2019 Rising Star Awards

The 2019 GigMasters Rising Star Award winners represent the top-booked entertainers and party vendors in the U.S. and Canada.

The awards are distributed annually to those members who have earned the most revenue from GigMasters bookings.

Top A Cappella Group TBD a cappella Farmington Hills Michigan
Top Accordionist Al Di Cicco Los Angeles California
Top Acoustic Band Talking Machine Newburgh New York
Top Acoustic Duo The Como Brothers Mount Sinai New York
Top Acoustic Guitar Kurt Borst Astoria New York
Top Acoustic Trio Lilac Wine Atlanta Georgia
Top Animals For Parties Company Branchwood Stables Telford Pennsylvania
Top Astrologer Kate Wind Las Vegas Nevada
Top Auctioneer Jim Nye, The Benefit Auction Guy Los Angeles California
Top Bagpiper I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire Fresno California
Top Balloon Twister SuperNovA West Nyack New York
Top Banjo Player Richard Stillman Montclair New Jersey
Top Barbershop Quartet Quatrain Barbershop Quartet Baldwin New York
Top Beach Band Koka Philips Middletown New Jersey
Top Beach Music Singer Kai Kalama San Juan Capistrano California
Top Big Band South Coast Swing Laguna Hills California
Top Big Band Singer Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards Ann Arbor Michigan
Top Bluegrass Band The Vermont Bluegrass Session Band Burlington Vermont
Top Blues Band The Special 20s Chicago Illinois
Top Brass Band The Demolition Brass Band New York City New York
Top Brass Ensemble Quintessential Brass Waltham Massachusetts
Top Broadway Singer Michael Hayes Silver Spring Maryland
Top Cabaret Dancer SHOWGIRLS - Hire real Las Vegas Showgirls. Las Vegas Nevada
Top Caricaturist Inlikenessofyou Portland Oregon
Top Cellist Dan Kassel - Contemporary and Classical Cellist Hopewell New Jersey
Top Children's Music Band Funkytown Playground New York City New York
Top Children's Music Singer Miss Jamie Chicago Illinois
Most Popular Children's Party Entertainer Costume Characters & More Boston Massachusetts
Top Choral Group The New York City Gospel Choir, LLC New York City New York
Top Christmas Carolers The Holiday Carolers-Kira Alvarez Productions Los Angeles California
Top Circus Performer Mesmerizing Arts Raleigh North Carolina
Top Classical Duo Illume duo Minneapolis Minnesota
Top Classical Quartet Art-Strings Ensembles New York City New York
Top Classical Singer Stephanie Wright Aliso Viejo California
Top Classical Trio Crown Players Dana Point California
Top Clown Sassi The Clown And Sassi Entertainment Unlimited New York City New York
Top Comedian Justin James Seattle Washington
Top Comedy Group Quick Wits Comedy Improv South Jordan Utah
Top Comedy Singer Rev Mayhem South Jordan Utah
Most Popular Corporate Event Entertainer Inlikenessofyou Portland Oregon
Top Costumed Character Costume Characters & More Boston Massachusetts
Top Country Band Mark Odom Band San Antonio Texas
Top Country Singer Robert Abernathy-Acoustic/Live Entertainment Birmingham Alabama
Top Cover Band THE TRIP Anaheim California
Top Dance Band Those Guys Waterbury Connecticut
Top Dance Group Jumpin Entertainment - Swing & Lindy Hop New York City New York
Top Dancer Liz Watts And Company Los Angeles California
Top DJ DJ LUCCIO Centreville Virginia
Top Dueling Pianos Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos New York City New York
Top Elvis Impersonator Chuck Ayers Charlottes Voice Of Elvis Charlotte North Carolina
Top Emcee Chuck Dukas Live Event Emcee and Auctioneer Los Angeles California
Top Event Artist Cindi Harwood Rose Houston Texas
Top Event Planning Touché by Mary - Certified Wedding & Event Planner Brooklyn New York
Top Event Services Photo Booth Parties Suffern New York
Top Event Staffing Coast to Coast Bartenders Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Top Face Painting WOW Party Art Houston Texas
Top Fiddler Susie The Wedding Fiddler Quinton Alabama
Top Flutist Laura Volenik Canfield Ohio
Top Folk Band Andy Burr & Friends Winter Garden Florida
Top Folk Singer Coventry Jones Milwaukee Wisconsin
Top Fortune Teller Gypsy New York City New York
Top Funk Band Nobius Pensacola Florida
Top Gospel Band Waymasters Nashville Tennessee
Top Gospel Singer Just the 2 of Us Lorton Virginia
Top Guitarist Mark Abdilla- Latin/Flamenco/Classical Guitarist San Francisco California
Top Harpist Sylvia Kowalczuk Forest Hills New York
Top Human Statue Statue Guy Johnstown Ohio
Top Hypnotist Jeff Jay 6-Time "Top Hypnotist" & Mentalist! Chicago Illinois
Top Illusionist Jace: Illusionist and Hypnotist New Paltz New York
Top Impersonator Trump Impersonator - Bring Trump To Your Event! San Antonio Texas
Top Impressionist Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn Westmont New Jersey
Top Jazz Band The Revisionists New York City New York
Top Jazz Duo savage:carlson Seattle Washington
Top Jazz Ensemble The Creswell Club New York City New York
