William Florian

Those Were The Days™

Former member of the famous 60's band The New Christy Minstrels

Testimonials

Recent Venues Booked

"Hi William, Thank you for a wonderful performance last night. I must have had 50 people let me know that your show was the finest performance they had ever attended in Oakmont. Many people praised the way you interacted with the audience, both before and during the show. Teresa and I are very grateful to you for your professionalism, showmanship and your talent. You truly are a world class entertainer, and we are honored to have had you perform for our group."
—Tom Woodrum
Oakmont Village, Santa Rosa, CA
"William Florian was a perfect combination of musician and storyteller, blending wonderful music with humor and memoir. Our sold-out audience loved every minute of it, from the opening bars to the encore, and is begging for a return visit."
—Lauren Wolk
Cultural Art Center Of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MAPlacerville, California
"Dear William, Thanks goes to you for presenting such an excellent and well-received show to the delight of our audience!"
—Andrea
Occidental Cultural Arts Center, Occidental, CA
"Hi William, Your excellent voice, your professionalism and your ease with the audience was what won the day for you here. Thank you again for a very special event. We hope you will be back soon."
—Janet
The McAuley Retirement Community, West Hartford, CT
"William is an exceptional performer. He is not only a gifted and very professional musician, but a delightful comedian, as well. His stage presence and personality are stellar - he reaches out and grabs the audience from the very get go and keeps them involved and entertained right through his final number. His repertoire is broad and covers the era of 60's folk music well. But, perhaps most delightful of all, the spirit of that time appears to have stayed with William. He seems to truly believe in the goodness of people, the brotherhood of mankind, and our place as stewards of the earth. I give him my highest recommendation. Thanks William!"
—Placerville, California
"Hi William, Everyone is still raving at the wonderful show you put on. I couldn't have been more pleased. It really was all that I had hoped and has ignited a groundswell of anticipation under the seats of these oldsters for future events."
—Steve
Elks Club, Placerville, California
"Dear William, You were phenomenal tonight! The consensus was that this was the best event we have had to date and anyone who couldn't come missed out on a fun filled, song filled evening. I so appreciated your personal touches in that you spoke with our guests and they could sing along with you. Your songs brought back many memories for all of us. And how refreshing to know the words to your songs..that was a lot of funThe good old sixties and seventies!"
—Fondly, Sharyn,
San Jose, California
"Dear William, I can't remember when we have had so much fun with a speaker or entertainer at Newcomers. WOW! The room was vibrating and all the standing ovations!!!!! Thanks again for the marvelous day!!!!!!!!"
—Julie
Newcomers Club, Grass Valley, California
"Hi William, Just wanted Thank You so much for and epic daytrip for all of us! I can't believe how you rocked the room! The ladies were begging for more, hence you running out of CD's. Your ESPN song made the few men in the audience feel special. Thanks again and I will pass along your information to other groups."
—Sincerely, Bobbie Stone
VP of Newcomers of Nevada Country
"It was one of our best shows. People had a fabulous time. Thank you so much."

