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Live Acts

BPE is proud to present an exceptional selection of talented live entertainment in Toronto, the GTA, and Southern Ontario. We're confident you'll find the perfect live act here to make your event shine.

Adrian Raso

Jazz, Guitar

Plays: Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

A respected guitarist/composer from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Adrian Rasso has been acclaimed a guitar virtuoso and an exceptional songwriter. Joining Adrian for his live acoustic shows are Pete Pascetta, on drums and percussion, and Nick Johnston on rhythm guitar. The interplay between these three musicians brings the songs into a much higher realm of sonic energy. His jaw-dropping live shows never fail to impress.

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Andria Simone

Pop/Dance, Dance, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Solo Musician

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

With a genuinely soulful voice that possesses both power and range, this singer-songwriter will have your appreciative crowd either mesmerized or cheering loudly!

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Avery Raquel

R&B, Soul, Jazz, Solo Musician, Blues

Plays: Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Avery Raquel brings a young fresh approach to the stage, delivered with the strength and confidence of a seasoned veteran. Her depth of understanding in interpreting classic songs is astonishing. You'll be wowed by this petite star with immense soul!

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Betty and the Bobs

Rock, Acapella, Jazz, Folk/Canadiana, Variety Show

Individually the members of Betty and the Bobs have played on almost every continent-at festivals, in pit band orchestras, for armed forces tours, at folk clubs, for cajun dances, on radio shows and on television broadcasts. BETTY AND THE BOBS was formed as an extracurricular vehicle for a group of Toronto musicians and friends. The mandate is to do all the songs they have ever wanted to do, but would never get around to doing in their own bands. This includes a bunch of old tunes they grew up with-country, blues, R&B, Beatles, gospel, old jazz, as well as some wacky original songs. You'll love the result!

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Big Rude Jake And The Jump City Crusaders

Dance, Jazz, Variety Show, Swing, Jive, Jump Blues, Cabaret, Show, Gospel, Folk, Ragtime, Dixieland

Plays: Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Jake is a lyricist, songwriter, singer and musician with a diverse array of influences. Noted for his skill as a 'blues shouter' and the 'swing punk' sound of his first few albums, he is especially drawn to the roots of American music. You'll hear blues, jazz, swing, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and his distinctive finger-picking ragtime guitar. Add a little cabaret and some punk attitude, and you've got Big Rude Jake.

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Borderline Madness - Nathaniel Rankin

Variety Show, Magician, Circus Artist

Plays: Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Borderline Madness combines state-of-the-art modern magic, comedy, juggling, mind reading, audience participation and sharp whit. Whether Nathaniel is levitating a four foot table six feet off the floor, juggling six rings then catching them on his head or vanishing a radio into thin air, one thing is for sure, this show is guaranteed to magically entertain everyone one in the audience.

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BPM Krew

Dance, Mash-Up, Top-40

The BPM Krew is not your typical wedding band. They specialize in Top-40 Dance Mash-ups that will turn your wedding reception into a night club.

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Brad James

Country/Pop

With his chiselled features, velvety voice and rugged handsomeness though, he is an unintentional bandit of adoration; an emotional kleptomaniac stealing hearts and thoughts across Canada. Talented, dapper and smooth, Brad James is the kind of guy male country music fans want to be and female country fans just plain want.

Factor in that his self-titled debut full-length CD is one the of the most compelling and enthralling experiences Canadian country music has encountered in some time, and one can see why James is considered a purloiner of passion and outright musical master.

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Campfire Poets

Rock, R&B, Reggae/Calypso, Country/Pop, Folk/Canadiana, Celtic

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

If variety is the spice of life, The Campfire Poets are loaded with flavour.
Hailing from Dufferin County, Ontario, ‘The Poets’ have played every occasion possible and are always a huge success. Specializing in Parties, Weddings and Corporate Functions, The Campfire Poets have the experience to entertain and involve any crowd.

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D Eve Archer

R&B, Soul, Classical Ensemble, Jazz, Solo Musician

Plays: Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

In her own words, D Eve Archer says "I believe I was given this gift to share with others, whether it is in a small jazz lounge, or a large arena. I just know I was meant to do this."

Ask her about her music, and she says "I'll give it to you like a recipe: 1/4 tsp of classical, 1 1/2 cups of soul, 2 cups of jazz, 2 cups of R&B, and a bowl of my love. Once you've got these ingredients, mix it in your heart, soul, and mind, and you'll never be hungry again."

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Eccodek

World Music

Eccodek is Canadian producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew McPherson. But more than that, it is the tapestry of sound created when a producer, inspired singers and gifted multi-instrumentalists from the four corners of the globe find a common love for dub, funk, jazz and cinematic electronics. Eccodek's earthy blend of global beats, soaring melodies and textured electronica has quickly established the project as a significant voice on the global fusion stage.

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Errol Blackwood

Reggae/Calypso, World Music, Cover Band

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Born in the Accompong (Maroon) Hills of Jamaica, seasoned Reggae singer, songwriter, and musician, Errol Blackwood brings Bob Marley and other Reggae musicians back to life, in addition to spreading love and peace through is own music. In his time, he has been nominated in fifteen music awards, and won eleven, including awards for Much Music Best Video, CRMA BEST CD, Best Toronto Live Band, and Best Singer. His sound will have you on your feet, swaying to the music, and spreading the love!

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Groove Marmalade

Pop/Dance, Classic, Dance, Rock, R&B, Soul, Reggae/Calypso, Motown, Latin

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Your search for the perfect party band stops here! Groove Marmalade is the ultimate dance band in the GTA featuring a vast repertoire which includes the old school hits from the 50s and 60s, the retro hits from the 70s and 80s, current Top 40, and even Latin and Caribbean dance music.

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Heather Ballentine

R&B, Motown, Solo Musician, Country/Pop, Variety Show

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Charming and talented, this down-to-earth southern belle will dazzle you with her fresh, unique, unforgettable presence. With influences like Elvis, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, and Buddy Holly, to see her unique live show is to fall in love with her personable retro charm! Music’s favourite pin up girl.

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Hit Parade

Pop/Dance, Classic, Dance, Rock, R&B, Soul, Motown, Cover Band, Funk, Disco

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Hit Parade is an award-winning professional wedding and corporate event band featuring the best of both classic and modern music entertainment.

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Jack de Keyzer

Rock, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Solo Musician, Blues

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

2X Juno Winner and 7X Maple Blues Winner, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and band leader, Jack de Keyzer is Canada’s King of the Blues Guitar. Jack will have you rocking in your seat and swaying to his hot blues, soulful r&b and cool soul jazz. World class.

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Jay Douglas

R&B, Soul, Reggae/Calypso, Motown

Jay Douglas keeps his audience entertained and happy with a wide-ranging repertoire of R&B, Soul, Top 40, Motown sounds, hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and contemporary big band classics, blues and Caribbean favorites. A dynamic singer with a captivating stage presence, Jay has performed his wide ranging repertoire of music for audiences around the world.

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Jay Zanier

JAY ZANIER is a successful entertainer, and world class Elvis Tribute Artist. Residing in Guelph Ontario, Canada, Jay has dedicated many hours studying Elvis' music and taped concert performances. Jay's dynamic interpretation and amazing portrayal of Elvis Presley coupled with his endless energy always leaves his audience wanting more.

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Jennis

R&B, Soul, Jazz, World Music, Blues

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

This duo's rootsy, multi-instrumental music is at times bluesy, at times funky, jazzy or folky, with a hint of exotic ethnic influences. It celebrates the mysteries and poignancies of life, rooted in an unapologetic faith in peace and love as the highest powers. It will entertain the most diverse audiences!

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Joni NehRita

R&B, Soul, Jazz

Infectious. Soulful. Bright.

Joni NehRita's music is a breath of fresh air for those who still like their music served with, well...Soul. An accomplished singer/songwriter/musician, she manages to blend the time-honoured qualities of classic soul with a modern sensibility that flirts heavily with jazz and pop. It is this effortless and seamless fusion that gives Joni her distinct sound and makes her feel familiar yet fresh and new.

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Katherine Wheatley

Folk/Canadiana

In a recent review of a show in Thunder Bay, Hubert O'Hearn of The Chronicle Journal wrote "Katherine Wheatley gave an absolutely transcendent concert. She is able to take minor observations in life and find their soul. On stage...she exudes sheer kindness and love. Blessedly, refreshingly, Katherine Wheatley is a truly Canadian original". With offhand wit, vibrant lyrics and an infectious passion for performing, Katherine has been captivating audiences everywhere she performs. According to the Ottawa Citizen "This is a performer to keep you on the edge of your seat."

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Morgan Davis

Country Blues

For nearly four decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.

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Motown Mania

R&B, Soul, Motown

From fiery funk to soulful serenades, Motown had music for everyone’s tastes and we want to celebrate that musical diversity with you. This legendary music as played by an energetic group of young professionals will be sure to captivate your audience all night long, getting them up on their feet and swooning in their seats.

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Mudmen

Celtic Rock

Plays: Corporate Events

Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off stage.

The Mudmen have 5 studio albums and have opened for ZZTop, The Guess Who, Biff Naked, Nazareth, Finger Eleven and many more. The Mudmen have toured Canada, U.S.A. and Europe and are best described as FUN.

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Screeched Inn

Folk/Canadiana

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Screeched Inn is the definition of what you'd expect from a down home, east coast kitchen party. Upbeat, high energy folk-based music, tightly performed in beautiful three part harmony. Make no mistake, they dress the part, too. Kilts, ear to ear grins, and a balance of wardrobe perfectly appropriate to the nature of the event. Heck, if the venue is licensed, they'll even bring the rum for an official Screech-in Ceremony!

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Stacey Zegers

Country/Pop

Canadian singer/songwriter Stacey Zegers has come along way since growing up and working on her dad's farm. A dynamic and energetic stage performer, coupled with a genuine passion for music and music listeners alike, it's no surprise that in her first year of touring, Stacey will play upwards of 100 shows.

A great talent and unmatched ambition is what sets Stacey apart, and she proves over and over that she is one artist who is here to stay.

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Suzie Vinnick

R&B, Soul, Solo Musician

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Raw and rootsy, soulful and sublime, Suzie Vinnick's georgeous, powerful blues voice and guitar meld to take you on a musical journey through a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship.

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The Taxi Band

Pop/Dance, Classic, Dance, Rock, R&B, Reggae/Calypso, Country/Pop, Cover Band, Disco

Plays: Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

A regular on some of the most popular stages in the GTA, TAXI is renowned for the wide variety of music they showcase, able to play whatever the occasion calls for with power. One of the most exciting, contemporary, young acts playing in Toronto right now, TAXI is a versatile band loaded with talent. Expect live music magic.

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Wendell And Wheat

Folk/Canadiana, Variety Show

Wendell Ferguson is the six-time Canadian country musician's association guitar player of the year. According to the Ottawa citizen, Katherine Wheatley is "a performer to keep you on the edge of your seat". They are best of musical pals. Her heartfelt lyrics and stunning voice and his honest yet irreverent humour make their show both moving and hilarious. One presenter said "An absolutely transcendent concert". Another said "She didn't leave a dry eye in the house. He didn't leave a dry seat".

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Wolf Krakowski

Solo Musician, World Music

Plays: Festivals

Wolf Krakowski is the finest practitioner of Yiddish music anywhere. A native Yiddish speaker, for him the world of East European Jewish culture is very much alive and contemporary - something he demonstrates brilliantly in the style of his music and the richness of the lyrics.

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