Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Funk and Rock and Roll band at Palo Alto shopping center

Crowd danced to the beat of funk and rock and roll in Palo Alto

Lead singer sings Michael Jackson's solid gold hits

A Rock and Roll and Funk band ended the five week concert series at Town and Country Village, Palo Alto. This Band had a repertoire of hits from the 21st Century, Hip Hop, Motown, Rock and Roll, and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."  They also featured the ultimate Bar Mitzvah party song "I Got a Feeling" from The Black Eyed Peas. Celebrity Gems arranges Rock and Roll, Motown, Funk, and Hip Hop bands, a Michael Jackson impersonator, in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville, and Dublin.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Children's Singer at Barnyard Days, Pleasanton Shopping Center

The Marketing Department at the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton figured out the perfect location for "Barnyard Days." They positioned children's singer James and a petting zoo between the huge sculpture of the Palomino Horse in front of P.F. Chang's and the Cheesecake Factory. James, who grew up on a farm, told the kids about growing up with barnyard animals and about his love of nature. He then sang songs about the alphabet, the days of the week, and the 12 months of the year. The kids tapped to the beat with shakers, small percussion instruments and waved colorful rainbow banners.
kids wave colorful banners
Singer James claps his hands to a captive audience

A boy volunteer, with an animal mask

Here's James, Barnyard Days, Pleasanton shopping center

Celebrity Gems arranges children singers for Kids Club in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Palo Alto, Fremont, San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Band brings Heart and Soul to Alameda Shopping Center

Janice brought her heart, her soul, and her Band, consisting of the top Bay Area musicians, to the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, Alameda.  Janice's music included Samba, with James on the Congas, New Orleans Jazz, Soul, and classic Rock and Roll, with hits by Ray Charles, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Santana.
Janice and her band, Maxie and United Soul

Janice sings "Summertime"

James on the Conga

An afternoon highlight was a guest set by three preteens, who were her voice students, who sang the hits of Chris Brown, Estelle, A Touch of Honey, and Justin Timberlake. These youngsters were so exceptional that they ended the three hour concert, and will be invited back in 2014.
The three pre-teens are up and coming Starlets

Celebrity Gems arranges rhythm and blues, classic rock and roll,  motown, New Orleans Jazz, for  events in Alameda, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Hayward, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Mateo.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Samba Dancers lead Conga Line at Palo Alto shopping center

Conga drums and percussion instruments, five Latin musicians, and three Samba dancers set a lively tone at the Town and Country Village Shopping Center, Palo Alto. It was the "Night at the Copacabana," with music from Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, the Caribbean, and Africa.

The finale of the two hour concert were the three Samba dancers and the musicians leading a Conga line throughout this shopping center, on the Embarcadero, across the street from Stanford University.

According to the Event Planner: "Thanks Stan! These are terrific! Great night! Great band! Great dancers!"

Celebrity Gems arranges Samba dancers, Latin music, Brazilian music, in Palo Alto, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, San Francisco, and Dublin.
Latin musicians off the stage, mingling with their audience

Three colorful Samba dancers surprised the crowd

Samba dancers lead the Palo Alto crowd on Conga line
Latin band plays the Bossa Nova

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jazz and Pop Singer attracts a crowd at Alameda Shopping Center

Jazz singer Lisa with Kelly's band at Alameda shopping center

Lisa sings a Cole Porter hit song at Alameda shopping center

Sultry Jazz singer Lisa captivated a crowd with songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, Sinatra, Cole Porter, and the Gershwin brothers. Lisa had an engaging personality, communicating with her crowd, and got one audience member up on his feet, dancing with her. This jazz and pop concert was the second in a series at Harbor Bay Landing, Alameda.

Celebrity Gems arranges Jazz, Pop, dance Bands in Alameda, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Mateo.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Legends of Rock and Roll performance at Palo Alto Shopping Center

"You Ain't Nothin but a Hound Dog" with Elvis and Rock and Roll band

"Peggy Sue" with Buddy Holly and the Crickets

The King makes surprise appearance
The 50's and 60's were known for distinct hair and clothing-sideburns with hair slicked back with grease, jeans with belt buckles in the rear, leather jackets, penny loafers, poodle skirts, and pony tails.

The band "Doubletake" did their homage to the Rock and Roll decade with hits made famous by Roy Orbison, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, and that fun song "Chantilly Lace," made famous by "The Big Bopper."

The huge crowd, at the Town and Country Village Shopping Center, Palo Alto, began dancing after the hit song "A Teenager in Love" by Dion and the Belmonts.

The Town and Country Village (Palo Alto) was ecstatic with the Legends of Rock and Roll show:

"Hi Stan,

What a fun night! DoubleTake is fantastic! We'd definitely consider inviting them back again!  Thanks for the photos!" 

Celebrity Gems arranges Rock and Roll bands, an Elvis impersonator, a Roy Orbison impersonator, a Buddy Holly impersonator in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, Hayward, Lodi, Castro Valley, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Las Vegas style Crooner offers 50's nostalgia at Palo Alto Shopping Center

Crooner sings the hits of Bobby Darin, Sinatra, Tony Bennett

A Las Vegas style crooner belted out the hit songs of Bobby Darin, Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett at the second concert arranged by Celebrity Gems at Town and Country Village, Palo Alto. The huge Oak Tree and large stage provided the perfect setting for Jonathan, as he recreated the hit songs made famous in the New York Catskill Mountains, the lounge at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, and in Las Vegas and California casinos. 

The event planner was pleased:  "Hi Stan,

Jonathan was fantastic! He sounds wonderful and the band backing him up was terrific! He's a find.  We had a lot of toe tappers until later in the show when guests began to dance. And the older women were swooning around Jonathan after the show! :) We'd definitely invite him back!"

Celebrity Gems arranges a Sinatra crooner, a Dean Martin crooner, a Sammy Davis, Jr. crooner in Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Stanford, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, and Livermore.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Indiana Jones impersonator cracks the Whip in San Jose

Indiana Jones cracks his whip with an audience volunteer

The crowd was enormous at the outdoor showing of the Indiana Jones movie

A favorite Indiana Jones movie was shown under the stars, hosted by the  San Jose Downtown Association. The Indiana Jones series of movies, with safaris in the African jungle, venomous snakes, buried gold hidden in tombs, and evil men, continues to be a popular franchise.

An Indiana Jones impersonator thrilled the crowd with stories of high adventure and whip cracking, in downtown San Jose. Impersonator Indiana Jones was a meet and greet and mix and mingle, and  posed for pictures.

The San Jose Downtown Association event planner was thrilled:

"Hello Stan!  Daren aka Indiana Jones was great!  He went above and beyond because he was enjoying it so much. We had @ 800 or so folks there during his show and @ 1200 by time he was done with the final meet and greets.We highly recommend Indiana Jones as a great entertainer for family friendly events - he engaged the young and old with great ease - and great speaker as well as showman."

Celebrity Gems arranges impersonator Indiana Jones in San Jose, San Mateo, San Francisco, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Dublin, Danville, and Livermore. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Michael Jackson impersonator earns superlative feedback at Pleasanton party

Here's Michael Jackson, working the crowd at a San Francisco fundraiser

Michael Jackson with Showgirls, San Francisco

A Michael Jackson impersonator, AKA Gerald, was the surprise performer at a 40th birthday in Pleasanton. He gained kudos from the event planner and an additional guest.

Hi Stan-
Thank you so much for recommending Gerald for our daughter's 40th Birthday.  My whole family so enjoyed him.   He really is a great Michael Jackson.  He was so delightful to our little children too.  We have been very pleased with your entertainment starting with Marilyn Monroe a few years back.  We will call on you again.

Stan, I wanted to share with you the outstanding job "Michael Jackson" did
yesterday at my Niece's 40th Birthday party. As shy as she was Michael
did all he could do to engage her! She loved every minute and talked about
it the rest of the day!

Michael also did a great job engaging others in the family which is a great
touch! Gerald is a true professional from the minute he came over to
preview where he would be doing his thing to the end of his performance.

We are happy to recommend Celebrity Gems and Michael!
Thank you,

Celebrity Gems arranges a Michael Jackson impersonator, Las Vegas Showgirls, a Madonna impersonator, a Lady GaGa impersonator in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Mateo, Castro Valley, Hayward, and Fremont.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Signed, Sealed, Delivered-Motown Tribute Band rocks in Palo Alto

Motown singers with Stevie Wonder's hit song

crowd dances to the Motown Shuffle
Here's Johnny
Motown band plays solid gold hits

Detroit and the Motown sound of the 60's and 70's provided the perfect backdrop for the Town and Country Village's , Palo Alto, First Concert of the summer season. The four lead singers took the huge crowd on a musical journey through Motown, with solid gold hits from Stevie Wonder, the Spinners, the Four Tops, Earth Wind and Fire, and the Temptations. The two hour concert was interactive, with the crowd dancing to the Motown Shuffle, and the rock and roll decades of the 60's and 70's. There was a special tribute and shout out to Marvin Gaye, and one of the most romantic ballads of all time, "Let's Get it On."

Celebrity Gems arranges Motown music, classic Rock and Roll from the 60's and 70's, an Elvis impersonator, a Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, in Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and San Ramon.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Children's Singer and Storyteller at Pleasanton mall

kids gather around singer Dennis at Pleasanton mall

Storyteller, guitarist, and singer Dennis captivated the kids club crowd at the Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton.  

Dennis' two shows included storytelling, popular fairytales, and nursery rhymes.  A highlight was "Name that Animal," where Dennis imitated animal sounds, and the kids guessed which animal.  The event planner was delighted:

"Hi Stan! 

Dennis was great!  The kids really enjoyed the event and I think the parents were equally happy.  He did a lot of fun songs that the kids could dance and sing along to." 

Celebrity Gems arranges children singers and storytellers for private parties and malls in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Dublin, Castro Valley, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.