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2 If By C Duo – Audra Zammit and Matt DiGiovanni
2 If By C is a musical duo featuring Anna Zammit on vocals and Matt Digiovanni. They put on a high energy show and cover music spanning the 60s to today. Country, folk, pop, rock, jazz, R&B and funk are just some of the genres they like to perform.
Aaron Hawkins is a one-man powerhouse. Strong and soulful vocals accompanied by melodic guitar playing. With a bright attitude and a wide flexible range Aaron is the perfect fit for any event!
Sample Song List
Amie – Pure Prairie league
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce (Lots of Jim Croce)
Aint no sunshine – Bill Withers (Lots of Bill Withers)
I don’t want to set the world on fire – The Ink Spots
Your Song – Elton John
Brandy – Looking Glass
Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
Everybody wants to rule the world – Tears for Fears
Crazy little thing called love – Queen
Can’t You see – Marshall Tucker Band
Give me one reason – Tracy Chapman
Still Rock and Roll – Billy Joel (lots of Billy Joel)
Abby is also an Occupational Therapist at Holy Cross Hospital. Abby loves to engage with people, and is delighted to bring you a selection of songs from throughout the ages, from Jazz to Motown.
This lovely group of women performs an engaging set of songs, from celtic, to gypsy, waltzes and originals that express beauty and whimsy. Each seasoned musician adds a unique touch to the varied selections, whether it’s a small original riff or a beautiful blend of harmonies. From clubs to festivals to concerts, this band brings an excitement that captivates their audiences.
Abigail’s Garden includes cello, ukulele, fiddle, guitar, keys and vocals. Lively songs like “Tell Me Ma” and “Whisky in the Jar” contrast with beautiful harmonies and lilting voices in songs like “Danny Boy”, “The Parting Glass” and “Caledonia”. These contrast well with lively instrumentals like the Irish tunes “John Murphy and Dennis Ryan Polkas” and the Swedish tune “Boda Waltz”. Added to this mix are original songs like Tish’s “Ukulele Blues” and “My Baby”, Renee’s “Tell Me”, and Laurie’s “The Monk’s March”. There are many more songs from the likes of Dougie MacLean, Eva Cassidy — even Dropkick Murphys and Jethro Tull!
Adina Elizabeth Thomas
For 35 years, Alan MacEwen has been the lead singer and guitar player for Washington, DC’s The Grandsons. His musical journey has included multiple recordings, travel to far-flung locales such as Europe, China, and El Salvador, and performances with legends like Ronnie Spector and Willie Nelson. His solo performances often include a cowboy song or two, some New Orleans jazz, old country songs, and even his own compositions. His audience-focused performances are always warm and engaging. It doesn’t take much provocation to get him to reach for his very first instrument, the trumpet, which he still loves to add into the mix.
As a winner of the Anne Adams Award, harpist Anna Ellsworth was featured in the opening concert of the 42nd American Harp Society National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. She has won prizes in the American Harp Society National Competition (Young Professional Division), Korean International Harp Competition, and Young Artist’s Harp Competition and was a two time winner of the Boston Harp Festival’s Stars of Tomorrow competition, subsequently performing in the festival’s Stars of Tomorrow concerts. Currently, Anna enjoys a diverse freelance career and loves to perform in almost any capacity, whether that’s playing in an orchestra or accompanying herself while she sings for weddings. She holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University.
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Influenced by soul greats such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Annie Sidley honed her skills as a vocalist, songwriter and guitarist while touring across the country from New York to California. As a recording artist, Annie released three solo albums between 1995 and 2007 and opened for Joan Jett, Chuck Brown, WAR and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Annie Stokes is an Americana singer-songwriter based out of northern Virginia. Trained in musical theater from a young age, she began to combine her love of writing with her love of performing in her early twenties. Since then, she’s recorded five studio projects and performed at hundreds of venues for thousands of people. Her core value as a performer is to connect with audiences and make them feel seen and remembered.
Wedding Song – Peter, Paul & Mary
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Poor Wayfaring Stranger – Johnny Cash
Angel From Montgomery – John Prine
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
For more than fifteen years, singer/songwriter Ari Jacobson has been delighting audiences of all ages with thoughtfully arranged acoustic guitar covers of everything from classic singalong tunes (You Are My Sunshine) to jazz standards (The Way You Look Tonight) to pop hits from the 50s/60s/70s and beyond (Love Me Tender, Blowin’ in the Wind, Time in a Bottle, hundreds more). Ari builds a unique setlist tailored to the requests and reactions of each audience; no two shows will be exactly the same as Ari uses his wide ranging musical repertoire to entertain and inspire!
Sample Song List
You Are My Sunshine
The Way You Look Tonight
Love Me Tender
Blowin’ in the Wind
Time in a Bottle
My name is Ashley Thomas, I am a wife and mother of two young children, I have a son and a daughter who both keep me intensely busy! I am from East Central Indiana, my hometown was expanded by my grandparents’ generation when the coal mines shut down through the Appalachians and people had to migrate North for work. We all have strong ties to Southern roots and heritage and that cultural variance absolutely reflects in my music. My husband is a musician also, we met at the music venue in my hometown of Muncie Indiana, but he is from Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. I have been living out here on the East Coast for Nearly 8 years, which is wildly different from my very rural point of origin, but it’s been a very cool change of pace
Sample Song List:
Jolene, Dolly Parton
I’ll Fly Away, traditional
Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn
Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire, June Carter-Cash
Wayfaring Stranger, traditional
Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton
You’re Looking at Country, Loretta Lynn
Atticus Mellor-Goldman & Minji Nam
Pianist Minji Nam, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has worked for Yale University, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, the McDuffie Center for Strings, Florida State University, and the MTNA competition. Most recently, Minji was the head Coordinator and Collaborative Pianist at the Yale School of Music.
Cellist Atticus Mellor-Goldman earned his Masters degree in 2021 from Yale University. DuUpon graduation, Mellor-Goldman moved to Washington, D.C. after winning a position in the Air Force Strings.
A balladeer performing songs from the Golden Age of music the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, Audrey performs in the style of the greats such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and many other singers from the Swing and Big band era.
Audrey brings a smooth and mellow sound to the listening audience as he performs. His voice will transport you back to that great time in American music.
So settle back, and enjoy listening to and remembering these beautiful songs from the great artist and of that generation.
Barbara Weikamp has pursued an extensive and wide ranging career in entertainment! Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she has performed at the Burt Reynold’s Dinner Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, Walt Disney World’s Hoop Dee Doo Revue to name but a few. She spent six years performing on Cruise Ships venturing thru the Seven Seas. Since moving to Pennsylvania with her husband Nick Dunn, Barbara continues to create, produce and perform various One Woman Shows throughout the Delaware Valley area.
Belynda infuses her sense of humor into all aspects of her work as a standup comedian, consultant, speaker, and instructor.
Entertaining and making people laugh most of her life, Belynda is a multi-talented individual. Originally from a small, rural community in Canada, her comedy material is based on hilarious stories from her outrageous life and family, as well as her extraordinary understanding of life and human nature.
Her comedic style is an interpretation and observation of people and life, delivered in a lively, intellectual, and sidesplitting manner.
At six feet six inches tall, “Big Jeff” DeSmedt is one of the BIGGEST singer/guitarists in New Jersey. As an award-winning full-time family entertainer, he’s performed thousands shows for thousands of young ones across the metro area. In between he’s played many restaurants and cafes, and several senior facilities. He’s literally worked with audiences from the ground up! He engages a crowd with a friendly joyful sound and classic repertoire that gets them all singing along. Big Jeff is big fun for everyone!
Sample Song List
What a Wonderful World
Stand By Me
My Grandfather’s Clock
As Time Goes By
Doe, a Deer
My Favorite Things
You are My Sunshine
Bill Hake is a full-time professional musician with 25 years experience. He has a repertoire of nearly 1000 songs committed to memory: classic rock, folk, classic country, soul, and blues from the 1950s through today. His greatest concentration is on the 1960s and 70s with hits such as Ring of Fire, My Girl, Brown Eyed Girl, King of the Road, Proud Mary, Stand by Me, and Country Roads Take Me Home
Billy Moos has been performing as a singer/pianist/keyboardist for close to 35 years. He brings an energetic and fun interactive show to venues throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond. Billy’s extensive repertoire includes music from the 20’s through the 2020’s.
Billy was trained as a classical pianist, but grew up with the Beatles and all the other pop groups of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. His parents were jazz afficianados and he was surrounded by music, with four siblings who were also musicians. You could say he learned music by osmosis! This tremendous variety informs his playing and singing, and he is able to transition smoothly between many different styles of music.
Billy’s experience includes stints with the Christopher Williams Orchestra, the Sound Investment Band and currently, the Where’s Pete band, among many others. He has performed at countless venues throughout the area, including the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, the Showboat (Atlantic City) and the Union League among many, many others.
Billy guarantees a good time and a smile!
Bob is an entertainer (guitarist/vocalist) who has been performing professionally in the Philadelphia area for many years. He plays a variety of musical genres including Doo-Wop, Country, Pop, Mowtown, & Rock n Roll!
Bob takes great pleasure in bringing back happy memories with nostalgic classics and making his audiences smile!
Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone
Brach Cobb, a King George native, is well known as an emerging musical talent in the DC Metropolitan area. His musicianship and performing abilities has made him a sought after entertainer for events ranging from weddings and corporate events to private parties and music festivals. His performing experience on saxophone and piano ranges from Gospel Legend Dorothy Norwood to R&B sensation Ginuwine.
