Talent & Service Directory

Variety Bands

The following groups cover all styles and genres.

Featured Variety Bands

Satin
Satin

Satin partners with the most amazing musicians in the LA area.  The energy level is unsurpassed yet they can provide an intimate moment.  This cover band is truly unique because they not only cover the vast variety of popular music but deliver authentic Latin music with a flair that not many groups can.  This group's powerful lead vocalists stands apart from all the rest.  They are extremely interactive and know how to make an event come to life. They have performed for Fortune 500 companies ...

CCE Dueling Pianos
CCE Dueling Pianos

Our Dueling Pianist/vocalist are made up of some the the top performers world wide.  Adam performed on Broadway for numerous years in the famous Elton John / Billie Joel show that ran for three years staight.  He has opened for Stephen Bishop, John Ford Coley and Dan Hill. Add to this partnership Liz who's beauty matches her talent.  Together they interact an engage their audience with an incredibly huge collection of songs from past to current.

Martini Run
Martini Run

The "Martini Run" are native to the Los Angeles area.  They specialize in "Old Jazz" with a "New Twist", not only covering their interpretations of the Great American Songbook, but music from the 50's to current in a unique way.  They bring you a European Sidewalk Cafe Flare with repertoire including, French, Italian and Spanish.  The core group, a trio brings the sounds of a "Dirty Martini, gently stirred" and is expandable up to eight members.  For added spice an accordion and/or trumpet can be added.  ...

Sundowner
Sundowner

An outstanding group consisting of vocalist that cover many genre from pop rock, Indy style and Top 40 music.  This group has the ability to perform as a duo with guitar & vocals to a larger seven and eight member group.  Their warmth and genuine attitude on stage fills the room and audience leaving them wanting more.

Duke of Earl
Duke of Earl

Dubbed "the soulful singing champion of romantic music," Earl has been a touring and recording vocalist for more than two decades. The Detroit native is regularly featured with South African jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler. His recording credits include Boney James and Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and gospel greats Andre Crouche, Take 6, The Winans, Howard Smith and Vanessa Bell-Armstrong. Earl's interactive and engaging voice has fast become one of City Connection's most popular vocalists. You have probably heard his voice hundreds of ...

DJ With LIVE Percussion Show
DJ With LIVE Percussion Show

A unique fusion of live percussion with disc jockey makes for an intense party atmosphere.  All your favorite music comes to life with the showmanship of a live percussionist/drummer.  The energy level goes off the charts when we couple these elements together.  See why all ages that like to party are raving about this concept.

Motor City Magic
Motor City Magic

Motor City Magic - Relive The Memories MCM is an R&B, Soul Tribute to all the outstanding male and female groups of te 60's and 70's.  With 25 plus years of experience this versatile party/show group can format performances for sit down audiences or even drive your dance party all night.  The group's first ever engagement was the surprise 50th birthday party of Berry Gordy Jr, the founder of Motown Records.  This successful performance launched them into the national spotlight with follow-up performances for the ...

Uptown Magic- Motown to Current Hits
Uptown Magic- Motown to Current Hits

Uptown Magic  is a dance and show band that plays hits from the Motown 50's to current hits of today.  Available with a full band OR backing tracks. Here's what people are saying... OMG these guys are amazing.  Just when you're wondering what would they sound like covering a Bruno Mars tune, they break into awesome harmony.  I love these guys. Now I know what my parents experienced back in the day, yet they cover current music as well.  This group is ...

Into The Night
Into The Night

Hand picked from the best talent across Los Angeles, Into The Night is a premiere group in the event industry.   Our musicians have been vetted through the many years of working with City Connection Entertainment.   Into The Night was created around the energy and movement to get guests out of their seat and up on the dance floor. "Still basking in the glow of our wedding and wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to the good folks at City Connection.  The ...

Cool Nation
Cool Nation

Cool Nation is the ultimate high-energy corporate dance show band that can make any event spectacular! From intimate gatherings to extravagant corporate engagements, Cool Nation caters to high end clients the world over. With award winning musicians and performers, the band performs all styles of music superbly and can tailor the show to capture the spirit of any event. It's what you feel. It's the excitement. The experience. Most importantly ... it's the memories we've created together. With show stopping costumes, sizzling hot choreography, and interactive audience participation, Cool Nation guarantees to keep people on the dance floor ...

