Entertainers

Whether the entertainment is in the background or is a focal point of your event, having the right entertainment is essential to the success of your event. Below is a list of entertainers who are available to perform at your Western New York event. They represent a variety of genres, which are noted at the top of their listing. The entertainers also charge very different fees for their performances, so there are entertainers to fit all different budgets. This website is an advertising website, and the entertainers listed here have paid a fee to be listed. The website makes no claims as to the quality of the entertainer. No warranties or guarantees are made. Contracts will be made directly with the entertainers, and not with the website.

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Russ Burton - DJ - EmceeDJ, Emcee
Russ Burton: I’m a DJ and my name is Russ, Not DJ Beatz or MC Rawk or anything stupid like that. I’m not a gimmick. I’m just a guy with a passion for music and working to make events even better. I’m one of the more adaptable DJ’s you will find as my goal is to throw the party that YOU want. I bring years of experience and expertise, as well as a calming attitude to make the night less stressful for you.

Fee: Call or email for quote

 



cartusthumbsmallMusic – Violin Soloist 
Kelly Cartus
has been playing the violin since she was 4 years old, and has worked as a teacher, a member of ensemble groups and as a solo performer. Kelly performs at area weddings and other social functions. She has been a member in the Amherst Symphony Orchestra since 2000, and has performed with the Amherst Chamber Ensemble.

Fee: Call or email for quote

 


 

charliecheckersthumbVariety Show, Comedy, Magic
Charlie and Checkers
 are a perfect fit for any youth events including family fun nights, church events, banquets, special celebrations, and just about any event looking for an exciting, clean, and fun event for children and families. No matter what the venue or how large or small the audience is, Charlie and Checkers will always keep their number one goal in mind, to create memories that will last a lifetime. Charlie the Cowboy and Checkers the Clown, and have spent the last three years performing across Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. In performing for a wide range of ages and audience sizes. While their main focus is magic, their act includes a variety of different arts and stunts including juggling, unicycling, and Checkers’ climbing inside a giant balloon.

Fee: Call or email for quote

 


 

gravbullthumbJuggling, Balancing, Spinning, Comedy
Gravitational Bull
– Dave and Kyle Fultz are a father-and–son team of professional jugglers that have been performing all over New York state and Western Pennsylvania for the past several years. Dave and Kyle perform at corporate and community events, retirement dinners, schools, churches, Boy Scout Blue and Gold Dinners, libraries, private functions or just about anywhere. They also teach educational programs as well as balloon sculpture and juggling workshops.

In addition to juggling, Gravitational Bull performances usually contain comedy, magic, balloon twisting, story telling, ball & plate spinning and balancing. So whether you’re amused or amazed, stand back, because they’re throwing stuff around!

Fee Range: Call or email for quote

 


 

marithumbJazz Singer
Mari McNeil – Mari McNeil’s “Jazz, with Love,” is taking Western New York by storm! Mari’s warm, sultry voice is being heard at wedding receptions, cocktail parties, private clubs and restaurants by appreciative audiences all over the region. She sings standards from the Great American Songbook. Her performances are accompanied by a pianist, guitarist, quartet, quintet or even a big band.

Mari sings the songs you love, dance and romance to. Let her light up your next event!

Fee Range: $251-500

 


 

katyminerthumbSolo Singer, Jazz Quartet
Katy Miner/ Katy Miner Quartet – Katy Miner, a multi-faceted vocalist, fronts the Katy Miner Jazz Quartet (featuring WNY jazz greats, Phil Sims, Jack Kulp and Tom Kasperek) performing in various venues in the greater Buffalo area. She has been featured in many professional Buffalo theater productions and with both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. She co-produced a one-woman cabaret show, Songbird, for Buffalo United Artists, has recorded vocals for local music artists and has done session and jingle work. Katy is trained classically and has studied at the Eastman School of Music. While residing in California for several years, she has had the privilege of working with several recording professionals in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco.

Fee: Call or email for quote

 


 

piratethumbJimmy Buffet Tribute/Trop Rock
Pirate Dreams is Western New York’s first and premier “Trop Rock” band. In the market for over ten years we’ve presented our Jimmy Buffett tribute and summer themed show year round at venues and events such as Coca Cola Field, M&T Plaza Concert Series, Tonawanda Canal-Fest, Lancaster Opera House, Taste of Lancaster, The Erie County Fair, Seneca Niagara and Allegheny Casinos, Hamburg Fairgrounds Casino as well as other events and venues much too numerous to mention here.

The show is appropriate for an adult crowd as well as families and can be offered as Pirate Dreams (full band), Beachfront Property (acoustic duo) or JimmyPirate (acoustic solo) to suit your individual budget or scope.

Fee: Call for quote

 


 

mikerandallentthumbMark Twain, Charles Dickens, Puppets, Magic
Mike Randall
– In addition to his broadcasting career, Mike is a busy actor & live entertainer-performing his solo shows “Mark Twain Live!”  “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” and “Mike Randall & Friends” which incorporates Puppets, Ventriloquism and Magic. As Mark Twain Mike has appeared all over the country, touring the show continually since he first put it together in 1972. His presentation has gained national recognition and he recently was the answer to a question on the popular game show “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” regarding his annual appearance at the Huck Finn Jubilee in Victorville, California. In 2007 Mike premiered a new solo show as Charles Dickens performing his classic tale “A Christmas Carol”. The presentation received rave reviews and you can catch Mike performing it locally, each year during the holiday season. As a live performer, Mike entertains kids and grown-ups with puppets & magic at schools, libraries and fun events.

Fee: Call or email for quote

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