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Classy duo featuring the lush vocals of Julie Crawford. Back tracks are totally sequenced and arranged by Frank Crawford. Backing vocals are sung and recorded by Julie Crawford. Music and vocals are top notch and ready for your fair, festival or corporate party. Ask about our Patsy Cline tribute show.

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Band Leader's Biography Name: A. Wesley Hemmans Hometown: Orlando, Fl Instruments: Alto-Tenor-Soprano Sax, Flute, Piano Influences: Vincent Herring, Kenny Garrett, Kirk Whalum, Cannonball Adderley Genre: Jazz, R&B, Pop, Gospel It’s his new approach to jazz that’s catching everyone’s ears. There are artists that just play and then there are artists that speak to your soul. In the world of jazz, Cannonball Adderley captured emotions through our ears, Coltrane captured our hearts, and Vincent Herring showed us what was missing from music. Now, 24-year-old Wesley Hemmans is bringing us back to great music with his refreshing yet soulful approach to jazz music. Born in rural Waycross, Ga, Wesley grew up listening to the sounds of gospel legends like Fred Hammond and Yolanda Adams, and developed his distinctively honest sound through his early exposure to gospel music. He then learned to manipulate those sounds to make them a soulful expression of his inner self. Growing up in the church, Wesley came to love the saxophone as a child and began playing at 13-years-old. When he entered middle school, he joined the Jazz Band and continued playing through high school upon his arrival to Orlando, Fl. After high school, Wesley was promised scholarships from several prominent institutions based upon his musical prowess & decided to attend Florida A & M University; the alma mater of the legendary duo Cannonball & Nat Adderley. Here, he became the principal chair alto saxophonist for the university’s highest jazz band & became a Drum Major for the university’s famous “Marching 100” marching band during his collegiate tenure. After performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington DC; with Prince in Miami, Fl at the SuperBowl; and with Kanye West at the Grammy’s, Wesley went on to graduate Cum Laude with the esteem of his professors; receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Jazz Studies in December of 2010. Aside from the numerous gigs at hotels, clubs, and weddings, Wesley has also performed alongside or at the same venues as many nationally known musicians including Smokie Norful, Yolonda Adams & The Roots. Wesley has appeared on several Indie albums and songs and can also be found on video footage from college football and basketball games performing the national anthem. Wesley’s soulfully refreshing approach to music is not bound by the restrictions that categorical genre implies. Wesley Hemmans, instead, expresses love in his music and is a captivating crowd pleaser.

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Sekond Nature's intense energy and musicianship will win over any crowd at any venue. The band is one of South Florida’s most entertaining and exciting cover bands on today’s scene. With a fresh and unique list of over two hundred songs, covering every genre and style of music, a Sekond Nature show is one big party that everyone is invited to! With over 10 years’ experience touring, recording, and playing gigs from Vermont to Miami, Sekond Nature has entertained audiences on stages big and small. Always creating a personalized repertoire for each show, the band leaves every crowd hungry for more! "When we got to the party, we didn't expect a rock concert!"-previous client “This is the best line up we’ve ever had, and we’re in it for the long haul," says front man Juan Nealon. As a piano player and guitarist since age ten, Juan brings musical depth to the sound of Sekond Nature. Juan displays an incredible vocal range while covering material from Led Zepplin, to U2, to Bob Marley and beyond, and combines it with a persona that was born for the stage. Finally, after years of looking for the right bassist and drummer, along came James Meselsohn from New York, and Tim Grimaldi from Buffalo, New York. James has previous experience with two bands with major record deals, and wrote and played on a hit single which went gold on MTV's “Return of the Rock” cd. Tim has been all over the country, touring, for nearly 4 years with other musicians. Together, James and Tim clicked instantly in creating the core of what every band needs- a solid and tight rhythm section. Lastly came Homer Gallardo. Arriving only a couple of years ago from Ecuador, he came to America solely to study the guitar, and it shows. Homers' ability and knowledge of the guitar truly adds the final missing piece; a stellar sound and impressive control of the instrument. Together, these four have the experience, talent and know-how to rock any club, party, or special event. Look for Sekond Nature to be part of your entertainment plans!

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