2010 Rising Star Awards

The 2010 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.

Acoustic Band Not Even Brothers Band Spartanburg South Carolina
Beach Band CONCH REPUBLIC Lexington Kentucky
Big Band Swing Machine Fairfax Virginia
Blues Band The Blues Specialists Austin Texas
Classical Band Ethan Keller Milwaukee Wisconsin
Country Band Drivetrain Atlanta Georgia
Cover Band THE TRIP - #1 GIGMASTERS ROCK BAND! Laguna Beach California
Dance Band Liquid Blue San Diego California
Folk Band Bluegrass Sound Band Marietta Georgia
Jazz Band Ted Hefko's New Orleans Band Brooklyn New York
Karaoke Band Casual Encounters Karaoke Los Angeles California
Mariachi Band Los Salazar Santa Ana California
Motown Band Z And The Party Faktory Birmingham Alabama
Oldies Band The Midili Brothers Band Oceanside California
Pop Band Nationwide Coverage Huntsville Alabama
R&B Band Good Foot West Chester Pennsylvania
Rock Band Mike Dangeroux Chicago Illinois
Soul Band Soul Purpose Lilburn Georgia
Steel Drum Band The Caribbean Crew Longwood Florida
Swing Band Mike Hudson and Invitation Anaheim California
Variety Band C. Scott Moody & The Attitude Adjusters Atlanta Georgia
World Band Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca Brooklyn New York
Animals For Parties Company Elliemae And Friends- Petting Zoo And Pony Rides Thurmond North Carolina
Balloon Twister Romo & Gianell New York City New York
Children's Music Band The Blue Potatoes Belleville New Jersey
Clown Very Much the Clown Baltimore Maryland
Costumed Character Lil' Star Parties Studio City California
Face Painting Facepainting and Parties by Maria Nyack New York
Juggler Lou Johnson Valley Stream New York
Puppeteer Penny And The Puppettes Brooklyn New York
Santa Claus Nationwide Santas Diamond Bar California
Storyteller Cowboy Randy Springfield Illinois
DJ Jeff Davis DJs Manassas Virginia
Emcee Scotty Gunther emcee/comedy entertainer Bay City Michigan
A Cappella Group Nu Millennium Brooklyn New York
Acoustic Duo Stone/Wright Annandale Virginia
Acoustic Trio The Berlin Brothers Toledo Ohio
Barbershop Quartet Artistic Quartets Diamond Bar California
Brass Ensemble The Patriot Brass Ensemble Ridgefield New Jersey
Choral Group The Late Show's Gospel Choir New York New York
Christmas Carolers The Music Companie Carolers Los Angeles California
Classical Duo Royalstrings Duo's Trio's Classical/Jazz Oakland New Jersey
Classical Quartet Arreaux Strings Cambridge Massachusetts
Classical Trio Amethyst Trio San Francisco California
Dueling Pianos Ted Oliver Productions Milwaukee Wisconsin
Folk Duo Muzette Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Folk Trio Cuban Trio Los Angeles California
Jazz Duo Steven Johnson Duo or Group Austin Texas
Jazz Ensemble Steve Wood Duo, Trio, And Quartet(ensemble) Detroit Michigan
Jazz Trio Sam Graham Trio Los Angeles California
Oldies Duo Whinin' Cheez New York New York
Pop Duo Jim & Sylvia Guitar Duo Jacksonville Florida
Pop Trio 'Juliana Riccardi Music Group' Duos Trios New York New York
R&B Duo Oya ~ Spirit Of Oya Music Entertainment Los Angeles California
Rock Duo Not Even Brothers Spartanburg South Carolina
String Quartet St. Charles String Quartet Washington DC
Variety Duo Jim Seem And Melissa Hyman Asheville North Carolina
Woodwind Ensemble Quartette Barbette Portland Oregon
World Music Duo Spanish Guitar Duo Chicago Illinois
World Music Trio Celtic Sands San Francisco California
Astrologer Eminizer, *Your Party Entertainer* Tampa Florida
Comedian THE BUDDY FLIP SHOW - Standup, Roasts, Music, More New York New York
Comedy Group Blacktop Improv Group Atlanta Georgia
Fortune Teller Valentina, The Fortune-teller Of Dallas Dallas Texas
Hypnotist A Touch Of Magic Comedy and Hypnosis Entertainment Saint Paul Minnesota
