Month: February 2020

3 Live Music Ideas for Spring & Summer Weddings

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Check out these 3 live music ideas for spring and summer weddings!


 

1. Minsky Demonte

Spring is coming early this year, and it’s almost time to start making beach plans. If you’re still putting the finishing touches on your wedding ceremony or cocktail hour, don’t forget about the music! Steel drums are a fantastic complement to an island getaway-themed wedding that will create a worry-free vacation atmosphere.

 

 


2. J’Michael Peeples

Jazz guitar is one of the less common musical styles you can find locally, and talented jazz guitarists are even fewer and farther between these days. J’Michael Peeples is one of those few, and is the perfect jazz guitar option to consider for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception because of his level of experience, professionalism, passion, skill, and the energy he radiates from his performances.

 


 

3. WireWood

An acoustic guitar and cello duo is a unique addition to an otherwise traditional springtime wedding. Greenville, South Carolina’s WireWood is a wonderful option to consider for a ceremony or cocktail hour because they have studied and taught their instruments at the collegiate level and offer a wide selection of unique arrangements of well-known songs, ranging from Top 40 selections to Frank Sinatra hits.

 

 


 

Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page. 

Perfect Cadence: Defining Moments in Our KSE Family

Toward the end of 2019, the Key Signature team decided to come up with a way to tell our audience about some of the great relationships we have with our musicians and how we became so close-knit. The bulk of our social media output is often focused on the event professional, although the professional musician is equally important. Check out some of these defining moments that brought us closer to the talented musicians who we consider to be a part of our Key Signature Family.


J’Michael Peeples

January 17, 2020 | Mikayla Mendels

J’Michael Peeples was one of the first Key Signature artists I saw after starting my internship with the company in May 2017. You could tell immediately that he had a true passion for music – he did everything he could to play until the last second before an insane thunderstorm hit at Romare Bearden Park. Soon after I became a full time employee at KSE, J’Michael actually moved from Columbia, SC to Charlotte because of how often we booked him here in the queen city. He understood that the relationship between Key Signature & himself as an artist was a two way street, which build a really strong foundation of trust.

From him being a go-to artist for many of our clients, to us meeting up in NoDa for a drink, to him always showing up to support us and other artists at events, we know J’Michael Peeples will always have our back. He’s a true example of what the Key Signature Family means.

 


April Dean of Deans’ Duets

January 24, 2020 | Mikayla Mendels

One of the reasons we have such great relationships with our clients is because we work with artists that we trust, and who we can rely on to always make sure our clients are happy.

April Dean of Deans’ Duetsis a perfect example of an artist that represents this trust. We’ve thrown some crazy things at April over the last few years – from an ensemble playing between isolated columns of a balcony where her musicians couldn’t see each other, to a last minute booking where we needed a string trio to play pop music to choreographed dancing without a rehearsal. She’s always come through for us, she’s reliable, responsive, and has a great team of musicians that she works with. She even made the drive into Charlotte for our last artist meet & greet in order to continue to build a relationship with our team and the other artists we work with.

Thank you April for all you do with Key Signature!

Jennifer Siebenaler

January 31, 2020 | Brandon Crumpton
I met Jennifer Siebenaler years ago at her own birthday party. A friend of mine was friends with her now husband and somehow I got invited to celebrate with her. Now we are all friends! That night she invited me to her church. She told me she was the music director and that my friend was the drummer in the church band. She said it was a relaxed set up and very welcoming. I went and was blown away by her talent.
As time went by I discovered that Jen could play multiple instruments. I started to wonder, “What can’t she play?” We’ve been working together for 6 or 7 years now. Need an anthem singer….call Jen! Need solo keys and vocals….call Jen! Need dueling pianos….call Jen! The list just goes on and on.
The partnership got even stronger when she became an event professional on the buyer side booking other musicians. She could easily call up her own industry contacts, but she sees value in our day to day operations. She is one of the few people we work with that understands both sides of what we do here at Key Signature Entertainment, and we appreciate her for that! Thanks Jen!
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Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page.

3 Live Music Ideas For A St. Patrick’s Day Event

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Check out these 3 live music ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day event!


1. BellaNova Strings
Greenville, South Carolina’s BellaNova Strings is an electric violin and cello duo that specializes in celtic, rock and pop arrangements. They can add more pieces to their arrangement for a larger sound, and are an excellent option for a St. Patrick’s Day event because their unique instruments can add a modern twist to traditional celtic folk music.


2. Bradford Ray Bailey
Bradford Ray Bailey
 is mostly known for his distinctive use of the 8-string guitar and banjo for jazz music, but he’s also a phenomenal mandolin player. His Car’Olina JazzGrass ensemble covers a wide range of tunes which include Irish and Scottish folk songs, jazz, pop and American folk music, and makes him a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day entertainment option to consider.

 


3. Trip Rogers
We have a habit of finding some of the sweetest folks on Earth to work with, and Trip Rogers is no exception. Not only is he an awesome human being, professional and easy to work with, he also regularly performs Celtic music around the Charlotte area throughout the year, sometimes in a kilt! Check out his rendition of the traditional Irish ballad, “Wild Mountain Thyme,” performed live on Charlotte Today ahead of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.

 


 

Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page.