—Judy Wilkinson
Tour Coordinator, Daytripping, Santa Rosa, California

"Dear William, I so enjoyed your performance Thursday. You were sensational! I felt as if I had known you all my life. Thank you for your warmth, charm and wonderful music!"
—Mary
Sacramento, California
"I just wanted to tell you again that your voice, music, charm, wit, and so much else was a perfect way to kick of 2010. I hope the Indio Senior Center can make it a yearly tradition to bring you back. Your choice of songs, for me, stirred so many memories of happy times in my life, it was a magical afternoon."
—Joanne Leinow
Indio
"Hi William, You did a great job...I'll definitely recommend your group for other gigs. Thanks for a great show."
—Jim Ocean
Concert Producer, City Of Concord, California
"William, What a show !!!! We all had such a great time ! I played both cd's today in my car and enjoyed your music all over again. Thanks again for such a great event!"
—Veronica
Woodmansee Newcomers Nevada City
"Thanks so much for helping make the 2004 Fall Arts Festival such a resounding success.Your performance on the main stage was very well received and added greatly to the success of the event. I hope you enjoyed the festival as much as we enjoyed having you perform."
—Michael Herman
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
"On behalf of the Sebastopol Center For The Arts and the Music Committee, I would like to thank you for performing in the Casual Concert Series. It was a privilege and a pleasure to experience your magnetic performance. Many of us shared a walk down memory lane when you performed the folk songs of days gone by. The audience was exceptionally responsive to your music and your enthusiasm. Your interesting stories, your humor, and your ability to involve the audience are all the mark of a seasoned entertainer."
—Maryann Bertoli
Sebastopol Center For The Arts
"Hi William, You put on a good show. You showed you are a real professional and everyone who was there, including myself, enjoyed your music. Thank you for the good performance."
—Loyd Love
Chair, Millbrae Arts Commission
"Thank you William for making our "Music at the Grove" season finale on August 17 a success. We are receiving excellent feedback from our guests on your performance. Your quality folk vocals, genuine enthusiasm, and positive interaction with our guests made for a very special afternoon in Newark. We look forward to working with you in the future."
—Darryl Reina
Recreation and Community Services Program Director
City of Newark, CA
"Your great music and rapport create a wonderful atmosphere at your performances. I was fortunate enough to have you bring your special, warm and wonderful show to San Rafael for our program. I was quite surprised not only at the superb music performance but also how you engaged the crowd with your warmth, sincerity and amusing stories. Special is the word that best describes your mix of Folk tunes and your stage presence. Thanks again for bringing your sincere and professional show to San Rafael."
—Brian Augre
Events Coordinator, City Of San Rafael
"Thank you so much for bringing your wonderful talent to share with the folks here at Paradise Valley Estates. Your energy brought good cheer to the people who came to the program. One of our residents called the next day and said "My friends and I enjoyed the singing of Willaim Florian very much. I think he was a perfect choice. I am very glad you invited him"
—Lisa Hansen
Paradise Valley Estates, Fairfield, CA
"I thoroughly enjoyed your performance on Saturday at the BVIM Luncheon in San Rafael. It was quite uplifting, something we all need right now more than usual."
—Jeffrey Torrica
Novato, CA
"Thank you for your truly electrifying performance last Saturday at our BVIM luncheon. I am enjoying the CD very much."
—Alice
Novato, CA
"We so enjoyed your singing and personality. You are the best entertainment we have had in the two and a half years I have been at Valley Village."
—Betty Kramp
Valley Village, Santa Clara, CA
Dear William,
Thank you again for sharing your brilliant talent. I've been hearing so many rave reviews. You have deeply appreciative fans singing your praises. The "Give Peace A Dance" event was a great success and you were instrumental in making it so. Thanks again!"
—Gayla Yates
Event Promoter
"Dear William,
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Summerset Singers and the Summerset Community to congratulate you for your outstanding performance on February 8th, 2003. We have received hundreds of positive comments, not only for your music, but also for the way you got the audience involved. Also, a new record has been set by you. In the three year history of Summerset, your performance sold more tickets than any other event. We are already talking about having you back again next year. There is no doubt in our minds that last Saturday evening will turn out to be the hit event of the year."
—Paul Trettle
Summerset, Brentwood, CA
"You did an awesome job for our group! Obviously everyone loved the show by the way the CD and tape sales went over. Mark your calendar for next year's big event!"
—Laurie Lincoln
Main Street Tours
"It was a pleasure to have you entertain. Everyone expressed how much they enjoyed your performance and were especially delighted that you included the audience. It made them feel part of the show! Additionally, people were impressed that you stayed after the show to talk to everyone and sign autographs. It was a very nice gesture! We are looking forward to you returning in the near future to share your talented voice and your enthusiasm about the music you perform. It has been an enjoyable and entertaining experience."
—Marilyn Miguel
Summerset
Brentwood, CA
"William,
I just wanted to let you know that our New Year's package was a big success, and we're already booking groups for this year's show. Please confirm your availability for this year's final night. We really enjoyed your show this year, and from the sale of tapes and CD's, I'd guess the group did as well."
—Thanks, Wayde
Main Street Tours
"William,
Just wanted to let you know your performance and the lunch were an OUTSTANDING success. My escort returned completely elated about the trip and said they all loved it and want to do it again. I do not always get such a resounding yes from all of my travelers. Hope you enjoyed it also and perhaps we can talk about some other ideas for performing with us. Thanks again from a very happy group of seniors and me!"
—Jackie
Vintage House, Sonoma
" I would like to tell you again how very much we enjoyed your show. Our group was singing your songs on the bus! They all loved it!"
" William Florian was a perfect combination of musician and storyteller, blending wonderful music with humor and memoir. Our sold-out audience loved every minute of it, from the opening bars to the encore, and is begging for a return visit."
—Lauren Wolk
Cultural Art Center Of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
" William,
Thanks to you! The evening was totally fun and you are a fantastic performer! I know you could tell how much the audience loved the evening."
—Judith Moorman
Occidental Cultural Arts, CA, Program Development Committee
" Enjoyed your show tremendously at the Samboree in Urbanna! You are a wonderful entertainer! Keep up the good work."
—Virginia Samboree RV Rally
" The performance was great! I have received many complements about your performance!"
—Bud Wickham
Virginia Samboree RV Rally
" Thank you William for a fantastic evening of music, It was magical! "
—Diane
Private party, CA
" Great voice, great show, great band - loved it!! "
—Trina
Santa Rosa, CA
" I would like to thank you and your group for a wonderful show at Sunrise RV Resort. The residents continue to talk about the fun show and the trip down memory lane. Our Activity Staff and myself could not expect more. Thank you again for sharing your talent. I found you a joy to work with. I highly recommend any organization hire you if they have the chance. "
—Sondra Kuklish
Sunrise RV Resort, Apache Junction, AZ
" You are AWESOME! Loved all your songs "
—Dave & Diane
Gold Country RV Resort, AZ
" Have had lots of good comments about the show. Can’t wait till next year! "
—Alisa
Rincon East RV Resort, Tucson, AZ
" Pure delight-rollicking good fun mixed with uplifting songs. Very personal entertainer, great rapport with the audience. Wonderful voice and awesome music mix!" Fiddler Dream Folk Series "
—Mary Hawkins
Phoenix, AZ
" PERFECT. We couldn't be more pleased. William Florian is professional and easy to work with, so there was never any problem at all. He has a GREAT voice, a warm personality, and the knack of making connections with his audience. His music "makes your heart sing"--uplifting, joyful and fun. Everyone agreed that his performance was simply wonderful. We would recommend him without reservation. "
—Linda
Retiree Banquet, San Bernardio, CA
" William was by far one of the best performances we have had at The Vineyards. William really identifies with our demographic and his interaction with the crowd was truly amazing. It was musically educational, relevant and humorous. I give his performance my highest recommendation. "
—Joel
Trilogy Retirement Community, Brentwood, CA
" Hi William, We absolutely loved your performance and visiting with you yesterday. The New Christy Minstrels type of folk music is still my very favorite. I know the words of nearly every one of those very perfect songs you sang and played yesterday. The best "live" performance I've heard in many years. "
—Cindy
Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA
" Just want to tell you again how much we enjoyed the marvelous musical evening you provided all of us. "
—Carol Turner
Riverbend RV Resort, FL
" Everyone is still taking about what a great concert you gave and how much they enjoyed your music and your stories. You were a big hit! "
—Beth Magnin
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Assoc, FL

