Thursday, July 28, 2016

Celebrity Gems arranged Motown/Motor City band at Palo Alto shopping center

The Town and Country Village Shopping Center (Palo Alto) went Motown, Detroit, and Motor City at the fourth Summer Concert, 2016. This was the eighth time that "Top Shelf's Tribute to Motown" performed at this family friendly location. Judging by the audience response and standing ovation, they will perform at this same location 2017.
"You Keep Us Hanging On" by the Supremes
Reach Out-We'll be There
Band members connect with their audience

Celebrity Gems arranges Motown, 50's-60's classic Rock and Roll, and top 40 bands in Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shakin, Rattling, and Rolling-Celebrity Gems arranges Rock and Roll band at Alameda Shopping Center

Jerry Lee Lewis and Whole Lotta Shakin Going  On
Travel through the 50's and 60's with Rock and Roll band

The Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center in Alameda journeyed back to the 60's and the time for ducktail haircuts, black pants with the belt buckle on the rear, The Ozzie and Harriet Show, and souped up Lincolns. A classic rock and roll band sang the music that started it all-"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and his Comets and the all-time do-wop favorite "In the Still of the Night" by the Five Satins. Celebrity Gems arranges 50's-60's Rock and Roll bands in Alameda, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Fremont. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Beetles Invade Palo Alto Shopping Center

There was a swarm of beetles that invaded Town and Country Village in Palo Alto.  Not the winged insects, but the songs from the iconic British rock band, "The Beatles."  The five piece band "Ticket to Ride" brought their audience to a 1960's time warp, Beatlemania, and to The Ed Sullivan Show. The solid gold hit "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club" ended their two-hour concert to a standing ovation. #julymusicfest
"Here Comes the Sun," written by George Harrison
"Yesterday" as sung by lead singer Chad

Celebrity Gems arranges rock bands, motown and blues bands, in Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont, Oakland, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sitting on the Dock at the Lagoon at Harbor Bay Landing, Alameda

The Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center is a hidden jewel in Alameda. This comfortable and  inviting shopping center, situated on a green lawn with picnic tables and umbrellas, encourages people to shop and linger.  It faces a walking path with a lush blue lagoon. The Otis Redding classic "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" was the perfect complement to this mellow setting and to jazz and soul singer Anna Kristina and her three-hour concert.
"Let's Stay Together, I am sending my Love to you"
"It's a Marvelous Night for Romance"
The lovely and lush blue lagoon

Celebrity Gems arranges Jazz quartets, vocalist Anna Kristina, in Alameda, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Danville, and San Jose.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Band puts Country into Town and Country

The street El Camino Real in Palo Alto had horse farms and cherry orchids in the 1970's. Today, El Camino Real is grid-locked, home to the hi-tech industry and Silicon Valley.
Town and Country Village located on El Camino Real traveled back in time for their second concert, with the Country and Western band The California Cowboys. This Band's repertoire included classic country- prisons, trucks, mama, and honky tonks. There were also shout-outs honoring our veterans and to the USA.
"All my Friends are going to be Strangers" by Merle Haggard
Country Line Dancing

Celebrity Gems arranges Country and Western bands in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Jose.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

"What's Going On?" Motown and Soul in Alameda

"What's Going On?" Marvin Gaye's passionate song from the 60's describing urban decay, crime and police brutality had a revival at the Harbor Bay Landing Summer Concert Series. A very fitting song considering present-day unrest with political and social extremism. His iconic song was featured in a three-hour concert with vocalist Wendy backed by her soul and motown trio. There were other classic hits from disco diva Donna Summer, and "What's Love Got to with It" by Tina Turner,  and songs by Roberta Flack, Aretha Frankin, and Natalie Cole.

OK now, "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer Wendy interacts with her audience
Motown and Soul musicians earn Kudos from their audience

Celebrity Gems arranges motown, disco, and soul music in Alameda, San Francisco, Dublin,
Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland.