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Musical Groups

We have many to choose from -- jazz, country, pop, oldies, blues. Let us know if you need help making your choice!

| Barbershop Quartet | Big Band | Blues | Classic Rock | Country | Folk |
| Funk | Harpist |
Jazz | Latin | Oldies | Pianists | Reggae | Top-40/Variety |
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TOP 40/VARIETY

kaleidoscope band

Enhance your wedding festivities with the distinctive melodies from Kaleidoscope Band. The group is known for their musical versatility, and professional musicianship. Select Kaleidoscope for your Wedding or Corporate event. Listen to a Digital Audition or see a live concert Video. Kaleidoscope Band has strong four-way vocals and quality musicianship. Also expertise in audience communication and a strong sense of playing the right songs that keep your guests entertained and dancing throughout the evening.


 

"The only airline with all non-stop flights to the sunnier corners of your mind."

This premier Jimmy Buffett tribute show will instantly transport you to paradise, where the cheeseburgers are warm, the margaritas cold and your attitude will change as soon as they fly you down to those little lattitudes!

This band of outstanding musicians bring their tropical rock sounds to a local park near you this summer! So check out the flight schedule page, dust off your flowered shirt, grass skirt, the next flight is boarding now thru gate "A1".

Your friends are already aboard!



The Chateau band has been dazzling audiences for over 15 years. We perform at the top country clubs, clubs and restaurants in the Detroit area. Chateau plays a great variety of music as you will notice when you check out our song list and we pride ourselves in being rated as one of the best party cover bands in the Michigan area. From Sinatra to Earth Wind & Fire and Etta James to Beyonce, our renditions sound very close to the original artists and will keep the dance floor packed!
Our 5-piece consists of guitar, keyboards, drums and two female vocalists and we all sing. We can add a sax or percussionist or DJ if you wish. We also can help with you party planning and itinerary.

Let Chateau entertain your guests and get them dancing!
Chateau is the right band to perform at your next special event!


Rick and Dayna have the unique ability to “wow” the crowd in any performance situation from elegant dinner parties, weddings and country clubs to backyard barbeques and concerts in the park.

Musical variety and a fun presentation are the keys to their success!

Some regular local performance locations include: Ritz Carleton Hotel, Birmingham Townsend, Westin Hotels, Gem Theatre, State Theatre, Oakland Hills Country Club, Red Run Country Club, Forest Lake CC, Birmingham CC, Detroit Yaht Club, Penna’s, Cherry Creek CC, Indianwood CC, Detroit Boat Club, Grosse Pointe Yaht Club, Tam O’Shanter CC, Plum Hollow CC, the list just goes on and on.

Some concert events include: The Chicago Taste Fest, Meadowbrook Music Festival Gazebo, Saginaw Summerfest, Traverse City Cherry Festival, Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, Southfield Civic Center, Trenton Days, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Madison Heights Fireworks, Sterling Heights Art in the Park, and more!

This married duo performs with a high standard of professionalism. They work well with customer demands and are always willing to go the extra mile when necessary. They use the latest technology in the industry to bring you a full band sound with a duo price range.


Hidden Agenda Band is a very Live Top 40 R&B band located in Detroit Michigan. Ken Smith, the Entertainment Manager for DTE Energy Music Theater and The Palace of Auburn Hills says "The talented artists of this Detroit based band exceed the expectations of the people they serve."  


Latin

TUAMBAO BRAVO

Tumbao Bravo is a 5-7 piece Cuban Jazz combo consisting of Congas, Timbales, Sax/Flute/Piccolo, Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Piano, Bass Guitar, and Bongos. Mambos, Cha Chas, Rumbas and Boleros are just some of the authentic rhythms explored by this exciting group. Many of our songs are composed by band members as well as some classic Cuban Jazz tunes. Musically rewarding and quite danceable, our presentation is entertaining and fun. We can perform as the smaller group of five pieces, (without trumpet) for quieter background music; or the full 7 piece group which adds Trumpet and Bongos.

