2014 Rising Star Awards

The 2014 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 Dan Walker Madbury New Hampshire
Ambient Band Two Guitars Telling A Story Denver Colorado
Beach Band CONCH REPUBLIC Lexington Kentucky
Big Band Red Rock Swing Band Woodbury Minnesota
Bluegrass Band The Carolina Gents New York New York
Blues Band Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists Austin Texas
Brass Band St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band San Francisco California
Classical Band Karin Elizabeth & The Remedy Band Allen Park Michigan
Country Band Nolan Pick Band Waco Texas
Cover Band Jukebox San Diego California
Dance Band Charisma Newtown Connecticut
Folk Band The Local Boys Wilkesboro North Carolina
Funk Band In The Slot Cincinnati Ohio
Gospel Band Waymasters Nashville Tennessee
Jazz Band The Bailsmen New York New York
Karaoke Band The Moon Units (Live Band Karaoke/Covers) Los Angeles California
Marching Band Patriot Brass New York Marching Band New York New York
Mariachi Band Mariachi Trio Los Azulado San Bernardino California
Motown Band 1st Generation Band Atlanta Georgia
Oldies Band The Bumper Jacksons Washington District of Columbia
Original Band Elle Casazza Chicago Illinois
Pop Band Detroit Steel Austin Texas
R&B Band The Blue Tips Rhythm Revue Fredericksburg Virginia
Rock Band Mike Dangeroux Chicago Illinois
Roots Band Folksoul Music Bands--Tattoo And The Folksoul Band Greenfield New Hampshire
Soul Band The Adrian Duke Project Charlottesville Virginia
Steel Drum Band Feelin IRIE New York New York
Swing Band Half-Pack Live!!! Seattle Washington
Techno Band Planet Plink Annapolis Maryland
Variety Band Pink Kadillac Bennington Nebraska
World Band Polkadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Animals For Parties Company Aly's Ponies & Traveling Barnyard Poughkeepsie New York
Balloon Twister Jay Jay Arlington Heights Illinois
Children's Music Band Funkytown Playground New York New York
Children's Music Singer Zev Haber New Rochelle New York
Clown Ollie the Clown Berkley Massachusetts
Costumed Character Nationwide Santas Diamond Bar California
Face Painting Jolie faces Silver Spring Maryland
Juggler Lou Johnson Valley Stream New York
Puppeteer Penny And The Puppettes Brooklyn New York
Storyteller Debra Mims Burtonsville Maryland
Children's Party Entertainer Bubbles Productions Bowie Maryland
Comedian STEVE MITTLEMAN ~ Blue-Chip Entertainment San Francisco California
Comedy Group The Linebenders - Improv Comedians Fargo North Dakota
Impressionist Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn Westmont New Jersey
Corporate Event Entertainer Caricatures and Silhouettes by Darci Herbold Laguna Niguel California
DJ DJ Jamm New Rochelle New York
Emcee Chuck Dukas Studio City California
A Cappella Group Blue Jupiter New York New York
Acoustic Duo Flamenco/Spanish Guitar Duo, Trio Chicago Illinois
Acoustic Trio Lilac Wine Atlanta Georgia
Barbershop Quartet Smooth Brew Plano Texas
Brass Ensemble Five Borough Brass Brooklyn New York
Choral Group The Late Show's Gospel Choir New York New York
Christmas Carolers The Clarion Voices North Wales Pennsylvania
Classical Duo Grace Note Strings ~ Weddings, Beach & Church Stone Harbor New Jersey
Classical Quartet Art-Strings Ensembles New York City New York
Classical Trio Amethyst Trio San Francisco California
Dueling Pianos Ted Oliver Productions Waukesha Wisconsin
Folk Duo Muzette Mount Joy Pennsylvania
Jazz Duo Minneapolis Funeral Music Saint Paul Minnesota
Jazz Ensemble Prelude Productions New York New York
Jazz Trio The Alex Levin Trio New York New York
Oldies Trio The Victory Belles New Orleans Louisiana
Orchestra Jazzkatz Project San Diego California
Pop Duo HighRise Duo Las Vegas Nevada
Pop Trio ELECTRIA Louisville Kentucky
Rock Duo Acoustic Road - The Best of Classic Acoustic Rock Skillman New Jersey
String Quartet St. Charles String Quartet Washington District of Columbia
Variety Duo Valerie Estle & Company Orange California
World Music Duo Spanish Guitar Chicago / Spanish Guitar Duo Chicago Illinois
World Music Trio Fellswater - Celtic Music From Boston Area Medford Massachusetts
Event Planning An Eyeful Event "Where Every Event Is an Eyeful" Odenton Maryland
Event Planning Inspired Events Chandler Arizona
Event Services Party Train Photo Booth Company - Nassua Rockville Centre New York
