Entertainers

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BANDS[edit]

Band That Time Forgot (The)
see Pretty Polly Productions
played 1978, 15th Reunion

Bill Payne’s Boston Jazz Band/Quartet
William M. Payne
100 Newbury Court, Suite 610
Concord, MA 01742
978-369-7572; summer: 603-456-3408
Big Band & Swing Era, including Dixieland
Demo tape on file

Blue Heaven Band-(same as Red Drum)
Joanna Plummer, 617-323-4100
P.O. Box 1999, Brookline, MA 02146

Blue Suede Boppers
Reebee Garofalo, 617-666-5308
Fifties Rock & Roll Band, really fun

Brian Walkley Band
Willow Productions, 617-421-9336
Excellent - 9/91 Wedding at The Country Club
Sax & piano only but they can do more

Calypso Hurricane
Mark Endresen, 617-227-0127
P.O. Box 180, Hanover St. Station
Boston, MA 02113
Great Caribbean dance music band, lively
Tape on file at HAA

Curtis International Associates
Susan Zahar, 781-444-9900
Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Band agency, all types
rep Dave Burdett Septet

Dave Burdett Septet
see Curtis International
1953, 40th Reunion, "excellent"

DE LEON Artists
Katrina Smith, 510-655-5200
510-655-5208 fax
4031 Ponomo Court
Piedmont, CA 94611

Ed Peters Band
781-284-8088
thru K.C Sulkin '61

EuJazz
Keith & Martha Gibson, 617-547-7512
PO Box 398054
Cambridge, MA 02138

Fat City
see Pretty Polly Productions
popular rock band in Boston

Andree Entertainment
Debba Andree
617-739-1596, debandree@yahoo.com
Katherine (Kit) Emory (alumnae) 617-646-4772
38 Allen Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Email: kitdiva@AOL.com

Flashback
Jill & Alex McNeil, 617-244-9825
301 Islington Rd., Newton, MA 02166
Band that played at 1972, 20th & 1973, 20th
Acappella (no instruments) 4 women group
sing 30’s & 40’s music, popular for older reunions
available for entire shows, background music, filler

Hits and Glitz
(617) 739-1596
Cabaret show for after dinner entertainment. Hit
songs from 20s to 60s

The Pastelles
(617) 739-1596
High energy dance band (3 female singers and 4
piece band) performing rock and roll, swing,
motown, pop and standards.
Demo tape on file

Four Guys in Tuxes
G. Andrew Maness
74 Appleton Street #3
Boston, MA 02116
Boston: 617-482-3234
Cape Cod: 508-457-1583
Fax: 617-482-2439
Soloists to ten pieces, swing, society and classic
rock for listening or dancing

Gary & The Wombats
John Dunton, Wombas Liason, days 978-369-3200, ext. 102,
FAX 508-369-0280
Nights/weekends 617-647-9497
10 Forbes LaneDamonmill Square, Suite 3B
Concord, MA 01742
Six guys who create a party, a band that doesn’t quit playing, lets the musicians among you sit in or sing along

Hart Leavitt Band
10 Forbes Lane
Andover, MA 01810
978-475-7680

The Jane Gang
Jane Goldman, 617-629-2568
32 Clifton Street #1, Somerville, MA 02144
Texas Swing and C&W with jazzy, blues overtones

John Payne Band
John Payne '67, 617-738-8573
9A Station Street, Brookline, MA 02146
Jazz, Rock, Pop, Swing, R&B

Jumpstreet
see Red Drum Music
5 piece band with optional female vocalist or horns

Ken Reeves Orchestra
813-649-5232
1 High Point Circle W-105, Naples, FL 33940
617-665-4060; 171 Warwick Rd., Melrose, MA 02176
(at the Cape - 70 West Street, Osterville, MA 02655)
Big Band swing sound, used by HAA senior Reunions

Mixed Bag
see Red Drum Music
4 piece band, everything from the 40's swing to Top 40

Musique
978-263-4772 Jeff Nortenson
Classical trio, quartet, etc.
Jazz

Nate Aronow Quintet
617-969-6227 Nathan Aronow
617-973-5828 Steve McGinn
CD on file at Amy’s desk

The New New Orleans Jazz Band
Larry Zuk, 978-369-6668
189 Prairie Street
Concord, MA 01742

Nik and the Nice Guys
Nik World Headquarters, (716) 244-0331
Fax: (716) 244-0356
274 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607
12 piece mainstream rock and roll

Orange Crush
Live band playing hits from the 80s
[see Squad 16 later in this section]

Out of the Blue
see Red Drum Music
blend of classic rock, R&B, soul, funk, blues, and swing

Pretty Polly Productions
Howard Cusack and Kathe Burbach, 781-894-9600
offers DJ with or without video shows, complete music
service company reps the Marselles, Fat City, Uptown Revival, The Band Time Forgot, and Urban Renewal

Red Drum Music-(same as Blue Heaven)
617-323-4100
PO Box 1999, Brookline, MA 02146
Represent many acts

Reminisce
Jack Vento, 617-457-8530
4 vocalists and instrumental

Shadow
see Red Drum Music
4 piece, all male rock and roll band

Sid the Kid
c/o Sid Smith
791 Tremonst St., Boston MA 021128
617-262-7489
live band (tenor sax, clarinet, flute, etc.)

Soft Touch Dance Band
R.H. Kingston 781-862-8798
kingston@gis.net
4 Field Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Something Else
Brian Christoforo, 978-777-8532
Band, used by 1968, 25th, well liked

Southern Rail Band
Sharon Horovitch, 781-891-0258
Band used by 1963, 30th Reunion, country

Spice
Mike Convery, 401-884-5961
28 Marlborough St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
diverse music- Disco, Top 40, Oldies and more

Squad 16
2632 Boston Road
P.O. Box 65
Wilbraham, MA 01095
800-828-4952
Fax 413-596-9577
e-mail: squad16@csi.com
Mobile Video Dance Clubs, 60s thru 90s, Orange Crush
live band playing 80s music.

