Sundae and Mr. Goessl
This nationally touring husband/wife duo has been storming the country with their delightful brand of entertainment, melding award-winning music with non-award winning comedy...
Their show, “Fun & Fancy”, is all in the title: banter, comedy, crowd engagement, and fun costumes mixed in with fancy music, multiple instruments and exciting arrangements giving the audience more than they bargained for with this charming duo.
Sundae + Mr. Goessl have been wowing audiences since 2014 with their home grown music/comedy act featuring velvet vocals, swingin’ guitar, ukulele, bass and melodica all from this talented (and highly trained) duet. With 1000’s of shows under their belt, this fantastic act has earned a fair share of well-deserved attention acquiring awards that some artists have taken decades to earn (including 2 Golden Ears from Earshot Magazine!). No matter your age or musical taste, this duo will keep you smiling and make you fall in love with music all over again.
>> Career Highlights
● Acoustic Ensemble of the Year - Earshot Jazz, 2021
● Artists in Residence - Camp V (Naturita, CO), 2021
● Guest Clinicians - Midland University, Fremont NE, 2021
● “Keeping The Blues Alive” grant recipients (2020)
● Independent Music Award Nominations - 2020 & 2016
● “When You’re Smiling” enjoys 16 weeks in the “Top 50 Jazz Album” charts, 2018
● Vocalist of the Year - Earshot Jazz, 2017
● Best Jazz Act - Seattle Weekly, 2017
● Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess, 2016
● Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess, 2014
● Performed 1200+ shows in 30 US states and CAN
● Sponsorships from Bischoff Guitars (2019) & Hohner Melodicas (2021)
● Official Showcase Artists @ Arts NW (2019), FARM Folk (FAI, 2019) and MPAC (2018)
“Sundae + Mr. Goessl allured our audiences with Sundae’s charming and delightful voice and Mr. Goessl’s superb guitar skills! It’s hard not to love the melodica when played by such a witty and adorable gal as Kate. This duo’s music is classy and sassy!” - Jill Hill, President NAN (Northeastern Arts Network)
“Hard working award winners that have charm dripping off them...This is certainly an act you want to see live if they come your way.” -- Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“One of my fortunate “discoveries” of navigating the pandemic was being introduced to Sundae and Mr. Goessl. I have presented them to a livestream audience, to a hybrid audience, and soon, to a full capacity audience. Kate and Jason are professionals in every sense and were able to adjust to anything I threw at them- including taking what was to have been a live show, and asking them to perform onstage, to an empty house and Livestream audience! It’s immediately apparent that Kate is a superb vocalist and that Jason is a virtuoso guitarist. But the sum total is so much more. Their chemistry onstage is charming and enjoyable and hearkens back to the great couples entertainers like Cash and Carter and Steve and Eydie. They are more than musicians—they’re entertainers, who capture the audience from the first moment and hold them. A performance is full of not only applause, but smiles and laughter. I’ve asked them to host our holiday show this season (live and livestream), for that very reason. The performance is fun. And we can all use some fun.”
-- Joe Ferlo, Director at The Grand Oshkosh (WI)
“The Musical Talents of Sundae & Mr. Goessl are in one simple term, ''Amazing ``! I have had them perform here at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center at least three times in the past few years. They are a perfectly matched Duo playing "Real Music" in today's world of so called "Music" which in many cases, is far from the definition of the true art form of music. Their presentation and musical abilities are few and far between on most stages today. I absolutely love what they do and how they do it. If you are looking for standard tunes of the 30's/40's and more, done in a "Super Tasteful" way.....look no further, you have found it in Sundae & Mr. Goessl. Melodies & Riffs....to Die For!”
-- Neil Lang, Bldg. Mgr. Marion Ross Performing Arts Center
"Sundae + Mr. Goessl is more than a vintage duo, their authenticity and commitment to the genre rings true, and the genuineness shines through in their renditions of these classic gems. The duo takes you through delightfully fun romps, to late night after hours sounds. Like listening to Billie Holiday, you feel you are taking two friends along with you on your day – [they have] that instantaneous likeability."
-- H. Allen Williams, JazzTimes
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
Sundae + Mr. Goessl come equipped with a full professional sound system (including all cables, stands and additional props) accommodating up to 1000 seats. This system can easily be used as stand alone amplification or in conjunction with the house sound system. Sundae + Mr. Goessl also come equipped with lights if needed.
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you may use when introducing Sundae + Mr. Goessl to your audience:
"It is my pleasure to present nationally touring duo, Sundae + Mr. Goessl. This charming couple has been performing together for 8 years and married for 6. They perform over 200 shows a year all across the US and Canada and were recently awarded "Acoustic Ensemble of the Year” from Earshot Magazine. So, get ready to hear some award-winning music and some non-award-winning comedy..."
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.