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About Brenda Jones The Brenda Jones Experience: Any true lover of music can appreciate a powerful singer—a singer that leaves you in awe after mesmerizing you with a mystical blend of melody and lyrics, descended upon your ears with angelic-like wings. There's something extraordinary about a singer who moves, stirs and touches your very soul in musical ways you never knew existed. That's the Brenda Jones Experience. Who is Brenda Jones? She and her sisters made up "The Jones Girls," the Detroit trio that charted during the late 70's and early 80's with hits like “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” and the breezy jazz-laden "Nights Over Egypt.” Their professional career began with the popular Dick Scott Revue, a mid-west regional show that included the Dramatics. The sister act opened for Little Richard and the Four Tops playing 3500-seat venues. Famed writing and production team Holland-Dozier-Holland signed the girls to record after catching one of the shows. Together the Jones Girls provided backing vocals for a host of recording luminaries like Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Norman Connors, Curtis Mayfield and Linda Clifford to name just a few. However, it was the tour with Diana Ross that segued into a major label deal yielding four albums on the Philadelphia International Records and a subsequent release on RCA Records. But as dynamic as the Jones Girls were as an ensemble, they had just as much to offer individually. And this time it's Brenda who takes the spotlight. As a solo artist Brenda has worked with Peabo Bryson, Isaac Hayes, King Floyd, Jermaine Jackson, Mary McGregor and other notables. Her voice has been featured as a step out on numerous recordings because of its beauty and tone. Brenda has an identifiable core to her voice that piques your interest and sustains it. A student of the 'vocal past', she idolizes singers like Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Nancy Wilson, emulating that same depth of artistic prowess. She has a freedom of delivery where the notes seem to leave her without obstacle, contrivance or force. Brenda’s voice is individual, of superior quality of sound. It showcases her timbre and sultry musical personality. Her low notes speak to the listener with directness and simplicity, and this same ability extends to the very top of her range. And if nothing else grabs you, for sure her captivating emotion will. As singing legacies go, Brenda Jones is still a very present force to be reckoned with.
WHO ELSE COULD CREATE SUCH A SENSATION SINGING
“DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND” IN A CLASSIC FILM CLIP? PLATINUM BLONDE HAIR, THAT INNOCENT WISPY VOICE, DRIPPING IN DIAMONDS AND WRAPPED IN FUR, FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR,
IN A WORD; MARILYN
YES, IMAGINE!!!! MARILYN ARRIVES AT YOUR SHOW/EVENT
AS ONLY MARILYN CAN. ENTERTAINING ALL, MARILYN
SINGS HER MEMORABLE SONGS AND REGALES ALL HER FUNNY STORIES. ALL LIVE, NO LIPSYNCH! IN A CUSTOM MADE SHOW TO YOUR NEEDS.
WITH THE BAT OF HER EYELASHES AND THE PITCH OF HER SENSUOUS VOICE, MARILYN HOLDS THE AUDIENCE IN THE
PALM OF HER HAND. SPECIALIZING IN AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, MARILYN ROASTS THE GUEST OF HONOR. REVIVING FABULOUS MEMORIES WITH HER CO-STAR (AND EVEN PRESIDENTS), LIKE A FINE TAPESTRY. MARILYN GIVES A SPELLBINDING PERFORMANCE.
THIS SILVER SCREEN GODDESS IS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF VULNERABILITY AND ALLURE, WHO APPEALS TO EVERYONE
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? RECAPTURE THE GLAMOUR! REKINDLE THE IMAGINATION! INVITE
MARILYN MONROE TO PROVIDE ONE ENCHANTED EVENING.
THIS SHOW IS CUSTOMIZED FOR PUBLIC AND CORPORATE
EVENTS, IT IS SUCCESSFUL AND WORKS WHETHER THE ROASTEE IS MALE OR FEMALE
AXELROD IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE PERFORMERS AROUND ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES FROM L.A. TO NY! SHE ACQUIRED HER STAGE PRESENCE AT AN EARLY AGE AS A WINNER OF NUMEROUS STATE AND NATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANTS. LINDA SUBSEQUENTLY DEVELOPED A TALENT AS AN ACTRESS, PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF SUCH FAMOUS DIRECTORS AS WOODY ALLEN, BRIAN DIPALMA AND STEVE BUSCEMI. LINDA HAS APPEARED IN FEATURE FILMS, TELEVISION, THEATRE AND CORPORATE EVENTS. RENOWNED FOR HER COMEDIC TIMING, ENTHUSIASM, WARMTH AND AFFABILITY, LINDA HAS CREATED INDELIBLE AND HILARIOUS IMPERSONATIONS OF JOAN RIVERS, MARILYN MONROE, LUCY, CHARO AND MAE WEST AMONG OTHER ICON FAVORITES. LINDA SPECIALIZES IN CREATING CONCEPTS, CUSTOMIZED WRITING AND DAZZLING PERFORMANCES, BRINGING HER PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE TO EVERY PRODUCTION
According to industry insiders, "She's better than the REAL thing, and a lot nicer to work with!"
BUENAS TARDES! WELCOME TO THE COLORFUL
WORLD OF CHARO!!! WHERE EVERYTHING IS
HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!!!
ENERGIZE YOUR SHOWS, CORPORATE EVENTS, INDUSTRIAL SHOWS OR PARTIES WITH THE HELP OF THIS IMPISH LATIN LOVELY RENOWN FOR HER UNIQUE BRAND OF WIT, DITZ, AND MUSICAL VIRTUOSITY.
CHARO ARRIVES DRESSED IN HER FLAMBOYANT TRADEMARK FASHION, BIG HAIR AND PLATFORM SHOES. SHE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HER FAVORITE DOG “TACO”, UNFORTUNATELY DECEASED BUT NOW STUFFED. THIS RED HOT SPITFIRE WILL IGNITE ANY SHOW WITH HER LIVELY SONGS AND HILARIOUS SENSE OF HUMOR. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS WELCOME ESPECIALLY WHEN CHARO SELECTS HER BACKGROUND SINGERS “THE FIESTY FAJITAS”. WHETHER CHARO LEADS A CONGO LINE, TEACHES THE MACARENA OR ASSISTS YOUR GUEST IN BREAKING A PINATA, IT’S HOT, HOT, HOT!! OLE!!
DRAWING IN AN AUDIENCE AND KEEPING THEM,
WITH HER INIMITABLE CHARM ENABLES CHARO TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH ANY PRODUCT WITH A CUSTOMIZED SCRIPT OR WITH HER IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS.
IT’S NEVER A DULL MOMENT AROUND THE CUCHI, CUCHI GIRL. AY CARUMBA!!!!!
The brainchild of Pat Rizzo (formerly of Joey Dee and the Starliters), the Cuff Links were a studio group featuring Ron Dante, lead singer of the Archies. Rizzo had recruited songwriters Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss who had previously composed hits for Perry Como ("Catch A Falling Star") and Brian Hyland ("Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini").
The songwriting duo came up with the catchy, bubblegum singalong "Tracy", which became an international hit. Released in 1969 by Decca Records and distributed by MCA/Universal, Dante was the sole multi-voiced singer on the original recording but once the song charted, a group was specially created comprising Pat Rizzo (saxophone), Rick Dimino (keyboards), Bob Gill (trumpet/flugelhorn/flute), Dave Lavender (guitar), Andrew "Junior" Denno (bass), Joe Cord (vocals) and Danny Valentine (drums). Dante decided not to tour with the group.
Joe Cord and Rupert Holmes ("Escape -The Pińa Colada song") provided lead vocals for the second album.
The Cuff Links have toured in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and assorted countries in central Europe.The group has appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and many other prestigious venues worldwide. Their music has been featured on radio programs, television shows and in major motion pictures.
The Cuff Links have performed with many distinguished acts including such notable entertainers as Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, The Grass Roots and the legendary hit makers The Carpenters. Today The Cuff Links perform with the group's original guitarist Dave Lavender.
