Benjamin Ickies

Accordion from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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26 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2017
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BOOKED 63 days ago

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About
Experienced and professional, Benjamin plays all styles including Jazz, French, German, Italian and especially Rock & Roll. Notable appearances include

American in Paris on Broadway (jazz)
Bastille Day with the John Beard Institute (French)
Featured soloist with the New World Symphony (classical)
Carnegie Hall under the direction of John Adams (classical)
Adelaide Cabaret Festival, featured bandleader (cabaret)
Zum Schneider Oktoberfest (German, music director 2005-2016)
Rebel K Live Band Karaoke at Mr. Purple, Yotel & elsewhere (rock & pop)
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
2017 - Top Accordionist

Birthday Party (Kids)

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Benjamin showed up to our daughters 1st birthday on time and ready to entertain! It was an Oktoberfest theme and Benjamin complimented Accordian playing with his own lederhosen! Adults, children and babies all loved the music. During the 2 hr performance a guest was overheard saying “An Accordian player! Now that’s a Pro move!” I highly recommend Benjamin for all and any Accordian needs.

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Private Party

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Working with Benjamin was a true delight! He communicated quickly and efficiently, was very responsive to special requests, and read the room very well. We're looking forward to working with him again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Wonderful talent will hire again!

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Family Reunion

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Ben was awesome. He made the event by providing a great soundtrack to our family reunion. The brief was fun Ukranian and Slavic music whilst wandering around to create the atmosphere! He nailed it! Informal and professional. Great communications beforehand and on time and in tune! ???????? 5 star

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Oktoberfest Party

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Benjamin performed for our annual Oktoberfest and was awesome! Literally can play any song on the accordion! He added that extra something special to our party and folks were having fun & very impressed. Thanks again, Benjamin!!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Ben is a bit of a New York legend - don’t be fooled by his modesty. Before playing our party, I had actually partied with Ben a dozen times at various German spots...though in my memory he was more of a vision - an accordion god - than a mortal. Yes. Ben showed up early, played the hits of yesterday and today, taught us how to “prosit,” had lederhosen and can play with babies on his knee... but what we will never know, is just how high we could gone had it not been a 1st Birthday party. The sky is the limit with Ben. Come with your heart open, your voice loud and be ready to party. Ben is a gem - don’t take the opportunity to celebrate with him for granted.

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Benjamin Ickies’s Response:

Thanks so much Jessica! It's easy when you have such a great group of people to play for.

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Wedding

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Ben Ickies was amazing, easy to work with, professional, and on time. He played the two songs we asked him to learn, plus a whole bunch of other great tunes. We really started our marriage off right with Ben!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Benjamin made my mother’s 90th birthday party special. He was great to work with, very flexible and on time. I highly recommend him.

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Bridal Shower

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Very punctual very nice demeanor friendly and accomodating

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Celebration

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Benjamin exceeded our expectations! When our guests wanted to break into song and sing a few numbers we didn't count on, Benjamin jumped right in and made our event a success. We will be hiring him again!

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2019
Oct
12
Birthday Party (Kids)
Brooklyn, NY
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Apr
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lagrangeville, NY
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Apr
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
Flushing, NY
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
2019
Apr
2
Private Party
New York City, NY
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Nov
24
Family Reunion
New Egypt, NJ
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Oktoberfest Party
New York City, NY
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Sep
29
Oktoberfest Party
Mahwah, NJ
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Sep
23
Private Party
Bronx, NY
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Birthday Party (Kids)
Astoria, NY
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Jul
14
Wedding
Brooklyn, NY
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jun
10
Bridal Shower
New York City, NY
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Jun
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Cranford, NJ
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Autumn Leaves
French
Beyond the Sea
French
La Boheme
French/Jacques Brel
C'est Magnifique
French
C'est si Bon
French
Emmenez Moi
French
Fais moi Johnny
French
Hier Encore
French
Hymne a l'amour
French/Edith Piaf
I Love Paris
French
J'ai Deux Amours
French
J'attendrai
French
Je ne veux pa travailler
French
Je t'appartiens
French
L'accordeoniste
French/Edith Piaf
La Fouule
French/Edith Piaf
La Vie en Rose
French/Edith Piaf
Milord
French/Edith Piaf
Mon Manege a Moi
French/Yves Montand
Moulins de mon Coeur
French
Non Je ne Regrette Rien
French/Edith Piaf
Padam Padam
French/Edith Piaf
Petite Fleur
French/Edith Piaf
Under Paris Skies
French/Edith Piaf
Amboss Polka
German/Oktoberfest
Anton aus Tirol
DJ Otzi
Aviator's March
German/Oktoberfest
Bayerischer Defiliermarch
German/Oktoberfest
Bayrische Gstanzln
German/Oktoberfest
Bodensee Polka
German/Oktoberfest
Braurosl Festmarsch
German/Oktoberfest
Dan Ganze Haus ist Schief
German/Oktoberfest
Denn wenn et Trommelche jeht
German/Karneval
Die Hande Zum Himmel
German/Oktoberfest
Du
Du
Echte Fruende
German/Oktoberfest
Ein Prosit
German/Oktoberfest
Er Heisst Waldemar
German/Cabaret
Fiesta Mexicana
German/Oktoberfest
Fligerlied
German/Oktoberfest
Furstenfeld
German/Oktoberfest
Geissbock Schottisch
German/Oktoberfest
Grichischer Wein
German/Udo Jurgens
Hiata Madl
German/Oktoberfest
Humba Humba Taetaerae
German/Oktoberfest
Ich bin die Marie
German/Cabaret
Ich war noch Einmals in NY
German/Udo Jurgens
In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrau Haus
German/Oktoberfest
Jarlsberger Polka
German/Oktoberfest
Joanna
German/Oktoberfest
Karavane
German/Karneval
Lichtensteiner Polka
German/Oktoberfest
Manchester Zweifacher
German/Oktoberfest
Oh Wie Ist So Schoen
German/Oktoberfest
Raetaetae
German/Oktoberfest
Reeperbahn
German/Karneval
Rittersleut
German/Oktoberfest
Rock Me Amadeus
German/Falco
Rosamunde
German/Oktoberfest
Schuplatter
German/Oktoberfest
Shikeria
German/Spider Murphy Gang
Skandal
German/Spider Murphy Gang
Snow Waltz
German/Oktoberfest
Stolz von der Au
German/Oktoberfest
Superjeilezick
German/Oktoberfest
Viva Colonia
German/Karneval
Zillertaler Hochszeitmarsch
German/Oktoberfest
Al Di La
Italian
Amado Mio
Italian
Arrivederci
Roma
Azzuro
Italian/Adriano Celentano
Carnival of Venice
Italian
Caro Mio Ben
Italian
Con te Partiro
Italian
Come Prima
Italian
Funiculi Funicula
Italian
Forget Domani
Italian
Godfather theme
Italian
Luna Nova
Italian
Musetta's Waltz
Italian/Giacomo Puccini
O Sole Mio
Italian
Que Sera Sera
Italian
Santa Lucia
Italian
Tarantella
Italian
Vieni Sul Mar
Italian
Accordion
Jazz Piano
Cabaret Piano
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 Benjamin Ickies will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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