Recent Venues Booked Include:

Reno Art Town, Hawkins Amphitheater, Reno NV

The Villages Community Concert, FL

Occidental Performing Arts, CA

Artisan Barn, Uniontown, WA

Winter Folk Festival, Florence, OR

RoadTrek RV Rally, Orlando, FL

Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma, CA

Sutter Creek Theatre, CA

Cape Cod Cultural Arts, Yarmouth, MA

Sunday Afternoon Live, Raymond, WA

Sky Valley RV Resort, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, MA

Sunlakes Community Concert, Banning, CA

Paradise Bay, Bradenton, FL

Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA

Tehama County Comunity Concert, Red Bluff, CA

Spring Lake Community, Santa Rosa, CA

Trilogy Community, Rio Vista, CA

Community Concert Fundraiser, Phoenix, AZ

Good Sam RV Rally, Urbana, VA

Oakmont Community, Santa Rosa, CA

Cloverdale Senior Center, CA

FMCA RV Rally, Fair Grounds, Redmond, OR

Community Concert, Worland Middle School, Worland WY

Wallenstein Theatre, Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA

Community Concert, Sunnyside High School, Sunnyside, WA

Knox County Memorial Theater, Mt Vernon, OH

Historic Washington City Schools Auditorium, Court House, OH

Lee University Conn Center, Cleveland, TN

Community Concert, Wallace State Community College Student Center, Hanceville, AL

Community Concert, Eastern View High School, Culpeper, VA

Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

Southern High School, Harwood, MD

Community Concert, Punxsutawney High School, Punxsutawney, PA

Community Concert, Grover C. Fields Middle School, New Bern, NC

Paramount Theatre, Goldsboro, NC

Community Concert, Washington High School, Washington, NC

Terrell ISD Performing Arts Center, Terrell, TX

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, Artesia, NM

Abraham Chavez Theater, El Paso, TX

Fine Arts Center, Western NM University, Silver CIty, NM

Community Concert, Payson High School, Payson, AZ

Performing Arts Center, Lake Havasu City High School, Lake Havasu, AZ

Joan B. Kroc Theatre, San Diego, CA

Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Acorn Theatre, Three Oaks, MI

Community Concert, Munster High School, Munster, IN

Paradise, Sun City, Phoenix, AZ (solo)

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA

Community Concert, Marshfield High School, Coos Bay, OR

Jacoby Auditorium, Roseburg, OR

Community Concert, North Medford High School, Medford, OR

Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, Borrego Springs, CA

Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market Street, Redding, CA

Community Concert, New Powell High School, Powell, WY

El Campanil Theatre, Antioch, CA

Retirement Banquet Pomona Mining Company Restaurant, Pomona, CA

Indian Wells RV Resort, CA

Caliente RV Resort, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Tucson Estates, Community Concert, AZ

Justins RV Community Concert, Tucson, AZ

Desert Trails RV Resort, Tucson, AZ

Far Horizons, Tucson, AZ

Rincon West RV Resort, Tucson, AZ

Community Concert, Christian Fellowship Church, Harlingen, TX

Dodson Auditorium Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX

Paradise Oaks RV Resort, Bushnell, FL

Blueberry Hill RV Community, Bushnell, FL

Arcadia Village, FL

Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association - Punta Gorda, FL

Hammock State Park, Sebring, FL

Taylor Street Auditorium, Griffin, GA

Arend Arts Center, Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR

Borger Community Concert, Senior High School, Borger, TX

Wagner Noel Performing Arts, Midland, TX 79707

Caldwell Auditorium,Tyler, TX 75702