Scott Williams Hammered Dulcimer

After spontaneously purchasing a hammered dulcimer at a Renaissance festival in college, Scott Williams has developed a repertoire of Celtic, colonial, medieval, rock, and Renaissance music.  As a multi-instrumentalist, Scott performs and records the majority of what he calls his “backing tracks.” These tracks are studio mixes of guitars, cello, bass, drums, mountain dulcimer, mandolins, and synthesizers to create the foundation of his music. He then performs live with the hammered dulcimer to combine the sounds for a presentation of what sounds like a full ensemble. Continue reading

Brian Stodart

Professional Acoustic Duo (Portable Grand Piano, Guitar, Vocal, and Percussion) Brian Stodart is an accomplished professional pianist, guitarist and vocalist. He performs at a variety of entertainment venues and ceremonies. Brian Stodart performs at wedding ceremonies, Convention Centers, Downtown Disney, and at the beach with his mobile Grand Piano.
From James Taylor, The Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel, to Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Jason Mraz and Coldplay, Brian skillfully delivers an eclectic yet familiar mix of the greatest singer-songwriters of the last four decades.

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Marta Z

Marta Z is enjoying her DJ Electric Violin performing and studio recording careers as one of South California’s leading and much sought-after violinists. In addition to her experience as a classical musician with Doctorate Degree in Violin Performance, she has crossed over to the non-classical scene, playing her electric violins and recording in genres leaping from Flamenco to Jazz, Folk, Indie, Pop, Rock, EDM and House Top40’s. Continue reading

Phil’s Gospel Choir

Phil’s Gospel Choir definitely raises the roof with  a compilation of traditional and gospel hymns, this non-denominational Gospel Choir is sure to stir the room with their harmonic singing and contagious energy.

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The Vintage Band

If it’s that Old Hollywood sound and feel you have been looking our band leader, Warren, and his Old Hollywood Jazz Bands have been delivering classic standards from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s for upscale weddings and private events all across the United States and around the world. Frank, Dean, Bing, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Edith Piaff to name a few. Continue reading

Mustache Harbor

Mustache Harbor is San Francisco’s newest and most happening party band. With recent sell-out shows at Slim’s, Bimbo’s 365 Club and standing ovations received at appearances at Outside Lands Festival and Sausalito Art Festival, Mustache Harbor have brought a whole new unstoppable party sensation to the scene. Mustache Harbor have become in demand for private parties and club performances from the Bay Area to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. Continue reading

Tom G Chapman Stick

Until you’ve seen it performed live, the music of Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber sounds too big to be real. There are acoustic guitar or piano-like moments, funk rock bass lines, ambient synth and soundscape textures, rock guitar leads, jazz solos and even small bits of percussion sometimes all happening simultaneously. To the uninitiated listener it sounds like an ensemble, but to those who have seem him live, it is the magic of a unique virtuoso. Continue reading