Event Staffing Behind The Glass Bartending Huntington Beach California
Personal Style BeatByKai New York New York
Theme Party Company TV Game Shows - 5 Different Shows Offered Weyauwega Wisconsin
Transportation Service A Touch of Class Limousines Frederick Maryland
Wedding Officiant Rev. Ernest J. Breaux Independence Louisiana
Astrologer Trish Buckley Brooklyn New York
Fortune Teller Gypsy New York New York
Hypnotist Jeff Jay "Top Entertainer" Chicago Illinois
Illusionist Taylor (Pelican Trapper) Lewis Richmond Virginia
Magician Magic Of Marco - Rising Star Winner for 2013 Rockaway New Jersey
Mentalist Larry & Raven - Mentalist Team New York New York
Mind Reader Chicago Mind Reader Mark Toland Chicago Illinois
Palm Reader Mister Vibe Chicago Illinois
Psychic L'Oracle Alexandria Virginia
Tarot Card Reader Lezlie Bernal La Habra California
Ventriloquist Marc Rubben Dallas Texas
Photographer LUSH LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM New York New York
Videographer Red Valley Media Group Las Vegas Nevada
Big Band Singer Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards Ann Arbor Michigan
Broadway Singer Christine Asero Bowie Maryland
Classical Singer David Hartley: Singer, Pianist, Trumpeter Lake In The Hills Illinois
Country Singer Bobby Cool Franklin Tennessee
Folk Singer Shady Rill - Tom Mackenzie And Patti Casey Adamant Vermont
Gospel Singer Angela Missy Billups New York New York
Jazz Singer Lisa Smith Las Vegas Nevada
Motown Singer The Sound Of Charles Lee Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Oldies Singer Jennifer Mello Boston Massachusetts
Opera Singer Lucia Palmieri & Company New York City New York
Pop Singer Tom Cash Hoffman Estates Illinois
R&B Singer Oya Beverly Hills California
Rock Singer John Thrasher Atlanta Georgia
Singer Amy Andrews Decatur Georgia
Singer Guitarist Matt Hartke Music Verona New Jersey
Soul Singer Kelly Renee Chicago Illinois
Variety Singer Chris Darin Philadelphia Pennsylvania
World Music Singer Micheal Castaldo - Classical Crossover Pop New York City New York
Accordionist Papa Bavarian New York New York
Acoustic Guitar Matthew Cutillo Manhasset New York
Bagpiper I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire Fresno California
Banjo Player Richard Stillman Montclair New Jersey
Cellist Sharon Gerber Celloasis Greenville South Carolina
Fiddler Susie The Wedding Fiddler Quinton Alabama
Flutist Kimberly Rini Tampa Florida
Guitarist David Adele - Classical Guitarist Orange California
Harpist Erin Hill Forest Hills New York
Keyboardist David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist Philadelphia Pennsylvania
One Man Band Tom Sartori Orlando Florida
Pianist Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos- Solo, Dueling New York New York
Saxophonist Jamie WilliamS. Orlando Florida
Steel Drummer Steel Drum Vibes By Mustafa Alexander Brooklyn New York
Trumpeter Kenny John Budd Lake New Jersey
Ukulele Player Josh "Kekoa" Cho Long Beach New York
Violinist Karen Burciaga Boston Massachusetts
Auctioneer Jim Nye, The Benefit Auction Guy Los Angeles California
Cabaret Dancer Diamond Beauty Dancers & Santa John Studio City California
Caricaturist Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou! Orlando Florida
Circus Performer CIRCOSPHERE Berkeley California
Dance Group Raqs Ayana Belly Dance Troupe Portland Oregon
Dancer Aloha Hula NYC New York New York
Event Artist Sylhouettes By Sylvia Fullerton California
Singing Telegram Company Jim The Entertainer ~ Singing Telegrams Baltimore Maryland
Speaker Tom Hofbauer Toledo Ohio
Square Dance Caller Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Co. Sloatsburg New York
Stilt Walker John Measner Chicago Illinois
Elvis Impersonator Rick Torres Bay Area's #1 Elvis Impersonator Santa Clara California
Impersonator DANNY JACOBSON - Legends Impressionist Long Beach California
Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Camille Terry Fort Lauderdale Florida
Tribute Act Michael Sonata Canton Ohio
Tribute Band Meet The Beetles Chicago Illinois
Tribute Singer Matt Walch - Tribute Singer Chicago Illinois
Wedding Band Nick Carver Band Nashville Tennessee
Wedding DJ DJ Juan Diego Inc Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Wedding Entertainer On Your Mark, Get Set, Music Lexington Kentucky
Wedding Variety Entertainer Rick Welch Rutherford New Jersey