With two Grammys and 20 million albums sold, Jon Secada is an international superstar, known for his romantic vocals fusing funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. He has also penned countless popular songs for superstars such as Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. Along with touring with Luciano Pavarotti and recording duets with Frank Sinatra and Olivia Newton John, he also has had leading roles on Broadway in Grease, Cabaret and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Sheila E.: The Queen of Percussion
World-class drummer, percussionist, singer, songwriter, humanitarian, actress – Sheila E. has been driven by a steadfast inner rhythm all her life. After singing on Prince’s hit “Erotic City”, Sheila worked together with Prince to produce her first album, The Glamorous Life, which made it to the U.S. top 10, earning her 3 MTV Award nominations and 2 Grammys. She has also performed with: Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyonce, Diana Ross and more. At the heart of it all is her passion for music.
The Hit Men
Legendary performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Tommy James, Three Dog Night, Elton John, Jim Croce, Carly Simon, Alan Parsons, and many more. Not a tribute band. Not actors from a Jersey Boys cast. The Real Deal: rock ‘n rollers who made and played the songtrack of a life time and have the backstage stories and multi-media to prove it.
THE DOO WOP PROJECT
Five charismatic, handsome, and triple threat stars from Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical backed by a hot 5-piece band, trace the evolution of the doo wop sound from the early street corner days to influences on early rock ‘n roll and Motown all the way to “doowopified” versions of contemporary pop tunes by Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Jason Mraz and more.
Stray Cat Lee Rocker
Grammy nominee Lee Rocker and his band have cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers ever since Lee co-founded the Stray Cats with Brian Setzer. The Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, were music video pioneers of the MTV generation and secured their place in the history of rock and roll with worldwide mega hits such as "Stray Cat Strut", "Sexy and Seventeen," and "Rock this Town."
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
It’s Rock. It’s Bagpipes. It’s Bagrock. The internationally renowned Bagrock band from Scotland – drummers, guitarists, keyboard players and bagpipers – with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems by Journey, Cold Play, AC/DC, Queen and more. A global phenomenon with 350,000 Facebook fans and a youtube video with over 4 million views.
The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dancing…as seen on America’s Got Talent. A theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture; the talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from around the world. Packed with hundreds of shape transformations, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories. Catapult has done numerous custom events for Fortune 500 corporations.
Benise: The Latin Riverdance
This breathtaking world music and dance spectacular stars Benise, the Prince of Spanish/Nuevo Flamenco Guitar, with a stage full of musicians, an international dance troupe and fantastic multi-media images. This amazing feast for the eyes and ears is a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles.
The Marvin Gaye Experience
An outstanding tribute to the legendary R&B artist by soul man Brian Owens who has been called “The Second Coming of Marvin Gaye”. The show spans Gaye’s music-making career including early solo hits like “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, classic duets like “You’re All I Need to Get By”, perennial crowd-pleasers like “Let’s Get It On”, and socially conscious songs like “What’s Going On”.
One of Rock ‘n Roll’s founding Hall of Fame vocal groups are touring the U.S. again under the auspices of their original management team and singing their greatest and most beloved hits: Under the Boardwalk, Up on the Roof, Stand by Me, There Goes My Baby, This Magic Moment, On Broadway. Can be paired with Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and/or The Platters for a triple threat Hall of Fame show.
One of the most dynamic, controversial and accomplished leaders in law enforcement, correction and national security in the U.S., Bernie Kerik served his country with distinction, honor and valor, most notably as the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York, where his unflinching leadership and oversight of the rescue, recovery and investigation, got the people of the city through the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center on 9-11. He is a recognized expert on post 9-11 Global Terrorism whether it be on the corporate or community level.
Drew Thomas Magic: As Seen on America's Got Talent
A theatrical extravaganza to rival David Copperfield by America’s Got Talent finalist Drew Thomas who creates Grand Illusion Productions for Universal Studios, Six Flags & Sea World. Giant LED VIDEO walls allow everyone to literally see BEHIND, ABOVE and BELOW Drew as he exposes his audience to trend setting illusions with social media, technology and drones… all set to a live soundtrack mixed by a live DJ.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
A collective of young singers and vocal ensembles who re-envision choral music performance through artistic innovation, collaboration, and their distinctively beautiful sound. BYC combines intensive voice training and music study with exceptional performance experiences. Their artistic excellence and achievement has made them the go-to chorus for leading New York orchestras, popular recording artists and arts presenters in a variety of styles – from classical to contemporary, traditional to commercial. They appear regularly at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Barbican Theatre.
Tito Puente, Jr.: Keeping the Legacy Alive!
After many years, 2 albums and more than 300 appearances, Tito Puente, Jr. -- the song of the Mambo King -- continues to keep the legacy of his late father alive. It's in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission to nurture the musical legacy left behind by his father -- the 5-time Grammy Award winner best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. This high voltage celebration will have everyone's feet moving to the Latin beat!
The Movin' Out Band
The Movin' Out Band is the Ultimate tribute to Billy Joel! The band is led by Wade Preston, on the two original principles playing the "Piano Man" role in the hit musical Movin' Out (hand-selected by Mr. Joel himself!), and includes band members from the original Broadway ensemble. After 3 ½ years and over 1,300 performances on Broadway as the "Piano Man," you now can have Wade and his Movin' Out Band at your event!
