Hello friends and country people!
I recently signed up for GigSalad and have been seeing amazing results! I was hesitant to upgrade my free membership to a paid membership, since I didn't know if any gigs would come of it, and all those recurring monthly payments (gym, netflix, spotify) really start to add up. But I have already booked and played two paid gigs, and I constantly have booking requests for weddings, birthday parties, etc. I highly recommend it to any artist or band interested in playing sets at parties, corporate events, restaurants, you name it.
It's definitely refreshing to be paid to share your music to appreciative ears! One man booked me to surprise his wife (and kids, and family friends) at dinner on their wedding anniversary. I magically appeared at their table in an Italian restaurant and serenaded his wife with country love songs that he requested. I also threw in a High School Musical song, for the kiddos.
And last week, I played a gig in Long Island (first time in Long Island!) at an assisted living home for seniors. I would say there were 50 or more lovely people listening, and even though I hoped they would sing along, I didn't expect so many of them to sing with me on so many of the songs! It was a really pleasant surprise! When everyone joined me on "Over the Rainbow" it was hard to keep it together.
Singing in places like that can be really emotional, but so fulfilling. All the songs I love are songs that were played on the radio when they were young! Perfect fit. I hope I play there again, because I need to ask my main man, George (the gentleman who sang along to every single song I played), to come up and duet with me!
Here's a short clip of me singing "I'll Be Seeing You" with the rest of the home!
I've got new opportunities coming my way all the time now, so I'm super pleased with GigSalad! Check out my profile here and book me for your party, wedding reception, or surprise anniversary dinner! I'm quite affordable, as far as live music goes. You won't be disappointed!
I'll leave you with my most recent video upload, a cover of "You Really Got a Hold On Me"