In 1999 because of the great fascination with 60's & 70's music, and his personal interest in The Cuff Links, singer/songwriter Michael "Valentine" Ubriaco ("Walk Away Girl") obtained the touring rights and revitalized the group. United with acclaimed keyboardist/musical director Tommy Bitondo and a select group of hand picked musicians they have steadily gained notoriety and admiration from audiences as they recreate the magic that originally brought The Cuff Links to worldwide popularity. Discography ALBUMS
Tracy 1969 Decca
The Cuff Links 1970 Decca
When Julie Comes Around 1969
Run Sally Run 1970
Jennifer Tomkins 1970
When these guys hit the stage WATCH OUT they mean business, and generate some MASSIVE harmonies. During the Coasters’ heyday, they had a string of rhythm & blues hits that was generously seasoned with humor and sung in an infectious, up-tempo doo-wop style. Because of this, they sold more than 130 million records and secured their place in the Rock N ‘Roll Hall of Fame. They ranked one of the most popular musical groups in America, having carved out a legacy for themselves as purveyors of riotously funny and socially incisive songs. These days the trio has been reconstituted and is comprised of Charlie Duncan, Lionel “Z” Pope and Tony Scruggs Their concert typically starts with some humorous Coasters classics, such as Searchin’, Love Potion Number Nine, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Young Blood, Poison Ivy and the beloved Charlie Brown. For the “Charlie Brown” number, the line “Why is everybody always pickin’ on me?” is joined in by several out loud. While the trio sings, they clown around with the audience and each other; they also perform some fancy footwork. Performing songs from such diverse artists as Little Anthony & The Imperials, Lou Rawls and Brook Benton not to mention an eclectic tribute to Luther Vandross, and other originated tunes on their play list. The smooth sound of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters will fill any room with a show that combines value, high energy and passion you won’t find anywhere else! Vigorous stage presence, a broad appeal to their audience The audience will be dancing in the aisles!
NBA STAR and one of america's most famous and sought after individuals... Also one of the stars on the up coming Donald Trump Show "The Eprentice..."
BODACIOUS, BRAZEN AND BUXOM, MAE WEST SASHAYS
INTO YOUR SHOW, CORPORATE EVENT, TRADE SHOW OR
PRIVATE PARTIES, RESPLENDENT IN HER SEQUIN DRESS, BIG
HAT, FEATHER BOA WITH PLENTY OF ATTITUDE TO MATCH.
MAE’S DEFINITELY A WOMEN BEFORE HER TIME … AN ICON.
LUCKILY MAE’S STILL HERE TO IMPART HER WISDOM AT
YOUR NEXT EVENT.
SIT BACK AND ENJOY AS MAE SINGS A FEW OF HER SULTRY
SONGS. FAMOUS FOR HER ONE LINERS, MAE CAN EASILY
WRITE A CUSTOMIZED ROAST OR IMPROV IN HER
UNMISTAKEABLE SAUCEY MANNER A FULL SHOW. MAE’S
SHARP WIT KEEPS AUDIENCES /EMPLOYEES CONTINOUSLY LAUGHING, IMPARTING HER ADVICE ABOUT LIFE OR
PRODUCTS TO BE LAUCHED.
NOT SHY ABOUT HER FONDESS OF MEN, MAE HOLDS
AUDITIONS TO FIND THE NEW W.C. FIELDS.
MAE GREETS, MEETS AND MINGLES WITH THE AUDIENCE
OR GUESTS GIVING THEM AMPLE TIME TO HAVE THEIR
PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH THIS LEGENDARY STAR.
SO WHY DON’T YOU “COME AND SEE MAE SOMETIME”!
BIOGRAPHY OF LINDA AXELROD
LINDA AXELROD IS A PROFESSIONAL ACTRESS, WRITER AND PERFORMER. SHE HAS APPEARD IN NUMEROUS FEATURE FILMS, TV SHOWS, STAGE PRODUCTIONS AND CORPORATE EVENTS. A WINNER OF NUMEROUS LOCAL, STATE, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANTS, LINDA ACQUIRED HER STAGE PRESENCE AT AN EARLY AGE AND SUBSEQUENTLY DEVELOPED A TALENT AS AN ACTRESS, PERFORMANCE ARTIST, AND CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF SUCH FAMOUS DIRECTORS AS WOODY ALLEN, BRIAN DIPALMA, AND STEVE BUSCEMI. RENOWNED FOR HER COMEDIC TIMING, ENTHUSIASM AND AFFABILITY, LINDA HAS CREATED INDELIBLE IMPERSONATIONS OF JOAN RIVERS, MARILYN MONROE, LUCY, CHARO AND MAE WEST AMONG OTHER FAVORITE ICONS. LINDA HAS WORKED IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS FROM CONCEPT, TO WRITING, TO PERFORMANCES, BRINGING HER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE TO EVERY PRODUCTION.
