2011 Rising Star Awards

The 2011 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 Special 20s Chicago Illinois
Country Band The Dixie Highway Show Band Hudson Florida
Cover Band Nick Carver Band Murfreesboro Tennessee
Dance Band Liquid Blue San Diego California
Folk Band Bluegrass Sound Band Marietta Georgia
Funk Band The Brown And Swerve Band Houston Texas
Jazz Band B.D. Lenz Hackettstown New Jersey
Karaoke Band Casual Encounters Karaoke Los Angeles California
Mariachi Band Trio Sol De Mexico San Jose California
Motown Band 1st Generation Band Atlanta Georgia
Oldies Band The Shagadelics Chicago Illinois
Original Band Laura Ivancie Portland Oregon
Pop Band Jukebox San Diego California
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 Swing Cafe Acton Massachusetts
Variety Band Raising Cain Denver Colorado
World Band Matt Stedman Band Chicago Illinois
Animals For Parties Company Party Animals Pony Rides And Petting Zoo Wingdale New York
Balloon Twister Caravan of Entertainment llc Runnemede New Jersey
Children's Music Band The Fuzzy Lemons Hoboken New Jersey
Clown Very Much The Clown Baltimore Maryland
Costumed Character Lil' Star Parties Studio City California
Face Painting Face Painting Is Fun! Yonkers New York
Juggler Lou Johnson Valley Stream New York
Puppeteer Mister Kipley Music & Puppets Hoboken New Jersey
Storyteller Didi Maxx Long Island New York
Children's Party Entertainer Face Painting Is Fun! Yonkers New York
Corporate Event Entertainer The Caribbean Crew Longwood Florida
DJ Alden Entertainment New York New York
Emcee Scotty Gunther : Comedy Entertainer/speaker Bay City Michigan
A Cappella Group The Tee Tones New York New York
Acoustic Duo Jon Sousa and Adam Agee Boulder Colorado
Barbershop Quartet Artistic Quartets Diamond Bar California
Brass Ensemble The Patriot Brass Ensemble and Marching Band Ridgefield New Jersey
Cabaret Group Soho Smooth Comedy Cabaret Show Portland Oregon
Choral Group The Late Show's Gospel Choir New York New York
Christmas Carolers The Yuletide Carolers San Francisco California
Classical Duo Aleron Strings San Francisco California
Classical Quartet Vogue Music Events New York New Jersey
Classical Trio Amethyst Trio San Francisco California
Country Duo The Wagon Wheels San Antonio Texas
Dueling Pianos Ted Oliver Productions Milwaukee Wisconsin
Jazz Duo Lori Spencer / Sultry Band Matthews North Carolina
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
Rock Duo Not Even Brothers Spartanburg South Carolina
Rock Trio State Fair Ramblers Dallas Texas
String Quartet St. Charles String Quartet Washington DC
Variety Duo Safe Harbor Jefferson Maryland
Woodwind Ensemble Third Wheel Fullerton California
World Music Duo Spanish Guitar Duo Chicago Illinois
World Music Trio Celtic Music For Your Wedding Or Occasion Alexandria Virginia
Comedian Johnny Lampert, Premier Comedian New York New York
Comedy Group Improv Unlimited - Clean Corporate Comedy & Shows Chicago Illinois
Fortune Teller Gypsy Landing New Jersey
Hypnotist Dr. William Mitchell Springfield Illinois
Illusionist Anthony Salazar Atlantic City New Jersey
Impressionist Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn Westmont New Jersey
Magician Didi Maxx Long Island New York
Mentalist Larry & Raven - Mentalist Team New York New York
Mind Reader Eric Dittelman :: Mind Reader Grafton Massachusetts
Psychic Barbara G Meyer Chicago Illinois
Tarot Card Reader Party Psychic Sherrie Lynne New York New York
Ventriloquist Ian Varella San Marcos Texas
Limousine Goldstarr Limousine Norfolk Virginia
Party Rental Company Tj The Dj And Photo Booth Grand Rapids Michigan
Photographer Exquisite Images By Ghl New York City New Jersey
Theme Party Company Beverly Hills Princess Beverly Hills California
Videographer Martin Bentsen Wedding Videos and Photography New York New York
Wedding Officiant Rev. Ernest J. Breaux Independence Louisiana
Big Band Singer Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards Ann Arbor Michigan
Broadway Singer David Meulemans Fort Lauderdale Florida
Classical Singer Lindsey Scott Los Angeles California
Country Singer Mark Hackley Charlottesville Virginia
Folk Singer Victor Fox Wheeling Illinois
Gospel Singer Tanya LaReese Saint Petersburg Florida
Jazz Singer Lisa Smith Las Vegas Nevada
Oldies Singer Jennifer Mello Boston Massachusetts
Opera Singer Micheal Castaldo - Classical Crossover Pop New York City New York
Pop Singer Tom Cash Hoffman Estates Illinois
R&B Singer Oya Los Angeles California
Rock Singer Richie Canter Baltimore Maryland
Singer Owen Poteat Charlotte North Carolina
Variety Singer Stephen Lee Atlanta Georgia
World Music Singer Matt Walch Edgartown Massachusetts
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 Romantic Cello Laguna Hills California
Fiddler Alexander Mitchell Walkersville Maryland
Flutist Elena Yakovleva Baltimore Maryland
Guitarist Dana Starkell Davenport Iowa
Harpist Eva Murphy St. Louis Missouri
Keyboardist Rod Keiser Bradenton Florida
Mandolinist Jay Posipanko Princeton New Jersey
One Man Band Stephen Curto Redondo Beach California
Organist Carmen Pyle pianist/ organist San Diego California
Pianist J P Daine Houston Texas
Saxophonist Edmond Baker, Jr./sax Houston Texas
Steel Drummer Sterling C Sample's Island Music Inc East Orange New Jersey
Trumpeter Brent Flinchbaugh, Trumpeter Baltimore Maryland
Ukulele Player Music By Elias Seattle Washington
Violinist Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music For Special Events Hopewell New Jersey
Caricaturist Ash Jackson & Andrew Richardson Worcester Massachusetts
Circus Performer Playing By Air DC - Physical Comedy & Circus Washington DC
Dance Group Glaucia Brazil Redondo Beach California
Dancer YULIYA Dancer New York City New York
Event Artist Sylhouettes By Sylvia Fullerton California
Mime Didi Maxx Long Island New York
Singing Telegram Company Artistic Singing Telegrams Diamond Bar California
Speaker Motivational Keynote Speaker Entertainer -Jon Petz Columbus Ohio
Stilt Walker Mike Weakley - Stilt Fun Orlando Florida
Elvis Impersonator Rick Torres Bay Area's #1 Elvis Impersonator Santa Clara California
Impersonator John Morgan As President George W. Bush Orlando Florida
Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Camille Terry West Palm Beach Florida
Tribute Act George Lyons Boston Massachusetts
Tribute Band Abba Girlz New York New York
Tribute Singer Matt Walch - Tribute Singer Chicago Illinois
Wedding Band Nick Carver Band Murfreesboro Tennessee
Wedding DJ Doubletake Productions Dallas Texas
Wedding Entertainer Eva Murphy St. Louis Missouri
Wedding Variety Entertainer Travis Allen #1 Young Elvis In Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada