The Soul of Broadway
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It’s so fun to deliver big stars to the stage, but the name on the marquee is just one part of a complex process. Awareness, access and buying power are all factors. We deliver an intangible difference, integrating your theme or reflecting an audience sentiment. Every event has a story, and every moment we produce helps us tell it.
Some events benefit from up-and-coming acts. Others hit home by headlining iconic artists. From locals to legends, we know how to help our clients choose exactly the right performers to convey the energy, message, and experience audiences will love.
Here are a few standouts from previous projects and a great place to begin brainstorming.
Poet, Motivational Speaker
Actor, Dancer, Producer, Entrepreneur
Magic & Comedy
Allman Brothers Tribute Band
Country Music Superstar
The Soul of Broadway is a unique concert experience featuring Terron Brooks (star of Broadway & TV). This show reimagines Broadway Favorites taking audiences through a journey of love, loss, and the hope of a new tomorrow.
Terron is a two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor, is widely known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series The Temptations.
Brooks is a Broadway performer who has been seen as “Simba” in Disney’s The Lion King and “Seaweed” in Hairspray. He was also featured in the World Premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical, and First Wives Club: The Musical. Brooks is an Ovation Award nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Daddy Brubeck” in Sweet Charity at Reprise 2.0, Brooks has been featured on numerous film and TV soundtrack albums including Grammy-winning Hairspray (New Line), Tears From The Sun (Sony), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Universal), and ABC’s Geppetto. As a guest artist for the Atlanta, Colorado, and Taiwan Symphony Orchestras, Brooks has sung the classic songs of Disney. His vocals are featured on six songs from Smokey Robinson’s latest record, Smokey and Friends.
Walk Off The Earth is a Canadian indie pop band from Burlington, Ontario. The group is known for its music videos of covers and originals. The band is well known for covering pop-genre music on YouTube, making use of instruments such as the ukelele and the theremin, as well as looping samples. (Wikipedia)
Platinum rockers from the Bay Area who straddled the line between alternative rock and adult contemporary. Arriving at the twilight of the post-grunge era, Train managed to simultaneously exist squarely at the center of American mainstream rock while not belonging to any particular trend. Despite the hard rock background of lead singer Pat Monahan, the San Francisco-based combo never sounded particularly heavy. Instead, they tapped into the sturdy sounds of classic rock, an aesthetic epitomized by their breakthrough “Drops of Jupiter.” That 2001 international smash gave Train a career, but the group turned into superstars in 2009 when the breezy “Hey, Soul Sister” established the combo as adult contemporary superstars. Certified as sextuple platinum, “Hey, Soul Sister” was a sunny, nostalgic number that illustrated how Train was quintessentially Californian: they were transplants drawn to the West Coast, besotted by the sounds and sights of the Pacific, preferring good times to grit. After “Hey, Soul Sister,” Monahan and Train made no bones about celebrating their adopted home, in the process racking up a string of Top Ten adult contemporary hits that stretched into the late 2010s.
X Ambassadors’ debut album VHS reflects on the events that shaped lead vocalist and lyricist Sam Harris and his older brother, keyboardist Casey Harris’ life growing up in Ithaca, NY. “It was us looking back on everything that made us who we are,” says Sam. The gold-certified album, which Rolling Stone called “bombastic rock that’s as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger,” debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and spawned the platinum-selling “Renegades,” which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative chart, and the double-platinum “Unsteady,” which went Top 10 at Alternative, Hot AC, and Top 40 radio. The success of VHS sent X Ambassadors on a nearly two-year touring odyssey that found them winning over fans around the world and performing at the Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and Shaky Knees festivals, among others, and establishing themselves as a world-class rock band.
The events industry is currently undergoing a major shift in how events are produced.
Before this current situation, uRequest Live was on the forefront of innovation when it comes to entertainment at live events and that hasn’t changed. uRL is proud to be able offer our clients a virtual entertainment solution that will surprise and delight your virtual event attendees. Now your attendees can curate their entertainment playlist right from the comfort of their homes while our band (available is various sizes) performs and engages with your attendees streaming from our top of the line broadcast studio. Attendees can interact with the band and make requests using a simple link shared with them in real time or prior to the event. uRL can perform several short entertainment breaks throughout your single or multiple day event. As requests come pouring in uRequest Live will perform the audience’s most requested songs.
uRequest Live has a team of content creators that can assist with the creation of customized pre-recorded entertaining content for your virtual events. We use high level video and audio production to create engaging content that will leave an impression with attendees.
