When you listen to a performer, there is one thing you want to be sure of: he or she will be entertaining. And that's exactly what you'll get when you experience Gene Garcia behind the throne at the Redhead Piano Bar. Chicago Tribune raves, "Gene Garcia is quite comfortable up on his perch…like the captain of a very smooth but relaxed luxury cruise…a sweet voice that has just enough grit on it to make it sexy!"
Gene is a professional musician who has been impressing audiences with his piano and voice in the Chicago area for years. For over seven year he's been a favorite feature on Friday nights at the Redhead piano bar downtown. At Redhead's you'll experience Gene's music up close and personal. Expectations run high with each request, but Gene loves it -- and he delivers. He lights up the room with the music of Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mayer, James Taylor…crossing genres from top 40 to standards to folk to the blues (hey, this is Chicago!).
Gene's musical credentials go well beyond the Redhead. He's performed on stage with the likes of internationally renowned contemporary jazz artist David Benoit and 70s pop recording icon Olivia Newton-John. His commercial work includes jingle writing and working corporate events throughout the United States. His clients include McDonald's, The Pritzker Foundation, Union League Club, and many more.
Gene is also an accomplished composer and arranger, having written and performed dozens of original songs. He is currently in the studio working on his latest upcoming CD release. As an extremely versatile musician, Gene is always a hit on Friday nights. Pick the style of live music you want - from classic get-this-party-started piano bar vocals to pop to quiet folk and mellifluous instrumentals. What you'll love about Gene Garcia is not only his awesome musical chops but also his engaging, friendly style with people of all ages. Oh, and did we mention - he's also incredibly entertaining.