I travel anywhere in North America. I am a Washington state (near Seattle) one man band, stand-up comedian, juggler, and stilt walker. I play what can best be described as a traditional one man band rig, which most people associate with the Dick Van Dyke character Bert, in the movie Mary Poppins. I have a bass drum on my back, a banjo over his shoulder, and plenty of bells and whistles everywhere else. I play hot jazz, original tunes and songs of the 1920's and 30's. The style is reminiscent of Dixieland Jazz.
My career as a comedy juggler and comedian goes back to 1983. I built the one man band in 2010, to add to what I do for my one-man variety show. Since then, it has taken off on it's own, and clients often hire me to just do the one man band. In 2014 Time Magazine picked up a viral video of me playing as a one man band at Seatac Airport and did a story on it.
I also do stage shows for corporate events, fairs, festivals, comedy clubs and school assembly programs, which include stand-up comedy, one man band, comedy songs, juggling, unicycling and variety acts. My roving acts for events can include the one man band, Rocket Man, and eleven different stilt characters I've made, including Cowboy, Jester, Uncle Sam, Pirate, Circus Ringmaster, Jack Pumpkinhead, Pterodactyl, Jack Skellington, Black Top Hat and Tails, Toy Soldier, and Candy Cane Man.
I've designed my one man band to look old-fashioned on purpose: to set a positive tone, from an earlier time, for any event.
About the pay range: My performances vary from being the center of focus for a large corporate event that is a 16 hour flight from where I live, to a local 15 minute "singing telegram" type performance of the one man band. Most local Seattle-area shows are 45 minutes, and are in the $500 to $1200 range. Once I know more about your event, I will give you an accurate quote, based on the number and length of sets, and what types of show you want me to do.