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Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).

Mando & Friends

Dynamic Funk, Jazz, Latin, Reggae Singer
Los Angeles, CA

Born in the Republic of Panama, Mando was inspired by the festive Caribbean musical influences of the culture. Growing up in a musical household with his father as a jazz trumpet player and mother an incredible vocalist, Mando’s love for music was already in his blood. At age 7, Mando began singing and playing guitar. By the age of 12, he pioneered the first Youth Choir in his local church. Forming the band, “The Young Generation,” at age 14; they played R&B, Funk, Calypso, and Salsa. Soothing souls with his silky voice, Mando has performed in Singapore, Japan, HongKong, Philippines, Australia, Hawaii, and Africa. Currently, Mando takes the vocal lead for the band, “GForce”, singing R&B, Funk, Reggae and Latin ballads. He also sings with the Jazz Quartet, “Mando & Friends.” He has performed with notable musicians such as Llew Matthews, Max Bennett, and many others. His smooth crooner style and emotional rendition of Jazz classics, R&B grooves and Reggae vibes will leave you ecstatic.

Andrew Bloom

Musician/Singer/Songwriter
Los Angeles, CA

Ask 18 year old musician/singer/songwriter Andrew Bloom what THE most important motivating factor is in his life and he'll look you straight in the eye with a great set of baby blues and say, “Well, it's to play, it's just. . .to play.” Don't be confused though. He does agree that the ultimate goal of the game is to become a star by topping the charts with a hit song, but until that happens, all he wants to do is play music! Oh--and not just in his living room for friends and family. Not even just for a panel of judges on a Reality T.V. competition American Idol. No, what Andrew means when he says "to play” is--to produce music for an audience of people in a concert hall or pub, to entertain, and to get paid for his efforts while doing it. For the record, that's what he means! Interestingly, he is able to accomplish “just playing” on a regular basis, and perhaps it's due to Bloom's style and genre which set him apart from other kids his age who are making an attempt to break into the biz. Yes, he is a Pop Music kid, but he infuses it with old-school elements from some more traditional genres like Classic Rock, Funk, R&B and Soul. Now we're talkin' appeal for more than one generation.

Einstein Reggae/steeldrum

This is music for your bone structure.
Los Angeles, CA

Surrounded by some of the great West Indian musicians while he was growing up, Einstein was destined to play music. Starting in 1979 and his continued years his desire to play the steel pan at a higher level motivated him to join the Highlanders Steelband, Invaders Steeband, Woodbrook Modernaires, Phase 2 pan Groove, then went on to win the battle of the bands at Queen's Hall (Trinidad's equivalent of Carnegie Hall) with the P.O.S teachers Choir. The end of 1979 he accepted an offer to play aboard the cruise ships. After more travel with various groups, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1982. In America, Einstein began performing with the Trinidad Steel Band, L.A. Desperados, Caribe, then in 1984 he formed his own band called Sapadilla and recorded his first single, “Don't Worry, Be Happy”, which was a European release. In 1991 Einstein released his second album " Humanize the Earth" on which he collaborated with the popular guitarist, Eric Gale. One of the songs “Drive-by Shooting”, was released on the Thump Records label. Later on that year the song was on the Costa Rican charts that also led to the Costa Rican tour. Since that time Einstein has appeared in numerous movies, (God created women, Marked for death, Distinguished gentleman) numerous television shows and commercials, also an MTV music video, " Love you a lifetime" from Chaka Khan, also he sang on the song "Karma" from Black Eyed Peas. He continues to thrive making music for your bone structure.

Maureen O'sullivan

Experienced Jazz Vocalist
Los Angeles, CA

Born and raised in Laguna Beach, Maureen O’Sullivan dabbled in the performing arts in high school and quickly decided it would be her passion in life. She has worked with the likes of private coaches such as Sal Romeo, Vincent Chase, and John Sarno to improve her craft. Maureen has held lead roles at the Friends and Artist Theater Ensemble in plays such as Three Penny Opera and more. After putting her career on hold to raise her triplets and writing a book in the process, she’s back and thrilled to pursue her passion once again.

Aaron Wolf

Southern California Acoustic Artist
San Diego, CA

Aaron is a music artist and entrepreneur based out of San Diego, CA. His music blends Southern California vibes + acoustic reggae, and a hip hop feel that all comes together within a sound that is truly unique. Aaron uses his music for good and is building a platform which makes it easier for artists like him to grow their careers and help others. He believes that in our darkest times is when we see the most growth and his lyrics reflect that truth.

Papermoon Gypsys

Papermoon Gypsys 2016 winner of 2 LA Critics award
Los Angeles, CA

From the rollicking riffs of Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams guitar (Max Bennett, Hollywood Yates, Guitar Shorty) to the powerhouse vocals of Maria Kessler. PMG is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them. PMG a powerful six piece band with horns. The players include Roger Beall (New Blues Revolution) Albert Margolis on keys (Meters) Mark Mora on bass, and Walter Wagner (2000lbs of Blues) on horns.

United Party Heroes

SoCal’s Premier High Energy Dance Band!
Orange County, CA

Rates and cancellation policy subject to various factors. Contact us to discuss your next event! United Party Heroes is a high energy versatile four-piece dance band consisting of seasoned professional musicians with decades of live experience performing at clubs, casinos, weddings, festivals, charity events, corporate and private events. UPH covers everything from Contemporary Rock to Hip Hop, 90's Alternative, 70's Disco/Funk, 80's New Wave/Rock and some classic 60's hits.

Feed The Kitty

Based out of LA/OC and willing to travel anywhere.
Los Angeles, CA

Feed the Kitty isn't just another LA band, they have earned the reputation as the hardest working band in town, if not the world. This self-managed 3 piece not only plays 250 shows a year (over 2800 total since 1999) but records full-length albums and places original music in Film/TV including an Oscar nominated movie with Ryan Gosling called, "Lars and the Real Girl", "National Lampoons: Cattle Call" and recently 3 placements in a TV show called, "Rouge." Currently, FTK is recording their 4th album at "Studio 606" in Northridge, CA, the follow up to the critically acclaimed breakthrough album "Westbound & Down" with Producer John Lousteau. Feed the Kitty plays concerts, festivals, bars, restaurants, corporate events, private parties and weddings with over 1000 cover songs to choose from.

Anthony Crawford Band

Bass Player/Band Leader
Los Angeles, CA

Anthony moved to Los Angeles and has been actively performing with notable artists such as Erykah Badu, Peabo Bryson, Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl, Everette Harp, Frank McComb, gospel legend Andrae Crouch, Karen Briggs, Virgil Donati, guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, Eric Marienthal and has released his solo CD titled “Urban Jazz” available November 9th, 2010. Soon after the release of Anthony Crawford’s solo album, he was featured on the front page of “Top 40 Charts” alone with Stevie Wonder and the MTV Movie Awards. Anthony Crawford was also invited to perform at the 2011 Emmy Awards show. In the following months, Anthony joined the Allan Holdsworth band alone with Virgil Donati. Soon after, Anthony was touring with Allan Holdsworth for the European Chapter 2 tour in which Anthony was performing in front of hundreds of people across Europe. After the Allan Holdsworth tour, Anthony teamed up with his long time friend and producer Jonathan Richmond, who has produced hit albums for artists such as Angie Stone, Eric Benet and Anthony Hamilton and together they collaborated on writing music for Anthony’s sophomore album, Urban Jazz – My Story. Through this album, Anthony continued his urban jazz trademark sound. The album also featured artists such as Eric Darius, Frank McComb and legendary drummer, Dave Weckl. Anthony’s songwriting credits also earned him song placements on music for VH1 behind the music with Mary J Blige and has also produced music for Epic recording artist Aaron Sky. Through his album releases, Anthony has been featured in countless magazine and press articles around the world including Rolling Stone Magazine, Bass Player Magazine in Japan, Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Quarterly Magazine in Europe and Basista Magazine in Poland. Anthony Crawford is also recognized as “Most Popular Player” on No Treble.com in their “Player Spotlight Section”. Anthony Crawford is a notable up and coming bassist inspiring generations to come with his unprecedented, eclectic musical talents.

Tricia Freeman Band, Duo, Trio And Solo!

Self-Taught Blues Dynamo
Los Angeles, CA

Tricia Freeman made the big move to California at the age of 19 and immediately bought a guitar and a “how to” chord book. The rest just came naturally, from singing those country / blues songs at the local saloons, to performing in the stage production of “Godspell”, to performing at all sizes of venues, from local taverns to major festivals up & down the coast. Tricia has shared the stage with Walter Trout, Spencer Davis, The Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, Missing Persons, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Eddie Money, Al Green and John Fogarty at the Doheny Blues Festival at Dana Point, California. Although Ms. Freeman has been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstad and Melissa Etheridge, she embodies the personality of the multi-talented Bette Midler. Tricia's bold, humorous stage presence will have you rolling with laughter between each song. This singer/songwriter puts on a great show, no matter what size the venue or the audience. You will always get the real thing with Tricia Freeman.