** Book your Holiday Party today, 2013 dates are filling fast! THE HOLIDAYS and the parties that go with them are the Papa's favorite time of year (aside from Oktoberfests--which we celebrate ALL YEAR LONG!)
** This year experience German style holiday entertainment (or Italian or French), nothing says Santa and Xmas more, since many of our Christmas traditions are Germanic!
** Sing Christmas Carols anywhere with the accompaniment of the portable acoustic accordion!
** PAPA BAVARIAN is a young, energetic, award-winning accordion singer with family ancestry from BAVARIA **
Highly acclaimed in wedding blogs like Style Me Pretty, 100LayerCake, in New York Magazine's Weddings issue, and a recipient of the GIGMASTERS "Best of 2012" award with hundreds of satisfied corporate and individual customers, and has performed in the most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Waldorf Astoria and Angel Orensanz, but just as comfortable in your backyard!
Lovely Live German Beer Hall inspired "OOMPAH!" sing-alongs OR Italian-Classical mood music layered with the elegant mandolin transports you instantly to the Alps or Italia! For your small intimate gathering, large extravagant party, wedding, or other special event! Hours of fun, authentic entertainment for the whole family!
Pro musician with 20+ music business experience, including extensive experience in booking Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hours.
Family roots go back to BAVARIA! Gigmasters member since 2009, (in a separate category) media mentions in Style Me Pretty wedding blog and New York Magazine's WEDDINGS, recording, broadcast and especially LIVE events***
We are a very small but growing band of musicians who make it a point to always have great LIVE music—and the DANCING that goes with it.
Our performances are perfect for family entertainment of all kinds, large gatherings or small, the music heightens the mood of your party and adds so much more to the experiences of you and your guests.
You'll always be dealing directly with a family member during your entire interaction with us from your first phone call or email until the day of your party and beyond, we go out of our way to treat you with the intention of always being your first choice for great entertainment. Repeat customers are the life-blood of our business and we strive to make each client a lifelong friend in the process.
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Serving Northeast & Mid-Atlantic & USA!
Here's a list of SOME of the venues we have performed in within the past 4 years, it is by no means complete:
US TENNIS CENTER, 2010 US OPEN Tennis Championships
Waldorf Astoria, New York City
Sirius Satellite Radio, New York City
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Angel Orensanz Foundation, Lower East Side, NYC
Full Moon Resort, Woodstock, NY
Reunion Surf Bar, Hell's Kitchen, NYC
The Lake House Inn, Perkasie, PA
The Carriage House, Galloway, NJ
Congress Hall Hotel, Cape May, NJ
Atlantis Aquarium, Riverhead, NY
Lerner Hall, Columbia University, NYC
Lani Kai Restaurant, SOHO, NYC
Grace Church School, NYC
The University Club, New York City
Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, NH
Saint Simon by The Sea Church, Mantoloking, New Jersey
Atlantica on The Ocean, Westhampton Beach, New York
Belle Mer, Newport, Rhode Island
The Snapper Inn, Oakdale, New York
The Garden School, Jackson Heights, New York
West Sayville Country Club, West Sayville, New York
Land's End, Sayville, New York
Orient Beach State Park, Orient Point, NY
Venetian Yacht Club, Babylon, NY
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, New York
Metropolitan Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Mamaroneck, New York
Queen of Angels R.C. Church, Sunnyside, New York
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City
Northern Metropolitan Nursing Home, Monsey, New York
Saint Catherin of Sienna, Franklin Square, New York
The Inn at New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New York
Children's Museum of the Arts, New York City
Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, Connecticut
Sun and Surf Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, New York
St. Hedwigs Church, Floral Park, New York
Roy's Restaurant, New York City
Leisure Village, Ridge, New York
Peconic Landing, Greenport, New York
Heckscher Park, Huntington, New York
La Ronde Beach Club, Westhampton Beach, New York
Crescent Beach Club, Bayville, New York
Covered Bridge Condominium Association, Manalapan, New Jersey
Muttontown Gold and Country Club, East Norwich, New York
Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin, New Jersey
Martha Jefferson Dinner Cruise, Port Jefferson, New York
Papa Joe's, Port Jefferson, New York
The Coral House, Baldwin, New York
Carnegie Hall, New York City
The Port Jefferson Village Center, Port Jefferson, New York
Arbor Glen, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Woodbury Country Club, Woodbury, New York
Franchia Restaurant, New York City
Morgan Park, Glen Cove, New York
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Holiday & Xmas Songs
We Three King s of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
What Child is this?
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Away in a Manger
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy to the World
March of the Three Kings
O Chrstmas Tree
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Three Kings Song
ITALIANItalian Accordion, Mandolin and Vocals
Canevale di Venezia
Lara's Theme - Somewhere My Love - Doctor Zhivago
Que Sera Sera
'O Sole Mio
On An Evening In RomaDean Martin
Come Back To Sorrento
Con Te Partiró (Time To Say Goodbye)
La Donna E Mobile
Godfather Waltz/Speak Softly Love
On An Evening In Roma
Many, many more....Contact to request a song
OKTOBERFESTPolkas, Umpahs, and Beer Drinking Songs
Da Wandern Ist Des Mullers Lust
Ach So FrommFriedrich von Flotow
Nach Hause Gehen Wir Nicht!
Muss I Denn Zum Staedtele Hinaus(Elvis Wooden Heart)
In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus
Roll Out the Barrel
Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
Trink Wir Noch Ein Tropchen
Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken
Many, many more.Contact to request a song
WEDDINGSClassical and Specialty Songs
Here Comes the Bride
Canon in D
Many more....Contact to request a song
Oldies One Man Band
One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
World Music Singer
$375 - $3700
accordion, mandolin, vocals
Oktoberfest Celebrations, Polkas, German Volkslieder, Parisian Cafe accordion, Neapolitan songs, Myron Floren, Lawrence Welk, Andrea Bocelli, Edith Piaf
"From the planning to the day of the wedding Papa Bavarian was wonderful! He was extremely accommodating and professional. Many of the guests were from France and LOVED the French accordion and his music selection. All of the guests enjoyed his playing ...his music created the perfect sound for a beautiful celebration! I would recommend Papa Bavarian to everyone!
- Meghan A.
Cocktail Party in Newtown, CT on 04/05/2013
"I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of musicians - classical, contemporary - you name it. I don't remember when i enjoyed anyone's music more than I did Josh - or PapaBavarian's tonight. it was the perfect compliment to our film festival which included a variety of international films. Josh's repertoire had something that connected to each film. I cannot wait to have him play for us again. Thank goodness his prices are down to earth because none of us could afford what he is worth. Everybody loved him even those who knew they didn't like accordion music. Some people! "
- Mary D.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Brookhaven, NY on 12/09/2012
"Josh has a very rich tone;a beautiful voice. We had a small, informal birthday party and the guests really enjoyed his accordion and mandolin. Everyone had fun & some laughs with the sing-a-longs which helped the party come alive. Very professional & well-worth the cost. Would definitely re-hire this talented and charming singer/musician for all levels of entertainment: from small parties to big weddings. "
- JOANN S.
Convention in Philadelphia, PA on 11/16/2012
"Josh is the best!!! Was very easy to work with. Exceeded my expectation in every way! "
- Erin M.
Oktoberfest Party in Katonah, NY on 10/23/2012
"Josh is delightful, the group loved him! I hope to hire him for a future occasion!"
- Gina G.
Oktoberfest Party in Brookhaven, NY on 10/20/2012
"Hiring a musician for our party was an issue we were unsure about, but now I can say with confidence that it was the best party investment we made.
Josh was great and got the crowd going. He arrived early and had his equipment set up quickly and efficiently, the sound system was professional and the music was really authentic. Something about live music takes a party up to a new level. We had so much fun too, not just our guests. And the thank you's the next day all included something about how great the live music was. I would highly recommend Josh Cho for your event."
- Judy J.
Funeral in Middle Village, NY on 11/20/2012
"Josh was willing to work with my sister and I, who are amateur singers, to accompany us while we sang at our grandmother's funeral. We coordinated with him via email prior to the event. He sent us an MP3 recording so we could practice prior to the event. He was available for warm-up right before the event. We also hired him to play at the restaurant after the funeral. His reperatoire was appropriate for the venue and setting. He even accompanied our group as we sang happy birthday to one of our guests. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed his music, which uplifted us at our time of grief. Josh is a great guy and you can tell he enjoys his craft and he does it well."
- Erick J.
Cocktail Party in New York, NY on 05/03/2013
"Everyone enjoyed the accordion player very well. He did a great job with the French repertoire and many of the midwesterners present were privately requesting a bit of oom-pah as well. "
- Susan C.
Oktoberfest Party in Northport, NY on 10/11/2013
"I would hire Papa Bavarian again. He is a talented musician, but best of all he feels comfortable amongst people. He roamed from the dining room to the bar and made our Oktoberfest terrific!"
- Joan L.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Northport, NY on 10/13/2013
"Papa Bavarian was, professional and talented. He kept the party very entertained and his timing was great. We will call him again for our next german fest!
Elizabeth and Dan Allen"
- Elizabeth A.
Rehearsal Dinner in Scranton, PA on 10/12/2013
"We and our guests love Papa Bavarian! Josh did a wonderful job listening to the atmosphere we were trying to create and then executing the music as a backdrop to that atmosphere. While Josh's approach to our event was to be provide subtle, inconspicuous, background music, all our guests were pleasantly aware of his presence, and they RAVED about his skill and playlist. I would hire Josh again for an event for sure!"
- Lisa F.
Corporate Function in Red Bank, NJ on 10/04/2013
"Papa Bavarian was very professional while planning our event and made it very easy to plan the entertainment. He arrived well on time and ready to go. Every person at our event loved the music and said it completely made the theme which was Oktoberfest. Everyone loved him! we invited him to stay and eat when he was done performing and we all spoke with him and he is an extremely nice guy, very generous, and loves what he does !
i would absolutely reccomend him !!!!!! "
In addition to New York, Papa Bavarian Accordion Singer will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt
and many other locations in and around the New York area.
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