Stan Strickland Band
Clavinda Spinelli, 617-491-8491
P.O. Box 782, Cambridge, MA 02138
Band used by 1973, 20th

True to Form
Tony Wolff, 617-738-1625
17 Parkman Street no. 3, Brookline, MA 02146
jazz for all occasions
Demo tape on file

Watson Reid and Americana
Walden Green Music Corp.
PO Box 171
Duxbury, MA 02331
781-934-9243
Carol Allen
contemporary, folk

White Heat Swing Orchestra
Craig Ball, 617-354-7213
P.O. Box 1088, Cambridge, MA 02238
music consultant, band leader, swing & Dixieland

Willie Sordillo
66 Berry Street
Framingham, MA 01702
508-628-9294
alto saxophonist, vocalist, and full quintet

Willow Entertainment
13 Haviland Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-421-9336
Offers a variety of bands of different genres (dance, swing, jazz) including the Brian Walkley Band and a DJ service.
We have demo cd’s on file.

Winiker Orchestras
617- 277-6673
45 Longwood Avenue, Suite 108, Brookline, Ma 02146
Swing and Big Band experts, well known nationally
CD on file


CASINO CRUISES[edit]

Horizon’s Edge
Tony Favaloro; (978) 283-8505
76 Marine Blvd. Lynn, MA 01905
Cruise and casino excursions for lunches and dinners


DJ’S[edit]

A+ Entertainment
John Gabaree
98 Yeomans Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
781-874-0463

AM-FM Entertainment
Boston Radio Talent
Ken Stone
617-277-9337
amfment@earthlink.net

Boston Party Makers
Tony Signorino 617-547-7777
91 3rd Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
DJ company with optional lighting and video services

C-Zone Music
Greg Capozzi
617-320-0723

Decades of Dance
508-877-8535
87 Leigh Street
Framingham, MA 01701

DJ BC
Bob Cronin
22 Park Road, #3
Belmont, MA 02478
H: 617-489-9332
B: 617-495-9854
cronin@fas.harvard.edu
jazz, swing, classic hits from 50s to 90s, contemporary, reggae, world music, dance, and rap.

Doug Lane (DJ) and Best Tunes
508-664-5927
19 Woodland Dr., N. Reading, MA 01864
Senior Class Events, Cruises
H-R 25th Events & Joint Reunions

MetroBest Entertainment Co.
James A. Bergantino 508-435-4020
21 Valleywood Road
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Professional DJ, Video Taping

Mobil Notes
Lance Margolis, B: 617-241-7290, H: 617-242-3442

Orange Crush
(has a live band as well, see Squad 16 under Band section.) 860-939-9272

Pretty Polly Productions
Howard Cusack and Kathe Burbach, 781-894-9500
offers DJ with or without video shows
complete music service company
reps the Marselles, Fat City, Uptown Revival, The Band Time Forgot, and Urban Renewal also offers comedians

Premier Talent Group
1-800-326-3866
DJ Company, Robert McIntosh, FAX: 617-937-9096
34 Salem Street, Reading, MA 01867
40 of Boston’s top DJ’s
good to Harvard groups

Soundchoice
Peta Hallisey, 781-643-0662

Soundsations
Harrison W. Carmichael
617-388-9459
617-560-4396


CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINERS[edit]

Bonaparté
John Bonaparté '81, Boston's Hottest Magician
52A West Eagle Street, Suite #3
Boston, MA 02128
617-561-9152

Derek Burrows
2 Glenvale Terrace
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-983-9184
e-mail: derekbur@aol.com
Storytelling, myths, legends, folktales from The Bahamas, Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, Latin America, and other countries

Fun Factor
Carol Parven, 617-964-0788
PO Box 585, Boston, MA 02258

Gerwick Puppets
6 Wood Street, Southborough, MA 01772
508-481-6260

Kids Love Arts
Beth Meditz, 508-620-0936
156 Maynard Rd., Framingham, MA 01701

The LaRocca Agency
7 Mount Pleasant Street
Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-1537

Rick Goldin
Greenhouse Productions, Jenny Green
617-484-4901
22 Lantern Road, Belmont, MA 02178
Music and puppets

Rogue
Roger Alatalo, 978-369-5204
PO Box 363, 238 Comm. Ave, Concord, MA 01742
All ages of children - tots to young adults, expert magician and juggler (including flaming torches and hatchets), sing-a-longs, jokes, etc.
used by the 25th Reunion every year, reasonable prices

Tom Jules
P.O. Box 2776
Lynn, MA 01903
617-595-2908
magician, magic clown

Amusements Inc.
Bruce Smick, 508-892-0700, Fax: 508-892-0075
190 Main Street
Cherry Valley, MA 01611

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-2600
781-259-8355

North American Amusements
Robert Perkins, Jr.
641 Summer Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
781-337-1901
The Road Runner, Bungee Fun Run, Radical Surf Machine, Muscle Beach Boxing, moonwalk, dunk tank, etc.

Parties of Woburn
728 Main Street
Woburn, MA 01801
781-935-8828
Fax: 781-935-5324
Cameron the Caterpillar, Balloon Typhoon, Fun Foods, Bubble Bounce, Laser Maze is on the Move, Spider Slide

Riverside: The Thrill Park
P.O. Box 307
Agawam, MA 01001-0307
413-786-9300
1-888-MY-ESCAPE


COMEDIANS[edit]

Rob Weinstein
(914) 928-8834