I like to think that I have the best entertainers in the state, and Dwayne Haggins (pronounced HAY-ggins) might be the one I book the most. His silky voice, bluesy sound, and unusual repertoire of country, funk, blues, and soul make him a stand-out. His laid back demeanor is perfect for those who appreciate it, and several venues book him again and again.
Noah is a complete one-man-show with a professional-grade keyboard, stellar voice, and even even a saxophone (if he has notice). He was on Blake Shelton's team on The Voice, and he is incredibly comfortable and charming in front of a crowd.
Kathryn’s love of music began at the age of three when she started lessons. Since then, she has studied classical violin with several instructors and has recently studied improvisation, jazz, and fiddle-style playing. Kathryn is lead fiddle player for Grammy-nominated country artist Ashley Jordan in the Ashley Jordan Band and performs solo and with her band all around Massachusetts.
Dan Mackowiak grew-up playing the accordion, and now it’s his favorite retirement activity. He plays with several ensembles, including his own ballroom dance quartet.
Dan’s programs feature music from the American Songbook and from
various European traditions: Scandinavian, Polish, German, Italian, French and Celtic.
He particularly enjoys getting his audiences to remember the music they heard and loved years ago.
As a performer and arranger for the harp, Shelley Otis plays an unexpected variety of music including original compositions, covers of newly released music, jazz standards, traditional Celtic tunes, and is also a member of several ensembles including the Celtic band Ulster Landing and the children’s music group the Jumping Monkeys.
Rivers Between is a Boston-area Indie Folk duo comprised of singer-songwriter Greg Kane and vocalist Kat Brooks. In addition to heartfelt renditions of familiar songs, Greg’s soulful compositions, engaging folk style guitar, and unique voice coupled with Kat’s beautifully inventive harmonies, make them a local favorite. Like a confluence of two rivers, Greg and Kat came together as solo artists who found that the combination of their talents was greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Hailing from Ecuador, Santiago’s guitar sings along with his partner’s vocals.
Playing various styles, he excels in music with heart, soul, and a Spanish flair.
I am proud to have sponsored Santiago's artist visa application for residence and work in the US--his performance and style is unmatched in my experience.
Claudius Agrippa is a violinist and composer from Brooklyn, New York. He has performed and toured with musicians such as Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Charlie Siem, Tia Ray and Roger Waters. Claudius was the recipient of the debut prize for the New York Concerti He specializes in classical solo work and is also well-versed in other genres.
Jim started playing drums at the age of fourteen and is equally at ease singing with simple accompaniment or a full band. While attending The Berklee School of Music in Boston he began performing around the New England area. He began a jazz vocal career and has recorded seven critically acclaimed CDs performed in jazz and cabaret settings in the Northeast, London, San Francisco, The Virgin Islands and Vancouver. Jim was also the featured vocalist at Boston's Ritz Carlton and prestigious Bay Tower Room.
Karen Burciaga is a versatile string player who performs throughout New England. As an early music specialist on baroque violin, viola, and viola da gamba she has appeared with numerous period ensembles. As a modern violinist, she frequently plays for weddings, church services and other events. Karen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Music in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music.
Jack Coleman taught music at Wilson Elementary in Marlborough for over 20 years. He is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist, and plays regularly all around the Boston area. He performs at Hampton Beach and other large live venues in New England and can often be found performing with another pique Entertainment regular: Phil Steffen.
Guitarist Kevin Scollins attended Berklee College of Music where he was awarded the Jimi Hendrix Scholarship; the highest honor awarded to one recipient each year by the Berklee Guitar Department. Kevin now works as a bandleader, sideman, and educator across New England. In addition to an active gig schedule performing multiple times per week around the New England area at various clubs, restaurants, and events, Kevin also works as an educator and teaches at multiple local schools and is on the staff of the Berklee College of Music Voice Department where he works as an accompanist.
David is a classical and electric violinist who has been playing in the Boston area for the last ten years. Music became a part of his life after seeing a classical concert through school. Unlike many classical musicians, who typically come from families with a classical background, nobody within David's family played a stringed instrument. Violin started as a hobby that grew into a passion. He has performed at Jordan Hall, The VETS Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, The Riverside Church of NYC, and Carnegie Hall. David is grounded on the belief that music should send a simple message to inspire and connect, and his music focuses both on classical and non-classical songs that anyone would recognize.
Brenda Lau is a Chinese-Panamanian singer/songwriter who won the Panamanian version of American Idol, Vive la Música in 2010. She recently completed her professional diploma at Berkelee, focusing on songwriting, and is currently working as a music teacher and performing in the Boston and Worcester area. Lau has performed the national anthem for the Boston Bruins during the 2018–2019 season (Go, Sox!), following the retirement of local legend Rene Rancourt, who sang the anthem for the Bruins for 42 years.