Formed in August of 2003 by conguero Alberto Nacif and reedman Paul VornHagen, Tumbao Bravo won the 2005 Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Jazz Recording" for their debut release, Montuno Salad. The summer of 2006 saw the release of the second CD, Amigos: From Our Hands which has received huge airplay on the Detroit area airwaves as well as national radio.

Tumbao Bravo has performed at all the major jazz festivals in Michigan including Detroit International Jazz Festival , Ann Arbor Jazz Festival, Lansing Jazz Festival , Sterlingfest, and Michigan Jazz Fest. Jazz club venues include: Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago, Ill., the Firefly Club and Goodnite Gracies in Ann Arbor, MI.


 

Endowed with Puerto Rican and Dominican blood, the newly resurrected Orquesta Sensacional blends youth and experience to create the ultimate joy that Latin music lovers have come to expect and demand!


Classic Rock

PASSAGE BAND

Passage is a classic rock cover band that plays your favorite songs from the mid 60s to the early 80s. The band is made up of stellar cast of veteran musicians that have played professionally for over 30 years. Passage was formed in 1974 and still contains three of the original members! Their experience and shear passion for performing always brings a great show to the stage. When these guys are playing you can just tell they are having a great time and their “best of friends attitude” is so contagious that the crowd feels right at home and interacts with them like they have known them for years. If you dig classic rock, Passage will have you singing and dancing and screaming for more!


Reggae

UNIVERSAL XPRESSION

Universal Xpression members have come together from the following Caribbean Islands: Navis, Dominica, Trinidad and Jamaica. They have received the following awards: Detroit’s Best Live & Soca Band and Best Live Carnival Parade, San Francisco, CA. They play an interesting blend of Reggae, Soca, Zouk and Calypso.

 


 

FOLK

Blue Water Ramblers

blue water ramblersThe Blue Water Ramblers sing extraordinary folk music- the folk song of Michigan, America and YOUR life. We perform wherever people want to celebrate: Folk festivals and concerts, paddle wheelers and lake ships, in cities and out in the woods, on stages and around campfires, at church gatherings and traditional dances. For a really good time, use the Blue Water Ramblers for your next event!

The Blue Water Ramblers' repertoire comes right out of our Michigan life experiences and the history of the Great Lakes region. It includes lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmers' paeans, Michigan humor, '60s civil rights and protest music, love songs, gospel music and children's ditties. Everyone agrees that these combine into a versatile repertoire to the delight and entertainment of their audiences. "I think my hero, Woody Guthrie, would approve," opined Banjo-Jim. "We're singing the people's songs about the people's lives and they can join right in and sing along."


Balduck Mountain Rambler's

The Balduck Mountain Ramblers is a Detroit-based acoustic quartet. Since 1984 they have been dedicated to playing the finest American Stringband musics.

Named after one of the few topographic features on the northeast side of Detroit, this group's repertoire ambles freely from Bluegrass to Western Swing, Folk to Sea Chanties, Pub Tunes, Gospel, A Capella - no lyric or musical genre can be considered safe when they are on a roll.

While this style of programming makes them hard to categorize, they have delighted audiences around the region. In southeastern Michigan they are "Detroit's favorite whatzit band" (Larry McDaniel, WDET FM 101.9).

The band's philosophy dictates that it's not what you play, it's how you play it. All four Ramblers graduated from a now defunct Prep school on the city's east side and have been singing together in one form or another since 1970.

As a duo, Bob and Carl have been entertaining for almost 30 years now. There really isn't a concert or show that they haven't played one time or another. They have shared the stage with many of Detroit's top bands and attractions over the years. Being part of some of Michigan's rich event history. Many years now have seen the boys singing and playing in Eastpointe, Rochester, Centerline, Royal Oak, Novi, Farmington and Mount Clemens. They will continue to delight audiences wherever they get the opportunity to express their rare gift.

