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Andrew Marshall - Acoustic Rock

With style drawing from the likes of John Mayer, James Bay, and Jason Mraz, Andrew Marshall has been steadily “making a name for himself in Lowell”, according to Kathryn Leeber of the UML Connector. His unique sound is praised for encapsulating genuine feelings about real moments.

Picking up the saxophone at the age of 10, Andrew has been immersed in music since he was a child. He began writing songs shortly after picking up the guitar, keeping them to himself until his high school years. Now, Marshall performs consistently in and around the Boston area, gracing venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe, The Red Room, and The Middle East.

Auntie Henrietta - Comedy Roast

Auntie Henrietta - Specialty/Comedy Roast

Do you have a special guest-of-honor you'd like to pay tribute to? How about a fellow employee or family member you'd love to embarrass? Would you like a comedy roast performed tastefully for your parents' anniversary?

Auntie Henrietta is the best at what she does. "The most fun filled half hour you'll ever have.

"Get ready for your sides to ache, she's hilarious!"

Austin Pratt - Acoustic Rock

Austin Pratt - Acoustic Rock

Combining good vibes with good music, Austin Pratt plays all sorts of styles and varieties. Being a one man band, he spontaneously creates new textures by looping his music. He fills the stage with high energy and tasteful harmonies and melodies.

BJ Hickman - Magician/Speaker

BJ Hickman - Specialty/Magician

Magician BJ Hickman is a favorite at special events throughout New England. He combines a humorous helping of audience participation magic, sleight of hand, mind reading miracles, and grave silliness. BJ Hickman has programs for children and family audiences as well as adult after dinner entertainment and corporate events.

Based in New Hampshire, he has performed more than a dozen times at First Night Boston, Jordan's Furniture special events, Cochecho Arts Festival and several "Old Home Days." He has been booked by three New Hampshire governors and has done over 300 shows at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.

Brad Bosse - Acoustic Rock

From a young age, Brad Bosse always had an interest in music. Hailing from Milford, NH, Brad offers a wide variety of acoustic rock; from classic rock to oldies to current pop to country to alternative. He has a very broad catalog of music. With his rhythmic melodies and smooth, new age vocals, Brad can mold to entertain any venue.

Brad has a very unique sound that has become a favorite in the NH music scene. He was the recent winner of the “Best Local Solo Performer” in the Hippo Press for 2015. Performing upwards of 6 to 7 days a week, there’s always an opportunity to see Brad play. And he loves to crack a joke or two.

Brooks Hubbard - Acoustic Rock

I grew up in Enfield, a small town in New Hampshire near Dartmouth College. Growing up I discovered music at an early age when my dad noticed me tapping the beat to a TV show. Being a musician himself, my dad recognized the importance of this. I started out on drums around the age of three and then picked up guitar around twelve, teaching myself chords. I started writing songs around the age of 15 and started playing live shortly after.

My goals and dreams are to build a career off the songs I play and hopefully gain a few fans along the way. My music strives to make people happy: to cure them of their down times and keep them high when they're good. To all I wish Peace and Love!

Brooks Hubbard :)

Chris Cavanaugh

Chris Cavanaugh - Acoustic Rock

Chris was raised on radio and trained on violin. By high school he found himself playing guitar, keys and bass in garage bands. He soon found a love for singing and writing. A versatile multi-instrumentalist, Chris often combines these skills as a solo artist using live loops.

His vocals are are powerfully clear and personality connect to his audience. His gift and passion for music are making him a favorite for shows and live events around the region.

Chris Gardner - Acoustic Rock

At times mellow and folky, other times, out and out rock and rollin’. Chris Gardner is a singing guitar player, influenced by The Beatles, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, and The Foo Fighters, among countless others.

Playing his first gigs in Albany, NY in ’91, Chris relocated to New Hampshire in ’94 where he was soon performing at venues in Nashua and Manchester.

A 10 year run hosting “Sunday Night Open Mic” starting in ’99 was the bases for Chris’ budding music career and by 2005 he was making a living as a full time musician.

You can find Chris at a variety of venues and private parties around New England and New York.

Flavored with humor and soul, a Chris Gardner show is always entertaining.

Clinton LaPointe - Acoustic Rock

Choosing the right live acoustic music for your party or event can be difficult. You want a professional who knows their craft and has years of experience. For the past 5 years Clint LaPointe has provided live music for parties, events, hotels, and charities from New Hampshire to California.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2011, he began working with Grammy Award Winning Production Company "1500orNothin," and later signed a publishing deal with "Peer Music" in Burbank, CA.

Clint is now based in his hometown Manchester, NH and is currently performing regularly in the area as well as writing and pitching songs for movies and television. His fresh and unique sound and colorful catalog of hit songs are sure to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.

Conniption Fits - Contemporary Rock

Having already had songs on MTV, ESPN's X-Games, CBS's Vans Triple Crown as well as national radio, Stevens Blanchard started The Conniption Fits in 2003 following his success with the band Motorplant (disbanded in 2001). The Conniption Fits sound has been compared to Jimmy Eat World, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Silversun Pickups, u2, The Police and David Bowie. While they draw on a wide variety of influences, they manage to carve out a unique, pop rock sound.

Shawn Snyder, also from Motorplant, started on drums, Erik Von Geldern held down the bass and Tuck Stocking was the band's fourth member from 2005 to 2007. Shawn left, so Seth Roya joined in 2005 playing drums, then Seth left for family and Shawn came back in 2010. Erik left for Boston and Andrew Martin picked up the bass in early 2010. Andy left the band at the very end of 2011 and Jamie Hosley swooped in and has been holding down the bottom end to the present. Confused? The band is currently Stevens Blanchard (Vox / Guitar), Shawn Snyder (Drums) and Jamie Hosley (Bass).

The band won "Best Rock Trio" according to NH Magazine in 2011.

Always looking to build an audience an entertain, The Conniption Fits is a band that feeds an audience and consistently delivers a high energy, impacting show.

Corey Brackett

Corey Brackett - Soul/R&B

Corey's musical journey began at the early age of 7 when he started playing drums for his father. He couldn't get enough of beating those skins on that old school Slingerland drum kit while his dad sang and played through a Fender Quad Reverb on 10! Soon after, singing and playing guitar became Corey’s life's passion.

His soulful vocals and deep sense of rhythm and groove are influenced by decades of the greatest soul singers, R&B guitar players, and many more. Corey puts his heart and soul into each and every performance evoking raw emotion to those who witness him in action.

Crush - The Only Serious Choice

Crush - Rock/Contemporary

Live, Energetic, Entertaining and Style are only a few words that describe Crush, Boston's best wedding, corporate function, and party band.

Crush offers a wide variety of musical styles and performs with energy and passion that will get you on your feet in no time.

With vocals that are pure and dynamic, a horn section that is fun and exciting and a rhythm section that is second to none, Crush is sure to be a real winner at your wedding, function, or private party.

Dan Merrill - Acoustic Rock

Funky, feel good, soulful, sexy- Dan sings it all with a voice that people love. He's a favorite at happy hours at the beaches, and apres ski parties in the mountains, at private parties and functions.

And what a sound from just one guy! He plays your favorites from John Mayer, James Taylor, Zac Brown, Van Morrison, Kenny Chesney, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Buffet, and great orginals from his 2 solo Cd's.

D-Comp - Acoustic Rock Duo

D-Comp is an acoustic rock duo playing the music from the last 4 decades. D-Comp is comprised of Demetri Papanicolau on vocals with a set of vocal pipes and a range that will knock your socks off. Demetri was also the winner of the Rockstar Manchvegas vocal competition.

Nate Comp plays acoustic guitar and is the master of looping his acoustic guitar and is one of the most sought after guitarists in the N.H. and Boston area. Nate is also the lead guitarist for the Josh Logan Band. Mix the 2 of these musicians together and you get an exciting blend of energetic acoustic rock.

Don Sev Severance - Acoustic Rock

Don Sev Severance: vocals and guitar working with a digital loop machine and his own studio recorded beats. Sev blends 70's Folk Rock with Smooth Jazz, Funk, Reggae and World Beat to create a cool groove oriented sound that is uniquely "Sev". He has entertained audiences in clubs, house concerts and private parties throughout northern New England since

the late 70's. The Sev set includes solo guitar instrumentals, Sev originals and covers enhanced with improvised real-time looped grooves and studio recorded beats arranged to showcase his unique guitar style.

Electric Truffle

Electric Truffle - Classic Rock

What can you say about a band that’s been together since 1986? Plenty! While many bands come and go within a few years, (Savoy) Truffle is in it for the long haul. They are players and entertainers; it’s what they do!

Truffle is David Bailey (bass, vocals), Ned Chase (mandolin, guitar, lap steel & vocals), Mike Gendron (drums), and Dave Gerard (vocals, electric & resonator guitars). Both Dave’s and Ned have been creating music together since 1986. They have performed in all but ten states across the U.S., playing as many as 275 shows in one year. Mike (still the rookie) joined the band with years of experience in 1996; the only lineup change in the band’s history.

Truffle has achieved widespread popularity by headlining many respected venues as well as sharing the stage with international acts as Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Dave Matthew’s Band, David Lindley, The Radiators, and Blues Traveler to name only a few.

Ellis Falls - Classic Rock

Ellis Falls is an acoustic duo consisting of Brad Wallace (lead vocals) and Ryan Larochelle (guitar and vocals). After years of touring with the band “Duke”, Ellis Falls brings Brad and Ryan back to their roots.

