Meet Emily Byrne, a caricaturist and long-time member of The Bash. She has over 20 years of professional experience creating caricatures and silhouettes for everyone from babies to one-hundred-year-olds.
Meet Gus Person, a bagpiper from PA who has been a member on The Bash since 2013. Gus has been piping since 1964 and has played in seven pipe bands throughout his career. He has also competed in pipe band and solo piping competitions in the US. Gus has performed for numerous events over the years including weddings, funerals, memorial services, birthdays, and more.
Meet Photo Booth Parties, a long-time member and a top-booked photo booth on The Bash. Keeping guests entertained and capturing memories they can take home and relive forever is their specialty! They offer a variety of services including photo booths, DJs, lighting, and much more. Plus, Photo Booth Parties has experience with all types of events from weddings, to birthday parties, to corporate events, and more.
Meet The Dilemma, a party band that mixes popular covers with their own original songs and is extremely passionate about their work. They are one of the top booked live bands on The Bash, have been a member since 2014, and have been awarded several badges! The Dilemma puts on a captivating show every time they are on stage and have performed at some of the most famous venues in the country.
Meet Davida Rappaport, a top-booked psychic on The Bash. Her specialties include Tarot card, palm, seashell, and handwriting readings. Davida has been doing readings for 20+ years and teaches Tarot classes. She has experience entertaining a variety of audiences for virtual and in-person events including bachelorette parties, product launches, and more.
Meet Mariana, a multi-award-winning belly dancer and member of The Bash! Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Mariana has 28 years of dance expertise and has performed at hundreds of private events. She began her dancing career in Western dance forms (such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, flamenco, and Latin ballroom), which eventually led her to the Middle Eastern dance form, belly dancing.
Meet singer and songwriter, Maygen Lacey, of the Maygen Lacey Music acoustic duo from Minneapolis. Her love for singing began in high school and now her songs have millions of streams on Spotify. Along the way, she met master of guitar and musical partner, Noah Neumann, who she regularly sings with. Together, they perform a variety of acoustic music ranging from Folk, Pop, and Americana to R&B, Country, and Oldies.
Meet Sam Lippert, aka DJ SamIJam, from Cincinnati, OH. Sam has always had a passion for music and began DJing in college. His love for all music genres has helped him build an extensive music library and allows him to provide a customized music experience for each client's celebration.
Meet Moody McCarthy, a Comedian from Syracuse, NY, who has been performing comedy for over 25 years and has made 8 network TV appearances—most recently on Conan (TBS). After performing in the Syracuse region for 6 years, Moody took his comic career to New York City where he now regularly performs stand-up at some of the best comedy clubs in the world.
Warm weather is right around the corner and planning for safe outdoor events has begun—which means vendors like live bands are in high demand. We reached out to 5 of our top booked vendors for their tips on how to get more live band gigs.
These members shared how they drive bookings and their top advice for others in the industry looking to get gigs. Here's what they had to say!