I'm not pure comedy. I'm not pure music. I'm just pure fun. I perform novelty songs about the experiences of my stage persona Summeoyo (pronounced "some yo-yo"). I have 3 sets of songs that can be adapted to a variety of adult audiences - and even some less mature. I write my own material and own the copyrights to the songs I perform. I own the rights to the background music and vocals I use for my act. I perform Set 3 ala karaoke with music & background vocals tracks. I do play keyboard for Sets 1 & 2. Each set is about 30 minutes. I have references available and an Internet presence(audio & video).
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Audiences can expect to be entertained by the twisted stories and the fun way in which they are presented in my performance. But they should listen at their own risk, because these songs have a habit of getting stuck in the listeners head.
I'm a performer who plays the part of a happy, harmless, and sometimes hapless character that I created. As this stage persona, I sing songs about fictional situations and events that turn out to have a twist at the end. During a performance, I like to talk a little to the audience to set up the next song. Then I perform the song - with dancing - depending on the song.
I have performed in the Pittsburgh, PA area at The Rhythm House(Bridgeville), Nick's Fat City, The Improv, and most recently the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. In the Johnstown, PA area, I've performed at the Corner Bar, The Pony Lounge, and Yesterday's Party. In the Altoona, PA area, I've performed at the Grouse's Nest, Pellegrine's, Classic Attitudes, Uriah's Pub, Louie's Coral Lounge, and Beer Bellies. In the State College, PA area, I've performed at The Phyrst, The Saloon, and The Last Cowboy. In the York, PA area, I've performed at the Tourist Inn and The Cove.
In the Harrisburg, PA area, I've performed at the HMAC, Rookies Sports Bar, the Blue Moose, Mr. G's, Doc Hollidays West, and The Stadium. I've performed at the Millenium Music Conference. During one of those performances, former Columbia Records VP Matt Pinfield yelled "YOU ROCK" across the room to me after I performed.
I entered songs in numerous international songwriting contests and have placed a number of times with several of the songs that I wrote and perform. I have fun doing what I do and people tell me that they have fun too when I perform. The only complaints I've received from venue owners and show hosts is that they can't get a song that I've sung out of their head.
I have songs available at (link hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
For lighting, it would need to cover an area of about 12ft wide - as depending on the song, I may move around.
For sound, I currently have my songs that I perform ala karaoke on my tablet, which may plug into any sound system with a 1/4" jack. My keyboard can be plugged into any sound system with a 1/4" jack as well. I have a portable PA 700W PA system if there's none available. For entertainment venues, I would would prefer a sound operator to activate each song on cue on my tablet and set up for the next song during my conversations in between songs. For private parties, I could operate the tablet myself. I perform part of Set 1 and all of Set 2 with my keyboard. I have a mike and mike stand.
A 12ft x 12ft area to dance during Set 3 would be ideal - but I could work with less.
A room in which to change clothes between sets would be ideal.
SET 1(w/ Keyboard)
Happy Seeing Less of You
She's Got The Body But Not The Brains
Lusty, Busty, Femme Fatale
Knight In Black Leather
Baby Boomer Man Who Like Gen-X Girls
Full Bladder Blues
Easy On the Eyes
The World Don”t Stop
SET 2 (w/ Keyboard)
A Girl Who's Uglier Than Me
Bottle or Draft
I Finally Found Love
The Meat Packer's Song
No Cover Free Drinks Tonight
Wind Me Up So We Can Party Down
When You Are Looking That Way
Device Dummy Love
Two Pump Chump
SET 3 (ala Karaoke)
Karaoke Dream Sequence
White Collar Man
Saturday Night Confessions
Abstinence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
She's Too Cute For Me
Rude Crude Abnormal Dude
Big Busted Women Flat Busted Broke
The Beer Commercial Song
Up For Hanky Panky
Encore: Raise a Son
|David Burtner||Summeoyo Performer|
Influences & Inspiration
Comedy & Overacting - Jim Carey
Novelty Songs - Jim Stafford & Ray Stevens
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