Richie Santa is a singer/Elvis Tribute Artist, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, Ny and now lives in Staten Island, Ny only twelve miles from where he initially grew up. Being exposed to Elvis at the early age of eight, Richie was instantly a fan! As the oldest of three boys, Richie would share his love for music and Elvis with his brother Robert, who is also an entertainer. Trying to sing and move like the KING became an everyday occurrence in the Santa household. Richie's career started in 1982 with a band called Neighborhood Jukebox. Jukebox was an oldies band and some highlights included opening up for Roy Orbision in 1984 and singing live on the Don K. Reed Do Wop-Shop Radio show on CBS's 101.1 FM. Richie also sang the title track to a short lived TV show back in 1989 called FAST FORWARD. It was around that time that a friend and then unknown comic from Brooklyn named "Andrew Dice Clay" had gotten his big break and asked Richie and his band to back him up at such venues as PHILI SPECTRUM, LA FORUM, NASSAU COLISEUM, etc.. Richie also got the chance to meet many stars along the way such as Jerry Lewis, Danny Aiello, Arnold Swartzenager and Rodney Dangerfield Etc... The highlight to touring with Andrew Dice Clay came in 1990 when the movie DICE RULES was filmed at MADISION SQUARE GARDEN. Richie still remains good friends with Andrew and on occasion will still perform with him. Singing professionally for over twenty five years and with thousands of shows performed, Richie has covered many different artists such as: Frank Sinatra, Frankie Vali, Andrea Boccelli, Journey, Aerosmith, AC DC, Al Green, Michael Buble, Bon Jovi and the list goes on and on. Although covering these artist are enjoyable and great in there own right, no one has influenced him like the "KING" Elvis is the reason Richie became an entertainer and WHY he is still going strong today! The last five years have been exciting as Richie has been pursuing his career as a Tribiute Artist. Being the same height and weight as Elvis in his prime makes his show a more believable experience. Then add the power of Richie's voice and the tranformation is complete. In the last two years Richie has performed 135 shows as an Elvis Tribute Artist focusing on the Vegas concert years. Most of these shows have been private affairs, but just eight months ago Richie decided to get more involved. In July he was part of Elvis Fest 2011 at the Hilton in Las Vegas. Soon after that Richie was off to Memphis for Elvis week. While in Memphis he performed at the Cedar Hotel and at Graceland Plaza and also managed to compete in his first contest IMAGES OF THE KING where he made it to the finals. Since then Richie competed again in the Pocono Mountains Elvis Festival / competition and again made it to the finals. Future plans include competing in Lake George this spring and he is also part of the very first ETA showcase in Nashville this summer from aug7th-10th. Richie will be performing at the Reyman Auditorium and will also be showcasing at venues to be determined at another time. While still in Nashville Richie will also get to record in the studio that Elvis used. The love and respect for Elvis and the music he gave the world, is evident in all of Richie's performances! Anyone who knows about Elvis knows how much he cared about his career and how much he loved his fans and treated them with kindness and patience. Being a personable person by nature, Richie truly enjoys all the fans he has met along the way to celebrate the KINGs music. There will never be another Elvis Presley. He lit the torch, but as long as his fans enjoy and support all the ETA's, then Richie will continue to perform his show with the passion and the commitment to the greatest entertainer ever to grace a stage!