In the early 1980's, they're interest in Folk music led them to discover a little appreciated form of traditional music that descended from Irish story telling and rhyme. Many of the rich and descriptive tales of early Irish life struck a resonant chord with the boys, and they pass on this fascination to audiences both young and old. After years of re-telling and performing these windows into the Irish condition, they have recorded a collection of their favorites: Irish Hearts.

"Our live performances give us a chance to entertain people while meeting lots of new fans at every show. We really enjoy reaching out through music, stories and song, even when we are not trying to fulfill our community service obligations . Come out to the show, sit down, relax enjoy one of your favorite songs, or just heckle us for a while. It's all good. "



OLDIES

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There was a time in America when young guys formed groups on street corners and sang their own style of music, usually called "Doo Wop". Each city developed a little different style and sound, but the common thread of Doo Wop is that it was born on the street . . . and the street has a heart of its own

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This simple, but beautiful music with its distinctive patterns and rich harmonies soon found its way to the recording studios of major labels and has exerted a lasting influence on popular music around the world ever since.


BOOGIE WOOGIE BABIES

Three acts to choose from . . .

Boogie Woogie Babies: The Original 1940s Revue: a celebration of WWII & the Andrews Sisters

Boogie Woogie Babies: Boogie Down Broadway! - a revue featuring fabulous songs from off and on Broadway!

Boogie Woogie Babies: Boogie, Beehives & Beyond! - a revue featuring great girl groups and girl singers from throughout history!

 


 


 

The band has performed on the South Lawn of The White House for the 1995 Press Corps Picnic, and sang The National Anthem in Orioles Park at Camden Yards. They have performed at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio for The Goodguys/PPG Nationals, and were mentioned in the 2003 Collector’s Calendar Issue of Street Rodder Magazine. The group has performed at Inaugurations for Governors Wilkerson and Patton of Kentucky, and was invited to the Kentucky Derby in 1993. Hubcaps fans include Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, the late Louis S. Goldstein, former Comptroller of Maryland, and Coach Joe Gibbs of The Washington Redskins. They have performed with Masters of Ceremonies and guest speakers that include Bob Dole, Colonel Oliver North, and David Hyde Pierce of “Frasier”.

Their national popularity has gained them the Key to the City of Frankenmuth, Michigan by Mayor Gary Rupprecht, in addition to a Proclamation by the City honoring The Hubcaps for 18 consecutive years of drawing record crowds to the annual Music Festival there. In Auburn, Michigan, promoter Butch Waibel, of Rock N Wheels (a three-day Car Show/Concert) has requested the group for the 13th consecutive year. The Hubcaps have performed aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship “Fantasy” and in center field at The Bay Sox Stadium. They are at home on stages like the state-of-the-art Van Wezel Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, or on a flatbed truck at a county fair.

Since their first 45 record in 1982, The Hubcaps have released 14 recordings, from cassette tapes to their most recent compact disc, “The Fabulous Hubcaps 30th Anniversary”. Now, with the return of Kathie Martin on sax and vocals, and the addition of world renowned bassist Jan Zukowski, this seven-piece band shows no signs of slowing down. The Hubcaps continue to captivate audiences with their high energy tributes to original artists like Little Richard, Elvis, The Platters, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, The Shirelles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones, just to name a few. With an extensive repertoire of do-wop group harmony, classic rock and roll, Motown, and R & B music, The Fabulous Hubcaps are heralded as one of the best oldies show bands in the country.

The Fabulous Hubcaps look forward to having you share a magical evening of entertainment with them as they continue to prove that “Rock and Roll is Alive and Well”!



Blend the best of the 50's through 90's rock and roll, rhythm and blues, acapella, and doo-wop; add a touch of Top 40; throw in some Swing and Motown; stir in some high-energy musicians who not only can sing lead and background vocals, but can play a variety of instruments; and you have the recipe for The Fantastics.

