Just got a call from an America’s Got Talent Casting Producer & Wanted to know if I would post these flyers in my LinkedIn & Facebook Groups: South Florida Live Music & Entertainment Source where we are always open to new members! If you would like to make direct contact, call: Johanna “Jo” Mantilla
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
Official America’s Got Talent Audition Site 2014-2015
America’s Got Talent is looking for exciting and entertaining acts of all ages and group sizes for Season 10! We will be in Tampa on November 2nd and would love to see your community represented!
Our show is about uplifting family and community through entertainment, and that only happens when we can get help from the communities and the families! So if you will help us spread the word to your community, friends and family we would be ever so grateful!
WHATEVER YOU CAN DO will be appreciated…
(Post on Facebook, email to everyone, hang our Flyer in a common area…anything helps!)
Across the Universe (ATU) is the premier musical tribute to the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr. Their repertoire consists of selected music from the Beatles, Wings, and the Lads solo careers.
Unlike most Beatles tribute bands consisting of actors with instruments, ATU members are professional studio musicians who combine the sound of the original recordings with a high energy show to bring you the most authentic Beatles experience anywhere.
Across the Universe regularly performs in theatres, amphitheaters, and private venues across the country. The band is available to travel anywhere in the continental U.S. and select locations abroad.
If you are interested in having ATU perform at your venue or private function, contact ATU General Manager Greg Steiner at (954) 647-4466 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Across the Universe can provide materials such as photographs, bios, press releases, video and audio clips free of charge for use by the media. Many of our most requested materials are available here on our website. If you are looking for something specific, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate your request.
Our electronic press kit contains a wealth of information on the band and is a good starting place for anyone interested in finding out more about Across the Universe. You can download the electronic press kit or publicity photos off our website.
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area Entertainment
David Meulemans is an accomplished performer, as comfortable on the big stage as he is in the most intimate of venues. Classically trained, David earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lawrence Conservatory of Music in his native Appleton, Wisconsin, where he began his performing career in stage plays, concert work, recordings, and solo cabaret shows.
As a popular leading man in Florida’s musical theatre scene, David’s credits encompass such diverse roles as Bobby in Company, Za Za in La Cage Aux Folles, Little Chap in Stop The World…and even Stepsister Gert in a traditional British “panto” version of Cinderella. Be it theatre, jazz, sacred or pop music, David’s vocal skills – combined with a keen ability to get inside a song and convey its meaning to the heart of the listener – elevate him above the average singer. His unique background provides both content and context for his cabaret work.
David’s artistry has enabled him to perform with musical icons ranging from Carol Channing to Davy Jones. He has performed with MAC Award winners Tommy Femia and Steven Brinberg, and worked with Award-winning director/choreographer Michael Leeds. David originated the role of Herve in Fool’s Paradise, directed by Jonathan Cerullo, and he can be heard as the protagonist in the audio recording of Tony Award-winner Russ Thacker’s autobiographical musical comedy, Flamingos In Amber.
Recently, David performed in Cabaret Stars of Tomorrow at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, which was followed by his debut performance at the famous “Don’t Tell Mama” cabaret in New York City, with an introduction by Julie Wilson. In playwright Jay Asher’s One Last Time, a one-character play-with-music in development for an Off-Broadway run, reviewers
hail David’s dramatic skills, as well as his emotionally charged singing. He is currently in rehearsal for his London debut, in a program featuring music by popular British performer and composer David Kent, with musical directors Colin Billing (UK) and Caryl Fantel (US).
Duet version of “Hello, Dolly” with Carol Channing at the Red Ribbon Awards, Fort Lauderdale (1999)
Soloist at World AIDS Day Memorial, Fort Lauderdale (2008-present)
Special Guest Star in Judy, starring MAC Award-winner Tommy Femia (2009)
Special Guest Star in Simply Barbra, starring MAC and Bistro Award-winner Steven Brinberg (2009)
Originated the role of Herve in Broadway Showcase Fool’s Paradise, directed by Jonathan Cerullo (2009)
Starred as Littlechap in Stop The World, I Want To Get Off, Environ Cultural Center directed by Alan Pierce (2010)
Regional Theatre: Bobby in Company, Frankie in Forever Plaid, Jim in Gifts Of The Magi, Chief Ute in Cannibal The Musical, and many others (various dates)
Featured as Stepsister Gertrude in British “panto” of Cinderella, starring Davy Jones and Jessica Pacheco, Gold Coast Theatre, Mike Winters, director. Toured Broward Center, Kravis Center, Gleason Theatre, Hollywood Center (2009)
Florida Professional Theatre Association
Theatre League of South Florida
South Florida Independent Cabaret Artists (Founder)
Cabaret South Florida (Co-Founder)
London Debut (2012)
Welcome To My World, cabaret created in collaboration with musical directors Caryl Fantel (US) and Colin Billing (UK) featuring the songs of performer/songwriter David Kent
New York Debut (2011)
Hello New Yawk – solo cabaret at Don’t Tell Mama, New York Musical Director Dennis Buck; introduction by Special Guest Julie Wilson
Getting Tall – solo cabaret at New American Theatre, St. Petersburg
Cabaret Stars of Tomorrow as part of The International Cabaret Conference at Yale University directed by Tovah Feldshuh and Sharon McNight
“Top Broadway Singer” awarded by GigMasters Talent Agency (2012)
Presenting a Master Class with Tony-nominated actress/singer/recording artist Sally Mayes (2013)
Energetic performances including showy songs, some of which you may not have yet heard…but are sure to love!
Looking for an exciting evening of entertainment? A luncheon? Something in between? Book David!
Your show will include some of the best music you’ve ever heard, from Pop to Broadway, Standards, and always a few surprises.
He is available for your Condo from Palm Beach to Miami, and will travel to other areas as well.
David’s been honored to appear as the headliner at the Century Villages, King’s Point, Wynmoor, and many others. Contact David for a most enjoyable event!
If you need a sponsor for your event, David has a number of companies who are willing to pay for his entertaining following a brief presentation – providing your group with free entertainment!
Call for details.
Broadway show-stoppers and well-loved American songbook collections presented in an intimate setting. All upbeat and sometimes even humorous!
Here’s the perfect performer for real “New York Style” Cabaret.
David’s appearances include the famous Don’t Tell Mama in NYC, the Pheasantry in London, New American Theatre in St. Petersburg, the Torch Club in Fort Lauderdale, and many others.
David’s cabarets explore intimate situations through a wide range of musical styles and genre, addressing themes that are common to so many of us: love, life, and what to do about it all as it happens!
David’s Cabaret experiences include The International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, “Cabaret Stars of Tomorrow Yale Summer Cabaret Series”, “Hello, New Yawk” at Don’t Tell Mama, “Getting Tall” at New American Theatre, and “Welcome to My World” at several venues in and around London, England.
The web’s #1 event booking service, GigMasters.com has officially announced that David has been named “Best Broadway Singer” for two years in a row!
~ Gigmasters 2012 Rising Star Awards
“Congratulations on a triumphant debut!”
~ Sidney Myer, Manager of Don’t Tell Mama, New York
~ Julie Wilson, Cabaret Legend, Recording Artist, New York
~ Steven Brinberg, Entertainer, Bistro and MAC Award-winner, New York
“David is not merely a talented vocalist. When he sings, you hear the entire arrangement channeled with humor, pathos, and vibrancy. His sound is that of an orchestra, with its many colors and dynamics.”
~ Dennis Buck, Musical Director to the stars, New York
“Perfect, perfect, perfect!”
~ Tommy Femia, Entertainer, MAC Award-winner, New York
“Your performance was beautiful. What charisma!”
~ Alan Pierce, Off-Broadway Producer/Director, New York/Fort Lauderdale
“David is a delight and a winner as a performer.”
~ David Goldyn, Actor, Artistic Director Rising Action Theatre, New York/Fort Lauderdale
“David’s enthusiasm makes the words meaningful to the person listening.”
~ Jay Asher, Author, Playwright, Miami
“…what a fantastic performer! (It was a) privilege to work with you, a refined professional.”
