Live Events

KSE Event Safety Guidelines

We understand that the health and safety of clients, guests and vendors is a top priority right now as the hospitality industry prepares to bring live events back into focus, and that it helps to know that everyone is doing their part. With event professionals in mind, we’ve begun to incorporate the following terms as an addendum to our contracts to ensure that all KSE artists are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines

  • Artist to wear face covering at all times when not performing.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser prior to use.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser after use.
  • Artist to practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from Purchaser and guests when possible.

Our goal is always to bridge the communication gap so that musicians and event professionals can produce successful events effectively and efficiently. If you have any questions about the above policies or would like to explore virtual or live music options for your next event, contact Key Signature Entertainment using the social media links or contact form below.


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. 

KSE Virtual Concert Series: Week of May 25, 2020

Hello Event Industry Friends!

This week marks the end of the Key Signature Entertainment Virtual

Concert Series. Thank you for taking the time to join us each day during the months of April and May in our efforts to keep live music alive! We are extremely grateful to continue serving as a support system and leading live music resource for the event professionals and musicians in our Key Signature Family, and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Stay tuned for more updates on what we have coming down the pipe in the Key Signature world!

The final week of the virtual concert series begins Monday afternoon at 4pm with Charlotte-based Latin jazz ensemble, Flute Praise. Check out the rest of the lineup for the week here and don’t forget to follow our Virtual Concert Series event page on Facebook for reminders! As usual, performances will be posted onto our Facebook page (@livemusiccharlotte) by our #KSEFamily musicians around 4pm each weekday. Thank you for supporting Good People, Good Music,and we’ll see you tomorrow at 4!

P.S. – In light of our efforts to support live music during this time, we managed to secure media coverage from Charlotte’s Got a Lot and WSOC-TV in April. This was instrumental in spreading the word about our cause, and we are humbled to receive the support of our community – thank you!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius
Positivity is Key



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. 

KSE Launches Virtual Concerts for Virtual Private Events

We recognize that there is a growing need for virtual events due to ongoing social distancing requirements, and those in the event industry are being forced to adapt and adhere to new regulations. As the demand for virtual events grows, our goal is to ensure that event professionals have a resource handy which allows them to continue offering a live music element in a way that makes sense for their clients or members. With event professionals in mind, Key Signature Entertainment and our musicians are now offering Virtual Concerts for Virtual Private Events. Continue reading for answers to your questions and examples!

What does live music look like for a virtual event? 

Whether using Zoom or another video conferencing platform to host your client’s virtual gathering, the musician will simply access the meeting using the sign-in information provided to them by the host and use audio streaming hardware and software tools to deliver a high-quality 60 to 90-minute* performance for their virtual audience. Through this format, our musicians have the ability to take requests and engage with guests, which allows the guests to enjoy the excitement and human element of live music and events while social distancing from the safety of their own homes.

*For nonmusical unique entertainment options, performance times vary.

How Do I Secure a Musician for a Virtual Event?

The process for organizing a Virtual Concert is very similar to booking for live events. First, you must secure a venue – in this case, a video conferencing platform, such as Zoom – where the event will take place. Next, you may select a musician from our Virtual Entertainment Menu to perform at the event. Then, click “Book This Artist” on the artist’s page or fill out our Booking Inquiry Form for the final steps.  Alternatively, you may reach out to a Key Signature representative using the contact form at the bottom of this page for assistance in finding the best fit for your event and budget. Virtual events are new territory for a lot of folks, so we’re here to help provide guidance and answers to any questions you may have.

What Types of Events Does This Work Best For?

  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • Dinner Parties
  • Country Club Member Engagement
  • Team Building Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Themed Receptions
  • Good Old Fashioned Concerts!

See examples below!


A handful of our top performing musicians have already held successful virtual concerts over the past few weeks. Click on the links provided here to see what those performances looked like!

Brookstone Bards


Jazz Revolution Band


Matt Bell


Todd Johnson



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.


Jeff Brown

February 21, 2020 | Brandon Crumpton

We probably get the most “Thank You’s” from our friend Jeff Brown. Jeff and I have probably known each other for well over a decade. I think we were both trying to crack our way into the Charlotte music scene around the same time.

Jeff seems to be always working on his craft and trying to be the best guitarist and vocalist he can be. Anytime he’s in project mode we get a message saying “check out this new video” or “do you think this is something you can use?” He reminds us of why we do what we do and the impact our efforts have on musician’s lives and careers. He always says “I couldn’t do what I do if it wasn’t for you guys”. Thanks, Jeff! That is always nice to hear.

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Matt Miller

February 28, 2020 | Mikayla Mendels

Key Signature’s relationships with our artists is based on the mutual trust and respect we have with one another. This typically takes a little while to develop, but Matt Miller aka “Shorty” with the Flat Tire Trio had an immediate trust with our company. We started working together, and during the process of adding their artist profile on our website, they made Key Signature the contact on their website without hesitation. This was a huge sign of respect towards our company, and really made Flat Tire stand out to us.

Flat Tire is so easy to work with, and they always make our clients happy. We have a great partnership, and Matt is always willing to accommodate whatever crazy requests we throw his way. As we’ve continued to build trust and respect with each other, our partnership has only grown stronger, and we always love when we have an opportunity to work together. Thanks for always representing our motto, Matt!

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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 Spring/Summer Reception

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 spring/summer reception!


1. Reverend O and the Barnburners
If your client wants to Rock & Roll All Nite, consider Rev. O and the Barnburners. A 5-piece band with an impressive list of familiar rock and dance songs under their belt, this group of seasoned professional musicians is a great option to have guests Dance the Night Away. Reverend O can also add a female vocalist, or even downsize to a jazz trio for the cocktail portion of the event for an all-inclusive experience.

 

 


2. The Party Parrot Band
If your client’s event has a beach theme, they might want a band that brings vacation vibes for the reception. The Party Parrot Band, for example, is a Jimmy Buffett tribute band that is perfect for creating the ultimate beach party because they live and breathe the island get-away lifestyle when they perform.

 


 

3. Sidecar Social Club
Few things are cooler than old-time speakeasy-style music. Sidecar Social Club is a perfect option to explore for this theme because of how they blend old-time jazz, Latin, classic R&B, and big band elements to take listeners on a journey back to the era of prohibition.

 

 


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 Valentine’s Day Events

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 Valentine’s Day events!


1. Yacht Rock with Thurston Howell

Yacht Rock, or West Coast Sound, was quite popular back in the mid ’70s and early ’80s. Thurston Howell is a great option to consider for an awesome Valentine’s Day throwback dance party because they do a terrific job of recreating the sounds of classic soft rock hits.

 

 


 

2. Harp with Queen City Harpist

If your client is interested in more of a quiet evening with friends and loved ones, they may prefer a harp for background music. The warm and graceful sound delivered by Queen City Harpist is very ideal for bringing an atmosphere of elegance to your client’s Valentine’s Day event without interrupting conversation.

 

 

 


 

 

3. Saxophone with Letron Brantley

Whether playing solo or with a full band, the saxophone is the perfect touch to a romantic evening and a must-have for any Valentine’s Day event. Who wouldn’t love the sultry sound of a ruby red saxophone on the most romantic day of the year? Letron Brantley‘s signature red sax adds just the right aesthetic touch to his smooth playing.

 


Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead 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 through out the season.

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 expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to our 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.

3 Live Musicians for Post-Holiday Celebrations

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.

2020 is almost here, and now is a great time to lock in a musician or band for events in the first quarter of the year. Take a look at these live music ideas for some inspiration on adding an entertainment aspect to your post-holiday celebrations and award ceremonies!

Bradford Ray Bailey isn’t your everyday guitar player. His distinctive 8-string guitar is a hybrid between the standard guitar and bass, which makes it sound like he’s doing the work of two musicians on his own. This allows him to put his own tasteful spin on familiar jazz, blues, pop and R&B tunes and makes him a standout choice for any private event.

 


 

How many folk-americana bands do you know that play reggae? Flat Tire Trio  is as unique as their instruments are traditional, and no two shows are ever the same. They bring a great sense of energy to their sets, mixing elements of rock, blues and other genres in with their traditional bluegrass roots. We also like them because of how easygoing they are, and we know you will too.

 

 


 

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We love being able to highlight a female musician who can do it all, especially in a largely male-dominated music industry. Jazz/blues artist Carrie Marshall not only has incredible vocal skills, but can accompany herself as an experienced pianist.We love working with her because of her professionalism, performance quality and the unique touch that she brings to every event. 

 

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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 Who We Are 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.