2015 Rising Star Awards

The 2015 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
Beach Band Pro Entertainment Bands DJs and more.... Cypress California
Big Band Upper East Side Big Band Phoenix Arizona
Bluegrass Band The Handsome Hearts Brooklyn New York
Blues Band Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists Austin Texas
Brass Band Bon Temps Brass Band Rockaway New Jersey
Country Band Buck Ford Pure Country Band Vacaville California
Cover Band AMFM (Downbeat LA) Los Angeles California
Dance Band Charisma Newtown Connecticut
Folk Band WestWend Knoxville Tennessee
Funk Band The Swift Technique Ensemble Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Jazz Band The Speakeasies San Francisco California
Karaoke Band Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke 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 Another Level Ashland Virginia
Oldies Band Red Hot Ramblers Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Original Band Ethan Keller Milwaukee Wisconsin
Pop Band The Radio Band Denver Colorado
R&B Band The Sensation Band & DJ Combo Memphis Tennessee
Rock Band Mike Dangeroux Gigmasters' Top Rock Band Chicago Illinois
Roots Band The Company Store Ashland Virginia
Soul Band Soul Purpose Atlanta Georgia
Steel Drum Band Feelin IRIE New York New York
Swing Band Swing On ! Asheboro North Carolina
Techno Band Planet Plink Annapolis Maryland
Variety Band Flashback, The Party Band Charlotte North Carolina
World Band Polkadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Animals For Parties Company Aly's Ponies & Traveling Barnyard Poughkeepsie New York
Balloon Twister SuperNovA West Nyack New York
Children's Music Band The Uncle Brothers & Hooley Shooters Hamburg New Jersey
Children's Music Singer Dave Jay Gerstein New York New York
Clown Sassi The Clown And Sassi Entertainment Unlimited New York New York
Costumed Character Costume Characters & More Boston Massachusetts
Face Painting Facepainting And Parties By Maria Bronx New York
Juggler Lou Johnson Valley Stream New York
Puppeteer Quality Entertainment Valley Village California
Storyteller Queen Emeralda Atlanta Georgia
Children's Party Entertainer Costume Characters & More Boston Massachusetts
Comedian Sam Adams Parker Colorado
Comedy Group Comedysportz Improv Theater Minneapolis MN Minneapolis Minnesota
Impressionist Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn Westmont New Jersey
Corporate Event Entertainer Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou! Orlando Florida
DJ Soulcirque Los Angeles California
Emcee Chuck Dukas Live Event Emcee and Auctioneer Studio City California
A Cappella Group reVoiced Orlando Florida
Acoustic Duo Vocal Point Greensboro North Carolina
Acoustic Trio Lilac Wine Atlanta Georgia
Barbershop Quartet Barbershop Quartets USA Las Vegas Nevada
Brass Ensemble Chamberlain Brass New York New York
Choral Group The Late Show's Gospel Choir New York New York
Christmas Carolers Holiday Harmony Strolling Carolers Chicago Illinois
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
Country Duo The Wagon Wheels San Antonio Texas
Dueling Pianos Windy City Dueling Pianos Naperville Illinois
Folk Duo Phil Volan & Joleen Bell Colorado Springs Colorado
Folk Trio Cuban Trio Burbank California
Jazz Duo LaLa Pomp Portland Oregon
Jazz Ensemble The Matt Stedman Corporate Event Ensemble Chicago Illinois
Jazz Trio Sam Graham Trio Los Angeles California
Oldies Trio Senior Class! Smithtown New York
Orchestra Casino Players Orchestra & Sinatra Tribute Show Cincinnati Ohio
Pop Trio ELECTRIA Louisville Kentucky
Rock Duo Not Even Brothers Spartanburg South Carolina
String Quartet Atlantic String Ensemble Los Angeles California
Variety Duo Don & Mary Palm Desert California
Woodwind Ensemble Quartette Barbette Portland Oregon
World Music Duo Spanish Guitar Chicago / Spanish Guitar Duo Chicago Illinois
World Music Trio Triváh Los Angeles California
Event Planning Over The Top Events & Parties Sacramento California
Event Planning Marquis Weddings & Events Indianapolis Indiana
Event Services 88photobooth Harrison New Jersey
Event Staffing Behind The Glass Bartending Huntington Beach California
Personal Style Glamour by Khirsten Burbank California
Theme Party Company TV Game Shows - 5 Different Shows Offered Weyauwega Wisconsin
Transportation Service Ultimate Party Bus of New England Boston Massachusetts
Wedding Officiant Rev. Ernest J. Breaux Independence Louisiana
Astrologer Sister Glo Knows Houston Texas
Fortune Teller Gypsy New York New York
