Shelly Flex

     Tier II PelonkStar

     Tier II PelonkStar

"Eye Catching and Beautiful"

Shelly began her training as an artistic gymnast at the age of 6. She later switched to rhythmic gymnastics where she found the perfect sport for her natural grace and flexibility.  She eventually became a nationally ranked rhythmic gymnast and traveled the country to compete against other Level 10 gymnasts.  At fifteen, Shelly began her career in entertainment by performing contortion and rhythmic gymnastics at local events.

 Shelly now performs a variety of professional-level circus entertainment acts, including, contortion, hand-balancing, aerial silks and hoop, lollipop lyra, stilt-walking, juggling, and ribbon dancing.  She has performed on Broadway in Pippin the Musical and as part of Cirque Du Soleil's Premier of Kurios in Tysons Corner.  Audiences across the country and abroad have enjoyed her performances in productions including those with Imago Entertainment in Hong Kong, with Cirque Productions in Italy, Puerto Rico, and in the Bahamas, and with Cirque Voila in a tour across the US. D.C. area venues have included the Kennedy Center, the Verizon Center, the MGM Grand Casino, and the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center.

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Thanks again for coming on short notice. You were a total life saver. You really made Jason’s 30th birthday extra special. The look on his face was priceless! We would love to have you perform for us again soon. (Maybe for Jessica and Alexander’s wedding?!)
— ~Stilt walking, ribbon dancing, and juggling performed at the Ritz Carlton~
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We loved having Shelly perform at our annual client appreciation gala this year. We were looking for something to make our event stand out from our events in the past, and she was the perfect fit! Her hand-balancing/flexibility performance in the center of our bar was eye catching and beautiful, and took our event to a whole new level.
— ~Ambient performance at the Washington Hilton~

Emma G

“Music has always been my voice”

Emma G has a vibrant energy that exudes through her music and performance. Originally from New Zealand, she moved to Washington DC to pursue a career in music. A vocal artist, Emma writes and records her own music and performs a wide variety of classic covers that embrace pop, rock and soul. Emma's career highlights have included features at The Kennedy Center; the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House; The National Cherry Blossom and Folklife Festivals; and The Atlas Performing Arts Theater.

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Emma G performing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, 2016

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Blue Styles Brass Band

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New orleans style Jazz Band

Blue Styles Brass Band is DC's own vicarious version of the New Orleans sound and tradition.  With the best of the best in the arsenal of great musicians in Washington, DC, this band provides the exclusive sound of the Bayou and the culture of the music that was born in south Louisiana.  This band emulates King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and all the masters of the music that makes 2nd line music what it has always been and what it can be in modern times.  Performing everything from Mardi Gras parties to funeral marches, Blue Styles Brass Band is your answer to any needs of the sound of New Orleans!

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DJ Wizdom

   TIER II PELONKSTAR

   TIER II PELONKSTAR

mr. wright

DJ Wizdom has been DJing Top 40 and hip hop events for ten years and always leaves dancing people in his wake. Having had the opportunity to DJ overseas he has done events in England and Australia. His breadth of knowledge with what will make people dance is unparalleled yet he's always eager to learn from clients about new tracks and styles of music that rock their world. With 35+ weddings under his belt, 4 years of DJing DC United's yearly season ticket holders event and Big Night DCs New Years Eve Extravaganza DJ Wizdom the perfect DJ for your event.

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Peter Chung

    TIER II PELONKSTAR

    TIER II PELONKSTAR

original folk- pop music

Peter Chung has shared the stage with Esperanza Spalding, Babyface, performed with an entire orchestra at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, SXSW, Life is Beautiful and won the grand prize for Kollaboration and San Francisco's Diesel Independent Artist. He is a singer-songwriter whose complex acoustic guitar rhythms and contemplative lyrics are influenced by James Taylor, Sting and John Mayer. Peter Chung lives in Los Angeles but travels back and forth to his hometown the Bay Area.

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Cosmos & Creature

     Tier II PelonkStars

     Tier II PelonkStars

progressive pop duo

Cosmos and Creature’s infectious new pop-electro single “Young” captures the youthful exuberance of the duo’s journey toward success. Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore were cultivating solo music careers before they started collaborating in 2014 under the name Cosmos & Creature. Burnette had just come off a four-year stint signed to Warner Bros. Records, and Moore was transitioning from songwriter to artist.  “We met at LA’s Hotel Cafe on a Monday night Soul Sessions,” explains Burnette.”It’s the same place we opened for John Mayer & James Bay shortly after we formed Cosmos & Creature.”
Burnette and Moore are highly acclaimed songwriters and sought after artists.  Burnette’s many accomplishments include writing a number 1 hit for Hedley which won Single of the Year at the Juno Awards as well as charting in the US Top 40 for a single he wrote for Jake Miller.  In his solo career, Burnette has garnered over 3 million streams on both Spotify and Youtube and has landed on the Billboard Emerging artist charts for two weeks straight.  While Moore is not only a successful songwriter, she is also an accomplished solo artist with a dedicated fan base. 

Their debut single “Young” is the perfect fusion of progressive pop and electronic with contagious melodies and a driving EDM beat. It’s sure to stick in your head like any great pop song should. In the throes of completing their signing at PRMD Records, Cosmos & Creature is also wrapping up their first tour, and getting ready to showcase their work at SXSW, 2017. With a quickly growing fan base and industry attention, Cosmos & Creature are quickly becoming one of the pop/electronic acts of the year. 

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Brandyn Burnette

      Tier II PelonkStar

      Tier II PelonkStar

Progressive soul

Brandyn Burnette is a progressive soul producer/singer-songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri currently living in Los Angeles. This self taught, 3rd generation musician has crafted his own sound and style that has begun to takeover the pop underground world from the inside out. "My music is about healing... that's what it is for me and that's what I think it is for other people. I want my fans to feel like they are entering another world when they listen to my music."

In 2014, Brandyn opened for John Mayer, Jon Bellion and James Bay. In 2015, he's penned songs for MKTO, Jake Miller, and co-wrote and sang "The Freshest," which was the Fox TV month long promo for the SuperBowl. Brandyn was also a featured performer on the TRAIN "Sail Across the Sun Criuse." One can only imagine what's next for this soulful artist from the midwest.

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Elijah Balbed

       Tier III PelonkStar

       Tier III PelonkStar

Saxophonist-Composer

Saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed is a native of Washington, DC currently residing in Queens, NY. Elijah has been named Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper, and has participated in residencies at the Kennedy Center (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), Strathmore, Bohemian Caverns, and most recently a month-long stint at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. Over the last decade, he has established himself as a versatile saxophonist, having performed with artists ranging from Nicholas Payton, Winard Harper, and Cyrus Chestnut, all the way to Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Kirk Whalum, and even the New Orleans jazz/funk legend Dr. John. Elijah is best known for having worked regularly with the late, great, Godfather of Go-Go music, Mr. Chuck Brown for about a year until Chuck’s passing. 

In 2012, Elijah released his debut album "Checking In", the title track awarding him a semi-finalist slot in the International Songwriting Competition (2012). The same song is also used as a jingle on WPFW, the only radio station in DC dedicated to jazz. On International Jazz Day of 2015, Elijah released his second album - an homage to the DC jazz scene and community, this one entitled "Lessons From the Streets". Both albums were named among the best jazz albums their respective years by Capital Bop, the leading jazz publication in DC.

In addition to jazz, Elijah is equally dedicated to the preservation and advancement of Go-Go music (Washington, DC's indigenous style of music). Through working with Mr. Chuck Brown, Elijah developed a passion and love for Go-Go and even has a band dedicated to combining elements Jazz and Go-Go musics called The JoGo Project. The band has been highly acclaimed in DC and the surrounding areas, having performed at venues such as Strathmore, the Kennedy Center, and festivals such as the Funk Parade, H Street Festival, and Art All Night, to name a few. Collaborations have included Frank Sirius, Christie Dashiell, Warren Wolf, Greg Boyer, R&B artist Cecily, tap dancer Joseph Webb, and rapper Javier Starks. This group now maintains a monthly residency at Club Bonafide in NYC, bringing the sound of DC to the Big Apple!

