Entertainer Extraordinaire, Cocktail Crooner...
Barry Allen Cohen, aka "Big Daddy", aka "Johnny Staccato" is an award-winning professional singer, musician, bandleader, disc jockey, and emcee entertainer who has shared the stage as opening act for nationally known recording artists as Bonnie Raitt, Oleta Adams, Fattburger, Warren Zevon, Jonathan Butler, Max Groove, Joyce Cooling, Mindi Abair, Slim Man, The Fifth Dimension and Michael Buble. Barry represents a new brand of newcomer to the music industry. A growing force of singers who by-pass the usual formula and instead play a music that they have no right doing well. Still these singers defy the odds and play standards like only the legends could. Cohen along with Michael Buble’, Norah Jones, Peter Cincotti, Matt Dusk, Jane Monheit, Jamie Cullum and hosts of others are changing the way we look and listen to music. He sings with a wisdom and grace that's getting him lots of recognition. A singing sensation whose smooth voice and heartthrob style harks back to the swingin' greats of earlier decades, to the likes of Frank and Dean, but also speaks to a new generation's sensibility.
"Crooner" is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs, dubbed pop standards. Normally backed by a full orchestra or big band, Crooners sing and popularize the songs from the Great American Songbook. (Link)
Barry Allen Cohen, “The Cocktail Crooner” is a Jazz Crooner/Singer in the style of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Buble'. He would love to be considered to perform at your venue or special event. He comes in many configurations to accommodate your budget. He can do everything from sing solo along with professional sounding big band backing tracks (goes over very well with events that want the full sound without having to pay for a full Big Band), sing a long with live piano accompaniment, trio, quartet, small big band and or full 17 piece big band.