What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My clients will find themselves at ease with my services. Once confirmed, Clients will get either an introductory call to confirm booking and discuss all options, or email, if preferred. I always make myself available to my clients if any updates are needed. I like to communicate with my clients a couple days in advance to confirm and go over any last minute details.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My musical education goes back to childhood with years of playing piano, guitar, percussion, viola, mandolin, banjo, trumpet and singing. I have used those talents in performing professionally with a band and as a solo musician for almost 10 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Bookings for musical entertainment start at $200 for a 3 hour event. This includes our standard package which consists of the Audio system PA, Mics, Speakers and Stands. I have a professional backdrop for use onstage and is available to you before and after the show for photographs of your party. I have a wireless microphone for your use at anytime. I will play guitar and sing as well as DJ any songs you like. I am happy to include Emcee your event with your help at no additional charge. We also include trivia and party game in the entertainment if you like and we'll engage members of the crowd. Music and laughter is the key to my performance. If only backdrop music is desired, this can be provided as well. My clients are guaranteed exceptional entertainment at an affordable price.
I also provide performers that are available at additional costs. Variety acts include: belly/hula/fire dancer, comedian, Elvis impersonator, Clown/ balloon artist. Please contact us for pricing to add these exciting options to your event.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been playing over 20 years and I'm a well trained professional. I got my start in a small town of Buckeye Lake in Ohio from a well know entertainer Reid Colman but must give credit for my stage performance from local entertainers in the Tampa Bay Area.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Corporate Events, Nightclubs, Sports Bars, Private Parties, Clubs, Retirement Communities, and Organizations of all kinds, Weddings and Receptions, VFW are just a few of the venues we perform for.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently we performed for a wedding and reception for a very nice couple in their 50's who hired us. I felt so good about our role I play in their lives and as I reflected on thoughts that I'm making their day special I realized who special these moments really are. I truly love the job I'm doing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I am fully insured for general liability and can provide a certificate of insurance. I am also a member of the American Federation of Musicians.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Consider how the quality of the entertainment as well as the audio system the vendor uses. Music does not sound good when its too loud or you have feed back problems and listen to speakers squeal due to cheap PA systems and inexperienced operators. Only an experienced musician or DJ knows how to set up a room. Avoid cheap entertainers. They usually have cheap speakers and play with systems less than 300 watts. Outdoor events require more wattage