I started playing guitar at age 10. I played with classic rock bands in Michigan till I moved to Arizona in my early 20's. There it was mostly country band with a little classic rock. I was so used to having a keyboard player, and since they were so scarce, I learned how to play keyboards, When I moved to Florida in 2003, I began working on a solo career. I am a USCG Captain which is why the name Captain John.
My set list is extremely varied and I will adapt it to your event. I play electric lead guitar solos from classic rock and light jazz.. Sing ballads from top 40, country, and rock roll. Picking the best songs from my over 40 years of playing experience and some new ones, I'm sure I can satisfy even the most discerning audience.
My goal is to sound as full as any band. With my professionally mixed backing tracks using digital sound banks, audio recordings of real instruments, and 3 different sequencer programs I strive to achieve this. 40 years of playing and practicing, my vocals, keyboards, lead and rhythm guitars add the excitement and feeling only a live performance can achieve.
Let me entertain you. You will be amazed at the sound quality and the variety of music.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Read some of our unsolicited testimonials below:
"Wow! What a sound! Thanks for making our wedding reception spectacular. We have heard nothing but rave reviews of the music you played. Thanks Captain John - Carrie Oakey
I was amazed at how the music sounded so much like there was a whole band, not just one guy. Thanks for the great time. L Albert Jones
"Thanks for a job well done! Your music made our party a success. - Roc Jones
"It is refreshing to work with a true professionals. We are grateful for the careful planning that went into the music you played and how you seemed to know what would please our friends. Thank you .- Phil Dinn,
"Thank you for being so reliable and consistent. You provided excellent music for our restaurant guests on several occasions . I anticipated that working with a musician would be stressful. Thanks for proving me wrong! - Saul Daniels
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Home Michael buble
Have I told you latelyVan Morrison
AshantiJam in Dm
Hey Girl Billy Joel
Blues JamsSeveral Different Keys and speeds
Breezin George Benson
Chicken ShackJinmmy Smith
Come Monday Jimmy Buffet
do you rememberPhil Collins
Tears In HeavenEric Clapton
GroovinThe Little Rascals
Here Without You3 Doors Down
IF Tommorrow never comesGarth Brooks
Smooth Jazz Guitar SolosMany Differnt Keys and Feels
Chasing Cars the Snow Patrol
Rough BoysZZ Top
She Believes In MeKenny Rogers
Spooky Classic IV
The DanceGarth Brooks
The LonerGary Moore
The Thrill is goneBB King
Walk of LifeDire Straits
What You Won't DoBobby Caldwell
WildflowerSkylark featuring David Foster
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
Many Morethis should give you an idea of the variety
Beatles.Santanna. Ted Nugent. Lionel Richie. Bob seeger. Brian Auger. Jimmie Page. Eric Clapton. Yes. CSNY. Garu Moore. BB King. Jeff Beck.. Garth Brooks. Keith Whitley David Foster is amazing. George Benson. .I listen to alot of smooth jazz these days,
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In addition to Marathon, Captain John Band will also travel to Key Colony Beach, Marathon Shores, Long Key, Big Pine Key, Islamorada, Summerland Key, Sugarloaf Shores, Tavernier, Key West
and many other locations in and around the Marathon area.
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