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  • The Riverside Hitmen | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    The Riverside Hitmen Cover Band Get ready to party! The Riverside Hitmen is Minnesota’s hardest working and most fun cover band. You’ll be singing and dancing to your favorite hits from every decade, including Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Prince, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Adele, Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain, Guns N Roses, Queen, and HUNDREDS more. Add their incredible horn section for more power, and let them know your favorite song - they’ll learn it for you! The Riverside Hitmen pride themselves on their customer service, guaranteeing that after getting to know you, they’ll create and nail the perfect set list for your big night. Every member is a full-time professional musician, dedicated to exceeding your expectations and making your event stress-free. To top it off, they always include an EmCee and DJ (along with their sound and light system, with wireless microphones for you) for your entire night, to ensure non-stop entertainment from the moment your guests arrive, until the final guest leaves. Find out why The Riverside Hitmen are becoming the Midwest’s favorite band! >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials "A job well done...the crowd of 3200 really enjoyed the music and the way your group presented itself. Quite a few marked it was the best band yet." - General Mills “ I have been instructed by our 2019 gala chairs to book Riverside Hitmen again. They LOVED the band!!!!!!!” - MN Children’s Museum “I wanted to let you know that the feedback we received from attendees was so positive – everyone loved your band! It was great to see so many people dancing and having fun. We would like to have you back next year for a repeat performance.” - 360 Communities “We had the honor of working alongside Riverside Entertainment for a wedding at our venue tonight. Kyle is a class act and his entire team was a dream to work with!" - Midpoint Event Center >> Basic Set-Up Needs Space: 16’ (wide) x 12’ (deep) for 6-piece band. 22’x12’ for 9-piece band. Electricity: 1 standard “household” 20amp circuit (two circuits are preferred, but one is okay). Parking: Parking validation or reimbursement for each entertainer or musician. Meals: One meal per entertainer (No dietary restrictions. Any meal will do.) >> Sample Introduction Below is a sample introduction you may use when introducing The Riverside Hitmen to your audience: “Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you all are ready to get out of your seats and party, because we have the absolute best dance band in the Twin Cities with us tonight. I need you all to stand up, come join us on the dance floor, and make some noise for The Riverside Hitmen!” >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Dallas String Quartet | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Dallas String Quartet Where Bach Meets Bon Jovi An international music sensation, Dallas String Quartet (aka DSQ) was founded in 2007 by violist Ion Zanca. A fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, DSQ uses both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar. Known for their eclectic renditions of anything from Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita,’ DSQ is Bach meets Bon Jovi. With a strong international audience in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mexico, Dallas String Quartet has performed for Presidents Obama and Bush, at the College Football Playoffs, for NBA and NFL organizations and sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls. They’ve played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, had music featured by ESPN, A&E and The Wall Street Journal—which said “this is not your grandmother’s string quartet”—and have been placed on prominent Spotify playlists such as Pop Goes Classical and Sinfonía Hipster. DSQ has over 30 million streams on Spotify, more than 4 million views on YouTube and receives over 1 million streams per week from their dedicated fans on Pandora. >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials “The Dallas String Quartet is one of the most unique and visionary artists of our time.” - Broadway World “This is not your grandmother’s string quartet” - The Wall Street Journal “One of the most unique string quartets you’ll ever see.” - Good Morning Dallas “If you’re a fan of music that makes you feel alive… “Sabor” is right up your alley.” - The Hollywood Digest “You can’t buy the honesty and emotion that is pouring from these musicians’ instruments.” - The Hollywood Digest 9/21 “It’s no wonder Dallas String Quartet were asked to perform at the recent Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s nuptials.” - Daily Pop News 9/8/21 “Dallas String Quartet’s rendition of “My Favorite Things” is gorgeously arranged, full of flashing glosses of sonic pigmentation, as well as tantalizing wisps of haunting nostalgia.” - Medium “The best remake is that who takes the essence of the original and then brings something of its own that somewhat reinvents it and creates something unique. Dallas String Quartet exemplifies this.” - Vents Magazine “This track has this impeccable combination of sturdiness in its confident production but this almost free-flowing playfulness to the way they handle their violins like at any moment it could veer off into improvisation, but the group know exactly what they’re doing, leading you on with the (future) nostalgia that comes with the song.” - Vents Magazine “It’s not every day you get such a niche group that has tapped into the ability to make something feel so universal. Pop fans and classical instrumentalist fans and all of those in-between will find plenty to love here.” - Vents Magazine 2/16/21 “As the violinists of the Dallas String Quartet (DSQ), Melissa and Eleanor deliver not only sweeping sonic beauty, but also electrifying flair.” - Muzique Magazine 3/29/21 “It’s pieces like this that give us that poignant reminder that art matters, that our voices and the way musicians craft their songs is essential.” - Vents Magazine 9/8/21 “Dallas String Quartet leaps over boundaries and soars amongst the elite. It’s hard to not be bespectacled by the stringed beauty.” - The Indie Source 9/21 >> Basic Set-Up Needs The technical needs for this artist vary depending on the type of show and presentation space. If client is providing sound/production, a detailed rider is on file in the G. L. Berg office. Specific details can be discussed when contracting artist. >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Andrea Stern | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Andrea Stern Harpist Minneapolis-based musician Andrea Stern has been a professional performing artist for over two decades. Her experience performing with symphonies throughout the world, playing for the Minnesota Opera, and being an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College and the University of St. Thomas, have allowed her the ability to engage audiences and students in their appreciation for the arts. Andrea has several programs that will enrich your audience's cultural understanding for the arts in many ways. Harpistry "Harpistry" is a solo performance by Andrea Stern that includes a variety of classical and cultural pieces utilizing both the concert and Celtic harps. Jigs & Jives, Celtic Music and Dance Explore the music, stories, limericks, and lore of Ireland. Gain insight into Irish traditions and its impact of music and dance on American culture. This program features wind instruments and harps and can also be combined with Irish dancers. Learn a simple jig step and how to identify different dance rhythms. The Magic of Harp Did you know that the harp is thought to be one of the world's oldest musical instruments and has 37 different ways to make sounds? An around-the-world tour takes students from Japan to Ireland to Latin America, as they experience the dazzling sounds and technical workings of Andrea's concert and Celtic harps. Andrea is dedicated to sharing her musical talent with young people using humor and warmth. Audience: Children and Families. >> Career Highlights Graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music Has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia Grant recipient from National Endowment for the Arts to teach at the St. Francis Music Center Adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College (Minneapolis) and the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul) >> Testimonials ​ >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Piano Bar Sing-Along | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Piano Bar Sing-Along with Phil Thompson With over 500+ popular songs ready to perform by request, Phil Thompson has often been called the human jukebox! Phil’s collection of songs includes everything from all the piano-bar favorites (Billy Joel, Elton John, Journey, Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, etc.), hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s (Franki Valli, Lionel Richie, U2), pop selections (Ed Sheeran, Adele, Michael Buble) and even country classics too (Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, George Strait, Garth Brooks, etc.)! Phil first performed his show at sea in the piano bars with several cruise lines including Princess & Holland America and has since shared his show for clients across the globe. Phil provides everything you and your guests will need including song request books and sheets, wireless microphones for guest sing-alongs, his portable digital piano, Bose sound system and intelligent LED stage-lighting. In addition to performing this show solo, Phil can also create a hybrid piano-bar show adding sax (great for those 70’s hits!), guitar (perfect for those country classics!) or more to perform as a duo, trio or larger ensemble and can jump right into high-energy piano-bar requests, or can begin your event with live background music before starting the party! >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials “We were beyond fortunate to have booked Phil Thompson as our featured performer in the hospitality pavilion for the 3rd year in a row at the US Open Tennis Tournament. Phil is a consummate professional, a passionate and polished performer, with a charismatic personality – we're looking forward to working with Phil for years to come and recommend him highly to others who are considering working with him.” - US Open Tennis Tournament “Phil Thompson created an incredible evening of entertainment for the Wendy’s 3Tour Challenge draw party reception at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Adding entertainment was exactly what we needed to accomplish the goal of elevating our event, and Phil helped execute it flawlessly. He’s an absolute pleasure to work with.” - Wendy’s 3Tour Challenge “Phil stands head and shoulders above the crowd through his outstanding musicianship and engaging personality – he is the complete package and worth the investment for your event. - Atlanta Tennis Championship “Phil Thompson is one of the top pianists / entertainers I’ve had the opportunity to work with and as a result has performed regularly at our annual VIP Recognition Dinner (attended by over 500 of our top employees from around the globe). Phil always adds the perfect touch of entertainment that enhances our evening without overpowering our guests. I’m looking forward to working with Phil for years to come.” - Cargill Corporation “I’ve worked with Phil on countless special events for Minnesota Monthly Magazine and our partner publications and am thrilled every time I get to do so. Phil is an extremely energetic and talented performer who always finds the perfect mix of music and musicians for our events, he does an exceptional job every time.” - Minnesota Monthly Magazine >> Basic Set-Up Needs The following set-up information is suggested to provide your audience with the best performance