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James Blain "The One Man Virtual Band"

Oldies One Man Band from Sarasota, FL - Will travel up to 350 miles
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$300 - $1000 per event
"GIGMASTERS BEST OF 2015" My solo act is comprised of myself playing guitar (Acoustic & Electric), harmonica and singing with pre-recorded band and backup vocal tracks. Of course, my act is a lot more affordable than a band, but sounds like the real thing.
I am an accomplished polished singer and guitar player with over 45 years of experience. My act appeals to a wide variety of audiences. I perform Island Paradise Music, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, New and Old Country , 50's & 60's, Old and New Blues, Easy Listening Dinner / Wedding Standards, R&B and Dance Tunes. I can play as soft, pretty and mellow as you like or kick it up a notch or two depending on the audience.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you so we can discuss pricing, availability and which of my versatile styles best suits the particular tastes of your clientele or event.
BIOGRAPHY

JAMES BLAIN Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica

James started playing and singing at the age of 8, and after graduating college he toured the country as a solo one-man act, playing venues from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Nashville to Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. In 1980 he was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World's Greatest One-Man Band.”
After moving to Northern California in 1981, he played in a number of bands all over the Bay Area as the lead singer and guitar player. He has opened for numerous recording artists in medium- and large-size venues including: Jerry Garcia, BB King, Genesis, Commander Cody, Taj Mahal, Johnathan Edwards, Richie Havens to name a few. James' wide dynamic vocal range can shift from smooth angelic to the classic raspy sound. He is also an accomplished guitarist with a wide range of styles.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Private Party

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Fantastic entertainment and musician. We loved having him, and he put his own very tasteful twist to every song. We will have him back to do our next party. I had several people say he was fantastic afterwards, and can't say enough. Thanks again

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James was absolutely fabulous. Arrived well early, set up quickly and was ready long before guests arrived. He was just great to work with, it was obvious he is a true professional at his craft. Every single one of my guests complimented him on his amazing range. We had a wide age difference at the gathering, everyone was thrilled with his performance. I would hire him again in a heartbeat! Thanks again James!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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James was an excellent entertainer for a surprise birthday party. He was prompt, has state of the art equipment and was very accommodating to playing our requests for classic rock music. Highly recommended!!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
16
Christmas Party
Cape Coral, FL
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Mar
4
Dinner Dance
Bradenton, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
1
Wedding Reception
Saint Petersburg, FL
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
15
Community Event
Auburndale, FL
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2016
Nov
16
Club Event
Davenport, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Jul
30
Private Party
Bradenton, FL
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
May
7
Wedding Reception
Saint Petersburg, FL
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Parrish, FL
9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2015
Dec
18
Private Party
Largo, FL
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Nov
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bradenton, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3 Doors Down
Kryptonite
3 Doors Down
Here without you
Alan Jackson
Chatahoochie
Alan Jackson
Don't Rock the Juke Box
Alan Jackson
Its Five O'clock Somewhere
Allman Brothers
One way out
Allman Brothers
Stormy Monday
Allman Brothers
Ramblin Man
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Taking Care of Business
Bad Company
Can't Get Enough of Your Love
Country Singer
Classic Rock Singer
Classic Rock Guitar
60's Hits One Man Band
70's Hits One Man Band
80's Hits One Man Band
90's Hits One Man Band
Beach Music One Man Band
Country One Man Band
Oldies One Man Band
Pop One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
Wedding Singer
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 James Blain "The One Man Virtual Band" will also travel to Tallevast, Manasota, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Oneco, Bay Pines, Palmetto, Terra Ceia, Holmes Beach, Cortez, Ellenton, Bradenton Beach, Osprey, Parrish, Anna Maria, Laurel, Nokomis, Sun City, Venice, Myakka City, Ruskin, Saint Petersburg, Sun City Center, Wimauma, Apollo Beach, Englewood, North Port, Balm, Gibsonton, Port Charlotte.
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