Ross Costa

One Man Band from Laguna Niguel, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2004

$150 - $1000 per event
About
Now featuring 'budget recession pricing' ! Ross Costa is a seasoned, versatile musician & vocalist. He has been doing the 'one man band' thing for over 26 years now using a computer & midi tracks. He has over 400 songs on his playlist including Christmas & Hawaiian songs ! He also plays the Hawaiian Steel Guitar & plays several of the classic Hawaiian Steel tunes. If you desire a duo for your engagement he'll bring along talented tenor sax player Dannie Hofmann. Drawing from a large number of musical influences these guys play 'Lotsa Music for Many Occasions'- jazz, pop, oldies, rock, latin, doo-wop, country & Hawaiian! The duo can start out with some smooth jazz standards, play some honky tonk country line dances, blast out some classic rockers, slip in a coupla moldy oldies, segue into some Hawaiian & Polynesian Standards on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar & throw in a ballad or two for you slow dancers !

Having a summer Luau ? We can add 1 or more hula dancers & a fire knife dancer to create a real luau experience for your party...the girls dance Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori, & Samoan numbers and will always get your audience involved !

Ross Costa is an experienced performer who sings, plays guitar, Hawaiian Steel guitar, Yamaha Wind Controller & sequences many of the duo's 'backup band' arrangements on the computer. Cutting his teeth on surf, blues and rock in the 60's, he has transitioned thruout the various musical periods by maintaining an open attitude about performing and a willingness to play for the crowd. He lived in Hawaii for 13 years and learned many Hawaiian songs, some on the Hawaiian steel guitar. He & former partner, Ian Taylor, were the first musicians there in 1984 to use computers for live musical performances. They released two albums in Hawaii and were called the 'Computones' and were "almost semi-famous" ! yeah, really, brah !

German-born, Dannie Hofmann earned his BA in music from Brown University and New England Conservatory. Dannie racked up years of live and studio performances, recording many tracks of jazz, blues, R&B, Rock, Rap with various production companies. In 1996 he helped found the ZOOT swing band and released a self-titled CD. In 2004 he began touring with the now deceased blues legend Little Milton. 2008 marked the beginning of numerous European tours with the King of Rock and Soul, Solomon Burke who passed away 2011.


They are road ready with lots of experience and the right gear for the job ! Sometimes they'll add a drummer for more fun !

Thank you for considering Ross Costa for your next engagement...
sincerely, Ross Costa
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
2009 - Top Pop Duo

Anniversary Party

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Ross is a very friendly guy and very professional. Ramona was a far drive but he made it and didn't complain. He accommodated our needs and made my parents feel special. They got to dance to their favorite song for the 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you Ross for doing such a great job.

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Wedding

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Ross provided music for our Caribbean/Island style backyard wedding. He played before, during, and after the ceremony. He arrived early to set up and allowed us to do a quick rehearsal to the processional music. He was friendly, professional, and even made sure we had our first dance before our contracted time ran out. The guests all commented on his varied musical instruments and his great singing voice. We were blessed to come across Ross as he definitely added to the success of our wedding day. I would highly recommend Ross for your wedding, Luau, party, or special event that needs some good Hawaiian or Caribbean style music. Thanks Ross!

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Baby Shower

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Ross was fantastic! He played everything requested and more. I would recommend him to anyone. Everyone at the co-ed baby shower wanted to know where I found Ross Costa! He showed up, set up and began playing. He did some anounsments for me which was very professional yet had personality. We all had a great time! Gig- masters kept all on track, thank you for that. Would deffinently go through Gig Masters! Co-Ed baby shower in Temecula

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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GigMasters worked out great! Ross did a great job of communicating before the event and showed up with plenty of time to set up and get the party going. He had a great variety of music and he was set up with 4 different instruments. Very friendly and the guests enjoyed his music - several danced and several made it a point to tell me they enjoyed his performance and appreciated his talents. Thanks for making dad's birthday so special!

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Anniversary Party

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Absolutely PERFECT - do not hesitate to hire Ross Costa!

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Luau Party

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Ross arrived well in time to set up and dined with us. A personable, versatile entertainer. Everyone enjoyed him and his music. Would recommend him to any group event. Our's was a luau.

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Club Event

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Great setup and speaker system that filled the dance floor. Excellent music and good interaction with the dancers. He made the event enjoyable.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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This duo was a pleasure to work with. We had a few unexpected changes in our schedule so they were not able to start playing at the contract time. They were very nice to start when the scheduling permitted an played longer than their contract cut off time to the later start.

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Ross Costa made our pary fun! He listened to my requests and made sure he did them and did them well. His equipment made it sound like an entire band was at our party. He came on time and everything went like I wanted it too. My family and quests said that having Ross Costa really made the difference and was fun for our entire family to dance and sing to! Thank You Ross Costa!

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We were pleased and delighted with the evening's entertainment, and we are still receiving compliments involving Tropical Nites. Ross was accomodating to our needs, congenial with our guests, and diverse in his selection of music. It was a wonderful evening.

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2013
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Baby Shower
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Birthday Party (Adult)
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
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San Clemente Villas
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2012
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Anniversary Party
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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frank sinatra
that's amore
dean martin
new york, new york
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jump, jive & wail
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gir from ipanema
jobim
zoot suit riot
cherry poppin' daddy's
beyond the sea
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can't help falling in love
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santana
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eight days a week
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late in the evening
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how sweet it is
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don't be cruel
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big bopper
come go with me
del vikings
twist &shout
isley brothers
turn on your lovelite
bobby blue bland
teenager in love
dion
surfin' usa
beach boys
surf medley---instrumental
various
johhny b goode
chuck berry
celebration
cool & the gang
jumpin jack flash
stones
choo choo cha boogie
louis jordan
blueberry hill
fats domino
jambalaya
hank senior
copacabana
barry manifold
georgia
hoagy carmichael
desperado
eagles
ulupalakua
e huli makou
hanalei moon
hukilau song
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johnny almeida
e kuu morning dew
blue hawaiian moonlite
gabby
waikiki
andy cummings
honolulu, i am coming back to you
sunday manoa
na moku eha
sunday manoa
molokai waltz
hawaiian wedding song
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Please note Ross Costa will also travel to San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Laguna Hills, San Clemente, Lake Forest, Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, East Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, Trabuco Canyon, Balboa Island, Atwood, Balboa, Aliso Vajeo, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Silverado, Tustin, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Orange, Camp Pendleton, Corona, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Lake Elsinore.
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