Entertainer

gr ::  entertainer

Original music should be fun – but then, there are those amazing cover tunes…

A sought-after corporate and private entertainer, Glen consistently receives 5-star reviews which have earned him “Best of awards many times at Gigmasters  (now theBASH), and “Top Performer” repeatedly at GigSalad, the two hippest national online agencies for entertainers.

John Redgate - amazing entertainer!

Glen, how do you know so many Beatles songs…and play them so well?!
~ John Redgate

(“PAUL MCCARTNEY” IN BEATLEMANIA ON BROADWAY & IN JAPAN)

With his gorgeous custom “Angel” Gibson acoustic and little mahogany soprano ukulele, Glen has entertained at banquet hall weddings, hotel luaus, private parties, art openings, at beach events, churches and on boats. His guitar has seen thousands of concerts, international excursions, and other exciting adventures. Along with guitar, vocal, and ukulele, Glen also has played bass, keys, and percussion in ensembles as diverse as a Jamaican Reggae band, a heavy alt-rock band, a multinational Buddhist Jazz-Rock fusion band with a 100-person choir, and even guitar & vocals in a Jazz band (A Few Good Men) with three amazing, formerly-incarcerated Jazz players (plus the Director of Deutsche Bank, NY, who played drums).

"Glen truly has the spirit of aloha and was able to share his aloha with my sister and her guests when we could not attend her retirement party. Living in Maui, Hawaii, we really wanted a performer who could represent us, and Glen, with his charm, easygoing attitude and ukelele did the job perfectly! We highly recommend Glen for any event."

Barry O. (Maui, Hawaii)

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Glen's Partial BAND List

Focus, Rasputin, PJ Cardinal & The Passengers, Champagne, Evergreen Music, Pat Nichols Band, DejaVoodoo, Generation Lost, gush, Buddha Babies, A Few Good Men, Glen Roethel Band, Gathering Time, Posi Awards House Band, Penny Nichols Band, Sloan Wainwright Band, Us!, Andy Shapiro Band…

Glen's VERY Partial Song List

Different at every event, drawn from thousands of songs (plus special requests, original songs)… Maybe a custom song written just for you! Here are some partial lists in fun combinations:

*** GET UP AND DANCE! ***
I Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)
Counting Stars (OneRepublic)
Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Message In A Bottle (Police)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)
Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Good Lovin’ (Young Rascals)
I’m A Believer (Monkees)
Joy To The World (Three Dog Night)
La Bamba (Los Lobos)
Summer of ‘69 (Bryan Adams)
Mony Mony (Billy Idol)
My Sharona (The Knack, 1979)
Proud Mary (CCR)
Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen)
Your Momma Don’t Dance (Loggins & Messina)
Rock And Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Rock Around The Clock (Bill Halley’s Comets)
Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys)
Fun Fun Fun (Beach Boys)
The Twist (Chubby Checker)
Wild Night (Van Morrison, John Mellencamp)
Wild Thing (The Troggs)
Will It Go Round In Circles (Billy Preston)
You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
You Really Got Me (Kinks)
She Loves You (Beatles)

*** ROMANTIC, SLOW DANCE ***
All Of Me (John Legend)
Marry Me (Train)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Count On Me (Bruno Mars)
Everything (Michael Bublé)
I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Over The Rainbow (IZ, ukulele)
What A Wonderful World (IZ, ukulele)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)
Chances Are (Nat King Cole)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
My Girl (Temptations)
Jersey Girl (Bruce Springsteen)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
She’s Always A Woman (Billy Joel)
She’s Got A Way (Billy Joel)
The Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)
I Will (Beatles)
If I Fell (Beatles)
Here There And Everywhere (Beatles)
The Wedding Song (P. Yarrow)
You’re Beautiful (James Blunt)
Your Song (Elton John)
You’re My Home (Billy Joel)

*** BOATS & BEACHES, REGGAE & CALYPSO ***
Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)
Sea of Love (Honeydrippers)
Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
California Girls (Beach Boys)
Day-O – Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)
Help Me Rhonda (Beach Boys)
Over The Rainbow (IZ, ukulele)
What A Wonderful World (IZ, ukulele)
Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
The Tide Is High (Blondie)
Jamaican Farewell (Harry Belafonte)
Limbo Rock (Chubby Checker)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Red Red Wine (Neil Diamond – UB40)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Volcano (Jimmy Buffet)
Kokomo (Beach Boys)
Sloop John B (Beach Boys)
Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys)

*** COUNTRY, AMERICANA, ROOTS, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN ***
Ho Hey (Lumineers)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Home (Phillip Phillips)
Cotton-Eyed Joe (Rednex)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Wild Night (Van Morrison)
Amy (Pure Prairie League)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)
Bless The Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn)
Shake It Off (Shania Twain)
Runaround (Blues Traveller)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain (CCR)
Proud Mary (CCR)
Up Around The Bend (CCR)
Our House (CSNY)
Teach Your Children (CSNY)
Ramblin’ Man (Allman Brothers)
Garden Party (Ricky Nelson)
Summer Breeze (Seals & Crofts)
Dance With Me (Orleans)
Crazy Love (Poco)
Cracklin’ Rosie (Neil Diamond)
Longfellow Serenade (Neil Diamond)
Rock Me Gently (Neil Diamond)
Song Sung Blue
A Horse With No Name (America)
Don’t Cross The River (America)
Daisy Jane (America)
I Need You (America)
Lonely People (America)
Sister Golden Hair (America)
Tin Man (America)
Ventura Highway (America)
The Weight (Band)
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (B.J.Thomas)
Morning Has Broken (trad, Cat Stevens)
The Wind (Cat Stevens)
Where Do The Children Play (Cat Stevens)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
Beautiful Sunday (Daniel Boone)
King Of The Road (Roger Miller)
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Vincent (Don McLean)
Black Water (Doobie Brothers)
Listen To The Music
Long Train Runnin’
Save The Last Dance For Me (Drifters)
Best Of My Love (Eagles)
Desperado (Eagles)
Lyin’ Eyes (Eagles)
One Of These Nights (Eagles)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles)
Pretty Maids All In A Row (Eagles)
Take It Easy (Eagles)
Take It To The Limit (Eagles)
Tequila Sunrise (Eagles)
Witchy Woman (Eagles)
Daniel (Elton John)
All Shook Up (Elvis Presley)
Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
That’ll Be The Day (Everly Brothers)
Rhinestone Cowboy (Glen Campbell)
Pumpkin Street (Glen Roethel)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Ripple (Grateful Dead)
Cats In The Cradle (Harry Chapin)
Carolina In My Mind (James Taylor)
Fire And Rain (James Taylor)
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (James Taylor)
Shower The People (James Taylor)
Something In The Way She Moves (James Taylor)
Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Your Smiling Face (James Taylor)
You’ve Got A Friend (James Taylor)
Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce)
I’ve Got A Name (Jim Croce)
Jack And Diane (John Cougar)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus)
American Pie (Don McLean)
Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
Thank God I’m A Country Boy (John Denver)
Sunshine On My Shoulders (John Denver)
A Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
Dancin’ In The Moonlight (King Harvest)
Danny’s Song (Loggins & Messina)
Your Mama Don’t Dance (Loggins & Messina)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Heart Of Gold (Neil Young)
Dance Dance Dance (Steve Miller Band)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
Always On My Mind (Willie Nelson)
City Of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
We Just Disagree (Dave Mason)

*** EAGLES! ***
Hotel California (Eagles)
Best Of My Love (Eagles)
Desperado (Eagles)
Lyin’ Eyes (Eagles)
One Of These Nights (Eagles)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles)
Pretty Maids All In A Row (Eagles)
Take It Easy (Eagles)
Take It To The Limit (Eagles)
Tequila Sunrise (Eagles)
Witchy Woman (Eagles)
Sad Café (Eagles)
Life’s Been Good (Joe Walsh)
The Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
The Heart of the Matter (Don Henley)

*** BEATLES! ***
A Day In The Life
All You Need Is Love
All My Loving
All Together Now
Blackbird
Can’t Buy Me Love
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Eight Days A Week
Eleanor Rigby
Fixing A Hole
From Me To You
Get Back
Give Me Love (George Harrison)
Good Day Sunshine
Got To Get You Into My Life
Hard Day’s Night
Help
Here Comes The Sun
Here There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
I Should Have Known Better
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Will
I’ll Follow The Sun
I’ve Just Seen A Face
If I Fell
Imagine
In My Life
Julia
Lady Madonna
Let It Be
Love Me Do
Magical Mystery Tour
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Michelle
Norwegian Wood
Nowhere Man
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
Octopus’s Garden
Photograph (Ringo Starr)
Please Please Me
Revolution 1
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
She Loves You
She’s Leaving Home
Something
The End
The Long And Winding Road
Things We Said Today
This Boy
Twist And Shout
Two Of Us
We Can Work It Out
When I’m Sixty-Four
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
With A Little Help From My Friends
Yellow Submarine
Yesterday
You Can’t Do That
You Never Give Me Your Money Medley
You Won’t See Me
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Your Mother Should Know

