Chuck Berger has been a professional performer for 40 years. His repertoire consists of the big band sounds of the 40's ... through music of the 70's and 80's! Chuck is proud to play a petosa AM-1100 MIDI accordion. Through the early years of his career, polka music was his mainstay while working with the big name polka bands in the Midwest. With the advent of the MIDI accordion, he now precisely emulates all styles of music, whether it be big band, country, vocal groups, or polkas and waltzes (Swiss, German, Italian, Polish, to name a few). His sound from stage is equivalent to a 14-piece orchestra, without the aid of computer generated background.
Each instrument heard, including the acoustic accordion, is actually being played by Chuck. Thus, he has become the true "ONE MAN, BIG BAND", and is referred to by many as the "MASTER of the MIDI accordion". Chuck continuously performs for such events as the prestigious USBDA Association, polka dances and festivals, exclusive country clubs, private dance clubs, anniversaries, dinner shows, conventions, and cruise ships. Because of his love for the accordion, he goes out of his way to perform for accordion clubs throughout the U.S. A repertoire of over 2000 songs makes him a true crowd pleaser.
Accordion repairs and appraisals are now done right here in the Portland area by Chuck. He also does personal MIDI programming, and for information on his great line of speakers and equipment cabinets, or the following cassettes or CD's, just e-mail Chuck or write to the above address.