on time, had an easy set up, organized with a list of songs you cover, and even brought your own music request forms. The variety of music you performed was fantastic, and people were really into it. I will definitely recommend Richard for events, and look forward to booking you again.
Price Range: $75-$400
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
What I do can range from background music to complete audience participation. Many times I play theme events Mardi Gras, Western, Cities/States, Seasons, etc. Other times I may be playing familiar and obscure songs, gauging my audience taste or even taking requests.
People would say that I'm "eclectic" but I've always just loved all kinds of music. I studied drums and percussion since age 10, and not long after that picked up guitar. I studied at ASU and got my degree in music therapy, working with older adults, kids, and teenagers. At ASU I was involved in all the world music ensembles, studied Hindustani vocals, and African drumming which I'm still regularly performing. That was also the time I discovered the banjo and started my band Yourchestra.
Additional Booking Notes
Myself, or a group could play entirely acoustically, but it depends on size of venue and length of performance. We can use mics and direct input to perform larger venues. Extra charge for us to bring our own P.A.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 30, 2021 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Halloween Party|
Past Booked Events
|September 18, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|August 27, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|January 19, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 30, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
Blue Skies, I'll See You In My Dreams, My Blue Heaven, When You're Smiling, On The Sunny Side of The Street.
On The Road Again, Long Gone Lonesome Blues, Midnight Special, I Walk The Line, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Going Down The Road
Johnny B. Goode, Hey Joe, Help!, Paint It Black, Heart Shaped Box,
Influences & Inspiration
Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Eddy Peabody, The Beatles, Fats Domino, Leadbelly, John Coltrane, Woody Guthrie, Grateful Dead, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin