Karen Michaels-chicksinger

Why book Karen Michaels-chicksinger?

Karen Michaels, singer/pianist Think Bonnie Tyler meets the love child of Karen Carpenter and Elton John! Hiring me is like an energetic breath of fresh air. Book me for your corporate event, cabaret club, wedding and more! An Elegant Event with Karen at the piano with professional tracks (I sound like a 3 piece band!)-looking to fill your atmosphere with soft music and light vocals? My repertoire includes jazz standards, broadway and adult contemporary. The perfect touch for your party, reception or afternoon brunch. The Special K Project-My fabulous band! We cover pop, soft rock, jazz standards blues and adult contemporary. My band is 3-5 instruments plus vocals.

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Reviews

Review by Michelle J.

Karen Michaels is a talent powerhouse. Her shows are terrific. I particularly enjoyed hearing her sing standards and Broadway tunes recently, but she does it all. I have lived and worked in Las Vegas for over 15 years, and in that time, I have rarely seen a musician as versatile, motivated, easy to work with, and vibrant. Karen is a triple threat because she plays piano, sings, and acts. That makes her an outstanding "one-woman band" for all occasions, but I have also seen with her trios, big bands, and more. She has a gorgeous voice, a great range, a bubbly personality, a stellar repertoire, and a terrific sensibility about song choices and appropriate patter during her shows. Whether she is playing in the background or front and center, people always walk away thrilled to be entertained by Karen Michaels.

I remember when I first heard Karen, singing in a prestigious, high-end restaurant on the Las Vegas strip. Everyone around was saying "That voice belongs on Broadway!" It is so true. I am happy to see that her career has since grown by leaps and bounds. I had no doubt! Yet she remains humble and consistent, whether she is playing a restaurant or a theater or a stadium. She still connects with people. THAT is my favorite thing about Karen - her ability to connect with an audience. That is something you either have, or you don't. She's got it in spades Don't miss Karen Michaels. Go see her today!

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Reviewer: Michelle J.
Event: Concert Venue in Las Vegas, NV
Event Date: Dec 5, 2010

Review by Amanda B.

I had the absolute honor to hear Karen perform at a hotel & casino in Las Vegas, NV! She was absolutely incredible. I was blown away by her powerful vocals and the girl's energy knows no end! She was bubbly and had a wonderful personality. But beyond that, her voice is truly stunning and enjoyable to listen to! I would attend any event she was performing at. What an amazing talent!

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Reviewer: Amanda B.
Event: Private Party in Las Vegas, NV
Event Date: Dec 11, 2010

Review by Stewart D.

Needing someone to play piano and sing for an evening, my company hired Karen after talking with others that had worked with her. Her reputation proceeded herself. She did a fantastic job and lived up to what they all stated about her! Her piano and vocals skills were excellent and she performed a great mix of songs for our event. People from the audience asked us where we had found her because they were so impressed. Even when the event had to move to another room, she picked up her gear and started from where she left off for the remainder of the event. I would strongly encourage anyone that needs entertainment for their party, event, or professional gig to consider Karen. She was on time, dressed professionally, played and performed up to date music as well as standards, and all around was easy to work with and made the clients happy. I would hire her again! She is a strong talent with a GREAT voice.

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Reviewer: Stewart D.
Organization: Company B Productions
Event: Club/Nightclub in Newport Beach, CA
Event Date: Nov 25, 2010
Hired As: Singing Pianist, Jazz Singer

Review by Saif E.

I was lucky enough to hire Karen Michaels for a corporate show for one of my big medical clients in San Diego. With very little prep or rehearsal (due to some technical problems the site was having), Karen came in and won the client over with her incredible voice and audience interaction. The client was so pleased they asked for her in 2010 but she was already booked. She came in with a great attitude, was considerate to everyone and her voice and ranger were impressive. I look forward to the chance to work with her again!

