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For over 20 years Blind Date has remained the hottest premiere wedding and private party band. Based in Austin Texas, the live music capital of the world, the band is comprised of the city's most accomplished musicians. Well known for their incredibly versatile repertoire - consisting of anything from dance music, to rock, jazz, country and hip-hop. The band performs in top venues all over the United States. Blind Date works with each client to compose the perfect song choices for their event. Unlike most bands that have a set list of songs that vary only a little from one event to another, Blind Date calls songs one at a time during performances to perfectly fit the mood of your event at any given moment. Want to request a song? No problem! Blind Date can easily make that happen. With over 400 songs to choose from and a state of the art choreographed light show, Blind Date will make the night perfect. When you book Blind Date you not only get an incredible high energy performance, but also unparalleled service throughout the entire planning of your event. Blind Date promises to be here for you to answer any questions and make your event one you will never forget!
Mote is excited to announce the release of their debut album, Defying Ephemera, available on all major streaming platforms April 22.
This album demonstrates the talents of four college students: Ella Kasper, Jackson Galati, Chris Graff, and Fiona Celli. The group met on the campus of Binghamton University and have taken the local scene by storm; performing everywhere from college dining halls to moldy basements, yet bringing the same artistry and intensity to each performance. Defying Ephemera was recorded in nearby Johnson City with recording engineer Michael Micha at Abandoned Studios. Oli Bochenek and Will Person are also featured on the album.
Although not originally written as a concept album, Mote realized the songs Kasper and Galati brought to the band, when organized a certain way, did tell a story. The album starts with the promise and potential of young love, yet quickly devolves into heartbreak. As the album continues, the listener is brought into a world of anguish and confusion, culminating in the unhealthy longing expressed in the final track.
While the lyrics alone will take the audience on quite a trip, the instrumentation of these songs demonstrates the innovative nature of Mote. It would be hard to pick one genre to label this whole album. The umbrella of “alternative” does apply, but there is more going on here. Some songs are beautiful and melodic; employing elements from shoegaze and indie music. A song like “Clinomania” is a perfect example and is a crowd favorite to sing along to. Then there are the more abrasive punk inspired tracks, such as “I’m Lost”, that get live audiences jumping and moshing like mad. However, there are some songs on the album that push the conventions of rock music with their elements of the avant-garde. Most notably is the piece entitled “The Epistemic Limit”, but this can even be said about the title track.
Mote’s first gig following the release will be Saturday, April 23, at WHRW’s Moefest. They have several gigs in Upstate New York lined up before the semester ends including April 29 at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton and May 6 at Club Odyssey in Oneonta. Over the summer, Mote will be playing at various locations around the New York Metro Area.
We are a local STL all-inclusive community music and entertainment organization with the goal of lifting spirits and bringing people together through all forms of entertainment! Join us in lifting hearts one memory at a time. View us at zyilistl.com.
We are fully customizable and can tailor and cater to your wants, needs, goals, and desires! Whether we personally can provide the desired entertainment, we are well connected in the St. Louis community and with entertainers and organizations coast to coast.
We are a Veteran, minority, and 50% woman owned organization. Our diverse team of Stars allows us to work in various languages and with all backgrounds. Regarding the owners, Zyi Li, saxophonist and Webster/WashU alumni, was born here in St. Louis, went to Parkway North High School, and traveled the world playing with the Marine Corps band. Zyi met Jenny Wu, violinist who toured the world and played with award winning artists, in Washington D.C., while she was managing top entertainment agencies in the Washington D.C. area. View our entire bios at the bottom of this website link: https://www.zyilistl.com/our-story.
When we moved home to St. Louis in 2020, we created this organization to up the level of live entertainment in the area. Our organization offers all-inclusive services to make any event special. We regularly perform and rehearse together to ensure genuine dynamic energy with every show. We have various live music lineups to choose from with all live instruments/performers and also tracks as requested. We also offer additional services, as noted below, to make event coordination more fluid and special, and to guarantee that perfect day.
Below is a list/examples of our relevant services:
- Solo/duet/small instrumental ensembles in every genre (MO SOLO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-solo).
- Brass band playing an assortment of songs from second line Mardi Gras favorites to modern covers of today (MO ECHO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-echo).
- Full band with multiple vocalists, full rhythm section, strings, and horns playing every genre from jazz to r&b to rock (MO BRAVO https://www.zyilistl.com/our-story).
- A full multi-media team to provide photography and videography (MO MACRO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-macro).
- An ethnic Chinese Lion Dance team providing exciting traditional parade dance (MO COMBO https://www.zyilistl.com/mo-combo-dance-crew)
- We also provide DJ, karaoke, emcee, custom poetry, and general event hosting services (https://www.zyilistl.com/other-zme-stars).
- We provide our own sound and lighting equipment.
Boogie Fever has been performing all over the US and Internationally for over 20 years and has worked for such names as Caesars Palace, McDonalds Corp., The United States Navy, Ford Motors, Universal Studios, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, etc.
Austin Rockafellas is one of Austin’s top cover dance bands. If you want a band that not only plays Oldies but actually lived the Oldies and is still playing the Oldies, then this is the band for you.
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