WHEN A PRIVATE PARTY, SALES MEETING OR CORPORATE EVENT NEEDS ENTERTAINMENT OR A MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES, LINDA’S ENTHUSIASTIC PERSONALITY AND SENSE OF HUMOR DRAWS AN AUDIENCE IN AND KEEPS THEM FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW. MEETING YOUR OBJECTIVE WITH LAUGHTER AND FUN IS ULTIMATE THE GOAL OF EVERY PRODUCTION. THESE LOOK ALIKE CHARACTERS SING AND ROAST HONORED GUESTS AND MAJOR CORPORATIONS BASED UPON INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE CLIENT. LINDA’S CREATIVITY, INNATE ACTING ABILITY, KEEN IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS ENABLES HER TO INTERACT DIRECTLY WITH THE CLIENT/AUDIENCE. CUSTOM WRITTEN ROASTS ARE ONE OF LINDA’S SPECIALTIES AND HAVE BEEN AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS.
ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY INSIDERS, “SHE’S BETTER THAN THE REAL THING - - AND A LOT NICER TO WORK WITH!” Partial Client List; Wall Street Journal VH1 music station Aventis Nielsen-Wurster DuPont A & E T.V. Biography Merck Tavern on the Green AT&T American Express Citi Bank Badgely Mischka Fashion Designers Beneficial Savings Raytheon McDonald’s Friars Club Asplungh International International Coiffeur Show The Today Show PKF & Mark III CAN WE TALK...ABOUT LINDA Linda Axelrod is a professional actress, writer and performer. She has appeard in numerous feature films, TV shows, stage productions and corporate events. A winner of numerous local, state, regional and national beauty pageants, Linda acquired her stage presence at an early age and subsequently developed a talent as an actress, performance artist, and celebrity impersonator under the tutelage of such famous directors as Woody Allen, Brian Dipalma, and Steve Buscemi.
Renowned for her comedic timing, enthusiasm and affability, Linda has created indelible impersonations of Joan Rivers, Marilyn Montoe, Lucy, Charo and Mae West among other favorite icons. Linda has worked in a variety of situations from concept, to writing, to performances, bringing her professional experience to every production.
When a private party, sales meeting or corporate event needs entertainment or a mistress of ceremonies, Linda's enthusiastic personality and sense of humor draws an audience in and keeps them for the entire show. Meeting your objective with laughter and fun is the ultimate goal of every production. These look alike characters sing and roast honored guests and major corporations based upon information supplied by the client. Linda's creativity, innate acting ability, keen improvisational skills enables her to interact directly with the client/audience. Custom written roasts are one of Linda's specialties and have been an outstanding success.
According to industry insiders, "SHE'S BETTER THAN THE REAL THING -- AND A LOT NICER TO WORK WITH!"
Stars In Concert..... a Fast Paced, Full Scale Production Show Paying Tribute to the Superstars of Yesterday and Today.
All of the performer's use their own natural voices (No Lip-Synching), most shows are composed of 5 or 6 Principal Acts, 2 Back-Up Singers/Dancers, additional Dancers & Showgirls can be added if requested for larger production numbers.
The Show can be comprised of a Full Orchestra, 4 - 6 Piece Band, or even Tracks are optional for cost considerations. the show can be scaled up or down for budget considerations.
The Show is geared for 60 mins. up to 90 mins. But can be modified to meet time restraints.
Rise To Fame...The Faces Of Elvis
This Show Features 4 World Famous Elvis Impersonators in a Fun Fast Paced Look into the Different Musical Era's Spanning Elvis's Illustrious Career, from his early Military Years in a tribute to our Country he also sing's his songs of the 1950's costumed appropriately right down to his Loafers, reflecting All the Songs that Made Him Famous ending this Fifties era with him Sporting his Famous Gold Lame' Suit.
Elvis returns for his 68' Comeback Special Featuring his Fabulous Black Leather Outfit Performing His Hit Songs from the 1960's Era.
