here are some great Solo & Duo performers to choose from!
Rockett has also been a solo performer with Carnival Cruise Line since 2016, having worked on 10 different ships in their fleet sailing to over 25 countries across the Caribbean to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Johnny recorded and released a 10 track debut album called “Devil On Both Shoulders” with Nashville veteran producer, John Pineiro in the Spring Of 2018. Johnny consistently connects with his growing fan base online and his passion for music is tangible during live performances. Johnny strives to produce quality content and is dedicated to creating memories for each new audience.
Justin's style is predominantly Folk-Rock with the ability to emphasize either genre depending the setting. He uses looping technology allowing him to provide his own bass and rhythm/lead guitar playing 3 parts at once. He can work as a solo or duo with a drummer. Full band arrangements are possible as well. Justin's voice is strong and out-front with a touch or "gravel", giving it additional character. He is a pleasant to the ear both musically and vocally.
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Leisure McCorkle has been compared to seminal artists like: Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker, Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds, Weezer, The Cars, Marvelous 3, The Pixes, Teenage Fanclub, Billy Joel and others . He also has appeared in magazines such as: Billboard, Magnet, The Big Takover, Jersey Beat, BOB, Amplifier and daily and weekly papers across the world such as NY Times, LA Entertainment Weekly, Irish Times, Creative Loafing, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Denver Westwood, Detroit Metro etc. Leisure has also had several songs on MTV's "Real World" and "Road Rules."
Lee has played on average 200-250 dates a year and toured with the likes of: Cowboy Mouth, Ben Folds, Elliot Smith, Frank Black (The Pixies), and Glen Tillbrook (of Squeeze) to name a few.
He puts 100% of his heart and soul into every performance and everyone leaves having had a memorable experience that will have them craving more! Be sure and check out his Duo on this page "Shorty & Leisure".
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Lisa De Novo performs uplifting Alternative Folk and Pop that’ll get you singing along! Her positive energy and contagious smile will leave you feeling the good vibes all night! Her latest Album “The Big Bang” launched May 2018 and October 2016, she released an EP the Stars Align - available on iTunes and Spotify. Her collaborations with SMK have reached over 300,000 hits on youtube. “Music is the best kind of therapy. It allows you to get things off your chest while connecting with others on a very deep level.”
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Matt has rapidly become one of the best male vocalist in the Charlotte NC metro area. Matt has stepped into the spotlight in what is an already great music scene. His music resonates his small town familiarity with a burst of big city culture, to create a genre of music that is all his own.
His influences range from soul to classic rock, pop, blues and anything else that inspires. His live shows are incomparable, and his smooth and bewitching voice entrances its listeners within seconds. Being a songwriter himself, Matt has a unique ability to bring to life the experiences expressed in popular songs in addition to writing amazing original material. Whether the main stage with his full band or an acoustic show in a smaller setting, seeing him sing only once will make you a lifetime fan for sure.
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Nathan was born in Southern California, spending much of his life between the desert and San Diego all while seeing much of the country in between as an Army brat moving from coast to coast. Being exposed to classic songwriters, music and guitar as a kid, it has long been a passion and defining quality of life for him. Nathan has been playing and singing in bands of several genres over the years, and is a multi-instrumentalist. Since moving to Charlotte in 2007, he has settled into his own, finding a comfort zone in playing acoustically and performing solo, duo, and trio shows and booking for venues all around the city. Nathan also writes for other local artists, as well as for himself, with an album release planned for mid-2019.
Nathan takes pride in the opportunity to share a love for the music of many decades while bringing it to audiences with his signature baritone voice and an attention to detail and execution in instrumentation. With a distinctive sound, diverse and enjoyable set lists, venues around Charlotte routinely welcome and acknowledge the fresh approach and setlists as well as premier professionalism to their venue that comes with each performance. He can perform Solo or as a Duo
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From the Mid West Heartland to the original music boom of Orlando, FL and now to the Queen City of Charlotte, NC, Randy Paul has been entertaining fans for more than 15 years.
From his smooth voice to his guitar chops, he will hold you captive and bring you into his world of rock, pop and heartfelt soul. Likened to a story telling singer/songwriter with a powerful soulful voice, Randy has shared the stage with Journey, Nickel Back, Lifehouse, Smashmouth, Local H, Interpol, 3rd Eye Blind, Lee Brice, and Jay Z, just to name a few.
His ability to blend into any environment, close his eyes and give you his all, night after night, has gained Randy some diehard fans. Come out and see why! He performs Solo, as well as Duo & with his full band Randy Paul & the Revelry.
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Rod Caillouet takes you on an acoustic journey through rock classics, R&B and even some country hits everyone loves. If you need an enjoyable evening of great songs, look not further.
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Scoot has been one of the most sought after musicians in the Charlotte area for nearly 2 decades! One full listen to Lake Montonia Road , Scoot's latest release, and you realize pretty quickly that Scoot can do it all. He can write a mean folk song ("Grandpa's Shoes"), and can even play the blues ("Word on the Street"). He knows when to funk it up ("Fatback"), and you better believe this blue-eyed soulster knows when to serve up some of that Southern soul ("Lake Montonia Road") and gospel ("Laughin' at the Devil") from deep within.
Scoot was raised on a steady diet of old 45's and vinyl records, in addition to the church music his "Mama" would play around the house. No matter what the music was he heard growing up, it seems to have soaked in.
There is no question that Scoot Pittman is a very talented guy. He has the ability to create the kind of music that forces you to either exercise your body and/or your mind. As you can see below, he can perform almost ANY types of cover material, so the versatility is there for him to create whatever kind of vibe your event calls for.
Scoot can Perform Solo, Duo and has a full band "the Get Go" for all types of engagements.
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North Carolina native Trip Rogers has been entertaining audiences on the east coast of the US for most of his life. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer by trade and passion, Trip seamlessly moves among many musical genres with his trademark high energy, skill, and humor.
The soundtrack of his life began when Ronnie Van Zant said, “Turn it up!” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s southern rock and Eric Clapton’s guitar-driven blues laid the foundation for Trip’s signature guitar style. Rock and blues favorites, along with the story-laden songs of Scotland, Ireland, and Appalachia, are brought to life by Trip’s dynamic stage presence.
From supporting international artists to engaging school children, Trip is at home on any stage. Over the years, he has shared the stage with artists such as Leon Russell, Molly Hatchett, Billy Joe Shaver, Hal Ketchum, and Fred Eaglesmith, and has performed in concert halls and at fairs and festivals all along the east coast.
Whether performing as a solo artist or with one of his many projects, Trip delivers the right show for the right audience.
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West Bolz is a very talented musical artist in Charlotte, NC. He plays a wide selection of hits, from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, thru present, both instrumentally and vocally. He can also add a touch of the tropics with his Brazilian finger-style guitar, with Latin classics and a dash of gypsy rumba a la "Gypsy Kings".
West can also provide smooth background music, lead the party, or provide a variety of combos and bands. Solo acoustic, Duo with Latin percussion, or a rocking power trio. Whatever the event calls for, West can accommodate your needs!
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More than 30 years of musical evolution incorporating an eclectic blend of influences have produced the precision and warmth that his guitar style now exudes. Perhaps the editors of “Charlotte’s Best” magazine summed it up most eloquently when they voted him “Best Local Acoustic” musician in July, 1994… “Tom Billotto plays brilliant guitar… [he] caresses many a song with sweet notes…” Tom’s sound is often described as “classy”…”tasteful”, and certainly his extensive musical training and influences are at the heart of these descriptions. His adept finger-style guitar technique (melody, rhythm and bass simultaneously) took flight during formal music studies in college, culminating in a degree in Classical Guitar. Profoundly influenced by guitar greats Chet Atkins, John Williams, Earl Klugh, Joe Pass, Andres Segovia, Guy Van Duser and Martin Taylor, and many other classical, jazz and finger-style virtuosi, it’s no wonder audiences and fellow performers have described Tom as a “musicians’ musician”. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tom Billotto passionately pursues a full-time music career, averaging 250 performances per year in: restaurants; concerts; festivals; country clubs; private, corporate and fundraising events; radio and TV. In so doing, Tom has polished his craft to bring an extraordinary assortment of music to his shows.
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Playing Reggae, Calypso, R &B, and Afro-Latin Jazz, World music percussionist Nate Brown is well known as a Steel pan player as well as a Djembe and conga drum artist.
Originally from NYC, Nate has been playing drums most of his life. From playing drums as a youngster with the "Travelers Drum and Bugle Corp" under the direction of his uncle George Brown, to playing steel pan with "The Harlem Maestros Steel Band" under the direction of pan master Kim Loy Wong, Nate has been trained in many styles of percussion, from traditional marching band to African and Caribbean drumming.
When reaching college age Nate went to Binghamton University and joined "The Afro-Caribbean Dance Theater" Under the direction of Dr. Percival Borde and his wife Dr. Pearl Primus, who are well known in the theater and performance world as dancers and anthropologists With Dr Borde Nate traveled to Nigeria in 1977 to study 3rd world music cultures and dance as a language at the university of IFE there. Returning to the states Nate became musical director for "Kuumba " a cultural arts resource center founded by dancers Louis and Veleria Ramos. For over 30 yrs Nate has been a teaching artist, and performer, recording with many well known musicians throughout the industry.
Now living in Charlotte for the past 5 yrs. , Nate has been slowly making a name for himself here as a teaching artist and performer. He has done programs for Blumenthal center for the arts as well as visiting many schools around NC. You may find him playing pan at one of many restaurants, or a festival, or just outside Epicenter on a sunny day. If you listen closely you may recognize a song or two. if yo do, let him know. He loves when that happens.
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Wallace is from North Carolina and already an accomplished musician at such a young age. By 3 years old could play the entire drum part to the Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women" and "Smoke on the Water" among other classic rock staples. He developed a knack to memorize all the lyrics to whatever he was hearing before he could even read. The Beatles became his favorite inspiration, and Wallace quickly learned to sing much of their considerable body of work, including everything from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to "Hey Jude." In 2011, he performed at the Beatles Tribute Festival at the Knight's Theater in Charlotte. In 2013 he performed at the legendary Tootsie's in Nashville, TN and the Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC.
What do all of these great accolades mean for your next event? Wallace is quite popular in the Charlotte area. Some of his regular venues include Armored Cow, The Pinhouse, Pink Cactus, and Hoppin’. Wallace plays all of the classic, crowd-pleasing hits from the 60s to today, including favorites from Elton John, Outkast and Train. Every show = a fun time!
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Ziad is a known saxophone instrumentalist in the Charlotte area. He has performed with numerous national acts, live and in the studio, including Soul Legend James Brown, Gospel icon John P. Kee, The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Smooth Jazz Legend Grover Washington Jr. and many more. Ziad founded the band Mo' Money which performed regionally for many years. He released a smooth jazz CD nationally which received airplay across the U.S. as well. Currently he is performing in the corporate market with a Duo (Guitar) & Trio (Guitar & Percussion or Keys). Ziad's versatile brand of instrumental performance can cater to any of your listening desires.
As a Trio, Ziad is performing Smooth Jazz, R&B and Traditional Jazz with keyboards and drums for a full sound that can be geared to an upbeat higher energy performance or a lower volume laid back atmospheric experience. For a more unplugged trio sound the instrumentation is sax, piano and guitar. As a duo, sax and piano can provide a similar unplugged smooth sound. All of the above configurations can substitute a vocalist for drums or guitar if vocals are what you envision for your event. Lastly, Ziad can perform as a Solo artist along with recorded tracks.
Ziad also performs as a duo consisting of acoustic guitar/vocal and saxophone with acoustic artist Rayen Belchere. Together they perform acoustic versions of a variety of classic rock and popular songs with either a chilled out feel for background atmosphere or a more high energy attitude for brighter paced events.
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Sandy Herrault, plays a soulful mix of music on the violin; Gypsy, Celtic, Classic Rock, original, modern movie themes, etc... all with an original flair. She is at one moment a violinist, and the next a fiddler, seamlessly alternating between the two. She performs at restaurants, festivals, weddings, and special events.
She can also perform as a Duo, Trio or Quartet with various other musicians, catering to the needs of the client.