Entertaining with Accordion

Melodies from Around the World




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Simon was the perfect fit for at an event I held on the lawn at my shop last month - he was absolutely the hit of the evening!  "An Evening in Provence - Oysters, Wine & Design" -  he played entirely French accordion music and added so much to the atmosphere and festivities! Everyone adored him with his beret, scarf, stripe sailor type shirt and constant smile. The music is fantastic and it was the second time I hired him and definitely will again! Five Stars!!! 

Thanks Simon!

Melissa Cox

Dennis, MA

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Simon –

You were fantastic!! The French accordion music was loved by all during the pre-show gala. Thank you for providing our Wang Theater guests with such a lovely experience during the opening night of “An American in Paris”.

All the best,

Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr.
President & CEO off Boch Center (former Citi Performing Arts Center)

Boston, MA


Everyone enjoyed your music yesterday at family Christmas Party. We received many compliments and wanted to pass them on to you. You made our party special and we look forward to hearing your music again.

Thank You,

Jeff Martins

Rhode Island

Simon -

Thank you so much for bringing your amazing talent to our wedding reception. Not only were you super-easy to organize and schedule with, but we were especially impressed by your wide repertoire and expressive playing. All of our guests were delighted by your performance and you set the perfect mood for our event. We could not have asked for a more pleasant musical backdrop for our reception. Thank you so much!!

Luke & Sean 

W. Hollywood, CA and Provincetown, MA

We were having an Oktoberfest after our Annual meeting event and wanted to find a way to make the evening special for our attendees. I felt that music might just be the thing and found Simon doing a search of accordion players/Oktoberfest music online. He was a breeze as far as booking and was very nice, even when we had to slightly modify his schedule. Simon is a gentleman and a phenomenal accordion player. His classic German Oktoberfest music was the perfect addition to the event. Our attendees loved it and it provided the perfect atmosphere to our themed party. The music was not too loud or soft and he was very accommodating throughout the event. I would highly recommend hiring Simon to handle the music for your event(s) whether it’s an Oktoberfest or another type of event (Simon plays many types of music). You will be glad you did!

Rachel D. Tristano, CAE, e-PRO, Chief Executive Officer
Plymouth and South Shore Assoc. of REALTORS

Pembroke, MA

I was looking online for an accordion player for our first Oktoberfest and I hired Simon sight unseen. Being a little apprehensive I was put immediately at ease when Simon showed up promptly, dressed for the occasion and  brought in his equipment. He was set up in no time, professional and very pleasant.? Simon's first number was amazing as were the rest to follow. He obviously enjoys what he does and does it very well. All our guests commented on what a great time they had - thanks to Simon! I would recommend him highly for any event!

Judith Rizoli
Function Coordinator
Wellesley Country Club

Wellesley, MA

Simon was fantastic! It was a French party and he completely nailed it! Not only was the music perfect but he looked the part in his beret, scarf, and his blue and white stripe shirt. He added so much to the party and everyone really enjoyed it. And he's as nice as can be! Thanks Simon!!!

Melissa Cox
Owner off Scout Vintage retail store

Dennis, MA

Dear Simon,

Thank you so much for your gift of music-we truli appreciate your talents and we are so grateful to have you as part of wedding festivities!

Shari & Jason

Newport, RI

Simon was a fantastic addition to our Oktoberfest party! He provided fun, authentic accordion music to accompany the rest of our festivities. He had a great set-up and performed not only amplified music but also some strolling accordion playing at the party. The guests all enjoyed the music immensely, and Simon was definitely the hit of the party. I highly recommend him for any corporate or personal event!

Jaclyn Bauer, DMC Boston

Lexington, MA


Thank you so much. We all enjoyed your performance. It was perfect music for this very special party. I've never heard such excellent playing. You are truly a virtuoso! It was a wonderful day and so nice to have another Ukrainian in the room.   Thank you, again, for making it so special. 

Christine S.

Beverly, MA

Dear Simon,

Thank you for the lovely music you played yesterday at our reception.  We and our guests very much appreciated it.

I will hold on to your card should we have accasion again for an accordion player.

May you have many more appearances so that others can enjoy your wonderful art.

Valy & Jeri

Boston, MA

Dear Simon,

Thank you for helping to make our wedding celebration truly memorable. Our guests loved your music and it truly helped create such a romantic, warm, and inviting environment. We feel fortunate to have found you online and would highly recommend you for other celebrations.

Diviya M. and Nabil A.

Boston, MA

Dear Simon,

Thank you for helping make my mother-in-law's 90th birthday party such a huge success. She wanted to have an accordionist play Italian music and you did just that, much to the delight of her lady friends.  And thank you for the wonderful music, which you played on accordion and keyboard.  Your selections were perfect for the occasion and beautifully played.  It was a night which my mother-in-law and all our family will not soon forget.

Ann Piccolo

Dumont, New Jersey

Dear Simon,

We wanted to thank you for providing such a warm atmosphere for our Wedding cocktail hour.  The music you chose was a wonderful setting for our romantic occasion, and we would definitely recommend you to others.

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Kelton

Brookline, MA

Dear Simon,

You were the hit of the party!  You made my bridal shower fun and an event to remember – my guests are still talking about it.  I would definitely recommend you to everyone I know.

Susan L.

Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Dear Simon,

Your performance at my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was a big hit.  You made it so much fun for both kids and adults that nobody wanted to go home. Thank you for giving us a wonderful time!

Bob Goldman

Providence, RI

Dear Simon,

When I was planning my house party, I thought I would have to go with tapes and CDs since I was looking for someone to play French music and thought it would be tough to find.  A friend of mine told me about Simon Shapiro and his European background and said I should at least check him out.  Well, I am so glad I did.  The music was wonderful and his repertoire was so broad!   My guests had so much fun singing along and dancing that we now have these parties as often as time permits.

Simone J.

Lexington, MA