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Reviews, Feedback and Press

Here's a sampling of a few reviews that have been posted online about our live music, as well as a photo showing Papa Bavarian's recent appearance in the Wall Street Journal's article about the accordion.

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This top review is from Derek Jeter's people, reviewing Papa Bavarian's performance at Jeter's retirement party. We're very proud to have been involved in such a landmark event in NYC.

Papa Bavarian was a fantastic entertainer and helped to set the perfect ambiance for our special event. Playing special requests such as Take Me Out to the Ballgame, New York New York, and My Way, Josh was beyond accommodating. We received rave reviews from guests who thoroughly enjoyed his musical talents! Bravo! -Daniel L, New York City, NY


Here's a 3-peat client review:

2016: Northport Yacht Club has hired Papa Bavarian for their Oktoberfest Dinner for several years now. He wears lederhosen, plays the accordion, sings in German and strolls between the bar and the dining room. Papa Bavarian is very personable and it is very apparent that he enjoys entertaining. We will definitely hire him again. -Joan L, Northport, NY

2015: Josh is terrific. This is the second year in a row that we had Josh play for Oktoberfest at our Yacht Club. It took a long time to find someone that plays the accordion so well. And more importantly Josh enjoys playing and entertaining people. We will have him back again! -Joan L, Northport, NY

2014: I would hire Papa Bavarian again. He is a talented musician, but best of all he feels comfortable amongst people. He roamed from the dining room to the bar and made our Oktoberfest terrific! -Joan L, Northport, NY


More Reviews

We were very pleased with Papa Bavarian. He was punctual and accommodating. His accordion playing added to the festive nature of our event. -Diane T, Englishtown, NJ

A wonderful addition to our event! Papa Bavarian is wonderful! -Cayli R, New York, NY

Josh was able to provide a beautifully played mandolin performance for our Holiday party. I would definitely recommend working with him, really great musician! -Rosalba S, New York, NY

Great guy, great accordion player...worked out just perfect! -Scott K, Greenwich, CT

Josh was on time, really nice guy, accommodating, played our mandolin very well. would recommend him highly. -pamela c, Yorktown Heights, NY

Papa Bavarian was really fantastic, he was super talented and was a great addition to our event - a real hit! Certainly keeping him in mind for future events! -Katie G, Port Washington, NY

Josh was extremely professional, talented, punctual, and entertaining. He added the perfect addition to my father-in-law's 80th birthday celebration! As a former accordion player, he was both emotional and very impressed with his talent. The Italian songs were perfect. This memory will last a lifetime for our family. We are appreciative of his talent and professionalism! Thank you so much! -S. Fluri, Randolph, NJ

We held an Italian-themed Dining night at our Country Club. Papa Bavarian arrived on time and ready to perfrom. He was dressed in coordinating attire - a straw hat & red & white striped shirt - like a Venetian Gondolier! The accordian sounded beautiful and after the first few songs, our guests were already clapping at his performance. It was definitelt enjoyed by all. We would recommend Papa Bavarian to anyone looking for a professional, enjoyable, talented Accordianist! -Erin S, Mount Laurel, NJ

Josh was absolutely awesome for our party! He was very punctual, professional and overall so talented. We did just italian music and he went on all night , never ran out of material. I would definately get him again or recommend him! -Rebecca D, East Setauket, NY

Papa Bavarian was great! He was talented, had a bright personality, and everyone enjoyed him so much we asked him to stay overtime. He was a hit! -Anita D, New York, NY

Papa Bavarian helped me surprise my then girlfriend (now fiance) as I proposed to her on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. But, he didn't just play, he really helped in the surprising, too. He sat quietly on a bench as we approached, watched for my cue and helped orchestrate a magical evening for the both of us. He was incredibly flexible and helpful in coordinating, took all song requests I gave him, and was generally very friendly. There's simply no way I could ever recommend another accordion player. Papa Bavarian is second to none! -Thomas H, Brooklyn, NY

He was great....added so much to our Evening in Paris fundraiser....very authentic! -deb s, Newport, RI

Josh was the icing on the cake for our event!! It truly would not have been the same without him. I heard so many positive comments from our guests that we are planning to use him for our next event!!! Great crowd pleaser and very accomodating to our needs. Thank you , Josh!!! See you next year!!! -Susan J, Flint Hill, VA

We are so happy we had Papa Bavarian play at the cocktail hour of our wedding! One of the best decisions we made! All the guests loved it and so many people came up to us to say what a unique idea and how much they loved the music! It gave a more upbeat feel to the cocktail hour! Guests even asked for his information so that they can use him for future events! We highly recommend to everyone!! Thank you Papa Bavarian for a GREAT cocktail hour!!! -Amy W, New Rochelle, NY

Papa Bavarian was very professional while planning our event and made it very easy to plan the entertainment. He arrived well on time and ready to go. Every person at our event loved the music and said it completely made the theme which was Oktoberfest. Everyone loved him! we invited him to stay and eat when he was done performing and we all spoke with him and he is an extremely nice guy, very generous, and loves what he does ! i would absolutely reccomend him !!!!!! -Rebecca P, Red Bank, NJ

We and our guests love Papa Bavarian! Josh did a wonderful job listening to the atmosphere we were trying to create and then executing the music as a backdrop to that atmosphere. While Josh's approach to our event was to be provide subtle, inconspicuous, background music, all our guests were pleasantly aware of his presence, and they RAVED about his skill and playlist. I would hire Josh again for an event for sure! -Lisa F, Scranton, PA

Papa Bavarian was, professional and talented. He kept the party very entertained and his timing was great. We will call him again for our next german fest! Thank you, Elizabeth and Dan Allen -Elizabeth A, Northport, NY

From the planning to the day of the wedding Papa Bavarian was wonderful! He was extremely accommodating and professional. Many of the guests were from France and LOVED the French accordion and his music selection. All of the guests enjoyed his playing ...his music created the perfect sound for a beautiful celebration! I would recommend Papa Bavarian to everyone! -Meghan A, Big Indian, NY

Everyone enjoyed the accordion player very well. He did a great job with the French repertoire and many of the midwesterners present were privately requesting a bit of oom-pah as well. -Susan C, New York, NY

I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of musicians - classical, contemporary - you name it. I don't remember when i enjoyed anyone's music more than I did Josh - or PapaBavarian's tonight. it was the perfect compliment to our film festival which included a variety of international films. Josh's repertoire had something that connected to each film. I cannot wait to have him play for us again. Thank goodness his prices are down to earth because none of us could afford what he is worth. Everybody loved him even those who knew they didn't like accordion music. Some people! -Mary D, Newtown, CT

Josh is delightful, the group loved him! I hope to hire him for a future occasion! -Gina G, Katonah, NY

Hiring a musician for our party was an issue we were unsure about, but now I can say with confidence that it was the best party investment we made. Josh was great and got the crowd going. He arrived early and had his equipment set up quickly and efficiently, the sound system was professional and the music was really authentic. Something about live music takes a party up to a new level. We had so much fun too, not just our guests. And the thank you's the next day all included something about how great the live music was. I would highly recommend Josh Cho for your event. -Judy A, Brookhaven, NY

Josh was willing to work with my sister and I, who are amateur singers, to accompany us while we sang at our grandmother's funeral. We coordinated with him via email prior to the event. He sent us an MP3 recording so we could practice prior to the event. He was available for warm-up right before the event. We also hired him to play at the restaurant after the funeral. His reperatoire was appropriate for the venue and setting. He even accompanied our group as we sang happy birthday to one of our guests. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed his music, which uplifted us at our time of grief. Josh is a great guy and you can tell he enjoys his craft and he does it well. -Erick J, Middle Village, NY

Josh is the best!!! Was very easy to work with. Exceeded my expectation in every way! -Erin M, Philadelphia, PA

Josh has a very rich tone;a beautiful voice. We had a small, informal birthday party and the guests really enjoyed his accordion and mandolin. Everyone had fun & some laughs with the sing-a-longs which helped the party come alive. Very professional & well-worth the cost. Would definitely re-hire this talented and charming singer/musician for all levels of entertainment: from small parties to big weddings. -JOANN S, Brookhaven, NY

He was awesome - we held a small corporate Oktoberfest event and he was the perfect fit; great music and unobtrusive. Thanks again!! -Jessica W, Old Westbury, NY

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