Atlanta Variety Acts: Comedians, Magicians, Elvis Impersonators

Within these pages you will find non-musical, as well as, musical ideas.  Full casino parties: including all the table games, dealers and pit boss, caricaturists and magicians are superb ideas for corporate as well as private events to relax your guests or “break the ice” for your clients at their Meet-and-Greet parties.  Parties can be intimate or very large groups may be accommodated.

Many people have difficulty choosing just the right idea which is the perfect choice. Your choices are almost endless, as we know and work with event professionals all over the United States.   Additionally, you can be assured that Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment Company stands behind all these performers as trusted professionals in their field.

Elvis Presley memories still abound, especially with the senior crowd.  In recent years, a bride asked an Elvis impersonator to perform for part of the reception. thrilling her father — a life-long fan of the King of Rock and Roll!

We will help you – right over the phone – carefully piece together a unique special event for any occasion.  Planning is critical to successful entertainment, and we always suggest – once a venue is chosen – to move forward and hire your entertainment without hesitation.  You can count on us with your trust as we suggest professionals you are not “taking a chance on”, but rather are confidently aware of their track record with us a proven live entertainment company and can’t wait for your guests to see.  We take pride in each event as if WE were the hosts!

Jazz Pianist Ted Howe

A native of Boston, MA, Ted had a fascination for sound from infancy. His Uncle Oly introduced him both to jazz and to baseball. As a youngster Ted listened to every jazz album he could find, attended many jazz concerts and quickly found among his favorites were great such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck and Bill Evans.

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Reggae Monty Montgomery

Out of our Celebrity Talent file comes world-class Reggae man, Monty Montgomery, criss-crossing the globe making fans throughout the world at every stop each week. Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment is proud to represent this very talented soft-spoken gentleman who is the consummate internationals professional performer.  He was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. This talented and charismatic singer started to write and create music in his early years, while studying in London, UK. On the weekends he met with fellow Jamaican musicians.

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Jazz Pianist Ted Howe

THE TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 40 years! Known as one of the Southeast’s top name Beach Bands, THE TAMS have recorded many $1 million plus selling songs!

Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy“, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Untie Me“, The Tams have had 2 Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single. “What Kind of Fool” hit #9 on the Billboard charts, and #6 on the R&B charts. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” hit #1 in the UK in 197

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Caricaturist-Kourosh

Our artists are the perfect idea for that party that needs that something else to set it apart from other parties your guests have been to. We can draw single or couple sittings. Color or black and white can be provided for your guests to take home and have an immediate souvenir of that event that they will recall time after time in the future.

If it is a special project that you need to have done perhaps, for that great boss who is leaving the company, or an award for great achievement; we will create, frame and border your project for you with the custom specifications you provide.

Most people love caricatures. Make your guests really feel special! They will be surprised that in just a few minutes they can take home a memory of the evening with any theme they choose included in the artwork.

Quote: Call (678) 467-8263 for pricing and availability.

Testimonials

Of all the caricature artists I’ve seen in all my travels around the world, Kourosh is by far the best!
-Ann Chartrand Scoville of scoville & associates

Please accept the thanks of the Office of Student Activities for your recent visit to our campus. It was a real pleasure to have you return to Sewanee: The University of the South for yet another year. Our established track record with you, dating back annually to 1992 is quite remarkable. You are one of the constants in our yearly calendar.
-Jamey Campbell

Our students appreciate your engaging presence and perception for picking up on aspects of their personality or hobbies that you are then able to include in their picture. From the office perspective, we are very pleased with how easy the process is to get on your calendar and bring you into campus. I wish all of our performers were as easy to get along with and take care of during the course of your visit. You are one of the most gracious spirits that I have encountered professionally.
-Director of Student Activities

Thank you for sharing your talents and observations with our students for so many years! We look forward to your return in the fall of 2007. In an entertainment world full of options and inherent risks, the decision to bring you back to campus year after year is an easy one to make.
-Sewanee University

There have been very few times in my professional life when I have been so pleased with a project that I have been compelled to write and express my appreciation and this is one of those rare moments. The caricatures you have drawn at Bone’s are exceptional.

Your artistic ability is applauded by our customers and by all of us here at the restaurant. And, your dependability and cooperation in the scheduling of the caricatures is very appreciated. Thank you for helping to make things run so smoothly.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance with our varied projects from sugar packets to birthday cards. I look forward to the completion of our current Trotters project and to our continued association.
-Nancy E. Oswald Director of Sales

Kourosh Solaimani has done Caricatures on the mall here at Tysons Corner Center for the past four or five Christmases. Our customers, merchants, and management have been very pleased with his work. He has maintained a neat appearance and has had an extremely fine rapport with the customers. We would definitely like to see him return to Tysons Corner Center for future Christmases.
-Alte Faust Marketing/Promotion Director

You are a very talented guy and thank you so much for the nice drawing. If I can be of any help, please let me know.
-Tony Bauer

This is to thank you again for coming and contributing so much to the festivities of our office Christmas party. Our employees were very impressed with your talent and so highly pleased with the gifts of their own faces done in your inimitable style. You were very pleasant, patient and cooperative. With what appeared to be little effort and in an unbelievable space of time, you produced amazing likenesses of our people, reflecting to an uncanny degree the character of each. They loved your work. We are pleased to recommend your caricatures to all.
-Louis N. Huff III

Our Association had the opportunity to employ Kourosh Solaimani as a character artist for our Christmas Party. It was the best decision we have made for entertainment in a long time. Mr. Solaimani was hired for two hours, however, everyone enjoyed his work so much, we kept him for five hours. His personality, skill and professionalism make him one of the best. I am sure we will be utilizing his work again in the near future.
-Carolyn J. Coburn Meeting Coordinator

Your talents and time were very much appreciated by our residents here at North side Convalescent Center. In only 8 minutes you created a caricature which the families and residents will cherish for many years to come. The way you combined physical features and hobbies of certain people here created more than just a photograph. We could have kept you here for hours and the people here would have enjoyed every minute. I hope that we will again be able to have you at North side Convalescent Center. Thanks again!
-Diana Suthard Resident Concerns

Kourosh and Patrick
We can’t thank you enough for your creative abilities and sense of humor.  We have received such rave reviews from our associates about your work.  As you could tell from the lines, you were a huge success.  Thank you again for being a part of our Holiday party. We hope to have you at our events in the future.
-Lindsey V. Ritsema

Patrick is the BEST IN THE BUSINESS
-Lynn Johnston President“ National Cartoonists Society, Creator of For Better Or For Worse”

Patrick is the only caricaturist I use and has been since 1985.
-Walt Gansser -Coca Cola

Patrick is a remarkable talent. His caricatures were the hit of the party. I use mine on my personal stationery.
-Charlton Heston, Hollywood

Your caricature occupies a place of honor in my home.
-Larry Hagman, California

Thank you for the caricature, Patrick. I love it.
-Ted Turner, President TBS. Atlanta

We are delighted with Patrick’s work and his ability to entertain the crowd. He is our only choice for our trade shows and conventions across the country.
-Cliff Fleenor, Society of Automotive Engineers

It has been our pleasure to have Kourosh at our annual buying show. His caricatures have become an annual tradition.
We look forward to have Kourosh at our 1987 Annual Buying Show.
-Erv Goodroe
-Executive Vice president

Your work for us in the past has always been extremely creative and original and has truly been a highlight to any function for the company. You have a true talent in expressing your subject’s personality into your art.
It is always a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to having you join us again in the near future.
-Marc Grauer
-National Meetings and Conventions Manager

I just wanted to let you know that it was a Big Hit. They all LOVED the drawing!
They all commented on what a good job you did. We loved it. Thanks again, and hopefully we will be calling on you again
-Debbie

Enclosed is a picture which was taken at Brian’s Bar Mitzvah. We hope that this will be useful to you and perhaps your scrapbook when you try to obtain additional jobs.
You may note that it has been almost a year since the Bar Mitzvah until we obtained the pictures, and it is just as consistent with the fact of how long it takes us to get things done perfectly. Again, thank you very much for your helping to make Brian’s Bar Mitzvah the success that it was and please reserve two years from now for younger son Paul’s Bar Mitzvah.
-H. William Cohen

Your flattering portrait of me was forwarded by Governor Godwin’s office in Richmond. It was very thoughtful of you to do this and I appreciate it. You obviously have great talent and I want to wish you every success.
-Linwood Holton

Just a short letter to thank you for your presence and work I at our Christmas Party on December 14, 1985.
Everyone was thrilled with their pictures and your professionalism.
-Judy Cohen Administrative

Your flattering portrait of me was forwarded by Governor Godwin’s office in Richmond. It was very thoughtful of you to do this and I appreciate it.
You obviously have great talent and I want to wish you every success.
-Linwood Holton

Last year I had the good fortune to meet Kourosh at a Craft’s Fair in the North Georgia Mountains. I was so impressed by his artistic talents that I asked him to work on a surgical project with me. He came to the Operating Room at the Baldwin County Hospital in Milledgeville and was shown our gastric bypass operation for morbid obesity. A number of gastric bypass papers, booklets, and lectures were being prepared that needed illustrating. Mr. Solaimani, in a very ingenious manner, was able to take the flavor of what we were doing and translate it into very informative and provocative caricatures. Mr. Solaimani is an intelligent, honest, and extremely talented person. I recommend him without reservation.
-William M. Headley, M.D.

Holiday Party
Caricatures were drawn for a large office party. The client was extremely pleased with the results.
“KUDOS to The Nose! The artists that came to our holiday party were wonderful. Everyone had a fantastic time, and we kept all super-busy – you should have seen the lines! I want to say that of all our artists that evening, Kourosh was the most popular, and his drawings kept people in stitches. He was not only courteous, talented, and hard working, but he took the time to get to everyone in his line and even stayed a few minutes beyond the party (at his request) to finish up those he had given a number to earlier on since he chose to do details instead of just upper body. He was truly a wonder, and you are so lucky to have him on your team! Please let Kourosh know that he was an exceptional person to work with, and his work was so well received. (I had people stepping out of the main line to form one for him personally – it was pretty impressive.) He also wore his artist’s hat, and really looked the part. Some of the stuff he came up with for people was hilarious – and his facials were spot on! He is a true artist, and we thoroughly enjoyed his talents that evening. Thank you.”
-Wendy Lindly, Executive Assistant, Georgia North Division
Hanwha Solar Promotion in San Francisco
Caricatures were drawn on full-color, pre-printed paper to promote the South Korean company Hanwha Solar during a Giants baseball game at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.
“Kourosh – Thank you for your amazing work on site at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.”
-Floriane Miniscloux, Associate Producer, Extraordinary Events
Kimberly Ann Movie Poster
The caricature was made to look like a movie poster showing important scenes from Kimberly Ann’s life and hobbies. The caricature measured an impressive 30 by 40 inches. “We had the birthday dinner for Kim, with some family and friends, on Saturday. Everything went according to plan, and she was quite stunned when we presented the caricature. In fact, our guests were quite intrigued, and so was practically everyone else in the restaurant. One woman asked me where I got it and when we were leaving, two different couples approached me asking if it was for sale (they thought I was an artist promoting my work!) Thanks.”

-Bruce Geddes

Rotary Club of Marietta
These 50 caricatures were part of a series that were given as gifts to guest speakers for the Rotary Club.
“Your portrait of David Talbot for the Marietta Rotary Club was phenemonal… Of all the ovations, applause and nice words that David had gotten, not to mention a few pens, pins, flashlights and mugs, we were overwhelmed and amazed by the fabulous portrait cartoon done of David. It was so accurate and captured all his passions and pleasures as well as details of his face. I am telling you, that picture will never be out of our sight. Thanks again.”
-Candice Talbot (Denver CO)

“Yes, DG Farmer was greatly impressed with the caricature. He said it was the best and most unique gift he has received thus far in visiting 35 Rotary Clubs!”
-Mark Barbour, President of Marietta Rotary Club.

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Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment’s Atlanta Casino Parties are an exciting way to entertain guests at holiday time, raise money for a worthy cause, thank employees for a job well done, show clients your appreciation or any special occasion, while giving them a chance to “cash-in” and win some prizes! Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment has been successfully creating these fun-filled theme parties for over 20 years!

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For breath-taking excitement, bring the thrill of Las Vegas to your next private party, corporate employee appreciation event or Holiday Casino Party! We feature Texas Hold ’em Poker, Roulette, Blackjack, Slots, Craps and, of course, the Big Wheel an Atlanta Casino Party can provide for your company party the actual look and feel of a real Las Vegas Casino complete with an actual “Pit Boss“.

Our friendly casino staff is trained to deal and instruct your guests with a fun, professional attitude and we will assist with raffles and even customize your chips with your business logo! For your next unique casino party guaranteed to WOW your guests, call Blue Sky Atlanta Music and Entertainment today at 770.457.1955 or fill out our GET THE DEAL form below today and a friendly associate will email you promptly!

