William Florian

Those Were The Days™

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


Recent Venues Booked

"You are a Presenters dream to work with!"
"HI William……thanks so much for the great concerts you gave our audiences. You continue to knock it out of the park. I was in Hot Springs, SD last week and they could not say enough good about you and the show!"
—Paul Folin
Allied Concert Services
"The audience was having as much as fun you were! We look forward to having you come back to Sun City"
Sun City, Georgetown Texas
"I have received nothing but rave reviews from our audience after William's ‘Those Were The Days’ concert!!! They were singing along after just the first few bars of the opening song and didn't stop singing or smiling for the next 2 hours. William's enthusiasm, musicality, charisma and knack for story telling gave our audience an incredible evening of entertainment! I have never seen so many excited, happy faces and heard so many positive comments during intermission. There were multiple requests from all directions to have him return to our stage! So - he will be the opening concert for our next season, performing one of his other shows, The Neil Diamond Story! He IS the great American troubadour!"
—Linda Leyda
VP & Program Coordinator for the Crawford County Community Concert Association, Bucyrus, OH.
"It was wonderful William. Lots of people stopped me to say how much fun they had and how wonderful you are. You will be back!"
Newark, CA, Community Concert
"I just wanted to thank you for your program last night. Every person who left the program expressed appreciation for your work--not just a thank you but appreciation for having you here and the program you did. Thanks again for making us sing and smile again--it was a pleasure."
—Darlene, Day County Arts Council,
Webster, South Dakota
"It was a blast. A real “feel good” night with amazing talent. You guys did a wonderful show. It was terrific!"
—Ann Wildman
Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL
"William, Again, really well done and definitely enjoyed by our audience. Let’s stay in touch!"
White House Art Center, Barrington, IL
"Hello William and Company! It was great seeing you again! We enjoyed ‘The Neil Diamond Story’ show and I heard lots of great comments."
High Plains, Sidney Nebraska Community Concerts
"Hey William, Thank you for your wonderful performance last Thursday! It was a great success! We look forward to working with you again in future!"
Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center, Fullerton, CA
"Hi William, It was such a pleasure meeting you. The guests and I loved the music and your fun loving personality! We are getting requests for your Neil Diamond Show!"
—Good Times Travel
Southern CA
"I must tell you, you were a star! I got so many comments congratulating me on my excellent choice of entertainment and telling me how very much they enjoyed your performance. You were delightful. I personally loved the concert too. Even on a video, I could appreciate the sparkle in your eyes and your wonderful smile. You were also impeccable and a joy to work with. I'll continue to sing your praises everywhere."
—Sunny Kellerman
Virtual Rotary Int Conference, April 2021
"William, Your show was wonderful!! We are getting so many praises from the audience that attended. Thank you for coming to Alliance! And thank you for the CD's! I have been listening to them all week. I hope that we will be able to work together again!!"
—Cindy Randall
Community Concert, Alliance, Nebraska
"Thank YOU, William, for your extra efforts to make live performances happen."
—Ray Solley
Tower Theatre, Bend, OR
"I had a meeting with a few Activity Directors yesterday and I heard nothing but AMAZING things about your performances so I am really looking forward to meeting you and seeing the show in person!"
Rincon East RV Resort, Tucson, AZ
"I have presented William; he is an audience pleaser with top-notch musical quality and stage presence. I think he’s a perfect performer to feature as we re-open and ramp-up over the coming months."
—Ray Solley
Tower Theatre, Bend, Oregon
"People were still talking about the show today. Everyone enjoyed it very much and are looking forward to your return next year."
Baker Acres RV resort, Zephyrhills Florida
"“We can’t thank you enough for your wonderful performance. Your selection of music evoked an enthusiastic response from the audience and made it clear how much they enjoyed your performance."
—Beverly Noerr and Valerie Peister
Redlands Bowl, Redlands California
"I have heard nothing but great comments from residents about your show. Thank you for coming out and putting on an enjoyable performance. We are definitely interested in having you back."
Sundance Active Adult Village, Buckeye, Arizona
"His voice is outstanding, his stories are entertaining and informative, and most importantly he is accessible to his audience. He talked to them before the show, during the break, and after the show. We were so impressed with his choice of music and his overall professionalism that we have asked him to return next year. The next day everyone was talking about the show. If you wish to talk to me call me at 626-893-4314 Dennis Barber"
"William Florian is a recurring act for us at the beginning of every new year due to an overwhelming request from residents and guests. He continues to reinvent his show with his talented musical rendition of John Denver and Neil Diamond masterpieces while engaging the audience with warmth and humor."
