Whether it's GEORGE DEMOTT performing as a solo entertainer or as part of his vocal PopOpera trio POPERAZZI, you won't be disappointed. This classically trained performer is much more than a singer, he's a seasoned Entertainer! From Opera to Broadway, Pop to Las Vegas Swing George offers something for everyone. His specialty is all things Italian including music from Italy or popularized by Italian American singers from Sinatra to Pavarotti. You can't help but enjoy his talent, ease with an audience, sense of humor and wide-variety of musical styles. He's sure to please.
George sings regularly at my community and my residents LOVE him!! He has the voice of an angel and is an amazing performer!!! Highly recommend him!
POPERAzzi was a great hit in Pueblo! They were the second highest gross ticket sales concert for this season. Their performance was high energy, inspiring, and for the holidays, a great mix of holiday music to please one and all. We have had the pleasure of featuring them with our symphony, the Pueblo Symphony, for four wonderful concerts. Can't wait to work with them again!
Our non-profit organization hired George as the headliner for our "Under the Italian Stars" benefit concert, and he delivered! From the first call through evening's the performance, our experience was first class. George was engaged, responsive, and wonderful to work with. He took the time to understand our needs and helped us craft the perfect night of music. The entertainment was a 10 out of 10. George engaged the audience with his charm and storytelling and dazzled them with his unbelievable vocals. We couldn't have asked for a better night. Our attendees left the event with nothing but smiles and thumbs up. Don't miss an opportunity to let George and his talents make your event even more memorable.
George has headlined several concerts for our Gateway Arts Foundation in Las Vegas.
Each event was absolutely top notch and always appreciated by our audiences with standing ovations and requests for future performances. Las Vegas'loss when George moved is now Charlotte's gain...you are very fortunate!
We had the group at our annual event and they brought the house down!
I work at a retirement community in Charlotte, and a resident recommended I contact George DeMott about performing here. We have several local entertainers come throughout the month, but George really stands out. His talent and showmanship always draw a crowd, I am consistently told that he is the best entertainer we have! As a person and performer he is a true professional. I would recommend George DeMott for any occasion or age group!
The Young Patronesses of the Opera had the pleasure of hiring Poperazzi for it's 59th annual Gala as the headlining entertainment and we were thrilled with their performance and their professionalism. We would absolutely hire them again and anyone who has the pleasure of attending one of their performances will be captivated with their brilliant voices and charming personalities from beginning to end.
I didn't know when I hired George to be the soloist for our church Sunday services in downtown Charlotte NC, that he was such an accomplished Singer.
George DeMott is a true entertainer and professional vocalist who has performed with many bands and orchestras from coast to coast and on Cruise ships. He is at home in front of a crowded room or an intimate gathering and adept at moving and inspiring an audience. His warm rich vocals and emcee styling’s exudes class and professionalism, whether in a theater or cathedral atmosphere. Having had an extensive musical background as a recording artist, vocal coach, author and songwriter, I speak from experience.
There aren't many performers who can truly knock every style of music out of the ballpark. George DeMott is that rare talent who can! George, along with his trio Poperazzi are extraordinary singers who know how to take their listeners on an emotional journey through every song, style and genre. From classic and contemporary jazz, pop and musical theatre to the American Songbook classics, and operatic favorites, George and his trio can do it all at the highest level. They embody what true musicianship, dedication, commitment to excellence and story-telling through music is all about. And their voices....jaw-dropping! Every note and word shimmers with radiant expression and exquisite beauty. I have attended numerous concerts by both George as a solo artist and with his trio and have been blown away every time. George most recently performed a beautiful holiday concert for my school featuring favorite Christmas and Chanukah selections accompanied by a full orchestra. Every person in the audience was on their feet shouting for more. Whether George performs with a rhythm section or full orchestra, he always leaves his audience feeling uplifted. He is truly a gifted performer. Run, don't walk to hear George DeMott and Poperazzi perform! You will be thoroughly entertained and inspired!
Price Range: $150 - $1,500
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I offer several different performance options. I have backing/accompaniment options for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, bands from 3-9 piece, just piano, or orchestral backing tracks.
Much of the music I perform is Italian in language or theme or popularized by Italian / Italian American singers. I do however also have plenty of music that is not Italian. I enjoy blending many styles of music from classical to the golden age of Broadway; Las Vegas swing and crooners to pop. I consider myself and ENTERTAINER. I enjoy taking an audience on a journey through, song, charm, stories, laughs, and heartfelt emotion.
I can perform solo shows from 20-90 minutes (with or without intermission. Can be broken up into smaller sets.
Also, for parties or corporate events I can do meet-and-greets or stroll / sing in costume/character as Luciano Pavarotti or a Venetian Gondolier named Gio D'Amore.
A mix of classic masculinity and charm, George DeMott captures the essence of the great singers of days gone by with his unique contemporary style. Singing opera to pop and everything in between, his performances have captured the hearts of listeners around the world. Classically trained, he holds degrees from UC Santa Barbara and the prestigious Eastman School of Music. In the opera world, he has performed several classic Tenor roles with Orlando, Glimmerglass, Virginia, Illinois, Peoria, and others. Additionally, George has also been the winner of several awards and competitions that include the 1993 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition’s regional finals in Los Angeles and he was also a recipient of the National Italian-American Foundation’s Luciano Pavarotti Scholarship.
Although he enjoys singing many styles of music, his heart and voice shine in the new Pop-Opera genre best reflected in his work with the dynamic vocal trio, POPERAZZI. This energetic and versatile trio has performed with some of the top orchestras in North America including Atlanta, Detroit, Edmonton, Naples, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Corpus Christi, Pasadena and Philadelphia and more. Although being born and raised in Rochester, NY, George currently lives in Charlotte, NC but he still puts his talents to work performing all across the country.
George has also been a featured guest entertainer aboard several cruise ships, namely Crystal Cruises, bringing his love of Pop-Opera to audiences all over the world. His shows have been well received and praised by celebrities such as Patrick Swayze, Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, and even Mario Lanza’s daughter Ellisa Lanza-Bregman who said, “…George is very talented. His grace and ease with the audience reminded me of my father Mario Lanza. He too was from a very large Italian family and, like George, was very proud of his Italian American heritage…”
Additional Booking Notes
DEPENDING ON THE GIG I may have sound equipment. For smaller-scale gigs that are only requiring orchestral backing tracks and/or piano, I do have a Fender PA system that can accommodate my needs. I have a cordless microphone as well.
For larger scale shows or shows on stage, I would need venue to provide sound (cordless mic, two sound monitors, and possibly D/I for my computer if I am to run backing tracks). Also sound tech. This can all be discussed as per client's desires.
I do not provide any lighting or stages for any performances.
If a band / orchestra is desired then client must provide all sound and lighting equipment, stage, chairs and music stands, if necessary.
If meet-and-greet or stroll and sing is desired, I would just sing acapella with no mic. I do have cordless mic that could be used in this situation as well. Client would also need to provide photographer if that is desired.
Depending on what the gig calls for, I can craft a show with anything from classical/operatic to Broadway to pop to Las Vegas swing. I come from a musical performance background that focused on a wide variety of musical styles.
If you let me know what you are looking for I can put a sample list together.
Influences & Inspiration
Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima, Il Divo, Josh Groban, etc.
I can provide my own wireless microphone and PA system, if necessary, for small and medium size venue gigs. Otherwise, I would need 1-2 sound monitors, possibly a D/I box, and a small table.
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