possible: •A stage the size of 6 ft. X 10 ft. or larger is ideal for the performance (to accommodate a digital piano, audio and lighting) and larger if performing with more musicians. •Having a secure and private room (dressing room, meeting room, etc.) near the performance area is extremely helpful to store personal belongings, etc. •Artist provides their own sound and lights for most settings. Please ensure electrical outlets are located near the performing area. >> Sample Introduction Ladies and Gentleman – our performer tonight has toured across the globe: from the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York, to Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas – and across the globe to China, Australia, New Zealand and more. He is an official Kawai-endorsed touring artist who has opened for artists including David Foster, Clay Aiken, Brian McKnight and The Canadian Tenors – please welcome Phil Thompson! >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Phil Thompson | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Phil Thompson DJ & Emcee Phil Thompson’s passion for music as a live performer, coupled with his experience as an on-camera host for local and national television programs (including PBS for high-profile pledge drives including Michael Buble & Tony Bennet), makes him an incredible DJ & Emcee for corporate and private events. Phil has DJ’d events across the country, initially as a one of the most sough-after wedding DJ’s in southern California at venues including the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, Terranea, Pelican Hill, and Malibu Rocky Oaks to name a few. Today Phil has DJ’d for clients including 3M, General Mills, Hubbard Broadcasting, The Dave Thomas Foundation and more. Phil loves taking requests while creating a custom playlist for his clients: playing the best music from the 70's through today all while reflecting the theme and ambiance of the event. >> Career Highlights -Performed as DJ and Emcee at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for the Wendy’s 3 Tour Challenge Draw Party benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation -Hosted several high-profile PBS pledge drives including Michael Buble, Tony Bennet, Clay Aiken, and The Canadian Tenors -Presented for DTS Audio at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -Performed 3 years in a row at US Open Tennis Tournament in NYC -Currently serving at WCCO-CBS TV’s “Man About Town” reporting on Arts & Entertainment events in the Twin Cities >> Testimonials “I cannot tell you thank you enough for our fun evening!! Soooo many people went on and on about the music at the wedding and our great DJ!! My husband would not stop talking about what a great job you did!! Our guests really enjoyed the evening!!! It was such a pleasure to get to meet you!” - Kansas City Wedding “Thank YOU for helping make our big day so amazing!! The music was phenomenal, just as expected. We're really pleased you were able to keep so many people on the dance floor ALL night and I know it was a mix of the awesome music choices. It was great working with you.” - Minneapolis Wedding >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Legends of Country | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Legends of Country A Tribute Concert by Phil Thompson #1 Country Billboard Chart-topping songs through time by classic artists like Johnny Cash (Ring of Fire), Glen Campbell (Rhinestone Cowboy), Willie Nelson (Always On My Mind), and Ronnie Milsap (Smokey Mountain Rain), to contemporary superstars like Garth Brooks (Thunder Rolls and The Dance) and Alan Jackson (Chattahoochee and Don't Rock the Jukebox), as well as today's biggest hitmakers like Toby Keith (Should Have Been A Cowboy) and Darius Rucker (Wagon Wheel) - all performed by an all-star group of musicians on fiddle, pedal steel and guitar who have performed with artists including Colin Raye and John Michael Montgomery. >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials ​ >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • James Taylor & Friends | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    James Taylor & Friends A Tribute Concert by Phil Thompson The iconic music of James Taylor with song selections including Fire & Rain, Up on the Roof, Carolina on My Mind, Your Smiling Face, Country Road, Sweet Baby James, and How Sweet It Is, as well as selections from some of Taylor's biggest influences and collaborators with additional songs by Carole King (Natural Woman, It's Too Late, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) and Carly Simon (You're So Vain, You Belong To Me, Nobody Does It Better). >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials ​ >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Billy & Elton: The Hits | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Billy & Elton: The Hits with Phil Thompson Internationally acclaimed pop pianist, vocalist and Kawai-endorsed touring artist Phil Thompson performs a night of Billy Joel and Elton John's biggest hits including "Bennie & The Jets", "Your Song", "My Life", "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", "Rocket Man", "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", "Crocodile Rock", "Movin' Out", "Tiny Dancer", "Daniel", "Only the Good Die Young", "New York State of Mind" and of course no piano-hits show wouldn't be complete without "Piano Man"! 2-Piece Duo Version Available Ask about the travel-ready and budget-friendly duo version of this show! Video available here: https://youtu.be/eyU5gztUj74 >> Career Highlights Phil Thompson is an internationally-acclaimed pop pianist and vocalist. -Official Kawai-Endorsed Touring Artist with Top 25 album on iTunes "Love Themes" charts. -Performed 3 years in a row at US Open Tennis Tournament in NYC -Opened for acts including David Foster, Brian McKnight, Clay Aiken, The Canadian Tenors and more. -Headlined several cruise events including "Wine, Dine & Music Cruise" along with Kenny Loggins, America, and 3 Dog Night -Performed the opening and closing ceremonies at China Open in Beijing at the Olympic Tennis Stadium -Featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hong Kong for performances at MGM Grand Macau (China) >> Testimonials "We were beyond fortunate to have booked Phil Thompson as our featured performer in the hospitality pavilion for the 3rd year in a row at the US Open Tennis Tournament. Phil is a consummate professional, a passionate and polished performer, with a charismatic personality - we're looking forward to working with Phil for years to come and recommend him highly to others who are considering working with him." - US Open Tennis Tournament "Phil Thompson created an incredible evening of entertainment for the Wendy's 3Tour Challenge draw party reception at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Adding entertainment was exactly what we needed to accomplish the goal of elevating our event, and Phil helped execute it flawlessly. He's an absolute pleasure to work with." - Wendy's 3Tour Challenge "Phil stands head and shoulders above the crowd through his outstanding musicianship and engaging personality - he is the complete package and worth the investment for your event." - Atlanta Tennis Championship "Phil Thompson is one of the top pianists / entertainers I've had the opportunity to work with and as a result has performed regularly at our annual VIP Recognition Dinner (attended by over 500 of our top employees from around the globe). Phil always adds the perfect touch of entertainment that enhances our evening without overpowering our guests. I'm looking forward to working with Phil for years to come." - Cargill Corporation "I've worked with Phil on countless special events for Minnesota Monthly Magazine and our partner publications and am thrilled every time I get to do so. Phil is an extremely energetic and talented performer who always finds the perfect mix of music and musicians for our events, he does an exceptional job every time." - Minnesota Monthly Magazine >> Basic Set-Up Needs The following set-up information is suggested to provide your audience with the best performance possible: A stage the size of 20 ft. X 16 ft. or larger is ideal for the performance Having a secure and private room (dressing room, meeting room, etc.) near the performance area is extremely helpful to store personal belongings, etc. Artist provides their own sound and lights for most settings. Please ensure electrical outlets are located near the performing area. >> Sample Introduction Ladies and Gentleman - our performer tonight has toured across the globe: from the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York, to Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas - and across the globe to China, Australia, New Zealand and more. He is an official Kawai-endorsed touring artist who has opened for artists including David Foster, Clay Aiken, Brian McKnight and The Canadian Tenors - please welcome Phil Thompson! >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • The Sweet Talkers | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    The Sweet Talkers Variety Band The Sweet Talkers originated as a 6 pc Band by Billy Meether and a selection of Central Florida's best musicians. Using a blend of Soul, R&B, and today's hits, Billy, accompanied by our female vocalist Neydi Jimenez, will bring your next event to a whole new level! The Sweet Talkers can be offered in a variety of sizes (2pc - 10pc) to tailor any budget/event needs. Check Out The Sweet Talkers' MOTOWN TRIO https://youtu.be/0snMw_M4mi0 >> Career Highlights Nominated for Best Soul Act- Orlando's Best - The Sweet Talkers Band, 2018, 2019 Lead Singer and Saxophonist, Billy Meether has performed and toured with national artists including Darius Rucker, Johnny Mathis, and Rock N Roll hall of famer Jon Anderson. >> Testimonials “Jazzing up the evening’s Mardi Gras Masquerade cocktail party, local entertainers The Sweet Talkers gave a thrilling performance for residents and guests as they wined and dined on the intoxicating flavors of traditional New Orleans hors d’oeuvres.” - Watercrest Senior Living Group “The Sweet Talkers sounded GREAT at our 85th anniversary party!!” - Gilbert Chevrolet >> Basic Set-Up Needs The Sweet Talkers band will always come self-sufficient with AV & Lighting. For events over 250 guests, we require our industrial sound package, which will include a larger PA, subwoofers, and a dedicated sound engineer for monitoring the event and providing professional audio/lighting. Unless otherwise negotiated, The Sweet Talkers requires two dedicated 20amp electrical circuits within 30 feet of the performance area(s). If sufficient power is not available, generator costs will need to be handled by the venue. The Sweet Talkers will not be held liable for power tripping or failure. A stage is not required, but please note, we will not set up on grass, gravel, dirt, sand, artificial turf, or outdoor carpeting. The performance area must be a flat, dry, even surface. Electricity and water do not mix well. In the event that a venue or client chooses to provide technical equipment, a tech and hospitality rider will be available upon request. >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Renegade | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Renegade Classic Rock Tribute Renegade is Classic Rock! Renegade is a classic rock tribute band that takes you back to the best of Classic Rock. This rockin’ six piece band covers the greatest artists from the greatest era of rock and roll! With classic hits from The Doobie Brothers, Styx, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Heart and many more, Renegade has it covered! This group of fine singers and musicians will blow you away with their versatile vocals and classic rifts. You want Classic Rock? Renegade has it covered! Additional video available here: https://youtu.be/bQH8BeOD9WE >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials ​ >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider