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Published CD’s (not currently for sale); My songs and videos can be found on YouTube and Facebook; will email samples upon request. Instrument:
Accordion, keyboard, soloist, composer, radio. Music Genre
Popular music, Standards, Oldies, International, Country Current or Recent Tours/Venues
Engagements in country clubs, private parties, ethnic clubs, restaurants, and senior centers; special performances at Selby Gardens, Sarasota Opera, Jewish B’nai Brith Annual Retreat, and International clubs including Swiss, German, Italian, Asian/Filipino; Beach parties.
One man band and ensemble of international musicians, singers and dancers who join me occasionally.
India-Early Days Born in Pune, near Mumbai(Bombay) on the west coast of India. Both parents were in education. Father came to the US in the 1930s and earned a PhD before returning. Mother was a principal of a high school in Mumbai.Went to St Vincents, a jesuit high school in Pune. Studied classical piano for 5 years from the age of 8. While at St Vincents, a jesuit priest from Switzerland introduced me to the accordion when I was 12, a real novelty instrument in India at the time. I taught myself the basics over a weekend and that became my primary instrument to this day. In college there I formed a band. I obtained a degree in electrical engineering.Voyage to USA-A long ship’s voyage to the USA with my younger sister(it was a thrill passing the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor) for graduate work and earned a masters degree in electrical engineering. Then joined IBM in Poughkeepsie NY and had a long interesting career, with assignments all over the world…Brussels, Copenhagen, London, and travels to the far east. Before retiring from IBM, was Program Director of Alliances(partnerships with external companies) at IBM’s software business.Music post IBM-After leaving IBM in Westchester NY, music which was always there beneath the surface came to the forefront again. Formed a duo “DNA” (Deborah ‘N Arun) with Deborah Moldow, who had been in musical theater for many years, and started doing engagements in the NY area.Florida-Musical Journeys Moved full time to Florida to University Park in July ’04 and started solo one man band. Play accordion, keyboard and sing. Been busy doing gigs at private parties and clubs, retirement communities and restaurants. Wide music range from polkas, standards, pops, rock, reggae, international songs, singalongs, dance music. Composed several songs. One of them “Sarasota Bay” played on WSRZ radio in early 2010. And “Snowbirds” on WSLR in 2011. My performing theme: “Musical Journeys with Arun” where you’re taken on a musical journey to different countries and parts of the world. I record from the music keyboard to computer and burn demo CDs. We have a son and daughter…and 2 lil granddaughters 🙂
Band (5 piece) features Female & Male Lead vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums & trumpet. Music Genre:
Top 40 Dance, Latin, R&B, Island, Rock.
Current or Recent Tours/Venues:
We play lots of Restaurants, GCC, HOA Community functions, Weddings & Nightclubs in Southwest Florida from Punta Gorda up to St Pete. Regularly perform at: Beach Club- Siesta Key, Caddy’s Bradenton, Jimmy B’s St Pete Beach, Off The Wagon Venice, Lighthouse Grill Englewood, White Elephant Pub Englewood, Hurricane Charley’s Punta Gorda, TT’s (the Tiki bar- Four Points Sheraton) Punta Gorda, Plantation GCC, Venice Yacht Club, Venice GCC, Harbour Isle- Anna Maria Sound, Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Festivals, Meals on Wheels Manatee Fundraiser, Habitat for Humanity South Fundraiser to name a few regular events. Biography:
Band started in 2007 in North Port. It was patterned after bands you would see on South Beach in Miami. Mix of Latin, Top 40 dance music. It also included audience members invited up to play percussion instruments along with the band on select songs. The band routinely takes pics of the audience members and posts to Facebook etc. To date – the band has taken and shared over 75,000 audience / gig pics.
A musical project that brings together two artists of recognized talent, with the aim of eliciting the deepest emotions of their audience.
Annie Addington, vocalist and composer, who graduated from the Conservatory of Music SUNY Purchase, with a postgraduate double master’s degree in Jazz Performance and Composition, built her career promoting numerous projects that took her and her music to Europe, Russia and the United States.
Annie is now working with the excellent pianist and arranger Jamil Ghattas, a Brazilian who has become a reference in quality and performance of musical works aimed at the most diverse styles.
On the keys of his piano and keyboard, Jamil builds a musical universe rich in details and personalized timbres. He creates an ideal environment for Annie to enter with her voice and artistic interpretation, in order to captivate their listeners and capture feelings that only the beauty of music could express.
Graced with the technical ability to harmonize, while simultaneously developing contrabass lines and other magical arrangements, Jamil works alongside Annie bringing still other instrumental textures with the guitar and the bass, in addition to acting as vocal backing. The two form a real band with their wide variety of sounds and vocal performance.
Just the Two of Us presents itself as a pleasant walk through the most varied styles such as Jazz, Bossa Nova, Popular Brazilian Music (MPB), Classic Rock, Pop, R&B and Blues.
They offer excellent sound quality, technique and a high level of interpretation. Having a duet of this level will certainly make your event a great success, and something for the most demanding audience to really appreciate.