Category Archives: Bands

Russian International Band

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The Russian International Band delivers when it comes to an event of guests composed of many cultural backgrounds. Their expertise in bringing groups of various backgrounds into one resounding successful party is unsurpassed. They have performed for clients throughout the world, including the daughter of the former Russian president, Boris Yeltsin. Let them entertain your guests with cultural music including:

• Russian
• Italian
• French
• Spanish
• Arabic
• Armenian
• Israeli
• Persian

To best introduce our Russian International Band, please enjoy the following excerpt from a piece written about them.

“…Recently, I was invited to an elaborate wedding in a hotel in Century City, where the groom was Israeli whose parents were originally from Jewish-Persian heritage. The bride’s side was from South America-Peru and not Jewish. This was the most unique and exciting wedding I have ever experienced!

Starting with the fact that the Master of Ceremonies, who was also the bandleader, singer, musician and D.J., conducted the evening in all four languages of the attending guests, the performance and the delivery of all the cultures were done by one band with resounding authenticity. Whereas in other cross-cultural weddings I have attended in the past, typically the Persian band would play and the Persian guests would dance and for example, when the Mariachi band got on the stage, the Latinos would get up to dance and the Persian guests would sit down. But for this occasion that was certainly not the case: From the introduction of the Bridal Couple (announced in four languages) all the way to the end of the night, which went on way after 1:00 in the morning on Sunday (!), the entire room was up and dancing non-stop. When the band took a break the bandleader would take over as a DJ/Performer. The energy in the room was not less than at a vivacious concert. You truly could enjoy how people not only had tolerance for each other’s cultures but also purely enjoyed themselves. Actually, in a couple of incidents, the guests really got upset when the caterer asked the band to break for food and the guests refused to leave the dance floor. Besides that, the event that started at 6:00 P.M. was seamless and very cohesive. I particularly enjoyed seeing how all ages were participating whether it was a cultural song or an American Top 40 dance. In this kind of wedding, it seems as though the secret is: BALANCE.”

“…The Band has been invited not only locally or nationally but has performed in many countries worldwide. Their extensive travel dates include many well-known celebrities such as Larry King, Jane Seymour, and Sherry Lansing but also world figures such as, the daughter of the former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin.”

“…with such a bubbly melting pot of cultures, you need to make sure it is… a delightful experience for all the guests regardless of their background, heritage, age, or interfaith attendees.

A couple can begin their lives together with a magical night to remember — a unique and joyous experience for all.”

 

 

 

 


International Band

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Are you having an event with guests from Russian, Latin, Persian, Israeli, as well as American descent? The International Band is the answer for your entertainment success.  The band can be customized to fit your event size and cultural needs. Check out the videos and song lists. 

Fifth Avenue International Band Song List

Russian Song List

 

 

 

 


Frank Sinatra Tribute #2

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This Sinatra double has performed his Frank Sinatra tribute show with many symphony orchestras, as well as a solo artist with full arrangement backing tracks.  It’s easy to see why he is one of America’s most requested Frank Sinatra impersonators.

As a younger Frank Sinatra look alike and a natural Sinatra sound alike, his celebrity tribute show spans the musical career of “The Chairman of the board” from the Big Band days through the Rat Pack nights and beyond.  Between the songs, he peppers his show with jokes about Las Vegas and his buddies in the Rat Pack show, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.  Musically, the evening builds to a climatic rendition of “My way” followed by a rousing version of “New York, New York” with the audience sometimes forming a spontaneous “kick-line”.

Treat your guests to a show like no other, with the Frank Sinatra tribute.

Rat Pack show

Have Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Marilyn Monroe join Frank Sinatra in this exciting show, filled with song and banter just like the original Rat Pack.

Testimonals…

Without exception, you exceeded my expectations on every single job. My clients raved about your singing ability, your looks, your professional attitude and your willingness to go the extra mile. It is not often that I have the good fortune to work with an entertainer who has all the elements put together.   ~ Linda

Proven to be a first class entertainer that has performed Sinatra musical material with class and respect for this ultimate entertainment icon. He has a great sense of on stage humor and definitely has been a resounding success with all the many clients I have engaged him for. ~ Brian

The attendees at our fundraiser loved him and his selection of Frank Sinatra tunes. He is not merely a singer of songs, he is, while on stage, Sinatra himself. He looks like him, walks like him, talks like him and sings like him. ~ Francis

His performance was outstanding and received five-star reviews. He is very easy to work with, has an outstanding voice and his appearance to the “Chairman of the board” as Frank Sinatra was truly remarkable. ~ John

Your song selection, vocalization, comments between numbers and overall demeanor was such that we were transported back to a musical era we all remember fondly. Spending the evening with Frank was a blast! ~ J. Brian

For a brief hour, you had us utterly entertained by Frank Sinatra in his own home at Rancho Mirage. ~ The Frank Sinatra Estate

 



Jerry Bell (from the Dazz Band)

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Jerry Bell is a stylist in all facets of life, whether it’s singing, martial arts, or acting. His passion for music emanates from early vocal training while growing up in Philadelphia in a musical family which has produced gold and platinum albums for two decades. One of his brothers is Archie Bell of Archie Bell & The Drells, which has the hits; “Tighten Up,” “Showdown,” “I Can’t Stop Dancing,” “Let’s Groove,” and many more. Also starting with his own group while still in high school, known as The Delusions. Jerry’s vocal skills came from his mother, who was a church singer,  Jerry also had a band out of Miami Florida named the Miami Ocean Liners, who later became KC & The Sunshine Band. As life would have it, he would go back to Philadelphia and join forces with his best friends McFadden & Whitehead who were the top writers for Philadelphia International Records, recording such hits as “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” “Bad Luck,” “Back Stabbers,” “Cowboys to Girls,” “For The Love Of Money,” and many more.

Jerry would later move to California were he would become friends with Marvin Gaye and learned many vocal and stage techniques as well as singing background vocals for Marvin Gaye. Later he would team up with more of his friends such as James BakerAustin Lander and Tony Churchill and began to sing lead and backup vocals for New Birth. After leaving The New Birth in 1979, he then would join up again with other friends, Philip BaileyRalph JohnsonMarlon McClain and become one of the lead vocalist for Motown recording artist Dazz Band. He has also recorded as a solo artist in 1980 on MCA Records, releasing his solo LP “Winter Love Affair”.

Prior to signing with Motown, The Dazz Band was formerly known as Kinsman Dazz and includes the merging of Bell. In 1981, Jerry Bell was invited into the group as one of the vocalists by Ralph Johnson of Earth Wind & Fire. Jerry had a solo LP on MCA at that time, called “Winter Love Affair,” but joined the group as well. 

Two-time Grammy award- winning artist Jerry Bell will entertain your guests with his commanding stage presence, charisma, and voice.  Call us to reserve Jerry Bell for your special event.

 

 

 

 

The Show

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The Show is exactly what the name implies – an incredible show for you and your guests.  With a repertoire which includes soul, R&B, classic rock, current hits and your special requests, The Show delivers it all.  Band size can vary and include a full horn section with saxophone, trumpet and trombone.  Give us a call to get their availability for your date.

 

 

 

 

Frank Sinatra / Rat Pack Tribute #1

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Whether performing his one-man Frank Sinatra tribute show or the show-stopping “Rat Pack Revue,” along with his very own Sinatra Orchestra, this is the premier impersonator and tribute performer to the one and only “ol’ Blue-Eyes” Frank Sinatra. With sold-out performances in the US and Canada, “Frank” embodies the look, sound, and charisma of the original “Chairman” himself. No stage is too big or too small for this show!

It doesn’t take long for audiences to catch his energy and magnetism as he takes them along on a remarkable re-creation and tribute to the late, great Frank Sinatra! As a veteran of both stage and screen, experience the authentic vibe of the Rat Pack era, either at the single tribute show or full-blown Rat Pack Show known as the “Rat Pack Revue” with the Sinatra Orchestra!  The “Rat Pack Revue” is the original and longest-running tribute show there is with sold-out performances in the U.S. and Canada!

We invite you to contact us today for availability and booking!