My name is Earl Foster aka, Shampen, "The One Man Orchestra" and I am a Keyboard/Vocalist professionally performing since 1965, First I would like to thank you so very much for considering me for your event, if you do decide to use my services, I promise to make your decision a smart one, by being on time and providing your guests with a truly memorable experience.
I perform as a "One Man Orchestra", keyboard/vocalist, using only the very best, studio recorded, backing tracks, full band arrangements that I sing and play along with. That means you hear drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings, background vocals, whatever the original song had, I record my own arrangements in my state of the art studio, MidiCity Sound.
My influences are what I love to play, namely music from the 1920's to 2000's, Jazz, classic rock, R&B, contemporary, pop, country, and dance music, from artists like:
Earth Wind & Fire,
Black Eyed Peas, and many more........
I'm available for a variety of engagements that include mellow dinner sets, to full on dancing, rocking up tempo entertainment, and everything in between. I also take any and all requests, I have over 1000 songs that I have personally sequenced. I can also perform strictly "acoustic" piano music, (instrumental or with vocals) which is perfect for Weddings, Receptions, Seasonal or even Corporate Events.
To give you more bang for your buck, I am also a "DJ" and I play great music from every era in between my live sets. I Have over 10,000 songs in every style of music, to keep the entertainment going at the highest level. You can contact me prior to your event with a request list of anything you like, and I will either be performing it or playing it on the breaks. I use three types of setups, very large room, medium size and compact small venue, and all of my equipment is absolutely state of the art, so what you hear is of extremely high fidelity and of high quality.
I consider myself to be an entertainer, because I understand how to inspire people to enjoy themselves and have a good time. I try to judge my audience, and play the type of music that experience tells me will be right to set the right mood. I love to interact with my audience, and try my best to honor all of their requests.
If you check the testimonial page on my web site, you will get an idea of the type of work that I do. Please see the videos of my live performances on the Shampen Live page of my web site.
My normal routine is to show up at least an hour before my scheduled start, set up, and test my equipment. This gives me ample time to address any problems that might arise, then I change into my performance clothes, usually a tuxedo, or theme attire, and start precisely on time.
If you have the time, I urge you to Google or Bing my web page "TheOneManOrchestra", and see a list of my complete repertoire, listen to more audio clips, see more photos & videos.
I'm adding more material everyday to stay as current as possible. If you click on the different photos on the Audio page, you can hear selected Mp3 files and get wedding information from my wedding page.
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
This Is Only a partial list of over1000 Songs
From The 1920'sTo The 2000's
All SequencedBy Shampén
WINE AND ROSESTony Bennett
A WHOLE NEW WORLDPeabo Bryson
ADDICTED TO LOVERobert Palmer
AFTER THE DANCEMarvin Gaye
AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONEEWF
ALL MY LOVIN'Beatles
ALL NIGHT LONGLionel Richie
ALL RIGHT WITH METony Bennett
ALREADY GONEThe Eagles
AND I LOVE HERBeatles
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISEPhil Collins
ANSWER MENat Cole
ANTONIO'S SONGMichael Franks
AS TIME GOES BYTony Bennett
AT THE HOPDanny & The Juniors
AU PRIVAVEThe Jazz Messengers
BABY COME BACKLittle River Band
BABY I LOVE YOUR WAYBig Mountain
BABY I NEED YOUR LOVIN'The Four Tops
BACK & FORTHCameo
BALL OF CONFUSIONThe Temptations
BODY & SOULTony Bennett
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERSimon & Garfunkel
CALIF. GIRLSThe Beachboys
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHTElton John
CAN'T HELP FALLIN IN LOVEElvis Pressly
CHAIN OF FOOLSAreatha Franklin
CHANGE THE WORLDEric Clapton
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOUStevie Wonder
STAND BY MEBen E. King
THIS MASQUERADEGeorge Benson
PART TIME LOVERStevie Wonder
AT LASTEtta James
COULD IT BE I'M FALLIN' IN LOVEThe Spinners
MY GIRLThe Temptations
ACHY BREAKY HEARTBilly Ray Cyrus
LET'S GROOVE TONIGHTEWF
SO IN LOVE WITH YOUAl Green
DOWN ON THE CORNERCCR
BEST OF MY LOVEThe Eagles
DANCE WITH MY FATHERLuthur Vandross
REMEMBER THE TIMEMichael Jackson
Songs For TheChristmas Season
BLUE XMASElvis Presley
CHRISTMAS SONGNat King Cole
DECK THE HALLSTraditional
FELIZ NAVADADJose Feliziano
FROSTY THE SNOWMANTraditional
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMENTraditional
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY XMASTraditional
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUSGene Autry
I SAW MAMA KISSING SANTA CLAUSJimmy Boyd
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMASTraditional
JINGLE BELL ROCKTraditional
JOY TO THE WORLDTraditional
LET IT SNOWFrank Sinatra
MERRY XMAS DARLINGThe Carpenters
NO CHRISTMAS LIKE A HOME XMASTraditional
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSEDTraditional
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWNTraditional
WHITE CHRISTMASBing Crosby
CHRISTMAS EVEJapanese Traditional
For Weddings & ReceptionsThe Greatest Love Songs Ever
Daddy's HandsHolly Dunn
I Could No Ask For MoreEdwin McCain
Lost In This MomentBig & Rich
On The Way To ForeverShampen & The Chill
Love & MarriageFrank Sinatra
Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler
Endless LoveDianna Ross & lionel Richie
Hawaiian Wedding SongElvis
Always & ForeverHeatwave
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For YouGeorge Benson
The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceRoberta Flack
Tonight I Celebrate My LoveRoberta Flack
UnforgettableNat King Cole
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
You Make Me Feel Brand NewThe Stylistics
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel
I Will Always Love YouWhitney Houston
I Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis
Saved The Best For LastVanessa Williams
Just In TimeJule Styne
When Man Loves A WomanPercy Sledge
You Are My LadyFreddie Jackson
It Might Be YouStephen Bishop
Just The Two Of UsBill Withers
The Wedding MarchTraditional
Sabor A MiLuis Miguel
I'm Your Baby TonightWhitney Houston
The Best Thing That Ever Happened To MeGldys Knight
The Way You Look TonightTony Bennet
Through The FireChaka Khan
You Are So BeautifulJoe Cocker
Stuck On YouLionel Richie
Only YouThe Platters
You Make Me Feel Brand NewThe Sylistics
Take My Breath AwayBerlin
All The WayFran Sinatra
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By YouMarvin Gay
I Honestly Love YouOlivia Newton-John
Sunrise SunsetFiddler On Ther Roof
My PrayerThe Platers
Can't Get Enough Of Your LoveBarry White
What Are You Doing The Rest of Your LifeTony Bennet
Earth Wind & Fire, Frank Sinatra, Dave Grusin, Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Eagles, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tony Bennett, The great Motown groups, Peabo Bryson, The Beach Boys, and all of the great Lounge Lizards of the past and present
Birthday Party (Children)
in Cardiff, CA
"Let me clarify that my party was not a children's party it was a birthday party for my husband and I. Earl (Shampen) was FANTASTIC! Beyond fantastic. Everything about Earl is first class and his voice/music is absolutely incredible. He went way out of his way to make sure everything was perfect and it was. Everyone at the party could not stop talking about how wonderful the music was. I can't wait to have another party because I would never use anyone ever agin accept for Earl.
- Louise O.
in Manhattan Beach, CA
"Fabulous - he has a great voice and his atire and demenor was elegant and professional from beginning to end. I will certainly reccomend him to all my friends.
- Faith D.
Birthday Party (Adults)
in Nipomo, CA
"Absolutely wonderful.... Sang for my husband's 60th birthday party. Everyone felt like the party was for them because of the incredible entertainment.
Great voice, so professional, great mix of songs! You won't be sorry! Would definately have him again.
- Cheryl I.
in Montebello, CA
"Shampen was great, he was professional, caring, and excellent in his craft. I would recommend Shampen to anyone. He was accomdating and sensitive to my needs. He was excellent, excellent, excellent. He helped make my wedding successful. I am thankful and grateful. He was absolutely the best."
- Amber M.
in Garden Grove, CA
"We loved him so much all our guest wanted to know how did I find such a talented artist and I told them about your website. He was so professional from start to finish. I give him the highest recommandation for being a great artist and musician. I can't wait to give another party in the future I will surely have him again to entertain my guest they truley loved him.
Thank You so very much for having such talented people on your site.
Al and Diana Puskas"
- Diana P.
in San Diego, CA
"Shampen was great! He brought his wife for assistance and the two of them were so nice. Shampen made a special music cd for our parents 50th anniversary with a picture of them on the cover. He dedicated a special song to them called "On the Way to Forever". There was not a dry eye in the place. His music was fun and his voice exceptional. A lot of people have called us since the party and told us how good Shampen was! We would hire Shampen again!!!"
- Chrisanne M.
in Las Vegas, NV
"Mr. Shampen was absolutely wonderful, he was professional, pleasant and all my guest was raving on his performance, Mr. Shampen provided our guest with a wonderful assortment of musical entertainment. We really appreciate all his hard work and his dedication to ensuring our wedding was enjoyable and memorable. Thanks "
- Renita P.
in San Juan Capistrano, CA
"SHAMPEN'S APPEARANCE AND OVERALL PERFORMANCE WERE EXCELLANT AND
ENJOYED BY ALL THE ATTENDEES. A SUGGESTION MAY BE THAT HE BRING
HIS SAXOPHONE AND PLAY A NUMBER LIVE."
In addition to San Pedro, Shampen The One Man Orchestra will also travel to Harbor City, Lomita, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Wilmington, Carson, Long Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Compton, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Signal Hill, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lakewood, Los Angeles, Willowbrook
and many other locations in and around the San Pedro area.
Shampen The One Man Orchestra
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
28 GigMasters clients.
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