Hypnotist Jeff Jay named Gigmaster's "Top Entertainer" Chicago Illinois
Illusionist Taylor (Pelican Trapper) Lewis Richmond Virginia
Magician Magic Of Marco - 305 Reviews! Rockaway New Jersey
Mentalist David Lawrence Bay Shore New York
Palm Reader MISTER VIBE: Gigmasters "Best Entertainer" Winner! Chicago Illinois
Psychic L'Oracle Alexandria Virginia
Tarot Card Reader Psychic Readings By Eva New York New York
Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live: Ventriloquist/Illusionist Bonner Springs Kansas
Photographer LUSH LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM New York New York
Videographer RDPLex Films Englishtown New Jersey
Big Band Singer Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards Ann Arbor Michigan
Broadway Singer Christine Asero Bowie Maryland
Classical Singer Micheal Castaldo - Classical Crossover Pop New York City New York
Comedy Singer The Fabulous Vegas Guys Chicago 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 Madeline Tasquin Berkeley California
Motown Singer The Sound Of Charles Lee Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Oldies Singer Johnny The Oldies Singer, Sinatra, Elvis & Doowop Lindenhurst New York
Opera Singer Gloria Mendieta Gazave San Francisco California
Pop Singer Tom Cash Hoffman Estates Illinois
R&B Singer Oya Beverly Hills California
Rock Singer John Thrasher Atlanta Georgia
Singer Kevin Laurence Los Angeles California
Singer Guitarist Matt Hartke Music Verona New Jersey
Soul Singer JMeel Atlanta Georgia
Variety Singer VITO LOMBARDO Brooklyn New York
World Music Singer Ernest Revell Hawthorne New Jersey
Yodeler Cowboy Randy Erwin Chicago Illinois
Accordionist Papa Bavarian New York New York
Acoustic Guitar DAVID PAYTON: U.S.#1 Singer/Guitarist/One-Man-Band Marietta Georgia
Bagpiper I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire Fresno California
Banjo Player Richard Stillman Montclair New Jersey
Cellist Alexandra NYC Cellist & Ensembles New York New York
Fiddler Susie The Wedding Fiddler Quinton Alabama
Flutist Jennifer Hunt San Francisco California
Guitarist Tavi Jinariu, Los Angeles Classical Guitarist Los Angeles California
Handbell Choir Larry and Carla - Handbell Duets Mountain View California
Harpist Erin Hill New York New York
Keyboardist David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist Philadelphia Pennsylvania
One Man Band Tom Sartori Naples Florida
Organist Thomas R. Schadl Scarborough Ontario
Pianist Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos- Solo, Dueling New York New York
Saxophonist K. Chris Knight Lorton Virginia
Steel Drummer Sterling C Sample's Island Music Steel drums LLC East Orange New Jersey
Trumpeter Kenny John Budd Lake New Jersey
Ukulele Player J. KEKOA CHO - Ukulele & Mandolin Long Beach New York
Violinist Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music For Special Events Woodland Park New Jersey
Auctioneer Jerry Goldstone San Francisco California
Cabaret Dancer Diamond Beauty Dancers & Celebrity Tribute Artists Studio City California
Caricaturist Caricatures and Silhouettes by Darci Herbold Laguna Niguel California
Circus Performer Mesmerizing Arts Raleigh North Carolina
Dance Group Kumu Kahne's Hula and Tahitian Dancers Escondido California
Dancer Liz Watts and Company Los Angeles California
Event Artist ILoveAirbrush Brooklyn New York
Human Statue Statue Guy Johnstown Ohio
Mime Chris Yerlig, GigMasters' Top Mime Amherst Massachusetts
Singing Telegram Company Jim The Entertainer ~ Singing Telegrams Baltimore Maryland
Speaker BlackHawk Pilot & Speaker: Elizabeth McCormick Dallas Texas
Square Dance Caller Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Co. Sloatsburg New York
Stilt Walker Mike Weakley - Stilt Fun Orlando Florida
Stuntman BMX Freestyle Team LLC Corona California
Elvis Impersonator Las Vegas Elvis Tribute Las Vegas Nevada
Impersonator Linda Axelrod - Joan Rivers Impersonator And More New York City New York
Marilyn Monroe Impersonator Camille Terry Palm Beach Florida
Tribute Act Sinatra Tribute Show, Starring Matt Snow Cincinnati Ohio
Tribute Band Woodie & The Longboards: Beach Boys/Beatles/Eagles Riverside California
Tribute Singer Jerry Armstrong - Tribute Artist Chicago Illinois
Wedding Band AMFM (Downbeat LA) Los Angeles California
Wedding DJ Neon Express Entertainment Bloomington Minnesota
Wedding Entertainer Atlantic String Ensemble Los Angeles California
Wedding Variety Entertainer Travis Allen #1 Young Elvis In Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada