Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Tribute to Diana Ross-with Stacy

Diana Ross is considered one of the best singers of all time. She boasts 12 number one Billboard hits and as the lead singer with the Supremes, she was named female singer of the century by Billboard magazine. "Stop in the name of Love," and "You keep me hanging on," two hits from the 70's continue their popularity in the 21st century. Stacy offered her Diana Ross Tribute, which included the theme from Mahogany, "Do you know where you're going to" at an afternoon concert at the Castro Valley Library.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough 
Theme from "Mahogany,"  Do you know where you're Going.

Stacy's Jazz Trio

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Whole Foods patio for Becca and the Blues

Becca belted out the blues with her band at the second Dublin shopping center concert. She included music for every style and taste gaining enthusiastic applause and recognition. Her song list included Speakeasy Jazz, Sinatra, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, and Top 40. Celebrity Gems arranges bands in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered-I'm yours
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summertime and the High Lords of Rock and Roll

Come on Everybody wave your arms to the beat
We are the Champions
Colorful balloon sculpture
The summer temperature was perfect- sunny, not to hot, not to cold. The first band for the four part Dublin, CA Summer Concerts included tributes to the Icons of Rock-Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and Queen. 
Their lead singer circulated throughout the audience with shout-outs to wave arms and shake booties. Celebrity Gems arranges rock and motown bands in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jump Jive Swing in July

Join us on Route 66
Ain't Misbehaving, saving my love for you

Lively Jump-Jive Swing, blues, and ballads were the perfect accompaniment at a Fourth of July BBQ. Vocalist Lilan's repertoire included Nat King Cole's solid gold top of the chart hits including Route 66, Straighten-Up and Fly Right, and Ain't Misbehaving. Celebrity Gems arranges Jazz, Swing, Blues, and ballads in San Jose, San Francisco, Hayward, and Walnut Creek.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

There was a menu selection for everyone

Do you enjoy rock music? A co-worker's favorite is 80's and Disco. A third employee requests easy listening and classic country. The band "Electric Rodeo" played all genres and took requests at an employee recognition. According to the event planner, "They were fabulous and were enjoyed by everyone."
"Electric Rodeo" played all styles of music
"Blue Bayou" hit song by Linda Ronstadt was one request
A Great Place to work with a great band

Thursday, June 20, 2019

He chucked the 9 to 5 routine

Quit work-choose a better routine

A Dolly Parton impersonator was the perfect surprise at a young 50 year old surprise retirement party at the Huntington Hotel, San Francisco. What could be more fun than Dolly Parton changing the lyrics to "Jolene, Jolene" since his last name rhymed to this song and the woman who cheated on her man. Of course she added the song 9 to 5, changing the lyrics to "There's a better life in Colorado."

According to the event planner,  "Dolly was fine and great fun. Especially when she changed the lyrics to Jolene,  Jolene."

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Bluegrass and Barbeque

Foggy Mountain Breakdown-classic country

Planning a barbecue? Add bluegrass to the menu. Bluegrass music with Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe,  the Osborn Brothers, and Merle Haggard were the perfect accompaniment to barbecue ribs, chicken, hot dogs, and cool refreshing watermelon. Celebrity Gems arranges Bluegrass and Country and Western bands in the San Francisco Bay Area including Sacramento.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

50's and Back to the Future

It was more than make believe at a 50's BBQ at a Union City active living community. Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe" was one of the solid gold 50's hits by the Magic Moments band. Partygoers also slow danced and Jitterbugged to "This Magic Moment" and to "Charlie Brown, he's a Clown."  Classic sleek 50's cars with the long fins were also on display. Celebrity Gems arranges 50's and 60's rock and roll bands in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Come-on Baby, let's do the Twist 
Bring back those classic cars

Hip Hop to End of School

Follow my Lead 
Hip Hop DJ for School Grad Party

After a grueling year of English, Math, and Social Studies, it was time for students at a Castro Valley Middle School to party. A hip hop DJ with four teenage instructors divided the students into groups and taught them hip hop dance moves.  This interactive end of school assembly was enjoyed by the students, the teacher aides, and the faculty. Celebrity Gems arranges DJs and dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Carnevale Stilt Walker on the midway

Back to School Stilt Walker energises students

An animated Carnevale Stilt Walker with parasol, pointed purple beanie, and bright red pants welcomed students to Summer Semester at a San Francisco Bay Area College.  The Stilt Walker pointed the way by circulating between different after school activity clubs. Celebrity Gems arranges Stilt Walkers in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mardi-Gras music by the 18th hole

Mardi-Gras and New Orleans Zydeco, barbecue chicken and all the fixins were the perfect recipe after 18 holes of golf at the Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton. Celebrity Gems arranges Mardi-Gras music in Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, and Oakland.
Lloyd sings the blues, plays the  washboard, and the  harmonica
New Orleans Blues music with BBQ chicken

Friday, May 24, 2019

Harpist and Elegant music by Candlelight-Celebrity Gems arranges harpists

Celtic harpist at formal dinner

An elegant celtic harpist at a formal 30-person dinner by candlelight in Union City. 
Celebrity Gems arranges harpists and string quartets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Fiesta de Mayo for Cinco de Mayo

Strolling Mariachi and Latin music

Cinco de Mayo is a festive celebration of Mexico culture and heritage. It's a holiday commemorating Mexico's victory over the French in 1862. Stateside, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday for dancing, strolling mariachi, delectable food, and margaritas. Here's our strolling Mariachi at a Union City 5th of May celebration. Celebrity Gems arranges Latin music, Mariachi, and Brazilian music in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Walnut Creek.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Shake off the Blues with live music

Blues and Jazz as presented by Rodney's quartet

The Rodney James quartet provided blues and soul music at an afternoon concert at a Union City retirement home.  According to the event planner, "This band was good; I've heard compliments about their music and professionalism from our residents." Celebrity Gems arranges blues, soul, and jazz music in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rainbow of Colors-Balloon Art for any decor

Balloon work of art-Palm Event Center

Magnificent rainbow arch with decorative balloons sculpted by Robin. Let Robin transform any room into a vibrant display as a theme tie-in. Balloons make colorful table centerpieces, arches, and wall art. Celebrity Gems arranges balloon artists in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Napa.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Louisiana Cajun and blues band energizes students

Good Golly Miss Molly
Myrna sings the blues

A  Louisiana Cajun and Blues band energized the students at their "Spring Fling" at a Cupertino, California college.  Celebrity Gems arranges Cajun Louisiana and Blues bands in Cupertino, San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Top Hat, Tails, and Long Stemmed Red Rose

A long stemmed red rose makes her feel special
"Mr Debonaire" circles the tables

"Mr. Debonaire" in top hat, tux, and tails with a long stemmed red rose for the ladies. He's ideal as a meet and greet, mix and mingle, and for that special occasion. Treat your guests to "Mr. Debonaire" for corporate events, weddings, and employee recognitions.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Cigar Roller for Latin and corporate events

Costa Rican Cigar Roller
San Francisco Bay Area Cigar Roller
A cigar roller provides a personalized souvenir of a fragrant and fresh cigar and makes lively conversation. Here's a San Jose, Costa Rican cigar roller folding fresh tobacco leaves and a local cigar roller at an Oakland, California corporate event. Celebrity Gems arranges cigar rollers, Latin music, and Salsa dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area,  San Jose,  and San Mateo. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fire Eaters set festive holiday Ablaze

Acrobats and Fire 
Come on Baby Light my Fire

A two person fire eating and acrobatic act wowed their audience at the festive Purim celebration for the Chabad of Pleasanton. Highlights of their jam packed 20 minute show featured Erin twirling a lit hula hoop and swallowing fire.  Celebrity Gems arranges fire eaters, circus/trapeze acts, and acrobats throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Fat Tuesday

Don't Mess with my Toot Toot 
Myrna-Your Love is like a Heat Wave

Partygoers danced the Cajun Two Step and Cajun line dance at a Union City Mardi-Gras festival. Our New Orleans/Cajun/Blues band with their over the top costuming featured Myrna on the washboard and Dana with his mini-accordion, trumpet, black, yellow, and white sports jacket with black top hat. 