The Fantastics have been performing together for over 20 years. They have played all over Michigan and parts of Ohio. They have performed on stage (either separate or as a unit) with such legendary performers as, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Contours, The Coasters, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Beatlemania, Jethro Tull, Spirit, Rush, Rare Earth, and many more.

Whether performing in concert, at a wedding, outdoor festival, or any indoor or outdoor venue, they have the ability to rock your socks off, soothe an aching heart, and tickle your funny bone all in one night.

With their unique mixture of talent, showmanship, and a terrific sense of humor, they will never let you leave without doing their best to totally entertain you, because they are forever giving it their all. Whether you prefer to dance or just sit back and watch, you'll be glad you spent time with The Fantastics.



 

The Patin Trio - Three sisters bring to you the musical memories from the 30's and 40's

Hello Everyone,

I'm Gerri, the one on the left hand side in the photo. I am married with 5 children ranging from the ages of 12 to 21. We have lived in Michigan all our lives, in the Grand Rapids Area. My husband has worked in a factory for 25 years and also owns his own sexton business. We are Catholic and I have had all my children go through the Catholic School to the 8th grade then attend the local Public High School. I volunteer at the Catholic school as the coordinator and purchasing agent of the concessions for the sports department and the banquets. I not only sing but have my own hand painted chocolate candy business. I also spend time at the public school as a lunch lady. Every Sunday I am the cantor (song leader) at my church and I direct our choir every month.

I'm RoseAnn, the good looking one on the upper right. Don't tell Gerri, though, she may take scissors to the photo and change the name to The Patin Duo. I was born and raised in a small town north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I recently bought a house there. It is a real fixer upper, but it's mine. I work for a mortgage company in Grand Rapids when I'm not on the road singing.

My name is Pat Patin, the one in the center of the photo. I am the sixth child of eight and oldest of the Trio, though I look the youngest. I’ve worked full time as a factory worker for 29 years, Head of Quality Control past 16 years, for a small finishing company in Rockford, MI. I own my own home on 30 acres of farmland and woods. I have horses, cats, a dog and a flock of wild turkeys.



When you hear the music of Count Basie, Bobby Darin and The Andrews Sisters, you are immediately taken back to the era of Big Band sounds. Debra Sky (producer), her sister Laurie Johnson and Mary Kay Mills take you back even faster as you watch them perform 40s classics, as the vocal trio Three swing.


 

Family Tradition is a father and sons Oldies group that puts a FUN twist on classic songs from the '30's to the '80's. Based in Southwest Michigan, the family uses rich harmonies, FUN choreography, comedy impersonations - ANYTHING to get you singing and laughing along at the same time. The group actually started after a dinner discussion in a small restaurant in Indiana in 1989 and has performed over 700 concerts from Atlanta, GA to Toronto, Canada to Chicago and Indianapolis. Their powerful acapella rendition of the National Anthem has been featured in dozens of Fairs, Festivals and Fireworks Celebrations.

Personal highlights include sharing the concert stage with such talents as the Oak Ridge Boys, The Letterman, and being described as "incredible talents" by Wayne Newton himself!

Family Tradition has recorded two CD's and written over 650 custom songs for all occasions. We are most grateful for the love and support of our families - a true and wonderful "Family Tradition."


The Earth Angels is a non-profit performance group which was formed in 1986. It is made up of talented Southeastern Michigan young adults who range in age from 9 – 18 years old.

The Earth Angels deliver a high energy, fast moving show that is made up of choreographed dance routines spiced with theatrics and lip-synching to the great Oldies music of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Dressed in costumes from the era, the kids captivate their audiences with interactive participation to create special memories and fun for all.

The performance is heavy on nostalgia and comedic relief that appeals to audiences of all ages. It is truly a high energy, finger-snapping, toe-tapping, feel good group to watch.

Get ready to cruise back in time and experience the magic of the ‘50’s and ‘60s’s brought to life by The Earth Angels.


