Sophisticated piano and vocals
in Southeastern Pennsylvania
John Mikowychok on Keyboards
with Laura Mikowychok on Vocals
John & Laura Live at the Holidays:
John Mikowychok is a southeastern Pennsylvania keyboardist and vocalist performing at private events, cocktail parties and holiday gatherings. He can perform solo piano or piano with voice. A performer for over 40 years in wedding bands, funk groups, and cocktail-hour ensembles, John understands the nuance of great live music in fine-dining and special-event settings, including subtlety, timing and how to work a crowd or simply blend into the ambience. John is versatile, prepared and professional.
Though he loves to play a well-tuned acoustic piano, John can provide a digital piano set-up. Depending on your space and the type of event, he can recommend the best configuration.
John is a tenor, with natural jazz and blues style. Performing in a wedding cover band for years, he is also able to convincingly mimic the timbre of the original artist.
John's playing is influenced by jazz, funk, classic rock, and new-age piano. He is inspired by the stylings of George Duke, Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets), Chick Corea, and Lyle Mays (Pat Metheny Group).
A professional singer and John's daughter, Laura has been performing since the age of 6 when she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. She has spent her entire life performing, from soloist to choral ensemble member and even accomplished public speaker. A church cantor, wedding musician, and cast member in multiple community musicals, Laura is proud to join her father in playing classic songs that showcase the voice she inherited from her grandmother.
Laura is a soprano, with natural operatic vocal style. Her voice is suited well to Broadway, classical opera, jazz and Motown.
Laura is influenced by the style of diva performers like Sarah Brightman and Barbra Streisand, and is inspired to nuance by jazz voices like Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole. She gravitates towards older music of the '20s through '70s.
John and Laura specialize in classic hits of the 1920s through '40s, with a mixture of contemporary light pop and jazz from the '50s to '70s. For holiday gatherings, they can play a mix of secular and sacred music as the party host desires. Songs can be performed with or without vocals.
Featuring tunes like:
There Will Never Be Another You
Moonlight in Vermont
Angela (Theme from Taxi)
My Cherie Amor
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
When Sunny Gets Blue
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Girl From Ipanema
New York, New York
Fly Me to the Moon
What a Wonderful World
A Sunday Kind of Love
Polka Dots & Moonbeams
A New Kind of Love
Cheek to Cheek
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
It Had to Be You
I Wish You Love
Door is Still Open to Your Heart
Feel like Makin' Love
Forever's As Far As I'll Go
Here's that Rainy Day
I Wanna Be Around
Just the Two of Us
Knocks Me Off My Feet
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
The Look of Love
One Note Samba
Stella by Starlight
Stranger on the Shore
... and many more
And with these delightful holiday classics:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Deck the Halls
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas Time is Here
Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi)
Celebrate Me Home
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town
What are you Doing New Year's Eve?
Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Silver and Gold
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Auld Lang Syne
Merry Christmas, Darling
Sacred: (with or without vocals)
The First Noel
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Holy Night
Some Children See Him
Good King Wenceslas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Angels We Have Heard on High
John and Laura book holiday parties in 60-minute sets with a maximum performance time of three (3) hours. John will play your onsite acoustic piano, or provide an electric piano setup that requires approximately 6'x8' of space for a small additional fee. John can also be hired as a solo, piano-only musician for background music.
Your Event is Complete:
Delightful ambiance that doesn't compete with conversation
Microphone and speaker, which can be used for announcements or speeches