I am a first class musician/performer. My vocal abilities have earned me the tittle of "Tampa Bay's Smoothest Vocalist". because of my smooth , original style. I adjust my performance to suit the audience I am facing. I usually accompany my self playing keyboards live. I do not use "tracks" so my performances are always fresh. My Keyboards are multi-voiced and use intelligent software to follow me as I play just as sidemen would but much tighter. Although I play a wide range of covers and original music , my preferred genre skews toward Jazz and Blues. I am best placed with mature discerning audiences for listening, dancing, or dining.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
My act is fully self contained. (Instruments, PA, Lights etc.) I can use House PA when available. I usually require 1 hr setup and 45min tear down time. I am a consummate professional and very flexible regarding event scheduling and flow. My job as I see it, is to make the patrons happy and do whatever is required by the show or event producer to complete the event with success. I am an absolute team player.
I am a well seasoned music pro transplanted from the Boston area. I have toured extensively as featured front vocalist, keyboardist and drummer. I'm a self styled composer/ arranger with
unique and distinctive music flavor.
Often referred to as Tampa Bay’s Smoothest vocalist, I present powerful and distinctive vocal prowess blending influences from greats like Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Englebert Humperdink and Buddy Miles often with an Al Jarreau/ George Benson like delivery yet still my own flavor and texture.
I generally use a multikeyboard approach (1-3) to blend acoustic and electronic sounds with a jazzy percussive style layering tones and instrumentation. I can be contacted for performances beyond 60 miles.
Additional Booking Notes
Because of the size and weight of my equipment (Keyboards & PA Speakers) I prefer rolling cart access.
Past Booked Events
|February 26, 2016||Corporate Event|
I rarely do a "set List" because I remain ready to adjust my performance, and songs, to the audience I face. I can, however, develop a specific set list and time length whenever required.
|Added as needed||Sax, Percussion|
Influences & Inspiration
My vocal influences are derived from a bevy of vocal masters. (Lou Rawls, Fran Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Englebert Humperdink, Joe Williams, Bobby Darin). Musically I have been heavily influenced by (Herbie Hancock, Chick Correa, the Beatles, Steely Dan, Buddy Miles, Old R&B Groups, )
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