Illusionist Joe Black Kirkland Washington
Impressionist Joey Vincent - Funny Man with a Horn Westmont New Jersey
Magician Didi Maxx Children and Family Entertainment Garden City New York
Mentalist Tim David, Comedy Mentalist Taunton Massachusetts
Mind Reader Sebastian Black Professional Hypnotist-Mindreader New York New York
Psychic Soothsayers Psychic Entertainment Cheltenham Pennsylvania
Tarot Card Reader Gloria/Enchanted Tarot (New Orleans Tarot Reader) Walnut Creek California
Ventriloquist Ian Varella San Marcos Texas
Party Rental Company Extreme Photo Booths Folcroft Pennsylvania
Photographer Rob White Photography New York New York
Theme Party Company Magical Memories Entertainment Los Angeles California
Wedding Officiant Rev. Robert Atkinson Dallas Texas
Big Band Singer Matt Walch-Singing the Big Band Standards Ann Arbor Michigan
Broadway Singer Sara's Songs & Strings Plano Texas
Classical Singer Nick Palance - Romantic, Classical & More Los Angeles California
Country Singer DeWayne Spaw Nashville Tennessee
Folk Singer Wayne Morrison Newport Rhode Island
Gospel Singer Tanya LaReese Saint Petersburg Florida
Jazz Singer Lisa Smith Las Vegas Nevada
Oldies Singer Jerry Armstrong Chicago Illinois
Opera Singer Belle Voix - Available Nationwide New York New York
Pop Singer Tom Cash Hoffman Estates Illinois
R&B Singer Oya Los Angeles California
Rock Singer Mark Martin & 7 grams of Fat Royal Oak Michigan
Singer Owen Poteat Charlotte North Carolina
Variety Singer Stephen Lee Atlanta Georgia
World Music Singer micheal CASTALDO - Classical Crossover Pop New York City New York
Accordionist Steve Rice Seattle Washington
Acoustic Guitar Matthew Cutillo Amityville New York
Bagpiper Bagpiper & Guitarist- Michael Lancaster Denver Colorado
Banjo Player Richard Stillman Bagpipes/Banjo/Mandolin/Guitar Montclair New Jersey
Cellist Jennifer Girone New York New York
Fiddler Faith Pyne Brockton Massachusetts
Flutist Kathryn Master Sarasota Florida
Guitarist Roger Paull Phoenix Arizona
Harpist WEDDINGS & CONCERTS of FLORIDA, Harpist: Melody Daytona Beach Florida
Keyboardist Larry Roberts Fort Lauderdale Florida
Mandolinist Jay Posipanko Princeton New Jersey
One Man Band Stephen Curto Redondo Beach California
Pianist J P Daine Houston Texas
Saxophonist Edmond Baker, Jr./Sax/DJ Houston Texas
Steel Drummer Sterling C Sample's Island Music Inc East Orange New Jersey
Trumpeter Terry Webster Birmingham Alabama
Ukulele Player Josh Kekoa Cho New York New York
Violinist Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music for Special Events Hopewell New Jersey
Auctioneer Andrew Bost Benefit Auctions Austin Texas
Body Painter Next Level Airbrush Atlanta Georgia
Caricaturist Ash Jackson & Andrew Richardson Worcester Massachusetts
Circus Performer The Physical Comedy & Circus of Playing By Air Los Angeles California
Dance Group Glaucia Brazil Redondo Beach California
Dancer Sala's Polynesian Revue Orlando Florida
Mime Chris Yerlig, MIME Amherst Massachusetts
Silhouette Artist Sylhouettes By Sylvia Fullerton California
Singing Telegram Company All Star Showgrams Foster City California
Speaker Motivational Keynote Speaker Entertainer -Jon Petz Columbus Ohio
Square Dance Caller Richard Stillman Musical Variety Shows Montclair New Jersey
Stilt Walker Captain Highwalker New York City New York
Temporary Tattoo Artist Temporary Tattoo Lounge Somerville Massachusetts
Elvis Impersonator Rick Torres Bay Area's #1 Elvis Impersonator Santa Clara California
Impersonator Kevin Adams Athens Alabama
Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Camille Terry West Palm Beach Florida
Tribute Act Musique Noir Sherman Oaks California
Tribute Band The Cavern Beat Chicago Illinois
Tribute Singer Matt Walch - Tribute Singer Chicago Illinois