 

JAZZ

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Dedicated to the sweet sounds of New Orleans, Creole Kitchen offers an authentic helping of America's truly indigenous classical music founded in the birthplace of Jazz -- the Big Easy. Grab some jambalaya, head to Bourbon Street, and groove to dixieland, jive swing, blues, and zydeco hits with some of the Detroit area's finest musicians!


 

GOOD COMPANY

Good Company is a seven-member vocal group sponsored by The Music Society at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan. They began singing together in 1999. Their repertoire covers classical to jazz with an emphasis on contemporary vocal harmonies and blends; Good Company is under the direction of Jim Hohmeyer. They have performed with Steve Zegree’s Jazz Quartet from Western Michigan University and opened for the well-known Michigan Comedy Ensemble “Three Men and a Tenor”, Kirby Shaw’s vocal group “Just 4 Kicks”, the fabulous “Four Freshmen” and for Doc Severinson and his big band on the MCFTA stage. In 2004, they were one of three vocal jazz groups invited to perform in Los Angeles for the ACDA National Conference.


Sheila Landis

Sheila Landis has been performing her unique style of jazz, Latin and blues since 1973. Her current schedule has her performing at Michigan's most prestigious festivals, concert venues and nightclubs. Clearly one of the area's finest vocalists, Sheila has been chosen as the "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” by The Detroit Music Awards on seven occasions including 2001, 2002 and 2003. Her catalog of recorded work on her own SheLan Records has received extensive airplay in local, national and international markets.

Three early Sheila Landis releases and "Colors of Brazil" from Sheila Landis/Rick Matle are currently reissued in Japan by the Vivid Sound/Celeste label. Counterpoint Records of the UK released Sheila's track "Parenthe-Seizure" on their "jazz bizniz 2" compilation. Counterpoint also released a dance remix of the same tune produced by Las Gammas. This modern techno-influenced version has introduced Sheila's voice to a whole new audience worldwide. Sheila draws her inspiration from classic jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday as well as from such modern artists as Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Sheila's long-time collaborator, guitarist/producer Rick Matle, leads the finest musicians in ensembles of various size for live concerts and shows.

Sheila also shares her passion for singing and composing by presenting student workshops for all ages (often in collaboration with poet Margo LaGattuta). With the focus on "inspiring the creative mind" Sheila earned a grant from The Michigan Council for the Arts/Artserve Michigan in 1999 allowing her to organize several interactive concert/workshops for young musicians and composers. For over 20 years Sheila has led her upscale all-occasion band, Top Drawer . This experienced multi-faceted ensemble covers all styles from classic standards to pop, rock and Motown. Sheila Landis can make your corporate function, wedding or party special with great live music.



Fourth Avenue is a four man vocal band that performs a diverse repertoire including pop, soul, R&B, gospel, doo-wop, and jazz. Since their start in 1993, they have shared the stage with such national acts as the Beach Boys, Styx, Three Dog Night, and The Temptations.

In 1996, they competed in The Harmony Sweepstakes, a competition that took place in Chicago. Not only did Fourth Avenue win first place, they also walked away with the award for audience favorite. Fourth Avenue went on to the National Harmony Sweepstakes in California, and two of their songs were chosen to appear on an internationally distributed album produced by the Harmony Sweepstakes Competition.

Their debut CD entitled "Fourth Avenue" was released in September of 1997. The song "In the Midnight Hour" which appears on the CD won a 1998 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Doo-Wop/R&B Song of the Year.

Fourth Avenue performed full time at Paramount's Kings Island Amusement Park for five years. After completing their fifth year at Paramount's Kings Island Amusement Park, they were nominated for the 1999 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Variety Entertainer of the Year Award.


COUNTRY

Judy Harrison and High Impact is Northern Michigan’s High Energy Country Music Band. They have been together since the debut of their first CD, “A Satisfied Me” in 1997. Their second CD, "The Girl Most Likely To" (a Detroit Music Awards nominee) was released in 2001. They recently released CD number three, "Soccer Mom Riot", in June 2004. The newest CD features 8 originals as well as “Amazing Grace” and “Rocky Top”.

Based in Traverse City, MI, the band spends a lot of time traveling throughout the state bringing their high energy country show to fairs, festivals, corporate events and more. They have recently opened for such names as Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Juice Newton, and Sammy Kershaw, to name a few.

High Impact is proud to have top musicians who bring with them countless years of professional experience. High Impact band members include Clark Harner on drums, Marshall Cronican-Walker on bass guitar, Charlie Sessoms on lead guitar, and Susan Nunn on keyboards. The backup singer/dancers include Carey Owens, Susan Johnson, Sherry McCarty, Jennifer Allen, and Erica Stegenga.

Energetic, fun and fresh are just a few words to describe the music of Judy Harrison and High Impact. Their songs feature Judy’s crisp, clear, easy to listen to vocals enhanced with tight harmonies and strong musicianship. Each live show is performed with seven on stage. The cast for each show consists of Judy, two of the above back up singers and the entire band. Country music lovers as well as those who have claimed not to like country music have been known to purchase several CD’s when they see the show!! It’s definitely “Country music with an attitude!"



Though not yet a household name Terrie Lea has been a part of country music since the day she was born. Terrie's dad played guitar and sang to her on a daily basis. He was also a big country music fan who was fortunate enough to work, informally with some of country music's finest musicians, artist and writers.

At the helm of the group, Terrie Lea has been wowing audiences since the tender age of 7. Terrie has the ability to mesmerize a crowd with her smooth southern charm, as soon as you hear this woman's voice, you are immediately taken back to the days of when it was the "voice" that carried the artist. Terrie's mixture of today's hottest country hits blended with her classic country roots can turn even the heaviest rocker into a country music fan.


BIG BAND

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What ever happened to the big bands? Well, here's one big band that is still alive and kicking, and playing great music too! The Big Band Machine features the music of all the great bands, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, and many others. Our book also includes hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's -- even the 80's! Twelve instrumentalists, plus sultry female vocalist Ashaki, make for an exciting dancing or listening experience for any gathering. Doug Collar, host of Friday Night jazz on WKAR FM, wrote "a wall of swing permeated the night scene...Dancers bounced around...others stood mesmerized by their first encounter with 13 men swinging. marvelous". Want to know the socks off the guests at your next black tie affair, fund-raiser, or any party? Just hire The Big Band Machine and leave the rest to us!


One Beat Back is a Detroit Metropolitan area based Big Band that has established a reputation on solid performance of Big Band Swing and Jazz Music. It is a "high energy" group that plays for the love of this music. Our audiences are always impressed by how tight our sound is and by the energetic appearance of the group."

One Beat Back was established in 1991. It started as a rehearsal band with weekly rehearsals. Today that tradition has "stood the test of time," as the band still rehearses every week.

The band began performing at its own "Dinner Dances" for six consecutive years starting in 1993. During this period the band starting performing a variety of other events both private and public and has continued to do so.

We completed our first CD recording in 1998 called “Standardized”. This CD includes many of the popular standards from the Big Band Era.



BLUES

Contemporary Blues-rock featuring Rusty Wrights ripping guitar work and meticulously crafted songs so full of hooks and infectious groove your hips and head will keep swayin and bobbin’ long after the songs have played. This act will appeal to anyone who enjoys the music of artists like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robben Ford or Susan Tedeschi.

The Rusty Wright Blues live show showcases the act’s original Blues material, along with a mix of seldom-heard blues-rock gems and classic rock tunes adapted to the RWB sound with fresh arrangements.

This show is ideal for keeping a diverse, multi-generational audience entertained. The band has dynamic, well-paced 60 and 90-minute concert sets that spotlight the group’s original material.


