Combining powerful vocals, passionate performances, and extremely friendly interactions, your experience with me will be like no other. If you need a truly talented R&B singer at your event, your search stops with me! I can put on a short 5 minute show or a full blown 45 minute set that will leave you and your guests impressed and glad you chose me!
Price Range: $50 - $200
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Expect a passionate, talent driven, and fun performance!! Being on stage is my happy place!! When I perform, I leave it all on stage! Singing is literally therapeutic for me so I call each performance I do my "mini therapy session" and invite my audience to go through that therapy session with me as I let out all my passion into the mic! Whether I am performing for 5 minutes or 45 minutes, I always perform at the best of my ability!
Not only that but, I am extremely friendly and very easy to get along with! As my client, you will feel very comfortable with me as if we have been friends for years! Your audience will feel the same when I interact with them! I always love sticking around before and after a performance to do meet and greets and talk with everyone!
As the world of R&B is transforming, there is still one R&B crooner who feels passion behind the music. Inspired and vicariously mentored by R&B greats, Elliott McKenzie strives to be a constant in the ever changing world of music.
Known for his innate abilities, this Los Angeles area-born and raised artist is seeking to change the face of modern R&B by fusing early 2000s style vocal arrangements with today’s production.
What makes Elliott different is the fact that he is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of the Iraq war who uses music as a form of therapy for PTSD. His music and on stage performances are a form of release and calming for his condition. When Elliott sings, he gives it all he has and the adrenaline release is very therapeutic for him. Through using music as therapy, Elliott has found a way to save his own life.
One thing Elliott is known for is his quick turnaround ability. He can instantly come up with a beautiful arrangement upon hearing production for the first time. Give him only a matter of minutes in the studio and he can turn a new piece of production into a beautifully arranged song.
On stage, Elliott is known for singing his heart out and making live music sound powerfully emotional. Audiences say that his live performances are just as good as his studio recordings, if not better. Elliott is truly at home on stage when he has a microphone in his hand and the opportunity to go through what he calls a "live therapy session".
On Instagram Elliott uses the hashtag #rnbvet to identify himself and his posts. Being a combat veteran turned R&B singer, #rnbvet fits perfect.
R&B singer + veteran = RNBVET
Stay tuned to see what is coming in Elliott's musical future!
Additional Booking Notes
I would need for you or the venue to already have a stage and sound system ready to go for a performance (stage, mic, speakers, interface system, lighting, etc...) I typically like performing with a wireless microphone so if you can get one, that would be GREAT! Feel free to call me or contact me to go over technical details!
Also...I will want to be able to show up to the venue early and perform a soundcheck with the equipment to ensure that the actual performance sounds as good as possible. Please allot time for this a few hours before the event starts.
I typically do a mix of cover songs and original songs I wrote....
1) Usher "Bedtime" (cover)
2) Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" (cover)
3) Blackstreet "No Diggity" (cover)
4) Paradise (original)
5) Gotta Know (original)
6) Come With Me (original)
7) Fly To Me (original)
8) Ride (original)
My set list is not limited to these songs. I have a large library to choose from. These are just the songs I typically perform the most.
Influences & Inspiration
Tank, Usher, Omarion, Marques Houston, Boyz II Men, Kevin Ross, Ryan Leslie
Microphone (wireless preferred)
Interface (something to play background music from such as a laptop, phone, CD, etc...)
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