The Elk Island Duo
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The Elk Island Duo is comprised of singer-pianist Michele Kaye, and guitarist-vocalist Michael Purves-Smith. They perform a wide repetoire that includes latin, international, oldies, ballroom dancing, easily listening, jazz standard, and pop music. The Elk Island Duo has performed at resorts, corporate events, and most recently, on board the Celebrity Mercury Cruise Ship, where they were rated the best duo in the history of the fleet. Michele is an award-winning vocalist who is comfortable singing in a wide range of styles, as well as accompanying herself on piano. She has worked as a production singer and toured internationally. Her magnetic stage-presence has garnered praise throughout North America, Japan, and the Caribeean. Guitarist-vocalist Michael Purves-Smith is a trained jazz and classical guitarist, as well as an excellent singer in his own right. This engaging pair has won fans for its energetic and addictive sound. The duo is capable of playing an extensive range of material, which includes audience requests. They draw their material from an ever-growing list of over 300 of the best songs in popular music history. The Duo is available to perform with sequences (bass and percussion), acoustically or as a quartet (with bass and drums). The Elk Island Duo evokes romance and perfectly sets the mood by feeling the pulse of the audience an by crafting the apporpriate ambiance for any function. This fun-loving twosome is sure to add the perfect touch to your event.
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