There is no doubt we all need a little comedy in our lives, and to break guests up in laughter at that holiday or retirement dinner, you may want to consider a stand-up comic that has all the right moves, knows the corporate ropes and entertains in a very special and unique way.  You want to be sure, of course, that no one attending is going to be singled out or made to feel uncomfortable in any way unless it is a “roast”.  The professional comics we represent delight our clients in the age-old and for-all-ages style reminiscent of a David Letterman or a Conan O’Brien right here in Atlanta.

Comedy monologues do not need to be too long.  Thirty to forty minutes is usually ample time for any one comedian on stage.  There is something here to be said for “less is more” and they are happy to oblige your timetable.  Pertinent information imparted to us before the night will insure that the comedy tailors his material somewhat towards a guest of honor, a theme or a specific company.  You provide the spin and we will provide the entertainer with the credentials worthy of praise and respect.

Just call Blue Sky Atlanta at 770.457.1955 to book one of the best and funny comedians we have available for your next corporate event, cocktail party, retirement party, holiday party, or theme party.

Jerry Farber

One of the best nationally-known very funny and popular stand-up comedians, Jerry Farber is a corporate entertainer and pianist extraordinaire, Jerry Farber is #1 in Atlanta comedy and entertainment circles. He is the Atlanta’s most recognized and acclaimed performer, entertaining for over three decades. Jerry stars at local and national comedy clubs, and various charities and corporate functions all over the country.  If you are having a corporate event, Jerry Farber is one the ideas that should be at the top of your list for entertainment.

Our professional magicians travel across the country from Utah to Maine with real magic shows and tricks. And, nothing breaks up that stag dinner party following a member guest golf tournament or a rehearsal dinner cocktail party better than the many talents of a skilled magician.  Slick, sleight-of-hand never ceases to amaze and amuse even the most reserved party-goers.

Magic Shows

You can customize his performance by providing your company’s logo – which can be mounted or labeled on some of the magician’s props – to use as he strolls among the tables or guests.  There are no set-up requirements.  He will come fully self-contained.

One or two hours of strolling should be sufficient.  Some clients ask for an after dinner magic show to complete the night. Frequently people think of the proverbial “sawing the woman in half” trick but that is not the norm anymore.  The evening, therefore, can be very simple with magic cards or more elaborate depending on your needs.

Costs

Accommodations and air are included as we keep costs at a very fair and reasonable level for everyone.  If you give us a good idea of what you want to achieve, we will help you get there with flair.   The real magic trick is finding some of the best magicians in the country that puts on a great magic show.  We think you may have found the right place!

Magician Dan Garrett

Dan was born in Georgia, USA, and has been a resident of that state all his life. He grew up mainly in Coffee County in the small town of Douglas (the home of South Georgia College, and also known for having the oldest tobacco market in the South). Dan took up magic as a hobby about the age of ten, when he discovered the magic book section in his regional library. He also became an avid reader, his favorite fictional reading being science fiction.

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Bill Clary

Magician Howie is a career magician whose achievements include real magic shows and tricks in comedy clubs, major illusionist shows, restaurant and entertainment venue magic, corporate trade show booths, product launches, NBA half-time shows and post-game entertainment, summer camp kickoffs and school year-end performances, adult and children’s parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, and specialized magic for every occasion.

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Bill Clary

Bill Clary’s childhood love was “magic” and beyond any shadow of a doubt, he is one of the most sought after magical entertainers in the nation today. As a magician, M.C. and comedian he has performed shows in 17 countries on 107 international tours. He is an unusual entertainer – who astonishes audiences with stage illusions and keeps them in stitches with his comedy and music. He is also an accomplished singer, guitarist and banjo player.

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Jolly Jester

The MAGIC tricks of THE JOLLY JESTER will fool you, but its primary purpose is to ENTERTAIN you!  You can book this special magician with his sleight of hand tricks in Atlanta by calling Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment at 770.457.1955.

Humor is the key, as spectators from three to ninety-three will enjoy the laugh-provoking legerdemain – real sleight of hand magic tricks . A special highlight is the Close-Up Magical Conjuring featured at every show, mingling among small groups, completely surrounded, captivating the crowd with the fact that The Jolly Jester fooled us right under our noses…

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CARRIE is no ordinary stiltwalker!

Not only does she wield them like they are her own legs, she also juggles, dances, and creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement! She is outgoing and interactive – attracting attention with her personality, creating a buzz about your event!