~ Barbara Brighton, Singer, Actress, Los Angeles
“What a great job you did…your character was really rich…Thanks for a wonderful evening.”
~ Michael Leeds, Director/Choreographer (Drama Desk nominee), New York/Fort Lauderdale
“…warm, embraceable and engaging…the audience did not want to leave”
~ Sara Silverman Klompus, Performer/Producer, Palm Beach
“…all in a dashing and charming package. Thank you for making this the party of a lifetime.”
~ Ava Fromkin, Miami Beach
Contact Me For Your Next Event!
I am available for performances on stage and for private events including my one man shows, weddings, parties, and benefits.
Please contact me with your event request including the date, time, and location. I will reply to your email as soon as possible.
Please allow me to introduce Kevin Case Production Company, Inc. Event Support offerings…
Kevin Case been providing entertainment in the South Florida Area for over 20 years for Corporate and Social events at major Hotels, Country Clubs, Yachts, Restaurants, Real Estate Development Openings & Event Facilities.
Kevin Case Entertainment Productions, Inc.
September 1984 – Present
Providing Live Music, DJ, Emcee, Sound Reinforcement, Event Planning, Voice Overs for Corporate & Social Events.
Kevin Case offers an attractive, fresh and unusual variety of self contained, professional and personalized entertainment, voice over talent and audio production services.
With over 20 years of experience as a singer, songwriter, musician, DJ and Emcee, Kevin has appeared in many top resort areas, with frequent return engagements. He performs at hotels, country clubs, cruise ships, restaurants, night clubs, weddings, private parties and corporate events.
In addition to stage performances, Kevin has appeared and performed on television, radio, recordings and in commercials and print ads. He continues to expand his interests and talents into new experiences and varied venues and media, including electronic and internet based production
He delivers a strong and energetic performance and genuinely enjoys creating a positive and festive atmosphere for all types of live events and media projects.
Live Music Performance:
An energetic and animated performer, Kevin sings favorite music for dancing and listening with selections of Calypso, Reggae, Soca & Latin styles as well as a crowd pleasing mixture of Pop, Rock, Standards, Jazz and a bit of Country in settings ranging from casual poolside parties to sophisticated, fun black-tie formals! His “One-Man-Band” format includes; vocals and guitar with background accompaniment. Kevin adds performers to create a duo, trio or 4 piece group.
DJ / Emcee Service:
With cutting edge technology, Kevin has instant access to thousands of original recordings of your favorite artists and party songs. He can set the mood for special party themes as well as create a perfect mixture of styles that moves the fun forward and keeps the party fresh. The DJ format can be combined with Kevin’s live one man band act to get a special combination of live performance and recorded hits at no additional cost!
Specialties:Voice Talent & Production:
Voice over and singing talent includes various voice styles for narrative, character or dramatic reads and/or singing in a wide variety of musical genres and musical vocal backgrounds and effects, during recording sessions in your production facility for audio books, documentaries, video, radio/tv spots, etc. Voice and music tracking can also be produced in-house coordinating with your production facility.
Do you ever have an event where the client requires soft background live music during cocktails and dinner, then wants to open up the dance floor to include Top 40, Latin, Hip Hop, Funk, Line Dancing, etc., but they don’t have the budget for live music and a DJ?
Kevin offers a cost effective solution where he combines his live music talents to cover the event front as a solo one-man-band and then switches over to DJ with the original tracks for all styles of music to get the party going… all for one low price!
As an added attraction, he can also include other members of his band to create the popular “DJ Live” format, where live musicians perform and support the original tracks of popular music.
Please let us know if we can help with your event!
Marketing & Promotions of Musical & Talent For Any Occasion From Dinners (Restaurants / Banquet Halls / Country Clubs / Lounges) to Fundraisers; Special Events / Receptions & Private Parties to Festivals of Any Kind – Any Size Venue, Event or Party!
South Florida Live Music & Entertainment Source – Your Source For Live Entertainment!
(We Can Be Found In Your LinkedIn Groups Directory!)
Specialties Listed On My Website (http://www.sfloridaentertainment.com/) include: Pianists; Duo’s; Bands; Event Planning; Talent Marketing & Promotion; Destination Management Services; S FL Event Tickets; Piano Instruction; Piano Tuning; DJ’s; Live Entertainment; Impersonators and more!
