Unique entertainment for Corporate and Team Building Events and parties. Mysteries and Game Shows can be custom-written for you or choose from a plot list. Kits are available to have fun hosting it yourself also. Everyone takes part in the action from scripted Mystery scenes to racing to the buzzer in the Music Quiz!
Over 30 years experience on hundreds of events from Broadway to the Emmy Awards for crowds from 10 to 10,000. On the website there are more Testimonials and other entertainment ideas you can add on like DJ, Karaoke, Scavenger Hunts (also in kit form), Singing Guitarist, Theater Improv, Movie and Music Video making parties, and Interactive Games! Call or email for more details!
Eric hosted a Mystery Party for a pre-wedding get together for my sister, her fiancee, and friends. We had such a great time. We chose to do one of the pre-written mysteries, and Eric customized it to our setting. I was thrilled when the participants got into their characters, bringing with them props and costumes. Eric made this easy, by preparing the invites describing each character for each participant. The game was well organized, and Eric kept the mystery solving moving with questions, answers, and hints. He set the mood with props and music, transforming our rental house into the scene of the mystery.
I highly recommend Eric for a party. He is easy to work with, communicates effectively, has a very generous cancellation policy, and follows up. Thanks, Eric, for making our girls and guys weekend a success!
What a guy - we had 240 people for my sorority function and this guy nailed it. Not only did he entertain our guests with his wonderfully thought out script, but he continued the night allowing everyone to dance to all of their favorite songs. With that many college students excited to be at the event, he showed an immense amount of patience while trying to get the mystery started. Everyone loved it!
Eric - it was great working with you! Such a wonderful person and a great party idea!
We were looking for a fun, team building event for a corporate event and stumbled across Zowie Entertainment via online browsing. Eric was wonderful work with throughout the planning process. We had an enjoyable phone call to talk through the services he offered. We had to change our original booking date and he was very accommodating with our date change. We had roughly 75 people at our event and they really had a great time playing Triple Trivia. We had 10 teams who selected team names and themes and really got into the 'game show' mode. Eric was a great host providing humor along the way. The music and use of a screen for the questions were great! The only area of feedback I received from the group was it would have been nice to have more lights and 'props' for the staging area to make it have more of a WOW factor or Game show feel to it. A more intimate setting may have been better a we were in a very large auditorium for our event. Overall we were extremely pleased with the event and would for sure consider using Eric's services again in the future as he was very professional and easy to work with along the way.
Response from Zowie Entertainment:
Thank you Tracy! It was a lot of fun with a great group of people. I would have gladly provided much more lighting and pizzaz for the wow factor, but with the travel cost it just didn't fit within your budget. I would love to bring it next time! Thank you for all your help working through all the changes the group needed and everything else! You clearly had the most spirited team as well!
We had the best time doing a murder mystery for our work team holiday party! We all dressed in 20s themed attire and was able to eat, drink and solve a mystery all in one night! Thanks to Eric Everett and Zowie Entertainment for providing an excellent alternative to the "business as usual" work party!!
Singing kareoke makes me happy! Thank you for your professional services and for being able to cater to our style with ease. You were exactly what we were looking for-- a little dancing, a little kareoke, and a lot of fun. I would recommend you to anyone looking for an easy to work with, easy to get in touch with, professional d.j., with great people skills.
Just wanted to brag a little on Mr. Eric at Asheville Party. He handled a group of excited 8 year old girls great and kept them entertained the whole time. The girls had a wonderful time, so much in fact that, a couple of them want to "have a party just like it"!
Eric provided karaoke DJ services for our holiday employee party. He was easy to communicate with, friendly and affordable. The day of the event he was on time, professional and efficient. We had so much fun and I would recommend him for your next event.
We have used Eric for several of our mall events. This year we had an animal themed event and Eric's Animal Party Show was perfect. The kids really enjoyed singing and dancing to his music. Eric was a pleasure to work with. He always responded immediately to our questions and was always very professional. We will definitely use him again.
I would highly recommend Zowie Entertainment. I have used them for several events for many years. Eric has an eye for putting the right lighting up for your event. As an MC Eric is the best. Courteous, professional and fun. We will be using Zowie Entertainment at our next event.
We recently booked Eric for our corporate children's holiday gathering. Eric was a pleasure to work with. He always responded immediately and was always very professional. It was evident from the beginning that he had the confidence and experience to pull off our event. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the event, but I have received lots of positive feedback from everyone who attended. Fun for the kids, professional/reliable for working with the adults. I would definitely recommend Eric to a friend.
Eric is awesome! He was the DJ at our Holiday Party last week and got the party going! He is professional and fun! I highly recommend Eric for any occasion.
Eric you were Epic!! I've watched the video a hundred times and cannot stop laughing!
To the readers: I hired Eric to create a unique singing telegram for my daughter's 21st birthday and deliver it to her within a 15 minute "window of opportunity" at her college cafeteria. I gave Eric a short list of my daughter's interests, activities, and "embarrassing moments" for him to exploit - all in clean fun - and allowed him and his creativity to run with it. On the big day, Eric arrived at the caf ahead of time and fully prepared. In costume, carrying balloons and guitar, and unaffected by a cafeteria full of my daughter's peers, golf teammates, college staff, professors and even the President of the College ... Eric delivered flawlessly ... engaging friends and onlookers to clap and sing along. My daughter's red-faced expressions of shock and horror while desperately trying to maintain some semblance of composure during "her telegram" were proof positive of a well pulled off prank! She will NEVER forget that day!!
About Eric: He was always friendly and easy to communicate with during the planning stage.
He was easily accessible by phone, text, or email.
He always listened well to my wishes and responded quickly to all my questions.
When all was "sung and done" - I could not have asked for a better experience from start to finish!
Thank You, Triple E! ;)
Eric did a fantastic job as the DJ and sound system operator for our Girls on the Run 5k event in May 2014! He was professional, very friendly, easy to work with, and chose music perfectly suited to our event. We would definitely hire him again!
A good time was had by all. The dance floor has never been so crowded. Eric played something for everyone--ages ranging from 20-60+.
Eric and Zowie Entertainment are an absolute joy to work with!! Throwing a party for 200+ people wearing costumes (Halloween) can be challenging, not to mention stressful, hectic, and nightmarish; but Eric shows up beyond prepared and just makes everything flow! 5 gold starts isn't enough....more like he deserves 20! If you are looking for someone to provide you with the ability to actually sit down and enjoy your own party, look no further than Zowie Entertainment!!!
I hired Eric for a luau fundraising event at a local restaurant. He was incredibly friendly, professional and his musical talents were perfection! He was on time for every meeting and went out of his way to make things easy for me Eric had our crowd up on their feet dancing and singing--even hula hooping! He played the guitar and sang early in the evening, and switched to DJ later on. Thanks Eric, for making our event a huge success.
We hired Eric for our son's 4th birthday party. He was fabulous and the sword fight with 4 preschoolers was so entertaining! It made me tired just watching! Thanks for your quick responses in planning and execution as well! Best birthday party ever!
Eric was hired for a non-profit confernce and did an outstanding job entertaining and HOSTING the crowd. He was able to read the crowd and match the music with the people. His equipment is top knotch and he was very attentive to all details and presented with professionalism mixed with FUN! He came early and stayed late and was great to work with!
Thanks for everything Eric. You gave my buddy an amazing Birthday Party! We are sure to hire you again in the futre. Eric is very very talented!
Robby & Diana
We hired Zowie Entertainment for our wedding and it was a big success. Everything went smoothly, we didn't spend any time worrying about any of it! One big plus of Zowie Entertainment is that you can hire one company and that takes care of everything from lighting and decor to live music, videography and DJ/Karaoke dance party. We had them do it all. What is more is that Eric asked us about our rain plans for our outdoor wedding. Well, we didn't have any, lucky for us he had a whole plan B set up and of course it did rain!
Eric Everett is wonderful. He returned my calls and e-mail in a timely manner every time. He is easy to work with, sang all of the songs requested, did a wonderful job. All of the people at our wedding commented on what a beautiful voice he had and want a talented guitarist he is. He was willing to accompany family members who wanted to sing and he was so encouraging and supportive of all of our efforts. I would hire Eric again in a heart beat.
What to Expect
FUN! Enjoyment! Happiness! A wonderful tired feeling from dancing or laughing a whole bunch! Maybe even feeling smarter after having solved a Mystery or beat out other teams in the Triple $$$ Trivia Game Show! You will also be very satisfied that you hired a full-time professional who has the reputation of his work on the line with every event. I am here to help you with making every aspect of the entertainment and all-around experience at they event wonderfully memorable for your guests. Just give me a call to chat about the possibilities. It's all about fun!
Hi! I’m Eric Everett and Zowie Entertainment is my full-time business of fun! I have spent most of my life doing shows in the New York City area, but I now I travel throughout the world for events from my home near Asheville, NC.
In 1994, when I was teaching theater full time, I formed this company to create & distribute my music CDs. With the success of my kids’ CD & Video “Animal Party” in 2000, I turned my attention full time to bringing music & laughter to a wider audience. Fortified with 20 years teaching experience in grades K-12 and 30 working in Arts and Entertainment, I have ooodles of experience to draw upon. I’m told that being from Wisconsin gives me a basis for trustworthiness and integrity :) I guess that means I stand by my work and will always give you a good show!
From working in all areas on the entertainment and event industry and working in a wide range of environments, I can help you cover all the details from the age-appropriate content of the entertainment to the attention to technical detail (arrangement of tables, power sources, order of events, whats the effect of the open bar on the guests cognitive ability, etc). In ANY size event, there are LOTS of potential details, but you don’t have to worry about them, that’s why I’m here to help!
The success of the event rests greatly on the ability to communicate well between all involved in planning it. Being kind, considerate, flexible and fun is as crucial as being professional. I would look forward to talking with you so you can start making that judgment yourself. Don't forget to check out the testimonials here and on my website!
I know that all you really wanted to know was who Zowie is. I named the company after the family cat. I look forward to talking with you soon!
Additional Booking Notes
I can give you an exact quote for all travel and additional costs including hotel stay and car rental if required once we discuss the event details.
If traveling to your event by plane, I will make arrangements with the venue you are using to see what equipment they have that I may need, but not much is absolutely necessary except for a sound system for larger groups.
All events must take place indoors or under a covered area and have a dedicated (non-generator) source of power, like a wall outlet.
A playlist for guitar can be found at EricEverett.com, though it needs updating since I am constantly adding songs. I would be glad to send you an updated list. Let me know what you would like to hear and I can learn it!
Influences & Inspiration
SO many it is very difficult to say, but I would love to talk with you about it and hear about yours!
An area centrally located to all guests. If video projection is involved, guests must be able to see the screen. A space in front of this, similar to a small dance floor in size is needed for player activity.