Biography

Hello everyone;
I hope you are all doing well and riding out this pandemic we are facing.  Never could I have imagined that something like Covid 19 would bring old time dances to a complete standstill.  As I write this, it has been almost a year since I last played for a dance.  I miss the music and all my dancing friends very much, and hope that we will get back to dancing again soon.
Although I am not playing in public these days, I am pleased to promote an upcoming concert I will be doing on Facebook and Youtube.
The community of Indian Head Sask. has worked hard to restore their old Grand Theatre and turn it into a unique venue which can host many wonderful events.  Currently they are hosting "Tune in Tuesdays" which are 1 hour concerts featuring a variety of talent from the area.  There is no live audience, but the concerts can be viewed on Facebook and Youtube.
I will be doing an accordion concert there on Tuesday April 20.
If you are on Facebook, and wish to watch it live, it is at 10am.
To find it on Facebook it is @INDIANHEADGRANDTHEATRE
If you are not on Facebook, or can't watch it live, it will be posted to Youtube
later that day or the next.  Search "Tune in Tuesdays" at Indian Head Grand Theatre
to find it on Youtube.
I am looking forward to doing this concert, and hope you can join me, even
though not in person.
Although it has been a challenge going from being very busy to 
not playing at all, I am grateful that my family has remained healthy.
I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you all again!

Welcome to my web site! My name is Len Gadica from Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada. People have always had trouble pronouncing my name, but it's easy if you remember that it rhymes with pizza! (Ga-dee-tsa). When I do kids shows and tell the kids that, they often end up calling me Mr. Pizza!

I grew up on a farm near Melville, and this area was rich in music, especially “old time” music. There were many bands playing polkas, waltzes etc. at dances on weekends in halls, country schools and house parties throughout Saskatchewan. My dad played the accordion at dances back in the 30's and 40's, and as I was growing up I also took an interest in learning to play the accordion.

I started playing for dances at age 14, and have been doing it ever since. (Over 40 years!) I toured across Canada in the 1970's with a band called “The Rising Sons”, who played in bars and night clubs 6 nights a week. Then in 1976 I settled back in my hometown of Melville and played with the band on weekends. I owned and operated a music store for 12 years at that time, and also taught music lessons.

In 1987 I began performing as a “1 Man Band”, and am still going strong with that. It is similar to karaoke, except I do all the parts. My main instrument is still the accordion, and I record all my background and then play along with it live. I am very fortunate to be very busy playing every weekend, and I am booked well over a year in advance all the time.

I have released my 7th album of all original old time music, and I also have 6 music books available of my tunes, all written for the accordion. It is very gratyfying to see that my music books and CD's are spreading all over western Canada and the northern U.S., and many accordion players are learning my music.


Besides playing on weekends, I still teach some music lessons on accordion, piano and keyboards, and I also am a piano tuner with a large clientele of customers all over the area. I also entertain children at schools, concerts or fairs, and at the other end of the age spectrum, I do many shows for seniors at various gatherings.

To say that I am busy would be an understatement, but as I sang on one of my CD's “I'm a Lucky Man” because I am doing what I love to do, and perhaps bring a bit of happiness to those I play for.

Thanks again for visiting my site, and as Lawrence Welk used to say: “Keep a song in your heart!”