The Fourth Segment has Elvis in his Famed Jumpsuit Years of the 1970's Singing his Most Popular and Dynamic Songs of the Later Year's;
Followed by a Spectacular Finale with Singers/Dancers in Elaborate Showgirl Costumes Accompanying the Entire Cast for One Last Song.
The Performers are Backed by a Full Orchestra Including a Cast of Multi-Talented Singers and Dancers Performing in Beautiful Ever-Changing Costumes.
Featuring original Foghat member Tony Stevens. Former "Foghat" drummer Eddie Zyne who had also toured with "Rick Derringer" "Hall and Oates" and "The Monkees".
With Billy Livesay, from "Clarence Clemons Temple Of Soul", on slide guitar and lead vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Hall on guitar, keyboards, harmonica and vocals, this powerhouse foursome has just completed their debut CD titled "Join Together". The CD was produced by "Slow Ride”, mixed by Steve Gordon (Betty Wright, Rob Thomas, Zakk Wilde) and mastered by Michael Fuller (Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, The Eagles). Slow Ride is currently touring playing Foghat classics, originals, and wailing blues.
Since the summer of 2004, Transit Authority has been playing a powerful and exciting tribute to the best horn-driven rock band ever, Chicago ! These eight multi-talented musicians bring to the stage: dynamic vocals, scorching guitar work, and of course, one of the best horn sections you will ever hear backed-up by a searing rhythm section.
If you’ve never heard of Bobby Messano, he was born in NJ very close to NYC. He grew up at a time when a young guitarist could work hard, learn his craft and maybe become a guitar hero...(or at least play on a record or two) His main influences as a young guitarist were Jeff Beck,BB King,Eric Clapton,Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix. He also listened to as much Beatles and R&B as possible.Bobby played in NJ club bands from the time that he was fourteen years old, and by the mid seventies, he had become rather well known in the North Jersey area.His first big break came when Craig Leon and Seymour Stein of now famous Sire Records tried to sign him to a solo deal. Being young and maybe a lot scared, he graciously declined the offer and waited to fade into oblivion. By a strange quirk of fate (or maybe because someone was desperate) he received a call a few months later from John Scher’s office. A band that John managed, named Stanky Brown were in need of a lead guitarist. Bobby auditioned,got the gig, and went on the road opening for ,KANSAS,The Allman Brothers,Outlaws,Boston,Beach Boys Steve Miller and others. He then joined the band STARZ, who were already world famous,recording Coliseum Rock with them. STARZ toured with RUSH, TED NUGENT and STYX. Bobby then settled into the session,scene playing on records including BENNY MARDONES’ “INTO THE NIGHT”.He then joined FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS.With the KO’s he played headlining shows and opened for Toto and The Beach Boys. Bobby also continued his session work in NYC recording with Clarence Clemmons and playing on many MTV jingles and drops. In 1983 he took 6 months to do a European tour with STEVE WINWOOD. Bobby also recorded with Fiona, Joe Lynn Turner, Robey and David Hasselhoff. In 1987, he was the guitarist on LOU GRAMM’S “MIDNIGHT BLUE” tour. In 1989 Bobby released “MESSANO” on Relativity Records.It garnered amazing reviews and airplay and is still listed in many Top 50 lists for AOR Classics. In 1990 he made a decision to put a band together doing Rockin’ Blues and Funk. Bobby and his crew traveled hundreds of thousands of miles with over 2500 shows. In 1997 he recorded his 2nd solo CD,DOMINION ROADS. It was released on Ichiban/EMI Records, which went bankrupt. Bobby searched for a label to re-release the CD and moved from Virginia to Nashville. In 2002, DR found a home with Fishhead Records in Ohio. The renamed and remastered CD came out as HOLDIN’ GROUND and garnered a First Round Grammy Nomination and rave reviews from Radio and Press. Bobby lived in Nashville for 9 years, touring with Alecia Elliot, Steve Holy,Rodney Atkins and Jimmy Wayne.In 2006 he co-Produced the Shadows of KNight CD, “A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER” and toured on the “LITTLE STEVEN UNDERGROUND GARAGE BAND TOUR”. Bobby relocated to NYC/NJ in 2007. His acclaimed 1989 “MESSANO” has been re-released,and he is finishing the follow-up to “HOLDIN’ GROUND” , “TRIALS TRAUMAS TRIBULATIONS AND DEMOS”.