Lady & The Tramps
Oldies Band

Lady & The Tramps plays a popular blend of Rock & Roll, Top 40, Classic Rock, Jazz, Contemporary, Pop, Latin, R&B, Swing, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, Ballroom Dance, and Ethnic music, embellished with your favorite requests.  Lively, energetic and friendly, the members of Lady & The Tramps enjoy interacting with the audience to ensure they are engaged and pleased with the performance.

Featuring male and female vocals singing 3-part harmony, backed by keyboards, bass, guitar, percussion and optional woodwind and brass instruments, Lady & The Tramps can be configured for your specific needs–from three to six professional musicians.  With advance planning, each guest will hear music from his or her own era, contributing to their enjoyment of your event. 

Lady & The Tramps creates all of their music live on stage without the use of pre-recorded or sequenced music.  This is an important distinction in this day when many bands rely heavily upon pre-recorded music to embellish their performances.

Lady & the Tramps also performs as a show band.  Let the band take you back to a simpler time when life was good, kids hung out at the corner soda shop and songs were played on the jukebox.  Re-live those precious times with the tribute show Let the Good Times Rock & Roll. Great tunes of the 50s and 60s will come alive with this production performed by artists who experienced those wonderful days. 

You will reminisce over those Forgotten Favorites and be dancing in the aisles to familiar hits by Elvis, the VenturesThe ShirellesDel ShannonPatsy Cline,BeatlesDave Clark Five and The Beach Boys – to name a few. This multi-talented group of performers knows how to hug the harmonies and make the instruments sing through every song.  Rekindle your youth with this interactive musical show that is suitable for all ages.

Also recognized as one of the premier dance bands in North Carolina, Lady & the Tramps is in great demand by dance clubs, restaurants, and dance studios that require precise tempos and rhythms for their skilled dance couples.

With more than 25 years of experience helping brides effectively use music to create the perfect atmosphere for their wedding day, Patrice Kaluza (the “Lady” of Lady & the Tramps) coordinates with brides, grooms and their wedding planners to ensure that the bridal couple’s heritage, family traditions, personal expectations and private dreams are reflected in their reception music–creating a wedding theme that their guests will remember and they will cherish forever.

Lady & The Tramps demonstrates its professionalism and commitment to satisfying their audiences by engaging a full-time sound engineer at each of their performances.  The sound engineer continuously blends the vocals and musical instruments into an optimal mix while ensuring that the music is maintained at a pleasant volume for your guests.

Few local bands employ a sound engineer during their performances. Those bands hope that one mix and volume setting will be ideal for all songs and that it will be appropriate for the entire evening.  Some bands rely upon members of the audience to complain that the music is too loud or that they can not hear certain instruments. Truly professional bands, like Lady & The Tramps, value audience satisfaction too much to leave sound levels to chance.

Members of the band include:

  • Patrice Kaluza, band leader-keyboards, synthesizer, vocals and string bass
  • Dan Cunningham-guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals and harmonica
  • Mike Muhlada-electric bass, vocals, auxiliary percussion, “sound effects”
  • Tom Cruz-percussion, comedian (keeps us laughing)
  • Brass and woodwind players available upon request
Donna Washington:Storyteller

Professional author, storyteller and multicultural folklorist, Donna Washington has been featured at hundreds of festivals and thousands of schools, libraries, theaters and other venues around the world, including Canada, Peru, Argentina and Hong Kong.  A multiple-award winning artist with nine CD's, she presents stories for audiences as young as four and for families and adults of all ages.

Willie Nelson Tribute

For his Willie Nelson Tribute, Roy Hammock (appropriately nicknamed "Roy Willie" by his fans) received Country’s Hottest Hitter Award from The Reel Awards in Las Vegas--the Academy Awards for tribute artists. He also was the winner of the Willie Nelson Lookalike Contest.

Elvis Tribute

Recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. as the Worldwide Favorite Elvis Tribute Artist of fans via online fan polling, Stephen has been a Finalist and Semi-finalist in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest sponsored by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in each of the last 3 years.

