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Watch out Carrie. Move over Kelly and Clay. There’s another
“Idol” around; he’s a little bit older, and his show biz success story is even
more improbable. This “Idol” is Ron Gartner, an ex-textile salesman who, a few
years ago, switched from selling “schmattas” (a Yiddish word for rags) to
singing songs and entertaining crowds from coast to coast. Unlike the budding
young stars on today’s music scene, Ron has tasted enough wine, breathed in
enough air from smoke-filled lounges, broken enough hearts and had his broken
enough times to be able to warble about a lost love and really mean it.
He always dreamed of being a Pop Star, just like all the young people lining up
to get on American Idol these days. But back in the '50's when Ron yearned for
the limelight, the only game in town was Ted Mack's Amateur Hour emanating from
New York. Trouble was, Ron lived in Los Angeles, and his mother didn't really
believe he was talented enough to warrant sending him to the Big Apple.
Ron contented himself with having his own high school band and had some success
playing at the Whisky A-Go Go and PJs in the early 60's. It was at PJ's where he
was "discovered" by then Motown executive Billy Davis. After a few frustrating
attempts to cut his first album, Ron tabled thoughts of a music career and went
into his family's textile business. When his parents retired to Palm Springs in
1994, Ron moved himself and his textile business east to New York.
Single for many years, Gartner began to bring dates to a piano bar he had
discovered, where he could impress them with a few tunes that he knew. That
worked fine, until a matchmaker introduced him to his future wife Fran Heller.
Initially charmed, she grew weary of late night forays into smoke-filled bars to
wait for Ron to belt out yet another rendition of "Mack the Knife". An ultimatum
followed: "Find another outlet for your singing!" He did.
After reading an article in the New York Times about dance programs at a senior
center in Queens, Ron called the center and volunteered to sing there for free.
They accepted, he performed and got both a standing ovation and a letter of
recommendation. Using that singular letter, Ron began to contact and perform at
other senior centers, nursing homes, and senior residences.
Today, Ron is bringing his Vegas-style show to cabarets, nightclubs, community
theatres and outdoor summer concerts, corporate and charity events, and golf
club communities from LA to New York and all points in between. A 2005 MAC Award
nominee for Vocalist of the Year, Ron is quite literally a living breathing
example of how to re-invent yourself in mid-life to pursue your passions and
live your dreams. A real "Idol" for our times.
“A Classic Lounge Act…with snappy banter and polished stage moves”
-- The New York Times
“Gartner struck gold…with a song in his heart”
-- Los Angeles Times
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Middle Township PAC announces summer lineup Shore News Today Included in the lineup are eight concerts by pianist Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops, along with performances by The Platters and singer Ron Gartner, the Bronx Wanderers with the Fabulous Grease Band, the New Jersey Ballet in its annual ...