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Reviewer: Saif E.
Organization: Safe & Sound Productions
Event: Corporate Event in San Diego, CA
Event Date: Jul 25, 2009
Hired As: Singing Group

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $250 and up
  • Languages: English

Overview

Afternoon Brunch to Weddings, Cabaret to Corporate Events! An Elegant Event with Karen at the piano-looking to fill your atmosphere with soft music and light vocals? My repertoire includes standards, broadway and pop. The perfect touch for your party, reception or afternoon brunch. 1-3 hours available “Walkin’ Thru Life in My Jimmy Choos”- a New York-style cabaret show featuring songs that have touched my life. And, I hope touches yours....with pianist plus me and/or 3-5 piece band - 1 hour. Michaels and Michaels-yes, its true! My husband sings too and when he does, it stops the room! Our repertoire includes classical, broadway and standards of today and yesterday. Pianist plus Dennis and Karen. 1-3 hours available. Dangerous Curves - Las Vegas’ most versatile trio! What happens when you combine 3 talented, fabulous women? Dangerous Curves, of course! Whether you are looking for an energetic stage show to kick-start or close your event with a bang, or you want an evening of elegant, classic music tailor-made to tastefully compliment and highlight your party’s personality, the girls of Dangerous Curves will deliver! From cocktails to corporate, dinner music to dance party, weddings to wine tastings, the girls will make sure we fully understand your needs and then execute exactly the type of event you have been envisioning. Up to a 90 minute show, 45-60 min. shows and 1-3 hours sets. I would love to help make your event even more fabulous with my entertain

Additional Booking Notes

Basic professional sound system available

Karen Michaels-chicksinger

I am a girl, a chicksinger, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am a mom and a blogger, a myspacer, a facebooker and a tweeter. I am always some of these and sometimes all of these. I adore shoes and purses, Apple computers and my iPhone, Mac make up, positive thinking and searching for new songs to sing. My husband and my son are shining examples of what I have done well in my life and the love that exists in this Universe. My music is what I must do in order to feel whole and complete. YOU are why I do it!!!

The team providing the talent:

The Special K Project

My fabulous band! 2-5 pieces available

Set List

Karen Michaels Song List Sample
Ain’t No Sunshine - Kris Allen
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Big Yellow Taxi - Amy Grant
Black Horse and The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Blues In The Night - Various
Blue Skies - Various
Brave - Idina Menzel
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
California Dreamin’ - Dana Owens
Can’t Help Falling In Love-Elvis
Chain of Fools - The Commitments
Cheek to Cheek - Various
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Come Rain or Come Shine - Various
Come Some Rainy Day - Wynona
Desperado - The Eagles
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
Don’t Put Your Hands On Me - Koko Taylor
Endless Love - Various
Faithless Love - Linda Ronstadt
Fever - Various
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Flip - Flop and Fly
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Hero - Mariah Carey
Honeysuckle Rose - Eva Cassidy
Hotel California - The Eagles
How Long Has This Been Going On - Various
I’m Through With Love - Various
It Had To Be You - Various
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Mercy - Duffy
Mean To Me - Various
Moon River - Various
More Than You Know - Various
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
My Funny Valentine - Various
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Open Arms
Sacrifice - Elton John
Signed Sealed Delivered - Chaka Khan
Skylark - Nancy La Mott
Smooth Operator - Sade
Someone To Watch Over Me - Linda Ronstadt
Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word - Elton John
Stormy Monday - Various
Stormy Weather - Various
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Diana Krall
Summertime - Various
The Man I Love - Various
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
The One - Elton John
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Trouble Is A Woman - Melinda Doolittle
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Unexpressed - Gavin Kreel
Up to The Mountain - Patti Griffin
Various - Carole King
Various - Broadway
Yesterday - Eva Cassidy
You Can Have My Husband - Koko Taylor
You Can’t Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
You’re Still The One - Shania Twain
In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening - Karen Michaels,-Kids Album

Influences & Inspiration

Ann Hampton Calloway, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Lina Koutrakos, Veronica Martel, Idina Menzel, Nancy La Mott, Eva Cassidy, Linda Eder, Lea Michelle, Shoshana Bean, Better Midler, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Rait, Karen Carpenter, Karrin Allyson

Setup Requirements

I have a sound system that can accommodate up to 250 people and a 3 piece band.

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