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Richie Begin

One Man Band from Santa Cruz, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$500 - $3000 per event
RICHIE BEGIN AND SOUL UNIVERSITY IS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S MOST IN DEMAND WEDDING AND SPECIAL EVENTS PARTY BAND


AN AMAZING AND AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE, RICHIE BEGIN ALSO PERFORMS AS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S MOST EXCITING ONE-MAN-BAND- WITH THE SOUND OF A DANCEABLE QUARTET FOR THE PRICE OF A SINGLE SOLOIST.

Here's How!

In addition to being the leader and lead vocalist of San Francisco's and the Bay Area's most in-demand dance band for weddings and special events; SOUL UNIVERSITY!

I do something extra!

I offer an affordable alternative every cost-conscious party-planner and is booking right now, namely the sound, and the versatility danceability of a well-rehearsed quartet playing Classic Rock,R&B, Swing, Motown, and Smooth Jazz hits for the price of a soloist.

The most affordable and incredible thing I do is perform on stages all over California as a entertaining, danceable, listenable and very affordable One-Man-Band. I have played at almost all of Northern California's finest restaurants and casinos.

I do a lot of these gigs a soloist singing and playing guitar, while out of my small PA comes the sound of a three-piece backup band - piano, bass and drums recorded digitally in real time in my recording studio then transfered to iPod. I play music for listening and dancing mostly for weddings and restaurants and company functions. I perform classic country, folk, soul, pop, rock, Motown, R&B, jazz, bossanova and standards, songs everyone knows and loves.

I sound like Eric Clapton or Al Green and and his band, only it's just me, walking through the crowd with my wireless headset and wireless electric guitar encouraging folks to sing along to their favorite hits from Mustang Sally to Brown-Eyed Girl, from B.B. King to Prince and Boz Scaggs.

Treat yourself and your guests to the ultimate in affordable entertainment and engage the Life of the Party: Richie Begin and his fabulous One-Man-Band: and, a band that's always on time and knows 1500 of your favorite songs.

In addition I lead Soul University, a wonderful combo you can customize for your special event, from a Trio to Ten-Piece --- one that is available for your wedding or special event.

Visit to hear original music and listen to my CDS.
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Just My Imagination
Temptations
Here I Am
Al Green
Everything I Own
Bread
Why Me
Delbert McClinton
Use Me
Bill Withers
Georgia
Ray Charles
That’s All
Bobby Darrin
The Nearness of You
Peggy Lee
I Wanna Make it With You
Bread
Route 66
Nat Cole
One Man Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Richie Begin will also travel to Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Freedom, Los Gatos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Davenport, San Jose, Coyote, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, New Almaden, Castroville, Cupertino, Gilroy, Aromas, San Martin, Santa Clara, Marina, Pescadero.
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