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  • The Sidekicks | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    The Sidekicks Tribute to Music's Greatest Eras Download Media Kit [object Object] The Sidekicks is our name; nostalgia is our game. We all have that musical era that starts us bobbing our heads, tapping our toes, and jumping out of our seats to hit the dance floor surrounded by memories of yesteryear, and The Sidekicks can’t wait to take you there. Comprised of a high-energy group of professional musicians with combined decades of experience, The Sidekicks specialize in providing a variety of shows designed to pay tribute to some of history’s greatest musical eras. Each show features eye-catching costumes, pop-culture tidbits, and the musical hits you love. The Sidekicks share a passion for keeping the music of yesterday alive for those who were there while introducing it to a new generation to enjoy. So put on that record, pop in that cassette tape, queue up your favorite CD, and book The Sidekicks now to experience all that nostalgia live and in-person! Shows include: Party Line: Music of the 80s A totally tubular line up of the best tunes the 80s has to offer. From Madonna to Queen, from a-ha to Bowie, from Whitney to Huey Lewis, and everything in between, the 80s dance energy in this show is as high as our bangs! Glory Days: A Tribute to Classic Rock If you wanna rock and roll all night and party everyday, then this is the show for you! Featuring music from The Doobie Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, AC/DC, Heart, Springsteen, and so, so many more, The Sidekicks salute the sounds of Classic Rock. Disco Fever Disco Fever infected the country in the late 70s, and The Sidekicks are bringing back the party! This show features the greatest hits from the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, ABBA, KC and The Sunshine Band, Kool & The Gang, Gloria Gaynor, and more. Whether you are revisiting your era or enjoying it for the first time, you won’t be immune to Disco Fever. Be Kind, Rewind: Music of the 90s This show is all that and a bag of chips. The 90s was a giant decade for music, and The Sidekicks are pumped up to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop and rock hits of the era. Featuring tunes from artists ranging from No Doubt to Third Eye Blind to Alanis Morissette to Foo Fighters to Smashmouth to boy bands, girl bands and pop punk, you can’t help but have a hella good time. Dearly Beloved: A Tribute to the Music of Prince This show pays homage to His Minnesota Majesty himself. Featuring the music that defined the Minneapolis sound and the Prince classics you know and love, let The Sidekicks take you away on a purple ride. >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • The OK Factor | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    The OK Factor A New-Classical Crossover Duo Download Media Kit [object Object] Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of the new-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. Organic and genuine, their original compositions feel both comfortingly familiar and uniquely fresh, and have been described as "genre-bending" (Julie Amacher, MPR) and "pure magic" (Wausau Pilot & Review). The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work, bringing them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center and as frequent featured artists with Minnesota Public Radio. Their distinct compositional and performance style awarded them the honor of being finalists for the prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Musicians in 2018. Within their six years of writing, performing, and regional touring, The OK Factor has been in residence with Minnesota Public Radio's Class Notes Artists program ('16), at The Grand Theater in Wausau ('17), College of Saint Benedict ('17) and Luther College ('18), sharing their intimate performances, outreach activities, and educational workshops with these communities. >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials “Pure magic.” — Wausau Pilot & review “We had a fantastic engagement with The OK Factor. Not only will they win your audiences over with their amazing musicianship, but they can also do outstanding residency work in your community. They have a very bright future ahead of them!” — Sean Wright, the grand theater “They clearly have influences in Americana and Irish/Gaelic fiddle styles, but with the virtuosity of classical performers...They are great advocates for the potential of folk-inspired music.” — CLAIRE PHILPOTT, CLASSICAL MPR “A lot of musicians are thinking about their creativity and what they want to say. But (The OK Factor) takes (their) audience into consideration - I’ve never heard an artist speak in that way.” — Julie Amacher, Classical MPR “Balm for the soul.” — Julia Mueller, Friends of Linden Hill >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Magicians | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Stand-Up Musical Novelty Magicians Jugglers Hypnotists Ventriloquists Comic Magician & Illusionist Jared Sherlock The Magic of Comedy Tim Gabrielson Comic Magician Jerry Frasier Hypnosis | Mentalism Combo Show Hype with Noah Sonie Magician & Mentalist Noah Sonie