This top-notch group of musicians has already rocked onstage with John Oates, Eddie Money (RIP), and both versions of the band Player. They’ve trademarked the term “yacht rock,” both metaphorically and literally (U.S. Registration Number 3834195). From humble beginnings in a basement, touring in partnership with Live Nation and Sirius XM, they now headline sold-out shows across the country, from Webster Hall in New York to the Wiltern in L.A. While rising from bars to amphitheaters, they’ve ticked every box on the Rock Star Accomplishments bingo card. Except for one: Writing and singing their own songs. Yacht Rock Revue’s first original record is ten songs inspired by the smoooooth sounds of the Seventies and Eighties. They’ve brazenly titled it Hot Dads In Tight Jeans – forgive them for bragging, but that’s what they are – and it returns Yacht Rock Revue to their roots in original music.
The Passing Zone are one of the most accomplished comedy juggling duos in the nation. They’ve done it by focusing on three success principles – innovation, collaboration and execution. Their hilarious, energetic and inspiring keynote (or show), can now be performed through an interactive live stream. In these unique times, everyone is looking for something different to make a “virtual” impact on their audience.
Owen Morse and Jon Wee met in 1986 at a juggling convention and instantly knew they were destined to be a team. But they decided to graduate from college first. Which they both did. Rather than pursue careers in Economics and Psychology, they lit some torches, and started throwing stuff into the air. And things clicked. Two weeks after their first performance together they won the Silver Medal at the International Jugglers’ Association Teams Competition. The next year they won the Gold. That recognition earned an invitation to appear at the renowned Comedy and Magic Club in Los Angeles, where on their first night they were approached by the “Tonight Show” talent scout and booked for their first national television appearance in September 1990. Johnny Carson enjoyed them so much they were asked back less than a year later. Their first feature film followed, The Addams Family Movie, where Jon and Owen doubled for Gomez (Raul Julia) and Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) in the climactic Mamushka dagger-passing scene. They also appeared in the award-winning comedy documentary, The Aristocrats.
The Passing Zone’s first London appearance was in the Royal Variety Performance at the Dominion Theatre, performing for Prince Charles and sharing the bill with Tony Bennett and Riverdance. They expanded their US national television audience by passing clubs over the heads of the Miss America Pageant contestants during the swimsuit competition, demonstrating almost inhuman concentration skills! They were finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” performing in Seasons 1 and 11, and both times losing to a young, female singer!
Jon and Owen are known as much for their comedy as their juggling skills. They were featured twice on the gala stage at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and have opened for comedians Jay Leno, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, and Penn & Teller. Television appearances have included “Comic Strip Live,” “CNN’s Road Warriors,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “An Evening at The Improv,” “MADtv,” Penn & Teller’s “Sin City Spectacular,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time,” and regular returns to NBC’s “Today.” And they were commentators on ESPN for their coverage of the World Juggling Federation competitions, and the Moxie Games at SkillCon.
Several years ago they were guest performers at The White House.
The Passing Zone has been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler’s Association. They were presented with that organization’s Award of Excellence, for “excellence in the art of juggling through professional performance,” which is the most prestigious award in juggling (essentially the Juggling Hall of Fame). In addition, they have been inducted into the National Speaker’s Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame.
They can often be seen doing entertainment and keynote speaking at corporate events, for which they are a natural fit. Their act is clean, so it offends no one. They appeal to all ages, and all walks of life, so whether their audience is a group of mechanical contractors, software engineers, hairdressers, or billionaire business leaders, they are always a hit. Not only do they entertain, but they customize their performances by juggling a company’s product, incorporating their slogans, and inspiring groups to perform as a team, with excellence and creativity.
In addition, The Passing Zone has become popular at theaters and performing arts centers, bringing their zany and sometimes terrifying acts to communities all across the nation. Their most recent show, “The Passing Zone Saves the World!” is currently touring.
