“One of New York City’s best kept secrets…” — The Village Voice
HAIR FLIPS, HIGH KICKS, lipstick and lace — NYC’s sexiest dance variety show promises to entertain. The female-run Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, brings sultry charm, feminine energy, refreshing talent, and artistry to the cabaret theater experience. Inspired by music, dance, and costumes that fulfill their guilty performing pleasures, the show was born – thus earning their namesake. With a speak-easy feel, a hint of The Roaring Twenties, and a sprinkle of The Swinging Sixties – the show remains modern and sexy. The ladies, clad in fishnets and black lace, tap dance, contort, sing, and pirouette to the sounds of Chicago, The Great Gatsby, Sam Smith, Beyonce, Nancy Sinatra, and Rosemary Clooney – to name a few, playfully mixing the old with the new.
Ambassador of Salsa Dura
Ambassador of Salsa Dura, Jimmy Bosch is loved and respected by Salseros the world over. From, Warsaw, Poland to Rabat, Morrocco, from the Americas to Japan and Asia, from Russia to all of Europe, Jimmy is highly regarded for his ability to entertain an audience and keep the dancers dancing.
Celebrating 20 years as a band leader having launched his solo career in March, 1996, Jimmy has the experience to turn the heat up in just the right moments. He is a leader, a passionate trombone soloist, a lead singer, a composer and a dancer. Jimmy Bosch is the ultimate professional on and off the stage.
Recorded on over 100 productions as a solo artist in his 45 year career, Jimmy has colobarated with such greats as Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades. Eddie Palmieri, Manny Oquendo y Libre, Cachao, FANIA Allstars, Pete el Conde Rodriguez, Celia Cruz and more. Traveled the globe performing Live Salsa for audiences in over 40 countries, Jimmy Bosch, his fiery and melodic trombone solos, his lyrics, and ability to entertain and transmit energy puts him in the Royal Court of the hearts of all Salseros worlwide,
Recorded on 8 Grammy award winning productions
Jimmy Bosch has the dance bug in him all his life. Jimmy has taken dance classes with Eddie Torres, Yamulee, Adolfo Indanochea, Ismael Otero, Manny Santiago and many other dance instructors globally. He has his own style mixing old school and modern techniques, using his experience as a musician to express himself on the dancers floor.
Experience the Experience!
Simply, JIMMY BOSCH
They say a man walks a long road before finding his path. Kwame Binea has been paving his way through the art of music.
Kwame was born in West London and shortly after was sent to live with his grandparents in Ghana. He has been influenced by the rhythms of traditional Ghanaian and West African music as well as Reggae, Folk, and American Soul and Blues. After moving to New York City, Kwame performed in several different bands building a very large fan base. His fans were able to watch him perform all over iconic New York City music venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaway and their Summer Residency at Arlene’s Grocery as well as shows across the East Coast.
“My music is organic,” says Kwame, “it’s about life, love and struggle, but it’s danceable. We make music that moves you and that makes you move.”
Visit the Kwame Binea Official Site: www.kwamebineashakedown.com
A bittersweet comedy of two brothers growing up the Puerto Rican section of the Bronx in the 1970’s.
When Johnny Gonzales is forced to clean out the apartment of his recently deceased younger brother Cisco he discovers a treasure chest of private, personal notes left behind by his younger brother. The notes are pages and pages of events that happened in the past. They represent Cisco’s innocent interpretation of love, life and everything in between. When Johnny begins to read these notes the magical journey Begins.
Growing Up Gonzales is a One man show about brotherly love, the healing power of saying goodbye and a whole lot more!
What critics are saying…
“Overflowing with colorful detail and smartly observed anecdotes, this one man show is an affectionate, funny, and spicily authentic collage of growing up Puerto Rican in the Bronx of the 1970s.”— Backstage
…”The punch of the individual stories will keep you pinned to your seat!” – New York Daily News
Elvis Presley was the World’s Greatest Entertainer and is loved by millions across the globe to this day. Thane Dunn has turned his love of the King into a full time job.