  • The Traveling Opry Show | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    The Traveling Opry Show with Becky Schlegel Download Media Kit [object Object] BECKY SCHLEGEL & THE TRAVELING OPRY SHOW features some of the greatest classic country hits from Loretta Lynn to George Jones and Merle Haggard to Emmylou Harris. It is a mix of bluegrass, country and originals. Becky takes us on a musical journey as she performs the classics she grew up on. Let her take you for a stroll back in time as she visits the great country classics that take us home. >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Kenny Ahern | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Kenny Ahern Physical Comic Download Media Kit [object Object] Kenny Ahern's performance, "To Laugh is to Live!" is a must-see for audiences. It is packed with AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy, FUN audience play, and heartwarming charm . "Watching Kenny's show, you will laugh, snort, guffaw, and experience a joyful sense of community that will have you wishing for more." Kenny has toured the globe and has earned a stellar reputation as a world-class family entertainer. His performance style is captivating and uses physical comedy, improvisation, music, dance, and the circus arts. His act is timeless and promises to entertain audiences of all ages. "The crowd absolutely loved the theatre shows, not only the children but the entire family. We are particularly impressed with your interaction with the crowd." "To Laugh is to Live!" features a beautiful vaudeville-inspired set, versatile lighting design, and technical needs suitable for traditional and non-traditional spaces. To Laugh is to Live! with Theater Organ accompaniment A silent comic and a theater organist unite with the audience to recreate the entertainment of a bygone era. It is a funny, heartwarming theatrical experience that feels like a silent film come to life… Surrounded by a beautiful vaudeville-inspired set, extraordinary artistry mingles with delightfully daring antics. The result is a timeless, whimsical performance that audiences adore. Kenny Ahern (Silent Comic) has toured the globe, sharing a captivating performance style, using physical comedy, improvisation, music, dance, circus/theater arts, and audience play. Watching Kenny, you will laugh, snort, guffaw, and experience a joyful sense of community that will have you wishing for more. George Maurer (Theater Organist), George’s artistic career is an exciting and unpredictable journey around the world — always on the fast track and often down a sidetrack as he performs and composes music that crosses genres, disciplines, and, increasingly, continents. George has composed a steady stream of music for himself and other artists, including jazz, progressive, and rock. His composing has progressed to new venues, allowing him to integrate his music with characters, emotions, and action, including Kenny’s solo stage work. ALSO AVAILABLE: Cooperative Outreach 45-minute character education presentation, "The Power of Good Manners!" for K-5 students. The presentation emphasizes the importance of good manners in school and daily life, portraying character virtues as a call to action rather than mere words. Find out more at www.glberg.com/good_manners Post-Show Family Workshop You can join the "Circus Arts Fun with Family" workshop with a "To Laugh is to Live!" show! This workshop provides a hands-on experience of the circus and variety arts used in the show, an excellent opportunity for quality family time. And you can learn to throw a pie at someone during the workshop! Offer as a VIP experience or open workshop. Outdoor Theater Kenny tours his The Family Variety Theatre's top-of-the-line stage unit throughout the United States. This self-contained stage unit is perfect for outdoor events (Fairs, Festivals, and Special Events) and provides a turn-key solution for event organizers - all production provided. Find out more at www.glberg.com/kenny_fairs Kenny has a wide range of performing experience, here are just a few notable performances: Variete Theatre Festival - Singapore; The World Expo - Japan; The Brooks & Dunn "Neon Circus & Wild West Tour"; The Disneyland Grand Ballroom Theatre; The Moscow Circus School - Russia; The White House; and numerous state fairs throughout the country including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. >> Career Highlights Kenny Ahern was born in Boston, MA and grew up in a suburb of Washington, DC. His entertainment journey began in 1983 when a college professor suggested he audition for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and write a research paper about his experience. Years ago and thousands of performances later, Kenny went on to perform for Ringling Brothers, as well as special performances for the White House, The Brooks and Dunn Neon Circus and Wild West Show tour, The World Expo in Aichi, Japan, and The China International Children Arts Festival in Taiwan. Kenny has performed in 12 foreign countries and every state except Hawaii and Alaska. Kenny has a BFA (Bachelor in Fun Arts) from Ringling Brothers and Barnum Clown College, and his professional study includes: Pavel Groditsky, The Soviet National School for the Circus and Variety Arts (movement workshop; Christopher Bayes, The Juilliard School (Physical Comedy Master Class); Bill Irwin, New York/The Actors Center(Physical Comedy Master Class); and Movement Theatre International, Philadelphia. Kenny has been featured on television in three CBS specials with Ringling Brothers Circus, as a guest on CMT'S Most Wanted Live, MTV, The Family Channel's Funniest Videos, Good Morning America, The Today Show, on the radio as a guest on What D'Ya Know with Michael Feldman, and numerous regional promotional interviews across the U.S. He is the co-host of the video Circus Works! Circus Arts curriculum for Educators, and is in the film Da Vinci's Dream. >> Testimonials “…You can count on Kenny to give you an outstanding show for your next event. He is a professional who cares about his show, and is continually striving to make it even better. The crowds loved him in Minnesota!” –Minnesota State Fair “…I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having you perform at the Ohio State Fair. You have a unique and very polished act. Judging by the crowd sizes and audience reaction, I was not the only one impressed by your performances.” –Ohio State Fair “…My only regret the first time I saw Kenny was that my family wasn’t there to enjoy him, too. So, I signed him on the spot, and he has been the cornerstone act of our free stage ever since.” –Rice County Fair “…Every parent and child in the audience (and there were at least 600 of them!) left the Library plaza pavilion beaming. Your improvisational skills are phenomenal and the performance was truly hilarious.” –Duluth Public Library >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Kenny Ahern to your audience: "Kenny Ahern has successfully toured the planet for over 25 years, steadily building his reputation as a world-class family entertainer. Creating a high-energy, interactive comic world that very few can resist - please welcome the amazing artistry and hilarious comedy antics of funny man Kenny Ahern!" >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Face Painting | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Face Painting ​ Download Media Kit [object Object] G.L. Berg Entertainment works with the region’s top artists – always professional, quality artistry, and a delight to work with! These are professionals that are regularly found at the top attractions in the Midwest. Face Painting is no longer a simple, small design on a child's cheek - it is a complete work of art! "Full Face" Painting and Body Art is a great way to add interaction and personalized experiences for your guests! These works of art can be small, half-face, or completely covering a face. All designs are freehand, using brushes and sponges; never stencils or stamps. Only the best, high quality professional products are used, which will not cause irritation to the skin. There is an expansive library of artwork for both children and adults with an unlimited amount of designs to choose from. Upon request, original designs can be customized to your event! Click here to view our full line-up of available novelty artists including Caricature Artists, Airbrush Tattoo Artists, Henna Tattoo Artists, Psychics, and more! >> Career Highlights Our artists are regularly found at these top attractions: Minnesota Renaissance Festival Valleyfair Mall of America >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Tim Gabrielson. | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Tim Gabrielson. Temporarily Interrupting Mindsets Download Media Kit [object Object] When it comes to presenters, you usually get information or entertainment… but is it too idealistic to ask for both? I believe every gathering needs an inspiring and engaging speaker—a dynamic presenter who can educate and entertain. As an entertainer and keynote speaker, Tim Gabrielson is his brand. No, seriously, the foundation of his talks is TIM: Temporarily Interrupting Mindsets. Equal parts easy to remember (it is his name, after all) and easy to incorporate into everyday routines, Tim Gabrielson teaches a simple system for self-transformation and positive perspective that starts with one thing — fun! With researched methodology bookmarked by big laughs, Tim Gabrielson definitively proves you can break out of toxic mindsets — and presents each audience with the tools to do it! Keynotes: The “key” to my keynote is the way I’ve embedded the message within the entertainment. The experience of laughing and feeling entertained, enlivened, and inspired is the cornerstone of my Temporarily Interrupting Mindsets (TIM) system. Take a TIM Out Everyone has had times when they get stuck in a mental rut or a negative cycle. TIM is an action-oriented approach to creating a pause. A pattern interrupt is strategically placed to allow for a critical reset. First, Tim cleverly implants a number of thought-changing experiences under the cover of a laugh-a-minute magic performance. Then once the “show” is over, he reveals how your brain has been entertainingly manipulated. Once you see the hard evidence this kind of thing can work on you, he teaches you the techniques necessary to manipulate your own thoughts. TIM is a focused upstream solution to prevent loss of connectivity, productivity, and creativity. A way to squeeze as much “good” out of each day as was there to be had. Lemons to Laughs For every person, there is a certain amount of “good” available each day. Through his fun and easy system, Tim helps rewrite a person’s internal script in a way that reframes daily events and helps attendees become the heroes of their own stories. Focusing on the transformative power of comedy, Tim provides a useful plan of action for how to attack the day, find the good, and maybe even shine some much-needed sunlight into the lives of others. >> Career Highlights ​ >> Testimonials “Your presentation was nothing short of ‘excellent’. Our employees are still taking and laughing about it, and we feel it is one of the best we have ever seen!” -C.F.M., US Department of Agriculture “Thanks again for your wonderful performance, I have never seen a performer read and adjust to his audience so well…You get a full 6 out of 5 stars.” -W.V., Cargill >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction ​ >> Pricing Information ​ Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • The Britins | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    The Britins Beatles Tribute Band Download Media Kit [object Object] On February 9, 1964, America was introduced to a phenomenon that would ultimately change rock and roll forever. That group was called The Beatles. Milwaukee’s very own The Britins recreate the era that influenced so many top groups and artists today. Join The Britins as they play hits from the Fab Four, from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Follow along on a Magical Mystery Tour of sights and sounds through that remarkable era of the 1960’s, recreated with authentic Beatles gear and costumes. >> Career Highlights The Britins were formed in 1977 – making them one of the first Beatles tribute bands in the United States. Based in the Milwaukee, WI area, the group’s popularity had them touring in over 250+ shows per year throughout North America. The group has shared the stage with many performers, including Hermans Hermits, Turtles, Grass Roots, Buckinghams, Tommy James, and Frankie Valli. >> Testimonials "The Britins were simply incredible! Such awesomely nice guys and a true pleasure to work with. For our last show, the Sanctuary was lit up with cell phone “lighters”, people swaying to Hey Jude, singing their hearts out. The experience was pretty darn cool, I gotta tell ya!" -First Presbyterian Church (FL) “…From the very beginning, we knew there was one and only one musical performance that would be ideal for our event. The Britins did not disappoint. Your energy, dedication to authenticity, musical talent and sheer joy in performing some of the greatest music of our time helped make our celebration a shining success.” –Mequon, WI 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee “My 4-year old has talked about nothing but seeing the “Beatles” since and she wanted to write you a letter and talk to you, which she did, after the show. We had a great time and you sound so much like the Beatles, I really felt like I got to see them in concert too! Thanks for the wonderful evening and here is the “letter” from my daughter: yyyyyyyysdsdfsdaxdasdfaxcasdfasdf zxc…” –Fan >> Basic Set-Up Needs In order to give you the best performance possible, The Britins provides the following information as a technical rider to their contract: Artist requests: Stage Requirements – A raised stage with minimum dimensions of 18’ x 26’ is preferred. Electrical – Six to eight 20-amp circuits should be available on or near the stage area. Dressing Area – The Britins require a secure, clean dressing room behind or near the stage in order to conduct costume changes during their shows. Setup – Plan on approximately 3 hours of setup time prior to the performance. Please provide miscellaneous beverages (water and/or soda) and have available in the dressing room during set-up and for the performance. >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • American Journey | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    American Journey The People, Their Songs & Stories Download Media Kit [object Object] AMERICAN JOURNEY is a potpourri of our musical roots as a people. Past and present, it is American culture through music and story that we the people have talked about, laughed about, cried about and sung about for over 235 years. There are moments of poignancy, intellectual curiosity and outright laughter all woven together in a virtuosic and entertaining tapestry of guitar, banjo and vocal music. Watch the video…the presentation will leave you concluding that American Journey is right for the time. >> Career Highlights David Malmberg is the creator of AMERICAN JOURNEY. He calls himself a folksinger, but his training as a classical guitarist with America Martinez Serrano at the Conservatorio de Musica in Sevilla, Spain really puts him in another league. Called a “treasure’ by Hugh Downs, former anchor of ABC’s 20/20, Mr. Malmberg’s exquisite style of playing and singing lends a unique artistry to his concerts. With a Master’s Degree in music, he also provides a scholarly touch to We the People without becoming overly academic. In Mr. Malmberg’s words, “My primary intention is to remember our rich American Heritage through song, story and humor.” As musician, storyteller, humorist and scholar, he more than accomplishes this goal. >> Testimonials “What an absolutely wonderful program.” –Music at Penn Alps, Grantsville, MD “Malmberg is a treasure, his music is marvelous.” –Hugh Downs, formerly of ABC’s 20/20 >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing David Malmberg to your audience: “Good evening. Our concert tonight is entitled: AMERICAN JOURNEY: The People, Their Songs and Stories with David Malmberg. What you will hear a potpourri of our musical roots as a people. It is our American culture through music and story. And now please welcome, David Malmberg.” >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • DJs & Karaoke | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    DJs & Karaoke ​ Download Media Kit [object Object] G.L. Berg has many options available for your special occasion or dance event! We offer a wide range of disc jockeys ranging from simple setups to extravagant sound & light shows. You might not think of it, but there are many things you can consider when looking for that "perfect DJ" at your event. Consider the following: Involvement: do you want the DJ to simply play music, or involve the audience? Interactivity: do you want the DJ to create games and fun activities within the event? Props: do you want the DJ to bring props so your audience is involved throughout the night? Production: are you looking for a simple setup or an extravagant light show? We have what it takes to make your event successful, whatever the situation! Let us know what your event is and what you have in mind - we will help you answer the important questions and arrange an entertainer that fits YOUR needs and the needs of YOUR audience (and, of course, fitting YOUR budget!)... That's why we provide Entertainment That Works! >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Kris & The Riverbend Dutchmen | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Kris & The Riverbend Dutchmen Polka Download Media Kit [object Object] Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen are an upbeat and energetic polka band headquartered near Mankato, Minnesota. Since 2009, the band has blended traditional German, Czech, and Bohemian Polka with a unique style and energy, uncommon in many old time polka bands. The band normally travels as a 5 or 6 piece band that utilizes traditional instrumentation including the concertina, tuba, trumpets, trombones, flugelhorns, drums, saxophones, and the piano. The band has a wide vocal repertoire and plays fox-trots and modern tunes in addition to traditional polkas and waltzes. The band regularly plays for private parties, festivals, fairs, Oktoberfests, corporate events, casinos, and ballrooms across the upper-Midwest. The band has its own high quality sound system and lighting for events and venues that do not employ a production company. The Riverbend Dutchmen take pride in the professionalism of their performances and take the time to understand their client's needs. Performances are tailored to make event a success! >> Career Highlights Kris Keltgen has been performing old-time music since the age of four years old when he made regular appearances with his uncle’s band “Inside Straight” singing “Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie” at local service clubs. Encouraged by his family, Kris began playing the drums and later took up the piano. Once out of high school, Kris began playing with “Double Shot”, and later the “Plum Krazy” band. At the age of 29, Kris began playing the concertina, an instrument Kris always appreciated and enjoyed. Practicing several hours a day, Kris became proficient at the concertina and formed the Riverbend Dutchmen after playing the concertina for only 2 years. Kris now plays the concertina exclusively in addition to singing with his own band. The Riverbend Dutchmen typically perform as a 5 or 6 piece band, but often perform as a 7 or 8 piece band for larger venues. This at a time when many of the larger bands are disappearing in favor of three or four piece bands. “I’ve always appreciated the versatility of a robust horn section”, says Kris. Other band members include Crystal Malek on drums, Mike Budin on tuba, Rick Keane, Myron Muehlbauer, Jens Jensen, Jerry Kahle, and Steve Moran rounding out the horn section. The late Dick Ginn, former host of the KEYC-TV Bandwagon program also played with the band until succumbing to cancer in April of 2013. “I’ve always been fortunate to have been surrounded by such talented musicians and mentors”, said Kris in a recent newspaper interview. The band’s schedule continues to get busier every year as the band becomes more and more popular. “Old time music is certainly not dead. It is good music and people continue to enjoy themselves”, says Kris while explaining the bands success and growing popularity. The band has been busy in the last couple years with performances that included numerous festivals across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The band has made multiple appearances at the Minnesota State Fair and Clay County Iowa Fair in addition to many community celebrations and festivals. The band has had numerous nation-wide television appearances on the popular Mollie B Polka Party program on the RFD-TV network, appearances on KEYC-TV’s Bandwagon program, and numerous local broadcasts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The band released its first album in 2012 entitled: “Smile”, and has just released their second album in 2014 entitled: “Partners, Brothers, and Friends”. In 2014, the band also