Sky Valley Resorts, Desert Hot Springs, CA
"Everyone loved you, your band, and your performance!"
—Robert Zucker
Higley Center For The Performing Arts, Mesa, Arizona
"It was a great show and our audience just loved it! We will look at the Neil Diamond show for 21/22 season."
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee Wisconsin
"Thank you for a remarkable performance. The comments from folks on the way out was so very positive. Everyone wants you back. It was great fun and you are blessed with a great gift of music and humor."
— Donna
Arts Council Eunice, LA
"We really enjoyed William’s performance. His engaging personality was a perfect compliment to his considerable talent."
— Pam
High Plains Arts Council, Nebraska
"Your singing is so meaningful to us, not only because it takes us back to an idealistic, hopeful youth, but also because you create community and good will as you encourage us to join in."
— Linda Zug
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
"The people certainly enjoyed your witty, refreshing style of audience participation!"
— John
Minot, North Dakota
"You all did great, thanks for a fun night!"
— Jessica Corbitt
Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, Virginia
"Hi William, bravo! An excellent performance today. We enjoyed every moment. Hope to have you back again.!"
— Cecilia Torrisi
Wellington, Florida
"You were a very big hit here. Everyone is talking. Best they've ever heard. And they want you back!"
— Linda
Bakers Acres Resort, Zephyrhills, Florida
"William Florian is a consummate professional, both as an entertainer and as a businessman. As an entertainer, his performance, "Those Were the Days", took the audience on a musical journey, covering music and stories which all of us remember and cherish. As a businessman, William's honesty and sincerity throughout the negotiating period was a pleasure to witness for me. I am excited to announce that William has agreed to come back to our park asap to perform his John Denver Tribute. I anticipate another sellout!"
— Jim Campbell
Desert Aire RV Resort
"Thank YOU, William, for a GREAT show! WOW! Such a fun night! Standing room only show...AMAZING!"
— Patrick
Mary Fisher Theater, Sedona, AZ
"William’s connection with the audience and the great value of this show made it a concert event that I’d highly recommend. The audience loved Those Were The Days! It was like a community sing-along, with fun stories from William about himself and his interactions with people along the way that pulled it all together. I had numerous requests to bring him back for another show."
— Tammy Makram
Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington, MN
"We had so many positive comments about you and the concert. Just a great show from start to finish!"
— Lori Grinnell
Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, WIsconsin
"Thanks again for the great show, we got a lot of great comments! Have a great rest of your tour!"
— Taylor
Austin Artists Series, Austin, MN
"Your show was a BIG hit. People kept telling us we need to have you back...that's why we thought your John Denver show would be perfect. You're very talented and personable, we loved your stories."
— Robbi
Summerset, Brentwood, CA
"Thanks William! We had a great time last night. Continue to bring music, smiles, and peace!"
— Jim Boots
Redwood Falls community concert, Minnesota
"What a fabulous performance last night. Everyone really enjoyed it!!!!! I heard great comments as people were leaving. Hope to see you again next year!"
— Lorie
Slaton community concert, Minnesota
"The audience clearly enjoyed you. It was a great start to our season! All feedback has been positive."
— Bob Keogh
Dickinson community concert, Minnesota
"We enjoyed the show. We had a lot of positive responses."
— Howard
Community Concert, Fort Morgan, Colorado
"The audience loved your performance. A great way to start the new season. It was a pleasure to have you here."
— Charles
Fox Theatre, McCook, Nebraska
"Everyone in our auditorium enjoyed the show. I have seen many shows there and yours was one of the best. I hope that you can come back sometime in the future."
— Dave Cornelius
Tryon Fine Arts Center, NC
"It was a great show! I heard lots of great things from the community."
— Marianne
Tyrone, North Carolina
"It was SO much fun, and you DID make me look good...THANK YOU! It was such a fun show and I loved seeing people smiling and singing along and enjoying the show so much. It was a great reminder for me to be sure that I'm offering performing arts of all types for all ages. Thank you for coming to NYM! Let me know about potential 2019 dates when you'll be back in the area."
— Betsy Roder
Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN
"Our friends attended your concert at the Eissey Theater the other night and said it was the most enjoyable concert they ever experienced - and they've been to a LOT of concerts in their 75+ years! Hope you will you be coming back next year!"
— Lois
Palm Beach, Florida
"The show was a big hit! I even had people call me and say how much they enjoyed it. But I knew that they would!"
— Ann Faber
Eissey Campus Theater, Palm Beach, FL
"I could not have asked for a more perfect night. You brought back a lot of memories for me last night."
Holiday Travel Resort, Leesburg, Florida
"William, thank you for your performance at Paradise Park, McAllen, TX last night! Your songs, musical talent, humor, interaction with the audience, willingness to meet & greet our residents, all made for a wonderful evening for all who attended! I can’t say enough about how pleased we were to have you in our Park!Perfect evening! Thank you WilliamFlorian"
Paradise Park, McAllen, TX
"What a wonderful and fun concert at Voyager RV last night. Second time we have seen you and hope it's not the last. Thanks for your wonderful interaction with the audience."
Voyager Resort, Tucson Arizona
"They loved the show! Mel said it gave him a reason to feel alive again. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
"The Tybee Island, Georgia show was excellent...an incredible voice and I enjoyed the original songs as much as the classic favorites...I hope you will return to the Savannah area soon!"
—Tybee Island Theater
"We were again privileged to hear your concert at a FMCA Convention. While we have enjoyed you before, the John Denver tribute was exceptional."
Harry & Sandy Hentschel
"As Activities Director it's always great to wake up and get emails from your residents about what a great night they had and how great your performance was! Thank you for coming to Sun City! I understand you have a John Denver performance - let's get it on the books!"
Sun City, Roseville, CA
"THANK YOU! For another fantastic concert. Everyone was blown away once again ”not only does he have a wonderful voice , but he is the consummate entertainer/performer”. We definitely want to work out a return by you in 2018"
Holly Lake Ranch Community Concert, Texas
"Everyone had such a good time last night. Your concert gets rave reviews from me & from attendees. I loved that you visited with the guests so freely."
Mary C Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
"Many of our residents asked us to bring him back A.S.A.P. He really gave us a great show and ended our season on great high!!"
Highland Lakes, community concert, Leesburg, Florida
"William, Wild Rose, Wisconsin loved your performance. With almost 400 in the High School auditorium and only 700 people in beautiful Wild Rose you know that you were the talk of the town! The surprise and special ending with spotlight on the flag and all singing America the Beautiful was heartwarming. We're hoping to have you back for the John Denver Tribute Show!"
—Vicki Martin
Community Concert, Wild Rose, Wisconsin
"You were amazing and I have been playing your CD’s in my car and now I have Puff the Magic Dragon singing in my head!! So many of those songs you forget about after time."
—Mary Kunasch
Publisher, Waushara Argus, Wisconsin
"The audience loved you! The evening was perfect in every way."
—Peggy Backholm
Community Concert, Bandon, Oregon
"Thank you so much for last night.I heard so many people say that this was the best concert we have ever had. I agree!! It was so much fun.I sure hope that you will come back and entertain us again in the future."
—Judy Steffen
Ahwatukee Community Concert, Phoenix, AZ
"What a performance he put on, with so many songs we all knew. We all joined in and sang. His patter, beautiful voice and guitar, who he has worked with and the history of his career had us all spellbound."
—Carol Peterson
San Francisco
"Thank you for treating our audience to a wonderful walk down memory lane with your Tribute to John Denver show... The John Denver Story. As they left the theater tonight audience members were sharing many compliments about the joy your performance brought them."
—Jaylene Hunter
The Prescott Opry, AZ
"Hi William - The concert was fantastic! One of the best concerts we have ever had. Everyone wants you back!"
Community Concert, Fremont, CA
"William, the show was a huge succes. Once again, your professionalism, stage presence, and fabulous vocals were world class. We broke an Oakmont attendance record yesterday, which speaks volumes about your talent."
—Tom & Teresa
Oakmont Community Concert, Santa Rosa, CA
"We had amazing feedback from your show, thank you so much for making the audience feel like a part of the performance! I am so glad you came to Dublin."
—Gretchen McIntosh
Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, WI
"It was a pleasure to have you here. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the show! Thanks so much! I am looking forward to working with you again!"
Sun City Lincoln Hills, CA
"The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you again for your extra efforts helping us promote the show. I appreciate your support, professionalism, and wonderful performance."
—Ray Solley
Tower Theatre, Bend Oregon
"We both enjoyed your concert May 1 in Oelwein, Iowa. Excellent show, and great music that brings back lots of memories. Music is magic, and you do it well."
Norm West, Fairbank, IA
"William, what a wonderful show! Your talent and professionalism have been such a gift to work with. Thank you for your art!"
Mountain Home Arts Council, Idaho
"William, I so enjoyed your concert in Culpeper Virginia. I have not smiled so much in years. Your voice is amazing. So glad that I have your two CDs to play for my long drives."
Culpeper, VA