Grammy-nominated singer, Kate Hart created "Detroit Women with Motor City Express" based on the successful group "seattly Women in Rhythm and Blues." Seattle women were pulled together for one show in seattly and still going strong 18 years later. Since returning to Detroit the winter of 2002, once again, Kate wanted to sing with "other women" and formed this all-star revue with the top women R & B singers in the Metro Detroit Area.

What is unique about the Detroit women show is that the women are all elad-vocalists who are on stage, singing together all of the time. Each of the five to eight women dance and sing one to two songs a piece, while the otehr women provide back-up vocals. One critic has described it as ". . . going to an irreverent kind of church." The show is backed-up by a four piece band who have appeared and toured with everone from Meatloaf to Kenny Loggins to Delbert McClinton to Bog Segar to Roy Orbitson and Hall and Oates.


Jake & Elwood’s Blues Revue", proclaimed by many to be the nation’s #1 “Blues Brothers” tribute show, comes complete with cartwheels and a harmonica. Since 1990 the group has been thrilling crowds in nightclubs and concert halls as well as corporate and civic arenas.

The characters made popular by Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi are kept alive the incredible impersonations of Kelly “Jake” Goenner and Dave “Elwood” Albrecht. This “Dynamic Duo of Blues” is backed up by a rock solid 4 piece rhythm section and a blistering 3 piece horn section. Experience an action packed encounter with Jake & Elwood’s Blues Revue and find out why one music critic wrote, “..this is one dynamic rockin’ rhythm and blues band that kicks the brass out of other tribute shows!


Randy Volin was born in the late 50’s in Detroit Michigan and his first memory memory of becoming hooked on pop music started the night the Beatles debuted on the Ed Sullivan Shoe. For some reason he still doesn’t quite comprehend, Randy became totally enthralled with music, especially the Blues, but he didn’t learn how to play an instrument until 1971. After Jimi Hendrix died, Randy bought his first guitar, a used Fender Jaguar (which he still has), and within 2 years he had acquired his first gig as a bass player.

In 1977, Randy landed a record contract with A&M records with his band The Look, and toured extensively while releasing three albums. In 1986, Randy finally went back to his roots, and dedicated his life as a player to the Blues.

From 1986 till now, Randy has played in the Tri State area of Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio continuously, while releasing 2 solo CDs. He has played with and opened for artists such as Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Money, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Albert King, Lonnie Brooks, Cheap Trick, Steve Marriott, John Mellencamp, The Kinks, Greg Kihn, Peter Frampton, April Wine, Mitch Ryder, Sonny Landreth, Johnny Johnson, John Mayall, Jeff Healy, Hubert Sumlin, J. Geils and many, many others. Randy is a self-confessed gear head and also operates Rockin Daddy’s Vintage Guitars, Inc., just north of Detroit. One visit to his web site and you’ll quickly discover that Randy also has an envious stash of some of the most desirable vintage gear ever made.


The Boogiemen

Renaissance Records recording artists, the boogiemen, perform a
diverse and unique blend of blues, R&B, swing, and rock. With the
exceptional musicianship and rare versatility of its five members,
the boogiemen have been entertaining audiences for over thirteen
years and have recently completed their latest CD "Released for Production" which features "I Love Detroit".



FUNK

 

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The "Queen of Funk" has received six Detroit Music Awards while fronting the Foundation of Funk & Steve Somers. Valerie has toured the U.S., Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. While in Japan, Valerie was featured at Clubs PePelomoco and ViVi. Returning to the Detroit area, Ms. Barrymore has been a favorite at festivals, clubs and state fairs. She has appeared with Betty Lavette, Midnight Star, The Contours, The Ojays, Morris Day & the Time and Gladys Knight. Born and raised in Detroit, she attended Michigan Christian College, where she was often chosen as a featured vocalist.


PIANISTS

 


Jeff Lehman has been a musical fixture on the Detroit music scene for quite some time. His musical journey began in Sterling Hts. Michigan. It was there that Jeff began musical schooling at age 9 learning piano, voice and theory. The benefits of this training would be reaped in later years when Jeff began recording, writing, producing and performing live.

