Members: Greg Cagle – Guitar and Vocals; Rick Nash – Flugelhorn
Sounds Like: Michael Bublé, Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, John Legend
Label: Churchill-Nash Records / dogwog Records
Manager: Booking: Rick Nash – 803.417.4468 email@example.com
The duo of Greg Cagle and Rick Nash first got their start back in the ‘60s, playing in bands near their hometown in North Carolina, most notably in the band Sugarcreek. Fast forward to the ‘80s and the duo reunited to begin composing and recording songs. Rick and Greg worked together on and off until 2008, when they officially united to form the duo Cagle & Nash. In 2009 they released their debut album Soul Complete, which was received well by both radio and press. O’s Place Jazz Newsletter even named the record one of the Best Albums of 2009. Now, with the release of Loungevity the duo are back on the scene and ready keep making music.
Cagle & Nash
Dance Band from Northern California for corporate, wedding, festival and private events – The Jesse Charles Band
Jesse Charles Band
Now in their 20th year Jesse Charles Band has served the Bay Area playing all the top corporate events, festivals and private parties with great documented success.
The Jesse Charles Band is known for its wide variety of music from Sinatra to today’s current top 40 hits.
But what separates the Jesse Charles Band from the rest is it pro-active style of entertaining. The band knows how to get the people involved and singing along.
Jesse is an accomplished entertainer and guitarist and has kept the band fresh for all ages and for all different kinds of events.
Recent gigs include, PayPal, Lockheed’s 100 Anniversary, Garlic Festival, Menlo Park Art and Wine plus several high-end weddings.
Information on the band can be found on the web www.jessecharlesband.com or call for information (408)972-1204
“Wow! What an amazing wedding reception! All Hunter and I can say is thank you, thank you for a fabulous party!!! The music & dancing was phenomenal and our guests still comment on how amazing the band was!!!”
Hunter & Monica H., Bride & Groom
“Happily I can say that the Jesse Charles Band was primarily responsible for a wonderful time that was enjoyed by all… went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time, that we were especially grateful for the selection of music, and your ability to get the crowd dancing. This made for a real party!”
Linda Hill, HR Support, Intersil Corporation
“… thank you for helping to make our Open House a great success. We had lots of positive comments about you and the band. It is always a pleasure to have you and your band play at one of our functions.”
Armon L. Mills, Publisher and President, Silicon Valley Business Ink
“First of all thank you for everything! I had the best time at the wedding and a lot had to do with the great music… The songs were great and everyone seemed to enjoy dancing and even singing along onstage. Your band did a fabulous job and I would definitely recommend you!”
Michelle C., Bride
“It’s been my pleasure to use the Jesse Charles Band for my Holiday Party… The band not only played a great variety of music that kept all my invited guests on the dance floor dancing most of the night. I also received numerous positive comments regarding the ways Jesse and Lindsey engage the audience and keep their show moving and entertaining… it is my opinion that the Jesse Charles Band is one of the finest that the North Bay has to offer. I would recommend for your next function to consider the Jesse Charles Band for your next event.”
Gilbert Sangari, Publisher & CEO, Renaissance Publications, Inc. (e.g. San Jose Magazine, Auto Trends)
“The Jesse Charles Band… were wonderful, very professional, and more than met our expectations… The overwhelming comment was ‘WHAT A BAND!’ The Jesse Charles Band had everyone up on the dance floor all night… Their variety of music was great. They had great energy, and they knew how to move an audience to the dance floor with their talented musicians. I strongly recommend the Jesse Charles Band to anyone who is looking for a dynamite band that is professional and very versatile.”
John McMillan, Retired Assistant Fire Chief, San Jose Fire Department
“We cannot thank you enough for the aewsome music you played all day and night. We were blown away!! If you ever need a recommendation please feel free to have anyone call us. We’d do it in a heartbeat. All of the feedback abotu you and yoru music was very, very wonderful! It made ours and our guests’ nights!!”
Stacy & Kevin K., Bride & Groom
“I have had the pleasure of not only hiring The Jesse Charles Band for numerous events over the years, but I have also enjoyed them immensely when I have attended various events in which they played… I needed a band to not only play background music during dinner, but to provide great dance music after dinner to get the crowd energized… The Jesse Charles Band was perfect, as they always are!”
Kathy Linton, Division Director – South Bay, March of Dimes
“As always, we are thrilled to have your band perform for the thousands of visitors who flock to our festival every year… The Jesse Charles Band is a key element to that combination of fun, crowd pleasing entertainment and great gourmet food. Your song list is extensive, your band members are incredibly talented and your professionalism is above reproach. We are fortunate to have you as entertainers year after year.”
Kirsten Carr, Entertainment Chair, Gilroy Garlic Festival
“Thank you so much for the awesome music at our wedding! We had an absolute blast and so did all of our family & friends. The music was perfect… I danced my heart out and I will never forget that day!”