Todd Pope – South Florida’s Entertainment Connection
Independent Live Music Entertainment / Talent Marketing / Group Moderator & Manager
South Florida Live Music & Entertainment Source
July 2012 – Present (1 year 6 months)Broward County & Surrounding Areas
Marketing & Promoting of Musical Talent of Doug Carter, Pianist (Piano Specialties which includes Piano Instruction & Tuning). From Special Events to Private Parties – Customized Music For Any Occasion At Reasonable Rates! See more live music acts and event planning options here in S FL on my website: http://www.sfloridaentertainment.com/piano-specialties/
Doug Carter’s Cell: 954-592-7750/Email: email@example.com
South Florida Live Music & Entertainment Source – Linkedin Group(Link)
July 2012 – Present
South Florida Live Music & Entertainment Source – Linkedin
Group was created for those in live entertainment industry to network and a source group for those seeking live entertainment for any occasion!
Are you too busy to find the live entertainment for your special event or private party? If so, then email or call me and I’ll put the live music / entertainment contacts in touch with you!
Need a live entertainment substitute due to cancellation on short notice – south florida live music entertainment source is a great source for dinners, receptions, special events & private / corporate / holiday parties, fundraisers, promotions, etc.. One needs to look no further to find seasoned professional entertainers, talent managers / agents, event planners to those who cater to and represent these professionals like social media marketing / advertisers and event / party management / logistics companies.
Always seeking new members, South Florida Live Music Entertainment Source allows the perfect place to host discussion and networking with one another. Members have ability to view other member profiles and email them directly, self-promote or post your upcoming events as well as post both live entertainment needed for an event or party along with those whom are ready and available to meet those needs.
Owner At CK Entertainment
1990 – Present (23 years)FT.Lauderdale, Fl.
When it comes to entertainment, whether for celebration or for social and corporate functions and speaking engagements, you want to make sure all details are fully covered.
Some of the celebrities we have produced and performed with are Ray Charles, Gloria Estefan, Wayne Newton, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, and so many more. Our Florida celebrity entertainers will help you get any party started and keep it going. We also offer speaker entertainment and live wedding bands.
The CK Band’s musicians are among the top studio musicians in South Florida. They all are under the musical Direction of Carey Kleiman. Carey Kleiman received his Bachelors & Masters Degree in Music from the University of Miami. Over his career he has performed and produced with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Boyz to Men, Kathy Lee Gifford, Tony Bennet, Bee Gees and many other notable celebrities and served as a musical supervisor/contractor for syndicated television Shows. In the 1990’s he formed his own music production company and served as the musical & entertainment director for the Diplomat Hotel working with many of the celebrities and all of the hotel’s convention and social clients. Later he formed CK Entertainment which specializes in corporate event & meeting entertainment and notable social events. In addition he is an adjunct professor of music business at Broward College.
From Live Wedding Bands to Social Events or Corporate meetings the CK Band is always the Band that will keep your guests dancing the night away!
The CK Bands have been keeping everyone dancing for many years at some of the most notable corporate and social events in Florida. For more than two decades, they covered all styles of music favorites from Standards, Motown, Top 40, Swing, Big Band , to Hip Hop, Salsa, and they are bilingual as well. Their varied song list gives your guests plenty of choices for a well rounded evening of fun that every age can enjoy.
Debbie Orta Jazz Vocalist is the leader of a jazz quintet founded in 2007 with accomplished jazz musicians performing music of the great songwriters and singers of the 20th Century: Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett in swing, bebop and cool jazz; and contemporary works as well. Toured around the world as a backup singer for Jose Luis Rodriguez and Chayanne; experience traveling and performing in venues of any size, from intimate jazz clubs to large stadiums. Debbie is currently recording her debut CD for national release, featuring her original songs and jazz standards.
Contact directly for bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialties: Jazz repertoire from The Great American Songbook, swing, bebop, fusion; English, Spanish and Portuguese, bossa nova, samba, boleros; lyrics, and Pop/Dance repertoire for parties.
