The genre of music that I perform is from the Great American Songbook. Big Band Swing. Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Rat Pack
"One of the best decisions was to book The Croon Cat for the afternoon of our party. Just brilliant!! Casual, sophisticated, talented, a voice that’s just right for this Style of Music . He’s also versatile, relaxed and just gives a brilliant performance. So many of our guests commented on his professionalism and how he fitted the bill perfectly .... ! No hesitation in recommending the Croon Cat. Just book him. You won’t be disappointed 10 out of 10 !!! and more!
Susan Fleet, Managing Director Lea Graham Associates Ltd.
Richard is a consummate professional who has a great rapport with an audience and a relaxed & friendly style of performing.
Clearly an all-round entertainer who excels at giving an audience a great time.
Richard always sings at my annual charity ""Posh Tea Party"" and his beautiful voice and charming personality are the main reasons people book to attend year after year. He is very popular and a wonderful entertainer and is always a ray of sunshine at the event whatever the weather.
""We love it when Richard comes to sing for us. He has 100% feel good factor! A definite favourite with the residents of Carmel House.""
<em><strong>Claire Skinner, Manager</strong></em>
""Excellent. I could listen to him sing all day.""
<em><strong>Olive March, Resident</strong></em>
""Suave and charismatic. Takes the audience along with him.""
<em><strong>Sydney Winter, Resident</strong></em>
""Hugely entertaining. Great dancer, too.""
<em><strong>Beata Cunningham, Resident</strong></em>
""Very pleasant personality.""
<em><strong>Sheila Martin, Resident</strong></em>
""Happy to see you anytime! When are you coming back?""
<em><strong>Eileen Odom, Resident</strong></em>"
How long do you play for?
Within reason whatever is discussed between myself and the client but usually 2x 35 minute sets or 2x40 minute sets
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
My own PA and can hire lighting if needed.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I have a very good public liability
How much space do you require?
About 3.5.m x 2.0 m
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If you give prior warning I can learn a song for you.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
"20 minute break between sets
Ain't That A Kick In The Head / All Of Me / The Best Is Yet To Come / Come Dance With Me / Come Fly With Me / You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You / Fly Me To The Moon / For Once In My Life / The Good Life / Goody Goody / I could Have Danced All Night / It Had To Be You / I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face / Lady Is A Tramp / Come Fly With Me / Under My Skin / Let there be Love / Lets Face The Music / L.O.V.E / Luck Be A Lady / Maybe This Time / The Way You Look Tonight / Moonlight In Vermont / Mr Bojangles / New York New York / Pennies From Heaven / Recipe For Love / Saturday Night / Send In The Clowns / One For My Baby / Nice And Easy / Summer Wind / Tender Trap / Too Marvelous / When You're Smiling / Witchcraft / This Guy's In Love With You /