here are some Great Solo & Duo performers to choose from!
Leisure McCorkle has been compared to seminal artists like: Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker, Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds, Weezer, The Cars, Marvelous 3, The Pixes, Teenage Fanclub, Billy Joel and others . He also has appeared in magazines such as: Billboard, Magnet, The Big Takover, Jersey Beat, BOB, Amplifier and daily and weekly papers across the world such as NY Times, LA Entertainment Weekly, Irish Times, Creative Loafing, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Denver Westwood, Detroit Metro etc. Leisure has also had several songs on MTV's "Real World" and "Road Rules."
Lee has played on average 200-250 dates a year and toured with the likes of: Cowboy Mouth, Ben Folds, Elliot Smith, Frank Black (The Pixies), and Glen Tillbrook (of Squeeze) to name a few.
He puts 100% of his heart and soul into every performance and everyone leaves having had a memorable experience that will have them craving more! Be sure and check out his Duo on this page "Shorty & Leisure".
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Lisa De Novo performs uplifting Alternative Folk and Pop that’ll get you singing along! Her positive energy and contagious smile will leave you feeling the good vibes all night! Her latest Album “The Big Bang” launched May 2018 and October 2016, she released an EP the Stars Align - available on iTunes and Spotify. Her collaborations with SMK have reached over 300,000 hits on youtube. “Music is the best kind of therapy. It allows you to get things off your chest while connecting with others on a very deep level.”
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Matt has rapidly become one of the best male vocalist in the Charlotte NC metro area. Matt has stepped into the spotlight in what is an already great music scene. His music resonates his small town familiarity with a burst of big city culture, to create a genre of music that is all his own.
His influences range from soul to classic rock, pop, blues and anything else that inspires. His live shows are incomparable, and his smooth and bewitching voice entrances its listeners within seconds. Being a songwriter himself, Matt has a unique ability to bring to life the experiences expressed in popular songs in addition to writing amazing original material. Whether the main stage with his full band or an acoustic show in a smaller setting, seeing him sing only once will make you a lifetime fan for sure.
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From the Mid West Heartland to the original music boom of Orlando, FL and now to the Queen City of Charlotte, NC, Randy Paul has been entertaining fans for more than 15 years.
From his smooth voice to his guitar chops, he will hold you captive and bring you into his world of rock, pop and heartfelt soul. Likened to a story telling singer/songwriter with a powerful soulful voice, Randy has shared the stage with Journey, Nickel Back, Lifehouse, Smashmouth, Local H, Interpol, 3rd Eye Blind, Lee Brice, and Jay Z, just to name a few.
His ability to blend into any environment, close his eyes and give you his all, night after night, has gained Randy some diehard fans. Come out and see why! He performs Solo, as well as Duo & with his full band Randy Paul & the Revelry.
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Scoot has been one of the most sought after musicians in the Charlotte area for nearly 2 decades! One full listen to Lake Montonia Road , Scoot's latest release, and you realize pretty quickly that Scoot can do it all. He can write a mean folk song ("Grandpa's Shoes"), and can even play the blues ("Word on the Street"). He knows when to funk it up ("Fatback"), and you better believe this blue-eyed soulster knows when to serve up some of that Southern soul ("Lake Montonia Road") and gospel ("Laughin' at the Devil") from deep within.
Scoot was raised on a steady diet of old 45's and vinyl records, in addition to the church music his "Mama" would play around the house. No matter what the music was he heard growing up, it seems to have soaked in.
There is no question that Scoot Pittman is a very talented guy. He has the ability to create the kind of music that forces you to either exercise your body and/or your mind. As you can see below, he can perform almost ANY types of cover material, so the versatility is there for him to create whatever kind of vibe your event calls for.
Scoot can Perform Solo, Duo and has a full band "the Get Go" for all types of engagements.
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As a singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer and engineer, he has entertained at county fairs, music festivals, charity events, bars and other venues throughout the Southeast. Recently he competed and was named a 2016 Pepsi Southern Original Semifinalist, from a pool of over 6,500 artists. Born in the mountains of North Carolina, raised in the swamps of Florida, blessed by Memphis blues, and refined in Nashville, TN, the high-energy music of the Steven Metz Band has found inspiration from a variety of sources. His visceral writing style presents listeners with powerful lyrics and memorable melodies. The result is songs that can be gritty and soulful, edgy and energetic, or introspective and emotional. For solo gigs, he has an impressive list of covers. Top 40 country artists like Eric Church and Chris Stapleton blend seamlessly with pop phenoms such as Ed Sheeran and John Mayer. The addition of classic rock standards from Def Leppard, John Mellencamp, and Lynyrd Skynyrd tie everything together, and provide audiences with a memorable, dynamic, and wildly entertaining show.
