Guitar-Vocal Jazz duo. Perfect for cocktail hour, ceremony music, holiday parties, and corporate events.
Mike and Emily showed up right on time, got themselves set up, and launched into a beautifully performed set. Their sound was perfect for our outdoor corporate event and would also be well-suited for a wedding, lounge, or music festival.
The Cantafios are amazing in every sense of the word! We booked them for an event and then other people paid to have them stay! They know how to read a room, and adapt to any situation.. you can’t afford not to hire this group for your next event!
The Cantafios immediately pull you in to a jazz-club feeling! The couple's professional yet friendly performance is one you don't want to miss.
Response from The Cantafios:
Thank you! We always look forward to the intimate vibe that a show at the Art Center of Burlington provides. What a cool place!
The Cantafios played for cocktail hour at my wedding and I wouldn't have had it any other way. They are truly talented and I received more compliments on them than any other vendor (and I had primo vendors). I was still hearing about how awesome they were months later. Emily's voice is amazing and Mike is extremely talented at guitar. They are a knockout duo.
Price Range: $300-1500
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
We don't take up much space. Picture two stools, an amp, a microphone stand, and a monitor. We're most comfortable on a small stage or in the corner of the room. Intimate, cozy, and wonderful for background music that your guests will be curious about.
Emily and Mike met while studying in the jazz program at Columbia College Chicago. They have had the pleasure of playing in and around Chicago for the past six years at weddings, corporate events, street festivals, and music venues.
In March of 2016 the couple decided to leave the city and pursue their dream of settling down to start a family in Iowa. Surprisingly, Iowa has welcomed the duo with open arms and they have been able to continue doing what the love; performing.
Additional Booking Notes
It's always nice to hook into a PA if you have it, but we're pretty self-contained.
Past Booked Events
|August 24, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Festival|
|April 13, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 13, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Festival|
|June 11, 2016 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||The Cantafios Play Farmers Market|
|June 04, 2016 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Graduation Party|
|May 20, 2016 • 6:45pm - 8:45pm||The Cantafios Play Revs|
|May 13, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||The Canafios @ Art Center of Burlington|
|May 06, 2016 • 6:45pm - 8:45pm||The Cantafios Play Revs|
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