I play the "Hohner Button Box" for one reason, -- To make people Happy! While performing, I enjoy watching the little ones bounce to the happy sounds, the party goers having a great time, and taking our Seniors down Memory Lane!
I acquired the instrument at age 10. My parents owned a resort in Mercer, WI and that's where it all began. My Mother, "Rose" would hum the old standard tunes and polkas to me and I would pick out one note at a time, eventually playing at my parent's resort at a very young age. I still play those original songs today.
At age 12 I got into Rock'n Roll with fellow schoolmates Frank S. and Edward O', which led me into a band through high school and into our 20s. We still perform our brand of music when we get together even to this day. We have had a life long friendship.
We followed our life paths into different bands and I was fortunate to play with 2 of the greatest guitarists and best friends. The late Darryl St.John of the "Atlantic Mine Band", Green Bay, WI and Frank who now has 2 albums out with his band "Revolushn" San Francisco, CA. Frank is the schoolmate mentioned earlier and you will find a link to "Revolushn" in this website through "Alien Polka."
Later in life now, I am totally dedicated to making people "Happy" with my squeezebox. There is no greater joy for me than to entertain people of all ages, sharing smiles, laughter, and Good Times. I play at County Fairs, Retirement Centers, Corporate Parties, Octoberfests, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Dinners, and all occasions.
I am available for your "Special Occasion" as well! -Good Times Eddie
"When you hear me play you'll want to dance the day away."