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North Carolina native Trip Rogers has been entertaining audiences on the east coast of the US for most of his life. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer by trade and passion, Trip seamlessly moves among many musical genres with his trademark high energy, skill, and humor.
The soundtrack of his life began when Ronnie Van Zant said, “Turn it up!” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s southern rock and Eric Clapton’s guitar-driven blues laid the foundation for Trip’s signature guitar style. Rock and blues favorites, along with the story-laden songs of Scotland, Ireland, and Appalachia, are brought to life by Trip’s dynamic stage presence.
From supporting international artists to engaging school children, Trip is at home on any stage. Over the years, he has shared the stage with artists such as Leon Russell, Molly Hatchett, Billy Joe Shaver, Hal Ketchum, and Fred Eaglesmith, and has performed in concert halls and at fairs and festivals all along the east coast.
Whether performing as a solo artist or with one of his many projects, Trip delivers the right show for the right audience.
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West Bolz is a very talented musical artist in Charlotte, NC. He plays a wide selection of hits, from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, thru present, both instrumentally and vocally. He can also add a touch of the tropics with his Brazilian finger-style guitar, with Latin classics and a dash of gypsy rumba a la "Gypsy Kings".
West can also provide smooth background music, lead the party, or provide a variety of combos and bands. Solo acoustic, Duo with Latin percussion, or a rocking power trio. Whatever the event calls for, West can accommodate your needs!
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More than 30 years of musical evolution incorporating an eclectic blend of influences have produced the precision and warmth that his guitar style now exudes. Perhaps the editors of “Charlotte’s Best” magazine summed it up most eloquently when they voted him “Best Local Acoustic” musician in July, 1994… “Tom Billotto plays brilliant guitar… [he] caresses many a song with sweet notes…” Tom’s sound is often described as “classy”…”tasteful”, and certainly his extensive musical training and influences are at the heart of these descriptions. His adept finger-style guitar technique (melody, rhythm and bass simultaneously) took flight during formal music studies in college, culminating in a degree in Classical Guitar. Profoundly influenced by guitar greats Chet Atkins, John Williams, Earl Klugh, Joe Pass, Andres Segovia, Guy Van Duser and Martin Taylor, and many other classical, jazz and finger-style virtuosi, it’s no wonder audiences and fellow performers have described Tom as a “musicians’ musician”. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tom Billotto passionately pursues a full-time music career, averaging 250 performances per year in: restaurants; concerts; festivals; country clubs; private, corporate and fundraising events; radio and TV. In so doing, Tom has polished his craft to bring an extraordinary assortment of music to his shows.
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An accomplished composer and musician, Dan has been performing since the age of 5! A 2010 Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Musical Composition/Arrangement. He can adapt to any type of event, being able to offer an all-instrumental acoustical performance on the guitar or performing on a piano or keyboards.
He is available to perform everything from classical pieces for wedding ceremonies or upscale events, to standard driven cover songs you all love to enjoy that are great for ANY type of event.
Just let us know what you need, and we can have Dan accommodate and cater to those needs.
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Her extensive repertoire includes classical favorites such as: Canon in D, Trumpet Voluntary, and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Kirsten will play elegant classical music for 30 minutes prior to your ceremony, setting the mood for the grand entrance of the bride and her attendants. If there is a unity candle lighting or a sand ceremony, Kirsten will provide romantic accompaniment. Brides may choose pieces such as: Ave Maria, The Water is Wide, or the Lord's Prayer to be played during their ceremony. Finally, Kirsten will play a joyful recessional as the newly weds leave the ceremony space.
Contact us today and add the elegant touch of harp music to your wedding, dinner party, corporate event, or any other special event. Kirsten is available to play in many different styles including classical, jazz, religious, popular, and Celtic.
For an extra special touch, she can add the majestic sound of trumpet, flutist or additional harp to your event.
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Playing Reggae, Calypso, R &B, and Afro-Latin Jazz, World music percussionist Nate Brown is well known as a Steel pan player as well as a Djembe and conga drum artist.
Originally from NYC, Nate has been playing drums most of his life. From playing drums as a youngster with the "Travelers Drum and Bugle Corp" under the direction of his uncle George Brown, to playing steel pan with "The Harlem Maestros Steel Band" under the direction of pan master Kim Loy Wong, Nate has been trained in many styles of percussion, from traditional marching band to African and Caribbean drumming.
When reaching college age Nate went to Binghamton University and joined "The Afro-Caribbean Dance Theater" Under the direction of Dr. Percival Borde and his wife Dr. Pearl Primus, who are well known in the theater and performance world as dancers and anthropologists With Dr Borde Nate traveled to Nigeria in 1977 to study 3rd world music cultures and dance as a language at the university of IFE there. Returning to the states Nate became musical director for "Kuumba " a cultural arts resource center founded by dancers Louis and Veleria Ramos. For over 30 yrs Nate has been a teaching artist, and performer, recording with many well known musicians throughout the industry.
Now living in Charlotte for the past 5 yrs. , Nate has been slowly making a name for himself here as a teaching artist and performer. He has done programs for Blumenthal center for the arts as well as visiting many schools around NC. You may find him playing pan at one of many restaurants, or a festival, or just outside Epicenter on a sunny day. If you listen closely you may recognize a song or two. if yo do, let him know. He loves when that happens.
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For more than 25 years, pianist and arranger, Mark Stallings, has been an intergral part of music history. For many decades he has worked with artists such as Chairmen of the Board, Clark Terry, The Impressions, Archie Bell, The Shakers, The Drifters, Kathy Mattea, and many many more, creating full blown productions that have had chart topping hits for these artists.
He has also done productions for the Carolina Panthers, composing music for team entrances and halftime shows. He has also played concerts with Bonnie Bramlett, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Coasters,The Platters and the Marvalettes to name just a few.
Currently he's a sought after keyboardist and arranger, He continues to provide production for a large variety of regional and national acts. He also plays regularly as a solo pianist for country clubs, weddings, and private affairs.
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Classically trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Steve Shoaf brings class and elegance to wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, reception dinners, and upscale corporate events. Specializing in jazz standards and pop classics, Steve’s arsenal of songs spans multiple decades, and brings back memories for everyone at the event – no matter the age. For ceremonies, Steve can perform classical piano, but more often uses a combination of strings and horns from his keyboard and PA to absolutely fill the room with crystal clear sound. Guests can relax during cocktails and dinner with familiar standards from Sinatra and Duke Ellington, and Steve can add spice to the party with classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Steve Shoaf has been entertaining for more than 20 years throughout the Southeast. He performs as a duo with Sabra Callas. He also occasionally sits in with upscale show bands, including The Fabulous Kays. Steve’s sensitivity to clients’ desires, his trustworthiness, and his ability to appeal to all ages put him in high demand.
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Ziad is a known saxophone instrumentalist in the Charlotte area. He has performed with numerous national acts, live and in the studio, including Soul Legend James Brown, Gospel icon John P. Kee, The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Smooth Jazz Legend Grover Washington Jr. and many more. Ziad founded the band Mo' Money which performed regionally for many years. He released a smooth jazz CD nationally which received airplay across the U.S. as well. Currently he is performing in the corporate market with a Duo (Guitar) & Trio (Guitar & Percussion or Keys). Ziad's versatile brand of instrumental performance can cater to any of your listening desires.
As a Trio, Ziad is performing Smooth Jazz, R&B and Traditional Jazz with keyboards and drums for a full sound that can be geared to an upbeat higher energy performance or a lower volume laid back atmospheric experience. For a more unplugged trio sound the instrumentation is sax, piano and guitar. As a duo, sax and piano can provide a similar unplugged smooth sound. All of the above configurations can substitute a vocalist for drums or guitar if vocals are what you envision for your event. Lastly, Ziad can perform as a Solo artist along with recorded tracks.
Ziad also performs as a duo consisting of acoustic guitar/vocal and saxophone with acoustic artist Rayen Belchere. Together they perform acoustic versions of a variety of classic rock and popular songs with either a chilled out feel for background atmosphere or a more high energy attitude for brighter paced events.
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Sandy Herrault, plays a soulful mix of music on the violin; Gypsy, Celtic, Classic Rock, original, modern movie themes, etc... all with an original flair. She is at one moment a violinist, and the next a fiddler, seamlessly alternating between the two. She performs at restaurants, festivals, weddings, and special events.
She can also perform as a Duo, Trio or Quartet with various other musicians, catering to the needs of the client.