SUMMER BREEZE is a 3 pc band which performs both high energy & relaxing music from the Golden age of Popular music: the 50's thru the 70's. Based on Long Island's North Fork the members have entertained at: Clubs, Wineries,Weddings, Corporate Events & Private functions across the Northeast for many years. SUMMER BREEZE prides itself on it's warm sound, ability & being able to entertain crowds of all ages without gimmicks or excessive volume. In fact, often the loudest sounds in the room are the crowds singing along as SUMMER BREEZE plays some of their favorites! Seeking a great act for an upcoming event?.. We're currently booking dates across 2012 & beyond. Please contact us directly for availability, demos & our fantastic rates
THE INNER ROOTS The heat is on, the buzz is out!! Ryddim Kings Band is back on the scene, with a new name (THE INNER ROOTS) bringing pure fire to the stage with their ever unique style of reggae music. A true expression of reggaes versatility, their live performances take you on a journey of roots and culture, lovers rock, dance hall and vintage classics that is rooted in Jamaica and spanning the world. A blend of spiritual vibes and hardcore truth mixed with showmanship. Over the years Inner Roots a.k.a. Ryddim Kings has been turning out audiences from Jamaica to the rest of the Caribbean, Africa, USA, Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Their versatile and explosive stage presence always leaves the crowd wanting more. This band always delivers and never falls short on a performance. Listeners can feel the positive side of the music in their hearts, mind and soul. The musicians appreciation for the classic sounds of Jamaica, along with their knowledge of the broader techniques used in World Beat music has made for a distinct approach to their sound and a much needed fresh face to the music as a whole. It began in 1985 Spanish Town, Jamaica. Brothers Owen and Howard Dalhouse along with their musically incline friends Phillip “Bully” Williams, Lloyd “Obeah” Denton, Paul “Doc Paul” Hamilton and Wayne “Reggae Fox” Denny formed the Ryddim Kings. It was the perfect union of musical genius and creative talent. Tamlins, Mutabaruka, Richie Spice, Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Toots, Dean Frasier, The Meditations, Andrew Tosh and many others. The Ryddim Kings (now Inner Roots) quickly became the most recognized leading backing band on the island of Jamaica. Performing on nearly every major show and premier music event, and they have backed most of Jamaica’s stellar performers such as: Gregory Isaacs, Cocoa Tea, Yellow Man, Beres Hammond, Lovindeer, Admiral Bailey, Pinchers, Shabba Ranks, Tiger, Beanie Man, Bounty Killer, Luciano, Junior Tucker, Glen Washington, Carlene Davis, Hopeton Lewis, Chevelle Franklin, Rita Marley, Diana King, Patra, Super Cat, Riche Stevens, Capleton, Sizzla, Elephant Man, Chuck Fender, This award winning band received their crowning glory in 1986 with acclaim from the Rockers 5th Annual Awards, and in 1987 they won the Martins’ International Reggae Music Award for best backing and show band, they went on to win the infamous Tamika Awards three consecutive years. The band was recognized for outstanding meritorious contribution to the development of Jamaica’s music in 1991 by Rockers Magazine and in that same year they also received the Martins’ International Reggae Music Award for outstanding contribution to Reggae Music, making the Ryddim Kings (now the Inner Roots) an international success. The Inner Roots, with some new members, under the management of Dalhouse Productions and Ryddim Kings Records, in 2003, expanded to the Americas and America started feeling their presence. They are regarded as the hottest and most sought after show, dance, and backing (live and recording) band in the States. Their sound can be heard at the best eateries throughout New York State, private parties, clubs, stage shows, festivals and cultural events. The Inner Roots has revived the live band sound in the Metro area and has now expanded their listener ship to the suburbs. In the era of this great band, there’s none to compare from coast to coast. Of course, any well rounded musicologist knows that there’s nothing…nothing like Inner Roots. Along with Owen “Mr. Music” Dalhouse (Drums) Inner Roots is, Howard “Stretch” Dalhouse (Guitar), Clinton “Bubbles” Rowe (Bass), Laurence Lewis (Keyboards), Peter Tomlinson (Keyboards), Dennis “Shango Trexx” Llewellyn (Vocal) and Virginia Henriques (Vocal). New, innovative, crowd pleasing sound, along with superior music and entertainment are all synonymous with Inner Roots. The “Inner Roots a force to recon with”.
We are an energetic Rhythm and Blues/Soul/ Smooth Jazz band that has garnered radio airplay around the country. We are familiar with playing in many different settings. We put on a high energy show, our sax and guitar player are known for their showmanship, frequently standing on chairs in the audience. Yet we frequently also play dinner music and background music during receptions. If you are trying to avoid the chicken dance, we are your band! Chances are you have already heard these veteran musicians, as they have been making music for years with acts like the Isley Brothers, Don Mclean, The Shirelles, John Platania, Bernard Purdie and Guilherme Franco. We do a lot of original music, however we do perform a healthy dose of familiar standards as well. The covers we do range from Grover Washington Jr.'s "Soulful Struttin'" and "Mr. Magic" to standards such as "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and "Cantaloupe Island" and R&B classics like "Get Down on It," “Pick Up the Pieces,” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy.” We are all professional, we show up on time, play as we are expected to play and clean up after ourselves! “Your music and rhythm was so delicious and infectious that I literally was compelled to get up and dance! Thank you for a wonderful evening.” Deanie Gordon, Keltic House, Fishkill "The classy tradition of dinner jazz is making a temporary return, but don’t think it’s your Daddy’s dinner jazz. It ain’t! All at once, it’s smooth and sultry, yet energetic and electrifying." More Sugar “Dangling Success blends smooth saxophone melodies with passionate guitar grooves and foot-tapping, danceable backbeats.” The Poughkeepsie Journal