Debbie Orta and Nicky Orta write, arrange, produce and perform jazz music with their band for concerts, recordings, and private events.
Debbie will perform stirring ballads and swinging standards from the two most memorable and influential jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, backed by the most incredible jazz musicians in South Florida. Be sure to visit debbieorta. com for more information.
Professional Musician/ Music Educator
Debbie is one of the most exciting and talented vocalists I had the pleasure of playing behind. Whether it’s staight ahead, Brazilian or contemporary, Debbie is so in the pocket. Her warmth and passion is really felt when you hear her sing a ballad. You can hear the influences of Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few, but without a doubt, like any seasoned musician, Debbie Orta has her own unique style. You can also quickly figure out where all that warmth and sensitivity come from when you finally meet Debbie, she’s like that to everyone. You need to hear her!!
Available for bookings: Contact Debbie Orta at email@example.com
Specializing in visual creativity for over 25 years for print and commercial advertising. Received several honors and awards for my photography throughout the years. In 2009 the Dennis Dean Galleries was launched to rave reviews in Wilton Manors, now relocated and partnering with the Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.
10 years experience in publishing, graphic arts and advertising. I worked in several publications from a photographer to a photo editor, then from a graphic artist to creative director.
10 years experience in theatre productions. I was a part of three different companies, supervising fiscal responsibilities, developing corporate sponsorship, hiring over 125 personnel and managing a half-million-dollar budget.
2 years experience in the apparel business. Supervise the development, planning of design concepts for print and branding. Manage illustrators / graphic artists to create designs for clothing line for two brands: Five Star Monkey, www.fivestarmonkey.com and Ruff Riders, www.theruffrider.com.
Specialties:Photography (Canon 5D Mark ll Digital SLR, Profoto & Novatron lighting ), Computer Graphics (Proficient on MacOSX in Photoshop CS5, Capture One 6.4.3, QuarkXpress 8, InDesign CS5, and Illustrator CS5), Photo Editing, Magazine Design/Layout, Talent Recruiting, Casting, Management and Sales.
Five Star Monkey, Inc.
March 2011 – Present (2 years 6 months)Fort Lauderdale, FL
Five Star Monkey, Inc., began as the umbrella company for Ruff Riders and Live Free Be Strong. Live Free Be Strong (www.livefreebestrong.org) recently became its own identity as a non-profit anti-bullying organization. Five Star Monkey (www.fivestarmonkey.com) and Ruff Riders (www.theruffrider.com) remain as two apparel companies.
As the in-house Creative Director for all 3 brands, I create collateral to enhance the brands from ideas to action. Produce and oversee on-figure product photography; Communicate our brands to showcase their voice, visuals, value and variations. Supervise and create all ad designs and video productions for print and Internet. Supervise the development and planning of design concepts for print and branding; Interactive with attention to detail and skill with typography, composition and color for every design; Communicates with printers to give final approval for content placement and color corrections; Create all ad designs and manage media awareness including overseeing e-commerce projects to generate sales; Research backgrounds, props, locations for seasonal promotions; Coordinate lifestyle / editorial photo shoots and hire personnel team; Coordinate fashion shows to promote all brands.
Director of Photography
Dennis Dean Images / Dennis Dean Galleries
July 2001 – Present (12 years 2 months)Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dennis Dean Images, Inc.: Supervise and coordinate all photo production operations and sales for all accounts; Photograph local and statewide on-figure products for commercial and individual clients; Obtain model releases for applicable photo sessions; Supervise exhibitions of international artist and photographers as curator coordinating the installation of each show for various art events; Collaborate with each artist/photographer on selection, inventory tracking and sales; Oversee contract and art project budgets; Create promotional advertisements: printed and electronic collateral; Post production: retouch and edit images. Mentor interns and students from ages 18 – 68 teaching them about the camera, photography business, styling photo sessions, promoting and exhibiting artwork.
Dennis Dean Galleries: From 2009 – 2011, I supervised 25 + exhibitions of international artist and photographers as curator coordinating the installation of each show for various art events; Collaborated with each artist/photographer on selection, inventory tracking and sales; Created promotional advertisements: printed and electronic collateral.
