The 80s Icon Band is here! Playing the most totally awesome hits of the 80s and delivering a show that’s back to the future. Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna; rockers like Van Halen, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi; hip hop acts like Vanilla Ice and Run DMC; even new wave bands like Duran Duran and Blondie.
If you’re ready for the ultimate 80’s party, put down your Trapper Keepers and Rubik’s Cubes, get ‘Footloose’ and ‘Fight For Your Right To Party’ with the 80’s Icon Band!
“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!!!!!!!
“Antony Zito took an old flowered cabinet door and transformed it into a cool, realistic portrait of myself that I felt compelled to buy on the spot. (I don’t even like looking at myself either) Did I mention he did it in about 7 minutes? Because there is no way I could sit any longer. The best quick portrait painter in the business, with an amazing artistic flair. This guy is amazing.” – Patrick McMullan, NYC Celebrity Photographer
“Zito can capture your essence by painting on a found object for 20 minutes more effectively than more formal and pretentious artists can do by fussing on a canvas for weeks. A genius!” – Michael Musto, Village Voice Read more
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.
“From popular hits of today, including “I’ve Got a Feeling” to such iconic rock, disco and Motown favorites as “Born to be Wild,” “I Just Want to Bang on the Can All Day,” “Car Wash” and “Dancing in the Streets,” the energy never stopped.” — Christopher Long, Showbiz Guru
“Amazing vocals – high energy – entertaining for all ages – a must see!“ —Candus Barnum, The Puyallup Fair & Events Center
“A tremendous, high energy, crowd pleasing act. If you ever have the opportunity to book Vocal Trash… DO IT!“ —Mike Froehlich, General Manager, York Fair (York, PA) Read more
“Brilliant…Bravo!” Your many many characters were all so carefully etched and created. What a Tour de Force!” – Bill Bickford, actor and singer
“Many attending Thursday’s audience left “The Very Dickens!” intending to immediately begin rereading this great author.” – Jim Lowe, theater critic
This one-man show presents veteran actor Neil Flint Worden as Charles Dickens performing an evening from Dicken’s 1868 tour of America. Conceived and adapted by Gaen Murphee from historical and literary sources, The Very Dickens! invokes an entire universe of stories and characters using the power of Dickens’s incomparable language, the actor’s skill, and audience’s imagination. Over the course of the evening, Worden brings to life over 20 characters, including “The Inimitable” himself.
This highly adaptable one-man show can be performed almost anywhere — from the largest, most well-equipped theatre to your living room.
All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond
“The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for.” —-Metal Rules
“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.” —The Sun, UK
“Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School.” —Guitar World
“Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.”— Metal Hammer
“Tragedy manage to dwell in the realm of novelty while far exceeding their worth as a concept…the aesthetic is somewhere in between the flamboyance of the disco-era Bee Gees and the flamboyance of mid-eighties hair metal, with some extra flamboyance thrown in for the sake of flamboyance.” —Tiny Mix Tapes
“You’re the One That I Want” Heavy Metal Tribute to ‘Grease’ is as great as it sounds. They created a music video for the cover, and it is exactly what you’d think a heavy metal version of Grease would look like. Between the crazy outfits, wild hair, air guitars, and locker room parties, the only question left to ask is, why hasn’t this idea been adapted into a full length movie yet? We want more!” —VH1
“Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line ‘it’s electrifying.'” —-Billboard
“One of the hottest videos on the internet. These kids aren’t the leather jacket-wearing greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school. When the leader, Disco Mountain Man, arrives back in the halls, he’s greeted by his buddies who ask him what he’s been up to all summer. And much like Grease, it’s revealed that he met up with a girl. But this is no poodle-skirt wearing young lady. Instead, it’s an anarchy-loving blonde bombshell decked out in black and red. What follows is a re-imagined version of the song, with an ominous opening bass line and killer vocals from Mountain Man reminiscent of some of ’80s metal.” —Loudwire
“Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the Bee Gees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than Tragedy…Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and headbanging hilarity…” —Village Voice
“A note-perfect hair-metal spoof of “You’re the One That I Want” , complete with a locker scene set at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School. Only instead of pony tails and poodle skirts, the girls have teased hair and tattered Hot Topic outfits. You’ll never see Danny and Sandy the same after this metal ‘Grease’ cover.” — USA Today
“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!” —Kerrang
Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with the debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, which was a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Aersomith. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, Germany and Switzerland. Subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal and The Solo Albums have seen them spread their glittered wings to take on non Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.
In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on “You’re the One That I Want” from the Grease soundtrack.
Disco Mountain Man — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead keyboards, lead cowbell
Mo’Royce Peterson — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead lead guitar
Andy Gibbous Waning — lead bass, lead vocals, lead back-up vocals
Garry Bibb — lead guitar, lead back-up vocals
The Lord Gibbeth — lead drums, lead vocals
Lance — towel boy, complete idiot
Tragedy has headlined festivals such as Bloodstock, Rebellion, Summer Breeze and Hammerfest.
Postcards from Paradise!
“Such a talented group!” — Walt Disney Special Events
Featuring exhilarating fire poi and/or fire knife dancing, traditional Polynesian music, invigorating live drumming, and a talented cast of exotic Polynesian dancers and musicians in colorful costumes. This high energy performance transcends a typical Polynesian show and promises to be an unforgettable and mesmerizing experience– so unforgettable that the audience will leave humming their music.
“This production was curated with grace, intelligence, cultural honesty and such good aesthetic taste that the audience could hear, feel and see the beauty of those “postcards” depicting Polynesian paradise.” — Westchester CC
“Such a talented group!” — Walt Disney Special Events
“The collection of talent and chosen choreography really made it something terrific” — Buena Vista Pictures
The Polynesian Paradise Dancers will take you through the South Pacific Islands where you will experience the culture, history, music, language and dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa.
Over the years, the company has had the honor of sharing the hula and other cultures of Polynesia with thousands upon thousands of amazed audience members including dignitaries and celebrities including high-profile events, movie premieres and television. Some of the most memorable events include a 58 city U.S. educational performance tour for grades K-12. Polynesian Paradise Dancers have performed in 34 states including Hawaii as well as 9 international tours featuring multiple tours to Japan, China, the Marshall Islands and Guam.
Past performances include a daily 5-week run of the “Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Party” at the El Capitan Theatre (Hollywood, CA) and nightly 8-week run at the Pageant of the Masters (Laguna Beach, CA). PPD has also performed for the celebrity premieres of Disney’s animated feature Lilo & Stitch (first in Hollywood, CA then at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, TN), as well as Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates in Westwood, CA. Polynesian Paradise Dancers can also be seen dancing in Adam Sandler’s movie Bedtime Stories, and television shows such as Glory Days, Backyard Nation, Tuckerville, My Tacky Room, Wizards of Waverly Place and Marie. Other highlights include performances at the Playboy Mansion, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Studios, the homes of celebrities such as Rob Zombie, former mayor of Los Angeles, Jim Hahn, and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Now Available “Postcards from Paradise”
… The year is 1959, and Hawaii has just joined the union. Airlines have just begun flying to the islands, opening the Hawaiian experience to a whole new generation.
Postcards from Paradise is an enchanting show that will take you back on a vintage trip to the South Pacific. This vibrant performance of exotic hula dancing and heart pounding drum beats of the islands is truly an unforgettable show.
Contact us today for all of your Polynesian Entertainment needs. Whether it’s a full Luau show complete with Hula dancers, Lei greeters, Fire dancers, Tahitian Drummers and a complete Hawaiian Band or a smaller production for your university cultural series or K-12 edu-tainment, we’re here to make it happen.
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