Thursday, November 17, 2016
It's Showcase time for Entertainment Designer's Network (EDN)
on Friday, December 2.
The Showcase location is:
Venice Isles, 603 Cortina Blvd., Venice, FL 34285
I'm first up at 10:05 a.m!
Stop by and say Hello!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Last weeks show on the HAL Oosterdam was a big success!
First thing Monday morning I called my agent and gave him a report. Half an hour later he called back with a return booking.
Cruise dates will be from February 19 through the 29th.
Caribbean here I come!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
I just picked up a last minute Cruise on the Holland America Oosterdam!
I'm leaving Friday January 29 in Fort Lauderdale and returning
on February 9, 2016.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
On the Cruise Ships I work with a live band.
My "Land" shows are backed up by computer driven music or MIDI.
This is my desktop music production studio.
The band is played by the sequencer shown on the computer screen. It's a little like a modern day player piano. The computer triggers what notes I've programmed at the right time.
Instrument selection, volumes, velocities, reverb and pan position are all written into the sequence one by one.
To the right is my sound module. There are over 1,000 sampled and synth instruments and 60 drum sets in that small box.
My small MIDI keyboard is played and the information recorded in real time on the computer.
Many entertainers buy their music pre-recorded. I'm not able to do this. My instrumentation, vocal range and original songs require custom, one-of-a-kind arrangements.
My show music may not be as polished as some pre-produced music, but they are all me!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
I've just booked a cruise on the Holland America Prinsendam!
The cruise will take place December 19 through 28, starting in Ft. Lauderdale and ending (for me) in Barbados.
It seems I've entertained on every ship in the Holland America line except for the Prinsendam. It's a smaller ship with 750 passengers, about the size of the old Love Boat.
Smaller ships always seem more friendly with better food and service!