released a DVD of the band’s performances. In addition to Kris on the concertina, the newest album also features Karl Hartwich and Mollie Busta, host of the popular Mollie B Polka Party on RFD-TV who performed with Kris on the album. Both albums are regularly featured on radio stations with old-time programming across the United States and Canada. >> Testimonials “They are a fabulous band, we are really excited to have them” – Kato Ballroom “The Entertainment Committee would like to extend its thanks and appreciation for your performance. This successful year resulted from great acts like yours, and we would love to have you return!” -Entertainment Director, LaCrosse Oktoberfest “I heard you guys playing at Oktoberfest in St. Peter this year and really liked your music. We would like to hire a band to play for our event!” -Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club, New Ulm, MN “Looks like you had an all star cast, wow, lots of talent!” -WVRQ Radio, Viroqua, WI >> Basic Set-Up Needs ​ >> Sample Introduction The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Kris & The Riverbend Dutchmen to your audience: "Formed in 2009, Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen blend an up-tempo beat with traditional Dutchmen style polka music made famous by so many of the great Dutchmen bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin. You can regularly find them at ballrooms, fairs and festivals across the upper-Midwest, as well as on the radio throughout North America. From Mankato, Minnesota, please join me in welcoming Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen!" >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

  • Miss Myra & The Moonshiners | G.L. Berg Entertainment

    Miss Myra & The Moonshiners Vintage Jazz & Blues Download Media Kit [object Object] Miss Myra and The Moonshiners transport audiences to prohibition speakeasies, the streets of New Orleans, and Paris nightclubs with a fresh take on a broad repertoire of classics from the 20's and 30's and inspired originals. With glamour and presence, Miss Myra owns the stage with her golden voice and hard swinging guitar. Backed by a smoking horn section and sweet hot rhythm, she is guaranteed to lift spirits and fill the dance floor. >> Career Highlights 2018: First European tour - 22 dates in 6 countries including the Stockamollan (Sweden) Swing and Jazz Festival and Jazzstadt Stuttgart 2018: over 100 national, regional, and local performances, including Sioux Falls Jazzfest, Bayfront Blues Festival, the Minnesota State Fair, Rock Bend Folk Festival, and the Penn State University swing weekend. >> Testimonials “Miss Myra and the Moonshiners absolutely made our dance event weekend! Their rippin' horn section and dynamic bandleader/vocalist really wowed us. Their repertoire pleases both jazz newcomers and the devout enthusiasts. It's hard to find a band that's as revelrous about jazz as dancers are. It's often said that swing jazz bands "have it" or don't-- Miss Myra and the Moonshiners "have it"!" -Penn State University, State College, PA “Miss Myra and the Moonshiners MADE our event! The professionalism the performers showed was admirable all the while remaining fun and upbeat. During their breaks they interacted with our guests which made the night even better. They are lovely people and definitely know how to create a fun atmosphere. Our company hired them for our Roaring ‘20’s themed holiday party. From their sound to their outfits to their attitudes everything was on point! Miss Myra’s voice transcends you to a different time. The musicians were incredibly talented and the variety of instruments up on stage made for an unforgettable sound and experience. I would recommend this group to anyone looking for an incredible, respectful, and professional group. Just be sure to wear comfy shoes to your next event because their music will have you on your feet dancing the night away!” -Fast Enterprises, LLC, St. Paul, MN “It is literally impossible to be sad or still when listening to these guys. More infectious than yellow fever, more personality than Sybil, more fun than bathtub whiskey and more soul than any kids this age should have. I love this band!” -Kevin Bowe Producer, Songwriter (Etta James,"Let's Roll") "Beautiful horns, delicious vintage jazz and ragtime music and excellent vocals" -Richard Wagenaar, The Next Gig "The band is an increasingly vital part of building the local scene. And they have chops." -Joe Bebco, The Syncopated Times >> Basic Set-Up Needs Myra and the Moonshiners is self-contained for most spaces and can provide their own sound and lights upon request. If sound is provided by the venue, please contact the artist for specific needs. >> Sample Introduction Below is a sample introduction you may use when introducing Miss Myra & The Moonshiners to your audience: "Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to be transported to a world of prohibition speakeasies, New Orleans streets, and Paris nightclubs. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce the hard working, harder swinging, straight from Minneapolis, vintage party jazz of Miss Myra and The Moonshiners!" >> 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 (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider

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