America’s popular TV talent competition launched some of its most popular contestants into superstardom We have a variety of Idol Alums that have proven to America that they are more than capable of conquering the stage.
After more than 14 years on the air, the TV music talent show “American Idol” has introduced the world countless great musicians time and time again. We happen to have some of these Idol favorites from past seasons. Whether they were an Idol winner, a runner-up or contestant, these talented singers have transformed their raw talent into thriving careers, from hit albums to award-winning film roles.
Book one of the former contestants or winners for your next big event that you want to impress your attendees.
It went down this past weekend! This years 4th of July was filled with delicious food, awesome music, friends, food, booze and of course amazing fireworks. DJ Livinh heated things up at The Tropicana Pool for the 12th Annual Las Vegas Salsa Bachata Congress. Did you make it? Let us know how your holiday went?
Here at TMEG we are preparing for a long hot summer in our Las Vegas office. Contact us for booking. We have acquired a ton of new innovative – edgy entertainers to add depth to our ever-growing roster. Not only have we added artists to our roster, but we are also honored to have Travon Sellers with us, our new Office Manager.
Inspired by the music, look and feel of The Andrews Sisters and other 1940s, 50s and 60s Vintage Girls’ Groups, Belles’ founders, Amy McAndrew and Julia Tobey, united in Hollywood to launch this fabulous group.
We are happy to welcome Travon Sellers to our Las Vegas Office. Travon recently moved out west from Minneapolis, MN following college. Travon has worked in fast-paced business environments – successfully developing and executing the production of multimedia projects with influential brands like Sperry Top-sider, Target and General Mills. Travon has a proven track record of identifying specific business needs, defining problems and designing solutions.
“The key to all organizational effectiveness is cohesion. When a group of individuals can come to a consensus and naturally form as one, the sky is the limit.”
This 2015 has brought some very exciting new additions to the TMEG Family. Everything from talent to new people on our office team!
CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES
That’s the challenge the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies have faced throughout their career, and indeed it’s sometimes put them on a difficult path. The initial mission was to make swing music that sounded contemporary. They wrote hard-hitting songs with storylines of domestic violence and social alienation. Once this goal was accomplished, the Daddies went boldly forth into other genres as well: ska, rockabilly, glam rock, psychedelia, mod, and metal, to name but a few, choosing to follow their own muse regardless of the feedback of fans and critics alike. Truth be told, individuality and integrity are a part of the bands DNA and have in turn reinforced their reputation. Granted, that image is well deserved; the desire to explore and the exercising of a peculiar artistic integrity has been an integral part of their character since they first formed some 25 years ago.
Aqualillies is the world’s most glamorous synchronized swimming entertainment company, reinventing the classic art for the new millennium. Diving off the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire and The New York Times, Aqualillies has become synonymous with classic beauty, sexy sophistication, luxury and style. In front of the camera or at live events for clients such as Glee, Justin Timberlake, ABC’s Splash, Disney World, The Kardashians, TED Conferences and American Express, Aqualillies inspires audiences with awesome and innovative spectacles of romance, athleticism and grace.
Receiving her first “mixer” at the ripe age of 9, where Erica would play her mom’s R&B & hip-hop tapes and EQ them to her perfection while finding the perfect spots to transition from one track to the other explains where all the self-taught talent & passion comes from. “At an early age, I didn’t just hear music, I would listen to every detail in every record, and even today I do this which has really helped develop my sound as a DJ & producer” she explains.
Jacob “Kujo” is a b-boy first. He’s been a preeminent figure in the global b-boy/breakdance scene for 22 years, performing, competing, judging competitions, and teaching in 40 countries on 6 continents. His creative contributions to b-boy culture and movement vocabulary are indisputable, and continue to inspire and influence b-boys around the world to this day.
Kamala’s loving heart, intuitive spirit, and healing abilities have drawn people to her since she was a child. She began practicing yoga in the mid 90’s to relieve stress and migraines, and rapidly began to notice the healing benefits of yoga. It made such a dramatic impact in her own life; she realized her calling to share these gifts with others. Kamala received her teacher certification at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara.
Megan has always had the drive and desire to engage with people. Her passion led her to a career of event planning where she creates memorable and exquisite affairs. She loves helping people take initial visions, elaborating upon them, and elevating them to the next level. In the end, seeing the elated and satisfied clients is the best feeling in the world to Megan. It is then, she truly knows her attention to detail, wild imagination, trials, tribulations, and hard work during the planning and execution of the event have paid off. Megan graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business Management. She furthered her education at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, obtaining two Master’s degrees, one in Hotel Administration-Event Planning and an MBA.
Julian is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and now has moved to Las Vegas to attend to UNLV to acquire a degree in Entertainment Engineering and Design. With over 7 years in the music industry, he has been able to be both behind and on stage producing some notable electronic music events along NYC and Miami. He currently is a DJ and Producer that has made a name for himself in the East Coast underground electronic music scene, and now will be expanding his horizons here to the west. As he dives deeper into the entertainment industry, he is eager to learn and explore what’s beyond the DJ booth.
Don’t forget if you’re not doing what you love, you’re not really living. Keep smiling people
Here at TMEG we have partnered with some of the exciting entertainers to make sure that you’re event is unique. See all the extras that could add a little spice to your next event!
TMEG partners with only the best Master Mixologists with a passion for combining elixirs and creating extraordinary cocktails. Use Mixologists to create fun and inventive drinks for your guests! Have specific drinks made for the event or let your guests choose from a variety of different ingredients to make their own special cocktail! Our Mixologists can be booked for any kind of event and are available nationwide!
If regular mixology is not enough, try molecular mixology to give it that extra Wow factor!
If you are going with a posh classy theme, check out our sommeliers and become more knowledgeable about wines!
Experience creativity first hand with our live painters! Look on in amazement as you watch out artists create beautiful works of art. From sidewalk chalk to canvas and even the human body, our painters will devise the perfect ambiance for your event.
Graffiti…. This spectacular art form isn’t just for the sides of buildings and overpasses anymore! From a small portrait a guest can take home to a larger than life mural, our graffiti artists can offer that extra artistic element to your event. You can even set up multiple art stations throughout your space.
Today for #TeaserTuesday we have decided to feature some of our models that looking good, is not their only talent! Whether its singing, acting, dancing, etc. they always have a trick in their back pocket!
Anais is a spunky, young classically trained ballet/pointe, jazz and contemporary dancer of thirteen years as well as hip hop/freestyle/gogo dancer. She trained at Joffrey Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and Ballet Des Moines. Anais was given principal roles such as Wendy in Peter Pan, Arabian Queen in The Nutcracker, Dracula’s Bride in Dracula and Queen of Hearts in Alice and Wonderland. She has also been hired to choreograph for numerous Varsity Show Choirs, solo dance competitors, group dance routines and most recently was chosen to be one of the choreographers for a full length ballet.
Since moving to Las Vegas in 2012 Anais has been a lead dancer for numerous recording artists from around the US both in live performance and music videos. She also was cast to do a ballet skit with comedian Hannibal for the Oddball Comedy Festival inside Mandalay Bay Arena. Anais has put on her own solo performances as well at different venues downtown and was last year’s Top 3 Semi Finalist for RAW Vegas’ Performing Artist of the Year. Anais will be taking her next leap to Los Angeles where she was cast to be in a dance television series.
Aside from being a versatile dancer, Anais is also an experienced and published model/actress. She has done everything from print, runway, commercials, feature film, music/fashion videos, hair/beauty shows, conventions, tradeshows and atmosphere modeling. Anais loves to play dress up and getting to indulge in a character or theme. Whether she is dancing or just creating a vibe for the evening, she is sure to entertain no matter the event.
Being of mostly Scotch-Irish/Filipino background, DK’s versatile marketability has enabled him to work everything from commercial acting in China, to runway shows for Fashion Week in New York City. After growing up in a small town of 8,000 in Southern California and finishing high school in Las Vegas, he worked with computer systems in Okinawa, Japan for the US Air Force, where he learned weapons training and Japanese. Since completing his honorable military term in 2007, he has had jobs as an arcade attendant, cell phone salesman and lifeguard. But after trying his luck at modeling and acting, he never looked back.
Not just another pretty face, DK gets adrenaline doses from hobbies that include rock climbing, aggressive inline skating (stunt rollerblading, 17+ years of experience) & drifting (stunt driving, 14 years’ experience), which keep him sharp in his professional career as stuntman & precision driver. He has modeled for Roberto Cavali, Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, Topman and been featured in TV pilots, national commercials, music videos and major motion productions for Luxor, Malibu Rum, and In Time with Justin Timberlake.
Tala is a professional dancer who trained in Vaganova ballet technique at The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. and the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut. She danced with the Colorado Ballet, the Boulder Ballet, and with the avant-garde ballet company, Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. She was a dancer in the Sirens of T.I. show directed by Kenny Ortega and you can currently see her dancing in the Matt Goss Live show at Caesar’s Palace every Friday and Saturday night at 9:30 pm, which is produced by Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin. She is also proficient in jazz, burlesque, contemporary, modern, lyrical hip- hop, showgirl, cheer, and go-go/ freestyle dancing. Tala also utilizes her dance training in commercials, music videos, television, and film. She feels she has come a long way from when she used to annoy her parents by tap dancing in the supermarket aisles as a kid!
She is a print, runway, catalog, swimsuit, body parts (hands, legs, feet, back), and promotional model as well as a spokeswoman and host. She currently models for the retro-inspired Bettie Page Clothing line in their catalogs and runway shows. She was the cover of Wedding Extravaganza magazine for the entire year of 2008, was the featured model in World & Pleasure magazine in their September 2009 issue, and can be seen in an article for Sports Illustrated, December 22, 2008. She can even be spotted in casinos around the world as a “live interactive dealer” for Shufflemaster Gaming machines. Her clients include Dior, Versace, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, DKNY, Sauvage Swimwear, Joe’s Jeans, Bebe, Guess, Guess by Marciano, Old Navy, Baby Phat, Saks 5th Ave., Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nike, Puma, Skechers, Lululemon Athletica, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Maison Close, Huit Lingerie, Leg Avenue, Spa at Bellagio, Bettie Page Clothing, MAC Cosmetics, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, and Piaget.
Monica has been balancing work and school since she was a teenager. She signed her first modeling contract at age sixteen and began steady work in runway and fashion shows.
Her catwalk clients include Betsey Johnson, Marciano, Bebe, Guess?, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Adrienne Vittadini, Cache, and Jessica McClintock. She has modeled for magazines such as FHM, Playboy, Stuff, and Gaming Today.
Monica graduated with honors from Bishop Gorman High School and three years later from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was an active member in Delta Zeta sorority as well as Rho Lambda and Order or Omega, honor societies for Greek members. Additionally, she was involved in the Association of Students in Communication, Society of Professional Journalists, Rebel Nation and National Scholars Honor Society. She was also a Dean’s List honor student for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.
Here at T Music Entertainment Group we have very talented Musicians, and today we’ve decided to feature The Moonshiners!
This band composed of 5 band member have been making a buzz all over and have even been featured in some magazines such as SEVEN Magazine!
Hey all you shebas and gents, come out and tie one on with this hoppin pop prohibition party! The Moonshiners offer you a delectable dish of top forty songs with a swingin beat from days gone by. Fronted by some of the hotsy, totsiest tomatoes in town and backed by a band of bees knees bearcats, they are sure to get your feet tappin. From a swingin trio to an 8 piece big band, we are here for all your speakeasy specs! Bring your Oliver Twists and partake in a swig of that giggle juice. Boycott prohibition with The Moonshiners all night long!
The talented group holds two residencies in the city of Las Vegas!
Come check them out Monday Nights at Blvd Cocktail (3535 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109)
Tuesday Nights at Piazza Lounge at Tuscany Suites (255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169)
This Friday we feature some of our singers and songwriters from our roster!
Whether its playing the guitar, the piano, or just using their voice, they have been able to move crowds all across. Their voices and incredible lyrics have taken all of them through a journey that they won’t forget, and one that will continue with them!
Solo artist, Jessica is more than just your typical gal who can sing and play guitar. Her unique power voice and guitar skills can rock the house. Jessica has a versatile repertoire, but makes every song her own. Her major influences are Hayley Williams from Paramore, Kimbra, Jessie J, Amy Winehouse, and Adele. Jessica can play jazz, r&b, rock, soul, blues, you name it. The Las Vegas artist started playing at local coffee shops such as Sambalatte, and The Beat Coffeehouse back in 2012. A year later, she began to pursue her passion much more seriously. In April 2014, she was featured in The Outlet at Fremont East Studios that was internationally streamed. Jessica was also featured at Blue Martini, Nacho Daddy, LAVO Lounge, Sammy’s Restaurant, and Born & Raised.. and continues to perform at other local venues.
Brave but not brazen; honest but not brutal; familiar but not outdated, Zarni is an upcoming artist originally from South Africa that immigrated to the small town of Johnson City New York at age nine.
For those who like quirky, but not too quirky…Zarni’s music is the perfect blend of unexpected yet universal. Full-bodied piano parts support her memorable melodies and to the point, conversational lyrics.
In the past, fans and friends have seen Zarni in anything from noisy bars to intimate performance halls and whether solo or with a band, this singer/songwriter isn’t afraid to tear it up. Several showcases include WSKG TV, NewsChannel34, Winchester Community TV and the Steve Katsos show. Popular venues (The Bitter End, Endicott Performing Arts Center, The Binghamton Jazz Festival, Seven Seas in Cyprus, the Tanz Café in South Africa, the High Dive and the Showbox in Seattle) from coast to coast have showcased Zarni (with a couple dozen other unique venues in between). The young artist has also shared the stage with The Presidents of the United States of America, Anberlin, Stars in Stereo, Mary Lambert (of Macklemore) and Nikolas Metaxas. For two years Zarni was the only female Dueling Pianist in Seattle, at Keys on Main Dueling Piano Bar and thanks to that experience, she now has a repertoire that can span up to 4 hours.
Gyasi is an accomplished Acoustic guitarist & singer/songwriter who has earned his degree in Jazz Guitar and World Music from San Francisco State University and now currently lives in Los Angeles. He plays Acoustic Hip-Hop, a cross between John Legend, Jason Mraz and The Roots. Gyasi has collaborated and played with a number of notable musicians including; The Park, Denizen Kane of the Typical Cats, and Brett Dennen who was an opening performer for John Mayer. He is is influenced by John legend, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, The Roots (Black Thought), Dashboard Confessional, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass, and John Coltrane. Believing that music is his therapy, Gyasi loves to create and share his music to be an outlet and inspiration not only to himself but to others as well.
Cameron has had 2 years of experience with playing guitar & songwriting. He started playing in 2012 and has not put the guitar down since! Cameron started singing at the age of 10,he has had no professional training on guitar or singing. Venues he has performed at is the 2014 CES convention, Vegasonthemic, The Hard Rock Café, & also auditioned for the Voice in 2013 with passing 1st round auditions. His Musical influences range anywhere from Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin,2pac, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, & Allen Stone. His style of music gives a classic r&b/soul feel! He is geared towards making an audience feel something deep down in their soul with his voice & passion! He also has stated that “I’m just a dude with a hippie spirit that’s all about Peace, Love, & Togetherness”
Matt was born and raised in the humble town of Griffin, Georgia. He grew up in a musical family and was exposed to music at an early age. Matt was a determined young soul and by the young age of fifteen had already taught himself guitar by ear. At the age of 21, Matt moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he recorded his first solo EP. In 2005, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream, and four years later began making a living from performing at colleges, clubs, hotels, weddings, and private events all over Southern California. Matt currently performs nearly 200 events per year.
Out with the year of the horse, and in with the year of the Goat!
Wish people a happy new year by saying “Xin Nian Kuai Le” in Mandarin or “San Nin Faai Lok” in Cantonese.
Today we feature some of our very talented musicias, DJs, and Dance crews that share a culture that celebrates new beginnings!
Also, here are some cool facts:
Owner & CEO T (Violinist/Singer) Hayan (Saxophone) / Jenny (Pianist)
FACT #1: How is it celebrated?
Dinners, parades, dragon dances, reunions and gift exchanges are all part of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Red clothing and elements are essential for Chinese New Year, as the mythical monster at the centre of the New Year, Nian, was supposedly scared of the colour red and fireworks, which have also become a key part of New Year celebrations.
Cleaning the house on the twentieth day of the second lunar month before the New Year, and subsequent house decorating, are both major rituals in the run up to New Year.
Each day has its own celebration: while on Day 2 it is traditional to visit friends and relatives, on Day 3 people tend to stay at home as it is not seen as auspicious to socialise.
The final day, Day 15, sees the Lantern Festival, where red Chinese lanterns are released into the sky.
Mix’d Elements Outer Circle
FACT #2: Goat or sheep?
2015 is the year of the goat, but you may see it referred to as the “Year of the Sheep” too.
The confusion stems from the Chinese character “yang”, which can translate in colloquial Chinese as either sheep or goat.
Those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 are goats, who can count their lucky colours as brown, red and purple.
Their characters are supposedly kind and peaceable, while their best months are supposedly August and November and their lucky flowers are primroses and carnations.
DJ Layla / DJ Syrena DJ Miss Joy / DJ Vinom
FACT# 3: Roughly a sixth of the world will celebrate it
As well as being celebrated in China itself, celebrations occur in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and all countries where there are significant Chinese populations.
London and San Fransisco both claim to host the largest celebrations outside of Asia, and smaller celebrations occur in most Western countries.
Don’t forget if you’re not doing what you love, you’re not really living. Keep smiling people