Private Events

Small Ensembles for Private Events

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We understand that public health is a top priority right now for hospitality professionals as the industry prepares to bring live events back into focus. Our goal here at Key Signature Entertainment is always to bridge the communication gap so that musicians and event professionals can produce successful events effectively, efficiently, and safely. Click the link shown here to read more about our new Event Safety Guidelines on a recent blog post!

While developing new safety guidelines is important for promoting public health at events, we understand that it is just one part of the solution. With all events being forced to scale down to dramatically low attendance caps, a band of more than 5 members or so might not make sense for the foreseeable future. Take a second to dive into some of the smaller scale private event musicians below, and send us an email if you have a question about any of them!


Matt Bell
Style: Pop/Rock Violin
A high-energy electric violin performance is a fantastic way to capture guests’ attention for any event, whether it’s a social distancing 4th of July party or a virtual conference. You definitely need to check out Matt Bell‘s pure rock ‘n’ roll violin shredding!


Colby Dobbs
Style: Pop Keyboard/Vocals
If your event calls for a musician with a great personality who takes requests or you just know someone (or you) will absolutely have to hear “Bennie and the Jets,” Colby Dobbs is your pick. He’s a joy to work with and has a great sense of humor, which is a perfect match for Mike Ramsey when they play together as a duo!


JMS Jazz
Style: Jazz Trio
A jazz trio is a cost effective alternative to a large band for live events that call for more sound than a solo act can provide, and are the perfect size to help maintain social distancing. JMS Jazz offers just that, along with light pop and jazz tunes, of course!


Square Roots
Style: Pop/Rock, Blues, Country/Americana, Jazz Variety
If acoustic variety sounds like the best option, check out Square Roots. Although they typically perform as a duo under this name, guitarist LS Brown and vocalist Christina Raine each perform as soloists and can add a third to fill out the sound, which are all great options for socially distant events.



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. 

Live Music Ideas for Outdoor Events

We understand that public health is a top priority right now for hospitality professionals as the industry prepares to bring live events back into focus. Our goal here at Key Signature Entertainment is always to bridge the communication gap so that musicians and event professionals can produce successful events effectively and efficiently, and we have developed a set of Event Safety Guidelines as a standard addition to our contracts to help ensure that all KSE artists are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe and healthy. Click the link above to read more about those guidelines on our blog!

Pictured: Saxophonist Dante Lewis

While developing new safety guidelines is important for promoting public health at events, we understand that it is just one part of the solution. One of the first and most important challenges that event professionals are being confronted with right now involves finding not only the right venue for their clients’ events, but the safest one. With the summertime approaching, that usually involves securing an outdoor venue of some kind to fit a theme and enjoy great weather, but the fresh air and openness of outdoor event layouts may also offer additional peace of mind for clients and guests who may not be comfortable being enclosed in a room full of people during a pandemic. We always try to stay one step ahead of challenges like these to ensure that we can always meet the entertainment needs of hospitality professionals, so we put together a short set of live music ideas that work wonders for outdoor events – check them out below!


Haley Mae Campbell
Style: Pop Country

New York-born and South Carolina-raised, Campbell’s music is a hybrid of city-slicker sass and small-town sensibilities, mixing rock-style vocals with a country-style twang with a confident delivery that makes her a standout addition for any outdoor event.


Nate Brown
Style: Reggae, Calypso, R&B, and Afro-Latin Jazz via Steel Drums

Nate Brown’s lifelong devotion to a variety of percussion styles and his eclectic approach to the steel drums make him one of the Charlotte area’s top performers. His steel drum playing easily inspires cool beach party vibes for any outdoor event.


Todd Johnson
Style: Rock

Whether performing solo or with his band, Todd Johnson & the Revolvers, Todd’s impressive guitar playing comes together with a strong and gravelly vocal style to form a unique style of his own, driven by a powerful performance energy akin to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.


Fred Lee IV
Style: Pop/Rock/Classic Soul

Inspired by names like Bill Withers, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fred Lee IV’s trademark style takes listeners on a journey plenty of groove and folksy delivery that just plain makes sense for any event in an outdoor setting.



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 4, 2020

Hello Event Industry Friends!

We have decided that due to the extension of the Stay at Home order in North Carolina, we will be continuing our Virtual Concert Series throughout the month of May! Hopefully we can regain some sense of normalcy soon, but we hope that you’re staying healthy, maintaining some sort of routine, and enjoying ending your work day with us and supporting our motto, Good People, Good Music, in the meantime.

If you missed it, we started this month’s leg of the series off with our good friend Colby Dobbs this past Friday, and continue today with Mike Ramsey. Check out the lineup for the rest of 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.

P.S. – If you haven’t already heard, we managed to secure media coverage from Charlotte’s Got a Lot and WSOC-TV in April to help spread the word about our efforts to support our live musicians. Thank you for helping us to keep live music alive!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius
Positivity is Key


May 4 – Mike Ramsey


May 5 – Todd Johnson


May 6 – Michael Waters


May 7 – Fred Lee IV


May 8 – Tom Stainkamp

 


 

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 April 27, 2020

Happy Monday!

As the month of April comes to a close, we want to yet again express our gratitude for the support we’ve received for the 05ff2871-23dd-4ce1-9c4c-60bcb5bb2eb3KSE Virtual Concert Series. April has been a month full of changes and uncertainties for everyone, and we hope that we’ve been able to help add a positivity boost to your days throughout this time.

Check out the lineup here to finish out the month, stay tuned for what’s coming up in May and don’t forget to follow our Virtual Concert Series event page on Facebook for reminders! Performances will be posted onto our Facebook page (@livemusiccharlotte) by our #KSEFamily musicians around 4pm each weekday in the form of Facebook Live Video, Facebook Watch Party, or prerecorded video.

P.S. – If you haven’t already heard, we recently managed to secure media coverage from Charlotte’s Got a Lot and WSOC-TV to help spread the word about our cause. Thank you for helping us to keep live music alive!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius


April 27 – Bradford Ray Bailey


April 28 – Hank Bilal


April 29 –HC Oakes


April 30 –Leslie & Friends


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.

KSE Virtual Concert Series!

Hello event industry friends!

I think it’s safe to say we’re all craving a little interaction right now.

 We miss seeing our industry partners, attending networking events, and just being able to do our jobs – let‘s face it, we’re not used to sitting still! The last thing we at Key Signature want during this time of social distancing is to lose the joy and togetherness that live music sparks. We’d love for you to end your work day (whatever that looks like right now) with us, supporting our live musicians who are still trying to spread their love of music. Tune in to our Facebook page (@livemusiccharlotte) every weekday at 4pm, maybe grab a gla

ss of wine, and enjoy our virtual concert series, featuring our #KSEFamily musicians sharing their talents in the closest way they can to a real event right now. We’ll have different musicians featured every day, Monday-Friday at 4pm through the month of April, starting today!

Check out this week’s lineup below, and don’t forget to follow our Virtual Concert Series event page on Facebook!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius


April 1st – Colby Dobbs

 

 

 

 

 


 

April 2 – Mike Ramsey

 

 

 

 


Matt Bell

                April 3 – Matt Bell

 

 

 

 


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.