The Original Fabulous One Guy
Venues: Corporate Events
Expect hysterically funny comedy and mesmerizing Spanish guitar playing in Gordy’s stand-up musical comedy show. From Rogaine to Road Kill, from the pitfalls of parenting to the process of aging gracefully (or not), from the birth of a baby to the demise of the 8-track tape, Gordy’s family friendly baby boomer humor is guaranteed to make you laugh, make you cry … make you laugh so hard you cry.
A veteran entertainer, extraordinary guitarist, comedy writer and published songwriter, Gordy has performed his stand-up musical comedy show as The original Fabulous ONE GUY for hundreds of corporations, associations and other organizations, large and small. Gordy also does a full-length concert, performed throughout the United States, and a historical show: “Seth Bullock: The Spirit of the West.” He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, where he sang “Days of ‘76”, an original song from his “Seth Bullock” show, and opened for Kenny Chesney, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys and many more.
Called the “Victor Borge of the Guitar,” Gordy’s unique performance style brings laughter to music and music to laughter. Gordy mesmerizes audiences as he plays Bach and Bluegrass in the same breath, Mozart on “12 cups of good, strong cowboy coffee,” and a foot-stomping turn of “Classical Gas.”
In Gordy’s character-driven comedy, you’ll meet Orville T. Saddlesore, “a chewed up old cowboy” who offers up Words of Western Wisdom; Joe California, a cool dude struggling to survive his first winter; Joe Prosciutto, a New Yorker suffering culture shock; and, of course, Gordy, a character in his own right.
A theatre and music professional for more than 30 years, Gordy grew up in summer stock theater and studied classical guitar and ancient music at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; Royal College of Music, London; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The founder of Deadwood Production Company and One Guy LLC, Gordy wrote 12 history alive shows, including “SETH BULLOCK: The Spirit of the West,” which includes first-hand stories and the original songs on this CD. “The Days of ‘76” was performed on ABC’s Good Morning America. He continues to perform “SETH” for a variety of organizations.
Gordy also has produced several CDs including his most recent, “rusty old american dream,” a collection of his songs and songs by some of his favorite artists; and his classical solo guitar album “String Theory.” Gordy’s albums are available for sale on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com and on Gordy’s website. Gordy can be found on Facebook and YouTube and followed on twitter.
“Great show! Loved the performance and the music.”
“The best entertainment we’ve ever had! Hysterically funny! Musically amazing!”
–Wyoming Emergency Response Association
“I do not exaggerate when I say that in terms of musical acumen, interpretive command, and convincing delivery, Gordy has few equals (and even fewer, if indeed any, superiors).”
–San Francisco Conservatory of Music
“I’ve never heard anyone play the guitar like that! It was fantastic!”
–U.S. National Guard Officers Conference
“I just get a little emotional when you talk about Seth Bullock and Teddy Roosevelt—you do that so well.”
–Board President, W.H. Over Museum (University of South Dakota)
“Gordy has a great show for young and old. He had the crowd in stitches!”
–Custer State Park
“Gordy always delivers 100%. There is always lots of laughter and plenty of smiles. The program entertains and educates our visitors.”
–Director, Adams Museum and House
“Gordy was fantastic…our group really loved him.”
–SD Health Care Association
“Gordy is definitely a draw for us at the fair…a great entertainer!”
–South Dakota State Fair
“The program was excellent! Gordy’s presentation was the icing on our celebration cake!”
“Gordy truly helped make our convention a success!”
–North Dakota/South Dakota Association of Realtors
“A great musical act!”
–Director, Active Generations Lifestyle Expo
“A wonderful, hilarious, touching, mesmerizing performance.”
–Episcopal Diocese Convention
“I laughed so hard my stomach was sore for two days. Thanks!”
–Land Title Association
“Your humor is delightful and family oriented. Plus I sensed you could read the crowd and knew just how to tickle their funny bone. I am a grateful meeting planner.”
–Lignite Energy Council
“The entertainment was out of this world. I will never forget him.”
–Manager, Fremont County Title Company
“Staff, board members, guests and City Officials have raved and raved about his performance as Seth Bullock. Gordy is a multi-talented artist.”
– Director, Adams Museum and House
“Gordy does as good a show as you’ll see anywhere in the country.”
–Comedian Gary Muledeer
“What a performance! Funny, relevant and even a bit sentimental. It did wonders for a stressed out soul.”
–Society of Mechanical Engineers
“You were a true hit! Thanks for helping to make our convention a success.”
–Association of County Commissioners
“You were delightful and the whole group thoroughly enjoyed your show. Thank you for making us smile.”
–Board member, Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association
“Everyone loved your performance. Your original lyrics provided humor that everyone could relate to. You are a funny man!”
–President, Wyoming Bar Association
“Your performance was exceptional! As an event organizer I cannot tell you how much I appreciate being assured that I can sit back and enjoy that part of the convention.”
–Society of Professional Land Surveyors
“Thoroughly Enjoyable!! Incredible! I’ll definitely come again.”
–Betty Dahlin, concert audience member
“Good, clean family entertainment!”
–Northland Industrial Specialties
“We had a terrific time! Gordy’s guitar playing was truly “Fabulous,” and he was laugh-out-loud funny. He reminds me of Jonathan Winters with a guitar. A very high-energy, family-oriented show.”
–Dr. Scott Stewart, concert audience member
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Gordy Pratt to your audience:
“Gordy Pratt is “The original Fabulous ONE GUY”. He is an accomplished comedian, musician and songwriter who calls South Dakota his home. Gordy has opened for Kenny Chesney, the Beach Boys, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many more.
“Gordy has performed from coast to coast, from the Alligator Pit at Reptile Gardens to the opening of the State Legislature.
“He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and has been featured on several Public Television shows.
“Gordy has produced three CDs and he’d like to get rid of all three of them tonight.
“May we have the room lights out please?
“Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome, the original Fabulous ONE GUY, you know, that one guy, Gordy Pratt.”
The following technical requirements will help to get the best impact from a ONE GUY performance:
- Minimum stage size 8Ã—10
- Power supply at the stage
- The artist provides sound and lighting for audiences up to 300
- “House lights” must be off during the performance
- Set up and sound check one hour prior to the audience entering the room