He is known as quite possibly the best in the business,the business of recreating Elvis Presley on stage.He has not only won the World’s Largest International Elvis tribute artist contest and the Worlds Largest Elvis Gospel competition but is endorsed by World Famous Rock and Roll photographer John Rowlands who was hired by Boxcar Enterprises to photograph Elvis live in concert starting in 1972. He is also endorsed by The Hank Snow Museum (Hank actually introduced Elvis to the Colonel and co-managed Elvis for 6 months).
He has the uncanny ability to make audiences feel like their watching the real thing live. With his amazing Elvis voice and natural physical resemblance he has been referred to as “the full Elvis package”. His Presley like sense of humor and charismatic personality make this show really stand out among the pack. There are no wigs or glued-on sideburns in this production.
Paying tribute to the festival that defined an entire generation!
“Woodstock was both a peaceful protest and a global celebration.” — Richie Havens
Peace of Woodstock pays tribute to Woodstock, the famous three day festival of Peace, Music, Love, and Fun in upstate New York that defined an entire generation – from the acoustic opening act of the Woodstock experience, Richie Havens through the closing moments of the festival with the explosive, electric sounds of Jimi Hendrix. Also featuring songs from Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Who, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe McDonald, Santana, the Jefferson Airplane, and others.
“Carlos is a dead ringer for Gene Simmons” — WPIX, Channel 11 NYC
“Carlos is so good as Gene Simmons. He could quit his day job!” — Adam Unger
“Carlos has the perfect Jewish fro” — Gene Simmons of KISS
“Watching Carlos is like watching Gene” — Paul Stanley of KISS
“Carlos talks and acts so much like Gene!” — Eric Singer of KISS
“You look like Gene with and without the make-up” — Bill Aucoin (Former KISS manager)
“Wow that’s a great pic, you should know!” — Shannon Tweed Simmons (twitting about Carlos’s photo of him as The Demon)
Formed By Carlos (Los) Espada in 2013 with the idea of forming a tribute band like no other. “I had a highly successful KISS tribute band for more than 10 years. I took a break and due to KISS fans asking for my return I formed KISS IT!.”
Espada has also worked with the KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on various official KISS products. Such as KISS “N’ The Box, KISS minimates, promotional work with the band on the release of Simmons autobiography as well as with Silvertone Guitars promoting the Paul Stanley Guitar line.
Espada’s dead ringer look as the demon of KISS. Grabbed the attention of VH1 which featured Espada in an hour long pilot titled “Mock Rock”. When asked about all his experiences as a Gene Simmons impersonator as well as working with his idol, this is was what Espada had to say. “Being a kiss fan from the age of five to working with Gene Simmons and the KISS camp. It really has been amazing. The fact that my name appears on official KISS products, being complimented by the band (and people whom work close with KISS.) is this young boys dreams come true. I was the only kid in Spanish Harlem rocking a KISS tee. Now I have countless photos and KISS items that only few would have.”
This is not just another KISS tribute band. This band has the spirit and raw energy of KISS themselves. KISS IT! brings pure rock power to the fans every time they hit the stage. If you are looking for the true KISS experience, look no further. YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST!!!!!!!
Hailing from different regions of the country, The Beatbox House looks to push the boundaries of what is possible with the human voice. Beatboxing has grown into a world wide phenomenon that has branched out from its Hip-Hop roots. The collective looks to rebrand the art form as a part of the new “mouth music” movement.
Each artist that is part of the collective is a soloist, educator and musician in their own right. However, their greatest strength is their ability to work together; bringing their audience an awe inspiring musical experience that will leave a lasting impression no matter age, race or creed.
Kenny Urban has been beatboxing for over half of his life. He has won national competitions in America and has also represented the U.S. overseas in notable worldwide competitions. Apart from teaching private beatbox lessons, Ken has taught Beatbox Workshops in schools ranging from Harvard University to The Raymond York Elementary School.
