Erin Krebs is a professional vocalist, songwriter, and flutist. Most recently, she has been recognized by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) as a 2016 nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year. She is not only a great musician, but she is easy to communicate with and will work with you to make your event special. Erin can sing with one accompanist, a 5-6 piece band, or even a Jazz big band- depending on your needs. While Erin is known as a Jazz/Blues vocalist, she can take requests from other genres and is also an accomplished flutist available for wedding ceremonies. *NEW in 2016- Erin can write a custom song for your wedding or event! Contact Erin today for details.
Erin is an absolute must hire! She, along with other artists that she arranged, provided music for our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was outside in a garden and Erin's music was the perfect compliment. She helped us choose the right music and offered great suggestions. Our reception was outside under a tent. Erin and her band played a variety of amazing music and had the dance floor packed all night. Our friends and family raved about how fun the music was and repeatedly asked where we found such a brilliant band. Thank you so much for a really wonderful wedding day!!!
Response from Erin Krebs:
We had so much fun! It was great getting to know you and make music for you and your guests! Thank you so much for the review!
We hired Erin for our wedding ceremony this past weekend and she did a wonderful job! Very easy to work with and made the songs flow so beautifully. We had a lot of people afterwards asking about her, they were very impressed. I would absolutely recommend her!
Response from Erin Krebs:
Hi Megan, congrats on your wedding and thank you so much for the review! I had a great time preparing for and singing during your wedding. It was a wonderful ceremony! Thank you for having us.
I have been 'stalking' Erin for years. I have always been enchanted when I have had the pleasure to experience the gifts that Erin so completely shares with her audience. So, when I was planning my wedding, it was a must that she and Jeff be a part of it. They gave us exactly what we asked. "Do what you do" is what I said. I gave her no direction. I didn't need to. She is brilliant and our guest are still speaking about the 'people who played' at the wedding.
In my opinion Erin will fast become a legend in the local jazz scene. Her mesmeric presence is undeniable in person, her approach to vocalizing strikes me as comparatively formal with a lushness that is hard to describe. Erin also adds a touch of humor which helps her to connect with her audience. She makes phrasing decisions on the fly as any great improviser might. Erin reminds me so much of Sarah Vaughan that if I close my eyes I confuse the two. If you get a chance to see her and don't you're making a mistake in my humble opinion.
Erin did an amazing job performing for our cocktail hour at our wedding reception. She was the highlight of entertainment and the guests loved her, she really set the mood for the night!
I love listening to Erin. She has this AMAZING voice that moves you and keeps you wanting more! You can never have enough of her. It's powerful mixed with gracefulness. She is so talented, I would recommend her for any event.
Erin is an exceptional performer! Her vocals are sensual, moving, and unforgettable. I must have heard her over a hundred times, and she just gets better and better. If you're looking for a professional, tasteful, and glamorous jazz & blues singer, Erin is your girl. A definite steal for the most happening parties and musical events, you won't be sorry.
I have seen Erin many times. She is an amazing entertainer and puts her heart and soul into each song. The girl CAN sing and you will leave with a very happy feeling.Whatever style of music she sings, she brings you there and time stops. By yourself or with a group , you will always have a wonderful time.
I have been a fan of Erin's for years. I've heard her sing many times in a variety of settings; performing as part of a duo or with a larger group of musicians. Not only are her vocals technically flawless, she brings each song to life with her vocal interpretations, taking the audience from happiness to sweet melancholy and everything in between. People leave feeling as if they know her personally thanks to her heartfelt performances. I would highly recommend Erin Krebs.
The music was absolutley perfect. Jeff and Erin sang through dinner and then added a trio for the dance portion. We had so many wonderful compliments on their music. the mix was great for slow dancing and some fast tunes. Everyone loved them and of course the bride and groom enjoyed every minute. They were also so easys to work with and met all of our requests with a smile and immediate attention. would recommend them to anyone!
Price Range: $150-$3500
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
See reviews for some actual audience perspective...From a service perspective you are dealing with a punctual, organized, and talented professional that will do her best to communicate with you about the needs for your event. From a musical perspective, you will hear a wide variety of styles- jazz, blues, R&B, and popular music- all performed in a unique and heartfelt way. You will hear and see how Erin takes a song and makes it her own and truly lets you into her heart while she's singing. If you like music, you will not be disappointed!
Erin Krebs is a dynamic performer well on her way to becoming one of Wisconsin's premier and most treasured vocalists. Ranging from sultry jazz stylings to bebop scat to belting out the Blues, her performances exude confidence and a passion for life that audiences instantly recognize as genuine and heartfelt. Recently, Erin has been recognized by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) as a nominee for 2016 Female Vocalist of the Year.
Erin grew up in Southern Wisconsin, where she showed a love of music at an early age- singing on table tops at age 3. A few years later, she started playing flute and other woodwinds. Erin attended UW-Oshkosh, where received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 2003. She taught music in private schools from 2004-2014, and is currently focusing on her career as a vocalist. Erin also maintains a private studio at Sounds Alive in Neenah, WI where she teaches woodwind, piano and voice lessons.
Erin often works in a duo with her partner, guitarist Jeff Johnston. With 30 plus years of performing, he has developed a well-traveled musical fluency that compliments Erin's extensive repertoire and songwriting style. Together, Erin and Jeff are able to provide a dynamic and versatile musical experience. While she primarily works with Jeff, Erin has a Jazz group, and sings in Jeff's blues band. She is often featured with the Water City Jazz Orchestra, as well as The Jazz Orgy. Erin's debut album, Love Always Wins, was released in June 2016.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring any necessary equipment for our own use, or can use what the venue provides if it is in good working condition.
Past Booked Events
|February 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Holiday Party|
|December 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event w/ Water City Jazz Orchestra|
|December 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||20's Jazz Speakeasy Party at Copperstill Bourbon Bar|
|December 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event in Green Bay, Wi|
|November 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Becket's Oshkosh (Jazz Quartet)|
|November 08, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||French Themed Wine Dinner|
|October 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Winemaker's Daughter- 20's Jazz Party|
|October 30, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gardina's Wine Bar (Jazz Duo)|
Contact Erin for her set lists.
Influences & Inspiration
Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Sarah Vaughan, Roberta Flack, Diana Krall, Alicia Keys, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke
Grounded power source within 25 feet
Erin and her musicians can bring all equipment for their own use.
If PA is provided, requirements depend on the size of the group. Contact Erin for specifics.
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