Richie Begin

One Man Band from Santa Cruz, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2008

$500 - $3000 per event
About
RICHIE BEGIN AND SOUL UNIVERSITY IS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S MOST IN DEMAND WEDDING AND SPECIAL EVENTS PARTY BAND


AN AMAZING AND AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE, RICHIE BEGIN ALSO PERFORMS AS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S MOST EXCITING ONE-MAN-BAND- WITH THE SOUND OF A DANCEABLE QUARTET FOR THE PRICE OF A SINGLE SOLOIST.

Here's How!

In addition to being the leader and lead vocalist of San Francisco's and the Bay Area's most in-demand dance band for weddings and special events; SOUL UNIVERSITY!

I do something extra!

I offer an affordable alternative every cost-conscious party-planner and is booking right now, namely the sound, and the versatility danceability of a well-rehearsed quartet playing Classic Rock,R&B, Swing, Motown, and Smooth Jazz hits for the price of a soloist.

The most affordable and incredible thing I do is perform on stages all over California as a entertaining, danceable, listenable and very affordable One-Man-Band. I have played at almost all of Northern California's finest restaurants and casinos.

I do a lot of these gigs a soloist singing and playing guitar, while out of my small PA comes the sound of a three-piece backup band - piano, bass and drums recorded digitally in real time in my recording studio then transfered to iPod. I play music for listening and dancing mostly for weddings and restaurants and company functions. I perform classic country, folk, soul, pop, rock, Motown, R&B, jazz, bossanova and standards, songs everyone knows and loves.

I sound like Eric Clapton or Al Green and and his band, only it's just me, walking through the crowd with my wireless headset and wireless electric guitar encouraging folks to sing along to their favorite hits from Mustang Sally to Brown-Eyed Girl, from B.B. King to Prince and Boz Scaggs.

Treat yourself and your guests to the ultimate in affordable entertainment and engage the Life of the Party: Richie Begin and his fabulous One-Man-Band: and, a band that's always on time and knows 1500 of your favorite songs.

In addition I lead Soul University, a wonderful combo you can customize for your special event, from a Trio to Ten-Piece --- one that is available for your wedding or special event.

Visit to hear original music and listen to my CDS.
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Just My Imagination
Temptations
Here I Am
Al Green
Everything I Own
Bread
Why Me
Delbert McClinton
Use Me
Bill Withers
Georgia
Ray Charles
That’s All
Bobby Darrin
The Nearness of You
Peggy Lee
I Wanna Make it With You
Bread
Route 66
Nat Cole
Just a Bartender
James Taylor
Jungle Room
Delbert McClinton
Dark End of the Street
James Carr
Running Blue
Boz Scaggs
Since I Fell For You
Lenny Welch
In the Summertime
Mungo Jerry
I Like it Like That
Alan Toussaint
Poncho &Lefty
Willie Nelson
Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Freddie Fender
Wasted Days & Wasted Nights
Freddie Fender
Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan
Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Bill Withers
Into the Mystic
Van Morrison
For the Good Times
Kris Kristofferson
By the Time I Get To Phoenix
mmy Webb
Almost Persuaded
orge Jones
Bumming Around
Myrle Haggard
El Paso
Marty Robbins
Everything is Different Now
Don Henley
Hold Me
Kiss Me
Just the Two of Us
Grover Washington
Can’t Come In
Richie Begin
Bus Stop
The Hollies
Gloria / Shaking All Over
Van Morisson
Lets Get Married
Al Green
Giving It Up for Your Love
Delbert McClinton
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
Love Letters
Pat Boone
Little Red Book
LOVE
Hold on I’m Coming
Sam & Dave
Hold on to What You Got
Joe Tex
Love Will Keep Us Alive
The Eagles
I’m Your Puppet
James 7 Bobby Purify
He’ll Have To Go
Ray Price
We’re Done
Richie Begin
I Go To Pieces
Chad & Jeremy
Let’s Stay Together
Al Green
Let it Be Me
Everly Brothers
Music Playing
Richie Begin
Bad Sax
Richie Begin
Forever Young
Bob Dylan
Have Yourself a Merry Lil Xmas
Nat Cole
Extra Love
Richie Begin
In My Life
Beatles
It’s a Great Day
Paul Thorn
L-O-V-E
Nat Cole
Jambalaya
Hank Williams
Sweet Home Alabama
Leonard Skynard
Walk This Way
Aerosmith/Run DMC
Miss You
Rolling Stones
BustaMove
Young MC
I Can Help
Billy Swan
It’s Your Thing
Isley Brothers
For the Love of You
Isley Brothers
She’s a Lady
Tom Jones
Slip Away
Clarence Carter
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morisson
Monkey Time
Boz Scaggs
Standing on Shakey Ground
Bonnie Bramlett
Knock on Wood
Eddie Floyd
Baby Work Out
Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good
James Brown
Moondance
Van Morisson
Tupelo Honey
Van Morisson
Gloria
Van Morisson
More Than You’ll Ever Know
Blood Sweat & Tears
Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Me & Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul
Take Me To the River
Al Green
Love & Happiness
Al Green
Let’s Get Married
Al Green
Tired of Being Alone
Al Green
Last Will & Testament
Eric Clapton/JJ Cale
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Let’s Work Together
Canned Heat
Beyond the Sea
Bobby Darrin
Flip Flop Fly
Big Joe Turner
One Man Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Richie Begin will also travel to Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Freedom, Los Gatos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Davenport, San Jose, Coyote, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, New Almaden, Castroville, Cupertino, Gilroy, Aromas, San Martin, Santa Clara, Marina, Pescadero.
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