Jen & Rick A., Bride & Groom
The Jesse Charles Band is a 6 to 9 piece variety dance band covering music from the 40s through today’s current hits. The band is well known for its pro-active style of entertainment. The band is self-contained with stage lights, PA and sound crew. You can find the Jesse Charles Band on many of the preferred vendor lists of the top hotels and venues in Northern California. With over 1,500 performances including weddings, large corporate events and festivals the Jesse Charles Band is sure to give you an entertaining performance.
New Single and Music Video
“Welcome To America” Released June 18, 2012
4D recording artist Denae Gardner’s music is Country, is very fresh and current sounding, and her love and respect for Traditional Country is obvious. There’s no doubting that. Take a listen to her recent radio singles, the Bluegrass tinged “Heartache Train” and, “My Love Will Not Change,” or her new single “Welcome To America” a Rockin’ Country/Blues song released June 2012, and you can hear how unique her talent is. But, at the same time, the Idaho-based singer has a deep appreciation for what has come before her. She feels that’s important.
“You have to appreciate where music came from,” the stunning 20-year-old songstress says. “That’s a really big thing with me. That’s why I listen to so much of the old stuff. It’s all related. Music, as we know it today, came from Country and Blues. Obviously, I know they are different sounding, but I just love it all.”
It was the legendary band Led Zeppelin that was one of her biggest influences growing up, as she recalls.
“What really inspired me to want to get involved in music as a career was that I watched a live DVD of Led Zeppelin when I was in the eighth or ninth grade. Watching that DVD really inspired me, and then, I heard the music of Etta James. That’s when I knew that’s what I wanted to do the rest of my life.”
Gardner blends those sounds all together into a style that she calls “Rockin’ Country with a Blues/Bluegrass twist.” That style is very much in evidence on such tracks as her new single “Welcome To America” (Rockin Country Blues).
“Welcome To America”, Denae Gardner’s new single and music video released June 18, 2012 , impacting radio on July 8, 2012 is a departure from the usual popular Country fare of “love songs-meet-beer hall songs”. It is a message song, not preachy, just the straight dope about society in this current era. Gene Vail, Darrell Morris, and Denae Gardner are the writers of this moving song.
“Denae Gardner’s video and track “Welcome To America” is an eye opening, in your face look about what our country is and has become. With her lyrically graphic descriptions, this is one political song and video that are right on point. Done in the country music style, Gardner and her band are serious. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that she’s the Bob Marley of country music. This is an excellent video that is well shot, and the story it tells is profound. Her voice is very good, the band is excellent, and this could very well be a hit. The music and flow of “Welcome To America” are very moving as this singer tells it like it is with a very emotional delivery and great style.” ~Music Dish TV Worldwide
Gardner was out and about during mid-2011, putting names and faces together on her first radio tour. The tour, which took her to forty radio markets in a two month period, is a vital part of getting an artist noticed by radio. Denae says the importance of getting to know the Music Directors and On-Air talent can not be underestimated.
She definitely made quite an impact on the listeners and radio stations, as her single “Heartache Train” reached #87 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. In some cases, live performances of songs she did on the radio tour, like “Sky Is Crying,” also netted airplay, as well.
With a new single “Welcome to America” set to impact radio, Denae is in this career for the long haul.
Denae wants to carry the torch for artists such as McEntire, Loretta Lynn, and Connie Smith, who kept the ‘twang’ in their music.
“It’s really important to me that we keep Traditional Country flavor in our songs. I grew up with Traditional and Classic music, and I really want to keep that strong.”
If you ask her about her biggest influence, you might be surprised. When asked what performer she would most love to sit down and seek their career advice, she said
“Hank Williams, III, hands down. I would love to sit down and have a conversation with him. I love what he stands for. I would love to ask him about how he has kept his sound so traditional.”
She also hopes to bring out the emotions in her music to the listeners, and if her music inspires them, she knows the feeling.
Denae says that as much as she loves recording, she really wants to take her music out on the road to the people. That’s where she feels right at home.
So, when listeners hear “Welcome to America,” on the radio, what exactly would Gardner want people to think about her?
“I want them to think that this girl has a deep passion for America. She is not afraid to venture away from the ‘love song-meets-beer hall songs’ that are so popular in Country music. She will sing about society and some of the things that we must deal with to keep our Country the wonderful land of freedom and hope that it was created to be. I hope people think that I have genuine talent. I hope they feel what I am doing, and that I am sticking to my roots. I just want them to appreciate it!”
Denae Gardner’s 4th single, “Welcome To America” was released June 18, 2012. The “Welcome To America” music video will be released at the same time.
Members: Brian Palmer, Diane Johnson, Chris Gunderson, Zack Tyr, Randy McKluskey, Scott Sumner
Sounds Like: Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Deana Carter, Wynona Judd
Label: 4D Records
Manager: Don Tunnell
Welcome to America – Denae Gardner
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