Lisa Haley and the Zydecats

When Lisa Haley’s soaring, compelling “cornbread” voice holds court in the “One World Swamp”, worlds collide!
Her passionate songs, boundless energy and blue violin “Louie” have made her an international ambassador of Americana/Cajun/Zydeco.
Lisa’s distinctive sound embraces the multi-faceted genres of Louisiana music, including its French, Irish Celtic, Blues and Jazz genres, in which she is well-versed. Her music celebrates the power of family songs and stories to convey our shared human emotion, and her perspective over time of the cultural journey transforming Cajun/Zydeco into its modern forms.
A fourth-generation fiddler and descendant of immigrants who arrived in Roddy Bayou, Louisiana in 1718, Lisa was born to parents originally from Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia and Virginia. A descendant of Francis Scott Key and F. Scott Fitzgerald, kin to the LeBoeuf, Broussard, Lambert and Thibodaux families,
young Lisa grew up in California under mentorship of several Louisiana-born icons:
– GRAMMY winner Queen Ida (grew up in Daly City, CA,)
– Danny Poulard (40 year resident of San Francisco, CA.) and
– Protégé of Cajun accordion legend Joe Simien (50 year resident of South Los Angeles, CA,) performing in Joe’s band for 15 years.
Bringing progressive Louisiana music to a worldwide audience reaches far beyond a career playing solely traditional genre. Lisa has worked with Beatles producer Sir George Martin, multi-Grammy winner/producer Keb’Mo’, Grammy-winning artists Queen Ida, Al Rapone, Rockin’ Sydney (“Don’t Mess with My Toot-toot”,) Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Brian Setzer, and a host of others.
She has been music director for Emmy-winning “Late Mr. Pete Show,” with roles in “The Beverly Hillbillies Movie” (Jim Varney); “Man in the Moon” (Jim Carey); “Red Dragon” (Sir Anthony Hopkins); “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”; and on NBC-TV show “Las Vegas” performing her Zydeco and playing with the legendary Little Richard. She recently appeared in Hollywood Bowl Summersounds, presented by the L.A. Philharmonic Assn, a theatrical production based on 10 of Lisa’s songs.
Lisa performs a world-class show of traditional and contemporary Americana/Cajun/Zydeco music from the Bayous and Swamps. She tours in more than 20 countries and the US, performing up to 150 days a year to millions of fans in concerts and festivals, films, TV, commercials radio and educational shows worldwide and spreading her infectious “Zydecosis” to all ages in the “One World Swamp.”

Wes Quave Live and Wes Quave Voices

Wes Quave Live is one of the hottest corporate and private event entertainment groups in the country! Based out of Los Angeles, CA, this talented crew has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry, at events all over the globe; Las Vegas, China, Hawaii, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Japan, for major corporations such as Google, Canon, IBM, MGM Grand Arena, HSBC, The Walt Disney Co., LA Lakers and the NFL, along with numerous high profile charities. With major record label experience all over the stage, this high-energy show features 2 female vocalist and lead singer Wes Quave, along with DJ T- Wayne mixing up the beats.

With a visual appeal that caters to all audiences, our flashy choreography and DJ infused live music medleys will have the room on their feet and cheering until the curtain closes! Our totally fresh, cutting edge performance makes for a dance party experience that you will never forget! We ensure a seamless experience from initial booking to curtain close.

If you are looking to get the party started at your next event with an experienced, professional, high energy dane band, look no further than Wes Quave Live. Wes Quave Live scales from an individual DJ or solo performer, all the way to a 20 piece show, including a rhythm section, DJ, horns and professional dancers . We perform a wide variety of songs covering current Top 40’s, 80’s, Classic Rock, Motown, Pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin and Swing; we are as versatile and talented as you can get. Wes Quave Live always keeps the audience captivated, on their feet begging for more!

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Mombasa Revue

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The Mombasa Revue is comprised of 2 drummers and 3 dancers. We represent Western Africa primarily. The Sounds of Senegal is executed using djembe, dundun and conga drums with a pulsating beat and high energy rhythm. Dancers are dressed in brightly colored costumes accessorized with raffia. Continue reading

Popera Men

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Imagine if Puccini, Verdi, Mozart or Beethoven were alive today…what kind of music would they be composing? POPERA MEN™ make this question a reality. Old School Entertainment with range that no other group has been able to display, this core group of 3 Leading Men, bring no limits vocal entertainment to every show. Continue reading

Kings of 88

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The Kings of 88

88 keys on the piano, 4 top pros from the LA music scene, on 1 stage having a rocking good time! That’s The Kings of 88. Presenting a fun-filled tribute to the legends of piano-rock including Elton John (“Take Me To The Pilot,” “Honky Cat”), Billy Joel (“My Life” & “Big Shot”), Billy Preston (“Nothing From Nothing”), Little Richard (“Keep a Knockin’”), Leon Russell (“Tightrope”), Stevie Wonder (“Living’ For The City”), Bruce Hornsby (“The Way It Is”), Coldplay (“Clocks”), Jerry Lee Lewis (“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”), and more.