*** DEFINITELY ’80s! ***
Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band)
Always Something There To Remind Me (Naked Eyes)
Down Under (Men At Work)
Faith (George Michael)
It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me (Billy Joel)
Love Shack (B-52s)
Maneater (Hall & Oates)
Missing You (John Waite)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Never Surrender (Corey Hart)
Situation (Yaz)
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
Still Rock And Roll To Me (Billy Joel)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
The Tide Is High (Blondie)
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
Walk Like An Egyptian (Bangles)

*** FEELS LIKE ’50s ***
A Teenager In Love (Dion and the Belmonts)
Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke)
At The Hop (Danny & the Juniors)
Big Girls Don’t Cry (The Four Seasons)
Chantilly Lace (Big Bopper)
Come Go With Me (The Del Vikings)
Crocodile Rock (Almost ’50s! Elton John)
Cupid (Sam Cooke)
Earth Angel (The Penguins)
Havin’ A Party (Sam Cooke)
I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
In The Still Of The Night (The Five Satins)
Jamaican Farewell (Harry Belafonte)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Let The Good Times Roll
Limbo Rock (Chubby Checker)
Only You (Platters)
Poison Ivy (The Coasters)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Rock And Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Rock Around The Clock (Chubby Checker)
Runaround Sue (Dion)
Sea Of Love (Phil Phillips, Honey Drippers)
She Was Only Sixteen (Dr Hook)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens)
The Twist (Chubby Checker)
The Wanderer (Dion)
The Way You Do The Things You Do (Temptations)
This Magic Moment (Drifters)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Up On The Roof (TDrifters)
Under The Boardwalk (Drifters)
Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Teenagers)
Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
You Send Me (Sam Cooke)

*** CLASSIC FOLK & FOLK-ROCK ***
American Pie (Don McLean)
Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
Both Sides Now (Judy Collin)
California Dreamin (Mommas & The Poppas)
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (The Hollies)
Helplessly Hoping (CSNY)
Just A Song Before I Go (CSNY)
Teach Your Children (CSNY)
Woodstock (CSNY)
Leavin’ On A Jet Plane (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Puff The Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Mr Bojangles (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Get Together (The Youngbloods)
Turn Turn Turn (The Byrds)
Mr Tambourine Man (The Byrds)
Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
The Weight (The Band)
Moonshadow (Cat Stevens)
Oh Very Young (Cat Stevens)
We Shall Overcome (traditional, Pete Seeger)

*** CLASSIC ROCK ***
Any Way You Want It (Journey)
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
Barely Breathing (Duncan Sheik)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell, Counting Crows)
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
I Want You To Want Me (Cheap Trick)
Is She Really Going Out With Him (Joe Jackson)
Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band)
Kokomo (Beach Boys)
Landslide (Stevie Nicks)
Life’s Been Good (Joe Walsh)
Love Potion #9 (Clovers)
It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me (Billy Joel)
Takin’ Care Of Business (BTO)

*** PEACE IN THE WORLD ***
From A Distance (Bette Midler)
Imagine (Beatles)
Let It Be (Beatles)
Peace Train (Cat Stevens)
We Shall Overcome (Gospel)

*** CROONERS, DIVAS, LOUNGE ***
All of Me (Frank Sinatra)
Autumn Leaves (Bing Crosby)
Crazy
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Summer Wind (Frank Sinatra)
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Tony Bennett)
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe (Barry White)
Mac The Knife (Bobby Darin)
Moon River (Andy Williams)
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
My Eyes Adored You (Frankie Valli)
The Rose (Bette Midler)
You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin (Righteous Brothers)

*** ANTHEMIC ***
Drift Away (Dobie Gray)
From A Distance (Bette Midler/Julie Gold)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen/Rufus Wainwright)
Lean On Me (Bill Withers, Club Nouveau)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ)
Piano Man (Billy Joel)
Imagine (Beatles)
Yesterday (Beatles)
American Pie (Don McLean)
America the Beautiful

*** BROADWAY ***
On Broadway (George Benson)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Soundtrack)
Somewhere (There’s A Place For Us) (Barbra Streisand)
The Prayer (Andrea Bocelli)
Try To Remember (The Fantasticks)
Kiss The Girl (Disney, Little Mermaid)
Lullaby of Broadway (Soundtrack, 1951)
Summertime (George Gershwin, 1935, Porgy and Bess)

*** FAVORITES NEW & OLD ***
Yellow (Coldplay)
Carry On (Fun)
I’m Gonna Be / 500 Miles (Proclaimers)
As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys)
Summer Highland Falls (Billy Joel)
NY State of Mind (Billy Joel)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Don’t Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Monster Mash (Bobby Pickett)
Brandy (Looking Glass)
Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Band)

Venues

Glen has performed in many wondrous places such as Jacob Javits Center, NYC, Rockefeller Center, NYCGotham Hall, NYC and for the TED Conferences International Retreat (TED TV), in the Loire Valley of France for regional dignitaries and townsfolk, and at graduation events for Columbia University M.A. in Global ThoughtFordham University social workWest Point military graduates, and men and women completing Coming Home, a life skills empowerment program for formerly-incarcerated individuals.

Glen's VERY Partial VENUE & CLIENT List

Rockefeller Center, NYC; Oliver Kinross Ltd. (London); Jacob Javits Center, NYC; Gotham Hall NYC; JP Morgan CHASE (Madison Ave Townhouse); TED Conferences (TED TV) at the Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center; Kidney & Urology Foundation of America; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; NYS Association of Directors of Volunteer Svcs.; Stony Brook University Hospital; Shands Hospital (Gainesville, FL); Roosevelt Hospital; New York University Hospital; Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home; New York Bankers Association; Alzheimers Association; Legrand International; New Age Health Spa (Musician-In-Residence); OMEGA Institute (Rhinebeck, NY); SummerSongs (NY & CA); The Paramount (Founder’s Room. Huntington, NY); The Leonard Theater at Fordham Preparatory School; Dix Hills Performing Arts Center; Santosha Arts Center; THE TIBET FUND and Lotus Music & Dance SHOTON FESTIVAL NYC; Woodsongs At The Movies (presenter and performer, Clearview Cinemas, NYC and Bronxville, NY); The Bowery Mission; Limelight (NYC); The Lion Club (NYC); The Metropolitan Club (NYC); The Metropolitan Room (NYC); Folk Project Spring Festival; Huntington Fall Festival; Down East Folk Arts Society (NC); Borderline Folk Music Club; Buttonwood Cafe’ (CT); CBGB (NYC); SNAFU; The Pyramid Club (NYC); The Dive (NYC); The Bank (NYC); The Bitter End (NYC); Parkside Lounge (NYC); Roxy Music Hall; John Street Jam (Saugerties, NY); First UU Church of San Diego; IAM Books; “Let’s Cruise!” Party Boat – NYC; Best Buy LIVE! (at East River Plaza and at Columbus Circle NY); Chelsea Markets (NYC); Huntington Folk Festival (Heckscher Park, NY); Cruise Night (Oyster Bay, NY – 3-year residency); Oyster Festival (Oyster Bay, NY); Fair Lawn Community Center (Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, NJ); Oyster Bay Health Fair; Siwanoy Country Club (Bronxville, NY); Lake Isle Country Club (Eastchester, NY); Nassau Country Club; Muttontown Country Club; Old Westbury Country Club; New York Institute of Technology de Seversky Center; Lambertville Inn (PA); Mohonk Mountain Lodge (NY); Washington Crossing Historic Park; Current @ Chelsea Piers Pier 59 (NYC); too many Country Clubs and Caterers to list; Sagamore Yacht Club; Cold Spring Harbor Yacht Club; Northport Yacht Club; Orienta Yacht Club; Harbor Yacht Club; Sands Point Boating Club; Whalers Cove Yacht Club; Vanderbilt Museum (LI, NY); National Museum of Dance (Saratoga Springs, NY); DaVinci Science Center (Allentown, PA); 5th Maine Regimental Museum; Oheka Castle; Lescale Restaurant (Greenwich, CT); many public libraries, from Hempstead, NY to Geneva, NY.

Glen Leading a Jam at SummerSongs
Glen Leading a Jam at SummerSongs

Programs for Libraries, Community Centers, JCCs, Office Lunch Hours and More

Glen presents a variety of concert and workshop programs suitable for libraries, residences of all kinds, corporate/office events – perfect anywhere, actually.

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