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Anita Rosamond is an extremely talented vocalist and keyboardist whose versatility is second to none! Anita is available as a soloist, duo, trio or even as a large 7 piece band! Each member has at least 20 years of experience as professionals in the music business and all are very well respected musicians in Saint Louis and beyond.
Big Rain is always working to keep it fresh. The band loves to break out the newest hits across pop, rock, indie and alternative music, making for a modern, invigorating show. A typical show will include new bands such as One Republic, Imagine Dragons, Phillip Phillips, Gavin Degraw, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bastille, Maroon 5, and tons more! Big Rain makes a great party band or addition to a modern festival.
BoLar"OH" is Bobby Flynn on Keyboards, Guitar, Bass and Vocals and Larry Smith on Lead Guitar and vocals. Two veteran St. Louis musicians that will surely captivate your clientele. Along with self produced backing tracks, they sound like a full band!
Christopher Braig is an eclectic composer, author, educator and music technology specialist. One of the few musicians playing soprano saxophone exclusively, Christopher is a sought after soloist and collaborator.
Elsie Parker & The Poor People of Paris
The “très belle” voice of Elsie Parker sounds as if its floated straight from the romantic boulevards of Paris. Elsie and the Poor People of Paris specialize in French popular music and jazz, just like you would imagine hearing at a Parisian cafe
Jason Nelson Band
The Jason Nelson Band is a St. Louis-based cover band that performs a wide variety of rocking and danceable music from the 80’s, 90’s as well as more recent material.
Jim Stevens Group
The Jim Stevens Group is the heart and soul of St. Louis. Smoldering, funky grooves performed by the finest musicians our town has to offer. With its unique instrumentation and undeniable musicianship, The Jim Stevens Group is a one of a kind experience you will never forget.
Larry Hallar has been entertaining the St. Louis area and the midwest with his accordion since 1961. He has played many country clubs, ballrooms, hotels, restaurants, private parties, festivals and wineries.
Lone Rangers, The
The Lone Rangers are the premier 90's cover band in the St. Louis area, playing a wide variety of songs from every genre. From Third Eye Blind to Shania Twain, Backstreet boys to Beastie Boys, Black Crowes to Garth Brooks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Lucky Dan and Naked Mike
"Lucky" Dan Randant & "Naked" Mike Newman play acoustic folk/rock/blues. The duo brings many years of combined musical experience to your club, restaurant, or private party.
Headed by Dillon Wilfong and Ben Vennard, Matching Shoe is an original band from St. Louis. Vennard carries a background of rigorous classical training on upright bass and piano and Wilfong learned to sing and play guitar by studying rock and blues records.
ODDSLANE is a uniquely blended mix of driving rock & roll riffs and solid grooves with an overall pop sensibility.They create music that fuses diverse influences from a wide range of styles, but maintains the integrity of what has become their own original sound.
Ptah Williams is St. Louis' most revered pianist. He has won the RFT award for best pianist many times. He has performed with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, James Moody, and many other household names of jazz.
Red Rocks Duo
Red Rocks Duo is the music of Rocky Pirrello and Keith Reding that uses professional recorded backing tracks of drums and bass to create a full sound. They play multiple instruments for a sound of a full band!
Performing at countless live venues including concert, college and festival shows Scott has achieved a level of perfectionism that can only be obtained through experience. His job description as utility person, which included electric and acoustic guitar, vocalist, keyboard programming and live playing helped round out his ability to create and achieve excellence in his music.
The Usual Suspects formed in 1998 as a jazz trio and have transformed into a broad spectrum jazz group. The group has been known to perform in the traditional trio format playing jazz and pop standards all around the Midwest area.
Well Hungarians are one of the nation’s hottest acts delivering a "high octane" sound. With over 200 unforgettable dynamic live performances a year! Having performed for well over 2,500,000 fans since 1993! The Legendary Well Hungarians, originating from the St. Louis/Southern Illinois area, have performed in concert with many music greats.The band has charted four consecutive singles from their popular CD's, "Sorry 'bout the Mess" & "Diamonds and Love" the songs have received airplay in the U.S. and ten other countries worldwide. Performances include great original music as well as country, rock, and classic cover songs ranging from the Charlie Daniels Band and Zak Brown Band to Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Classic stage variety-man Alan Ox has the smooth sound of Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter. His is a singer as well as a pianist, and has the trifecta with the easygoing comedy element he brings to all of his shows.
Arvell & Company
Arvell is a singer, percussionist, recording artist and above all else, a consummate entertainer. He has been involved in the music industry for over 30+ years and has had the privilege of working with many talented artists enabling him to fine-tune his craft of musical entertainment to the highest caliber. He has opened for B.B. King, Fabian, Gladys Knight, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kool & the Gang and the O.J.’s just to name a few.