Made up of an all-star cast of Los Angeles musicians, “The Kings” have carefully crafted a powerful set of music paying homage to piano-rock’s most iconic artists. These longtime friends – each with their own impressive list of credits – have come together to present a collection of songs close to their hearts performed with a sincerity and conviction that will uplift and entertain any audience. Unlike other tribute acts, “The Kings” are not performing material from any specific artist, but rather presenting the iconic classics of the great piano-rock genre that have left an indelible mark on pop music history, as well as select tracks from contemporary artists who are carrying the piano-rock torch into the new millennium.

Founder, keyboardist, lead-singer, and San Diego native, Tommy Reeves is an acclaimed composer whose compositions have been heard on American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC hit shows Smash and Parks and Recreation, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, E! Special Timbaland, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Access Hollywood, Melrose Place, E! News Live, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dateline NBC. His performance credits include work alongside Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Ziggy Marley, Melissa Etheridge, Jesse McCartney, and Burt Bacharach. Tommy is also an experienced educator with nearly 20 years at the world-renowned Musicians Institute, including a 4-year stint as director of the keyboard program. Tommy has also released two solo albums, Anyone Who Isn’t Me and Another Lap Around The Sun. Reeves’ first love is the deep tradition of the epic rock piano tunes presented by The Kings of 88, and he feels right at home fronting a show that pays homage to the renowned artists who have brought the piano center stage.

Drummer and Allentown, PA native Drew Megna is both an alumnus of and instructor at Musicians Institute. His deep knowledge of music reaches across all genres, from rock to funk, jazz to fusion, and beyond. He has studied with some of the most significant drummers of our time, including Dave Weckl, Ralph Humphrey, and Joe Porcaro. His impressive performance credits include: LL Cool J, Smoky Robinson, and Dakota Moon.

Bassist and Washington, D.C. native Maurice Verloop is an experienced session and live bass player who was awarded “Bass Educator of the Year” at Musicians Institute. His long list of recording and performing credits include: Carl Anderson, Nick Menza of Megadeath, Ray Luzier of Korn, and Bruce Conti of Tower of Power, to name a few.

Los Angeles native and University of California Santa Barbara alumnus Joel Wachbrit is an acclaimed guitarist, composer, and producer and two-time winner of the prestigious BMI Film and TV Award for “Theme Song of a Top Ten Show” for composing the theme song for Shark on CBS. Joel’s compositions have been heard on television airwaves worldwide including; True Blood, Dexter, Modern Family, House, Treme, Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, CSI: New York, NCIS and The Office. His recording credits include; Ace Frehley of KISS, Edgar Winter, and The Three Degrees.

These talented friends created The Kings of 88 to share their love of this amazing music. Appealing to a diverse audience, they present an electrifying concert retrospective celebrating these great artists and songs, infused with their own infectious humor and enthusiasm. Their show promises to leave audiences coming back for more!

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Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band

11232986_1070850126263302_3994024122953184790_n (1)Bandleader, SULLY, began his music career at the age of 9 at his first paying gig and securing his first recording contract at age 19 with Island Records. Since that time, music has been a central theme in his life.

In addition to being a working-musician, Sully is also a nationally syndicated radio/television talk-host, his shows broadcast weekdays via radio on Clearchannel Media Affiliates, CBS Radio Affiliates, BizTalk Radio Network and Armed Forces Radionetwork in 175 countries and all the ships at sea and simulcast on network television in over 65 million broadcast homes daily and is heard weekday afternoons on NEWSRADIO AM600 KOGO heard from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

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Wild Sons

1430588197_IMG_2241Wild Sons sparked when 4 close friends with similar goals and interests began creating music as a single unit. After experimenting with diverse musical backgrounds, the band has generated a fun, fresh indie pop rock sound that describes their friendships and life experiences and plays on living fearless and young. Continue reading