Josh Cho -- Accordionist, Pianist, Guitarist, Singer, Music Arranger, Band Leader & Booking Agent
Performed at Carnegie Hall and House of Blues Boston in 2018, in addition to many other credits to his name. Josh's repertoire has been described as limitless, drawing from a deep well of CLASSIC ROCK, ALT ROCK, TOP 40, POP, AMERICANA, SOUL, STANDARDS, EUROPEAN (FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN) and HAWAIIAN-style music.
He's recently appeared on VH1 and in the Wall Street Journal, as well as performed for Derek Jeter's retirement party. Past performances include Bette Midler's Hulaween party featuring Crosby, Stills and Nash, the US Open Tennis Championships, and live on Sirius Satellite Radio.
As a band leader, Josh focuses on classic party rock, Oktoberfest music, Italian folk, and French cafe music, and has been a regular on the Circle Line's Oktoberfest Cruise in NYC for the past 3 years.
Josh performs solo on the following instruments:
Here's a solo guitar tribute to my fellow Hawaiian Jack Johnson who along with Eddie Vedder are my two biggest influences, recorded live January 7, 2017.
If it's not already obvious: Digging my bare feet in the sand and rocking out yet another epic summer party is my ideal gig. Please contact me if this is what you're doing
From a solo strolling mandolinist to full on Italian band, we have your Venetian themed party covered (related themes: Meatball/Pasta/Pizza Night).
My first instrument was the piano and there was a lot of kicking and screaming about the piano lessons, but it finally paid off.
Lap Steel Guitar
Hawaii's indigenous guitar style is "lap steel guitar": lay the guitar across your lap and play the notes with a "steel" bar for the smoothest sound ever.
Gigmasters has name me the Top Hired Accordionist, aka the Rising Star Award, every year since 2013.
As a band leader
Josh has founded a couple of preeminent bands active in the NYC scene within the last 3 years, delving into artistically bold approaches to genres like Beer Hall music and authentic Italian folk.
Smitty's Polka Band
Hand's down hottest ticket in Oktoberfest and Beer Hall Oompah and Classic Rock music in the NYC area, with performances for Mercedes Benz, Mastercard, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Unilever.
Gruppo Di Gondolieri
Founded as a way to showcase Josh's Italian vocals and mandolin playing, this trio goes all the way back to Napoli like no other, and performs in full matching Venetian Gondolier costumes.