2021 update: Although I have now moved back to the UK I am still available for online entertainment and can offer either a show on my own or a combined performance with my colleague Paul Anthony(Elvis) although he is still in Canada. We use Zoom for this format.
My main act is for hotels, restaurants, weddings, anniversaries, clubs, fairs etc. but I have found there is an interest for my type of music in retirement residences. The upbeat, happy qualities of the songs always enthuse even the most senior members of our society. As I am often told, " It's nice to get something with a beat for a change instead of the old songs!" To keep operating costs at a sensible rate for seniors, I have reduced the amount of equipment I usually need for my full show and can travel much lighter. I perform for 1 hour which is about 15/20 songs and I just play my piano, ukulele, mouth organ and sing, accompanied by my backing tracks. This still gives a very professional “full band” sound.
Any Activity Coordinators who are interested in knowing more and would like a reference, then I can easily direct you to any of the approximately 75 residences where I already performed in the Ottawa Valley area for many years.