The event planner was ecstatic, "I just wanted to let you know that the Mardi-Gras/Blues band were a huge success.  Residents are still talking about the music.  They thought you guys were just the touch that put the party over the top!  They are asking for you all to come back. Thank you again for the great music– I have to agree with them – you all put the right touch on the party!"

Celebrity Gems arranges Blues, Rock and Roll, Motown, and Cajun bands in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Women of Soul and the Motown Sound

The sound that made Detroit famous
Toe-tapping Motown at a San Francisco shopping center

The Motown sound of the 60's and 70's marked a cultural revolution in music worldwide.  Dance and sing to the  "Women of Soul" as they recreate the solid gold hits of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston. Celebrity Gems arranges Motown, Do Wop, and classic rock and roll throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Chinese Zither for Chinese New Year VIP

Chinese Zither dates back 2500 years

For a VIP for Chinese New Year, a musician performed on the Guzheng, an instrument dating back 2500 years. The Stanford Shopping Center store manager was pleased, "We loved our musician who performed for us. Our store  had a very successful event."  Celebrity Gems arranges Chinese trios; Guzheng trios; and Chinese Lion Dancers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

He did it His Way for Valentine's Day

Frank Sinatra is considered the best romantic crooner from World War 2 through the decade of the 1990's. His ballads continue to be popular, especially in Las Vegas at the Legends in Concert. For the Masonic Home Valentine's Day, crooner Mitch sang a medley of the most popular Sinatra songs accompanied by his guitarist. Celebrity Gems arranges crooner Sinatra and the Rat Pack in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"He has the World on a String"

Friday, February 8, 2019

Michael Jackson and his iconic hit Thriller from the 80's-Celebrity Gems arranges Michael Jackson impersonator

Michael Jackson rocks to "Billie Jean"
Michael Jackson takes center stage with the Ghostbusters

The crowning jewel in Michael Jackson's illustrious career was the album and video "Thriller (1984)." Here's Gerald as Michael Jackson taking center stage with The Ghostbusters as his back-up dancers. Celebrity Gems arranges a Michael Jackson impersonator and the Ghostbusters in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.

80's Roller Skating Girl with Jennifer Beals

She skated while twirling her Hula Hoop
Jennifer Beals from Flashdance fame
Awesome duo-80's Roller Skating Girl with Jennifer Beals

"What a Feeling" from Flashdance was one of the top grossing movies in the 80's.  The combo of Jennifer Beals as Alex Owens and the 80's Roller Skating Girl added to the fun at an 80's theme at the Oakland Rotunda. Celebrity Gems arranges the Roller Skating Girl and a Jennifer Beals impersonator in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Uh Oh Something Strange is going On-Celebrity Gems arranges the Ghostbusters

Partygoers were spooked when they noticed something strange going on. They noticed a ghost lurking in the corridor of the Oakland Rotunda. Who you gonna call?  The Ghostbusters of course-they ain't afraid of no ghosts. The Ghostbusters with their paranormal wands were called to weed out aliens at an 80's theme. Celebrity Gems arranges the Ghostbusters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Who crashed this party?
This guy looks suspicious. Let's wand him

Monday, February 4, 2019

Laurel and Hardy at your next event

Laurel and Hardy are considered the best comedy and slapstick duo. Picture them as a meet and greet and mix and mingle. Stan Laurel is a sommelier at Wine Club tastings and at home openings. Enjoy the four star movie Stan and Ollie where this beloved duo will again gain renewed interest and accolades. Celebrity Gems arranges Laurel and Hardy in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Sacramento.
Wine Club sommeliers 
The best slapstick and comedy duo