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What’s On: Holiday Weekend Edition

Everyone loves the weekend. Especially a long weekend! After a long, busy week, who doesn’t want to get out and have a good time? Work hard, play hard, right?!

We’ve booked some great gigs for this weekend! Whether you’re looking for live music here in the Detroit area or further afield, chances are there’s fantastic entertainment happening right where you are! Here’s a list of some of the best music this Friday and Saturday has to offer…

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Beat the weekend temps and join L’USA as they heat up the Chromatics Lounge at MotorCity Casino this Saturday, May 26, from 7:00pm!

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Head over to your neighborhood Hamlin Pub to check out these great bands…

ClarkstonHamlin Pub Live Entertainment from Lorio Ross

Friday: DAVE HAMILTON DUO

Saturday: CAUSE UNKNOWN

Lake Orion:

Friday: CAUSE UNKNOWN

Shelby

Friday: ACOUSTIC REWING

Saturday: MARK CHICHKAN

Van Dyke

Friday: BOWEN & VAN DOORN BAND

Saturday: DAVE HAMILTON DUO

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Habitat Ultra Lounge Weber's InnThere’s always something fun happening in Ann Arbor. As restaurant week comes to a close, grab your friends and head to Weber’s Inn for this weekend’s awesome live entertainment…

Friday & Saturday

Soulstice

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Ocean Prime Troy Live EntertainmentPlanning a special occasion or just looking for something a little swanky? Ocean Prime is your go-to place for the most talented musicians around. Check out the following locations for a variety of live music…

Atlanta

Friday & Saturday: GEORGE MARTIN

Denver

Friday & Saturday: MARK DIAMOND & JON STERLING

Tampa

Friday  & Saturday: ALLON SAMS

Dallas

Friday: JENNIFER PERRYMAN

Saturday: DANIEL ROCHA

Orlando

Friday: JAMES BROCATO

Saturday: KRIS BROCATO

Troy

Friday & Saturday: HERBIE RUSS

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Wishing everyone a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend!

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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What’s on this Weekend: Live Music

Everyone loves the weekend. After a long, busy week, who doesn’t want to get out and have a good time? Work hard, play hard, right?!

We’ve booked some great gigs for this weekend! Whether you’re looking for live music here in the Detroit area or further afield, chances are there’s fantastic entertainment happening right where you are! Here’s a list of some of the best music this Friday and Saturday has to offer…

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Head over to your neighborhood Hamlin Pub to check out these great bands…

ClarkstonHamlin Pub Live Entertainment from Lorio Ross

Friday: SPACE CATS

Saturday: ACOUSTIC REWIND

Lake Orion:

Friday: RON & ERIC

Rochester

Friday: DR. SMITH

Shelby

Friday: ZOO HIPPIES

Saturday: DIVERSITY

Van Dyke

Friday: PUNCH

Saturday: AUDIO MIND

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Habitat Ultra Lounge Weber's InnThere’s always something fun happening in Ann Arbor. As restaurant week comes to a close, grab your friends and head to Weber’s Inn for this weekend’s awesome live entertainment…

Friday & Saturday

Chateau 

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Ocean Prime Troy Live EntertainmentPlanning a special occasion or just looking for something a little swanky? Ocean Prime is your go-to place for the most talented musicians around. Check out the following locations for a variety of live music…

Atlanta

Friday & Saturday: GEORGE MARTIN

Denver

Friday: ERIC BLUMENFELD

Saturday: CHRIS RATHBUN

Tampa

Friday  & Saturday: ALLON SAMS

Dallas

Friday: SOAP BOX

Saturday: DANIEL ROCHA

Orlando

Friday: KRIS BROCATO

Saturday: KRIS BROCATO

Troy

Friday: SCOTTIE ALEXANDER

Saturday: HERBIE RUSS

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Dueling Pianos InternationalAND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR AMAZING DUELING PIANO SHOWS!  HEAD OVER TO 526 MAIN IN DOWNTOWN ROYAL OAK FOR GREAT MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT.

 

 

 

Wishing everyone a fun-filled weekend!

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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National Acts: The Association in Grand Rapids

The Association. A band known best for hits such as Windy and Cherish. These guys were 60’s pop sensations and they still put on a great show today!

On Saturday they did just that. Senior Event Coordinator, Sandee Singer, booked The Association for a private function at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids and they were a hit. Each year the Roskam Baking Company throws a corporate party and we’re always honored to provide the entertainment. Previous National Acts have included Joe Piscapo and Lovin’ Spoonful. This year Bob Jensen was also there to provide Lighting and Sound.

Joe Piscapo even made a special appearance!

The Association with Joe Piscapo          The Association

For flashback’s sake, check out some retro The Association!

What’s your favorite The Association hit? Need to book a national act? Give us a call 248.398.9711

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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Music Monday: Advice for Musicians

There is so much music chatter surrounding the Grammy Awards! What was your favorite performance? What do you think about Bon Iver’s decision not to perform? Remembering Whitney, ‘Sunday Kind of Love’ and Adele, Adele, Adele! 

Meanwhile, over here at Lorio Ross Entertainment, we’re talking about what makes a successful musician. There are the obvious characteristics, like talent and versatility and, in many instances, who you know. But for a company who books bands for all types of events and a variety of venues, there are other aspects to consider. So, we asked Jerry Ross, co-founder of Lorio Ross Entertainment and leader of the very successful The Jerry Ross Band, for his best advice. You may be surprised by what he offers!

How to become a successful musician

1. Keep your playlist fresh. What is the biggest and most impactful weakness of a band’s musicians? It’s not keeping up with the times. In other words musicians turn 39 or 40, they’ve been in the business for 20 years, they know a lot about the business, yes, but they feel like they’ve got their list of tunes and they’re set. They continue to play the same songs they’ve played since their career began. Maybe they have a dislike for newer music, but it’s a big mistake. It might work for a while, but sooner or later it’s gonna catch up to them. We’ve had several people audition – great musicians, fabulous singers, but everything they play is 30 years old. Sometimes new music is a huge leap to take, but once they get in to it, the more they do it, the more comfortable they will feel with it. It might be a little foreign at first but it will totally pay off!

2. Be a mature musician. So often I’ve been at events where the band will play tune after tune to an empty dance floor. These musicians are playing for themselves, not for the crowd. There are 2 types of musicians: immature musicians and mature musicians. It’s like this: when you’re a kid, you love to get gifts but when you’re an adult, you get pleasure from giving the gifts. Immature musicians just play music that they like while mature musicians consider their audience. It takes a while for musicians to get to a place where they get their kicks when they really please the people on the dance floor or in the audience. That’s a mature musician.

Thanks for the advice, Jerry!

What’s the best advice you’ve received throughout your musical career?

Lisa @ Lorio Ross

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Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance: Song Ideas and Advice

It’s Wedding Wednesday! Earlier in the week we brought you ideas and advice regarding choosing a song for your First Dance.  In continuing with the music theme, today we’re sharing our most requested Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dance songs as well as some advice to consider when making your choice!

While the Father/Daughter dance is often the tradition, some couples opt to also include a Mother/Son dance. One of our fantastic agents, Sandee Singer, has a few tips!

If you are going to do both, I suggest either 1) choosing a song that can work for both, first inviting the bride and her father and then, about half-way through, inviting the groom and his mother to join or 2) choose two shorter songs… the least special songs, the better! You don’t want your guests standing around waiting to get on the dance floor!

Another option to keep the special dances to a minimum would be this. Have the bridal dance start with, of course, the bride & groom and then in the middle of the song, invite the parents and bridal party to join in. This not only allows this section of the reception to move quicker but also saves the need to have a ‘bridal party’ dance song. Another benefit is that it may calm any ‘all-eyes-on-them’ anxiety the bride & groom have about the First Dance.

One last tip… if you introduce the bridal party at the beginning of the reception, there is no need to do it again during the bridal party dance. If you choose to invite the bridal party to join in, skip the intros.

With that advice in mind, check out a few examples of great Father/Daughter & Mother/Son song options…

 

The Way You Look Tonight sung by our very own, L’Usa

Unforgettable live, from Rumplestiltskin

 

You really can’t go wrong with either of these Stevie Wonder classics…

 

If you’re looking for something a little different, watch this space for some unique alternatives!

 

Like the advice? Drop us a line for more information! info@lorioross.com // 248.398.9711

 

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

 

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First Dance Songs: Indie Alternatives

Yesterday we shared some of our most requested First Dance Songs. They all fit the bill, that’s why they’re popular! But if you’re looking for something a little bit different, off the beaten path, then let us suggest some First Dance Song alternatives.

The music industry is vast, and flooded with great content from established artists as well as budding bands. David Gray is a good, go-to artist with plenty of love songs in his repertoire that aren’t over-played. Or you can look to emerging artists, such as First Aid Kit, for folksy inspiration.  She & Him are a band with a great retro vibe and lovely lyrics.

Check out this compilation of video and audio of ideas and suggestions!

What is the most unusual First Dance Song you’ve heard?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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What’s on this Weekend: Live Music and Entertainment

Everyone loves the weekend. After a long, busy week, who doesn’t want to get out and have a good time? Work hard, play hard, right?!

We’ve booked some great gigs for this weekend! Whether you’re looking for live music here in the Detroit area or further afield, chances are there’s fantastic entertainment happening right where you are! Here’s a list of some of the best music this Friday and Saturday has to offer…

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Head over to your neighborhood Hamlin Pub to check out these great bands…

ClarkstonHamlin Pub Live Entertainment from Lorio Ross

Friday: MASQUERADE

Saturday: BOWEN & VAN DOORN DUO

Lake Orion:

Friday: PHIL CHARRETTE DUO

Saturday: LIVE DJ

Rochester

Friday: DAVE HAMILTON BAND 

Shelby

Friday: ACOUSTIC REWING

Saturday: DAVE HAMILTON BAND

Van Dyke

Friday: BOWEN – VAN DOORN BAND

Saturday: THE REEFERMEN

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Habitat Ultra Lounge Weber's InnThere’s always something fun happening in Ann Arbor. As restaurant week comes to a close, grab your friends and head to Weber’s Inn for this weekend’s awesome live entertainment…

Friday & Saturday

Chateau 

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Ocean Prime Troy Live EntertainmentPlanning a special occasion or just looking for something a little swanky? Ocean Prime is your go-to place for the most talented musicians around. Check out the following locations for a variety of live music…

Atlanta

Friday & Saturday: GEORGE MARTIN

Denver

Friday & Saturday: ERIC BLUMENFELD

Tampa

Friday  & Saturday: ALLON SAMS

Dallas

Friday: SOAP BOX

Saturday: DANIEL ROCHA

Orlando

Friday: KRIS BROCATO

Saturday: JAMES BROCATO

Troy

Friday & Saturday: HERBIE RUSS

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Wishing everyone a fun-filled weekend!

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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