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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 Joe & The Bavarians
Liven up Oktoberfest or bring a touch of German heritage to your next family gathering with Big Joe and the Bavarians. Members Joe Schulte, Mary Ann Schulte, and Randy Holmes are veteran musicians: Joe plays tuba, baritone horn, euphonium, and accordion, Mary Ann plays piano, keyboard, and accordion, and Randy plays trumpet, fluegelhorn, herald trumpet, and piccolo trumpet. Plus, they come clad in traditional German outfits, lederhosen and all.
Griffin & the Gargoyles
Griffin and the Gargoyles is a high-energy party and dance band recently selected as best cover band by the St. Louis Riverfront Times. With their musicianship and style, this mainstay group has played to packed houses for many years — and their extensive playlist keeps the crowds coming back for more.
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!
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.
The impressive strumming, drumming, and all-around soothing vibe of Acoustik Element will transport guests to a place where cobblestoned streets and warm sunshine rule the day. Acoustik Element is best known for adding a Latin twist to songs by Santana, The Eagles, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and more while also staying true to Latin standards such as “Besame Mucho,” “Sway,” and “Malaguena.”
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.
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.
Meramec Valley Misfits
The Meramec Valley Misfits interpret a wide range of genres: classic country, rock, pop, Americana, and folk. They twist them up in their signature misfit style using acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, banjo, mandolin, and more. The group also perform original music to boot for a truly unique experience.
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.
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.
Alex is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, band leader, and DJ. He began writing songs at the age of 14 and has created a dynamic songbook that includes over 200 original compositions. His ever-growing songbook features music spanning every genre and incorporating a dynamic range of popular artists such as Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Etta James, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, and Frank Sinatra.
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 performed in the area with a song list that spans current pop, rock, classic rock, disco, new country, and R&B. Their stage presence and quality musicianship has earned them a reputation as ago-to wedding and party band in town
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”.
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.
madBeats is a live music duo from St. Louis featuring the talents Dave Farver and Bob Cervera, both of local veteran musicians. Bob Cervera most recently sang and played keyboards for Griffin and the Gargoyles, while Dave Farver sings and plays saxophone in local groups like SUPERJAM and Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero.
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.
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.