Hartwell & Company is an experienced group of music professionals who know how to deliver quality entertainment. They have worked the local music scene for years in area clubs, dance halls, and opening for big-name national acts. This experience has taught them that the most important factor in performance is fun. They enjoy what they do and it shows in every performance.
The group is capable of providing a wide variety of must upon request, and can adjust to your needs for almost any venue.
For the time of your life, call on Hartwell & Company.
During the past decade R&B music had taken a back seat to other popular music forms: Country, Hip Hop, Rap, etc. In close observation of these musical styles, you can distinctly hear the R&B influences. Even R&B record samples have been introduced on Hip Hop and Rap records. Due to exposure through these copied "grooves and beats", R&B has made a substantial comeback in the mainstream music arena. This has caused the music community as a whole to stand up and take notice of the powerful rebirth of one of America's most emotionally entertaining music forms.
Enter the ROAD CREW; the new millennium's version of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding & The Bar Kays, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown & the Famous Flames rolled up into one highly explosive package. Organized in 1987 and comprised of eight gifted musicians, the Road Crew is a show band with the intensity of a rock band, the emotion of a blues band, the funkiness of a dance band, and the savvy of a jazz band. These guys do it all!! Their performance is a must see for every live music lover, young and old.
Corkey and the Keynoters have proven again and again to Central Texas audiences of all ages that live music is best. Performing selections from the Great American Songbook with unsurpassed musicianship, Corkey and the Keynoters are always danceable and always in good taste. Corkey and the Keynoters bring to life the classic sounds of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, plus all of those great songs created by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer, as performed by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme and Tony Bennett. Dancers will love the authentic styles and correct tempos for their favorite foxtrot, jitterbug, West Coast swing, waltz, polka, bossa nova, rhumba, cha cha, tango, mambo, and samba. Country music fans will love "Waltz Across Texas", "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "Crazy Arms". Get the whole group on their feet with a line dance, a schottische and specialty songs like "The Chicken Dance" and "Cotton-Eyed Joe". When the mood is right, choose a partner for "Margaritaville", "Proud Mary" or "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown". Whether you choose the five-piece combo, the eighteen-piece big band, or something in between, your friends will praise your excellent taste in live music.
Michael Myers is a new young breed of old traditional country music. With an awesome voice and great material, his name is becoming familiar all across the State of Texas.
Michael was raised in a musical family in the small Texas town of Dripping Springs and grew up listening to Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, Ray Price and Charlie Pride. The family not only listened to music -- they played music, sang music and danced to music, all of which was country.
Johnny Gimble, the great western swing fiddler is quoted as saying, 'When Michael sings, it hits you right in the gut! The last time I was impressed this way with an upcoming talent was when I first heard Merle Haggard.'
Allen Shamblin, the prize winning Nashville writer who wrote all the songs for Michael's debut CD 'Living for the Moment' said, 'I listened to the CD driving to the office and it blew my mind! Hes a winner. I love his voice . . . It excites me.'
Michael also competed in the first season of Nashville Star and was fortunate enough to make the top 25 out of 8,000 competitors nationwide. Although he did not make the televised show that aired on USA Network, he gained some great experiences and exposure.
Michael's second CD entitled 'Pedernales Summer' is a collection of originals written by Michael and Bobby Pounds and is a tribute to the country way of life. Growing up on a ranch overlooking the Pedernales River provided Michael with inspiration for many of his songs. His love of hunting, fishing and the country way of life are reflected in his music. While his debut CD was a collection of beautiful ballads, 'Pedernales Summer' is what Michael Myers is all about.
Michael has appeared with Tracy Byrd, the Bellamy Brothers, John Conlee, Ray Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Larry Gatlin and Bruce Robison to name a few, and has gained a reputation as playing some of the best two-steppin' music in and around Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
We receive consistently stellar reviews from brides and their families, other wedding and event professionals as well as from prominent members of our society. As the only string ensemble to be a member of the invitation-only organization AWEC (Austin Wedding and Event Coordinators), our reputation clearly speaks for itself.