Dre is a pop and r&b singer-pianist based in Austin, Texas. She crafts chill, groovy versions of modern and retro favorites like Madonna, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and more. Dre's heartfelt set features keyboard, vocals and electronic drum loops. Her repertoire is focused on romantic, feel-good tunes to create a relaxing vibe at cocktail hours, house parties, intimate weddings, and corporate events. To date, Dre has played at several hundred events and weddings and also partners with talented local musicians for clients looking to scale up to a duo or trio acoustic band. Reach out today for your custom quote!
Price Range: Contact for custom quote
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Website: Visit website
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 originally from upstate NY and have lived in Austin TX for the past 7 years. 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 cover band 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 duo or trio acoustic band. My acoustic music is well-suited for cocktail hours, house parties, intimate weddings, and private events.
Additional Booking Notes
My set-up footprint is very small to accommodate even the smallest of spaces. I provide my own:
-Vocal equipment mic & mic stand
-Electronic drum loop pedal
-Compact tower-style JBL Eon One Sound System
* Please note I require access to 2 standard outlets. I kindly request at least 7 days notice if I will be staged more than 25 feet from the outlets so that I can bring additional extension cords.
LARGER EVENTS: My JBL 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. Larger events typically mean scaling up to larger sound equipment and/or hiring a sound engineer. I'm happy to accomodate, please include this in your initial request so I can quote accordingly!
OUTDOOR EVENTS: In case of rain, please be aware that tents, umbrellas, and gazebos, should be completely covered for the safety of personnel and musical instruments. I 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 I'm setup, I cannot move and setup in a different location. I reserve the right to stop playing at any time if I determine my equipment, safety, livelihoods or instruments are at reasonable risk.
TIMELINE: Please note that I cannot guarantee that your event will run perfectly to schedule, but I will always do everything I can to keep the evening on schedule.
My acoustic set is designed around romantic and feel-good pop and r&b repertoire like Madonna, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and more. I carefully select my material to be family-friendly, avoiding offensive lyrics and content. Check out my songlist below or you can visit this link -> http://smarturl.it/dreacoustic
All My Life - KC & Jojo
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is - Irma Thomas
At last - Etta James
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Borderline - Madonna
Breathin - Ariana Grande
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
Halo - Beyonce
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Here Comes the Bride (Piano Instrumental)
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Beatles
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Ordinary Love - Sade
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
PYT - Michael Jackson
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
That’s the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Toxic – Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Umbrella - Rihanna
Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You've Got a Friend - Carole King
...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. As your event date approaches we will also discuss your curated Spotify playlist to play during breaks to make sure your guests hear your favorite artists and songs throughout the event.
Influences & Inspiration
Madonna, Ariana Grande, Jason Mraz, 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.