Top Jazz Singer Peter LaCascia (Jazz Singer - Singing Pianist) Las Vegas Nevada
Top Jazz Trio Like Minds Trio New York City New York
Top Juggler Justin Wood Circus - #1 Juggler in New York New York City New York
Top Karaoke Band Rock-Bot Seattle Washington
Top Keyboardist David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Top Magician Matias Letelier, Bilingual Illusionist & Mentalist New York City New York
Top Marching Band Drumlines Of America Orlando Florida
Top Mariachi Band Mariachi Trio Los Azulado San Bernardino California
Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Mrs Monroe Entertainment North Hollywood California
Top Mentalist Mentalist Matias Letelier New York City New York
Top Mime Mimes! New York City New York
Top Mind Reader Jacob Mayfield: Mind Reader Chicago Illinois
Top Motown Band Xtreme Party Band (Formerly Pilot 54) Atlanta Georgia
Top Motown Singer The Sound Of Charles Lee Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Top Oldies Band Gatsby Now New York City New York
Top Oldies Singer Jennifer Mello Boston Massachusetts
Top One Man Band George Smith Monroe Township New Jersey
Top Opera Singer Tenor Hugo Castillo - Opera, Latin & More Los Angeles California
Top Orchestra Casino Players Orchestra & Sinatra Tribute Show Cincinnati Ohio
Top Organist Kwenote Riverside Illinois
Top Original Band Brooks Dixon Band Greenville South Carolina
Top Palm Reader Psychic Tiffani Rose Los Angeles California
Top Percussionist Robert V Yonkers New York
Top Personal Style Makeup by Vesta Brooklyn New York
Top Photographer Sphotography Whittier California
Top Pianist Scott Arcangel/The Music Boutique New York City New York
Top Pop Band The Breakfast Club Chicago Illinois
Top Pop Duo Chris and Laurann Los Angeles California
Top Pop Singer Tom Cash Hoffman Estates Illinois
Top Psychic Divinata Jersey City New Jersey
Top Puppeteer Party Animal Productions Boca Raton Florida
Top R&B Band Utopia Tullahoma Tennessee
Top R&B Singer Ms Lynn Washington District of Columbia
Top Rock Band Mike Dangeroux Orchestra Chicago Illinois
Top Rock Duo Acoustic Road - Best of Classic & Acoustic Rock Princeton New Jersey
Top Rock Singer Michael Hord Conyers Georgia
Top Roots Band Folksoul Music (Tattoo, the Folksoul Band and Duo) Greenfield New Hampshire
Top Saxophonist K. Chris Knight Lorton Virginia
Top Singer Kevin Laurence - Pianist, Vocalist, & Entertainer Miami Florida
Top Singer Guitarist Philip Bixby Fort Lauderdale Florida
Top Singing Telegram Company Artistic Entertainment Los Angeles California
Top Soul Band Roemen and The Whereabouts Seattle Washington
Top Speaker Motivation. Time Mgmt. Team Building. Mindset. Devon Pennsylvania
Top Square Dance Caller Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Co. Sloatsburg New York
Top Steel Drum Band Steel Drum Vibes By Mustafa Alexander New York City New York
Top Steel Drummer Sterling C Sample's Island Music Steel drums LLC Denver Colorado
Top Stilt Walker Mike Weakley - StiltFun Orlando Florida
Top String Quartet Leesburg String Quartet Leesburg Virginia
Top Swing Band The Social Mix Seattle Washington
Top Tarot Card Reader Readings By Eva Dobbs Ferry New York
Top Theme Party Company Game Show Sensation Brooklyn New York
Top Top 40 Singer Ariel Rose Miami Florida
Top Transportation Service Fallimo Denville New Jersey
Top Tribute Act Sinatra Tribute Show, Starring Matt Snow Cincinnati Ohio
Top Tribute Band Woodie & The Longboards: Beach Boys/Beatles/Eagles Riverside California
Top Tribute Singer Singing Impressionist - Eric Kearns Allentown Pennsylvania
Top Trumpeter Trumpeter Rich Wardlow Staten Island New York
Top Ukulele Player Troy Fernandez Reseda California
Top Variety Band Raising Cain Denver Colorado
Top Variety Duo BellaNova Electric Strings Mauldin South Carolina
Top Variety Singer John Prather Austin Texas
Top Variety Trio Etude Entertainment Atlanta Georgia
Top Ventriloquist Kevin Horner - Ventriloquist/Magic/comedian Kansas City Missouri
Top Videographer Andrew Chalence - Videographer / Photographer Brooklyn New York
Top Violinist Brooksley Bishop Violinist Pasadena California
Most Popular Wedding Band Steel Drum Vibes By Mustafa Alexander New York City New York
Most Popular Wedding DJ Dj.Niki Matteo San Francisco California
Most Popular Wedding Entertainer Coast to Coast Bartenders Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Top Wedding Officiant Weddings by Randy Marietta Georgia
Most Popular Wedding Variety Entertainer Caricaturist David Foster Houston Texas
Top Woodwind Ensemble Puget Sounds Quintet & Trio Seattle Washington
Top World Band The Latin Ensemble Boynton Beach Florida
Top World Music Duo Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars Chicago Illinois
Top World Music Singer Smokey Starr - Turnpike Reggae Toms River New Jersey
Top World Music Trio Triváh Los Angeles California