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Grand Entrance Ideas

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Add the excitement of our drum Grand Entrance options to your special event.  Imagine a chorus of drummers to get your party off to a great start.  We have anywhere from 2 – 20 drummers for all size parties.  Choose from different styles including  Middle Eastern and African.  Add a shofar or some dancers to the mix for some real flare.  Or how about surprising your guests with our Gospel Singers when they suddenly appear and make their way down the aisle.

Give us a call to discuss your ideas.  We’ll be glad to help put together your vision into the reality of a lifetime.



“George and Mary – I have to tell you that the 8 drummers leading us in our Grand Entrance gave us chills as we entered the ballroom.  Our guests are still talking about it.  Thank you Fifth Avenue.  We love you! ~ Carol

Fifth Avenue Eagles – Tribute Band

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If you love The Eagles, then welcome to the Fifth Avenue Eagles Tribute Band – you’ve just found the next-best thing.

Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy, every Fifth Avenue Eagles performance delivers a reverence for the beloved, Eagles recordings blended with Fifth Avenue Eagles own live-concert personality.

Call us to schedule the Fifth Avenue Eagles at your upcoming event.


Neil Diamond Tribute Band

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“Excellent show. You have a beautiful voice and you sound so much like my son. You even look like him!”
—Rose Diamond (Neil’s mom, 98 years young!) 

“It blows us away how much you sound like Neil. Amazing”
                                           — two guys from Neil Diamond’s horn section @ JAX Bar & Grill in Glendale

“OMG! You were FANTASTIC! It was like the real Neil Diamond sang at our wedding! Everyone LOVED it!”
                                                                                               –Dave & Anne-Marie, Los Angeles wedding      

“Your Neil Diamond tribute is the best I’ve ever seen. I LOVE the show”    
                              –Andy Singer, frontman for BLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS, Depeche Mode Tribute Band 

“I’ve been booking top-tier entertainers for over 40 years at my various nightclubs, some of the biggest names in the business.  This is the BEST I’ve ever seen! Incredible talent!”
                                                      –Tom Monteleone, owner of Barone’s, Monteleone’s West and others

For many, the songs of Neil Diamond are like the soundtrack of their lives, and NO ONE sings Neil better! No one!
He has the same rich, deep tone that captures the dramatic phrasing in the smoother, introspective passages, the authoritative bark and grit in the more passionate, rocking stages, and he interprets and delivers the lyrics with the same drive and the same yearning…the “feel of Neil”!  

He plays the same type and style of acoustic guitar that identifies each of Neil’s songs so well. AND He looks great in a sequined shirt or jacket! He has a look more reminiscent of Neil Diamond in the late 60’s-early 70’s with the slightly darker, fuller hair style. And he sounds more like the original recordings that we all remember so well from radio and recordings, but he adds a few flourishes and vocal nuances from Neil’s live shows. And the band plays all the key riffs and has all the full dynamics and energy of a much larger band!  
He gets everyone singing along, clapping, laughing, dancing and having fun! It’s a fun trip down “memory road”!
A partial song list includes:
Solitary Man
Holly Holy
Sweet Caroline
I Am I Said
Cherry Cherry
Play Me
Kentucky Woman
Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
September Morn
Love On The Rocks
Hello Again Hello
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
I’m A Believer
You Got To Me
Thank The Lord For The Night Time
Song Sung Blue
Cracklin Rose
Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
…and more!



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Get ready to rock your party with the band Eclipse.  Featuring the talents of 3 lead vocalists, Eclipse  can perform everything from  current hits all the way back to the classic rock era and beyond.  You’ll  even hear those favorites that you haven’t heard in a while.

Eclipse can add horns and percussionists too.  It’s up to you!  Check out their live video here.

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Power Trio

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Hear some of the great rock classics from the 60’s through the 90’s with the Power Trio.  This group features 3 powerful instrumentalists who all sing.  Their repertoire includes ballads and dance classics from the rock era.

Add a saxophone, female vocalist, or a horn section to take this already great group over the top!

With an incredible repertoire, this group will deliver an astounding performance for you and your guests.  Check out their live video here.



Fire Dancer

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Fire Dancing and Fire Entertainment

If you are looking to add a little heat to your event, you may wish to consider a fire performance. Currently, we offer three types of fire performances – belly dancing with candelabra, candles and fire sword.

Candelabrum / Candelabra: Sometimes referred to as a, “candle tree,” a candelabra is an ornate candlestick holder with multiple appendages. The candelabra (or candelabrum) used is specially created for use in performances, having an attached that fits snugly on the performer’s head. The performer then balances the candelabra on her/his head.

Candles: Performances with candles are also available, in which the dancer may dance with and balance multiple, individual candles thoughout the performance.

Fire Sword: For an extra touch of danger and mystique, the fire sword is a popular choice for some events. The tip of the sword is lit, and the sword is balanced on the dancer’s head, or other parts of the body. The fire sword is only recommended for certain events and can only be performed under certain conditions. The fire sword act, for example, cannot be performed outdoors in cases of high winds. Furthermore, some venues do not allow for fire performances.

For a truly “hot” performance, fire dancing is a guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. However, it is imperative to make sure that adding a fire act to your event is feasible beforehand. Check with your event’s venue, if indoors, or check for weather conditions if outdoors. Also, it is highly recommended that an indoor venue is as large as possible to accomodate a fire performance, and that there is at least a 7 yard distance between the fire entertainer and the audience.