Mister Melodeon! 
Novelty Street Musician
Available for Parties, Stores, and Venues

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I'm A Street Musician

Thanks for checking out my website. I'm a street musician or "busker" who works parties, bar events, and "crowd control", by playing happy music while people wait in line for events. I enjoy meeting people and I'm very pleased that so many folks like my music.

The melodeon pictured here is a button accordion, the kind the mariachis, Cajun/zydeco musicians, and gondoliers play. It plays differently from the American piano accordion. I like playing the melodeon because it always sounds festive.  My instrument is a German-style Hohner, designed in the mid-1800s. My instrument is 25 years old.

I have been playing melodeon 25 years. I've also played the violin/fiddle and clarinet, though I prefer the melodeon.

Contact me: sfdavidkaye@yahoo.com

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My Biography:  I have done many things in my life so far.  I began playing clarinet music at age 9, switched to violin at age 30, and today I play the melodeon (button accordion) exclusively. I also sing. But my first career was radio and TV broadcasting. I worked 12 years in broadcasting as a radio and TV engineer, and also as talent as a radio DJ, talkshow host in Portland, and as a TV movie host in Sacramento.  I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, and have lived in SF, Hayward, Oakland, Richmond, and now Fremont.

In March 2020 I got one of the worst cases of Covid-19 that UCSF Medical Center and SF General Hospital had ever seen.  I was in a coma for 12 days, in the hospital for 3 months, and literally had to learn to walk again. I'm still a bit stiff and sometimes use a cane. I have progressed a lot thanks to the folks in the hospital and my physical therapist.

Prior to March 2020 I had a successful career doing freelance computer and network technical support, but 3 months in the hospital unfortunately lost that career for me.  I've been unsuccessful re-establishing that business. So, today music is my career once again.  I love playing music, singing, and helping make people happy.

Want to do what I'm doing? Learn how to busk! If you're a student or retired or just want some extra income, I'll show you how to do what I've been doing. It's a totally free series of YouTube videos! Click below. 

Learn How to Busk


You can contact me here: sfdavidkaye@yahoo.com