North Shore Doo Wop Vocal Group
NBC “Sing-Off: Finalist

A  finalist on NBC’s Sing-OffNorth Shore Doo-Wop impressed fans of all ages across the nation with their energy and consistent harmonies.

For the last 30 years, North Shore has entertained and excited thousands of listeners, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm and tempo to songs from the 40’s right up through today. The voices belong to Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi.

This special art of delivering music without instrumental accompaniment is what North Shore is all about. The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire of hundreds of popular hits that cover the last five decades. Each number and performance is arranged in a way that showcases each member in a role of lead singer – a trait that very few a cappella groups in the country can claim.

North Shore has appeared as the opening act for The Temptations, The Platters, Ben E. King, Johnny Maestro, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Vallie, and Gene Pitney. In 1991 North Shore won The National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael, California, defeating six other top finalists from across the country.

North Shore’s commercial advertising experience ranges from radio and television voice-overs for T. J. Maxx to a variety of corporate public relations assignments, including the New York Stock Exchange. North Shore has led entertainment efforts for major fund raising events, including the American Red Cross, Massachusetts Special Olympics, and the Crispus Attucks Children’s Center.

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.

Juggler,Mime,Clown,Magician

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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