Category Archives: Composer Tributes

Celebrate 4th of July With The Great American Songbook

There are a lot of ways to celebrate the 4th of July, but we can’t think of anything more fitting than to incorporate the stories and melodies of the Great American Songbook. Born out of the first half of the 20th century, the Songbook still remains the canon of some of the most influential songs in American popular music. From Broadway and Musical Theater to Film, this music is woven deeply into the fabric of our popular culture and collective imagination. Timeless and uniquely American songs that remind us of who we are. This 4th of July, we are so pleased to recommend these three talented artists, bringing you varied and captivating portraits of our Great American Songbook. Continue reading

An Event Planners Guide To Musical Tribute Shows

You’re in the midst of planning a fantastic themed event, and you want entertainment to perfectly compliment your theme. The budget doesn’t allow for a national celebrity or “headliner”, so you begin looking into the idea of booking a tribute act. However, you quickly begin to realize that there are many different varieties of musical tributes. We’ve outlined a few important distinctions to help you better understand the world of booking musical tributes shows.

Look-alikes & Impersonators

Look-alikes & impersonators are great for lighthearted events such as “meet & greets” and photo opportunities. A few classic examples would be Elvis, Michael Jackson and Marylin Monroe impersonators. Some Look-alikes & impersonators travel with a band and require sound, lighting and stage support, so it’s important to go over all the technical requirements before booking. Song selection and duration of performance is another important factor to be considered. Not all Impersonators actually sing or put on a show, so this is something to be aware of as well. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Cole Porter – The Ultimate Cole Porter Tribute

To fans, Cole Porter was more than a great composer; he was a kind of soothe sayer, or oracle, spinning truths about the raptures and follies of romantic life. His work is truly timeless and we are so pleased to commemorate and celebrate his birthday with this fantastic tribute show by Steve Ross. The New York Times has called Steve Ross one of Cole Porter’s most sensitive interpreters. Steve’s wit, charm and style personifies the very essence of Cole Porter. This spirited evening brings together Cole Porter’s brilliant, sometimes racy list songs (“You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely”) with the bittersweet, passionate ballads (“Night and Day,” “So in Love”) to form a delicious confection that is bound to satisfy audiences and critics alike.

Steve Ross rose to fame as a cabaret entertainer during his lengthy sojourns at New York’s fabled Algonquin Hotel and Ted Hook’s Backstage in the late 1970’s. He has spent the ensuing decades singing and playing in smart clubs and swank parties all over the world. Continue reading