**GIG SALAD "TOP PERFORMER" FALL 2019**
Hi I'm Dre I'm a Pop and R&B singer-pianist based in Austin, Texas. I craft chill, groovy versions of modern and retro favorites like Madonna, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, and more. My heartfelt set features keyboard, vocals and electronic drum loops. Focused on romantic, feel-good tunes to create a relaxing vibe at Cocktail hours, House parties, Intimate weddings & Corporate Events. I've played at several hundred events and and partner with talented local musicians to scale up to 2, 3 or 4-piece Acoustic Band. Reach out today for your custom quote!
Dre and her band created a great atmosphere for our company's grand opening. They were so easy to work with and even rolled with the punches when we ran into some potential weather issues. Dre is very personable and the music was great.
Dre and the band, Belle and the Beasts, were so much fun! They were punctual and easy to work with. We will definitely be recommending them for future events.
Response from Dre Mazzenga:
Thank you Dustin our band had an amazing time playing at your wedding! Congratulations to you both please keep in touch! Best, Dre
Hi Dre thank you for entertaining our employees at cocktail hour last week. We all loved your variety of pop songs and positive energy, you never stopped smiling!! What a great way to round out the evening having your music while we chatted with our company's new hires. Thank you sincerely keep in touch.
Response from Dre Mazzenga:
Thank you Isabel it was my pleasure! Great to meet you and the rest of the team. Appreciate you having me. :) Best, Dre
Dre played my wife Terri's 40th birthday party and it was so special! All the guests complimented the music choice, a beautiful backdrop while we celebrated in the backyard. We loved her renditions of pop songs old and new it was so much more fun than just putting on a jazz playlist! Dre was easy to work with, answered all my questions leading up to the event and even had me approve the spotify list she played during breaks so I could sneak in my wife's favorite songs. We'll look forward to having Dre back for our holiday party thank you! Highly recommend.
Response from Dre Mazzenga:
Hi, Andrew, thank you! I really enjoyed meeting you and your wife's friends. Thank you for having me and keep in touch!
Price Range: Contact for custom quote
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
My set is designed to be entertaining and also non-intrusive on guests' conversations. I perform acoustic versions of well known songs, both retro and modern. The use of my electronic drum loops adds texture to parts of the set without adding the excessive volume of a live drummer. Guests have described my set as "relaxing", "romantic", and "chill with a twist". Reach out today for your custom quote!
ABOUT ME: My name is Dre Mazzenga, I'm a full-time musician based in Austin Texas. I have a BFA in Music from Emerson College (Boston MA) and have been performing professionally most of my life as a theatre actor, recording artist, and private events singer. I've found my favorite style of making music is for people who are celebrating, surrounded by friends, family and colleagues. I truly enjoy creating the groovy, romantic backdrop to your celebration! I also partner with several talented local musicians for clients who want to scale up to a 2, 3 or 4-piece band. My music is well-suited for Cocktail Hours, Private Parties, Intimate Weddings, and Corporate Events.
Additional Booking Notes
1. DRE SOLO - Me and my Keyboard + Vocals + Drumloop pedal which adds a subtle percussive element. Great for chill and background music scenarios that your guests can still enjoy conversation over.
2. DRE DUO - W/ CELLO or GUITAR or JAZZ PIANIST - Add a touch of class to your event! Great for chill and background music scenarios like cocktail hour and dinner, designed to allow your guests enjoy conversation over the music.
3. 3-PIECE BAND – A great fit for clients that want the sound of a full band without the loudness of a drumkit. Spans from chill midtempo songs to uptempo towards the end of the set. Vocals + Keyboard + Guitar + Bass + Drumloop pedal.
4. 4-PIECE BAND – The most uptempo of all the formats and comprehensive songlist spanning multiple decades and genres. Vocals + Keyboard + Guitar + Bass + Drums.
5. HOLIDAY PARTIES - All your favorite Holiday music for Corporate or Personal parties! Available November & December. Holiday songlist at: (link hidden)
All bookings include the following:
All musical equipment (instruments, microphones, cables etc)
Curated Spotify playlists during band breaks
Wireless Microphone for guest toasts
HOW MUCH SPACE IS NEEDED For a Dre Solo set, just a 6' square area and access to 2 standard electrical outlets (within 25 feet) is all I need to provide beautiful music for your guests! If you scale up to one of my 2, 3 or 4-piece bands I can quote square feet required by request.
LARGER EVENTS: Our sound system is perfect for small to medium sized event. If you are planning an event with more than 150 person capacity, please specify in your initial request so I can include that in your quote.
ONE AND DONE SET-UP: For each booking we are contracted to set up in 1 location for the duration of your event. If you plan on having live music move to a 2nd location during your event this must be mutually agreed during booking and will be reflected in quote for the additional equipment, time and effort to accommodate your request.
OUTDOOR EVENTS Our first priority is the safety and security of your guests, personal property, band personnel and music equipment. In case of rain, please be aware that tents, umbrellas, and gazebos, should be completely covered for the safety of personnel and musical instruments. We cannot set up on sand, gravel, or grass (unless previously disclosed and agreed upon), and must have a completely dry, even surface to play on. If the weather becomes unfavorable once we’re setup, we cannot move and setup in a different location. We reserve the right to stop playing at any time if we determine equipment, safety, livelihoods or instruments are at reasonable risk. Please keep this in mind if we are playing an event the day after a rainfall and the ground is still wet, this may still be hazardous to our set up. We ask all outdoor clients have an indoor plan B ready to be put in effect if we arrive and determine the outdoor location is unsafe for any reason. All outdoor events on days above 90 degrees - we require tent covering and 1 industrial size fan to protect our personnel and delicate equipment. If you need us to provide our own tent for this purpose we can provide a quote as needed with advance notice.
TIMELINE: Please note that we cannot guarantee that your event will run perfectly to schedule, but will always do everything we can to keep the evening on schedule.
LOCAL TRAVEL – Our rates are defined as local based on 50 mile radius of Downtown Austin. Travel rates beyond 50 miles can be quoted by request.
OVERTIME RATES AND VENDOR MEALS WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING BOOKING
Past Booked Events
|September 19, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 24, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 06, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
My acoustic set is designed around romantic and feel-good pop and r&b repertoire like Madonna, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and more. I carefully select my material to be family-friendly, avoiding offensive lyrics and content. Special *Holiday Set* available November & December. Songlist below and more info at (link hidden)
All My Life - KC & Jojo
Angel of Mine - Monica
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is - Irma Thomas
At last - Etta James
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Best of my Love - Emotions
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Borderline - Madonna
Breathin - Ariana Grande
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
By My Side - Sade
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Crazy - CeeLo Green
Crazy - Seal
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Dream a Little Dream - Mamas & Papas
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Halo - Beyonce
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Here Comes the Bride (Piano Instrumental)
How Deep is Your Love - BeeGees
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Could Fall in Love - Selena
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
I'll Be - Edwin McCain
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith
Is That Alright - Lady Gaga (A Star is Born)
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Beatles
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
PYT - Michael Jackson
Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Space Cowboy - Kacey Musgraves
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Still The One - Shania Twain
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Four Tops
That’s the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Toxic – Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Umbrella - Rihanna
Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Found Love - Rihanna
What a Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
Without Me - Halsey
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You've Got a Friend - Carole King
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
IF SCALING UP TO 3 OR 4-PIECE BAND THESE ADDITIONAL SONGS:
Blame It On The Boogie - Michael Jackson Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Come Rain or Come Shine - Etta James Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Get Ready - Temptations
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Love on Top - Beyonce
Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Nowhere to Run - Martha Reeves
Party In the Usa - Miley Cyrus
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Second That Emotion - Temptations
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Body Down - Michael Jackson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
Wanna Dance w/ Somebody - Whitney Houston
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
...and more!I am happy to discuss special song requests. Keep in mind not every song is achievable within my stripped-down set-up, and not all songs may suit my own voice. All song requests should be mutually agreed upon at least 3 weeks prior to the event date.
Special *Holiday Set* Songlist at (link hidden)
Influences & Inspiration
Madonna, Ariana Grande, Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Norah Jones, Etta James and many more!
Access to 2 Outlets
Advance notice if I'll be set-up more than 25 feet from the outlets so that I may coordinate extension cords.
My set-up footprint is very small to accommodate even the smallest of spaces. I provide my own: Keyboard, Vocal equipment (Mic & Mic stand), Electronic Drum Loop Pedal, Compact Tower-style JBL Eon One Sound System, Cables
Please specify in your initial request whether you are planning a Large event (more than 150 people). This will affect my quote to accommodate the upgraded sound system and/or hiring sound engineer.
Please see "Notes/Technical Info" section for details about Outdoor events and how to plan for our band.