Las Vegas showman, Ron Gartner, delivers a ninety minute show--The Music of Bobby Darin--a fast paced performance, featuring the music of one of the greatest entertainers of all time! The show features multimedia, a six piece swinging band, great backstage stories and Darin's best songs--from the early years of rock'n'roll "Splish, Splash" "Dream Lover" "Queen of the Hop" to his swinging days in Vegas and The Copa, including "Beyond The Sea" "Artificial Flowers" and of course "Mack The Knife". The show can be scaled to to a trio and the songs are digitally recorded and available with a track background, as well. A Broadway and nightclub show brought to life!
Ron was very accomodating to the special circumstances of our dad's 80th birthday party. He immediately connected to my mom and dad. He is very easy to work with and a true professional. He had the Bobby Darin voice and moves. Bobby Darin is my dad's all-time favorite singer, so this was a perfect surprise for his party. Thank you, Ron. We plan to catch one of your shows at Mohegan or the Ridgefield Playhouse!
Great guy! Was very professional and worked with us and my moms interest for her 60th birthday. Was a smaller party (30 people) but he worked the crowd well
Price Range: $7500 band show
Gig Length: 75 - 90 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Liability
What to Expect
90 minutes of non-stop energy---stories of Darin's childhood, illness, death at the age of 37 plus multimedia and some of the greatest songs ever recorded and performed!
As a kid in LA, while his friends listened to the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean, Ron Gartner decided "surf-music" wasn't his bag. Falling in love in the 60's with great music from Philadelphia and Detroit, he was "almost" a star, performing at the Whisky A-go-go when Johnny Rivers was there, and at PJ's with Trini Lopez. When the Motown contract didn't happen, he put his voice on the shelf for years, until opportunity knocked. Moving to NY, he resurrected his career in 2000 with a free show at senior center, and, today performs at the nation's finest venues.
From Feinsteins (Michael Feinstein's nightclub) in New York, to casinos, performing art centers, country clubs, and outdoor concerts, this multi-talented singer belts them out like Sammy and Bobby Darin used to--dances like James Brown and Chubby Checker--and leaves the crowds screaming for more.
It looks like saving his voice for those many years, while pursuing other business, is the key for a second career. The NY Times, LA Times, PBS, and CBS, to name a few, have all found his story fascinating.
Additional Booking Notes
We appreciate venues that have professional equipment (sound and lighting). However, we always can arrange to provide the finest in sound equipment, if necessary.
Past Booked Events
|September 22, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday Party|
|November 11, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Algonquin Arts Manasquan, NJ|
There are many different shows(custom- tailored for an event)--here's a typical list from:
"Scotch, Soul & Rock 'n' Roll"
Almost Like Being in Love<br>Just The Way You Look Tonight<br>Summer Wind<br>Hallelujah I Just Love Her So<br>Beyond the Sea<br>I've Gotta Be Me<br>Birth of the Blues<br>New York, New York<br>It Had to Be You<br>It's Impossible<br>Bandstand Medley<br>Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love<br>Teenager in Love<br>
The Wanderer<br>Runaround Sue<br>
Put Your Head on My Shoulder<br>
Goodnight My Love<br>
Breakin' Up is Hard to Do<br>
Take Good Care of My Baby<br>
Baby, I Need Your Lovin'<br>
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch<br>
Reach Out, I'll Be There<br>
I Feel Good<br>Nice and Easy<br>Poppa Loves Mambo<br>Sway<br>Someone Like You<br>Mack The Knife
|too many others to list||various horns|
|Richie Gutches||guitar and vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Frank Sinatra, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Jackie Wilson
keys/piano, bass amp, drum kit, complete sound and lights