Bands & Ensembles
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).
Shawn Jones MusicShawn Jones is the epitome of American Roots/Rock music.
Los Angeles, CA
With a new blistering blues/rock trio album, winning the SCBS Battle Of The Blues Bands, and several European tours gaining him thousands of new fans, it's obvious Shawn Jones is on a roll!. Recently Shawn was invited to guest as opener for the five time Grammy winning legend Robert Cray on a 16 date theater tour of the UK. “The response and CD sales were overwhelming!”, says Shawn. With five studio albums and one live album under his belt, Shawn’s skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist and vocalist make him one of the most dynamic and relevant artists on today’s music scene. With over 25 years of touring experience, Shawn stays true to form of his influences. Growing up in the heartland of Southern California, one of Shawn’s earliest recollections as a boy was listening to his father singing and playing the guitar, which then led him to follow his dreams as a professional musician. He’s shared bills with many renowned musicians, including B.B. King, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Derek Trucks, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, and many others. Shawn has been touring in excess of 200 dates a year, creating new fans and followers everywhere he performs, which includes the U.S., Ireland, United Kingdom and European Union. His variety of performances capture his audience whenever he’s playing an acoustic set that highlights his soulful voice and incredible guitar skills or rocking the crowd with his band of world class musicians. Message for rates.
Crimson CrowbarCrimson Crowbar From L.A.
Los Angeles, CA
In 1991 David formed best essay writing services from our essaywriting service Crimson Crowbar, initially to be able to play with all of the talented L.A. musicians he had met over the years. It was a “collective”. With so many top “touring pros” coming home on tour breaks, David was able to put together some incredible lineups of musicians that would otherwise never get to play together. Players like Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) Mitch Marine (Dwight Yokum) Mike Malinin (The GooGoo Dolls) Chris Ralles (Pat Benetar) Erik Eldinius (Billy Idol) Stevie DiStanislao (CSN & David Gilmour) and John Avila (Oingo Boingo) Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) Michael Klooster (Smash Mouth) were regular members of the ever evolving band. And still show up from time to time… In the present day we have a “special lineup” once again. Enter Todd Wolf on Drums, (Beth Hart) and Emily Kilimnik on Violin. Together these four have been playing to packed houses all over Southern California! With their popularity on a steady rise and big plans for the future, as anyone who has seen them will tell you, this is a polished, great sounding, must see show!
UpstreamFor the absoulte best in Caribbean Music...
Los Angeles, CA
Upstream has been spreading their message of love and positivity through their exhilarating Caribbean Music, namely, Reggae, Calypso, Soca and steel drum music, for quite some time now. Throughout the years, they have mesmerized audiences from all over the world and brought many to kneel at their alter of ultimate enjoyment. With a multi-talented line up of some of the most experienced and enlightened musicians in their camp, they continue to spread joy to an unsuspecting public. Bandleader and Lead Singer/Guitarist "Haile Blackman," is originally from The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and the son of the legendary creator of Soca Music, the late Ras Shorty I. Steel drum Extraordinaire, “Derek Brewstafari,” is also a Trinidad and Tobago native and will tug at your heartstrings with his melodic steel drum tones. Upstream currently has six CD’s available. Their discography is as follows: “Upstream”, self-titled CD release in 1995, “Life” released in 2000, “Jump to the Rhythm” in 2001, “To Da Maxx” and “Pick Up Yourself” in 2007 and most recently “21st Century –Live” in 2013. You will not want to miss their exciting live concerts coming soon to a venue near you! A great time is guaranteed to be had by all! Do you really want to party? Upstream invites you to come do the West Indian boogie, to their intriguing selection of exciting Reggae, Calypso, Soca, and Steel Pan music. Come join the experience!
Mike KennedyInstrumental Americana, Jazz and Twang
Philadelphia guitarist and music maker, Mike Kennedy, has been sharing his passion for melody and musical imagery with eclectic audiences for over twenty years. Mike has spent his musical life exploring many moods, textures and spaces and continues to use each performance as a launchpad to search for new and compelling musical experiences. Mike’s recent release, ‘Landfall”, features haunting melodic passages, plenty of Twang, pedal steel and calls upon imagery reminiscent of the wild west.
Ken Brick CooperThe KBrickShow - Soothing SoulJazz
Lake Havasu City, AZ
As a songwriter, singer, and musician (Tenor, Alto & Soprano sax, flute and clarinet) my KBrickShow has been entertaining audiences at casinos and private events in Laughlin for 8 years. My unique and original vocal and instrumental style, combined with a mellow, easy listening blend of soul and jazz classics and my originals, provides an intimate evening of music for restaurannnt, shows, and private events. Currently performing biweekly at the Laughlin River Lodge Casino, and VIP at Harrah’s
Deep Dish Blues And Jazz Featuring Carol Moog"Heartfelt Heart-Driven Harmonica Soul"
Harmonica player Carol Moog is known to be a “huge sound in a small package.” Moog played for many years before launching No Alibi Blues Band. With the fabulous late vocalist Zan Gardner, the band quickly developed a loyal following at Philadelphia’s top music venues, such as Warmdaddy’s, Tin Angel and World Cafe Live.
Redwood BlackCountry/Rock Band Based in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Redwood Black came to life in 2017. Members JT Harker, Joe Devenney, Alex Seller, Todd Coogan, and Joe Conner, previously were known as the band Honky Tonk Boombox. Residing in the metropolis of Los Angeles, California, their sound combines the richness and depth of California’s country music heritage and a rock/pop edge that only comes from being immersed in the LA music scene. The band recently released it’s debut single “Murder In Georgia”.
Venson & CompanyThe entertainers entertainer
Los Angeles, CA
Venson Quarles has been in the industry for more than 30yrs and seems incapable of performing at less than a simmer. More often than not, his open-hearted, entwined soul vocals boil over with emotion. He has that all-too-rare quality of being thoroughly alive onstage, with the music--no matter how timeworn the song might be. If you are looking for a powerhouse, jazz vocalist, Venson is a perfect choice!
Massive McgregorLead vocal/ Guitar/ Bass/ Drums/ Lead guitar/ Keyboards
Los Angeles, CA
Massive McGregor has been performing for decades all over the Caribbean! Before he came to reside in the United States, McGregor's former band, Bamiki Bandula, opened for the infamous James Brown, making them a staple in the reggae community. Since then, he has worked with Kerry Gordy, who signed McGregor's new band Belize to Prince's label, Paisley Park of Warner Brothers. McGregor performed with The Black Eyed Peas's guitar player George Pajon, before moving on to play reggae roots music with numerous talented musicians. Some of his accolades include performing with his famous cousin Freddy McGregor, Fully Fullwood, Peter Tosh, Lewis Richards, Rome Ramirez and Eric Wilson of Sublime. Currently, he is busy in the studio working on his new album featuring over 100 new songs. When Massive McGregor performs, you will feel and see the talent that runs through his every move! Don't miss out on your chance to experience a reggae legend!