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Night Roads Entertainment Inc is based in NYC and is the brainchild of CEO and President, Laurence G. who, besides being a manager, songwriter, producer and music educator, was himself a musician (saxophonist), holding a degree in Jazz Performance and Music Education also takes pride in having passed on his experience and knowledge to talented young people throughout two decades as a music educator in the NYC public school system. With 12+ years in the music industry, his undying devotion to and belief in his artists, coupled with his ability to adapt to today's ever-changing music industry landscape, has gained him respect among industry insiders and the artists themselves. "I get immense joy from seeing my artists get closer to fulfilling their dreams and enjoy helping develop them as artists and helping them create a brand to compete in today's market", says Laurence. "To me, what I do for my artists is simply an outgrowth of my years of devotion as a teacher to so many young students whose lives I've undoubtedly enriched. I know this company is that one step closer on a long road to helping the talented artists I've been blessed to have the opportunity to manage, write for, produce and work with both on a creative, marketing and developmental level succeed and reach the heights of success they deserve and have always dreamed of." 

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THE TEE-TONES - NYC's Doowop/Motown Soul Singing Act

     

The Tee-Tones are a New York City singing group specializing in the great, soulful, classic sounds of the Doowop and Motown eras of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Having already performed for gala events and stellar performances for music icons like Paul McCartney and Motown founder, Berry Gordy and at venues like the Highline Ballroom, The Marriott Marquis (Times Square), Beacon Theater and the Javits Center in NYC as well as a performances on Good Morning America, open for legends such as The Drifters, The Contours and The Duprees and on commercials for companies like Kraken RumThe Tee-Tones are quickly making a name for themselves in today's music industry and becoming one of NYC's most in-demand singing group. The Tee-Tones combine sweet, soulful group harmony with passionate vocal performances of classics from the great RnB groups of the 50's, 60's and 70's. From music by Sam Cooke, The Drifters and The Temptations for example, The Tee-Tones do it all as audiences can't seem to get enough of their energetic, soul-flavored harmonies, impeccable musicianship and hair-raising vocal performances of the Classics we all know and love. Formed in the 'tunnels' of the subway system and on the street corners of NYC, The Tee-Tones represent a long tradition of great RnB 'a cappella soul' groups that gave birth to Doowop, Rhythm-n-Blues, Rock-n-Roll and Motown. Put together and marketed with the help of Night Roads Entertainment's Laurence G., The Tee-Tones have been quickly growing as one of the east coast's favorite singing groups. Check them out at www.TheTeeTones.com or follow them on Facebook @TheTee-Tones

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MATT PLESS - Folk/Punk Singer Songwriter

Folk music with a punk edge. Matt Pless is a singer-songwriter combining elements of folk, punk, pop and roots rock music and may very well be one of the most gifted songwriters of our time. It's as if Bob Dylan and Green Day had a baby and out came singer/guitarist Matt Pless. Touring the country relentlessly for the past 6 years, lyrically he can turn a phrase into a work of art and musically he can cause a range of emotions that will make you either cry, laugh, or rethink the insanity of the world around you. Matt has been compared to some of the top songwriters of our time, including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul Simon, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger and is already being called "the voice of his generation" by some with a ferociousness that is always a little Punk. Known for his engaging, thought-provoking and witty word labyrinths, his music spans topics from love and loss to social commentary, to ethereal train of thought and everything in between. More at MattPless.com


JACKIE WEST JAZZ BAND - Jazz Trio w/ vocalist

    

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, wedding, birthday or corporate event or just need beautiful, sophisticated music at your event, the Jackie West Band (typically a trio) provides the ultimate CLASSY and ELEGANT performances of the Great American Songbook (Gerswhin, Rogers and Hart, Cole Porter, Ellington, Berlin, etc) with some of your favorite jazz standards very few trios can imitate.  The Jackie West Band is typically a Jazz Trio (singer, guitar, bass) comprised of some of NYC's most talented, young jazz artists who swing and call to your heart strings. The beautiful and talented Jackie West sings and caresses your guests with her sultry and soulful voice, reminiscent of jazz crooners Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn and her talented ensemble make audiences feel right at home with their WARM, sophisticated sound.  Jackie West has the perfect blend as a JAZZ TRIO (w/ bassist) but can also perform as a duet (singer and guitarist/pianist) or EXPAND into a quartet or quintet (adding drums and a horn player - sax or trumpet). Bring elegance, charm and style to your event by adding great music and musicianship only the Jackie West Band can provide. http://www.reverbnation.com/JackieWestJazz


 

GINA B - Pop/Soul Singer

    