Big Rigs, The
The Big Rigs (TBR) are an acoustic duo or trio or a full 6-piece band featuring a fabulous female fiddler. The Big Rigs (TBR) are an alternative country band that also specialize in a variety of styles including rock, R&B, bluegrass, country and hip-hop. TBR have played a wide variety of venues and events in St. Louis and are suited for functions of all types. TBR deliver a fun, powerful sound and their selection of hits from the 60s to today will keep the audience up and moving the entire show.
If a versatile, well-rounded, compact group is what you seek, The Big Rigs are the band for the job!
Do ya wanna dance? Do ya wanna get your boogie on? There’s only one way to do it, and that’s with Boogie Chyld. Six of the best musicians, with years of experience, will entertain you like no other. They have style, they have class, but most important, they’ll make you get up and shake your thang. They have played at local venues such as Venice Cafe, Harry’s Opus Room, Mount Pleasant Winery and the list goes on and on. What makes Boogie Chyld the best in live entertainment is their blend of funk, dance, soul, rock and jazz and their unique way of getting the crowd to lose themselves in the music. Boogie Chyld will simply funk it up and make you come back for more.
Curt ‘Gaptoof’ Landes is a musician, bandleader, pianist and recording artist. Born in New Orleans, raised in Louisiana & Arkansas, by his teenage years Gaptoof was calling St. Louis, Missouri his home.
Dean Christopher - Rat Pack & More
With over 30 plus years experience as an actor, singer, comedian, impressionist, a member of Actor’s Equity, AFTRA, and Screen Actors Guild, Dean Christopher’s stage, film, and television resume is extensive. Dean has opened several times for Don Rickles, and for Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Hollywood 5 is a five piece, high energy rock/dance St. Louis Party Band. For over a decade, Hollywood 5 has helped set the standard for professional bands in the St Louis area with a song list that spans many genres of music including new rock, classic rock, disco, funk, blues and R&B.
After a successful release of his EP “A Place to Cross” in April of 2015, Jackson set out on a local campaign to get his music to as many ears in Saint Louis as possible. This resulted in two television and two radio appearances, in addition to 88 live shows between the release of the EP in April, and the end of 2015. As songs continued to pour out, Jackson and his band were quickly band in the studio to begin their first full length album, “About Life”.
Jeff Nations is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri USA with over 21 years of experience in the music industry as a drummer, guitarist, vocalist, bassist and keyboardist.
Louis Michael Trio
The Louis Michael Trio features music from the 70's with a jazz influence. Though jazz is his forte, the trio also plays classic American pop songs and contemporary pop hits. Their smooth sound will put any audience in a fun , relaxed mood, no matter the occasion!
Meramec Valley Misfits
The Meramec Valley Misfits interpret tunes from a wide range of genres and twist 'em up in their unique misfit-style using acoustic, electric & bass guitars, banjo, ukulele and more. The MV Misfits also perform original music stirred in the mix for a truly unique experience.
Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign
Mitzi was born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Cape Breton is known the world-over for it’s great Scottish fiddlers, and musicians of Celtic based music.
Pure Nectar plays a wide variety of music! They have great musicians who can pull off any genre of music, with very tight performances. They are great entertainment for your corporate event, lounge, festival or party!
Rick has been playing guitar for forty years and has studied with many of the Masters of Jazz Guitar. Among these are, Johnny Smith, Howard Roberts, Pat Martino, and most recently Bucky Pizzarelli (7-string).
From a Pope to a Prince, Landolfi Quartet has truly played for the best! Landolfi is the most sought after ensemble in the St. Louis area, for weddings, parties, and even visiting dignitaries. Whatever the need, Landolfi has the experience and versatility to make any occasion memorable.
Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing
Tommy Halloran, one of the hardest working musicians in St. Louis, has put together a new quartet dubbed Guerrilla Swing, consisting of Mark Wallace on upright bass, Kristian Baarsvik on saxophones, Kyle Honeycutt on drums, and Halloran on guitar and vocals. Guerrilla Swing pays homage to the great tradition that is jazz with their vintage swing sound, while simultaneously creating music that is relevant to our modern times. As a longtime host of open-mic nights, Halloran’s around musicians both in the heart of their career and at the beginning. From each night’s varied experience, he’s developed upon the sound that’s been in his head since childhood. While some musicians have ridden the varying waves of swing’s popularity, Halloran’s always been true to the genre. His parents played classic jazz and blues around the house, and he’s now well into two decades of public performance of that music. The key is that he’s doing so by employing only the songs that he loves, playing chestnut-heavy sets sprinkled with a number of originals. Halloran likes his sets played straight, without artifice, but with the natty attire that you might expect. Seldom will you see this cat around town without a collared shirt, hat, and blazer. He’s a sharp player, a sharp dresser—and all the way authentic.
Vince Martin, one of the finest world-traveled Vocalist/Guitarist and Entertainers in the business. St. Louis' best-kept secret has the vocal characteristics of George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Presley and the instrumental prowess of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Albert King.
Combining danceable drums, funky bass lines, soulful keys and pop vocal delivery with lyrical insights ranging from overcoming life's struggles to falling in love on the dancefloor, The Belief Cycle's music aims to leave you feeling good.
Billy Peek is one of St. Louis's greatest treasures, but his talent is truly a national music legend. He is more than an accomplished guitarist who has played with the best of them. He is an artist who gives a hard-driving combination of rock n' roll and rhythm n' blues. He is an elite member of Blues Royalty, and one of the finest rock and blues guitarists in the country.
Charles Glenn Group
Charles Glenn is an entertainer who draws upon his vast wealth of knowledge and training to create unforgettable musical experiences for his audiences. The son of an accomplished opera singer, Charles received early training in voice and percussion. Charles has utilized both his strong vocal and percussion talents as the opening act for such national groups as Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News, and the Allman Brothers. Charles has also performed and worked with Andre Crouch and Stellar Award winner Calvin Bridges, and was selected to perform a series of limited engagements with Grammy Award-winning group “The Fifth Dimension”.
Dan Smith received a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and has done post-graduate work at Indiana University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has studied with Robert Souza, Gary Smith and Allan Dean.
Dawn can take you from show tunes, jazz standards, pop, and top forty with the ease of a pro. Her wide vocal range and variety have made her one of the most versatile female singers in the St. Louis area.
Griffin & the Gargoyles
Griffin and the Gargoyles is one of St. Louis's best high-energy party and dance bands. Musicianship and style is the reason Griffin and the Gargoyles has played to packed houses for many years, and their extensive playlist and freshness keeps the crowds coming back for more.
Hudson and the HooDoo Cats
Hudson and the HooDoo Cats focus on swingin' shufflin' blues, 50's rock and roll and rockabilly, and medium tempo dance music (West Coast, Lindy Hop, and Imperial and more), as well as many original songs penned by founder and songwriter, Hudson Harkins.
James Whalen & The Wreck
James Whalen & The Wreck is a St. Louis-based band that plays hits across genres of rock, pop, hip hop, country, and regge. Fun, high energy, pack the dance floor, always a great time.
St. Louis native Johnny Henry is an up-and-coming country star who has worked with some of today's country greats. He's a big name guy with a hometown voice. Johnny's local roots and soothing voice make for a show where country fans will be immediately satisfied.
Channeling and reinventing the tradition of great piano rock of Billy Joel and Elton John, with the subject matter and passion of Dawes, Mountain Goats, Rufus Wainwright, and The Hold Steady, Lucas Jack is a singer-songwriter-pianist telling finely-hewn stories of the modern American experience with his powerful tenor voice and inspired musicianship.
Michael Lacey Band
One hundred years of musical history are in the Michael Lacey Band’s repertoire. Their music ranges from the turn of the century Tin-Pan-Ally, Dixieland of the 20's, the Big Swing Band Era, the classic standards of the 30's, 40's and 50's. They also cover the old classic Rock & Roll, Motown, as well as country and disco.
Brad and Jimmy are Musicology. These guys are fun, talented and good-looking. They will bring the party vibe to any venue. Musicology sounds like a full band because their background tracks are all recorded instruments, unlike the usual synth tracks duos typically use. This duo is interactive and fun and best of all affordable!
For the best in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Motown, Disco, and much more, come and experience the vocal talents of… the POWERPLAY BAND, as they take you on a musical ride down memory lane.
Ralph Butler Band
The Ralph Butler Ensembles are constantly evolving and improving. Versatile and perfectly seasoned, the Ralph Butler Ensembles inspire a comfortable, interactive atmosphere, filling any concert venue or sunlit sky with robust entertainment where hearts dance
Scott Laytham & Karl "Trickee" Holmes
Scott Laytham’s skills as a musician, arranger, and composer, are well known in the St. Louis area. Besides his live performances, Scott has also produced music for both local and national radio and television ads. Scott has created original soundtracks for many video games, IMAX productions, and planetarium star shows. For the live shows Scott has his hands full. He not only plays keys, guitar, and sings, but also runs the light show and sound system as well. Talk about multi-tasking!
T.J Muller is a British multi-instrumentalist, based out of St. Louis, Mo. specializing in the music of the 1920s. You can find him performing weekly around St. Louis under his own name as well as leading local Jazz bands, The Gaslight Squares and The Arcadia Dance Orchestra.
Take all of your favorite bands from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now…then, have them play your favorite songs, all on one stage, all in one night. This is what the audiences coming to see Trixie Delight have come to love and expect from their favorite St. Louis cover band. Sounds like a huge exaggeration, and biased self opinion made by the band - if you’ve never seen them before – but when you hear for yourself live, the amazing truth… you will become one of the many who show up weekly to feed their addiction.
WaxMuseum bring you acoustic covers of all your favorite songs. Playing everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Tracy Chapman, the band combines sweet vocals with a tight rhythm section that works equally well for cocktails or dancing.