Josh Skaja
Josh Skaja

Josh Skaja

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Introduction: THE NON-STOP HUMAN JUKEBOX Hi! I'm Josh. I don't take breaks. I know A LOT of songs. My show is a collaboration with the audience. I customize the playlist in real time—either by reading the room, or taking requests via text message. Is it ok if I brag for a minute? 👉 PBS filmed FOUR of my band's live concerts ... 👉 I played guitar & drums in the Chicago production of Jersey Boys... 👉 and I toured with Million Dollar Quartet’s Brandon Bennett. 👉 I’ve played a Bat Mitzvah on a horse farm... 👉 a Christmas party at George Washington’s Mt Vernon estate... 👉 and at a private party for Hillary Clinton. 👉 I’ve played legendary venues like The Greek and Wolftrap... 👉 with world-class symphony orchestras (Nashville, Detroit, Cleveland, Utah, etc)... 👉 and I maintain a residency at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago. 👉 I’ve been hired by Fortune 500 companies like CDW & Deloitte... 👉 I’m a preferred vendor at several country clubs & yacht clubs... 👉 and I’ve played thousands of shows in swanky rooms & seedy dive bars alike. Enough about me. Let’s talk about you. You’re planning an event. You’d like there to be music. But it’s hard to choose. Are these acts any good? I'll let you in a little secret: A lot of performers just go through the motions. Not me. Musical talent is useless without an emotional connection. Which is why every show I play is a collaboration with the audience. I love to customize the playlist in real time—either by reading the room, or by using my Text Request Line™️. My repertoire features songs from artists like... The Beatles, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Elton John, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Hall & Oates, Sublime, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, The Chicks, Chris Stapleton, The Killers, Oasis, & Counting Crows. Please ask for my full song list! I'd love to provide a price quote for your event. Solo acoustic is my specialty, but I also offer duos, trios, etc, all the way up to a six-piece band.

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Serves Lake Zurich, IL

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18 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Becky And Greg B.
Nov 3, 2023
For over 20 years we have attended many venues where Josh has performed. His music entertainment is great. We had him perform at our daughter’s wedding celebration. We love him!🎶
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Dana N.
Nov 9, 2023
I have enjoyed working with Josh. He always nails it and gets the party going. His knowledge of music is amazing and still to this day, I have had a hard time finding a song that he doesn’t know. I will be using Josh for years to come!
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Mark M.
Nov 9, 2023
Josh is the best! He makes every/any party or event more fun. He’s not just a great musician, but a great entertainer. He reads the vibe in the room and caters to how the guests are feeling. We have booked Josh multiple times now and after every experience our friends are asking for his number, how we found him and raving about how much fun he was. You won’t regret having Josh play at your next event!
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Kim B.
Nov 7, 2023
Amazing!! Looking for live music ?? Look no further! Josh will get your party going - no matter the size. His voice is incredible and I’m pretty confident he knows just about every song you want to hear. Hired him for a private corporate event that people still talk about!
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Danny M.
Nov 4, 2023
We have been blessed to have had Josh Skaja perform at my wife and my summer parties for the past fourteen years. We typically have 100-130 guests and they are all amazed by Josh's ability to perform all their requests and he never takes a break. Josh is a phenomenal entertainer and look forward to having him perform again next summer.
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