Former Berklee Drumming Major, Gene Shinozaki went from street performing into international fame as he made his television debut on “So you think you can dance” in 2013. From then on, Shinozaki has taken his beatboxing all over the world, performing in countless countries, and was even awarded the Grand Beatbox Battle Championship title in Basel, Switzerland. Shinozaki is currently ranked amongst the top 8 beatboxers in the world, and is now a co-writer for The Beatbox House.
Kaila Mullady is a New York based performer – She performs all over the world infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, poetry and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of. Multi-instrumentalist, using a RC 300 she is able to loop guitar, beatboxing and vocals to become a one woman band. Part of NYC’s premier freestyle comedy rap group, North Coast. Teaching workshops all across the country promoting reading, writing and finding your own soul music. Giving back to communities and volunteering is a big part of Kaila’s creative process.
Titles: 2015 American 2v2 Champion
Hailing from New York City, Chris Celiz is a musician, educator and performer. Playing music since the age of 10, Chris has an incredibly diverse skill set and profesional music experience. He has worked with such luminaries as Harry Belafonte, Bryonn Bain, Dana Leong and can be seen performing along side some of New York Cities greatest talents. He has been competing both nationally and internationally as one of the top ranked beatboxers in North America. His most notable accomplishment is the formation of “The Beatbox House”, a conglomerate of the most talented beatboxers in the United States who look to rebrand the art form.
Titles: 2012 Midwest Champion and 2014 East Coast Champion
Amit has been an avid fan of hip hop since he moved to the United States at the age of six. When he was fourteen years of age he discovered the art form known as human beatbox. Since then he has grown passionate about the art and has made it his goal to make a career out of it.
Titles: 2015 Vice World Champion, 2014 + 2015 American Beatbox Champion, 2014 Midwest Champion & 2x Unity Champion
Neil “NaPoM” Meadows, from the small town of Greensburg, PA, started pursuing beatboxing right out of high school, and it has already led him to great success. At just 18 years old Neil became the 2014 American Beatbox Champion, earning a spot to compete in the World Championships in Berlin Germany, he later became the 2015 Vice World Beatbox Champion. Neil is a firm believer of The Beatbox House, and enjoys nothing more than making music. He also performs as a part of the decorated duo, K-Pom with fellow Beatbox House member Kenny Urban.
NYC based musician and actor Mark Martin (aka Mandibul) has been beatboxing since age 13, inspired by the jazz, rock and hip hop music he grew up listening to. Mark competed in the American Beatbox Championships 2015 in both the 1v1 and 2v2 divisions. He was a judge for the New England Regional Beatbox Battle in 2014 as well as the SingStrong Chicago Acapella Festival in 2014. He has been an internationally touring member of the Voca People since 2011, an acapella musical theatre show that features beatboxing and vocal acrobatics. Mark is a teacher at the BEAT Rockers program that teaches beatboxing to the blind at the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx. Mark also performs with NorthCoast, a NYC based hip hop improve comedy troupe since 2011. Mark Graduated from NYU in 2011 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he worked on analyzing beatboxing from a linguistic perspective. Mark loves to beatbox.
“It took some doing to get Blakey’s small band arrangements fleshed out for this big band. Ponomarev is an exacting arranger, especially on Blakey’s “No Hay Problema” which the master originally performed on the 1959 soundtrack to the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses.Valery Ponomarev arrived in New York City in 1973. It was no small feat. Documented in both book (On The Flip Side Of Sound) and film (Trumpeter From Russia), this brave musician will always consider himself a Jazz Messenger.” — Mike Greenblatt on recent CD Review
“This live set by trumpeter Valery Ponomarev’s big band is dedicated to his hero, mentor, and musical father, the great Art Blakely. Drawing largely from Jazz Messengers repertoire and sparked by a solid array of soloists — including special guest and Messengers veteran, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson — this is a most impressive debut recording by one of NYC’s finest large ensembles”. — Bob Bernotas, Jazz Author-Historian-Lecturer