Throughout his illustrious career Jeff has worn many musical hats: singer, keyboard player, producer, writer, adjudicator and teacher. In 1985 he taught piano at The Music Castle in Royal Oak Michigan. A then unknown drummer named Chad Smith, taught drums in the next room. It is these many hats that have rounded out Jeff's musical experience and have made him a rare gem in a very competitive industry.

Jeff has performed live and in the studio with a variety of local and national luminaries. He has performed as a young 2nd generation member of Jim Gold & Gallery, known for the hits, "Nice to be With You", #5, 1972, “I Believe in Music", #10, 1972 and "Big City Miss Ruth Ann", #30, 1973. He has also performed with the late Cub Koda's 1992 version of Brownsville Station, "Smokin' In the Boys Room", #1 1974, as well as prominent regional acts, "Art-of-Fact", "The Dream" and the late Elvis Shelton.

In 1993 Jeff opened his first record company/publishing firm LFM Records. This label was responsible for success for both Jeff and other artists. In 1994 a demo Jeff had recorded and co-produced for Jim Gold had resulted in a studio/publishing deal for Jim with former Motown Chairman Clarence Avant, who coincidentally also owned Sussex Records, Jim Gold and Gallery's former record label.

Since 1997 Jeff has gained air play in Canada, United States and Switzerland for his songs “Don’t Look Back” and “Everything Must Change”; which gained much air play in late 2003. The songs gained recognition without the help of national label support. During that same time period Jeff earned a Masters Degree in Business and became Microsoft Certified in Word, two things that he admits help him with regards to doing business in the field of Music.

Currently Jeff writes, produces and performs live and in the studio. He also still judges international piano and vocal competitions for the AGM (American Guild of Music); a position he has kept since 1992.

Catching Jeff live is a special treat. Jeff is known for his soulful singing and fluid keyboard dexterity. He performs live with groups, and as a dueling/lounge piano player, often spicing up the night with "Vegas" style comedy routines and impersonations of Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, Barry Gibb and Joe Cocker with remarkable accuracy.

These are only some of the incredible in-roads made by Jeff Lehman. Given his ambition and talent, there are bound to be more to come.

You can read about Jeff in this Detroit News article from November 7, 2004.



70's

With thunderous boogie in their bellbottoms, the Boogie Dynomite arrive in all the spendor the 70’s Disco era has to offer. Large afros, funky dance moves and a sound that is truly electrifying, these guys are super bad! Look for the Boogie Dynomite to open for the Mega 80’s late this summer and early this fall.


 

The Spirit of ‘76 is a powerful trip back to the 70’s glam rock era with enough costumes and glitz to make even David Bowie proud! Each song is produced with the same care and attention that has made the Mega 80s show so renown and revered in Detroit. By blending danceable rock, great sing-a-longs, and even touching upon the 70’s disco craze, the Spirit of ‘76 is a true 70’s retrospective. The show doesn’t stop there, because within the multimedia show, a 70’s disco Dj lives, spinning disco and funk and entertaining your guests between band breaks. This ensures the vibe stays icy cool and the crowd partying!


80's

The Mega 80’s take you back to when Michael Jackson and Member’s Only jackets ruled; this show is nonstop action. With their infectious feel good vibe and tremendous stage presence, this band reaches to over 250,000 people a year! Extraordinary video effects and retro music videos have crowds reminiscing about the last decade of innocence. This band is truly one of a kind. The show features innovations such as Mega-Vision, 30 second clips of television from the 80’s, to video footage of your favorite Atari 2600 games. Hailed as one of the continuously larger drawing acts in Michigan, it’s no wonder they have become ingrained permanently as Detroit’s “must see” act!


80's Tribute Band

 

90's

The X Generation
90's tribute band



Harpist

Jazz Harpist Christa Grix's


BARBERSHOP QUARTET


 




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