PIANIST/VOCALIST & KEYBOARDIST/GUITARIST("one-man-band") JIM LOFTUS IS THE # 1 BOOKED SOLO ARTIST AT GIGMASTERS IN THE PA/NJ/DE/MD AREA(93 bookings);also a member of Screen Actors Guild, Jim played the role of a tuxedoed cocktail pianist in the recent CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame film "LOVING LEAH",that aired Sunday, January 25th at 9:00PM E.S.T. on CBS-TV!! ALSO--Jim will play the role of "Church Organist" for the wedding ceremony scene in the Disney film "CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC" to be released February 13th, 2009!! Jim has opened for SHAW-BLADES(Tommy Shaw(STYX)& Jack Blades(NIGHT RANGER); also REGIS PHILBIN & TODD RUNDGREN,played tribute dinners for JULIE ANDREWS,MILTON BERLE,DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS,JR.AND ROSETTA LeNOIRE AT THE PLAZA & WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTELS & 21 CLUB--AND IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FUNCTION! Jim is an exceptional musician/singer who has played public and private venues extensively in NYC, the Lehigh Valley, PA,Philadelphia & suburbs, and New Jersey since 1986. His original musical 'Ghosts On Broadway' played the John Houseman Theatre in NYC in 1995...and he released two original pop/rock CDs 'THE FAME GAME'(2000) and 'Rockuperation'(2003). SEVERAL OF THE mp3 SONG SAMPLES AT THE RIGHT ON THIS PAGE ARE ORIGINAL SONGS FROM JIM'S CDs(Keep in mind these are ORIGINALS--Jim does accurate renderings of all of the "cover" songs in the songlist below--including VOCAL IMPERSONATIONS of many of the original artists!--check out a few mp3s on this page of his impersonations).
Some of Jim's other acting work include being the STAND-IN for actor GREG KINNEAR on the film "Baby Mama" as it wrapped up filming in Philadelphia(also stars Tina Fey & Amy Poehler[of Saturday Night Live]); Jim has also appeared in eight episodes of "LAW & ORDER:SVU", most notably playing a featured jury member on the episode "STRAIN"(original airdate Oct.18, 2005; has aired several times on NBC and USA Network[Jim appears in the last 15 minutes of the show]).Jim has also appeared in 'HITCH' with Will Smith; been on 5 episodes of 'HACK' on CBS and a 'SEX & THE CITY' episode on HBO(third to the last show, final 6th season); he's starred in many stage musicals as well, playing Jesus in 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' and many other roles.
He is available for private parties whether corporate or residential and year-round wedding receptions(including ceremony music--he played Church Organ for 15 years and did numerous wedding ceremonies). He can does primarily solo work on piano and vocals or with his double keyboard setup and acoustic guitar (sounds like a full band since drums and bass are programmed in keyboards). HE WILL CONSIDER TRAVELLING GREAT DISTANCES(INTERSTATE)SO HE ENCOURAGES YOU TO BID FOR HIS SERVICES REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE.
Jim plays a wide gamut of material from the '20's through today as demonstrated by the incredibly diversified songlist below; Old Standards/Sinatra era/Jazz; Broadway old and new; and Pop/rock music from the '50's to today.
Jim's style and grace really added to the atmosphere of our wedding day. We were not disappointed, Jim designed his playlist around what our requirements were and if he didnt know it, he made sure he did for our day. His professionalism is second to none and his talent surpasses any expection you may have, after all how many people can play "Live and let die" on the piano after playing handals water music, he is just so versatile and talented, we would definately hire his services again. You wont be disappointed with this chap, he's the best.
Jim is fantastic. His piano playing if first rate, and he will sing and learn any songs that you request. He sang and played the keyboard and acoustic guitar for our wedding song, and he performed out parent's wedding songs at our receptions as well. The music with the keyboard arrangement was plenty loud enough for our ballroom, but it also wasn't overpowering where your guests cannot have a conversation at the tables because the live music is too loud. We highly recommend Jim!
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