2012- present, I showcase my fashion, fine art and fitness photography in the newly renovated Royal Palms Resort & Spa in all the rooms and throughout the spa, fitness center, bar & grill. I continue to photograph new works to update and exhibit.
Multimedia Platforms, LLC / Window Media, LLC
September 2005 – March 2011 (5 years 7 months)Fort Lauderdale, FL
Supervised art/production departments for two weekly publications; Created and executed layout design of advertisements and editorial content; Collaborated with publisher, editors and photographers on visuals for the magazine’s cover and feature stories; Recruited production team and models for various featured projects and on-figure products with high-end consumer brands. Coordinated advertisement layout with account executives; Collaborated with various design firms on advertisements from their clients. Managed editorial process to meet deadlines: proofing, edit changes, copy tracking; Pre-press production: color corrections and scanning; Uploaded files to webmasters and printers.
February 1997 – July 2001 (4 years 6 months)Fort Lauderdale, FL
Edited all images for layout for weekly lifestyle magazine, David; Generated image concepts; Researched images from stock agencies; Scouted locations; Supervised and coordinated all named brand fashions for photo shoots for cover and feature on-figure photo layouts as a featured photographer and with contributing photographers; Recruited models and production team for each session.
Fort Lauderdale Players, Inc.
October 1995 – January 1997 (1 year 4 months)Fort Lauderdale, FL
Managed day-to-day operations for community theatre; Supervised fiscal responsibilities; Developed corporate sponsorship by 50%; Collaborated with Board of Directors on all theatre finances and budgeting; Grant writing assistance for theatre programs; Organized and implemented a fundraiser project to combine the performing and visual arts efforts, over $5,000 raised for the event.
Birmingham Summerfest, Inc.
March 1993 – October 1995 (2 years 8 months)Birmingham, AL
Developed and managed three seasons, each with a half-million dollar budget for three summer musical theatre productions; Contract negotiated, recruited, auditioned, hired and supervised over 125 individuals in the artistic, administrative, production and technical areas; Founded the YES group (Young Executive Supporters), Adopt-An-Artist, and the Backstage Backers. Each group had its unique way to support the arts and to offer an exciting social and theatrical experience; Coordinated corporate events to entertain and promote upcoming musical productions; Supervised the youth workshop, hiring instructors in various classes to train students in musical theatre, ages 8 – 18; Collaborated with the Board of Directors on the development of the season in all areas.
Honors & Awards
H I G H L I G H T S
•Cover Photographer for G. A. Hauser novels.
•Photographer for fundraising 2012 calendar for Animal Rescue Fund entitled, WOOF!, B&W images of hot men and their adorable dogs.
•Contributing Photographer in several art books for www.studiomagazines.com; and in the fashion section in several issues in Guy and Passport Magazines.
•Exhibited several shows of fine art images entitled, MEN OF RUFF RIDERS at the Dennis Dean Galleries,…more
Additional Honors & Awards
2013 Best Portrait Photographer – The Bestie Award
The Manor Complex, Wilton Manors, FL
2011 Best Portrait Photographer – The Bestie Award
The Manor Complex, Wilton Manors, FL
2010 Best of Category – People
Artist Haven Gallery, Oakland Park, FL
2009 Best Photography – United & Proud
ArtsUnited, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2008 Best Photography – United & Proud
ArtsUnited, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2003 Best Exhibition – Photography
Adonis Art Gallery, London, England
University of Alabama at Birmingham
BA, Communications Studies, Broadcast, Theatre Management, / Awarded the full tuition Fannie Flagg theatre scholarship each semester
1984 – 1987
Activities and Societies: •UAB Town and Gown Players – Stage managed over 1500 performances of plays and musical theatre productions, 1985 – 1992. •Miss UAB Productions – Staged managed school pageant, a preliminary for the Miss Alabama/Miss America, 1986 & 1987.
•Kaleidoscope Photographer – Photograph activities for school newspaper, 1985 – 1987.
o “If your photo is not becoming to you,
o then you should be coming to me.” Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out my website at: www.dennisdean.com
Or Call: 954 240 8307 Dennis Dean
South Florida Entertainment & All Occasions Photography!
