- Elk Grove, CA
- Singing Guitarist
- Travels nationwide
- $250 - $2500
Rogeniv (pronounced RAW-je-niv) is an experienced singer, guitarist and pianist who has performed at many concerts and events. He shared the stage with Stevie Wonder when he and his group, TOUCH, got invited to perform in Washington at President Clinton's Inaugural Ball in 1997.
These days, Rogeniv still performs and when not in the recording studio is able to provide hours of popular music for your next event. From Beatles to Bruno Mars, Sinatra to Sam Smith, this one-man band's got the 60's to the present covered! He specializes in wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours, can even write and produce a custom song for you AND perform it at your 1st dance!
I booked Rogeniv for a funeral event for my son and he came early and prepared. He was professional and well dressed. I requested he played a certain song from a movie and he played it to my expections along with other songs he chose for the funeral. He has a lovely voice, after the funeral everyone compliment me on the guitarist. I highly recommend him for any events you may have!
What to Expect
THE WEDDING SINGER
After "The Wedding Singer" starring Adam Sandler came out, I vowed never to call myself a "wedding singer" (and still don't:), but the fact of the matter is, singing at weddings and receptions comes so naturally to me. I've been doing them professionally since the age of 15 and really there's just no better feeling than pouring my heart and soul into a song during these moments when two people become one.
I can do all the music for your wedding ceremony, including 20 minutes of live pre-ceremony music, as your guests are walking in, which really sets the overall mood for your special day! And of course, I can do as many songs as needed within the ceremony, which usually includes a song as your bridal party walks in, one when the bride walks, one soon after your vows, and one as your bridal party and you and your spouse exit. Also, when necessary, I will add really soft, beautiful acoustic background instrumentation throughout the ceremony to avoid any "blank" moments and help everything flow like a well-rehearsed show.
If you are having a cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres before the actual reception, usually while you will be taking pictures, I can provide an hour's worth of music that your guests will enjoy and even sing along to. I always mix it up, but stick to everyone's favorites all the way from the 60's to present, depending on the ages of you and your guests.
In the beginning of the reception, right after you and your spouse are introduced, you can slow dance to your "special song", whatever that may be. I will sing it as beautifully as I possibly can! This moment will leave your guests both teary-eyed and smiling uncontrollably.
During your reception while you and your guests are eating, I can sing an hour's worth of music... preferably over a grand piano that hopefully your reception hall venue can provide. I will keep the music lively, fun and uplifting, coloring with a bit of nostalgia while also keeping it modern and fresh.
FATHER - DAUGHTER DANCE
Finally, soon after all the guests have eaten, the father will have a dance with his lovely daughter. I will sing a special song to capture this wonderful and touching moment.
As a sort of "one-man band", I sing while accompanying myself with either the guitar or piano and I use my own mic, P.A. system, etc.
If you happen to be having a Catholic wedding, I am familiar with the liturgy, and the various parts of the Mass, which I will sing and play the music to.
If you're working with a wedding coordinator, I will be in communication with them so everything runs smoothly and to make sure nothing is over-looked. I will also do the same with your officiant and your DJ.
Feel free to contact me so we can meet in person and talk more in detail about the song selection, pricing, etc. or if you simply have questions.
I look forward to being a part of your special day!
Rogeniv (pronounced RAW-je-niv) is a Sacramento, California born recording artist, songwriter, producer, pianist & guitarist who has been performing regularly since the age of 15. Spiritually driven and known most for his uniquely smooth, yet powerful, soulful voice, Rogeniv has never seized to amaze people with his gift of music.
During the 90's, as the lead singer of the pop/R&B group, TOUCH, Rogeniv performed throughout the United States at various colleges, community and political events. They received mentorship from multi-platinum producer and world-renowned bassist, Derek "D.O.A." Allen (writer/producer of "Lately" by Tyrese, bassist for Janet Jackson, Lionel Ritchie among countless others), who gave Rogeniv a solid Gospel/R&B-tinged foundation that surrounds his vocals and overall musicianship.
Rogeniv's fondest memory during this time is sharing the stage with Stevie Wonder at the 53rd Inaugural Ball of President Clinton, where he and his group, TOUCH, serenaded Vice-President Al Gore and wife Tipper. The next day, they personally met with President Clinton to sing their stellar version of "Star Spangled Banner."
These days, Rogeniv's schedule is still jam-packed with performing, producing various recording projects, and providing music for several churches in his hometown of Sacramento. His biggest support comes from his loving wife, 4 children and grandson to whom he dedicates his life to.
Additional Booking Notes
I have and use my own P.A. system, mic, guitar, etc.
Past Booked Events
|July 29, 2017 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 11, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 30, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
Available upon request.
Influences & Inspiration
From Stevie Wonder and Al Green to Josh Groban and Bruno Mars, and everything in between:)