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Traditional and Contemporary Bluegrass Band with 20 years of experience performing for a variety of functions. From a high energy show to a quieter background music setting.
Gabrielle Wortman has spent her entire life playing music. With 12 years of piano education, 5 years of guitar, and 5 years of vocal training, she extends far beyond musicians of her age. At only 17 years old, Gabrielle Wortman has recorded and co-produced her own demo, written over 100 songs, and played live in bars, restaurants, and music festivals all over the state of Connecticut. Why, you may ask, does she devote her entire life to music? She explains on her Myspace site, “I write because I hope that I can relay an experience or idea through a beautiful medium. So, hey, if you like my songs, at least I did something right.” Foremost, the thing that sets Gabrielle apart from your everyday female musician is just that she isn’t one of them. Her unique, bluesy voice, with incredible piano and guitar accompaniment provides the listener with a sound unlike any other artist before her. This original sound is perhaps due to the fact that she was originally supposed to be a concert pianist, but started receiving an education in jazz when she felt her creativity waning. Ultimately, her profound teaching in almost every kind of genre provides her with unbelievable versatility. Through her ability to write heartbreaking ballads as well as blood-pumping rock songs, she undoubtedly demonstrates this rare talent through her music. Moreover, her incredible charisma and amazing stage presence allow her to win over crowds everywhere. During a music festival, Gabrielle opened for a heavy metal band with innumerable heavy metal fans in the crowd. Although she by no means plays heavy metal, by the end of the show she received a standing ovation and sold over 50 CDs. www.secretlifeofgabby.com, is set to be finished by late December and her demo is now available for sale. Additionally, she working on finishing her first studio album, The Secret Life of Gabby, and continues to play live. In the future, she will be focusing on promoting her album and providing New York City with her fresh, raw sound. When asked if she, a 17 year old, is intimidated by crowds of adults in bars and clubs, she responds, “I never get nervous, only an adrenaline rush. I like to close my eyes and feel the sound. I believe that everyone everywhere will connect through any beautiful music artists can provide, regardless of color, gender, and especially age.”
Brother E & the Blue Rhythm Kings
WhiskeyJack Formed in early 2006, WhiskeyJack is comprised of 6 central Illinois musicians with diverse backgrounds. Four of the five band members have 30+ years of musical performance and touring backgrounds. Their main focus is creating music with a fresh and exciting approach of acoustic-laced instrumentation with additions of non-traditional instruments and intensive vocal harmonies.
Realizing that there is an enormous demand for such a project; WhiskeyJack set out to form a unique blend of classic acoustic rock as well as contemporary and Indie music. Instrumentation includes Acoustic Guitars, Ukulele, Native American flute, Jazz and Latin percussion, 5/6 string Basses, and Piano/Synthesizers. Arrangements are intricately designed to compliment exceptionally delivered vocals and vocal harmonies. One can hear influences of artists that range from John Mayer to CSNY to the Beatles and every artist that focused on Acoustic-based rock. Briana Stodden has been recognized as one of the finest vocalists on the professional circuit. She has a wonderfully crafted, sensual voice that is the main vocal component is WhiskeyJack.
Additionally, Stacy Doty has an impressive background of accomplishments. He toured many years with the Nancy Hays show. He was signed to AMI Records and had radio airplay with songs that he had written. He also wrote a top 40 hit that was number 4 on the Billboard Charts that a very well recognized artist recorded. He has opened for many top shelf artists such as; Ronnie Milsap, Bellamy Brothers, Glen Campbell, and many, many others.
Kenny Hays, Randal Rhoads, and Greg Lawyer have also done extensive touring and are considered top notch musicians and instrumentalists.
