Q&A With | G D ANGELO | One Man Band | Pianist entertainer | Pianist / Singer | Rome, Italy

To assist you in booking Italian Based Pianist/Singer GD Angelo for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with him!

Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. Normally, I perform in luxury hotel bars, however, party and special events are always welcome.

Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?

A. I started in 1988, so almost 30 years.

Q. On average, how much does it cost to hire you? A. It depends of the situation.

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Q. What’s your most favourite gig to date and why? A. Every gig has its own special thing, but I love the sea, so, every gig near the sea.

Q. Describe your act in 5 words. A. Live, interaction, entertainment, multi-style, versatility.

Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. Italy, UAE, Africa (Madagascar, Djibouti), Germany, River cruise-ship (Danube).

Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far?
A. To have became the one I wished to be since the youth… a one man band working around the world!

Q. Is there audience interaction in your act?
A. Of course, if required and appreciated.

Q. What is one of the highlights of your show?
A. Song list for the guests, at kind request!

Q. What do you personally enjoy most about performing?
A. Playing everything in real time gives you the power to play every song as you feel at the moment. The many ways I can play any song is what I really enjoy more than anything.

Q. Are there any occasions that your act is better suited to?
A. Usually I am versatile and I can adapt my act based on the situation. Anyway, I will say that a piano bar “old style” place, (especially if an acoustic piano is available) is “my place”.

Q. Are there any occasions that you would not advise to hire your act for? A. Actually I am very versatile, so, I could be able to play almost every style (almost, I repeat!). Surely I would not be able to accept booking for electronic, modern (hits of the moment) or classical music.

Q. Is you act child-friendly? A. Always child-friendly, but my act is especially for audience over 30.

Q. What’s the biggest crowd you’ve performed to so far?
A. About 1500, more than once.

Q. What type of occasion/event have you the most experience in performing at?
A. Piano bar, piano vocal, comic actor, music entertainer.

Q. Do you have overtime charges if the event runs late? A. It depends by many matters but, normally, I am versatile.

Q. What questions would you need to know from a booker? A. Place, type of situation, accommodation and meals, time of the contract. Then the rest.

Q. Do you have any video links on your profile for a booker to view your act? A. Yes.

Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A. Yes, most of the time.

Q. Do you need any special arrangements in order to perform?
A. No.

Q. Do you have online reviews on your profile that bookers can read?
A. Some on Linkedin.

Q. What is the average duration of your act?
A. Normally not more than 3 hours in set by 45 minutes.

Q. Do you have an ideal age-range for your act?
A. I think 35>55

Q. Are there any cancellation fees?
A. It depends.

Q. What sets your act apart from your competition?
A. Performances absolutely live, without backing tracks; Just one man, like a band!

Q. What was your worst gig and why?
A. In a discotheque, at the beginning of my career… it was a big failure.

Q. Do you have an interval?
A. In case of resident entertainer role, normally I play 4×45 minutes with 15 minutes break. For single gigs, it depends. Normally I prefer to avoid singing for more than 70 minutes consecutively.

Q. If you were to cancel on the day due to an emergency, do you provide a back-up?
A. Normally I try, but it’s not always possible. Anyway, so far it has not happened.

Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. 2 hours in case of single gig far from home. 15 minutes in case of resident entertainer.

Q. Do you require a meal?
A. Normally yes, but there are exceptions.

Q. How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
A.  It depends by where, when and how long. For gigs in my town, one day may be enough. For long contract in Italy, one week at least. Abroad, not less than 15 days. 

Q. What kind of outfit will you wear?
A.  Smart casual, elegant.

Q. Do you use flashing lights in your act?
A. No.

Q. Do you require help to set up your equipment/set-up?
A. Normally no.

Q. Do you have a back-up plan if there is a malfunction with the equipment? A. Yes, cables and microphones.

Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. Absolutely, yes!

Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A. Just for NYE, Christmas, Ferragosto and single events.

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