Rob Duncan is a very soulful singer and pianist/keyboardist whose distinct style of playing and singing is truly all his own.
As a singer Rob Duncan's voice has been featured on many CD's as well as television and radio, including the legendary television shows American Bandstand with Dick Clark, and Solid Gold.
Songs in his repertoire include covers by Al Green, Elton John, Billy Joel, Coldplay, John Mayer, Train, The Beatles, John Legend, Maroon 5, Michael McDonald, Sly & the Family Stone, Don Henley, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Sam Cooke, Isley Brothers, and much more.
Rob was a great addition to our corporate event. His music was received well and he was professional and just what we need to keep people lively after a long social day. He was very prompt on responses and right on time. If you are looking for someone professional with class and talent, rob is your guy.
Rob is truly amazing, he stunned our guests at our August wedding. I can not tell you how many calls I got asking for Robs info. I'm looking forward to having him at my sons Bar Mitzvah next year. He is so talented and truly amazing!!
Rob was amazing and definitely did not disappoint! Easy to work with, great personality, super soulful voice, and an extremely talented musician. My husband and I love music so we were looking specifically for someone who we would like to hear at a venue. Rob fit the bill, to a T. We didn't quite know how our party would go as far as the music and timing was concerned...He was very accommodating when we requested background-type music and when we asked him to turn it up a notch for dancing later on in the evening, he did. Can't wait to hear him again..just found out he will be performing at a local venue!!
My husband and I first heard Rob play at a wine bar while we were out to dinner, and after about 30 seconds we both looked at eachother and simultaneously said "this guy is awesome". It was about three months prior to our wedding and we had been putting the final touches on our plans. We stayed about two hours longer than we had intended too that night, because we honestly could not get enough!! We immediately decided that someway, somehow this man would be playing at our wedding! We called our DJ company and had them cancel the saxophone player they had promised us for our cocktail hour and hired Rob that night.
IT WAS THE BEST COCKTAIL HOUR EVER!!
It's been one month and two days since our wedding, and the calls keep coming in..."that cocktail hour was awesome! Where is that guy from?", "best music we've heard at a wedding ever!" Even the DJ company wanted to know where we found this incredible musician!! As much as I'd love to keep it our little secret, the world deserves to know what's its missing! Rob is the real deal! You will not be disappointed. He belongs on the same stage as Billy Joel and Rod Stewart...Michael Bolton too- but back when he had the long hair!
Price Range: $350 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
As an audience member you will immediately be impressed with my singing voice and piano/keyboard style of playing. The music I perform will be instantly recognized and you will find yourself singing along without realizing it. My 'stage presence' is engaging and friendly, but not overbearing. You will thoroughly enjoy the music and the mood I provide for your listening and dancing pleasure.
As a client, you will find that I am easy to work with, very communicative and approachable, and committed to providing you with whatever preferences you may have in terms of arrival and set up time, pacing the music according to your specifications, and adjusting my volume level to a level you are happy with. I very professional, personable, and punctual. You can expect to be comfortable working with me and confident that I have the music for your event completely under control. Most of all, you'll love my music!
Rob Duncan's musical roots are in the music of Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Add to that Michael McDonald, Elton John, and Leon Russell, and you'll get an idea of what to expect from Rob as a singer and keyboard player.
Rob started his professional career as the pianist and backup singer for Arista recording artist Paul Davis (Cool Nights, 65 Love Affair, I Go Crazy).
Rob appeared with Paul Davis on American Bandstand and Solid Gold.
Once the tour was over, Rob moved to New York City. Within his first year in NYC, Rob was hired to write and produce songs for the children’s television show, Sesame Street.
The next few years Rob continued writing and recording songs while also performing at events and various piano bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, and New Jersey.
In 1994 Rob moved to Boston, MA, and formed the band The Radicals.
He and his band performed concerts at the Boston Garden, the Fleet Center, The Wang Theater, as well as many other top venues in New England.
Rob also performed in Paris, France from 1994-2001.
Rob Duncan wrote songs for and produced four CDs while in Boston, and in 2002, Rob and his family moved back to NYC.
Rob Duncan has spent the last 8 years in the New York City area, performing locally in clubs, private parties and events, as well as singing jingles for various advertisers.
Rob also is very active as a composer and music producer and studio musician, staying busy producing music for various artists as well as overseeing the production of live performances of the artists he produces.
Rob Duncan is a very seasoned musician and singer, and his soulfulness is clear the minute you hear him begin to sing and play piano.
Additional Booking Notes
Sufficient lighting where I will be performing.
There needs to be space between my setup and the audience. At least 2 feet between the front line of my setup and where the audience would be seated. (This is to insure no one bumps into my mic or keyboard and knocks anything over).
I prefer not to be set up too close to any exit doors or entrance doors. If a door opens in front of my speakers it can cause feedback.
I need at least 45 minutes to set up and have a sufficient sound check (a sound check before performing, if possible).
And I need to have some type of 'dolly' that I can use to roll my speaker cabinets and hardware to the performance location (if possible).
There needs to be electrical outlets within 5 to 10 feet of where I am setting up.
Finally, I would like to have a chair AND a stool (or small table) placed at the location where I will be performing.
Past Booked Events
|August 16, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|June 13, 2015||Birthday (adult)|
|February 13, 2013||Corporate Event|
I will be happy to provide you with a song list, if you request a list.
Influences & Inspiration
Growing up, Elton John was a huge influence on me. Of course so were the keyboard players of famous rock and soul bands. Billy Joel had some influence on me, as well as Leon Russell, Herbie Hancock, and New Orleans blues piano players like Dr John.
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Don Henley have been my biggest influences as a singer. These days I really like Cold Play and John Mayer. Trust me, you'll hear my influences in my music.
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