In 2019, Brach formed his band the 632 Express. The 632 Express aims to create unique sounds with a blend of jazzy tunes and neo-soul music. In 2020, the band released their debut project The Express Voyage.
Brach also maintains a thriving music studio of private students and serves as Minister of Music at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Supply, VA.
Brandt has been playing musically professionally for over 30 years in the Delmarva area, with some time out west. Studied jazz, but classics are his forte. Performing eclectic music from the past 60+ years in a set of Grocery Store Rock Classics has been Brandt’s main job for the past 15 years.
Sample Song List
Brian Elliot, grew up in Bucks County, PA where he sung and played instruments from childhood.He studied with Jazz great, Jimmy Bruno of Philadelphia. He also studied with blues legend Harry Jacobson (sideman for Bonnie Rait, Larry Coryell and more). Brian attended and subsequently taught at the National Guitar Workshop in his early 20’s. In 2005 he accepted a scholarship to University of Miami for the Jazz Guitar Performance program and moved to Florida for several years. Back in PA, Brian plays in his own band (Brian Elliot Band) and performs solo throughout Greater Philly.
Sample Song List
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Bill Withers – Use Me
Billy Joel – Movin Out
Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice
Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
Grateful Dead – Eyes of The World
Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
The Band – The Weight
Sly and the Family Stone – If You Want Me To Stay
Bruce Gardner is a singer/songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and architect of The Bruce Gardner Experience. Born in a suburb of Maryland, Bruce discovered his love of music at a young age listening to his family’s eclectic collection of old LP’s from all genres. In his teens he played with local Go-Go music bands while interning as a recording engineer/producer at Bebop Productions Inc. where he earned his first professional recording credits as a producer and session musician working on the album “Plays With Toys” by Imago/Chrysalis recording artist BASEHEAD.
Bryan has been singing since he can remember. He traveled the world with the United States Air Force premier showcase “Tops in Blue.” He has hosted karaoke for many years and sung in no less than 10 bands and ensembles. With over 5,000 songs in his repertoire, he covers 9 decades of music! From classic to contemporary, from rock to country to R&B, he covers favorites by Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder and many more!
BW and The Danger
BW and The Danger is a three-piece acoustic cover band from Northern Virginia playing songs like Come and Go with Me, All I Have to do is Dream, That’ll be the Day, Que Sera Sera, and What I’d Say from 1950 through current day throughout the DC/Virginia/Maryland area.
Carmen and Tina of Tee ‘n T Duo have many years of experience in the music industry between them. In addition to performing as duo, Tina fronts her own band called Blonde, James Blonde, and Carmen is the band leader for Wildflower. He has also toured with the likes of disco super group, the Trammps. Both sing and play instruments and cover a wide variety of music from Frank Sinatra through current day hits. They reside in Phoenixville PA and are known for playing the music that gets people singing and dancing.
Piano, Organ, Accordian
Carter Stevens loves sharing music of all kinds with audiences. From Beethoven to Brubeck, Puccini to Polkas. Carter crafts programs that bring cheer to audiences, wheather an elegant jazz piano performance, a beautiful light classical recital or a sing along of classic songs, Carter wants people to truly experience the joy and peace that music brings!
Sample Song List
All of Me
Beer Barrel Polka
Fly Me to the Moon
Maple Leaf Rag
Ensemble, Folk/Traditional Music
Cecilia and Maiden
Cecilia and Maiden are an acoustic duo based in Northern Virginia. We cover the songs we love because music is our therapy. We’re here to spread some love.
Romeo and Juliet -Dire Straits
Sober- Little Big Town
Angel from Montgomery- John Prine
Who Says- John Mayer
You’re no good- Linda Ronstadt
Folsom Prison- Johnny Cash
Beyond My Wildest Dreams- Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
When We Were Young- Adele
Tennessee Waltz- Patsy Cline
Not even the king- Alicia Keys
Take on Me- Aha
Wake Me Up- Avicci
Killing Me Softly- Fugees
Starting Over- Chris Stapleton
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Charley Anderson is a vocalist and pianist from Toms River, New Jersey. He has worked 5 to 6 nights a week at clubs, resorts, and on cruise ships for over thirty years. He has worked with popular bands including The T-Birds, Celebration Band, and Band of Gold, an 8-piece wedding/corporate. More recently, he has developed several duo projects and has worked in senior communities as a one man band with Mo Better Entertainment.
Live and Kickin’! Blues, Barrelhouse, Boogie, Oldies and Standards Too…Mr. C.B. is your on-call specialist in Piano Rockin’! Vast and varied experience, from Happy Hours to Lounges to Parties, throughout the Tri-State area. Exotic instrumentals, gorgeous ballads, wall-to-wall fun! Deliciously different. Book now and expect to be wowed!
Vocalist, Guitar, Piano
Chris & JCX Music
Chris performs original and cover music solo and with the duo JCX, which adds drums to the mix. Chris also performs improv, which can include improv songs, stories and scenes. He has appeared on Comedy Central, ABC’s One Life to Live and numerous commercials. Availability based in Cranford in North Jersey from Red Bank-New Brunswick north to Mahwah and beyond…
Sample Song List
Sound of Silence
Help Me (Joni)
Wanted Dead or Alive
You Don’t Own Me
Chris Fitting has been performing professionally in the Philadelphia-area musical theatre scene for the past 6 years. He has performed countless solo and duet shows in senior-living communities, largely with the companies Philly Senior Stage and The Silver Spotlight. Chris’s commitment to theatrics and connecting with the audience is sure to bring a smile to residents’ faces. His resonant baritone voice is an instrument suited for Broadway-style music, crooner shows, and more!
Sample Song List
-“Some Enchanted Evening”
-“If I Were a Rich Man”
-“Oh What a Beautiful Morning”
-“Ya Got Trouble”
-“The Way You Look Tonight”
-“Come Fly With Me”
-“Almost Like Being in Love”
– many more
Sample Song List
Dream a little dream of me – Ella Fitzgerald
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
Wagon wheel – Darius Rucker
Crazy – Patsy Cline
The Sound of Music – Julie Andrews
Connor Kirk is a singer/guitarist originally from the Washington DC area and now living in Philadelphia, PA. He began learning to play music at the age of 13, teaching himself the guitar and playing live gigs in his hometown. Connor received a bachelor’s degree in music from Franklin and Marshall college where he formally studied guitar, voice, composition, and music production. His years of playing in both academic and professional settings have allowed him to develop his versatility in many styles of music including electric and acoustic pop, rock, and jazz.
Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
Everyday – Buddy Holly
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Time is On My Side – The Rolling Stones
It’s all Over Now – The Rolling Stones
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves
Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Build me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Daniela Hernández-Fujigaki is a multidisciplinary, performing artist working in the DC/Baltimore area. She currently forms one half of Dave and Daniela, a musical duo, along with Dave Weber. Recent acting credits include: Remember Me, Dreams of Azul by Karen Chacana with Teatro La Bolsa (DC).
Over the last 30 years David Gustafson has played thousands of gigs from restaurants to resorts, weddings to galas, solo to leading a 10-piece band and everything in between, playing every genre of music imaginable. Philadelphia, NYC, DC, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Canada, Mexico, and London.
Award winning musician and singer, David McKindley-Ward, grew up in the DC area steeped in folk, traditional music, and protest music from all over the world. Over the last few years, he has made a name for himself as a touring artist across the US, Ireland and the UK and a regular performer and instructor at festivals including Catskills Irish Arts Week, Baltimore TradFest and The Philadelphia Céilí Group
Shores of newfoundland
Black velvet band
Dirty old town
All I ever love is you- Stanley bros
Where the soul of men never dies
Vincent black lightning
You belong to me
Diana is an award-winning veteran DC-area bandleader and musician whose easygoing manner, funny patter, enthusiasm and superb musicianship immediately win over audiences. She is a guitarist and plays many styles, including turn-of-last century tin pan alley and ragtime, 30s and 40s standards, and country, bluegrass, and rock and roll from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. She has performed in all kind of venues, from Texas honky tonks to wineries and big clubs, but also the Kennedy Center, RFK stadium, and the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to being a top-rate Americana entertainer, Diana is an accomplished classical guitarist and lutenist, specializing in renaissance and baroque music, but also other eras and even flamenco. Her knowledge of the material is thorough, and audiences will love her fun and energetic performances.
Music has been my love language since birth. I love the way music is universal and can capture the imagination of all of us regardless of race or ethnicity. The ability to bring joy to others via the songs I select and the energy I bring are, but a couple of my superpowers and I lean into them fully. My business tagline that my Dad came up with embodies who I am and what you’ll experience with me. “We Make Your Event, Our Event”.
Sample Song List
1. Benny Goodman
2. Frank Sinatra
3. Dean Martin
4. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
5. The Spaniels
6. Nat King Cole
8. Stevie Wonder
9. Judy Garland
10. Marvin Gaye
11. Four Tops
13. Billy Joel
14. Barry Manilow
15. James Brown
Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society
The Midnight Society is Philly’s #1 source for classic Hot Jazz and Swing from the 1900s-1930s. Led by pianist, trumpeter, singer , multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Drew Nugent (no relation), the band has been entertaining the masses for 15 years now. Dressed to the 9’s , Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society always bring a high energy, and a rollicking good time wherever they go. They will bring you a show you won’t soon forget.
Elizabeth Faye Opera
Elizabeth Knudson is a Virginia-based opera singer renowned for deeply captivating audiences with the natural brilliance of her voice while poignantly embodying the spirit of each character she portrays. Elizabeth graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a BFA in Music. Elizabeth has extensive operatic training from The Moores Opera Center and recently gained favorable exposure as a soloist for Classical Revolution RVA. Elizabeth has performed on numerous opera stages and private venues across the country. Some Broadway favorites she sings include My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music, You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel, People Will Say We’re In Love from Oklahoma, and Don’t Tell Mama from Cabaret. Other favorites include Diamond’s Are A Girls Best Friend, At Last, The Way You Look Tonight, Cry Me A River, Blue Moon, Amado Mio, and O Mio Babbino.
Frank Quattrone of town and Country Living magazine describes Elle as having a “voice that hovers between the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones. It’s rhythm-and-blues meets pop with a dash of sparkle. And that’s what her voice has—Sparkle.
Elle’s most recent release, her Blues & Soul inspired CD, “Through The Looking Glass”, has made a big mark on the music scene! She is currently in the works to release her new project, “The Right Time, The EP” in the Summer of 2021! Through 2020, a year of deep self-reflection, changes, and “new normals”, Elle’s album, “The Right Time” was being created, and will be landing at just the right time. You can catch Elle performing all over PA and the Tri-State area, often with her band, “The John Doe Band”, delivering your favorite Soul Music along with ear-catching original tunes.
Emi DeLia, known professionally as Emibyrd, is a harpist, singer-songwriter, producer, and composer who has been making music for as long as they can remember. Since they were 14 years old, Emi has been performing at various venues throughout the East Coast. They have won numerous scholarships and awards for voice, harp, and composition including a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2018. They graduated from Berklee in 2022 with a degree in Professional Music. You can find their original music, including their album “Shining-Colored World” released in 2020, on all major platforms.
Sample songs include:
Gymnapodie by Eric Satie
Pachabel’s Canon in D
Jazz standards such as “Autumn Leaves” and “Fly Me to the Moon”
American soprano Emily Casey has been praised for the clarity, range and flexibility of her voice as well as her skillful dramatic and acting abilities. Ms. Casey, reviewed as a “red haired vixen with a sparkling voice” by Opera Canada in a recent performance as Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme, has performed many leading roles with companies across the United States, Canada and Italy. She has been hailed as a “standout” and praised for her “musical lyricism” and has been noted for her talent in embodying both dramatic and comic characters on the operatic stage and musical theater stage alike.
Empty Ecstasy is a husband-and-wife acoustic duo with uniquely crafted arrangements and harmonies – and a well-polished repertoire of classic rock/pop/country covers from 70’s to present such as All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers, Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Have You Ever Seen The Rain (CCR), Killing Me Softy (Roberta Flack), With or Without You (U2),
Living on a Prayer (Bonjovi), and Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash).
Meet Eric Scott, the bassist whose electrifying rhythms have been the heartbeat of Washington DC’s music scene for decades.
Born with a passion for the groove, Eric’s musical journey began in the soulful streets of DC. From his early days jamming in local clubs to sharing stages with legendary artists, he’s become a true icon of the city’s music landscape.
Eric’s bass lines aren’t just notes; they’re stories. With every pluck and slap, he weaves tales of jazz, funk, and soul, leaving audiences mesmerized by his virtuosity. His deep, resonant bass has graced recordings and live performances across the nation, contributing to the rich tapestry of American music.
Beyond the stage, Eric’s commitment to his craft and community shines through. He’s not just a bassist; he’s a mentor, a collaborator, and a driving force in preserving DC’s musical heritage.
Whether he’s grooving in the studio, teaching the next generation of musicians, or holding down the low end on a DC stage, Eric Scott embodies the spirit of the city’s music scene—a blend of tradition and innovation that keeps DC’s rhythmic heart beating strong.
Folk/Traditional Music, Theater
Evan Raines is a multi-instrumentalist and theater artist based in Philadelphia. He plays a mixture of soulful bluegrass, old-time, and traditional celtic music as well as scaled-back arrangements of contemporary tunes. His music is often laced with stories and poems that are borrowed from folklore and literature. As a freelance theater artist, Evan has portrayed many characters historical and fictional, including Johnny Cash, Jerry Rivers (of Hank Williams’s Drifting Cowboys), and recently portrayed the Devil in a musical adaptation of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
-John Conroy’s Jig/Tom Billy’s Jig (fiddle mashup) -trad
-Turkey in the Straw -trad
-Old Joe Clark -trad
-Pretty fair Maiden -trad
-Will the Circle be Unbroken -trad
-Ashoken Farewell -trad
-Jambalaya -Hank Williams Sr.
-The Battle of New Orleans -Johnny Horton
-Thank God I’m a Country Boy -John Denver
-Boy named Sue – Johnny Cash
-Carolina in my Mind – James Taylor
-Clay Pigeons – John Prine
Vocalist, Saxophone, Piano
Frankie Gray is a longtime professional musician and singer. He plays sax and piano proficiently and also can serve as an MC. Originally from New York City, he started with The Ed Caso Miami Beach Orchestra. Later working with the disco group Mantus who had hit songs “Turn Around Boogie Down” and Dance It Freestyle”.
Frankie Gray plays most genres of music from 80s pop to jazz and R& B usually working alone or with a small combo. He is well experienced playing private parties and outdoor events, a very good choice for your next event.
Award winning funky-folk artist Freddy Hall, deemed “a true artist of the human condition” by Performer Magazine, has a natural gift of entertaining. As a passionate storyteller, Hall fuses compelling lyrics with captivating melodies and groovy music. Freddy has played guitar for many Tony Award winning Broadway shows, and his musicality has been featured on Disney+ and This American Life. Freddy’s single, “That’s What You Do” earned him a WAMMIE Award (Washington, DC) and became a finalist for The Great American Song Contest.
Sample Song List
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Stand By Me, My Girl, Lean On Me, Ring Of Fire, I Walk The Line, Your Song, Here Comes The Sun, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Sir Duke, Superstitious
George Sinkler is a very comfortable and personable performer, having performed full-time in the Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley area for 40 years. He is known as “The Man of 5000 songs”, covering The Great American Songbook, Popular music, Broadway, & jazz. He does specialty programs: Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, Irish, Patriotic, Christmas & Winter. He also does Lectures in Song: Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Kern, Rodgers, Loesser, Mercer, Jerry Herman, Michel Legrand, Kander & Ebb, Bachrach, A.L.Webber, Ellington, etc.
Vocalist, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Greg Albert is a drummer and vocalist from the Philadelphia area who got his start performing at the age of nine.
He performs a variety of music from the 1930s through the 1980s. He especially likes Big Band, Rock and Roll, Country, Soul, and Motown music. Greg also offers special themes including patriotic, polka, Latin and holiday programs.
Greg especially enjoys performing at senior communities because he sees how much residents enjoy it. He looks forward to entertaining the residents of your community soon.
Hana Tawil performs and rearranges pop, jazz, and classic Broadway hits, using her expressive and flexible range to bring new life to familiar songs. Her work onstage has earned recognition from multiple theatre publications. A runner-up for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Award for Best Performer In A Musical (Professional), Hana’s performances have been positively reviewed by DC Metro Theatre Arts, MD Theatre Guide, and Limelight Mountain Theatre Reviews. Trained in both classic and contemporary singing, Hana was a national semifinalist in the NATS Musical Theatre Competition.
Sample Song List
On The Street Where You Live (from My Fair Lady)
Maybe This Time (from Cabaret)
The Winner Takes It All (from Mamma Mia)
Hopelessly Devoted To You (from Grease)
Part Of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
Memory (from Cats)
Don’t Rain On My Parade (from Funny Girl)
Far From The Home I Love (from Fiddler On The Roof)
Man Of La Mancha (from Man Of La Mancha)
Hank is a piano player/singer with a repertoire which, ranges from Sinatra & Dean Martin, the 50s and 60s to Billy Joel, Springsteen, Elton and more. From background cocktail music to full audience interaction and participation Hank has the music and personality that makes him a crowd pleaser for any group or occasion.
Hays Dowdy is a DC based musician performing live as a solo artist along with elite bands in International Musicians League. Rooted in 50s & 60s rock, bluegrass, and trained in jazz, his approach blends different genres to evoke the modern sonic spirit of a surreal vibe found within the walls of a vintage studio. He is currently working on his debut solo album recorded at Ivakota with the first single, “Inside the City”, coming out soon. He also teaches guitar & ukulele at Middle C Music.
Sample Song List
Here Comes the Sun
Fly Me to the Moon
Ring of Fire
Oh, Pretty Woman
Kiss From A Rose
I Want It That Way
Helene is…..“That Tall Blonde Comic” …and not Jane Lynch!…Although she looks like her!
Whether it’s TV, her own Dry Bar comedy special, The Borgata and Caesars in AC, NYC or the east coast club scene, private, or a corporate event; Helene has been delivering her expressive and crowd engaging clean comedy to the stage for over 20 hilarious years.
She brings honesty to the stage that helps everyone relax– and laugh at the joys and pains of aging, being a married mother of two and all that the generation gap brings! This is one groovy funny woman!
Howard Whitman is an experienced vocalist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist who has been working as a professional musician for over 20 years. He has performed in a variety of theaters, clubs, casinos, parks, and senior residences throughout the Delaware Valley. Currently, Howard performs with the popular tribute band Know Return (a tribute to Kansas and Styx), the Where’s Pete band, the Monaco-Whitman acoustic duo, and as a solo artist. He also writes and records original music and released an album on which he played all of the instruments, “However”, in 2019.
Sample Song List
You Belong to Me (The Duprees)
I Left My Heart in San Fransisco (Tony Bennett)
In My Life (The Beatles)
In the Still of the Night (Five Satins)
Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers)
Runaround Sue (Dion)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Happy Together (Turtles)
Janet Greene has been a violinist performing in the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore regions for over 25 years. Her renditions of classical melodies and great American songbook selections have delighted residents of senior living communities. She is currently a regular performer at Kensington Senior Living in Falls Church, Va., where she leads a Monday afternoon “happy hour” singalong. Janet is also one of the original members of the Music by Anthem ensemble, with whom she has appeared at numerous weddings, corporate events and public concerts.
Sample Song List
Singin’ In the Rain
Some Enchanted Evening
Que Sera Sera
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
On the Street Where You Live
Climb Every Mountain
vocalist, percussionist, storyteller, lecturer
Jeff Harvey has been a performer since childhood. An accomplished vocalist, percussionist, storyteller and lecturer, Jeff brings first-class content and fun to all his presentations. Whether you want thematic singing, multimedia storytelling, dramatic reading, travelogue, or an interactive percussion workshop, Jeff can customize his programs for your specific needs.
DJ, Dancer, Singalong
- Era related trivia
- Dance Instruction
- Seated Dance Moves
- Line Dancing
- Name that Tune
Jenny Lee Stern
JENNY LEE STERN is a Bucks County native and Broadway veteran. She is fresh off a run of MAMMA MIA at The Media Theatre in Delaware County. She was seen on the Great White Way in ROCKY (Original Broadway Cast, “Joanne”) and A CHRISTMAS STORY (Madison Square Garden, “Mrs. Schwartz).
She toured the country as “Mary Delgado” in JERSEY BOYS, originating the role in the Chicago and Toronto companies. Off-Broadway, Ms. Stern garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of Judy Garland, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster (and more!) in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION. She also regularly cameoed as “The Diva” in SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PADODY. She regularly performs on the cabaret circuit in NYC at 54 Below and GreenRoom 42. Ms. Stern recently played the role of Judy Garland in the new musical JUDY GARLAND: WORLD’s GREATEST ENTERTAINER.
Regionally, she has found her niche playing “Patsy Cline” in ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE. She most recently played the role at the Media Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
Other Philadelphia credits include: WEST SIDE STORY, GODSPELL, LOBBY HERO, 42nd STREET, HIGH SOCIETY (Walnut Street Theatre); SUESSICAL, CATS (Media Theatre), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK XMAS MUSICAL (Montgomery Theatre), and WORKING (Bristol Riverside). She has been seen on TV in THE SOPRANOS and THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. Jenny studied acting at NYU and North Carolina School of the Arts. She is mother to three daughters (Nora, Patsy, and Daisy) and lives happily in Doylestown, PA.
Jim Dostal grew up around music playing and singing with his family and integrated that into his performances. He performs songs of both his parent’s generation and his generation. His music is based in folk and folk rock with a mix of popular and country. Jim has traveled to over 40 US states and ten different European countries producing a myriad of stories and experiences he shares with the audience.
Pianist/keyboardist/singer/composer Jim Loftus is a Philadelphia native, now residing in the Lehigh Valley. Jim has performed public & private events in PA/NJ/NYC and beyond since 1986. Played gala tribute events in NYC for Julie Andrews (21 Club),Milton Berle (Waldorf-Astoria),Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Rosetta LeNoire (Plaza Hotel). Opened for Regis Philbin, Todd Rundgren and Shaw Blades. Produced his original musical “Ghosts On Broadway” in 1995 at John Houseman Theatre NYC. Released original pop rock CD “The Fame Game” in 2000. Jim has enjoyed performing for senior living venues for over 20 years specializing in the standards from the 1920s to 1950s, pop songs 60s-70s and Broadway.
Joe Ferrara is a singer and entertainer who has honed his skills not within the safe confines of academia, but in nightclubs, bars, lounges, concert halls, and other stages throughout North America. His experiences as a steadily working musician and performer in jazz bands, rock groups, avantgarde ensembles, and theater have shaped him into the well rounded performer that he is today. Joe‘s greatest joy in life is his love of performing and making audiences happy.
Sample Song List
Beyond the sea
Raindrops keep falling on my head
Can’t help Falling Love with you
It’s not unusual
Fly me to the Moon
Easy like a Sunday Morning
I left my heart in San Francisco
Joe Marchetti performs sing along classics for all ages. His entertaining style of inter-acting with the audience has everyone singing, clapping and partying along. Besides his solo work, Joe has worked with the Dueling Pianos out of Philadelphia since 1990 and has also worked with various bands from the Tri-state area.
Joe has been doing numerous senior living community events in the past few years. Joe says, “When I see smiles on their faces, taping their feet, singing or dancing, it makes me feel good through the energy and joy of music I’m adding fun to their day.” Also Joe does a lot of work on the piano and singing as a soloist, and works with the Dueling Pianos.
Vocalist, Guitar, Keyboards
Joe Plush has been performing around Philadelphia since the early 70’s. He performs solo in nightspots and has a classic rock band, Plush and The Plushtones, which specializes in the music of the 50’s & early 60’s. He has a wide and varied repertoire thanks to being a member of The Ron Dubin Orchestra and other wedding/party bands. Joe recently retired from his day job, and looks forward to performing at senior centers around the area, mixing classics from the 40’s, doo-wop, and Elvis style rock and roll. He’ll even throw in some Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel, if you let him.
Vocalist, Tribute Artist
I really enjoy singing to seniors! I’m resident friendly and mingle ( safely ) with them while I sing. My elvis songs cater to them like romantic, gospel and inspirational. In fact gospel was Elvis’s first love – he grew up singing gospel. I also like to give out gifts during my show like scarves and teddy bears. A lot of times when I come do a show some are sleeping and when I get into it they come to life and are smiling! That makes my day! This is why I do What I do. It’s my way of making seniors happy – it’s my passion!!
John W. Daly, Jr.
John has played professionally for over 50 years, with Beach Boy Carl Wilson, Peaches from Peaches and Herb, members of The Steve Miller Band, The Beach Boys, The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, The Sweet Inspirations, Boyz2Men, Confunktion, Kool and the Gang, and many others on both coasts, and has been fortunate enough to have received master classes from the likes of Jeff Baxter, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Stanley Clark, and even Bill Bruford. In addition to guitar, John also plays harmonica, flute and keyboards. John plays Godin electric guitars and Breedlove acoustic guitars exclusively.
Josh Earls is a Maryland-based touring musician, recording artist, and session musician. Being the self-proclaimed “biggest Beatles fan in the world”, Josh has quite the ear for the songs of decades’ past. From Nat King Cole to Jim Croce, Earls has curated a unique repertoire of not only songs you know and love, but the classic songs that you may have forgotten about while simultaneously informing you of music trivia! You will walk away from each performance humming your favorite tunes, and knowing a little more about the songs and artists you have loved all your life.
Sample Song List
-It’s Only A Paper Moon
-Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
-Hey Good Lookin’
-Fly Me To The Moon
-Hey Mr. Tambourine Man
-Ring Of Fire
My name is Karina Gonzalez and I am a singer entertainer in North Jersey. I have been performing in cover bands and in tribute bands in the tri-state area for the past 25 years.
I started off 25 years ago as a choreographer singer for a ’70s tribute band called Polyester. I later went on to start my own band Lip Service with my business partner David Blair. We ran that dance band for 20 years and played all over New Jersey including Atlantic City and New York City. After the pandemic we have regrouped and come up with good vibes only.
We have the entire Frank Sinatra collection. We also have a lot of sixties and ’70s music.
Kathryn Miller is a singer based in the Philadelphia area. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Northern Kentucky University, and then moved to Philadelphia for an acting apprenticeship at the Walnut Street Theatre. Kathryn spent several years performing professionally in regional musical theatre before turning to music and film. She currently sings with two acoustic duos and a cover band, all while continuing to write her own original music. Her years of training allow her to perform many diverse styles, ranging from musical theatre, pop, jazz, and more. Kathryn is excited to continue to bring the joy of music to new audiences!
Vocalist, Ukulele, Mandolin
Katy is an entertainer for general audiences, playing a variety of music ranging from bluegrass, to old country, folk and rock. She performs solo and in a duo called ”Kanderline.”
Ken has been playing guitar and singing professionally since his mid-teens. Along the way he has picked up an impressive array of musical styles — from the 1950’s to present day, he performs popular songs people enjoy listening and singing along to.
He enjoys “playing the room” and entertaining the people to music they want hear.
Vocalist, Guitar, DJ
A saxophonist, a guitarist, a singer/songwriter, and a bandleader, Ken Francis Wenzel has been described as a purveyor of restless midwestern sentimentality, who searches in his songs for the kinds of truth that’s often best found within oneself. Whether performing as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter or with his full band Cross Kentucky, Ken stays busy, playing 200+ shows a year across the DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia region, the eastern seaboard, the midwest, and south
Songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s!!