Alter Ego
Alter Ego

MTV + iPOD + Eye Candy = Alter Ego 60 Costume Changes in a 90 minute Set! •Songs from 70s, 80s,90s to Current Top 40 •The ultimate Tribute group within a Tribute Group •High Audience Participation •Party Like You've Never Partied Before Affordable Stadium Rock Concert Performance & Production Everyone would love to see Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry perform at their event but they are not affordable...but Alter Ego is!

Energy
Energy

Energy is a uniquely distinct band with unmatched talent, showmanship, business professionalism, and long standing experience. They have been performing worldwide for over a decade. Energy covers an enormous range of musical styles, offers continuous entertainment, customized theme shows, and configurations for every type of event, large or small.

WQL Dynamite
WQL Dynamite

They have a huge sweet tooth for making people smile and laugh! We’ve been told it’s what We do best. As a gifted performers, with years of experience on stage, I feel that we have an extraordinary ability to give crowds what they want, when they want it.  Whether it's a public concert, a large corporate event or a private soiree, We always try and keep the audience captivated, on their feet and begging for more. In one word: Irresistible!  WQL's talent has worked with ...

Moon
Moon

Versatility and the ability to read their audience with the right music at the right moment makes this group in high demand.  They have performed for all types of events from corporate to weddings.  Their music includes standards, old school, classic rock, disco, funk, hip hop and the most contemporary.  You also have the option of multiple front vocalists.  Ask how we can design this group for you. "This band made my wedding day the most wonderful day of my life.  They were accommodating, helpful, ...

Stefan
Stefan

Stefan is an amazing young talent that shares his love for music in such a unique enthusiastic way.  Everyone leaving his performance, whether in a small intimate party or a huge concert, feels they have just witnessed a star.  CCE has found him to be extremely versatile in so many genres.  Singing, dancing, playing guitar & piano are just a few of his attributes.

Dean O'Leary
Dean O'Leary

After Winning The Australian Club Entertainment Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009 (a prestigious award throughout Australia), Dean moved to the states to peruse his musical dreams. This award recognized by elite industry agents, fellow talents and the public gave Dean the confidence he needed.  He also received Best Solo Guitarist & Vocalist of the Year (2007, 2008, & 2009) along with Best Duo & Trio Covers. Following his success around Australia and Internationally performing with major artists, Dean had a break in his schedule to record and ...

Indigo Soul
Indigo Soul

From sweet, sultry grooves to high-energy funk,   Indigo Soul  delivers R&B/soul music in a way that is creative, contemporary and oh-so-cool. The group also brings   soul   to funky pop/rock and jazz standards.  The world class band members have performed with such legendary artists as Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne, Michael McDonald, Patti Austin, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé, to name a few. See why so many discriminating listeners have chosen them for their events. ...

Neon Crush
Neon Crush

"From Frank Sinatra to the Foo Fighters" Neon Crush knows how to start a party and keep it going all night! We bring a professional, fun, high energy vibe to every stage we play. We play music from the 70's, 80's, 90's and Current, Pop, Rock, Country, Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Classic Rock, Ballads, Disco, and even some If a song is not on our list we'll learn it just for you! Contact us today to receive a quote and ...

Spin Fusion
Spin Fusion

3 + 1 = a huge sound.   Spin Fusion  can provide a huge playlist with as little as guitar, bass, drums and a male and/or female front vocalist.  The secret is our custom backing tracks.  With the use of technology and our own studio recordings we can cover the songs that would normally require a 7 or 8 member group. Spin Fusion  is comprised of top industry professionals having performed with the who's who of the music business.  They are a set rhythm section, ...

LA Allstars
LA Allstars

The LA ALLSTARS are a professional, high energy group that consistently gets the party started every time! Performing for major corporations in North America and abroad as well as Hollywood's most notable VIP's, their dynamic show covers many styles, ranging from Current Hits to Classic rock, R&B and Motown to Disco, including Standard Jazz to Swing, essentially catering to any audience’s needs. It's their fresh, hip style and funky approach to the music that bring this talented group into today's contemporary realm.

Ric Jarrett
Ric Jarrett

Rick Jarrett is a singer and entertainer. His voice has been compared to a combination of many singers including Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, and Garth Brooks. He has performed in many shows and productions including some for Disney, the second generation Platters, and performed at the Mark Taper Forum with Grammy and Tony award winners. He performed in Disney’s opening of Mulan at the Hollywood Bowl and also at the opening of the Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Superdome ...

AKNU
AKNU

AKNU is a phenomenal high-energy trio of brothers with astonishing moves and incredible vocal talent performing original material and popular hits.  With performances that showcase their extraordinary vocals and mesmerizing dance moves, AKNU brings their spectacular live performances to audiences of all ages around the globe. AKNU has been featured on MTV and in Vogue Italia, Ebony, and Vanity Fair, among many others. A recent performance on The X Factor earned accolades from all three judges, including the notoriously critical Simon Cowell. Look out ...