EVENTS Mark is available as a one-man band on up to an 8-piece band, upon request of his clients needs, to provide entertainment for club venues, social, corporate and wedding events with easy listening, tropical, jazz on up to high-energy dance music. He provides live and pre-recorded music that far exceeds his clients expectations to make their party an occasion of FUN AND EXCITEMENT! Never a dull moment! REPERTOIRE I guess you could simply say that his wide range stems from “Frank Sinatra” to “Jimi Hendrix” but that would be putting it lightly. Other artists: Jimmy Buffett, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel and Elton John “just to simply name a few” are also in his repertoire. It is almost impossible to list all the tunes that he does but he always captivates his audiences with a performance that far exceeds their expectations! A song list and CD are available upon request. PERFORMANCES Mark, for example, has the capability to play a job with simple background music and at any given moment the ability to kick it into high gear if need be. Performing at the “Sheraton Yankee Clipper” for the last 8 years has given him a proven track record by keeping a lot of the guests from all over the world coming back year after year for more. He has also been performing, from time to time since 1992, at the “Embassy Suites” where again, satisfaction has never been wasted. PERSONAL I have had the distinct pleasure, in my life, to perform with some of the most well known celebrities in the business. Performing with “Liza Minelli” was a very memorable one as well as having the honors of playing for President Clinton at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. One of my favorite performances, although was playing a birthday party for “Roy Clark” at the Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach. The party got exciting when I had people like, Hal Linden, Peter Marshall and Tom Posten get up and sing with me as well as some famous basketball coaches. Roy sure has a lot of friends.
Energia Brasil has the beat from Brazil in their blood. They combine styles like axe, samba-reggae, pagode from Brasil ( mainly Salvador da Bahia ) with 50's to present pop, rock, and folk from America. They put all this together in a contagious live-show that compels the audience to jump up and dance.
Yes, it’s true about who you know in Hollywood but sometimes it's merely fate working her mysterious magic. That’s exactly what happened when five worlds collided. A mutual producer friend spearheaded the initial introduction of ultra-hot European lead singer Dhana and LA local producer/keyboardist Gregg. Shortly after, followed the discovery of drummer Jason, guitarist Matt and bassist Brian.
Named after the bouncy dolls seen in the back of taxicabs, Taxi Doll was formed to bridge the gap between pop-rock and electronic music.
Inspired by a mix of Garbage, Chemical Brothers and Blondie, the band quickly popularized a sound that is often referred to as “Rocktronica”.
“We’ve been so lucky to have all come together so quickly. I know it can take a long time to form a band, but we all love the same bands, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Blondie, No Doubt, Garbage, etc. We used to meet on Melrose to hang out and talk about music, I guess you could say Taxi Doll was formed there.”
Since the inception of Taxi Doll, they have placed numerous songs in TV and Film, with “Waiting” charting 3 on the Billboard Dance Charts and now “Be With You” which is currently moving up the charts.
Their songs can be heard in the following movies and TV shows: "John Tucker Must Die" "Firewall" "Shall We Dance" "Laguna Beach" "The Hills" "CSI: NYC" "Veronica Mars"
The Groove Thang band is definitely THE best "get off your seat and dance" entertainment party band in the Sacramento and the SF Bay Areas. The Groove Thang Band plays a diverse mix of non-stop dance cover music including R&B, Funk, Disco, Smooth Jazz, Rock and yes, even some Country from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Something for everyone!
The main concept of the band is to provide the ultimate party machine for your wedding, festival, anniversary, corporate event, convention, fundraiser, or nightclub so that you can have a great time and dance, dance dance! We also provide DJ services alone or in combination with a live band to keep your event moving at all times.
MIKE LANIGAN (Salty) VOCALS, HARMONICA, PERCUSSION, RHYTHM GUITAR, MANDOLIN
Salty's hard blowing licks and unique timing provide harmonica flavor enjoyed by all. Opening or performing with such artists as Herbie Mann, Spyro Gyra, Atlanta Rhythym Section, Starship, Billy Dean, Terry Clark, Tracy Lawrence, Tom Gribbon, T.C. Carr and many more.
Salty has the passion, energy and experience for a memorable funky blues swing show. INTERNET AWARDS BEST BEAT IN BLUES There's Gonna Be An Accident Trouble BEST BLUES MALE VOCALS There's Gonna Be An Accident BEST ROCKING TRACK Trouble TRACK OF THE DAY Trouble There's Gonna Be An Accident American Without Prefix TRACK OF THE WEEK Trouble There's Gonna Be An Accident American Without Prefix GARAGEBAND RECORDS
CLARENCE SEAY (''Big C'') BASSIST, VOCALS Clarence Seay (jazz bassist,composer born 1957 Washington, DC) Seay has been an acoustic bassist with the Wallace Roney Quintet for over 15 years. Seay, also known as “Big C” , is a disciple of the Paul Chambers School of Jazz Bass Playing which features a style of walking harmonically inventive bass lines in a robust manner by positioning strings relatively high from the fingerboard- a practice mostly abandoned by modern bass players because of its physical difficulty. In addition to Roney, Seay has recorded and/or toured domestically and internationally with several renown jazz artists and groups including Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers , Wynton Marsalis, Billy Harper, Chico Freeman, Lou Donaldson and the Smithsonian Jazz Works Orchestra. Seay attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, with Wallace Roney and Gregory Charles Royal in the 1970‘s and attended Howard University with them and pianist Geri Allen in the 1980‘s. Seay was an Adjunct Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for over 10 years in the 1980’s and 90’s. Seay was commissioned by the United States Post Office to compose and perform on their Album Commemorating America’s Celebration of Jazz.
JOHN KEPLER VOCALS, DRUMS A veteran (both percussion and Marines), Mr. Kepler has entertained our troops at various USO's, Military Bases, and since joining us civilians, enjoyed playing percussion in regional acts, keeping a steady back beat and rhythm.
JOHNNY BINNS ELECTRIC GUITAR Having performances annually in Europe, Johnny knows the value of involved audiences. Johnny has played the North Florida circuit for many years, with tasteful and soulful licks.....
Dan Lawson does not just play the guitar, His guitar tells a story of Passion and Soul! Dan's Music is a vast mix of Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Funk! We allow the music to speak for us! We have been Playing from Sea to Shining Sea!! Dan is also a frequent performer at all the Major Blues Festivals through out North America such as The Ottawa Blues Festival and the Mont-Tremblant Blues festival in Montreal Canada. I have had the honor of sharing the stage with such Great Act's as "My Band of Brother's Of Blues and Funk!!! Erik MacPherson, Tim Provost and Sean Hagon" Chris "Whipper" Layton of "Double Trouble" The 4 Tops, Jr. Walker's Allstar's, The Contours, Bad Co, Styx, R.E.O and Speedwagon, Lou Gramm, Rick Derringer, John Waite, Jack Blades, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchett, John Cafferty, Edgar Winters, Eddie Money, Z.Z.Top, .38 Special, John Kay and Steppenwolf.
BigBossMan is a classic rock and classic party music band from Richmond, VA. We offer a little something for everyone. From Jam band to danceable classics, we've got you covered! Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, and MANY more. Great music to suit any number of styles and events.
Let’s face it, men singing a Cappella has never been an unsightly occurrence…and these Cappella rebels bend all rules and regulations of this genre. 100% testosterone, 120% talent, Eye Candy and Ear Candy …..
“A Cappella” of course meaning: No musical instruments, no back-tracks…using nothing other than brilliant vocal chords and astounding techniques, this together with eight hilarious personalities on stage, ensures that crowds are up on their feet after every single performance.
Navi Redd is a Cappella group with a sting in its tail and its repertoire includes anything from Grease and The Beach Boys to Johnny Clegg and Steve Hofmeyr. Since the group’s inception early in 2004, Navi Redd have been amusing crowds all over South Africa, and the Brand Name has grown to be loved by the public and widely respected by all involved in the entertainment industry … A Cappella for the people!
Theatre supremo Richard Loring had the following to say about Navi Redd:
“Navi Redd is one of those rare breed of artists who combine a spellbinding mastery of vocal sounds with captivating originality. This is seen in their innovative ideas in marketing and reaching younger and newer audiences in the music market in South-Africa.
Their vocal expertise and passion for their work, make them especially marketable in the South African Industry, where audiences have not been exposed to their work. I believe that Navi Redd is one of the most exciting, accomplished and promising vocal groups to emerge from South Africa…”
Navi Redd has become a very popular artist for corporate events and has entertained companies at their :
Conventions (SAB Banquet Awards – Cape Town) Award Functions (Car of the Year 2006) Sport Events (Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge) Motivational Road shows (Standard Bank) Conferences (KPMG – Fancourt Golf Estate) Brand Name Roadshows (Miller Draft & News Café) Ladies Days (Mornings) (Spar) Yearend Functions (BASF South Africa)
Rarely does a band give off so much chemistry. From raw rhythms, to pure vocal ability, Long Island's Somehow Sorry is a mix of in the pocket grove rock with a dark psycedelic undertone. The experience is one that will send you back to the day of true vocal ability, with a blend of todays raw cutting edge guitar sounds. From a background of the classic greats, as well as the influences of todays bands like; Good Charlotte, Jet and Green Day, Somehow Sorry has launched onto the indie scene. Throughout the year Somehow Sorry has performed a number of venues in the Tri State Area and continues in gathering friends and fans along the way. This group strives to be one of the hottest energetic live shows around! "One of the best new bands to hit L.I. in a long time." (The Villager, April 2006) "A must see & hear" (Goodtimes Magazine, August 2006.) Currently the band is recording there EP with "Modern Voices Records" a Long Island Indie Label. Scheduled release date - Spring 2007.
ILIANA came to Los Angeles with a friend who suggested I move here to model and act. I did and became an in-house model for I. Magnin's in Beverly Hills. I have since been on Baywatch, Pamela Anderson's show VIP, and Pacific Blues; as well as a music video for the Kumbia Kings (Selena's brother's group) called "Azucita". I will be shown in a feature film called Sunstorm with Bo Derek, and filmed my first supporting role in a made-for HBO movie called "Love is Blind".
While here in LA I was also lucky enough to get the opportunity to start modeling in Milan, Italy. I am also pursuing a career in singing :latin pop/techno.
I have a CD out called "Caliente"
POP ART ARE A WEST MIDLANDS BASED MALE/FEMALE HI-TECH DUO, WHO ARE FULLY SELF CONTAINED WITH PA & LIGHTING. THEY SING AND PLAY LIVE MUSIC FROM THE 60'S, 70'S AND 80'S TO THE BEST OF THE PRESENT DAY. THEY SPECIALISE IN ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDDINGS, HOTEL DINNER DANCE PARTIES, AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS.
REPERTOIRE INCLUDES; SIMPLY THE BEST-TINA TURNER, TAINTED LOVE – SOFT CELL / I WILL SURVIVE-GLORIA GAYNOR / WALKIN ON SUNSHINE-KATRINA & THE WAVES / HOLIDAY-MADONNA / LOVE SHACK-B52S / PRETTY WOMAN-ROY ORBISON / DANCIN IN THE MOONLIGHT-TOPLOADER / ROCK DJ-ROBBIE WILLIAMS / KARMA CHAMELEON-CUKTURE CLUB / KNOCK ON WOOD-AMI STEWART / GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN-CYNDI LAUPER / DANCIN IN THE STREET – MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS / I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE U – STEVIE WONDER / U SEXY THING - HOT CHOCOLATE / SHOW ME HEAVEN- MARIA MCKEE / I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU-DOLLY PARTON / HEART OF GLASS-BLONDIE / I'VE HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE-DIRTY DANCING / DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY-THE MAVERICKS / BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP- THE FOUNDATIONS / DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY-THE COMMUNARDS / MOTOWN MEDLEY / LAST CHRISTMAS-WHAM / MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY-SLADE…
FEATURING THE COMBINED TALENTS OF GLAMOROUS SINGER REBECCA WHO HAS AN EXCEPTIONAL VOICE, & MD ANDY WHO IS AN EXPERIENCED SINGER/GUITARIST AND KEYBOARDS PLAYER, THEY CAN ENTERTAIN FOR UP TO 1½ TO 2 HOURS OR SO AS REQUIRED, USING THE LATEST STATE OF THE ART KEYBOARDS, GUITARS, PA, AND LIGHTING. ONE OF THEIR GREATEST ASSETS IS THEIR ABILITY TO COMBINE A SENSE OF FUN WITH AN ASSURED PROFESSIONAL TOUCH. FOR INFORMATION & BOOKING DETAILS ON THIS EXCITING MODERN DUO, AND FOR MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT OF THE VERY HIGHEST CALIBRE.
The Midwest's premier hard rock band, 12YC brings the show & the fun back to music. Whether it's for 100 or 1000 people, 12YC will bring it like no one else!