Functions & Parties
Coaching & Judging
Well, almost never prepare a
line-up of songs before work. My style is to enter the room, look at the
audience, use my judgment, and start to sing their language...play the
type of music that they will like. So far, I've been 99.9% right!
When it comes to shows...
an idealist! I will put in my heart and soul! I shall not direct or
perform in a show for the sake of money. The show has to fit my interest
and I only like to work with quality performers with total dedication and
Friends comment: "Feverish!"
Working for the State Contractors
Association at Fort Mason was like being in a huge Irish pub. We started
with a Rod Stewart tune, then Rolling Stones...Sir Elton...Led
Zeppelin...Bee Gees... You hear the clinking sound of glasses, lots of
draft beer and happy folks yelling, "Iaaa? Iaaa?" or, "I loaf (love) the
Beatles....!" "Can John sing an Irish folk song with the band? Iaaa?" At
the end of the night, they couldn't distinguish our Asian faces and they
were so sure that they had hired a British band.
In the backyard playing for a house
party in Marin County on Independence Day, a lady from Finland insisted
that she wouldn't call the night off if she could dance polka. So, we
ended the night with everybody dancing polka.
One evening, we entered the ballroom at
Patio Espanol located at 2850 Alemany Blvd. 80% of the audience were
skilful Latin dancers. Therefore, all night we played a mix of rumba, cha
cha, samba, tango, mambo, bossa nova, salsa beat...lots of Santana, of