Johnny Cash Tribute

The Johnny Cash Experience is a Broadway-quality show that takes the audience through the late country legend’s career, covering Early Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and the Folsom Prison Concert Era.  Those who see his performance will know what it must have been like to see the real Johnny Cash in concert -- his voice, mannerisms, and his band are wholly true to the legend.

RAZZaMaJAZZ:Jazz,Dixieland,Swing Band

Consisting of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo and percussion, RAZZaMaJAZZ has been entertaining North Carolina audiences for more than 20 years, playing a variety of musical styles, including Jazz, Dixieland and Swing.

5 Second Rule:Rock Band

This Young, Classic Rock/Pop band from Richmond, Virginia boasts a rapidly growing fan base along the East Coast.  They perform tunes ranging from Stevie Wonder to Van Halen and Bruno Mars.  Their 2019 release, Yellow Dress, reached #1 on the charts in Virginia and #59 in the United States.

Different Drum:Afro-Latin Music

Different Drum is a versatile Afro/Latin ensemble that plays World Music, specializing in South African Township, Andean Melodies, Brazilian Sambas, Salsa, Calypso and Cumbia. The band plays, Congas, Alto Recorder, Coronet, Flugelhorn and can be expanded to include Bass, Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Alto Saxophone and other instruments.

Moscow Nights:Russian Music

Award-winning Musical Ambassadors from Russia, Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile trio of world-recognized, prize-winning musicians who have established themselves as one of the fastest rising folk groups in the U.S. Presenting authentic Russian folk traditions and culture, their lilting Balalaikas, dynamic Bayan Accordion, humorous dances and superb vocals create an exhilarating, educational performance for all ages.

Voices of 60 Legends

Invite your audiences to enjoy an evening of tributes to legends with more than 60 legendary vocalists in one talent-packed show, starring extraordinary singing impressionist, Eric Kearns. You can customize the show for your audience by choosing from more than 60 vocalists to "perform" during your show.

Lady & Tramps:Oldies Band

Lady & The Tramps plays a popular blend of Rock & Roll, Top 40, Classic Rock, Jazz, Contemporary, Pop, Latin, R&B, Swing, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, Ballroom Dance, and Ethnic music, embellished with your favorite requests.

PushPlay:Top 40 Band

PushPlay keeps events exciting and guests entertained with a variety of music from the 70's to current Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B, Country and Top 40 hits.

Mickey Mills:Caribbean Music

Recording Artist, writer and composer Mickey Mills is an exciting, energetic, multi-talented entertainer par excellence.  He is a vocalist, songwriter and steel drum player, who has been called “the fastest steel drum soloist on Earth”.  A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Mickey has performed on steel drums nationally and internationally, including Madison Square Garden.


Jef weaves through the crowd at festivals, fairs and first nights, sharing his wacky brand of roving artistry which includes mime, juggling, mask work and variety arts. Festival goers become willing participants, interacting with him by creating faces for his masks, juggling with him, posing for photos with his masterpiece camera and even playing a game of human-sized ring toss with one another.

transit:Vocal Band

Using the latest in live sound technology, transit is able to harness vocals and transform them into a high impact show that some will scarcely believe is created with only 5 voices.  Showcasing popular songs of today and their original music, transit will connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Gladius:Baroque-Ethnic-Fusion Guitar

Overcoming crippling nerve damage, Gladius defines courage as an individual, innovation as a composer and mastery as an instrumentalist, pushing the boundaries of his Baroque-Ethnic-Metal fusion.  In an era when expertise and originality are often overlooked in lieu of fleeting flash and flare, Gladius defines innovation as a composer and mastery as an instrumentalist.

Legacy: Motown Showband

The Legacy entertains audiences with the classic Motown sound from Detroit, exciting, high-energy choreography and impressive showmanship.  The Legacy will take the audience back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind& Fire, The Four Tops, The Okays, Isley Brothers, Kool and the Gang, Jackson Five, Chairmen of the Board, Pharrel Williams and the Temptations.

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