Atlanta Stiltwalker Carrie creates custom stilt costuming for parades, corporate events, fairs, festivals, trade show promotions, receptions, company parties, fund raisers, private parties, picnics and school dances.

Carrie started her career in Kansas City, then moved to the Atlanta area in 1997 and has been performing around the country and abroad ever since.Her creative antics on stilts have spurred her to create some new characters that just might show up at your next event. If you are looking for something different…this is it!

Quote: Call (678) 467-8263 for pricing and availability.

 

Testimonials

“The South Carolina State Fair enjoyed having you in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 and look forward to having you back in 2013. You were our first LADY stilt walker, and you were a great choice!”
Nancy Smith-South Carolina State Fair

“Carrie McQueen is an amazing Performer. The North Carolina State Fair has enjoyed having Carrie entertain our guest in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and have her booked for 2011 & 2012. Her performances are high energy with juggling and comedy that involves the crowd. She has magnificent costumes that give each performance its own theme. She may come out as a cowgirl one time and the next time in a mardi-gras costume. She interacts with the crowd and her performances are fun and exciting for everyone. Carrie McQueen is atrue professional and will be a great entertainer for your fair. We made the right choice when we booked Carrie McQueen.”
MIKE PLEASANT ASSISTANT MANAGER – NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR

“Carrie McQueen adds an exciting aerial dimension to Fair entertainment. Carrie took our strolling entertainment to new heights at the York Fair. I would highly recommend her to all Fairs. ”
Mike Froehlich, CFE General Manager York Fair and York Expo Center

“She is versatile enough for any occasion. She adapts her performance to fit the crowds and the venue and they loved her!”
Artsplosure Festival

“Carrie McQueen is funtastic, purerific family entertainment! She is nothing short of a high class performer! The Nebraska State Fair gives her 5 stars! ”
Christine Rasmussen Marketing Manager Nebraska State Fair

“Enjoyable, dazzling, and quality performances. She was a great addition to our fair!”
Shelby Co. Fair

“She does an excellent job entertaining the crowd and the parade wouldn\\\’t be the same without her. The connection she makes with the spectators is outstanding and a credit to her love of performing. ”
Hobie Pileski- WSB-TV Atlanta

Other Places You Might Have Caught Her Performance

“The Big E 2010 W.Springfield MA ”

“Georgia National Fair 2009 Perry GA ”

“Montgomery Co. fair (2010- 2012) Gaitherburg MD ”

“Dixie Classic Fair (2006-2008, 2010-2012) Winston-Salem NC ”

“National Cornbread Festival (2001-2010) S. Pittsburg TN ”

“Decatur Arts Festival (2004-2008) Decatur GA ”

“DuPage Co Fair (2004-2008, 2010 & 2011) Wheaton IL ”

“Erie Co. Fair (2005, 2009) Hamburg NY ”

“Missouri State Fair (2007-2008) Sedalia MO ”

“Gwinnett Glows (1999-2007) Gwinnett GA ”

Atlanta Stiltwalker

“Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City OK, Ozark Empire Co. Fair- Springfield MO, Red River Revel-Shreveport LA, Toccoa Fall Festival- Toccoa GA, Callaway Gardens Balloon Fest – Pine Mtn. GA, Christmas on the island of Anguilla”

Beatles Cover Band Atlanta

Beatles Cover Band

RETURN has brought back the fun, the energy, and the excitement of the pop culture sensation that came to be known as “Beatlemania”.

They have performed all over the world including the Cavern in Liverpool, as well as Abbey Road Studios in London. In Japan they headlined the 40th anniversary celebration of the Beatles visit to Tokyo. In Hermosillo, Mexico they debuted their “Sgt Peppers & Beyond” show in front of over 10,000 fans. In the US they were recently named the Atlanta Braves Band of the Year.

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Beatles Cover Band Atlanta

A-1-A Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band

Jeff Pike has carved out a great career over the last 25 years in the southeast. He and his Jimmy Buffet Tribute band “A-1-A” bring all the “Parrot head fan clubs” of the region great joy when they perform in concert for them. This is the band you want to invite to your next fund raiser or outdoor festival. When they perform people’s jaws drop as they give complete homage to Jimmy and his stellar lineup of hits through the last 30 years.

Jeff’s appeal to any size audience and demographic is attributed to his innate skill and talents. This is really a very special showman and his musicians are world class. Take your next party to Margarittaville!

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