ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP…
Here’s also a little background on the company. We specialize in entertainment for the multifaceted event – offering traditional and non-traditional elements. Our entertainment runs from classic to edgy. We’ve been in business since 1992. The company began providing entertainers to the college market and quickly branched out to the corporate and private event sector.
Our client list includes The Grove, 2 Rodeo in Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks Fashion Square and South Coast Plaza. In addition, our multiple client list includes BMG Entertainment (Post-Grammy Party), Universal, Douglas Emmett, Bank of America, Bristol Myers Squibb, Coca-Cola, Prudential Jon Douglas, The Olympic Committee, The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, Celestino Drago as well as private events for Joely Fisher, Ozzy Osbourne, Anne Archer and the film producer, Howard W. Koch, Jr. The Entertainment Group has serviced all the top hotels including Peninsula, Bel Air, Beverly Hills Hotel, The Four Seasons and the Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel. Our events have been featured a number of times on television. “Entertainment Tonight” commenting about the Cirque style performers that we provided for the BMG post-Grammy party said the evening offered “amazing entertainment” and named the event “the party of the decade.”
Our talent ranges from solo musicians to big bands, singers, and dancers who cover an international range of styles including Jazz, Top 40, R&B, Classical, Country, Dixieland, Fanfare Trumpets, Mariachi, Celtic, Hawaiian, Scottish, Klezmer, Flamenco, French, Indian, Greek, Italian, Caribbean, German, Argentinean, Arabic, African, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Many performers can stroll while performing. In addition we can supply a wide range of novelty entertainment such as Cirque Du Soleil “type” acts, Magicians, Jugglers, Puppeteers, Marionette artists, Celebrity Look-alikes, Psychics, Fortune Tellers, Henna and Airbrush Tattoo Artists, Caricaturists and all sorts of Holiday acts including Dickens Carolers, Santa & Mrs. Claus, the Toy Soldier Band, and Live Reindeer!
At the 2004 Special Event Convention, the following two events that we provided entertainment for, have been nominated for Event of the Year in their category:
Sharon & Ozzy Osborne’s Renewal of Wedding Vows/New Years Eve Wedding at The Beverly Hills Hotel: We provided a 12 piece classical group that played Ozzy tunes classically for the wedding. For the reception we had a 1930’s Antique Casino Table set up with a horse race wheel from the Liberace Estate, New Years hat decorating with all sorts of fun accessories, a water glass musical artist, a world class British magician who has performed for royalty around the world, a fast spray painter, a classical harpist, 2 strolling caricature artists, a pair of psychic identical twins, a Queen Elizabeth look-alike, a Vegas Lounge act band, and great Karaoke.
A Renaissance Wedding in Topanga Canyon: A Renaissance male greeter, Renaissance Tarot Card reader, A Celtic Chamber group, a Renaissance juggler who also did oragami, a Renaissance fireater and a DJ for the reception. Everyone was impeccably costumed in the period.
Of course, Entertainment Group staff was onsite throughout the event insuring that everything ran seamlessly.
Other Recent Notable Events:
The National Financial Options Conference at La Quinta Resort:
Co-produced the conference and provided entertainment including entertainment for The Streets of the USA event. Philadephia included a great Neil Diamond Tribute act, authentic Mummers and a Rocky Balboa look-alike. Chicago was split into two sides of a club. As guests entered the club there were wind and snow machines blowing at them. One part of the club was Blues featuring a wonderful blind Blues singers and her 5 piece band. The other side was Improv comedy. Just outside in the courtyard, I hired a cigar roller. San Francisco-on both ends of the main swimming pool. I arranged for low lying fog to go across it. One end of the pool was barbary coast-I had Can Can Girls doing short form shows on stage. On the other end was Chinatown with an authentic Lion Dance Group, Kung Fu performer and contortionist who performed on a thick plexglas platform that covered the jacuzzi. New York- Cabaret & Breakdancers and Grafitti artist. Two other events feature a salsa band and Bobby Caldwell singing Sinatra music.
A Bugarian/American Wedding in Beverly Hills-Bulgarian choir, Marching Bagpipes and Drums led by world Renowned bagpiper, Eric Rigler(“Titanic” & “Braveheart”), 10 piece classical group. Reception: Italian Strolling trio featuring mandolin, guitar and violin, singer & guitar player “Tuck & Patti”.