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Melissa Somma Private Event: Leewood Golf Club

Welcome to your personalized event entertainment page.  According to the date and time of the event and your specifications, here are some of your choices that we have lined-up and placed on HOLD for the event.  These were selected for you specifically from our entertainment and production experts.  The selections were made based on factors including: availability, location, budget, genre, special requests.  We would like to try and have a decision within the next 10 days because these artists are already booking events for the Spring of 2016.  Once you have decided, please contact me and we will follow through with the booking and the billing.  One important note:  I contacted the venue to see if they have their own sound system, which they do not.  So all these pricing include the rental of the sound systems when needed.

Brandon Shane Reeves

Price:  $1600 (all-in)

Award-winning Brandon Shane Reeves, a 28 year old singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Ga, has been playing music for over half of his life. Brandon began playing guitar and singing in church at 14 years old. After a few years of playing in church and local coffee shops in his hometown of Augusta Ga. Brandon decided to branch out. Brandon has spent the last 10 years playing music in churches, restaurants, and bars around the Southeast. Along the way, Brandon has also played plenty of weddings, rehearsal dinners, private parties, and corporate events. 

A uniquely southern voice and sound.  Brandon has established himself as a great country artist and your guests will come away from the event raving about the entertainment.

One recent review:  Brandon was so awesome for our wedding rehearsal dinner!! Through the entire process, from booking, communications before the event, the music he played through the event and his ability to improvise and work with us during the event, Brandon was top notch! I would highly recommend him - in fact, I want to have another more relaxed party and have him back so that I can actually focus more on him and not the guests! He even want above and beyond and learned a few special songs just for us to play on our night. I can't say enough good things about him. You will not be let down!

Another recent review:  Brandon's talent far exceeded our expectations and those of our guests at our sons rehearsal dinner! He was absolutely wonderful! He arrived early and was very professional but more than that he was a really nice guy that wanted our evening to be as special as we wanted it to be. We had numerous guests ask how we found him and to tell us how incredible his voice was the next day at the wedding. My advice to anyone reading this post is to not hesitate and look at numerous other artists like we did... Just hire him and sit back and enjoy your evening!! We will definitely call him again!!

With an extensive and diverse set list, Brandon is prepared to entertain at your event! Brandon enjoys playing all genres of music. His set list covers everything from Country to Pop to Top 40 and lots more. Some of Brandon's biggest musical influences are Edwin Mccain, Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews, and Ray LaMontagne. 

Catherine Porter

w/ Shotgun Wedding

Price:  $2300 (All-in)

For your event, since you do not need the full band, Catherine will be accompanied by just two other musicians.  It will be piano and guitar.  This will provide a great acoustic feel and sound that will entertain your party without being overpowering.  Catherine is a Broadway veteran that turned to country, her first love.  On keyboard will be Wade Preston, who plays with Billy Joel and was hand picked by Billy to play keyboard on Broadway's Motown and Movin' Out.  

Shotgun Wedding is a Brooklyn-based band blazing their own trail with a new music genre, "City-Country".  Their songs and music reflect life in NYC - steeped in Bakersfield country, rock-n-roll, with a dash of swing.  Trade your front porch for a fire escape, your trusty steed for the 7 train, Ol' Yeller for a yellow cab and well...you get the picture.  Raw, honest and from the heart, Shotgun Wedding takes a unique approach to a time-honored genre:  re-imagining songs by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, George Jones and Ernest Tubb…while also firing off original songs that are at once down-home and downtown, including tunes about bartenders, broken hearts – even a Brooklyn Rag.

The band features veteran musicians and vocalists who – to this day – still tour with Billy Joel. Members of the band include: Chuck Burgi (Billy Joel, Enrique Iglesias, Hall & Oates), Andy Cichon (Billy Joel, Shania Twain), Dennis Del Gaudio (Billy Joel, Movin’ Out Band), Wade Preston (Billy Joel, Movin’ Out), and Catherine Porter (Brian May Band, Sunset Boulevard, Broadway’s Next to Normal). Shotgun Wedding infuses Dennis’ guitar pickin’, Wade’s boogie/stride piano, Catherine’s gorgeous voice with the solid backbone of Andy on bass and Chuck on drums. Dennis, Catherine and Wade all share lead vocal duties then blend together with Andy to create beautiful vocal harmonies.

 

Owen Poteat

Price:  $1700 (all-in)

Born in a small town in NC and has been making music most of his life. He's one guy stomping on real drums with his feet while wailing out vocals, playing on an old beat up Gibson acoustic that's pushing out syncopated rhythm, lead and bass lines all while blowing out some of the hottest harmonica you've heard... All 100% live,real, rocking and in your face music from a guy who loves playing for you as much as you'll love listening.

Owen's had 3 appearances in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis including at Top 12 finish in the 2012, Charlotte's CMA 2012 Nominations for "Best Americana Artist", CMA's 2012 Producer's Choice Award, and Gigmasters.com's Best One Man Band in the US 8 Times! He's continued to be amazed at all the folks who want him to be part of their private parties, festivals and wedding event. He's also humbled by the rave reviews.

Owen's song list includes covers from all your favorite country and rock artists for the last 30+ years.  His set list will have everyone singing along in their head to the songs that everyone that loves country sings.

From Owen:  The past few years have been especially fun and challenging for me. My style has grown/matured and I've added busking, or street performing, to my regular shows. Doing so has added a lot of new locations for me to put my music "out there". Many of you are here because you've seen me perform live at either Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach, Fl, The Saturday Morning Market in St Petersburg, Fl or the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, SC. Many folks who have seen me perform at one or more of these locations have become very good friends and many of you picked up CD's at the shows. If you missed out on getting the new CDs you can pick them up here. As you can imagine, playing every single day in front of appreciative crowds has made me much better, both as a musician and a person. I've come to appreciate the friends I have made along the way and I enjoy sharing my music with so many folks. The stories of the friends, fans and family I've made along the way are easy to keep up with on my home page and my Facebook page. I used to appreciate every show, but now I've come to realize I've begun appreciating every song in each show, trying to take that song to places I've never taken it before.

 

Dave Carpenter

Price:  $1500 (Flat Rate)

The show moves the crowd with the alternative/folk sound of the incredibly talented singer/songwriter Dave Carpenter.  Dave is a native of Ohio and is a staple of the MIdwest music scene.  Dave and the band have been playing in everything from small to large venues all across the Midwest, having opened for such greats as Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett (at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). 

His latest release "The Jaegler" has earned high praises by both the media and fans. In 2010 fans voted him runner up to Crystal Bowersox in the Singer/Songwriter category of The Toledo City Papers annual "Best of Toledo" edition. Dave has opened for such varied acts as Wilco,Tonic, Green River Ordinance, Rusted Root, George Clinton and Skid Row. His four piece band The Jaeglers is a high energy party band with such chemistry and rhythmic nature patrons are sure to have a good time.

Dave's musical style has been compared to the likes of Darius Rucker, Eddie Vetter and Dylan.  Their set not only includes tracks from their self-titled CD, but uniquely distinctive covers of everyone's favorite hits throughout Rock and Roll and country history.  If you want a unique voice and musician for your event that can cover all your favorites and really move you with some original music, Dave is your best bet.