I am part of Red Jacket Entertainment where we play easy listening music, also known as lounge or cocktail music. We provide background instrumental easy listening music and some of our entertainers can even sing, if you like.
Every Red Jacket entertain comes dressed to impressed with our signature red jacket and tie reminiscent of the days of the rat pack and late night lounges.
We can provide piano music or even duos (charges double for every musician). Just let us know if you would like guitar or piano entertainment or both and what and where the event is, if there is a piano at the event (if you choose piano) and if you want themed music, and we take it from there. Your entertainer will be there promptly at the time you requested, dressed for the occasion in our signature red jacket and leave at the scheduled time.
We are known for our 40's, 50's and 60's style easy-l. I play an appealing mix of songs for the different age groups of your guests: well known Classical music, Jazz, Standards, and Contemporary music. Whether it's, for example, Frank Sinatra, George Strait, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel or John Mayer, I can play you and your guests' favorites.
We play at weddings, wedding receptions, background piano for private parties and dinners, corporate events and more.
We are also available to play at your wedding at Barona. They have a Roland piano in their chapel and I can provide piano music for your guests as they are waiting for the wedding to start.
I offer three different types of piano entertainment:
Instrumental Only: We play instrumental piano of various songs such as from the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's, with plenty of show tunes and standards, too or play music to match the theme of your party. We play the piano to provide background music. We have played at fundraisers, wine tasting events, corporate Christmas parties, private birthday parties and receptions.
Open Mic: Guests sing on microphone to the accompaniment of the piano; in some ways, this type of piano bar is like karaoke, except that the music is live and dynamic. Like karaoke, the songs I perform cover a wide, eclectic range ("show tunes", "standards" from the 1920's forward, jazz, country, R&B, rock'n'roll, blues, folk, soul, disco, hip-hop, etc.). Your guests can be called to the microphone or volunteer to sing alone or together. I can bring the microphone and PA system.
Sing-Along: Your guests surround the piano to sing as a group, usually without any microphones, while I play. This is very popular, especially during the holidays as most people know the words to popular Christmas songs.