Talk about multi tasking...Long Island wedding singer Johnny The Oldies Singer sang, danced, Dj'd, MC'd and even morphed into a photographer to help a distressed NY Bride
Online PR News – 07-August-2013 – Whitestone Ny – Long Island wedding singer John Cannella known professionally as "Johnny The Oldies Singer" normally sings and provides DJ/MC services for Long Island brides. However, at an August 4, 2013 Whitestone NY wedding, Johnny was pressed into service as a somewhat professional photgrapher when the real photgrapher had to leave the ceremony because of a family emergency. About 10 minutes into the wedding ceremony, which was being held at Duponti, a beautiful Beachhurst seaside location on a gorgeous sunny day, the photographer received a phone call notifying him that his child had been taken to a local hospital. He immediately left the service leaving a dismayed and distressed bride without a qualified photographer to film the wedding and thus fulfilling every bride's nightmare, namely; the unexpected wedding disaster. Right? Well, not quite. To the rescue sprang an unlikely hero. ...the singer? Yep, you heard right, the singer.
Coincidentally, Cannella who was hired to sing and DJ had brought along an assistant to film his vocal performance at the request of his agent. "I had just purchased a high powered and very expensive DSLR/HD camera to shoot an HD promo video and stills of my performance" said Johnny. Mounted atop the camera was a very sophisticated stereo condenser microphone which, according to Cannella, was twice as expensive and sensitive as his best hand held mic.
And so when this unexpected happened Johnny and his assistant sprang into action alternating taking video and stills of the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. "It seemed like a natural fit to put this baby (camera) into service to do a good deed," said Cannella.
"This was the hardest I've worked in a long long time. We arrived nearly three hours before the event to do a set up consisting of placing indoor and outdoor audio systems in strategic locations. We had to duplicate our mixer boards, mics and speakers in order to facilitate a smooth transition from the outdoor seaside ceremony and cocktails to the indoor reception. We also had to boom mic the reverend and lavalier mic the groom so that the vows could be heard. However in the end it all came together very well, including the photography."
This performance may go down in show business history as the most diversified muti tasking act ever. In addition to singing, DJing, MCing, and doing photography, Johnny danced up a storm and even led the audience in a conga line and with the popular Cha Cha Slide.
"I absolutely love what I do and I will do almost anything needed to make the party a success," muses Cannella who also regularly performs as a Long Island anniversary singer DJ and also provides Long Island birthday entertainment. Says Johnny, "Most of my parties are on Long Island but I perform throughout the NY metro area and even up to northeast PA where I have a second home. My real busy season is Christmas time when I perform as a holiday party singer singing Christmas songs."
The very grateful bride pledged to book Johnny at an upcoming family event upon her return from a well deserved lavish honeymoon. "I hope I won't have to work quite as hard at her next party but I'm bringing my trusty camera just in case," laughs Cannella.
To read past performance reviews for this Long Island singer and hear his CD's go to http://www.oldiessinger.com and click on the Reviews tab and then the Audio tab.
Johnny The Oldies Singer Sings and DJ's at all parties in the Long Island NY area. He sings songs of the greats like Sinatra, Bennett, Elvis, Engelbert, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin and many more.