Married to Broadway
The best of the Great White Way starring Broadway greats Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell, who played Marius and Cosette in Les Miz, then fell in love and got married in real life. The show includes their talented kids, and friends who starred in title roles on Broadway singing the big showstopping numbers from audience favorites like Phantom, Cats, Evita, West Side Story, Fiddler and – of course – Les Miz.
One Night in Memphis: Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
A concert of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll commemorating the night of December 4, 1956, when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis.
You may not have heard of Shelby J...yet, but you've heard Shelby J. Shelby J. has long been a familiar face on stage and TV. She's played with her band Black Gypsy, performed on VH1 Soul, the MTV Movie Awards and soloed with Prince on the Superbowl XLI Halftime Show. She started singing in a Gospel Choir when she was just 4-years-old. In 2006 she auditioned for Prince, blowing him away. He gave the sultry songstress a job and, together, they would sing on some of the biggest stages in the world for ten years. Her powerful soulful voice and infectious personality has endeared her to many Prince's fans, and now her own.
Gentri: The Gentlemen Trio
Three highly trained tenors - Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever – who are pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop” – have surged to the top of Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. Their music - a mix of Broadway, pop, standards and original songs - is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies.
Think Harry Connick Jr. meets Michael Buble. This engaging singer/pianist, band leader and composer wins critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles, Tony has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe.
Paul Byrom: Irish Tenor of the Year
Paul is best known as a star of the blockbuster show Celtic Thunder. His soaring vocals are featured on stunning pop ballads, Broadway hits, great standards and Irish classics. What distinguishes him from the rest is the emotional and artistic investment he puts into every song, every lyric. Not to mention his good looks, amazing stage presence and twinkling Irish eyes and sense of humor.
O SOLE TRIO: THE POPERATIC EXPERIENCE
They’re a little bit Pop. And a little bit Opera. With piano and a little violin thrown in. They are O Sole Trio – an acclaimed and vibrant musical ensemble featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields, baritone Giuseppe Spoletini along with the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin. They’ve performed and sold out at Carnegie Hall. O Sole Trio has 4 great shows for a variety of event needs: an all-Broadway show tunes show; a salute to the Great Italian Songbook…from Pavarotti to Pop; a show that celebrates love and romance; and a holiday program filled with beloved Christmas classics.
Scotch, Soul & Rock 'N Roll
An exciting Vegas-style salute to the best of the Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, American Bandstand & Motown starring Ron Gartner with his swinging band; Ron may be the only performer in America who can go from Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Perry Como and Tony Bennett, to Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, and Chubby Checker to The Temptations, The Four Tops and James Brown – all in the same show!
A supergroup comprised of musicians who perform with Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, Shania Twain, Meatloaf and more blaze their own trail with a new music genre, "City-Country” - steeped in Bakersfield country, rock-n-roll, with a dash of swing. They re-imagine songs by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, George Jones and Ernest Tubb…while also firing off original songs that are at once down-home and downtown, including tunes about bartenders, broken hearts – even a Brooklyn Rag.
Tapestry: The Carole King Tribute Show
A “Beautiful” re-creation of the timeless hits of one of the most successful female singer-songwriters ever…starring sound-alike Jeannie Austin on piano, with a 5 piece band and multi-media images, this show features Carole King’s incredible songbook including Take Good Care of My Baby, Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow, Natural Woman, Loco-Motion, It’s Too Late, I Feel the Earth Move, and more.
Love Amy Schumer? Then book The Broads - a troupe of brilliant comediennes performing high energy in-your-face skits and songs of feminine humor with a side of politics thrown in. They tackle all kinds of subjects from the right wing and soccer moms to various anatomical shenanigans, and things you should never discuss with your mother-in-law.
The acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that tells the story of American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan. Charismatic singers/multi-instrumentalists in period costumes and with multimedia projections celebrate great folk artists such as The Carter Family, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot and Peter Paul and Mary. The program includes songs like “Tom Dooley”, “Goodnight Irene”, “If I had a Hammer”, “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “This Land is Your Land”, and more. Available with Folk Legend Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary.
So Good For The Soul: A Tribute to the Music of Motown ®
How much would you pay to see the greatest Motown groups of all time, all on one stage together again? That’s never going to happen, but the next best thing is this great show direct from the Las Vegas strip – “the best Motown Revue to date” raved CBS News. A fabulous cast of 7 vocalists and 5 piece band represent Motown royalty: The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Gladys Night & the Pips, Stevie Wonder and more.
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
A thrilling salsa group that plays explosive and dynamic arrangements of indie rock tunes – including songs by Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Spoon, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. By infusing the salsa form with a completely modern identity, WSO has become a groundbreaking force in the New York music scene!
Kwame Binea is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has peppered his own brand of “Roots Rock” which embodies his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga; growing up in West London (his birth place) and his native origins in Ghana, later setting up home in New York City to unearth his artistic aspirations as a burgeoning singer/songwriter. Uptown Shakedown blends rhythmic rock n roll, infectious funk, silky soul with screaming blues. Whether it’s an original song or a classic rock cover like Satisfaction, Uptown Shakedown’s feel-good, positive energy and unbridled passion will help make your event a success.