From Honolulu, Hawaii, Kimo Todd has been entertaining guests in the hotel and convention businesses for over thirty years. His repertoire covers a complete list of Hawaiian music as well as a firm grasp of the great American songbook. Audiences will find him to be gracious and he is always ready address his client’s particular needs. He has a classically trained voice with degrees in music and education and is constantly striving for a better a performance and a fulfilling experience for his audience. Kimo accompanies himself on the guitar and provides an excellent sound system that will please the ear.
Sample Song List
Old Black Magic I Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Mack The Knife. This Little Light of Mine
Kansas City I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Southern Nights. Over The Rainbow / What a Wonderful World
Georgia on My Mind Hawaiian Vamp (novelty)
Second That Emotion Frankie Lee
I Got Rhythm Cest La Vie Say The Old Folks
Begin The Beguine ‘S Wonderful
Heart and Soul. Jamaica Farewell
Hey Good Lookin Jambalaya
Sloop John B Bye Bye Blackbird
Sweet Someone. Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
Cest Si Bon. Some Enchanted Evening
Kinikia is a professional Hula dancer in the Mid-Atlantic area. She has performed countless hundreds of shows throughout the area for both large and small audiences. Kinikia has helped lead many groups in the area from their early beginnings. She currently performs solo dance shows and mentors her young children in the Polynesian arts.
Kismet Jemini also known as Kissy Nonfiction- The Vocalist/The Songwriter/The Playwright
The Philadelphia Native with over 30 years of Live band performance. Former background vocalist of Philadelphia’s own Bilal and Christopher Williams. For over 16 years Kismet has worked and worn many hats behind the scenes on various theatre productions throughout Philadelphia and outside of Philadelphia. Kismet has worked with Angela Winbush, Sara Dash, Ke Ke Wyatt. She also has performed for Unity Day and The Million Woman March.
Sample Song List
Dancing in the Streets
Say a Little Prayer for You
Stop in the Name of Love
You Beat me to the Punch
The One Who Really Loves You
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
Tell Him- Patti D
Yes I’m ready- B. Mason
Band of Gold- Freda Pain
Valerie- Amy Winhouse
Ooh Baby Baby
Whats Easy for Two
Don’t Mess with Bill
Tracks of my Tears
Second That Emotion
Something He Can Feel
Until You Come Cack to Me
Vocalist, Guitar, Violin
Laura is a talented singer/songwriter living in the DC Area and has performed across the country with her acoustic duo ‘Brave Like Us’. She has gained notoriety with her powerful vocals and lively performances. Currently Laura plays venues all around the DC Metro area covering all your favorite hits and some classics too.
Laura was classically trained on the violin and is a former member of The Frederick Orchestra and The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra making her the perfect fit for weddings and private events.
Vocalist, GuitarSample Song List
Leaving on a Jetplane- John Denver
Would you still love me tomorrow-The Shirelles
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard- Paul Simon
Country Roads- John Denver
Laurel Halsey is a versatile singer, songwriter, and keyboard and accordion player. She performs both solo and in bands, and plays both cover songs and original music. She also has experience recording and touring. She sang in choirs and studied voice and piano during her formative years. Eventually she started performing piano covers of her favorite tunes at open mics, picking up accordion along the way, and formed/joined her first band, Oust, in 2011. She fronted the indie pop trio Bal Boheme from 2017 to 2021, and has been a member of the indie rock group The North Country since 2016.
I Only Have Eyes for You
The Rainbow Connection
Brand New Key
Come As You Are
Take My Breath Away
Fools Rush In
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Laurie Blue is a singer-songwriter rooted in the Northern Virginia music scene. She composes and records original music, hosts open mics, and performs an eclectic mix of original rock and classic covers on guitar and flute. You can find her songs on Spotify and other streaming platforms.
Angel From Montgomery, Another Saturday Night, Anticipation, Bad Moon Rising, Big Yellow Taxi, Blowing in the Wind, Both Sides Now, Brown Eyed Girl, Can’t Buy Me Love, Can’t You See, Cecilia, Come Together, Country Roads, Don’t Stop Believing, Down on the Corner, Drift Away, Four Strong Winds, Free Fallin’, Hard Day’s Night, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Heart of Gold, Hotel California, House of the Rising Sun, I Feel the Earth Move, Imagine, Jambalaya, Jolene, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, La Bamba, Leaving on a Jet Plane, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Love Is a Rose, Maggie May, Never Ending Love …
With a background in musical theatre and a love for classic jazz singers, Lia Menaker is known for her expressive, soulful vocals. She has performed in 50+ cities around the country, playing everywhere from theaters, to restaurants, lounges, senior homes, and at various festivals and private events. In addition to performing, Menaker is a vocal coach and music producer.
A lifelong student of the performative arts, singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Liam Taylor strives to reach the souls of listeners through musical experiences. Born in Bryn Athyn, PA and raised on the Beatles, he has performed for folks of all walks of life; newlyweds, friends, bargoers, as well as good folks from the retirement home in his hometown, Cairnwood Village. Liam is always humbled to perform to the senior community and thoroughly appreciates their open hearts and minds, patience, laughter, and stories from their journeys.
Liliana Ruiz specializes in Classical Spanish with castanets, Folklore and Flamenco.
Raised in Mexico City in a Spanish culture-based home, she started dancing classical ballet at the age of six. Shortly thereafter, she began Classical Spanish dance and Flamenco. She was inspired by her family’s deep-rooted passion for the arts.
Ms. Ruiz has performed Classical Spanish dances with the two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero and the Philly POP’s at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, as well as with the Atlantic Bay Symphony, the Pottstown Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony, and the NJ Patriots Symphony directed by Dan Spalding. Liliana danced, choreographed and created a flamenco character of Carmen with the Virtuosi Orchestra of Philadelphia directed by Daniel Spalding.
Lionel Thomas currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware where he teaches violin and viola as Suzuki Academy Associate Department Head at the Music School of Delaware and is violinist with the Nagoya String Quartet. Mr. Thomas also teaches music courses as Associate Adjunct Professor at Delaware State University. As a performer, Mr. Thomas currently performs with Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and has been a member of the Mann Center Festival Orchestra, Oregon Mozart Players, and other professional ensembles.
Sample Song List
Classical – celebrated works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and more. Non Classical – hits by Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Leonard Cohen, Ed Sheeran, the Charlie Daniels band, and others.
Vocalist, Guitar, Ukulele
Lisa is an award-winning singer/songwriter with experience singing and playing guitar and ukulele with many bands in venues including senior residences in the metro DC/MD/VA and upstate New York regions. She performed regularly online during the COVID lockdown period, and is currently performing in a comedy duo called the Snarky Sisterz.
Liz Rogers has had a professional music career spanning 4 decades as a Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist. Winner of Roselle’s “Midwest Music Talent Search”, she could be heard behind the scenes in commercials for McDonald’s, Sears and Suzuki as well as the resident entertainer in some high-profile clubs in the Joliet, IL area, Newport Beach, CA and finally here on the East Coast where she now resides. Her eclectic song list covering everything from Classic Rock to Country the Standards and Holiday Selections is sure to please a wide variety of tastes.
Sample Song List
Unchained Melody-Righteous Brothers
When I fall in Love-Doris Day
Killing Me Softly-Roberta Flack
Chain of Fools-Aretha Franklin
What’s New-Linda Ronstadt/Nelson Riddle
It’s So Easy To Fall In Love-Buddy Holly
Come Away With Me-Nora Jones
There’s a Kind of Hush-The Carpenters
Both Sides Now-Judy Collins
Over the Rainbow-Judy Garland
It’s Too Late-Carol King
Lorenzo grew up in Philadelphia and began studying drums at the age of 12. His first paying gig was playing an 8th grade dance party and he was hooked. While in high school his band played for proms, weddings and the resort clubs in Atlantic City opening for main acts.
Moving to New York to attend the Art Student’s League where he studied drawing, painting and sculpture, he continued to support himself through his playing. Turning to music full time, his band recorded for Columbia Records and toured the southeastern United States.
Presently, he’s performing as a solo musician, singing and playing guitar for all kinds of audiences and venues from private events to indoor and outdoor concerts. The song list ranges from classic standards, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz to island music, blues and contemporary. His passion for music and art continues to grow and ll his life with joy and creativity to be shared with others.
Lynn Davison is originally from Queens, NY and began playing piano as a young child. She studied music at the High School of Performing Arts, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1980, Lynn moved to Los Angeles where she became a working musician/vocalist, playing in a variety of entertainment venues and backing many great singers, including the late Martha Reeves. She also recorded three CDs of original music and earned her doctorate in psychology while in CA. She is now a retired college professor, having taught child development for over twenty years while continuing to play music.
Marc began picking out tunes at age 4, as he sat next to his father (who played by ear) on the piano bench in their Philadelphia home. At age nine he was taking lessons, and by the end of high school decided to make music his career. Marc entered Temple University’s College of Music as a Piano/Voice Major. While at Temple, he recorded 3 albums with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy as part of the Temple University Concert Choir. Marc graduated first in his class in 1969 with a Degree in Music Education, and taught music in the Philadelphia School District for 35 years. Early in his career, Marc sang with Duke Ellington’s band, and played in Warren Covington’s big band, backing up such singers as Vaughn Monroe, Ray Eberle and Bob Crosby. Marc has also played piano in restaurants and for private parties for the past 45 years, developing a unique pianistic style which incorporated his years of classical training. His well-trained ear has enabled him to commit thousands of songs to memory.
Mark L. Paulino
In 1984, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Theatre. Years later, he completed a Master’s program in Teacher of the Handicapped and worked in that field. He recently retired from Hamilton Township Public Schools as an elementary special education school teacher. Now he’s Santa! He does photographs and private, corporate & organizational events.He is also proficient in zoom technology if you prefer a virtual Santa meeting. Additionally, he offers entertaining and informative lectures on the history of Santa and Christmas (for the young at heart!) and sings Chirstmas favorites such as Rudolph, Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls. Mark even does Elvis, Al Jolson and Cat Stevens impersonations.
Mark Scott has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Mark’s approach is simple: Play popular cover songs that seniors love and bring life and FUN to every gig! Song delivery is always uniquely tailored for each situation, from high energy & upbeat to a laid-back audio backdrop – always appropriate for the vibe each venue or event requires.
Lecturer, Percussionist, Ensemble
Martin Bradfield has parlayed a 45-year professional drumming career of gigs, books, recordings, teaching and writing into a multi-faceted, colorful and interesting blend of communication, rhythms, art history and philosophy. The result of this holistic approach to Art and Music has been literally reverberating in the streets and clubs and concert halls and also quietly reflected upon at Art Studios and schools. His book on music and drumming philosophy, DRUMMING: THE FOREST AND THE TREES, has been very influential and is considered a unique and useful approach to music, drumming as well as other areas of art.
The Martin Bradfield Trio
As a professional musician, Martin has played at clubs and concerts and schools and clinics and seminars since the late 70’s. His jazz trio has played at many hotels and clubs throughout the Philadelphia area since the 1990’s. Their CD, “ A Moment in Time “ was very well received. Their focus and “Mission Statement” is to play the classic Jazz Standards in an original yet respectful way, playing and creating a shimmering vibe. The group likes to be brief and melodic and conversational. Our guitar player’s wife’s insistence that we, ”make it pretty” has been taken to heart. In addition, Martin reveals some of the stories behind the standards to add another level to the event. The trio can be a guitar led or piano led trio and also be augmented, if need be, by additional instruments.
From rocks bands to musical theatre, Martin is fortunate enough to have been performing for years. While in New Jersey, Martin was in a band called The Nines. At one time they were the opening act for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Later, while out in California, Martin was in many musicals including “Zorba” with the legendary John Raitt. After coming home to New Jersey, Martin married his HS sweetheart, sang in an 80’s New Wave/Pop music band and is grateful to Miles Adams and Mo Better Entertainment for this opportunity to sing music that has always been close to his heart.
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An established vocalist throughout the tri-state area, her experience, versatility, and personality make her one of the region’s most entertaining vocalists. Singing professionally since 1980, MaryBeth has performed with many bands and orchestras throughout the Delaware Valley, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, New York, and New Orleans. Not only as a lead vocalist, but also as a background vocalist for original, and Large Venue Tribute Bands. MaryBeth has written, published, and recorded her own music, as well as being recorded for professional jingles. And is a respected Vocal Coach.
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Vocalist, Massimo Brutto, has been performing with bands and vocal ensembles for the past six years. He graduated from the University of the Arts in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance. During that time he had the chance to perform with artists such as Deana Martin, and The Philly Pops Big Band. He has been performing for MBE at retirement communities over the last two years.
Michael is an accomplished pianist/composer out of Philadelphia, PA. Michael has been entertaining audiences both locally and nationally for decades. He started playing the piano at 4 years old, and began composing and performing music just short of his 7th birthday. Michael studied classical music composition and piano performance at Temple University. During his college years, Michael played numerous concerts, and had the honor of performing at the historic Academy Of Music in Philadelphia. He has toured extensively with Dirk Quinn Band. You can currently find him on stage with Splintered Sunlight.
I am a Solo / duo acoustic performer who has been performing in the MD, PA, DC, DE area for 22 years. This includes a list of over 300 song from the 50’s through today.
Forever in Blue Jeans
We can Work it Out
Kiss on My list
Wanted Dead or Alive
Drops of Jupiter
Haven’t Met You Yet
Vocalist, Percussion, Keyboards
Since receiving a Jazz Performance degree from Temple University in 2007, Mike has been
performing/teaching locally as a Drumset Player/Percussionist, Piano Player and Vocalist. His
performance/teaching videos can be found on YouTube. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in
Percussion Performance at West Chester University.
Mike started playing guitar and making up songs almost 50 years ago. It was about 1985 when he began playing in retirement homes and nursing facilities such as the Chateau in Bryn Mawr and the Inglis House in Philadelphia. He’s performed at many retirement homes, including Sunrise in Abington and Redeemer Village in Huntingdon Valley, and very much enjoys the experience of getting a room full of people to sing together. Sample songs include You Are My Sunshine, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, King of the Road, Good Night Irene, and Hey Good Looking.
A graduate of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America and D.C. native, Mike Tony Scoglio has been performing as a full time musician in the greater Washington D.C. area for over a decade and has had the opportunity to play at the areas top music venues such as the Kennedy Center, Jiffy Lube Live, and the Birchmere. Throughout his career, Mike has thrived in a wide variety of musical ensembles.
From epic orchestral performances, big band jazz dances, and musical theater productions, to commanding a room at an intimate club or backing up local singer songwriters, Mike elevates every musical experience. Drawing from his eclectic experience, Mike enjoys engaging his audience with a wide repertoire of song selections and musical techniques and has meticulously worked to develop his love of vintage songs into an authentic musical program that is tailor-made for the senior community.
Minnie Kalan is a Mezzo-Soprano/Actress from the Main Line area. Originally from the Jersey shore, she is no newcomer to the stage, having started performing at the age of nine as a munchkin in the “Wizard of Oz”. Her repertoire has grown since then even though she has not! She has appeared all over the Delaware Valley, including the Spirit of Philadelphia, New Voices Cabaret, and Mt. Gretna Music Festival. She currently tours the tri-state area, performing in cabarets, concerts, and musical theater for senior citizens. “There is no greater feeling than connecting with Seniors and taking them on a stroll down memory lane.”
Comedian, Vocalist, Lecturer
Missy Hall is a singer, lecturer, comedian, and motivational speaker with a sharp-witted, relatable style that resonates with audiences of all kinds. Missy Hall is an actress/comedian with a sharp witted style that has captivated audiences around around the country. She is a nationally touring headliner, and her freshman CD, “Miss Representation” was a first-round Grammy nominee Years of teaching, public speaking, and performing have led her to love sharing topics of all sorts with listeners from all walks of life. She enjoys naps, her naughty dogs, and connecting with people while sharing a variety of lecture materials and topics. If you’d rather be entertained by song and/or laughter, she’s got you covered there as well.
Moe Nelson is a seasoned musical performer in the DC area, playing multiple instruments with a unique repertoire. As a solo performer, he plays upright bass, ukulele, guitar, and harmonica, with a broad all-ages repertoire of music from the 1940’s to the 1960’s, along with songs from Hawaii and the Caribbean. He also plays upright bass with several DC-area groups, including The Grandsons, King Teddy, The Hula Monsters, and others, playing for swing dances, outdoor concerts, and special events throughout the region.
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Mr Hollywood DJ
Philadelphia native, Everett Jackson has been entertaining party goers, and fans for over a decade. With a passion for entertaining, he uses his high energy and charisma to keep people of all ages pumped up. Everett has worked on television with CBS/CW as an on air-personality, and has made several other television and movie appearances over the years. He continues to work in the top nightclubs and events around the tristate and big cities like Las Vegas. You can even catch him on the radio Q102 Philly or the number one media streaming platform iHeartRadio.
Sample Song List
I Want You Back
In the Mood
The Electric Slide
Fly Me To The Moon
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
This Is How We Do It
Old Time Rock and Roll
Bula is a musician in the DMV. She grew up listening to so many amazing artists such as Etta James, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder. She loves to use the gift of music as therapy for those who need it. All music is beautiful, which is why she enjoys singing a wide variety of genres.
Sample Song List
Ribbon in the Sky- Stevie Wonder
Sweet Love- Anita Baker
How Deep is Your Love- PJ Morton. As sung by The Bee ages
Yesterday- The Beetles
My Girl- The Temptations
The Sweetest Taboo- Sade
Can Take My Eyes Off Of You- Lauryn Hill
Stand By Me- Ben E. King
Please Mr. Postman- The Marvelettes
Nate Yielding is performer of popular American tunes from the early 20th century up until present day. His favorite genres to play and perform are folk, country, blues, jazz, and indie. He has performed regularly in Baltimore city for the last several years.
Sample Song List
Make Me Down a Pallet on Your Floor
My Heart Cries For You
Take Me Back
Blues Stay Away From Me
Ensemble, Tribute Band
Nowhere Men is a Beatles tribute! An amplified acoustic quartet consisting of two guitars, bass, and small percussion, they focus on the magical vocals of The Beatles from the early days till the end. Nowhere Men is a low-volume group that can fit into any situation: strictly acoustic or amplified for bigger rooms, but we’re always acoustic! They’ve played all over the DMV area, from small bars to theaters and are looking forward to more!
Vocalist, Piano, Keyboards
Pat Robinson plays piano, guitar, and sings songs from the great American songbook. Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Hank Williams, Fred Astaire, Woody Guthrie. Songs to sing along with! Pat has performed at the Academy of Music, Bethlehem Musikfest , WXPN XPoNential Music Festival, Sellersville Theatre, and countless venues up and down the coast. He is a 2012 Grammy Award winner.
