Join Will Kruger's Singer Songwriter Show as Will sings and plays the music of James Taylor, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon. Guitarist Singer Songwriter in his own right will brings this wonderful music to life with his voice, guitar, and humor.
I've seen Will in concert several times. His guitar playing and singing are phenomenal.
His tribute to John Denver is spot on, plus he can sound like Paul Simon.
He's in a Peter, Paul, and Mary tribute band, making him sound like Paul Stuckey.
You'd enjoy his music, I'm sure!
Will Kruger is not only a great musician, entertainer, Songwriter, and singer. He is one fantastic human being, and I am honored to have been able to get to know him in the last couple of years. His music will captivate your heart, his songs all have a great story behind them. If you get the chance to see Will perform it will be unforgettable. Better yet if you can see him perform and meet him, you will see what I am talking about. I have seen Will several times and had him do a house party at our house in the summer of 2016, which was absolutely amazing.
Will Kruger is an excellent all around entertainer. His stage presence is second to none. He readily gets his audience involved in his music and you will find yourself singing along from the start of his show. He sings every genre of music while intertwining his original songs and incorporates story telling within his performance. He is very entertaining and you will not be disappointed. Terry Doran
Price Range: $1500-$4000 plus travel expenses
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
My Singer/Songwriter Tribute Show to the music of John Denver, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon for your upcoming season To give you some statistics on the success of my show, we sold out both Singer Songwriter shows at the Belfry Music Theatre in Williams Bay Wisconsin Aug 19th and 20th 2016. In August of 2015, I volunteered to do a John Denver Tribute to help raise funds for the Historic Belfry Music Theatre, it was the first show there in 14 years and was a sold out performance.
From the success of that show, the Belfry Music Theatre ask me again the following year to bring a slightly different performance showcasing other classic singer-songwriters Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor as well as John Denver
For this show, we sold out and all tickets were purchased beforehand with none available at the door. More recently I did this show Jan 26th at Sun City Del Webb Huntley, From the success of my shows at the Belfry of 500 in ticket sales and 450 people at an outdoor Conservation District Concert I did June 3rd, and 300 Sun City. I think I have a unique and flexible tribute model. People that come to my concerts have been thoroughly entertained according to box office feedback from Eventbright ticketing surveys
With the success of these shows, I’m looking to bring this show to even larger audiences. My show starts at $3500 depending on seating capacity + Lodging and travel for three
Here is my promo video
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Fire and Rain Sun City
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Will Kruger. Guitarist, singer/songwriter, and entertainer, singing to sold out crowds. Will brings a unique sense of clarity and a strong emphasis to the lyrical content of his selection of songs. His musical roots go back to the folk era where influence from the likes of Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver and James Taylor have shaped his musical style.
He has toured nationally in California, Nevada, Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee and throughout the Midwest. As solo artist Will has performed at various house concerts, libraries, conservation events, coffee houses and auditoriums. He has shared the stage with CCM legend Randy Stonehill and John Denver tribute artist Roy Rivers.
More recently Will has been recognized as a significant songwriter and has had four of his songs featured in the Lazarus Filmworks production of "God Where Are You" He is also a featured performer in Nashville Tn. a number of times a year at Mike Wolfe’s American Pickers store Antique Archaeology. As well as a guest spot at Music City Smoke House.
Will has always been attracted to the simplicity, message, and melodies of folk music accompanied by the acoustic guitar. More recently his love of the music of Peter Paul & Mary has lead him to a dream position as Noel Paul Stookey in the nationally touring premier tribute group “Peter Paul & Mary Alive” along with band mates Joan Brown and Peter Gordon
His compassion for the music of John Denver, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon has inspired Will to perform a "Singer Songwriter Tribute” show to sold out crowds at the Belfry Music Theatre in Williams Bay WI.. Will performed John Denver’s music at the Wheeler Opera House Aspen Colorado Oct 9th 2014 as part of the John Denver Tribute Celebration
Additional Booking Notes
Will Kruger Singer Songwriter Tribute Show
Back Line Requirements
For Full Band - 2009
1 - Roland RD700 Series 88 Key Stage Piano or equivalent
1 - Bar stool (Must be well padded)
1 - Music stand
2 - DI’s
1 - 25’ 1/4 inch shielded cable
1 - 8’ x 8’ x 1’ riser (carpeted or with full rug)
STANDS, CABLES & ETC...
1 - Small wattage (10-15 Watts) dual-channel tube-amp
5 - Guitar stands
4 - 25’ 1/4 inch shielded cable
MICROPHONES & STANDS
1 - Hand held wireless mic (Shure, Sennheiser or EV)
5 - Hand held mics (Shure, Sennheiser or EV)
6 - Boom mic stands
The promoter will provide a high quality, venue-capable, multi-way active sound system which must produce
100 DB SPL average level at the mix position. It will have a flat response from 20Hz to 20KHz.
Absolutely no Peavey, Phonic, Crate, or Behringer.
Example : 1 to 500 people: 6000W, 500 to 800 people: 10,000W, 1000 to 2000 people: 15.000W… The mixing desk
should be placed in the center between the left and right PA stacks at 2/3 of the length of the venue, preferably NOT
under a balcony. The mixing position should be on the same level as the audience. In Theaters or big halls, the
sound system should be complemented with delay stacks to produce the same dB pressure in all audience seats.
FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH)
The promoter will provide a high quality, venue-capable mixing desk with at least 24 inputs
(No Peavey, Phonic, Crate, or Behringer.)
1 Intercom between PA and Monitors
1 CD player
1 talk back mic to stage
STAGE MIX & FLOOR MONITORS
6. Edmond Fitzgerald
7. Railroad Trilogy
8. Song For Winter’s Night
9. If You Could Read My Mine
10. Don Quixote
11. Sounds Of Silence
12. Mrs. Robinson
13. Homeward Bound
14. Peace Like A River
16. Shower The People
17. You’ve Got A Friend
18. Fire And Rain
19. Steam Roller
20. How Sweet It Is To Be Love By You
21. Rocky Mt High
22. Country Roads
23. Annie’s Song
25. Eagles And Horses
|Peter Gordon||"Peter" Founder and Manager|
Influences & Inspiration
John Denver, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Peter Paul And Mary, Noel Paul Stookey, John Michael Talbot, Randy Stonehill, Michael Card.
4 Direct boxes for sound board, monitor speakers, music stand, mic stand, stool, small table
DVD projector and screen for pre show or intermission show
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