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Jazz: Big Band Rock: Funk Rock Pop: 70's Pop Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Mood: Christmas

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John Eric Booth

Meet John Eric Booth. Singer, entertainer, radio personality, producer, devoted dad and lover of life.

He considers the great classics as a reflection of his attitude in life. “The Great Standards… are total COOL. The swinging rhythm, mindful lyrics and incredible arrangements put a smile on your face and warms your soul,” he says, grinning. “It owns a lighthearted vibe. Music that keeps your heart young… It’s definitely not simply what I do onstage…. it’s part of my life. It’s a lifestyle — I live it, breathe it, love it.”

Interestingly, he did not actually begin paying homage to the great crooners like Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Johnny Hartman, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole until his late 30’s. He mentions that growing up, he primarily listened to pop music, never imagining shining on these great classic singers.

When asked about his influences, J-E-B notes a couple of personalities that shaped him as a singer. From a precision aspect, he considers Sinatra as his major influence.

I constantly aspire to reach that same level of precision. And it really warms my heart when people compare me to Sinatra. IF ONLY! That is super flattering. But as an artist, I’m just being ME. The result of all my classic crooner influences as well as my history in pop and soul music. Once a lady yelled across the room to me “You remind me of a young Steve Lawrence.” I can live with that!

While old-school values also greatly influence him as a person, he emphasizes that in the aspect of music it is paramount to embrace modern flair. This allows him, as an artist who sings classic music, to reach younger audiences.

As an entertainer, J-E-B describes himself as more of a Dean Martin personality. “I take my performance very seriously, but I can be a goof at the same time. I love entertaining my audience with music AND my sense of humor,” he says.