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
Siren’s Crush is a high energy, all live, dance band whose talent and young, modern appeal has set a new standard in top 40 Entertainment. Continue reading
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!
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.
Stephanie first discovered her love for Marilyn at the age of 14 when she landed the role of Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors”. When the costumer put her in the iconic Marilyn white dress, many people noted her resemblance to the blonde bombshell.
After multiple cabarets and performances throughout college and Vegas as Marilyn, it became apparent that Stephanie had something special with portraying Ms. Monroe.
Stephanie enjoys keeping Marilyn positive, light and flirty. She remains in character throughout the entirety of the event and knows Marilyn’s life backward and forward. It is important to Stephanie to continue learning more and integrating that knowledge into her performances.
Stephanie currently works at Universal Studios and is one of two performers in the world to have the blessing from Joshua Greene, who personally knew Marilyn.
Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the West Coast music scene today. With her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the lyric, she effectively balances technical mastery and genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans and critics alike. Trish performs and records with her own quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans and Phil. She has appeared in multiple Pop Symphony concerts and loves “singing with swingin’ Big Bands” whenever the opportunity presents itself. Trish is particularly revered for her mastery of the Great American Songbook. In the words of music blogger Robert Nicisoa, “She sings songs that were written years ago but her approach breathes new life and sparkle into all of them!”
Trish has released eight critically acclaimed CD’s to date; six with the Trish Hatley Quintet and two with the vocal jazz trio “Trish, Hans & Phil.” Her most recent CD “I Remember, 2nd Set,” released in 2015, is a follow-up to 2010’s “I Remember,” a heartfelt homage to the classic jazz standards. “I Remember, 2nd Set” has been well received by critics throughout the U.S. and Europe. Paul Richards of WHLI Radio in New York City describes the recording as “relentlessly and ridiculously good from beginning to end.”
Joe Cardillo creates a unique combination of live loops using percussive beats by thumping his guitar, laying down the chords, and playing bass lines (using the octave guitar pedal).In addition, he sings the melody while often times looping vocal harmonies. Perhaps the most unique aspect of his show is Joe’s ability to open up the songs by picking up any of his four saxophones and playing soulful solos with the loops in the background.Joe’s sound can be described as a melting pot of One Republic, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, and Jason Mraz topped off with tasteful saxophone solos.
Throughout his music career, Joe has opened up for acts such as Sister Hazel, Dispatch, Everclear, Eric Martin, The Pat McGee Band and worked with Lakewest Studios producer Jack Gauthier (Dispatch, Pete Francis, Rich Price, Cardinal Direction).Joe has brought a whole new meaning to a “solo” act. In fact, when listening to his CD, numerous people have commented their disbelief in one person being able to produce the array of instruments and vocals without pre-recorded tracks. In order to truly appreciate and understand his style, a fan must see him play live at a show.The interaction and relationship Joe employs with his movement of tapping the various floor pedals to create loops and different sounds, while simultaneously playing his instruments and singing provides the audience with a voluminous sound and a distinctive live show that will make them come back for more.
“Joe Cardillo and Friends” is a hand picked super-group of some of San Diego’s best musicians. Collectively they have played over 5,000 shows and have shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Sister Hazel, Foreigner, Donavon Franlenreiter, Dispatch, Everclear, ZZ Top and more. Joe Cardillo Trio play a versatile mix of adult contemporary, rock, blues, top 40, pop, country, R&B, jazz, funk and all your favorite sing a longs. With a combination of smooth vocals, guitar, saxophone, bass, keyboard and drums they have the ability to create different vibes while still sounding like the same band. JC & Friends has a catalog of over 500 songs, are great at reading the crowd, and are natural entertainers. They are a perfect addition to add that extra energy and sparkle to make your event a most memorable one.
The Heart is an uplifting and heart moving Acoustic Duo. Their Genre extends from high energy Top 40, Classic to Modern Rock, Country, Indie, Reggae, Folk and Irish. They’ve been categorized with bands such as: Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers & Imagine Dragons. They’ll keep you smiling, dancing & singing along to their heart moving song renditions.
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The Heart Song List
To be fully present in all I do so that I might serve to move people through the celebration of their lives.
There is quite a back story here! Sometimes you have to risk it all to do what you love. And I’m NOT looking back.
Because we live in an age of super-connectivity (are you looking down at your mobile device right now?) I am making a promise to you that no matter if you are an existing client or a prospective one, I will call or email you within 12 hours of your inquiry. Every time. You can set your watch by it. Ready, set go…
Born in South Korea, Jamie Shadowlight moved to the United States at the age of 2. She started playing classical violin at age 5 and by the age of 12, was known as an award winning violinist in LA, winning the Grand Prize for the LA/KOREAN Times Concerto Competition, and the Gold Medal for her trio in the Bach Festival, among many others. Continue reading
Southern California based singer/ songwriter and 2-time winner of The Coachella Valley Weekly’s Music Award for Best Male Vocalist (2014 and 2015), performs his eclectic blend of acoustic originals and reimagined popular covers.
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coffee klatch or coffee klatsch also kaf·fee·klatsch (kŏf′ē-klăch′, -kläch′, kô′fē-)
A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation. Continue reading
It is Dawn Mitschele’s shimmering, angelic vocals that, once experienced, will always be remembered. She combines her impressive voice with resonant stories, which makes for a magical live performance and exquisite recordings. Continue reading
Wild 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
Vocalist & Las Vegas headliner Jennifer Keith is an American Classic and a descendent of a long line of entertainers that began with her Great Great Grandfather B.F. Keith, the “K” in RKO Pictures, one of the Big Five studios of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
They’ve recently performed in front of millions for Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest’s network television show on AXS.tv “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” (June 3rd 2013 – The Roxy Theatre – Sunset Blvd – CA , hosted by Katie Daryl).
Hollywood U2 are not simply U2 impersonators who have an uncanny resemblance, but consummate musicians who bring the true heart of U2 to every performance.
Hollywood U2 shows bring the respect that U2, their music, and their fans deserve through the precision, excitement, and exact emulation of a U2 concert. This show is as close as you can get, aside from hiring U2 themselves. Hollywood U2 truly are the World’s Greatest U2 Tribute Band in every sense of the word.
Travelling internationally, Hollywood U2 performs U2 Music from:
‘Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, and No Line On the Horizon’ with unrivaled accuracy as only Hollywood U2 can.
The Hollywood U2 tribute show is as compelling as seeing an actual U2 concert and is a must see for all U2 fans.
Rey Ortega’s Comedy Ventriloquist show will leave your audience with smiles on their faces and wanting for more! Rey’s performance, technique and showmanship is like no other. From the moment Rey’s characters hit the stage you will believe that they are real as they deliver a triple threat performance of comedy, music and even dance! Rey builds all of his own unique characters and his cast continues to grow. Rey’s performances range from squeaky clean to PG-13 with just enough spice to keep it fun! Your guests are assured to be thoroughly entertained!
Singer/guitarist Matt C. has entertained for parties, weddings, and corporate events around the country for over twelve years. Matt has a fun, upbeat guitar style complemented by a smooth voice, which was voted by NBC San Diego as one of the city’s “Top 10 Voices.”
His repertoire ranges from today’s chart toppers, through the wide reaches of rock and roll, all the way back to the classic jazz of the 40’s and before. Whether performing Bob Marley or Bob Dylan, John Mayer or Johnny Cash, Matt brings each song to life with his fresh acoustic arrangements and easy-to-listen-to sound.