2011-PRESENT-- IRISH COFFEE PUB -- Islip Terrace, NY
The "ICP" long ago ceased to be a "pub", expanding over forty years to be a major restaurant and catering house. The piano work here entails mostly ambience piano music for dining. I have occasionally been deployed to the catering side, using an electronic piano and a PA system to entertain with vocals at a birthday or anniversary party.
2006-10--CRUISE SHIPS -- Pianobar Entertainer, Dining Room Pianist, Accompanist, Tour Escort/critic
ships included Celebrity Infinity, RCCL "Explorer of the Seas", Norwegian "Pride of America" , Holland America's Amsterdam, Ryndam, Maasdam, and Veendam ships.
In addition to nightly piano bar work, I performed in special pianist presentations, talent shows, occasional show band work, cocktail parties, captain's wedding ceremonies, and dining room ambience.
As a tour escort, I accompanied passengers on guided tours in various ports, later providing written evaluations to the ship excursion office