The Zippers
The Zippers

Since their beginning as champions on Ed McMahon's Star Search, the Zippers have become America's Favorite Corporate Entertainment. With the option of adding three horns to create an amazing 5-piece horn section, this newly expanded super group is a knockout for even the largest of events. The Zippers' show is an exciting combination of classic rock and R&B, Motown and disco, swing and standards, plus all of the most up-to-date dance music. They are flashy, energetic, funny, and guaranteed to make you want to dance all ...

Crosswalk
Crosswalk

CROSSWALK Most assuredly breaks the mold of the cookie cutter party band. This talented group has made their mark on the scene guaranteed to jump start any event with an inspired mix of ingredients that always produces a packed dance floor.  The group works from a huge repertoire built on the greatest dance and party hits of every era: Modern Rock, The Motown Sound, The Girl Groups, Disco/Funk and more!  Think of CROSSWALK as your party insurance, guaranteed! 

Practical Friday
Practical Friday

PRACTICAL FRIDAY  with their incredibly long list of tunes, will have your guests begging them to play their favorites all night long.  Not only does this group have exceptionally talented vocalists,  they have the finest musicians at every spot in the lineup, making  them one of the top live bands around.  PRACTICAL FRIDAY  has thrilled audiences and really knows how to kick it into high gear, keeping the dance floor at maximum speed all night long, playing hit after hit.

Visa
Visa

This exciting group featuring Mica & Vince Corey has diversity beyond belief.  From Old School to the latest Hits of today along with personality and interaction with their audience they'll be a sure crowd pleaser.  Backed by some of CCE's seasoned pros there isn't much they can't cover.   With Mica's vocal style  deeply rooted in Soul and R&B; She has worked with a medley of artists from Jonathan Butler, Chante Moore, Aaron Hall (of Guy) , Alexander O’neil, Ollie Woodson , Mikki Bleu, The ...

Tony & His Sophisticated Band
Tony & His Sophisticated Band

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Tony Galla was discovered in Buffalo, New York by renowned Disc Jockey Joey Reynolds, recording his first hit single, "In Love" (Swang Records).  Climbing quickly up the Billboard Charts, "In Love" became a national cult hit in the U.S. and throughout the UK and Europe, where it currently remains a popula hit. Heavily influenced by the soulful sounds of artists like B.B. King and Ray Charles, Tony developed his own bluesy sound and unique passionate style quickly becoming the lead singer of ...

Not Your Average String Quartet (NYASQ)
Not Your Average String Quartet (NYASQ)

N.Y.A.S.Q. “Not Your Average String Quartet” In a league of their own, N.Y.A.S.Q. delivers passionate performances of Current Hits, Contemporary, Rock and Timeless Classics most requested. This much in demand professional group consisting of 4 musicians: 2 Violins, 1 Viola & 1 Cello, are unlike any String Quartet you have ever heard and guaranteed to exceed your expectations in fulfilling your musical wishes for a most memorable event.  For an even more spectacular sound, add String Bass and Percussion to the quartet ...

Walk Like A Man
Walk Like A Man

"Walk Like A Man" a tribute to Frankie Valli and the music of an Era .  Featuring hits like: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Dec 63' and Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You.  This dynamic tribute show captures a real live concert performance from one of America's living legends, Frankie Valli. We're sure you will sing along and dance, reminiscing the good times from this era. The cast are an amazing group of world class entertainers that have collectively performed in national shows, ...

Chuck Wansley
Chuck Wansley

Native New Yorker Chuck Wansley began his professional singing and performing career at the age of 18 on a world tour as drummer with  Up With People. After returning to the states he performed extensively with talented musicians throughout the Northeast, including several years in the Boston/RI area club band Match. In early 1982 he moved back to NYC to pursue a solo career as a singer, signing first with Prism Records and then Motown as a founding member of the urban techno group Warp-9, ...

Bernie's Band
Bernie's Band

Bernie Meisinger is an accomplished jazz singer and songwriter who has been entertaining crowds for over twenty years. A consummate professional, Bernie is earnest in celebrating the classics of jazz, as well as composing original songs that are finding their way into major motion pictures and hit television shows. Over the years, Bernie has performed in top-notch jazz clubs, legendary restaurants and hotels, corporate events, and private parties of the rich and famous. Distinguished, but not stuffy, Bernie's songs add a classic, easygoing vibe to ...