Vocalist Gina B brings a soulful radiance and confidence rarely heard in today's Pop artists. With a musical theater background, former member of the Pop group The Glamazons, Pop/Soul singer Gina B is not only comfortable in her own skin, but also a natural on the stage and in the recording studio as she prepares for the release of her first album destined to be compared with Adele, Kelly Clarkson, and Pink. http://www.instagram.com/GinaBMusicOfficial


QUA L'AMAR - Solo artist - R&B/Pop/Soul Singer/Songwriter

  

“I wanted to step away from everything I’d grown accustomed to musically, exploring something different was important to me. Everything I was doing came so easy for me and I was starting to get bored, I needed to challenge myself. I was going through life, growing and learning myself, transitioning from that young kid into an adult and I wanted to talk about it."

Qua (pronounced Kway) L'Amar has been on a constant ride to self-discovery, writing about his life and relationships and delivering it with such vocal passion, it feels like it could only have come from above. In 2008 Qua made his television appearance with NJ5ive on MTV’s Top Pop Group which featured celebrity judges Michelle Williams(Destiny’s Child), Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas) and Brian Freidman (Celebrity choreographer), with appearances by Eve, Keri Hilson, Ashanti, Omarion and Kim Kardashian. 

Today, Qua is more reflective of how far he has come and where he is headed as a solo artist; while still paying tribute to the classic soul artists from the 60s to the 90s that you can hear undeniably in his voice (Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Joe, etc.).  Qua's self titled EP “The Qua L’amar Revue” pulls from those soulful roots and breathes new life into it with a contemporary feel very few artists can bridge successfully making him a dangerous contender amongst the world of hot contemporary R&B artists. Keep a look out for this hot, rising artist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUBMZXLhjEM


GRUPO ENCANTO - NY Salsa Party Band

 

A vibrant and dynamic 11-piece Salsa Band from NYC, Grupo Encanto fills the NYC/Tri-state nightclubs with passionate melodic vocals and infectious Latin dance grooves with a mix of hair-raising original compositions and beloved party classics. Quickly becoming one of the most in-demand Salsa Party Bands for private and corporate events (as well as music festivals and recording projects) in the tri-state area, Grupo Encanto has embarked on becoming everyone's favorite Latin Band. Listen at: GrupoEncantoNY


VINCE MARTIN - Sinatra Tribute Act/Jazz Crooner

 


Known as the "swinging Sinatra" and hailing all the way from Australia, Vince Martin is no stranger to the entertainment world. From TV commercials to blockbuster movies, including playing opposite Tom Hanks in the movie CastawayVince Martin has been performing all his life. Ever since he heard The Beatles at age 12 he knew he wanted to learn to play the guitar. But it wasn't until later on in life that he would discover his gift for singing. Along with a jazz trio/quartet (or piano accompaniment), Vince can be heard in NYC area singing all the hits from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and many others. reverbnation.com/VinceMartin  


THAYER NAPLES - guitarist

Thayer Naples' musical journey began at a young age of 8.  From obtaining a degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music to performing all over the world from Greek Islands to St. Petersburg, Russia.  His immense guitar skills and ability to adapt in all types of situations and in multiple styles of music sets him apart from other guitarists on the NYC music scene today. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after solo guitarists for private and corporate events in the NYC tri-state area Thayer Naples can help make your event a pleasurable one with guitar styles that include Classical, Jazz Standards, The Beatles and so on.


Guitaro 5000 - Singing-Guitarist

Guitaro 5000 is a dynamic solo guitarist and singer-songwriter with the entertainment value of a whole band. His technique of playing percussion on guitar gives a full sound like no other. The wide range of music in his song list; his warm personality, and his professionalism, engages and impresses audiences of all ages. 

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CHRIS DIAZ - Pop/Rock/Singer/Songwriter

With his new album release, ‘The Ride Home’, singer, pianist and songwriter, Chris Diaz is receiving lots of industry buzz lately, comparing his music to the songwriting artistry of The Beatles and Elton John, with the musical lyricism of Jason Mraz and James Blunt and the performance delivery of Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.  Hailing from Dallas, Texas, where he cultivated his songwriting, performing and production talents (and even had a brush with stardom and steady airplay on local radio), singer/songwriter Chris Diaz has taken on an honest approach to songwriting this time around, allowing him to delve deep into his heart and soul to create some of the most captivating music since the days when the Beatles, James Taylor and Elton John were king. If the reactions from fans and industry folks alike prove anything, then there is little doubt that Chris Diaz has the talent and drive to accomplish great things as an independent musician, songwriter and producer in today's competitive industry.  www.ChrisDiazmusic.com 

 

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