Ralph performs solo with his Roland FR-7X Virtual Accordion for parties, senior assisted living facilities, festivals, fund raisers, corporate events, house parties, picnics, birthdays, anniversaries and funeral services. His selections include Standards, Latin, Classic Rock, Country, Broadway Shows, Jazz, Swing, Big Band and Ethnic Songs of over 20 countries. Ralph does vocals and accepts requests on the spot from the audience!
His Roland FR-7X is a perfect match for his solo performances. The Roland is fully self-contained with speakers, amp, battery power and over a 1,000 variations of sampled sounds. It offers the ability to stroll without cables or to perform stationary.
It sounds like a full orchestra and every song is performed “live.” Ralph does not use any background tracks or an arranger. If/when he plays a bad note, he can always blame the “trumpet player” or the “piano player.” When needed, the Roland can be cabled into an amp for bigger rooms and halls.
Ralph performs on a 24/7 Sunday through Saturday schedule in and around the Cleveland area out to Lorain, Elyria, Mentor, Dover, New Philadelphia and Columbus.
Accordion Man & the New Party Band
Ralph performs with his Roland 7X accordion and keyboards and does the vocals. Tom Konopka, professional percussionist and drum teacher, performs on the drums. Ralph and Tom form the nucleus of the NEW PARTY BAND. Steve Roniak joins Ralph and Tom on guitar to round out the group! Steve is also a guitar teacher. If the occasion calls for adding horns, Joe Ruzinok joins in. Joe also repairs musical instruments, teaches sax and a variety of horns and performs with many other groups.
Class Act III
Ralph, Tom and Steve also perform doing selections that are standard jazz, blues and swing. This is a good mix for background music at parties and corporate events such as open houses and client/product presentations.
The NEW PARTY BAND also complements their live entertainment with laptops with an endless number of song selections that will be tailored to the event. This combination of live music and DJ is great for weddings with live music during dinner and DJ for the dancing!