"William, we have had such positive remarks about your concert and how much fun the audience has singing along! Thank you for making your time with our audiences so rich and meaningful. Menno and I hope that LOS will invite you to be on the roster again real soon! Greatly appreciated!"
—Jennie May Donnell
Menno Kraai Live On Stage Representatives
"Thank YOU, William! Having you with us was sheer delight! None of us wanted the evening to end. Your talent and charm are a killer combination and we all loved having you here."
Rotary Club, Community Concert, Silver City, NM
"What a wonderful evening we had last night in Tyler! William, Woody and Danny did a terrific job taking all of us back to the music of the 60s and 70s.Thank you so much for helping us look so good!"
President Community Concert Series, Tyler, TX
"THANK YOU----for all the joy that you brought to us here at Holly Lake Ranch, fond memories that we shall always cherish. Y’all are a class act, professionally and personally.You surpassed your “job”---you made me look REALLY good! The positive feedback continues to flow back---Best ever, Can never be topped, How in the world did you ever get them, etc.----totally consistent with their resounding response at the concert.Rest assured that I’ll be following your every concert move in the future, and if I ever find that golden window of opportunity once again, you’ll be hearing from me. Best regards"
Holly Lake Ranch, Texas
"William, You're concert was an excellent journey back in time to what we older people feel was a better place. Your personality outshines any other performer we have had the pleasure of seeing . You made us all feel engaged in the show and made us forget any and all cares for the evening. This was absolutely the most enjoyable concert ever! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Even my 17 year old granddaughter love it!! Thank you again"
— Mike and Jackie
Performing Arts Community Concert, Griffin, GA
"Thank you for the great show you put on here at Arcadia Village last night. By far one of the best shows I have seen in the last twelve years!""
—Dennis Keys
community concert, Arcadia, Florida
"I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed getting to know you and having you perform here… William Florian's performance was very entertaining. The audience sang along all night. William is a genuine performer and full of stories of his life and those he played with. This is been one of our favorite shows!"
—Rachelle Fratzke
Performing Arts Dir, Pearson Lakes Art Ctr., Iowa
"Everyone is still talking 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 Association, Florida
"You all presented a wonderful performance. I could tell that the crowd greatly enjoyed it. You are a charming fellow, and it came across to the audience."
—Susan Francis
Harlingen Community Concert, TX
"Thank you, William. You did an excellent job, we heard endless comments of appreciation"
—Dale Cox
Rincon West RV Resort, Tucson, AZ
"Hi William, Lots of great comments. Everyone loved the music. Many compliments about your beautiful singing voice and also your friendliness. A fun time was had by all."
Tucson Estates, AZ
"Just wanted to thank you for inviting me to the show last night. I had just intended to stay a little while but enjoyed the show so much that I stayed until the end. It was a great show."
—Debby Mitchell
Voyager RV Resort, Tucson
"We had such a fun evening with you! I've heard nothing but positive comments. THANKS for a truly enjoyable, nostalgic evening."
—Jeanie Gigstad
Caliente Springs, Desert Hot Springs, CA
"Thank you the show.People were very thrilled and of course want you back.I'll put you on the call back list for sure."
El Campanil Theatre, Antioch, CA
"The concert was wonderful! Nothing but rave reviews; people were humming the tunes as they left the theater."
Borrego Springs CA Concert Assoc.
"It was a joy seeing you relate to our Borrego kids. Both concerts were so well received! It is hard to believe that last Spring the Community Concert Series was declared dead! I have been attending the concerts for over 20 years and you guys really got things off to a wonderfully spirited revival."
Borrego Springs CA Concert Assoc.
"William is a terrific entertainer and kept the audience fully engaged. Lots of foot stomping and hand clapping in our section."
Folsom, CA, Community Concert
"I just saw your show at the Folsom Lake Community Concert Series. Fantastic! My Mom was there too (she's 104) and she said she enjoyed it because you seemed to be having so much fun."
Folsom, CA
"I have heard nothing but amazing things about your show on Wednesday!"
—Hilda Abarca
Grandview Terrace, Sun City, AZ
"The audience loved the entire event, and you and your guys were a real pleasure to work with"
—Larry Brechner
Munster, IN Auditorium Director
"Very entertaining performance which we enjoyed immensely."
—John Little
Performing Arts, Washington Courthouse, Ohio
"You made us look great! We were extremely pleased with the quality of your performance and quality of the music. You left our audience happy and I'm sure they were humming some of the songs today.Thank you for an excellent performance."
San Diego Performing Arts Community Concert, Joan Kroc Theater
"Payson is still talking about your terrific concert. It's the best we've had this season. Have been listening to your 2 CD's and I'm still singing along!!!"
—Judy Corwin
Performing Arts, Community Concert, Payson Arizona