Playing a mix of alternative and classic rock, country, pop and catchy originals, Ellis Falls is sure to please any crowd. Born out of passion for music and performing, these guys are ready to entertain. “We play music, always have, always will”-Brad Wallace.

Ensemble Aevia - Classical

Ensemble Aevia - Classical

Ensemble Aevia is led by violinist Matthew Daniel Green and can perform as a duo, trio, quartet, or solo violin or cello. He currently performs extensively all over New England in various groups including the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, the Foxwoods Orchestra, the Amadeus Ensemble, and the Manchester Chamber Players. Matthew also plays solo recitals at the New England Conservatory, where he is on the faculty of the Preparatory Division.

Mr. Green will gladly help you coordinate the music for your wedding ceremony, reception, company dinner party, or chamber music concert.

Eric Grant Band

Eric Grant Band - Country

EGB, aka Eric Grant Band is the latest addition to the New England scene performing as a solo,duo,trio or full 8pc lineup. EGB is known for playn the best of Rock, Classics, Party Tunes and their "niche", the latest in "New/Pop" Country...whatever your taste desires. EGB has in only a short time opened and performed for National artists like Steve Miller,Tim Mcgraw, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Phil Vassar,Styx and Doobie Brothers.

EGB is an active member in the NHCMA and is soon to release its latest CD. With ambitions of seeking major label attention EGB performs for all occasions.Clubs,Parties, National Venues,Fairs,Weddings,Corp Events and the list goes on. Dont miss out on a date with EGB and become part of the family as they grow!

Erika Hunter - Jazz Piano (Solo or with Bass) with/without Vocals

Erika Hunter is a jazz performer with beautiful, smoky vocals combined with a well-loved repertoire that’s grown out of early enchantment with the Great American Songbook. Erika began singing and playing piano in childhood with formal training via Dave and Karen Dempsey, jazz vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton, and pianists Paul Verrette and Michael Annichiarico.

Whether playing Solo Piano at venues such as the Mount Washington Hotel and Wentworth by the Sea, or singing with a Jazz Trio of piano and bass at clubs and restaurants (such as the Hilton Hotels and the Press Room) or in small concert settings, Erika brings warmth, a swinging sensibility, and comfortable sophistication to well-loved jazz tunes. Her venues range from quality restaurants to special functions, from weddings to house parties, from fundraising to holiday gatherings, as well as for special events, including art openings and business conferences.

Frank Santos, Jr

Frank Santos Jr. - Specialty/Hypnotist

Be amazed when you, your friends or strangers across the room become stars of the show, as Frank Santos Jr. makes them believe that they are singers, dancers and much, much more. This is a performance where the audience becomes the show.

Frank’s performance has limitless variations and can please every appetite. This is a hilarious, energetic and unique show that you will never forget! If you are looking for a Hypnotist with over 15 years of experience, Frank is your guy.

Gabby Martin - Acoustic Rock

Influenced by Sarah McLachlan and Alanis Morissette, Gabby Martin is a local singer-songwriter from Rochester, NH. Her sets commonly include a wide range of covers on acoustic guitar including timeless favorites from artists such as Elton John and Journey, acoustic folk tunes, and today’s hits. Gabby is also a singer-songwriter with an acoustic folk sound. Gabby has played in a variety of venues across the Seacoast, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusetts.

Groove Alliance

Groove Alliance - Rock/Contemporary

Whether it's a challenging arrangement of a Chicago song, or a fun, funky send-up of a KC and the Sunshine Band disco hit, this well-rehearsed, talented band plays tight and hot, and can deliver ballads or up beat dance numbers with equal skill and style.


In addition to being a regularly featured band at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, the band can also be seen at some of the best clubs in the greater Boston area.

Higher Ground Rock Band - Rock/Classic

“Higher Ground” began in early 2015 after a gig that Wally Nichols (drums), George Bisson (Guitar) and Tommy Moore (Bass) played on together. The musical chemistry that night was immediate, incredible & they knew that it could be something really special.

They also knew that they would need a dynamic lead singer that could tie it all together. Enter Rick Reda. Rick came in & brought his lead vocal prowess to the stage. “PaPow”!! “Higher Ground” was born! The mission of “Higher Ground” is to play any/all styles of rock, whether its Classic, Funk, 80’s, Vocal, Heavy, Dance, play it well, with groove and in a professional & entertaining manner for their audiences!

Introduction Band

Introduction - Specialty/Chicago Tribute

Introduction, The Chicago Experience is New England's Only Chicago Tribute Band and is comprised of New England's finest and most experienced musicians. Their seamless execution and attention to detail is guaranteed to to thrill even the most discriminating audiences.

In July 2010, Introduction's tenor lead singer, Mike Pacheco had the distinct honor of sharing the stage with Chicago at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and thrilled an audience of 10,000 Chicago fans. The video speaks for itself as well as the reaction of the audience and members of Chicago.

Mike's performance can be summed up by Robert Lamm's comment"He nailed it" toward the end of the video. Is there no greater review than from Chicago themselves? What Introduction will bring to your guests is not only the tremendous catalogue of Chicago's music but a reminder of the times and events that shaped their lives and writing

Jerks of Grass

Jerks of Grass - Specialty/Bluegrass

Jerks of Grass are a high-energy bluegrass quartet from Portland, Maine.

Gathered around one microphone in the traditional style, over the past decade New England's Jerks of Grass have become a formidable purveyor of their own brand of bluegrass music. With one foot in the traditional and the other in progressive roots music, Jerks of Grass have forged a sound all their own.

Priding themselves on tight arrangements, stellar musicianship, and an ability to delight even the most suspicious of audiences, it is no surprise that the Jerks have remained one of the area's busiest acts for over ten years. Voted Portland's Best Roots/Acoustic act seven times, they are tireless performers, having played over 1200 shows throughout New England.

They can be found as supporting acts for legends like Dr. Ralph Stanley & his Clinch Mountain Boys, performing at festivals and events near and far - these guys live to play live!

Jim Hollis

Jim Hollis - Oldies

Jim Hollis is a personable, energetic, and dynamic one-man pop-rock act providing live musical entertainment, with special emphasis on 60's and 70's pop and rock classics. With a powerful vocal character, accompanied by electric & acoustic guitar, Jim puts forth an unmatched selection of pop and rock & roll classics for audiences of all ages.

Jim is a pop-rock "chameleon," and has always paid tribute to the original arrangement of the song.

Jimmy D

Jimmy D - Acoustic Rock

If you’re looking for a trip back in time to songs that evoke some of your favorite memories, performed the way you remember them, Jimmie D. is exactly who you’re looking for. He has a ever growing song list of over 250 favorites, from time tested classics to one hit wonders that you just don’t hear anymore.

Jimmie D. has a wide vocal range that eerily captures the sounds of the original artists. Armed with a foot tambourine and a four-part vocal harmonizer, you will hear the sounds of Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Barenaked Ladies, Gordon Lightfoot and countless others come alive.

Jimmie D. has over 30 years experience entertaining folks from every age group. Requests are encouraged and a song list is available for your personal juke box to the hits.

Jimmy Lehoux Band

Jimmy Lehoux Band - Country

Jimmy Lehoux is that rarest breed of country singer – one with style and substance. One who is determined to make history, not just repeat it. Though his life is steeped in the traditions of country, Lehoux’s music is stamped with his own unique style. He honors the past, but refuses to live in it and that is why he continues to push the boundaries of country music forward, creating an exciting new blend that is as emotionally potent as it is commercially appealing.

That is just what you would expect from this iconic, straight-talking, did-it-his-own-way kind of cowboy. He’s the kind of singer who didn’t have to think twice about making a living playing country music. That’s because country music has been an integral part of his life since before he could talk, a fact that is even more impressive considering he was born and raised in New Hampshire.

Jimmy & Marcelle

Jimmy & Marcelle - Acoustic Rock

Jimmy and Marcelle are a stylish vocal and guitar duo based in southern NH, performing pure acoustic versions of some of your favorite songs from 60’s Classics to todays hits. Offering a captivating performance in a portable and affordable package, this duo is a pleasing alternative to your usual entertainment.

From Birthday Parties to Weddings, Bars to Corporate Events, let us create the right atmosphere with acoustic music that will entertain and impress your guests!!!

Joe McDonald - Acoustic Rock

Joe McDonald has been providing entertainment throughout the New England area since 1969. Joe has been dubbed by many as the human jukebox because of the long song list that his musical repertoire covers. Joe is the ultimate entertainer and is always a big hit at any of the clubs, functions or corporate events that he performs at.

Joe covers the songs of artists such as The Beatles, Bee Gee’s, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, The Wallflowers, Five For Fighting, John Mayer, Bob Segar, Joe Cocker, Creedance Clearwater Revival and to many other artists to mention. If you want some great entertainment for your next event Joe McDonald is the way to go.

Kim Riley - Acoustic Rock

KIM RILEY is a unique and versatile performer.
She can be seen playing her driving, rhythmic acoustic guitar and interpreting classic songs with her unique voice, both as a solo performer as well as with a duo. Kim's song catalog consists of literally several hundred songs spanning 5 decades and loves to take requests all night!

Marc Apostilides - Acoustic Rock

Marc has been providing professional musical presentations for the last 25 years all over the New England area. Marc has truly perfected the art of a live acoustic performance whether it be on his guitar or piano.

Marc covers the great music from yesterday to the present. Marc is the perfect choice for your party or event.

Melinda McMahon

Melinda McMahon - Specialty/Harpist

Melinda has been performing and teaching harp for over 30 years. As an instrumentalist, her experiences cover a wide-range of repertoire. She has performed with symphonies in Carnegie Hall and Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

She is a long-term member of the critically acclaimed Boston-based group, Capella Alamire, and Capella Consort with whom she has made five CD’s, the most recently published by Centaur Records. She performs with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester as well as concert and theatrical venues all over
New England.

Michael Toby Tobas - Steel Drums

Michael Toby Tobas - Specialty/Steel Drums

Toby is a Boston based Caribbean Steel Drum Soloist, with sequenced accompaniment, simulating the sound of a full 6 piece band. He has been performing throughout New England for over 10 years.

His repertoire allows him to satisfy a broad range of musical tastes, setting the mood for your special event in bringing to you the soothing sound of this unique Caribbean musical instrument. Creating an atmosphere that is both elegant and memorable.

Mo The Clown - Comedy

Mo The Clown - Specialty/Clown

Looking for a funny balloon twister? For more than twenty years I have been Mo The Clown. I entertain at events with twisted balloons and observations of life. I rarely perform in make up.

Why? Coulrophobia, the abnormal or exaggerated fear of painted clown faces and other bizarre attire (Santa, the Easter Bunny) is considered to be one of the top ten most common specific phobias in America today. Looking like a circus clown and being a clown are not the same thing.

Clowning is about unique problem solving. Lucy Ricardo is my favorite example. I am also a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace, performing weddings your way, from sedate to silly. Clinical studies indicate that frequent brushes with Mo The Clown can help reduce the formation of harmful mental plaque!

Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks - Soul/R&B

After winning several awards including Blues Audience Magazine's "Blues Band of the Year" Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks is quickly emerging as one of New England's hottest Blues acts.

They have been named one of the top 20 bands in Boston sandwiched right between the Dropkick Murphy's and The James Montgomery band and their record "Oh Wow" was named one of the top 25 records in the country by Alternate Root Magazine. They have been taking the Blues world by storm and winning over converts everywhere they play. Performing an eclectic selection of early Jump Blues, lesser known Chicago Blues nuggets and sure-fire originals, their high energy show never disappoints.

Nate Comp - Acoustic Jazz

Jazz guitarist Nate Comp is an experienced and versatile musician who provides quality music for all types of special occasions, including weddings, dinners, parties, corporate, and private events. As a solo performer, he can play a mixture of many styles, including classic jazz, swing, and blues, as well as latin and contemporary styles. Nate's music is designed to give your party a real touch of class, either as a background to a special event, or as a sophisticated way to warm up your guests at a cocktail party.

Pat Foley

Pat Foley - Classic Rock

Pat Foley has performed over 3, 000 shows during his 15-year career. His versatile and energetic shows have captured audiences from New England to the Mid-West. His broad repertoire of more than 400 cover songs, as well as his original music, can excite crowds of all ages.

(Pat is not your typical sit on a bar stool solo performer) Pat Plays cover music from 60’s Classic Rock to current rock as well as some of the alternative Country out today. Pat Foley can be hired to play Solo acoustic show with Guitar,Piano, and Vocals, or you can request his 3 Piece Band (The Pat Foley Band) Pat has also had the good fortune of opening up for such national acts as .38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Dave Mason, Leon Russel, Bad Company, just to name a few.

Pat plays all over New England and is currently working on his 2nd Album hopefully to be released be
fall of 2009.

Paul Lussier - Acoustic Rock

Paul Lussier has been singing and playing guitar since the 70s, and has performed in a variety of cover and original bands throughout his life. Two of his musical highlights would be playing lead guitar and singing backup for Terry Sylvester of The Hollies, and performing in Toronto with the original touring cast of Beatlemania.

Currently, when not playing and singing John Lennon’s parts in the popular New England-based Beatles’ tribute band, HELP!, Paul likes to entertain people as a solo performer, playing everything from rarely covered long lost favorites to well-known sing-a-longs.

From the 50s to the present, and drawing from a vast repertoire of classic rock and pop, he creates customized set lists to complement each event, but don’t be surprised if you hear an occasional country, blues, reggae, new wave, disco, or current pop song. Another way to keep things interesting is the use of effects on both vocals and guitar to sound like a duo, trio, full band….whatever works best for the song and the audience.

Paul Luff - Acoustic Rock

Paul Luff – “Precariously Simple Guitar, Piano and Voice” - A multi-instrumentalist, veteran performer who blends acoustic guitar, piano, bass guitar and percussion into interesting, easy listening arrangements of not so predictable tunes from many popular artists.

JT to Jack Johnson, Bill Withers to Paul Simon. Throw in some smooth vocals and great sound...and you're sure to like!

Paul Warnick - Acoustic Rock

Paul Warnick performs acoustic arrangements of your favorite songs. His incredible repertoire, strong voice, skilled guitar playing and friendly demeanor make him a heavily sought after performer in the lakes region of NH and beyond.

Paul has shared the stage with numerous national acts including Bob Dylan, Clint Black, Little River Band, Air Supply, Jonathan Sebastian, Lynyrd Skynyrd, STYX, Steve Miller Band, Big and Rich, Travis Tritt, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Tom Jones and many more.

In addition to his solo performances, Paul fronts the popular event band “Phil ‘n the Blanks” whose high energy dance and rock and roll repertoire keep the hits pumping ad the dance floor rocking!

Paul Heckel - Vibraphonist

Paul has been an active freelance vibraphonist in the New England jazz scene for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to play with many world-renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams and Buddy DeFranco. He also plays with many well-known regional players such as John Hunter, Charlie Jennison, Nate Therrien and Tim Webb.

He has a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards and other tunes that includes compositions by Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Radiohead and many others.

Paul can draw on a network of musical collaborators to put together groups of different instrumentations (adding bass, drums, saxes and/or brass) and sizes (solo, duo, trio, quartet) to match the needs to many different types of performance venues. He often plays duos with John Hunter on bass where the improvised musical interactions resemble conversations among friends.

Phil Jakes - Acoustic Rock

Drawing on his classical training Phil"s carved out a niche for himself as a solo instrumentalist. Playing both the chords and the melody at the same time on guitar he crafts whatever song he does into a beautiful self contained unit. Perfect for the dinner crowd, it's a more laid back approach than someone singing while playing. Your patrons can engage with the music if they so choose or easily keep it in the background while they eat or converse among themselves. Featuring music from the 70's to the present day there is sure to be something in his performance for everybody in the room.

Piper Runyon-Bareford

Piper Runyon-Bareford - Specialty/Classical Harpist

Piper Runnion-Bareford has been working as a professional harpist since the age of thirteen. Now having graduated with a degree in Harp Performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has returned to New England.

While studying in Philadelphia, she was the harpist for the Four Seasons Hotel, playing high tea five days a week in the Swann Lounge. Piper has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, the New Hampshire Philharmonic, the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic.

Putnam Pirozzoli - Classical Acoustic

Putnam Pirozzoli - New Age

Gerry Putnam and Tom Pirozzoli combine the lyrical, sophisticated sounds of classical guitar with the earthy soul of steel string acoustic. The duo's highly original take on popular, jazz, classical and folk is dynamic, comfortable and eminently entertaining.

Your guest's, clients, friends and family will be delighted with Tom and Gerry's fresh original approach to traditional favorites presented with surprising twists!

Rhythm Method

Rhythm Method - Soul/R&B

Rhythm Method has been entertaining a wide variety of audiences since 1997! The band's success an longevity is due to the professionalism that they bring to each and every gig, as well as their commitment to the music they are performing.

The band has played clubs, restaurants, theaters, festivals, wedding receptions, backyard parties, college functions, company parties, cruises, camps, ski- jumping exhibitions, fund raisers, pig roasts, motorcycle rallies, country bandstands/gazebos, and will play most any other occasion you can think of!

Richard Gardzina

Richard Gardzina - Jazz/Big Band

Richard has had the pleasure of performing in the Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New England area with such jazz artists as Red Garland, David “Fathead” Newman, James Clay, Frank Rosalino, Mark Johnson, Little Feat, Tiger Okoshi, Bob Moses, "Blue" Lou Marini , Jerry Hahn and Shawnn Monteiro. Currently heads jazz groups of various size and freelances as a soloist. Main instruments are tenor and soprano saxophones, alto and bass flutes, clarinet . Styles are anything from traditional jazz to “funky, bluesy” jazz, R&B, Dixieland and classical flute.

“Music ---such a powerful vibration”.

Rock Blocks - Classic Rock

The Rock Blocks is a 4-pc band made up of professional players. The Rock Block concept is to play blocks of music organized by artist, genre, or category. ie: Beatles Block, The Police Block, 80's Pop Block, etc. This arrangement of the songs gives continuity to the presentation and allows the audience to really get into the particular artist for a few songs.

Rico Barr - Jazz/Big Band

Rico Barr - Rock/Contemporary

Rico Barr and the Jump ‘n’ Jive Review is New England’s Premier Swing and Party Band. Although the Band was nominated as Swing Band of The Year by the National Swing Awards, their repertoire includes much more. They perform selections from the Jazz and Rock decades including Motown and R&B, as well as Latin. They are in demand for Corporate Events, Weddings, Concerts and Dances throughout New England.

The Band’s repertoire includes great Motown & Soul classics by Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, The Temptations, Al Green, Ray Charles and Billy Paul, Swing from Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and 80’s favorites from Wang Chung and The Cars. Also prominently featured is authentic Salsa for Zumba Lovers. For fans who want a brief return to the Disco Era, they have added a Bee Gees Greatest Hits Medley and Barry White. They also perform current hits from artists Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars and Train.

Among the Band’s highlight performances and clients have been The Boston Harbor Festival, Radio Station WZID Christmas at the Palace, Cape Cod Jazz Festival, WNBP Jazz Cruise for the Benefit of the Firehouse Theater, Peabody Essex Museum, Castle Hill, Manchester NH Jazz & Blues Festival, Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, Swinging Under The Stars At Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Ryles Jazz Club, The Acton Jazz Café, Swing City in Cambridge, and Ron DellaChiesa’s Strictly Sinatra Dance Party.

Rico’s Band appears in the Disney Movie “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine to be released later this year.

Rob and Jody - Acoustic Rock

Rob and Jody - Acoustic Rock

Rob and Jody is a new acoustic duo made up of former members of Crossfire; Jody(Ring)Gourlay on vocals & Rob Gourlay on guitar. Although the duo is new, they have a wealth of experience performing, recording & touring together and have shared stages with many major acts, performing for crowds of up to 20,000 people.

Their constantly growing repertoire includes an energetic blend of current and classic material and is guided by Jody’s impassioned vocals. Rob’s guitar work and looping are the other half of this unique duo and together they are an exciting and powerful combination definitely not to be missed!

Rob Duquette - Specialty/Childrens

Rob Duquette - Specialty/Children

Rob Duquette incorporates world musical genres and infuses important lessons about kindness, empathy and environmental responsibility. He’s got a few songs that are just plain silly too…..

“My goal was to write children’s music that would not drive parents crazy. I’m happy when parents confess that they listen even when the kids aren’t in the car!” Rob sings his original music accompanying himself on xylophone, guitar, ukelele, and percussion from around the globe.

Robert Thomas - Acoustic Rock

Strong, soulful vocals blended with vibrant, rhythmic acoustic guitar. Rob has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. He entertains various venues, including bars, restaurants, weddings, festivals, and special events. His music spans from classic rock to modern day favorites and is enjoyed and well-received in any venue or occasion.

Sharon Jones Band

Sharon Jones Band - Soul/R&B

Sharon will bring to your party or reception a variety of music. The band plays smooth jazz, rhythm & blues, rock and roll and music from the big band era.The Ensemble is available in configurations of between four and eight pieces (horns available). Sharon is available for private parties and corporate functions as well as club dates.

Please contact "Nosto" Costley Productions for pricing and availability.

Stacey Kelleher - Acoustic Rock

Stacey Kelleher has been a musician for her whole life. Blending pop, folk, country and classic rock into her refined sound, Stacey sings all your favorite cover tunes with her signature raspy voice. From Pat Benatar to Joni Mitchell to Taylor Swift, Stacey covers a wide variety of tunes and accompanies herself with her skilled guitar playing. Stacey puts on a one-woman show perfect for any venue, and she’s played everywhere from venues to bars to restaurants to clubs.

Steve Tolley - Acoustic Rock

Steve Tolley was born and raised in Birmingham, England and came to the USA 25 years ago. Steve plays acoustic guitar and sings, covering songs by artists from Jimmy Buffet to James Taylor, from Led Zeppelin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and a host of others.

Steve has entertained audiences all over the world but currently performs mostly in New England, from the Ski areas in wintertime to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire in the summertime.

Steve has released a number of CD’s over the years, both solo and with different bands. He has shared the stage with such famous people as The Climax Blues Band, folk legend, Tom Paxton and on National TV with the country star, Charlie Daniels in Nashville.

Steve plays a variety of styles including Acoustic Rock, Blues, Pop, Country and even a few Irish drinking songs.


SUM X4 - Classic Rock

SUMx4 is....Doug Mitchell, Joe Green, Steve Organek and Pete Finkle - a classic rock and original band that rocks the New England area! The band SUMx4 consists of 4 members, but can also break down to a duo or trio. They have many styles to to accommodate almost any situation.

The band plays classic rock, funk, folk, blues, country and a whole lot in between and have accumulated over 1000 songs in their repertoire. They have opened for many major artists including Willie Nelson, Motley Crue and The Outlaws (to name a few.)

The Sun Dogs

Sun Dogs - Acoustic Rock

The SunDogs are a high-energy acoustic duo that blend an eclectic mix of current hits, classic covers, originals and interesting remakes that come alive with a fresh sound.

Featuring Billy’s vocals and showcasing Henry’s guitar, songwriting and arrangements, the SunDogs mesh decades of experience with raw and innovative vocal styles, creating a distinctive sound that feels new, yet pleasantly familiar.

Lead Singer Billy Gridley has a captivating stage presence and the uncanny ability to transcend musical genres effortlessly, sounding like the original artist while at the same time bringing his own experience and talent to the forefront. Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Henry Harris has more than 25 years of professional stage and studio experience.

He studied at the Berklee College of Music, performed opening gigs for Cheap Trick and Bon Jovi, and has credits on several albums, radio and television jingles. His talent for writing and arranging is expansive, captivating and always crowd pleasing.

The Hot Tamales - Rock/Contemporary

The Hot Tamales are a 5 piece acoustic/electric rock band playing the music of yesterday and today with a very spicy edge. The band features Jim Devlin on acoustic/electric guitars and vocals, Paul Costley on percussion/guitar, vocals & harmonica, Jay Ranslow on bass & vocals, Ian Katz on sax & vocals and Simon Adamson on drums.

The band has opened up for The Beach Boys (3 sold out shows at the Hampton Beach Casino) they have also shared the stage with Bob Marleys band The Wailers and were very well received at both events. Whether you like Dave Mathews, Train, Kings Of Leon or the Rolling Stones the Hot Tamales cover a wide variety of songs that are guaranteed to keep everybody happy.

The Hot Tamales can add some spice to any kind of event your planning whether it be a wedding, party or corporate function. Our main objection is to keep it fun!

Ted Solovicos - Acoustic Solo

Ted has been a professional musician for over 4 decades starting from the 1970's in the North of Boston based band "Northeast". After that he also formed the popular Boston based band "Smuggler" that were together from 1980-1985.

Smuggler has several songs within that period that were played on WBCN, WAAF and other Boston radio stations along with college radio airplay. Ted and his band opened up for international acts such as BON JOVI, WEST BRUCE & LANG and many more during that period. In the late 1990's Ted moved up to southern Maine and started playing as an acoustic solo act being christened under the moniker name "Grateful Ted". Although not very fond of his new stage name it stuck and he became very popular around the N.H. seacoast area and north of there playing many restaurant & pubs with his different style of guitar playing and with the voice that could replicate many songs that he covers.

Ted moved back to the Salem Massachusetts area in 2003 and continued to be a successful solo and band leader from that year to today. Ted currently resides in Salem N.H. and is enjoying being reborn as a solo acoustic guitar/singer artist again with many new originals and cover tunes from the 1960's to 1980's. Ted can play to any age crowd as a laid back Paul McCartney ballad style or an energenic Pete Townsend style. Check him out at a venue near you.

Third Stone - Rock/Contemporary

Third Stone consists of outstanding musicians that have been performing professionally for years. Led by Nicole Caramanica and Garrison Bond on lead vocals this band has always thrived to put on a great show no matter the occasion or venue. Kendra has an amazing talent.

Gifted with a powerful and beautiful voice Nicole is extremely versatile and is simply a thrill to listen too. She is fast becoming one of the hottest vocalists in the area.

Garrison Bond is an electrfying showman and a huge musical talent that is evident at every show. Rounding out the group is a talented group of musicians. Alan Andrade on bass/vocals, Brian Lewis on drums/vocals , Amos Sanfillipo on guitars/vocals and Scott Poole on keyboards and vocals.. All musicians are dynamic players and have great chemistry performing with each other.

This is evident at every Third Stone performance creating that awesome "Third Stone" sound. Third Stone is available as a four, five or six piece band as well. True professionals that love music and performing!

Tim Gurshin - Acoustic Rock

Timothy Gurshin is a veteran New England singer/songwriter with a sound that blends all the elements of Americana: rock, folk, blues and country.

Accompanying himself with acoustic guitar and harmonica, he delivers songs with solid musical construction and evocative lyrics. His vocals are expressive, and his guitar work is well known for its honest acoustic tone.

Notable venues he has played include The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, The Malibu Inn, Malibu, CA, and The Towne Crier, Pawling, NY. Gurshin's songs have been used in documentaries and were featured on Chris Conn's nationally syndicated radio show. He has released 5 CD's, the most recent of which are Wrestling With Dragons and Songs Along The Highway.

In addition to his original songs, his live shows feature his own arrangements of songs by artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Green Day.

Tom Dean

Tom Dean - Acoustic Rock

Wildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course, love and all of its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned songwriter and his prolific song writing partner, lyricist George Wardwell.

A member of the Atlantic Records folk-rock group Devonsquare for more than 27 years and now a powerful solo artist, Tom possesses the perfect voice and guitar style to bring his character rich songs to life in an intimate performance setting.

Yvonne Aubert - Jazz/Big Band

A fresh new talent to the jazz world, Yvonne Aubert has eight years of experience playing at some of New England's finest venues.

Ranging from jazz to popular music, Yvonne enhances the atmosphere to your party entertainment needs. Playing with some of the greatest musicians around, Yvonne is able to provide solo piano music or larger group ensembles consisting of a variety of instruments and vocalists.

Truly a touch of elegance for your wedding, cocktail hour, wine tasting, or house party.

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