The Best Choice
JOHN LOBOSCO HAS BEEN IN THE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS FOR OVER 40 YEARS.CURRENTLY 59 YEARS OLD & IS A :
MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA ACCORDION ASSOCIATION (FAA)
CENTRAL FLORIDA ACCORDION ASSOCIATION (CFAC)
HIS REPERTOIRE CONSISTS OF OVER 3,000 SONGS RANGING FROM THE BIG-BAND/ SINATRA DAYS, THE POP/ROCK N ROLL OF THE 50’S 60’S 70’S, JAZZ STANDARDS,BALLROOM DANCES, COUNTRY/WESTERN, CLASSIC ROCK & DISCO (RETRO) FROM THE 70’S & 80’S.
HIS CURRENT INSTRUMENTS OF CHOICE ARE (SEE PHOTO GALLERY):
THE NEW CUTTING-EDGE ROLAND ALL DIGITAL ELECTRONIC V-ACCORDION! THIS MARVEL OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ENABLES THE PERFORMER TO PLAY UP TO 4 INSTRUMENTS SIMULTANEOUSLY! CLOSE YOUR EYES, SIT BACK & ENJOY!
THE NEW ROLAND AX-09 STRAP-ON KEYTAR! THIS
8-LB KEYBOARD STRAPS ON LIKE A GUITAR, BUT DOES SOOOO MUCH MORE! IT HAS 150 INSTRUMENT SOUNDS FROM STEEL DRUMS TO SITAR & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. THIS INSTRUMENT OFFERS THE OPTION OF WIRELESS MOVEMENT & PERFORMANCE IF DESIRED.
THE ROLAND V-COMBO VR-09 KEYBOARD. USING ROLAND’S NEW “SUPERNATURAL” TECHNOLOGY, FOR MORE REALISTIC SOUNDS (OVER 200). THIS KEYBOARD FAITHFULLY REPRODUCES THE TRADITIONAL TONE-WHEEL ORGAN SOUNDS INCLUDING DRAWBARS, ROTARY SPEAKER, & ON-BOARD EFFECTS LIKE REVERB/DELAY, DISTORTION/OVERDRIVE, ETC. ALSO BOASTING MORE REALISTIC PIANO/GUITAR/BRASS/BASS/PERCUSSIVE & STRING ENSEMBLE THAN IN TRADITIONAL KEYBOARD SETUPS AS WELL AS CUTTING EDGE ELECTRONIC SYNTHESIZER SOUNDS & EFFECTS!
NO MATTER WHICH INSTRUMENT JOHN IS PLAYING, HE TAKES YOU ON A DIVERSE MUSICAL JOURNEY. YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOU’RE HEARING JUST ONE MAN!
IN ADDITION TO HIS LIVE SHOW, JOHN CAN ADD DJ/MC’ING SERVICES TO YOUR PARTY, BUBBLE MACHINE AND PARTY FAVORS & THEME DECORATIONS. HIS COMPANY HAS A WEBSITE FOR PARTY FAVORS AT:
Premier South Florida Harpist Esther Underhay for all your Corporate and Social Events, or Wedding in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, FL. Hire Solo Harp Player, String Quartet, Jazz Band. Every Florida Event Deserves Elegance. Let the harp music of Esther M. Underhay set the perfect ambiance for your next Event!
I have had the pleasure of performing in concert with my daughter, AnnaLisa, in one of the few harp duos in the world, Harp to Harp, as well as in Solo Concert in U.S. and across Canada, to audiences as large as 1400 people, with various orchestras in United States and Canada to audiences as large as 26,000, and performing on regional and national radio and television broadcasts in Canada.
Highlights of my career include the privilege of performing for Presidents, Royalty, other Heads of State, including President Clinton, President George H,W. Bush, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, H.R.H. Prince Edward, a private reception for the World Leaders’ Wives at the 1995 G-7 Summit, the Summit of the Americas, and for Corporate Moguls and Celebrities including Donald Trump, Pierce Brosnan, Christopher Plummer, to name a few.