Salsa Caliente
Salsa Caliente

Salsa, Mambo and other Latin styles are way in, but most audiences want a little of everything. A hot and exciting group comprised of top film and recording artists with a repertoire that pushes beyond just Latin music. Along with popular Latin music, they perform all styles, swing, Motown, oldies and Top-40. Experience the energy! The lead vocalist in Salsa Caliente is an international vocalist originally from El Salvador. He has toured major venues throughout the world, winning the prestigious International Song Festival. His group expands ...

Sharky & the Babes
Sharky & the Babes

Welcome to the most requested band in special event planning,   "Sharky & The Babes" . The members of this group are top industry professionals. They have performed for major social & corporate events for the past 12 years, delivering spectacular customized entertainment. Sharky & The Babes with its multi-talented entertainers will personalize to the needs of your event. This tight well-rehearsed group is a powerhouse of entertainment.

Swerve
Swerve

SWERVE Is among the best choices for high-end events and performs one hit after another in a wide range of genres and styles. This band knows how to deliver more energy than TNT and is the best value in the entire Los Angeles Area and beyond.  If you’re looking for exciting live band, SWERVE is where your search ends, with the finest professionals in the business, believe me you won’t look back. What people are saying about Swerve: "They gave a stellar performance and ...

The Basix
The Basix

This outstanding high energy group produces a sound of an eight to ten member group. This group has become one of LA’s hottest Four member cover bands. The members of the group are so versatile they will amaze you. From Classic rock to the latest contemporary hits of today, they do it all. Each member in the group is a lead vocalist, contributing to that versatility that is needed at so many events today. Their talent has taken them to Branson Missouri to open for ...

Liquid Blue
Liquid Blue

Liquid Blue is a premiere dance band from the San Diego area. Their musicians have performed on hit movie sound tracks such as "Salsa", "Backdraft", and "Halloween 3". They have played numerous casinos in California and performed with Larry Gatlin as the "Larry Gatlin Band". They can vary in size from a 5 to a 7 piece band.

Triple Threat
Triple Threat

Dubbed Triple Threat is a trio performing 50's, 60's, and contemporary, Motown, Gospel & Doo-wop music. During the holiday season, they sprinkle in their renditions of your favorite holiday music. Their energy and expressions are spellbinding. Their material is reminiscent and fun for all. They stroll, crooning as they go. For dancing they can be joined by the City Connection Band and will take on a whole new dimension. Just look at what a few satisfied clients have to say about Triple Threat... "...Kurt's ...

The Hodads
The Hodads

What the heck is a Hodad? In the surf slang of the 60's it meant non-surfer. We couldn't think of a better word to describe the five musicians that make up L.A.'s craziest party band! Originally formed to play at California beach theme parties, the Hodads now play literally hundreds of songs from all styles of music. In their many years they have performed with Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Bill medley, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Rogers, and the Drifters just to mention a few. From surf rock ...

Haute Chile
Haute Chile

Haute Chile has distinguished themselves as a different experience in the private even and corporate entertainment arena. You will not find this elegant group in the clubs or casinos! With an extraordinary level of musicianship, this unique group caters to discerning cleient by dleivering the music industry's favorite's with Hollywood glamour and powerful concert-like presentation.

Johnny Crawford
Johnny Crawford

The Johnny Crawford Orchestra comes from a family of musicians, and Johnny was performing from the time he could walk. In 1955 his singing impersonation of Johnnie Ray led to a contract with Disney, where he became one of the original Mouseketeers. As an actor, Johnny has appeared in over 250 television productions, 15 movies, and 12 plays. He received an Emmy Nomination at the age of 13 for his role in the western television series, "The Rifleman." Signed by Del-Fi Records in 1961, Johnny had five ...

Passion
Passion

Passion is an extremely classy multitalented group. Cassandra, the lead vocalist has performed on numerous commercial and TV movies as well as having performed internationally. This truly excellent group adds a dimension to versatility covering standards to pop music. Their powerful voices and ability to interact with their audience has made this group one of the most sought of them all. The well-rehearsed group has been a favorite of many because of their diversity and versatility.

David & Renee
David & Renee

A unique group that performs not only cover tunes, such as Colbie Caillat, Adele, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz & Beatles to mention a few, but some of their acoustic originals.  This group is a favorite of LA, Orange County & San Diego coffee houses, intimate restaurants and concert halls.  They can perform as a Duo, simply guitar & vocal or add bass, piano and/or drums.