Your party deserves to be special day you envision, and I am here to make it happen. I've been livening up parties, beachside, restaurants, pubs and more for over 30 years. My goal is to entertain your guests and make your party fun for all!
I am an accomplished musician and arranger playing harmonica as well as electric, acoustic, and classical guitars.
My backing tracks (which I call "the Band") boost my performance to give a robust and realistic sound, at any volume level.
From quiet dinner sets to raucous sing-a-longs to packed dance floors or sun-soaked reggae, you are sure to be a successful host at the party of the year!
You or your guests can request songs from my extensive (500+) song menu that includes....
80's, 90's & Today! Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Oasis, Phish, Squeeze, R.E.M., Counting Crows, The Police, Journey, Joe Jackson, The Cars, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty, The Verve, The Wallflowers, Marcy Playground and lots more.
A wide range of 60 & 70's Hits: Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elton John, Billy Joel, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller Band, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Travelling Wilburys, Cat Stevens, America, Jim Croce, The Beatles, The Byrds, The Kinks, Johnny Cash, Peter Paul & Mary, Sinatra, John Denver, James Taylor, Del Shannon
Everyone sings-a-long to: Sweet Caroline, American Pie, Runaway, King of the Road, Brown Eyed Girl, Ruby Tuesday, Puff the Magic Dragon, You've Got A Friend, Amie, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be, Hey Jude, New York, New York
Sun-soaked reggae and beachside favorites: Margaritaville, Here Comes the Sun, Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Three Little Birds), Under The Boardwalk, Sunshine, Coconut, Is This Love, Jamming, Dock of the Bay, Sunny Afternoon, Blue Sky, Stir It Up, Sloop John B, Blue Bayou, Mellow Yellow, Time of the Season, Good Day Sunshine
Southern Rock: Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, The Band, Lynard Skynard, Marshall Tucker, Neil Young, Little Feat, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hot Tuna, Steelers Wheel
With a female vocalist add-on, I can also perform danceable Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, and Pop songs by artists like: The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Linda Ronstadt, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Joan Jett, Natalie Imbruglia, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Heart, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Michael Jackson, The Fugees, Sade, Dionne Warwick, A Taste of Honey, Cher, Lady Antebellum and much more.
Whether playing at a beachside cafe, quiet restaurant patio, hopping bar scene, my performance is GUARANTEED to please. Your guests will love the tasteful ambience of my acoustic opening sets or my rocking electric & danceable sets. All loaded with crowd-pleasing favorites. I love to play, engage and entertain your guests to make your party fun for all!
PS: I also play classical guitar, and can add an elegant touch to your wedding ceremony or a formal dinner.
Here is an ad for a recent appearance I made at Martha Clara Vineyard in the Northfork of Long Island:
LIVE CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC
Enjoy a relaxing Valentine's Day with Classical Guitarist Rick Laban. His repertoire includes soothing pieces by Bach, Sor, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky as well as classical adaptations of pop artists such as The Beatles, James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel.