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Catherine Nemec- Musical Memories from the 40s, 50s, 60s

Catherine is a dynamic singer with the ability to draw in the listener and  encouraging audience participation and interaction. She performs a variety of songs ranging from Country to Rock n Roll as well as popular hits from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Catherine brings a PA system and equipment for performances.

Catherine Nemec grew up in Vienna, Austria where she spent countless hours in her family’s vintage record store, listening to the wistful ballads of old-time country music, the carefree dance tunes of Western Swing and the driving rhythms of Rockabilly music. Having performed as a lead singer as well as solo artist for several years, Catherine loves to share her passion for well crafted tunes, great melodies and engaging lyrics during her lively and dynamic live performance.


A partial listing of 50’s Sing Along and Country Favorites songs:

*Crazy / Patsy Cline

*That’ll Be the Day / Buddy Holly

*All I Have to Do Is Dream / Everly Brothers

*Que Sera Sera / Doris Day

*Lover Me Tender / Elvis Presley

*Why Do Fools Fall In Love / Frankie Lymon

*Hey Good Lookin’ / Hank Williams

*Smile / Nat King Cole

*You Belong To Me / Jo Stafford

*Sentimental Journey / Doris Day

*Blue Bayou /Linda Ronstadt

*Lili Marlen /Marlene Dietrich

*Anyone Who Had a Heart /Dionne Warwick


Service Fee: Inquire for details.

Service Areas:

Oregon: Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County

Washington State: Vancouver area

Service Types:

Retirement Home/Independent Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Rehab, Adult Foster Home, Senior Center

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Weekdays, Weekends, Daytime, Evenings, Request on Short Notice, Request in Advance 


Contact Name: Catherine Nemec

Phone: 503-975-6428

E-mail: cathnemec@gmail.com

Website: https://www.cathnemec.com/

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“She was just wonderful! She was really easy to work with, the residents absolutely loved her, and she was great interacting with the residents. My job here is to entertain the residents and make them happy, and Catherine definitely made my residents smile. She was so much fun to watch and I will be contacting her again to come perform after the holidays!” Sadie A., Activities Assistant, Parkview Memory Care at Cherry Wood Village


“I would like to take some time to recommend Catherine Nemec for your community. She is a singer who specializes in the music of the 1950’s and 1960’s: Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Connie Frances, Patsy Cline, etc. Catherine is very personable, has a wonderful voice, brings all her own equipment, as well as songbooks for the residents. I found her to be very engaging with the residents, often telling stories about the songs or the artists. Catherine Nemec is a fine entertainer and would be a good addition to any Life Enrichment calendar” -Chris N., Life Enrichment Director, Whitewood Gardens


“Catherine is a charismatic and engaging entertainer doing songs from the 1950’s and 60’s.  The sing along books in large type make the experience more enjoyable too.  The narrative about the songs spark reminiscing for our residents.  We enjoy Catherine’s visits”. Ronnie C., Activities Coordinator, Mirabella Portland




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