I have enjoyed traveling the world as Harpist on Celebrity Cruise Line’s Infinity, touring around South America and on Celebrity Cruise Line’s Millennium, touring the Mediterranean, even performing for a wedding on the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini.
My experience as full-time Harpist in the gourmet dining room, 100 South Ocean at The Ritz -Carlton Palm Beach and the AAA Four Diamond Jacques Cartier Room at Riveredge Resort-Hotel, 1000 Islands, NY as well as hundreds of civic, corporate and social events and literally thousands of weddings throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade counties, including televised “Wedding Worth Watching” on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida, has provided years of experience in creating the perfect elegant, magical ambiance.
CLIENTS & ACCOLADES
Merrill Lynch Palm Beach
A. B. Levy Rare Antiques Worth Avenue
Boca Raton Community Hospital
Kendall Medical Center
Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
International Red Cross Gala
Abbey Delray North
American Cancer Society
American Institute of Architecture
Carlisle Palm Beach
First Southern Bank
Futures of Palm Beach
J. R. Dunn
Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club Miami
Miami Dade College Homestead
United Way PGA
Council of Catholic Women
Extravagant wedding or a simple affair; in a cathedral,hotel, or outdoors; The Elegant Harp will provide the perfect ambiance leading up to your ceremony. I will work with you to choose just the right music for your long-awaited walk down the aisle. The Elegant Harp is perfect for your Cocktail Hour, providing an elegant ambiance without overpowering the conversation, providing the perfect mixture of favorite songs.
Have The Elegant Harp for your South Florida Bar Mitzvah
West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami weddings and events.
Corporate Grand Opening, Sales Event, Awards Dinner, Art Show, Jeweler’s Event, Real Estate Open House, Client Appreciation, Cocktail Party, Fund-Raising Event: the ambiance of your event speaks volumes about your business. You want something very elegant for the Cocktail Hour prior to your Gala. It is also perfect for your Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in honor of those who worked diligently preparing for your Gala.
The Elegant Harp for Wedding Renewal of Vows, Memorial Service. Esther Underhay
Your business is about quality; important is the choice of music and professional performer that you make for your event which reflects this. Jazz Band Radiance for your reception.
The Elegant Harp is perfect for many Social Occasions:
Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday, Anniversary, Retirement Dinner, Baby Naming, Baby Shower, Bar Mitzvah, Quince, Renewal of Vows, High Tea, Christmas or New Year’s Party, Open House, private Dinner Party, Memorial Service … the possibilities are endless. You may make a list of songs you would like to hear so The Elegant Harp may provide “that extra touch of elegance”.
The Elegant Harp
WEDDING MUSIC & OTHER CLASSICAL
Whether you want traditional Christian or Jewish Processionals and Recessionals for your South Florida wedding, or something quite unique, I will be happy to work with you to make sure that the music for your ceremony is all that you have dreamed it to be.
BROADWAY & POPULAR
I have an extensive repertoire of Broadway, Standards, and Popular music. It is important that the music played for your special event reflects you and your personal taste. The lists here are merely representative. You may provide a list of songs that you would like to hear.
Esther has personally performed for literally 1000’s of Bridal Events including Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Receptions, Engagement Dinner, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Brunch Morning After Wedding
Whether a large extravagant wedding or a simple affair; in a cathedral, hotel ballroom, or outdoors, Esther works with the couple to choose just the right music. For the wedding cocktail hour or reception, she incorporates a mixture of favorite songs spanning three generations in order to make it meaningful to the wide range of ages represented. A Classically trained pianist, she is often asked to perform on the harp for the ceremony and then the piano for the cocktail hour. Destination weddings are very popular in South Florida and the 1000 Islands, New York. Whether the couple lives here or is flying in just in time for the wedding, she will assist them in ensuring the music is exactly what they have always dreamed of. Solo or duo harp, or in combination with other instruments, the music of the harp is sure to help create an unforgettable experience on the wedding day!
CONTACT: Florida Harpist Esther Underhay – THE ELEGANT HARP
Telephone: +1 561.702.HARP / Phone 561-702-4277 (mobile)
7030 Half Moon Circle, Suite 219
Hypoluxo, FL 33462