Reviews & Compliments

 An exerpt from: BLANCHARD A WINNER ON AMERIGO’S PIANO

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III

“The People’s Critic”

(as it appeared in Conroe COURIER and at www.ThePeoplesCritic.com)

      For Daniel Blanchard last Thursday night may have just been another “gig” in his regular schedule at Amerigo’s upstairs lounge. But for those present who have lived in Montgomery County long enough to remember the fabulous old Park Bar and Grill, and the late Charlie Tilson’s dazzling work there on the ivories of the glass topped grand piano, it was like a delicious trip back in time. Many local residents have been aware of the gourmet food and fine wines available at the posh Amerigo’s Grille. The downstairs bar is a favorite spot as well. But upstairs, in the chicly modern lounge, Blanchard is stealing the show on the keyboard with his fine repertoire of popular songs. 
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      The real highlight, however, is the music of Mr. Blanchard. Seated alone at the grand piano, he creates the illusion of at least a trio with the rhythms and percussion from a supplementary electronic keyboard. As he opened with “Close to You” and “Unforgettable,” it did not take us long to make our way on to the small dance floor. There was music of Elton John and John Fogerty. Sound levels were comfortable and allowed for easy conversation in the room.
      Tina Turner’s “Rollin’ on the River was well done, as was the popular “Bad Moon Rising.” The Eagles “Lyin’ Eyes” was another treat. Elton John’s “Daniel” was beautifully performed. “The Moon and New York City” was a reminder of home. But for my money, the best group of songs included “As Time Goes By,” “All the Way,” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” They would have made my day even without a Double Bailey’s on the rocks!

AMERIGO’S GRILLE is located at 25250 Grogans Park Drive in The Woodlands. 281 362 0808

 


 

“The most poignant word for me to describe the Music of Daniel Blanchard is
spectacular.  I have been fortunate enough to listen to Daniel in some of
Houston’s top clubs and his music left a lasting impression that has led me
to hiring Daniel for personal and public engagements.  Simply put the Music
of Daniel Blanchard is always memorable and is certain to exceed listener’s
expectations.”          ~Greg Miller, Sales Consultant for Partners in Building, LP

 


 

  

Daniel –

You were wonderful last night and everyone just loves you and your music!
Thank you for sharing your talent, for charming all of my guests, and for just being the very best entertainment for any party or event!!

Your range of music styles is incredible and your voice, impossibly, just gets better and better! My only fear is that Broadway or Hollywood will discover you soon and I will have to travel a long way to enjoy you and your music!

Thanks again for beginning our new year perfectly!

With much affection and appreciation!
 - Dr. Frances Stetson, President, Stetson and Associates, Inc. Houston, TX

 

 


 

Daniel,
I just wanted to say thanks for making my 40th Birthday party at Crush a very special one! Thank you for serenading my friends and me with your beautiful voice and talent! We enjoyed having some great tunes to dance to also with your great variety of songs. It was a special evening thanks to you!
Wendy Odom, teacher

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

  

Daniel –

You were wonderful last night and everyone just loves you and your music!
Thank you for sharing your talent, for charming all of my guests, and for just being the very best entertainment for any party or event!!

Your range of music styles is incredible and your voice, impossibly, just gets better and better! My only fear is that Broadway or Hollywood will discover you soon and I will have to travel a long way to enjoy you and your music!

Thanks again for beginning our new year perfectly!

With much affection and appreciation!
 - Dr. Frances Stetson, President, Stetson and Associates, Inc. Houston, TX

 

 


 

Daniel,
I just wanted to say thanks for making my 40th Birthday party at Crush a very special one! Thank you for serenading my friends and me with your beautiful voice and talent! We enjoyed having some great tunes to dance to also with your great variety of songs. It was a special evening thanks to you!
Wendy Odom, teacher

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

  

Daniel –

You were wonderful last night and everyone just loves you and your music!
Thank you for sharing your talent, for charming all of my guests, and for just being the very best entertainment for any party or event!!

Your range of music styles is incredible and your voice, impossibly, just gets better and better! My only fear is that Broadway or Hollywood will discover you soon and I will have to travel a long way to enjoy you and your music!

Thanks again for beginning our new year perfectly!

With much affection and appreciation!
 - Dr. Frances Stetson, President, Stetson and Associates, Inc. Houston, TX

 

 


 

Daniel,
I just wanted to say thanks for making my 40th Birthday party at Crush a very special one! Thank you for serenading my friends and me with your beautiful voice and talent! We enjoyed having some great tunes to dance to also with your great variety of songs. It was a special evening thanks to you!
Wendy Odom, teacher