The Americano Social Club is led by Michael Zisman on mandolin/vocals and features guitarist/vocalist Jason Vanderford and bassist Joe Kyle Jr. We play music for "la dolce vita": a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world.
At our performances you might hear Pop, Jazz or Folk, Classical, Rock, or Opera, the music of Brazil or of Europe's cafes, (not to mention some of our own dramatic original pieces); and all of it re-imagined so you will hear the melodies you love (or didn't know you loved) like new again.
We play at lots of events, weddings, and parties, many of them for "high profile" clients and we love to and create a fun atmosphere for people to relax and celebrate in. Our music is both interesting enough to engage listeners and light enough to serve as a soundtrack for your guests interactions. Our group sound is always transparent so guests can have a normal conversation right in front of the band and hear each other clearly. Since our music is both "new" and "familiar" we will reach the audiences that have "heard it all before" and make sure they remember your special event.
Last year has been a busy one for us playing at many events from Anne Hathaway's wedding, parties for Apple and other big corporations, and many celebrations and wine events in Napa and Sonoma. We have appeared in People and and Us magazines and had great success with our first recording "Taverna Nights" and now our second "Bella Bella!".
From a Bride:
Dear Americano Social Club, Thank you for the amazing job! You were all perfect perfect perfect! I loved every second of music I heard and it really made my wedding day super special. Keep making your beautiful music!
From one of our agents after an event:
You guys were SO GREAT! I was so glad to get to really HEAR you that night. We will be pitching you a lot more this year. I've told my staff that you're the bomb, and to make sure all of our clients know why!
The Americano Social Club reflects our city of San Francisco: Eclectic, Hip, Charming, Diverse, Entertaining and Different. Listed below are some sample set lists showing the wide range of music we play. We can play any one style of music for a few sets if desired as well.
La Vie En Rose – French
I Will – The Beatles
Chiquitita – ABBA
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt
Girl from Ipanema – Jobim
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Miserlou – Greek
Dream – Everly Brothers
O Sole Mio – Italian
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Fly me to the Moon – Sinatra
Don't Ask Me Why – Billy Joel
Runaway – Del Shannon
Can Take My Eyes Off Of You – Rudi Vale
Hotel California – Eagles/Gypsy Kings
Moondance – Van Morrison
Godfather Theme – Italian
Heart of Gold – Neil Young
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack/Fugees
Walking After Midnight – Patsy Cline
Thank You- Led Zeppelin
Call Me – Blondie
That's Amore – Dean Martin
Besame Mucho- Spanish
Dancing Queen – ABBA
I'm No Good – Amy Winehouse
My Prayer – The Platters
Stayin' Alive – The Bee Gees
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
C'est Si Bon – French Swing
Save the Last Dance For Me – the Drifters/Gypsy Kings
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
We love to play events and create a fun atmosphere for people to relax and celebrate in so please let us know what we can do for you.
Americano Social Club
Michael Zisman (Band Leader - Mandolin - Vocals),
Jason Vanderford (Guitar - Vocals),
Joe Kyle Jr (Bass - Vocals)