Thursday, June 23, 2016

Six musicians swim from the South Bay to Pleasanton

It was high tide and surfing for a client appreciation hosted by an investment firm in Pleasanton, CA. The company parking lot was not a sandy beach and there were no huge ocean waves. Instead, there were tiki hut tables, surf boards, flip flop keychains and a BBQ. The surf band "The Riptides" provided classic Beach Boys, Beatles, and music by the Monkees and Paul Revere and the Raiders.

They "Get Around" from the Santa Cruz beach to a Pleasanton parking lot

There were "Good Vibrations" on a cloudless blue and sunny day

Tiki Hut tables, surfboards, and flip flops

Celebrity Gems arranges Surf music, Beach Boys music, and a Beatles band in Pleasanton, San Ramon, San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Oakland.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bat Mitzvah celebration gets a "Two-Fer"

A Bat Mitzvah is a coming of age for a Jewish girl with an obligation to fulfill good deeds. After the synagogue service, there is typically a celebration.  DJ Amy accomplished several roles at the Sunday afternoon party.  For those guests who enjoy live music, Amy sang swing and  popular hits with her keyboards. For guests who enjoy a variety of music. she played the hora, contemporary, and Hip Hop as the DJ.

Amy sings classic and contemporary songs

Celebrity Gems arranges DJ's and pianists in San Francisco,  San Jose,  Oakland, and Walnut Creek.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Birds Do it, Bees do it, Let's Fall in Love

It was a de-lightful, de-licious, and de-lovely day at the Masonic Home (Union City) annual BBQ. The afternoon featured 1940's swing music and a Fred Astaire impersonator with a top hat who greeted guests with party favors. The quartet opened the festivities with Cole Porter's classic hit "It's De-Lovely" followed by "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love."
"It's De-Lovely, It's De-Lightful, It's De-Licious"
Music from Cole Porter and Harold Arlen
Mr. Debonaire impersonator in top hat 
Parlez vous Francaise? Mr. Debonaire engages guests by speaking French

Celebrity Gems arranges swing music and celebrity impersonators in Union City, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hip Hop, not Do Wop, for San Francisco Bay Area Middle School

Creekside Middle School Students (Castro Valley) had a special reason for attending their End of the School Year assembly. An energetic and lively six-member Hip Hop dance troupe showed the latest 90's dance moves to over 650 students in three assemblies. This was not your typical sit in your seat and be entertained show.  The hip hop dancers divided up their audience, taught break dance moves, and then the students performed their own routines to the cheers of their audience.

Cha Cha slide with the Hip Hop dancers
Students join the fun
Six person Hip Hop dance troupe

Celebrity Gems arranges Hip Hop dancers in Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Ramon, San Francisco, and the Greater Bay Area.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

And they called it Puppy Love

While many businesses have customer appreciation day, the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center (Danville) set aside a Sunday as a tribute to Man/Woman's best friend. Happy dogs, for their honored day, formed long lines with their owners "in tow" for a caricature and keepsake by caricaturist Gordon. #blackhawkplaza

Large dogs and small puppies line up for their drawing
Artwork by Gordon
"And they Called it Puppy Love"

Celebrity Gems arranges caricaturists in Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo, and Fremont.


Monday, June 6, 2016

49er Mascot Sourdough Sam makes surprise appearance

Hey you, 49er fan, join me in for a memorable keepsake
Dixieland/Goldrush music from 1850's and beyond
Family photos with Sourdough Sam

There's gold in dem dare hills.

San Francisco 49ers and the Goldrush was the theme at a Masonic Home (Union City) open house and family tour.
"Sourdough Sam," the San Francisco 49er Mascot, welcomed the partygoers and later posed for pictures. A Dixieland/Goldrush
trio provided authentic music from the 1850's and beyond.

Celebrity Gems arranges Sourdough Sam the 49er Mascot and Dixieland music in Union City, Fremont, San Francisco,
San Jose, and Oakland.