There’s nothing Patty Reese loves more than engaging and communicating with her audience. Covering popular well-loved favorites of all genres from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, as well as patriotic and holiday songs from the 1940’s to present – it’s easy to see why folks find themselves smiling and singing along, clapping their hands and tapping their toes. Patty’s virtuosic, dynamic vocal ease, solid guitar work, and engaging stage presence has audiences and critics alike giving high praises and asking for more! Patty mostly performs solo acoustic and can set up just about anywhere and is also available as a duo, trio and 4 piece as well.
Known for her ability to cross over popular music styles, Mid-Atlantic favorite Patty Reese has won 17 Washington Area Music Association Awards, including Artist, Vocalist and two time Songwriter of the Year.
Patty also offers Poetry/Songwriting workshops and served as Director of Education for the Washington Area Songwriter’s Association for 10 years.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Phil has performed in various National Tours, Off Broadway and in regional productions of various shows since 1991. He has sang back up for Barry Manilow on his holiday album in Los Angeles as well as with Manhattan Transfer. He has performed in numerous cabarets in NYC & Philadelphia working with composers Richard Maltby, Jr, David Shire & William Finn to name a few. He has currently been entertaining senior audiences in various communities for the last 5 years.
I have various themed shows which I’m happy to provide the names. Currently my most popular shows are Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Bing Crosby, Elvis (not as an impersonator) & various crooners. Please inquire within.
Phyllis Chapell (vocalist/guitarist) performs a unique mix of American standards, Broadway, pop, folk, jazz and international music, including songs in up to 13 languages from the U.S., Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including all kinds of Jewish music. Phyllis Chapell has performed in concert throughout the U.S., in Brazil, Latin America, and Europe. She has released multiple CDs, as a solo artist and with her internationally known world jazz ensemble Phyllis Chapell & SIORA. She has produced multiple videos as well. Phyllis Chapell has been named as one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Down Beat, Jazz Times and AllMusicGuide). She has also won song competitions for her original music; and was chosen to be one of IndieMusic’s Top 25.
Quentin plays guitar and sings popular music of all styles from the late 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Quentin performs all the good stuff from old time country music, to 60s British invasion pop, to blues to bluegrass! There is something for everyone in Quentin’s set, and his show is sure to please all! He sure knows how to entertain and bring joy and happiness to your residents.
Sample Song List
A Taste of Honey by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Bras
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Everyday by Buddy Holly
Runaway by Del Shannon
The Thrill is Gone by B.B.King
House of the Rising Sun by the Animals
Black Majic Woman by Santana
Buckaroo by Buck Owens
This Boy by the Beatles
How Deep is Your Love by the Bee Gees
409 by the Beach Boys
Salty Dog by Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt
and many more!
Duo, Vocals, Guitar, Violin
Rachel and Ty
Rachel and Ty have been performing for the last 6 six years, covering a wide range of genres and styles.
Sample Song List
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Folsom Prison- Johnny Cash
Dream lover- Bobby darin
Lovely day- Bill Withers
I wish- Stevie wonder
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Runaroud- Blues Travelers
Midnight train to Georgia- Gladys Knight
You’re so Vain- Carly Simon
Lyric-Coloratura Soprano, Rachel Rose Farber (New Jersey, 1985) began her musical training at the age of four on the violin.
For the past 12 years, Rachel has been performing with the US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, traveling extensively in the United States and abroad.
As a classical singer, Rachel adores sacred music, art song, and premiering new works. She has performed in conjunction with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, sung compositions by Berlin-based composer, Ken Shakin, and portrayed the lead role of Soldier in the new opera, The Falling and the Rising (Redler/Dye) (2018).
She continues to record new compositions in the Baltimore/Washington area, most recently for sacred music artist, John Paccheco.
As a violinist, Rachel plays with the Columbia Orchestra and in area quartet/quintet ensembles.
Rachel Sigman is a lyric soprano and a Philly native. She is a rising star in the sphere of contemporary opera, but her technique and versatility render her an asset in musical theater, baroque and everything in between. She frequently participates in productions that defy the bounds of traditional theater. Most recently she has performed the role of Musetta in Button-Down Opera Project’s La Bohéme and premiered the role of Soffronia in Bel Cantanti Opera’s Briscula, the Magician.
Ralph James was in the band Rock Slyde for over 20 years playing classic hits of the 50’s into the 80’s. Ralph can perform as part of a duo and has been doing solos entertaining at Assisted Living Facilities in DE & PA the last few years. He plays guitar and sings a lot of the classic Sinatra, Elvis, etc. songs that residents enjoy.
Reade McCardell is a singer and guitarist with performance experience in multifarious genres and a soft touch. During his 20+-year music career he has spent time in numerous bands, crafted incidental music for several independent films, and contributed backing vocals and instrumentation to a growing list of albums. This experience has provided him a balanced, nuanced understanding of performance.
Sample Song List
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Sarah McLachlan – Ice Cream
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay
The Beatles – I Will
Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher – Rainbow Connection
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me
Robin Lohse and Ode To Joy
Robin Lohse has been performing around the region for the last few years bringing a joyful sound to many residents in retirement communities and to local restaurants such as the Green Fork in North Wales and the Morgan Log house located in Towamencin Township. Her group Ode To Joy were a monthly event at Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale for residents confined to the health centers. More recently she and her partner John performed at the Evans Mumbower Mill in Upper Gwynedd Township many fun tunes from the Irish genre. From popular classical tunes to light jazz to folk tunes and of course Irish or Scottish selections the sound is upbeat and celebratory in style. If you need lessons on a stringed instrument Robin has been teaching at George’s Music Store for the past decade or more .Asl available for private parties and weddings. For a list of pieces please go to the website at lohsestudiomusic.com
Sally Mae Foster
Sally Mae Foster has a unique blend of Folk and Americana songwriting. An indie artist with lots of heart shares a live performance that has been described as soulful and mesmerizing. Strong imagery, biting wit and charming sentimentality will keep you listening.
Rabbit In The Moon, Music Box, Brimful, You Don’t Want My Love, Grindstone, Say the Same to Me, Electric Love, Heartbreaker, Cos He’s Pretty, Bird In The Hand as well as another 60 or so unreleased original folk songs. I have a few covers that I play ever, Heart of Gold by Neil Young, Angel From Montgomery by John Prine, Case of You by Joni Mitchell, Across the Universe by the Beatles, Murder In The City by The Avett Brothers, Full Circle by Ben Kweller and Up Against the Wall by The Be Good Tanyas to name a few. My focus as a musician has always been on original works, but I am open to covers
Sam O’Hare is a Baltimore-based vocalist/guitarist who’s performed throughout the Chesapeake area for over 13 years. He is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music and performs a wide variety of musical genres including folk, blues, jazz, country, Motown, and more. Aside from regularly performing at venues and restaurants in the area, he is passionate about playing music for seniors and finds joy in seeing them smile and sing along with tunes they love from their younger days.
Sample Song List
“Goodnight, Irene” – Leadbeally/The Weavers
“When I’m 64” – The Beatles
“My Girl” – The Temptations
“L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole
“Home On The Range” – Daniel Kelley
“Stand By Me” – Ben E. King
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” – John Denver
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis Presley
Jazz Vocalist Sara Jones has toured in 49 states and performed in numerous concert halls across the country. She has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra. In the Baltimore/Washington area, Jones was a featured vocalist with the Jazz Ambassadors and has graced the stages of the Hippodrome Theater, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Strathmore Mansion, Blues Alley, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jones, who began her musical career as a pianist, received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her Master of Music in Piano Accompanying at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. After graduation, she chose to pursue a professional vocal career with the Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, where she served for six years. Now a civilian, Jones maintains an active performing schedule and is a professor at Towson University where she teaches Jazz and Commercial Voice and directs the Towson Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.) (USA) is solo percussionist, drummer, and teacher residing in Wilmington, Delaware teaching at the Music School of Delaware. From 2020-2022, he lived in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico where he held the position of full professor of percussion at the famous Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, the top percussion school of Mexico. His strongest passions in music and teaching include classical music, contemporary-classical music, progressive rock and jazz fusion, mind/body “holistic” awareness, and cultural exchange.
* Original compositions and repertoire pieces for solo marimba in classical, contemporary classical, and soft latin style.
* samples may include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Guillo Espel, and Astor Piazzolla (for example).
* as a drummer, can play/learn songs in the style of rock, jazz, pop, and latin.
Milka Seka Tokić started playing the piano at the age of 7. She earned an AA degree in Piano Performance at Montgomery College, a B.S. in Music Education at the University of Maryland, and a Graduate Certificate in Applications of Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly at Towson University. She taught general music in Montgomery County Public Schools and currently offers piano lessons at her home studio. She performed in various local cover and original bands as a keyboardist. Her solo repertoire includes well-known vocal pieces from the past five decades and also classical and jazz piano standards.
Sample Song List:
Vocal: Cotton Fields, Just One Look, Look At Miss Ohio, Don’t Get Me Wrong, Let It Be, Higher And Higher, Proud Mary, Angel From Montgomery, Venus, Willin’, Feelin’ Alright, Bennie And the Jets, Valerie, Case Of You, Venus, You Don’t Knock
Piano: Blue Bossa, Satin Doll, Get Rhythm, Green Onions, Big Chief, Such a Night, J.S. Bach Prelude in C and Bouree in Em, C.P.E. Bach Solfeggietto, Pachelbel Canon in D, Beethoven Fur Elise, Schumann Traumerei and Of Foreign Lands and People, Chopin Mazurka in Am, Tchaikovsky Sweet Dreams
Vocalist, Guitar, Harmonica
Shree performs soft rock covers primarily in the style of classic rock. But, he also touches upon many other genres (country, pop, alternative, beach, etc..) from the 1960s and 70s. His easy going style and choice of songs suits various occasions and age groups. Shree also plays harmonica and uses customized drum tracks to create the right ambience.
Song Stylist Larzine
Song Stylist Larzine is known for her grace and uniqueness. She hails from the same hometown of Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway , Baltimore Md. Larzine embodies and is deserving of the comparison with the greats.
Sample Song List
I’ll Never Smile Again
All of Me
Nancy With the Laughing Face
How High The Moon
It Had to be You
Starlene Bey Experience (The)
Starlene Bey is a Passionate Soulful Singer Songwriter and Entertainer from Philadelphia. She grew up in a Musical Family, Sang in the Choir and has played Viola in the Orchestra. Her personality & presence is warm and inviting which is evident when she commands the Stage. This young woman loves people and she Sings from the depths of her Soul.
Sample Song List
Signed Sealed Delivered
The Thrill Is Gone
Evil Gal Blues
God Bless the Child
Chain Of Fools
Dr. Feel Good
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Lecturer, Theater, Bass
Sterling Harris has had a career as an actor, television producer, trainer, public speaker, mediator and developmental coach. He is an entertainment and history buff and loves creating and delivering presentations on famous figures, events and celebrated eras in history. An avid music fan as well, Sterling plays bass guitar in his jazz combo which performs at venues in the D.C. area.
Steve Cofield & Sweet
Steve Cofield and Sweet is a talented band from the Philadelphia area performing a fun mix of danceable Motown, Big Band, Soul, and Rhythm & Blues. They perform every weekend at clubs and restaurants in the area and take pride in getting audience members singing along and dancing!
Vocalist, Guitar, Sitar, Drums
Steve Jewett is a guitarist/vocalist with vast experience playing an array of stringed instruments in multiple genres. Virtuosity, the product of talent and a great deal of hard work, is a given with Steve–but more importantly, he plays to connect with his audience. Itʼs all about connection!!
Coming from a musical family, he began his journey at age 10. Though he played the violin in school orchestra, his heart was always with the guitar. Over the years he developed his ability to play in many genres, including classical, folk, blues, rock and jazz-infused popular music. Adding vocals enables him to lead bands as well as play solo performances.
Steve plays the sitar for concerts, Indian weddings, festivals, and presentations in schools and colleges. His other instruments include mandolin, ukulele, drums and percussion.
His skills include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Traditional Hindustani classical music on sitar
* Traditional Scottish & Irish jigs & reels on mandolin
* European classical music on guitar
* Pop, rock, blues & folk vocals, accompanying himself on guitar
* Sessions guitarist for recording
* On call guitarist for bands
* Song arranger
Stuart Markus/Gathering Time
A professional musician for 29 years, full-time for over 20, Stuart is one of the best-known musicians on Long Island’s folk and acoustic scenes, both solo and as the leader of the folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time. With a wide repertoire of popular music spanning from the 1940s to the present, Stuart can play and sing the music of the big bands, crooners, ’50s R&B, classic rock, folk-rock and soft rock, classic country and folk, with specialties in sea chanteys, Irish and Jewish music. The trio Gathering Time is known for performing the music of the ’60s and ’70 with spot-on harmonies.
Sample Song List
Fly Me to the Moon
Beyond the Sea
All Shook Up
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Here Comes the Sun
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
I Just Called to Say I Love You
Whether getting tapped by Pink Talking Fish to sing “The Great Gig In The Sky”, or by John Kadlecik to sing spot-on versions of Grateful Dead songs, or performing high-energy Talking Heads songs with her bandmates in Psycho Killers, Sunny’s versatility is inspiring.
She recently sang the National Anthem at Nats Park.
The Andrew Sisters
Nat King Cole
The Four Tops
The Dixie Cups
Susan McNelis has been a professional singer in the Washington DC area for the past 35 years. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center, the National Theatre and hundreds of other venues as the lead singer for bands performing Pop, Jazz, Country and Folk music. Susan has a special love of show tunes and accompanies her soprano voice with acoustic guitar. She encourages everyone to join in and sing along. Let’s share the magic of music!
Acoustic Guitar & Fiddle
Ted The Fiddler
Ted is a remarkable Musician/Entertainer from the Philadelphia Wild Western Suburbs. As a Sideman Ted has played and recorded with dozens of regional performers through out the area. His Respect for his Elders makes him the Perfect Performer and after all, the Hippie Generation are all now Seniors! They Love his Irreverent Humor and Choice of Songs! “I just turned 70 myself” Says Ted, ” I still Get Down. It’s the Getting Up that’s the Hard Part!”
Sample Song List
Why Don’t Ya Love Me – Hank Williams
Ole Kentucky Home – Randy Newman
There She Goes – John Prine
Rocky Top – Osborne Bros.
Sittin On Top Of The World – Traditional
And Lots of Fiddle Tunes, Traditional, Celtic, Folk, Cajun, Some with Words, and even some Originals.
Vocalist, Guitar, Band
The New Classics/The Ultimate Big Band
Guitarist and Lead Vocalist with the Air Force Band. Vocalist with The National Philharmonic Orchestra. Music Teacher at Bach to Rock and School of Rock. Band Leader performing at Conventions, high society functions, nightclubs and Restaurants.
Sample Song List
All of Me,A Million Dreams,Bad Habits,Cake By The Ocean,Can’t Stop The Feelin, Cheap Thrills,Clocks,Despacito,Ex’s and Ohs,Everything,Fallin,Game of Love,Get Lucky,Gotta Be,Havana,Haven’t Met You Yet,If I Ain’t Got You,I Feel It Comin, In My Life,I Will Survive, Just The Way You Are,Moondance, Mustang Sally,On Broadway, Perfect, Quando, Quando, Save The Last Dance. New York, Way You Look Tonight, Fly Me To The Moon, It Had To Be You, Have I Told You Lately, Sweet Caroline, Brown Eyed Girl, Old Time Rock & Roll, Elvis Medley, Motown Medley, Cha -Cha Medley, Fifties Medley, Sweet Home Alabama
Ensemble, Irish Folk Music
The Pilgrims of Deep Run
The Pilgrims of Deep Run are a Baltimore-based Irish Trad (Irish traditional folk music) group. Covering dance tunes and pub songs, the Pilgrims give the audience a wide variety of styles within the tradition. With members switching between violin, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bodhrán, bouzouki, viola, octave mandolin, and tin whistle, each tune has its own unique character. Whether for festivals, weddings, background music for special events, or just a festive night in a pub, Pilgrims of Deep Run provide exceptional listening experiences.
For the last 7 years Tim has been regularly performing covers of everyone’s favorite songs throughout the state of Delaware. He plays a wide variety of genres from ballads to rock, as well as eras of music from Nat King Cole to Justin Timberlake. He primarily performs solo acoustic sets but on occasion can be seen jamming on his electric with friends. Tim’s main focus is always to make his audience happy and because of this he is the request king. If he doesn’t know a song he will learn it and put his own spin on it.
Band, Vocalist, Guitar
Wayne Thompson started playing the guitar when he was 9. He studied with Geraldine Swink, an
international classical guitar performer and a graduate of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music.
He later studied Rock and Blues guitar with James Trostle, a Berklee graduate for 7 years. His
study with Trostle included contemporary Jazz theory. His full-time career in music began at age
LAS VEGAS and FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE ARTIST
Wendell Live! provides entertainment in the style of legendary singers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. A Las Vegas Tribute artist bringing you the hits of Frank, Dean, Bobby and other Vegas headliners, along with pop hits people love to hear from artists such as Michael Bublé, Frankie Valli, Tommy James, Eddie Money, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams and many, many more! Also, will perform as a Frank Sinatra Tribute Artist giving you the hits of Frank with that Copa Lounge at The Sands Hotel feel!
Wendell Live! is perfect for a venue needing a solo tribute artist to entertain and engage an audience or provide a casual performance of the songs everybody loves to hear. Perfect for providing ambience or interactive entertainment for a room.
Wendy Simon has been exciting audiences since the release of her internationally-acclaimed album, “Scrapple To The Apple,” as lead vocalist for the Philly-based Jazz group, “52nd St.” A.D. Amorosi of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: “Wendy Simon is renowned for her delicate voice, innovative scat-singing, and her delicate way with a ballad.” Wendy has toured domestically and internationally, and has been performing in Jazz clubs in the Greater Philly area, as well as special performances in Senior facilities, featuring standards including the Great American Songbook and bossa novas.
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Where’s Pete Band
Like a cook selecting the right combination of spices for the perfect dish, Where’s Pete serves up a unique combination of songs from a wide cross-section of eras and musical genres. From LMFAO, Adele, and Bruno Mars, James Brown, Johny Cash and Journey, to Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Chuck Mangione, no genre is off limits to Where’s Pete if it gets people dancing. Where’s Pete is managed by Mo Better Entertainment and can be seen performing at a venue across the region every weekend!