Jon and Owen reside in the greater Los Angeles area, where, when they are not throwing things, they spend as much time as possible with their families, and still manage to squeeze in hang gliding, surfing, mountain biking, and motorcycling, although not all at the same time. (from https://passingzone.com/our-story)
Poet, Motivational Speaker
The Founder and CEO of Called To Move – CTM, Brandon Leake, is an artistic visionary whose roots lie in the ghetto’s of south side Stockton, California. Being born and raised to a single parent household with his mother, Carla Leake-Gibson, Brandon was accustomed to the complexities of playing this game of life with the decks stacked against you. However, with a strong home life and some divine intervention Brandon made it out of his neighborhood ghetto into a college classroom. This journey came with its many trials from the loss of integral members of his family and abusive home life, but these trails mixed with this spiritual collegiate journey would soon blossom into a beautiful poetic journey. In 2012 Brandon started Called To Move – CTM at Simpson University with a small group of artists just trying to share their gifts and encourage others to do so, which has lead its way into inspiring others through poetry all across the country. Brandon Leake released a debut album entitled, “In My Thoughts,” which lead him to traveling from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between for a year and a half performing his pieces, leading spoken word poetry workshops, and keynote speaking. (from https://www.calledtomovectm.org/brandon-leake)
Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in the comedy world. A relative latecomer to the scene, Pat began stand up at the age of 31 after realizing he was not very good at selling packaging. He hustled his way to become the house emcee at Zanies Chicago, where he distinguished himself as especially adept at working the crowd. A husband and father of 3 young children, Pat’s appeal stems from his quick wit & relatable take on family life & marriage. (from patmcganncomedy.com)
Sebastian Maniscalco is finding new ways to connect with fans in 2020. The “STAY HUNGRY” author has hosted several “SEBASTIAN’S SUNDAY SUPPER” virtual dinners and continues to be a favorite for virtual corporate meetings and special events.
In 2018, Sebastian Maniscalco reached heights that few comedians could ever dream about. With a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena and theatre shows; a best-selling memoir, Stay Hungry; and a role in Green Book, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s no surprise that Billboard honored him with their inaugural “Comedian of the Year” award.
The man Jerry Seinfeld calls “my favorite comedian” was one of Pollstar’s top 30 highest-grossing performers in the world, and was nominated for that publication’s Comedy Tour of the Year award. He sold out five shows at Radio City Music Hall, and the latest in Maniscalco’s five television comedy specials (for Netflix, Showtime, and Comedy Central) scaled new ratings heights, prompting NBC Nightly News to describe him as “comedy’s new superstar.” (from www.sebastianlive.com)
Actor, Dancer, Producer, Entrepreneur
Jason Derulo has sold over 30 million albums and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including “Wiggle,” “In My Head,” and “Whatcha Say.” He has sold over 190 million records worldwide, with 18 billion streams, including 2 billion streams alone, for “Swalla.” He is an A-List collaborator with artists like Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Dave Guetta, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Maluma. He’s also the #2 most followed traditional entertainer on TikTok.
Magic & Comedy
Justin Willman is the star and creator of the hit Netflix original series Magic for Humans. He’s a regular guest on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Conan. His online videos have logged over a 100 million views. And one time he performed at the White House for the Obama family.
The L.A. Times calls him, “A new breed of comic who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups. ” Playboy dubbed him, “The freshest and funniest magician working today.” Time Out says his live show, “Has to be seen to be disbelieved.” Justin was born in St. Louis, lives in Los Angeles, and does not own a rabbit.
Painting with David Garibaldi is not just a painting class, but an interactive livestream experience! David will teach you and your colleagues to create your own masterpiece, with guided instructions, feedback, and fun dialogue.
Allman Brothers Tribute Band
End Of The Line is an ABB tribute guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever heard or seen. The band is composed of 6 members from varying musical backgrounds, providing a comprehensive and authentic musical experience, faithful to the original spirit of The Allman Brothers Band. Band members range in age from mid 20s to early 40s. End Of The Line brings to the table a studied and mature sound, performed with an explosive and youthful energy unlike any other ABB tribute experiences out there. They have created a virtual show and are available in full band, solo, and acoustic versions.
Country Music Superstar
Country music superstar, Keith Urban, born Oct. 26, 1967, has won over legions of fans across the globe due to his natural musical talent, songwriting abilities, stint as a judge on American Idol, and of course his good looks combined with an awesome accent doesn’t hurt either. The country music sensation has been on the Nashville music scene since 1992 and broke out as a solo act in 1999 with the release of his self-titled album Keith Urban. That record was certified Platinum in the United States and produced his first No. 1 hit with “But for the Grace of God.”