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Eddie Shoemaker

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Eddie Shoemaker

(June, 2002) Eddie lives and works in the southeast area of Florida called the "Treasure Coast."

Musical Background: I started in music as a drummer back in high school, graduating in 1960, many moons ago. While in college I got interested in Piano, but never had any formal training. Some buddies who played, taught me a few licks...but I was basically terrible.

After graduation from college in the mid 60's, I moved to the southeast coast of Florida and started a career in advertising, all the while moonlighting as a pick-up drummer on weekends in a variety of bands. I always had a piano at my disposal and continued trying to teach myself. My playing, although unorthodox, became passable.

In the mid 80's I got my first arranger keyboard, one of the early Technics models. That led to a succession of improved keyboards ranging from Korg, Roland and Yamaha and I began working in 4 to 7 piece groups as a keyboard player getting a lot of help on chords and technique from one of my guitar playing friends who was exceedingly patient.

I retired from advertising in 1990. In order to make a living in music, I began picking up single and duo gigs with several good female singers and have been continued on that track ever since.

The audiences I play for now are in the 50+ age group and the music is very diverse -- going from big band to rock 'n roll and country. Not being a great singer, I incorporate humor and other entertaining bits into my music. During the day I pick up a few one-hour jobs at some of the assisted living and nursing homes in the area, playing the songs the residents can relate to.

The speedy operating system of the PSR2000, and now the PSR3000, and all the styles available have made it possible for me to satisfy the entertainment requirements of the, mostly, retired population that inhabits Florida in the winter season.

One of my biggest "show biz" thrills was meeting Victor Borge and working as his sound tech on three different occasions. He even agreed to pose for an advertising campaign I was working on for a local performing arts society. When it comes to entertainers, Victor Borge was the best of the best. God rest his soul.

MP3 Songs

MIDI Songs

You can download all of Eddie's MIDI songs here: ES-2k.zip.

Title T TS L C Style V K
Bartender Blues1003/4NYCountryWaltz022k
Before The Next Teardrop Falls1044/4NYCountryShuffle022k
Besame Mucho Medley1134/4NYBeguine033k
Blue Bayou1064/4NYPopBossa1012k
Boot Scootin' Boogie1324/4NYCountryShuffle012k
Brandy1264/4NYChaChaCha012k
Could I Have This Dance1083/4NYCountryWaltz012k
Desperado684/4NYLoveSong012k
Down By The Old Millstream1544/4NYBasie012k
Foggy Day, A1114/4NYAcousticJazz033k
Georgia On My Mind724/4NYSoulBallad022k
Hello Dolly, Mame1644/4NYDixieland1012k
Honky Tonk1084/4NY033k
I Don't Know Why1004/4NYEasyListening033k
I Will Survive1464/4NY70sDisco3012k
Misty784/4NN033k
Moments To Remember854/4YYEnka033k
Mummers Medley1284/4NYHoedown022k
Our Love Is Here To Stay1124/4NYJazzBallad1012k
Over The Rainbow684/4NYUnplugged1022k
Polka Medley1184/4NY033k
Rockin' Robin & Tweedly Dee1664/4NYShagboogiedm022k
Satin Doll, Up A Lazy River1244/4NYBigBandMed2012k
Stuck On You744/4NY8Beat1022k
Sway1204/4NYChaChaCha033k
Teach Me Tonight924/4NYJazzBallad1022k
True Love1053/4NYEnglishWaltz033k
Walkin' The Dog1004/4NYFullMonth022k
Winchester Cathedral1444/4NYDixieland1033k
You Belong To My Heart1144/4NYSlowBossa022k

 


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