"Myself and my crew really enjoyed your concert and working with you. I have not laughed so much in a long time. Would love to have you back."
—Thomas W. Walling
Longhorn Theatre
"William, On behalf of Showtime El Paso, and especially Becky & I, thank you for a great show!! Nothing but rave from our members."
—David Avila
El Paso, Texas
"THANK YOU and your backup performers for a truly wonderful show last night! It was by far the best concert in Terrell this season and we enjoyed every minute. Love your style and your talent"
—Gary and Jeanne Nickel
Rockwall, Tx
"I haven't seen our audience have so much fun in a long time. Thanks for a really great show."
—Skip Forrester
Community concert, Goldsboro NC
"t was such a pleasure to meet you. You guys put on a great show and Culpeper fell in love with you! Many thanks for giving us a wonderful evening of great music and fun stories."
Community Concert, Culpepper, VA
"We really enjoyed your program in Culpeper on Saturday evening. You are not only a talented singer with a wonderful voice, but a consummate showman who really relates to his audience"
—Linda Monner
Conductor Rappahannock Choral Society
"One of our former board members, who has been a season ticket holder for years, came up to me after the performance and putting her finger in my face said, “This was the best concert we have ever had. Have them back!” The audience participation on the sing-alongs was wonderful.I can also share that we had NO ONE leave at intermission which may be a first for us.We wish these guys luck and safe travel for the rest of this season because we want them back!!!!"
—Nanc Casson
Bradley Concert, Cleveland, TN
"William, WOW!!! What a show the members that attended are still talking about it. Many say, and I agree, yours was the best performance we have ever had in the theater. Your ability to connect with the audience and involve them in the show was amazing. The video presentation just added the perfect touch and we all went back in time."
—Bill Harper
President Community Concerts Association of Knox County
"William thank you, it' was an honor working with true professional"
—From Dan
tech in Sunnyside WA
"WOW, we all were impressed with your performance last night in Moses Lake Washington. You really have an excellent singing voice and it was fun to go down memory lane with all the songs from the 60s and 70s. My mom really enjoyed it too and she is in her 80s. We also enjoyed your interaction with the audience. I have to say, you do a great impression of John Denver's singing style... maybe even better..... ; I hope you come back to our town gain!"
"THANK YOU and your backup performers for a truly wonderful show last night! It was by far the best concert in Terrell this season and we enjoyed every minute. Love your style and your talent -- you kept us entertained from open to close."
Texas, Performing Arts
"Extremely pleased with the quality of your performance and music. You left our audience happy. Thank you for an excellent performance."
San Diego Performing Arts Community Concert, Joan Kroc Theater
"Payson is still talking about your terrific concert. It's the best we've had this season. Have been listening to your 2 CD's and I'm still singing along!!!"
—Judy Corwin
Performing Arts, Community Concert, Payson Arizona
"I haven't seen our audience have so much fun in a long time. Thanks for a really great show."
—Skip Forrester
Community concert, Goldsboro NC
"This is the best concert we have ever had!"
—Nanc Casson
Bradley Concert, Cleveland, TN
"WOW!!! What a show! Yours was the best performance we have ever had in the theater. Your ability to connect with the audience and involve them in the show was amazing."
—Bill Harper
President Community Concerts Association of Knox County
"Superb!! You have a grand voice, most sincere and fun...you brought joy to all of us."
—Mrs. Lee Gillis
Tucson Estates, Arizona
"I never saw an audience sing more, clap more, and laugh as much in any previous performances"
—Frank Gouin
Community Concert President, Hagerstown, Maryland
"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!"
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."
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."
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!!!!!!!!"
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!"
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
"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!"
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."
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
Brentwood, CA
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
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!"
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! "
Private party, CA
" Great voice, great show, great band - loved it!! "
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! "
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. "
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. "
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. "
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

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Cape Cod Cultural Arts, Yarmouth, MA

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Lee University Conn Center, Cleveland, TN

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

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

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