No matter where you live in the United States, there is a holiday to celebrate in the next few weeks. This is a time when friends, family & colleagues take a moment to gather & enjoy whatever relationship they share. Most of the time, this includes a party of some kind. The background of that… Read more »
Explaining the Science of Music
“Pop” Music. The “Pop” is short for popular. & that is further defined by your age group & sheer numbers. So, what makes a song “popular”? This is where the science comes in. Music is a visceral part of the human condition. From the moment a Neanderthal picked up a bone & began beating it rhythmically on a… Read more »
Have you ever been to a GREAT party?
One thing that really gets me, is losing a client to a D.J.. Don’t get me wrong. Our company created D.J.’s in Chicago. There was no such animal. When we went to advertise, there was no category for us. The whole reason we started down that road, was to accommodate the client that didn’t have… Read more »
Return to the tradition of great Holiday Entertainment!
Here in the Midwest, the leaves are starting to turn, we’re dragging out the Halloween decorations & turning our thoughts to turkey. If you want to enjoy living here, you have to embrace the change of seasons. I think one thing that helps us face the impending arrival of winter, is the approach of the holidays. What better way… Read more »
Live a little this summer with LIVE music!!
Throughout the summer in the Chicagoland area, you will find it hard to find a community or neighborhood that does NOT offer free concerts at a local park or square. Taking advantage of this tremendous opportunity, entails putting on pants & a shirt & leaving your front room. It’s really pretty easy. Grab your lawn… Read more »
What is everyone listening to & the music that moves feet.
As a Bandleader, I have spent my entire professional career analyzing music & it’s effect on an event. Technology has irrevocably changed not only the availability of music, but the infinite variety & accessibility, all at the touch of a key on your telephone or the keyboard that sits all day in front of most of… Read more »
The Polar Vortex got you? How about the perfect Party Vortex!
What makes a great party? You may think the food, the facility, the decorations. These are great ingredients, but from decades of experience, I can tell you what is the essential element in making a party great: unity. That means, as many guests as possible are engaged & joining in the fun. The great unifier:… Read more »
Happy New Year!
We ended 2013 with a fabulous wedding & a delightful bride, groom & family. The weather cooperated & everyone had an unforgettable night. In talking to our Bride, she said “I didn’t care about anything else, but having a fantastic band & my dreams have come true.” I can’t tell you how many of their… Read more »