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2016 Artist of the Year
— Washington City Paper
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He is on the Rollins path, the Trane track. His level of maturity on the saxophone and in his solos are nothing short of frightening.
— Giovanni Russonello, Capital Bop on Checking In
Once the city’s Best New Jazz Musician, he’s evolved into the Hardest Working Man in Washington.
— Mike West, Washington City Paper

Dane Suarez

Tenor

Dane Suarez is quickly establishing himself as a “warm and robust tenore spinto” with “pure earth-shaking lyricism.” With debuts at notable stages including the John F. Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Opera House and Aspen Music Festival, Dane Suarez has earned his place in the world of music with his consistently "beautiful, soaring and moving" voice. 

Dane's performances and vocal prowess have merited him several vocal awards, complimenting his fluidity, vocal control and ability to engage any audience. His performances burst at the seams with interchanging rich harmony and mellow notes. Dane is the exact fit for any event seeking a performer to captivate and immerse their audience in a world of melodious emotion. 

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DJ Fanci

      Tier II PelonkStar

      Tier II PelonkStar

The Crossover queen

DJ Fanci, a native Houstonian with a flair for fashion and ear for music, is taking the entertainment industry by storm. What began as “fun” at her college radio station in Nashville, Tennessee has grown into a lifestyle and career choice for the present day hostess and disc jockey. Shortly after graduating from Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications, Fanci leaped into her entertainment career at Houston’s Hottest and #1 ranking Hip Hop Radio Station, 97.9 The Box. 

Fanci’s energetic personality and chameleon-like musical talent allows her to connect diverse crowds through her artistry - attracting invitations to mix for highly acclaimed DJ’s, top radio stations across the country, world-renowned names in fashion and retail, charity and corporate events, nightclubs, celebrity parties, and even open concerts for award-winning musicians. From Hip- Hop & Old School to Top 40 & Vocal House, Fanci vibes with socialites of every age, nationality and gender. 

In addition to her emerging career in entertainment, Fanci is currently expanding the “Fanci” brand geared toward building the self-esteem of young women struggling with defining and strengthening their identity. Dedicated to her brand, Fanci supports causes benefitting young women through her membership and affiliation with the I’m Me Foundation and Mia’s Closet.

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Fanci really knows how to throw a party!
— Chelsea Coffey, Founder of Mia’s Closet
She is one of the most talented DJ’s I know!
— Jillian “JJ” Simmons, Midday Personality KBXX 97.9 The Box and Founder of I’m Me Foundation
Fanci worked multiple events at the Macy’s Houston Galleria, many times on very short notice... Customers actually came into the store looking for her.
— Sean Turon, Macy’s - District Merchant
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I had the pleasure of working with Fanci at our Victoria’s Secret Pink and high value events. I enjoyed the experience that she delivered to our customers keeping them up beat for our parties. She would even dress according to our themes... and always went out of her way to make sure we had a great event every single time... She pretty much can do it all!
— Brandy Brackett, Victoria's Secret – Customer Experience Manager

Michelle Kim

Tier III PelonkStar

Tier III PelonkStar

Violin

Violinist Michelle Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and started piano lessons at age five before switching to violin. After her family moved to southern California, she made her debut at age 10, playing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. Ms. Kim has won numerous solo competitions and played with orchestras in Los Angeles, Berkeley and New York.

Ms. Kim is frequently heard in recitals as both a chamber musician and a soloist. In 2010, she was guest concertmaster of the New England Symphonic Ensemble in a premiere performance of Oh My Son in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the Carnegie Hall. She was also concertmaster of the Summer Opera Theatre Company at the Harman Center, the Washington Savoyards at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the Teatro Lirico at the Gala Hispanic Theater, and the Opera Camerata of Washington at The Metropolitan Club of DC. She has performed with Vanessa Williams, Beyonce, Willy Nelson and Gwen Stefani at the Kennedy Center Honors, and in concerts with Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Phillip Phillips and Clay Aiken.

Ms. Kim has been the featured entertainer on both the electric and acoustic violin at various charity events and diplomatic functions. For the last three years, she has performed the electric violin at the Italian Embassy for Becky's Fund Walk This Way Fashion Show. Ms. Kim played Bach's Partita No. 3 for the Institute for Korean-American Studies Liberty Award Dinner honoring Ambassador Christopher R. Hill at the US Senate Russell Building. In 2014, she performed for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo at the US Institute of Peace.

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Kamajian

     Tier II PelonkStar

     Tier II PelonkStar

Live percussion

Ricky Ricardo meets Tron! KAMAJIAN Live Percussion blends the classic rhythms of hand and stick drumming with a futuristic likeness and a vast array of dance music! A true out of this world experience, KAMAJIAN brings the edge to any event in need of a unique yet familiar performance- a product aptly known as Live Percussion. 

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DJ CYD

   Tier II PelonkStar

   Tier II PelonkStar

Classic sounds and vivacious beats

DJ CYD has made a reputation for herself, primarily, by being versatile. CYD has experience DJ'ing for an array of events ranging from exclusive club venues, to posh private events, high-end fashion shows, underground deep house parties, and even throwback hip hop parties. 

Formerly known as DJ Charity, CYD is passionate about music, and is a highly demanded Washington, D.C. based DJ. Her energetic open-format style showcases her vast experience in music, and has received enthusiastic endorsements from notable clients, including [but not limited to] Nike, Under Armour, Superdry, DKNY, Tory Burch, Lamborghini & Maserati. 

DJ CYD's current residencies are at Tropicalia, 14-Forty and Fig & Olive. CYD is the official DJ of the Clio Award Show in New York City. CYD's deep connection to music has even led her as far as Aruba for Love Festival, where she debuted her house music showcase. CYD is currently the Regional Director in the Washington, DC area for the House Music Awards, which in turn opened the doors for her to perform at the renowned house music venue, Echostage, for Budlight. 

With an 8-year tenure under her belt and an abundantly successful record of friendliness, professionalism and vibrance, there are not many DJs- male or female- that can keep up with the sound CYD puts out from the DJ booth!

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Robert Powell

    Tier I Fresh Talent

    Tier I Fresh Talent

Live-Elite-Percussion

Are you looking for a truly unique, interactive and super fun musical experience for your event your guests will never forget? Look no further!

By adding his live musical percussion skills to the best Dj's backing tracks Robert Powell aka 'Bongo Bobby' has built a stellar reputation for his drumming and musical versatility. With the experience of playing over 500 shows, Robert can put on a world class interactive percussion performance like you've never seen or heard before. Every show he does is unique and tailored to each event with taste. Robert incorporates audience participation into his act with basic hand percussion and conga lessons, allowing your guests to become part of the rhythmic experience.
Robert is the entertainer you need for any event; be it, weddings, birthdays, dance parties, and more. Bring a unique and original sound energy to your event!

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Room Service Music

     Tier I Fresh Talent 

     Tier I Fresh Talent 

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Room Service Music is more than a sound...it's a premium experience. Come and immerse yourself in a pool of sonic Renaissance. Take a journey back in time, or blast into the future with the musical dexterity of this DJ.  Based in The District of Columbia, Room Service Music elevates his events to the highest of plateaus.  His turntable magic can only be described as Room Service Music.  It has been shared with listeners at Wolf Trap, H Street Day Festival, the DOPE movie screening, and, currently, Lincoln and Teddy and the Bully in Downtown DC for brunch.  With a smooth style of spinning that will physically and mentally move you, Room Service Music is your next selection. Because, when life is grand, Room Service Music makes it even better.

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"Good Times!"- Room Service Music

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DJ Duffin

DJ Daniel Duffin

... and now we wait :)

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A-List Photo Booths

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A-List photo booths

A-list Photo Booths is the most elegant, professional, and high-quality photo booth rental provider in the DMV. We all know pictures last forever – their photo booths will provide you and your guests with the perfect memento and much more!  Their photo booth’s possibilities are limited only by your imagination- from custom backdrops, to themed props, social media integration capabilities, and immaculate picture quality, A-List provides endless flexibility! 

A-list Photo Booths is operated by Nicholas Suarez, who has been in the customer and event services industry since 2006. Originally he performed nationally as a DJ to every type of event imaginable and later he designed A-list Photo Booths. Working at all types of events, venues, attending a variety of expos and showcases gave Nicholas great insight into what was missing in the DMV’s photo booth options: a high-quality company that truly gave full customization on services; offered formally dressed suit and tie attendants; and the most cutting-edge technological advances within the photo booth industry.

What truly sets A-list Photo Booths apart isn’t the state-of-the-art photo booths or cutting-edge event expertise. It’s their dedication to outstanding customer service. All of their attendants are courteous, friendly, and professional. Recreating your wildest dreams in print, A-List Photo Booths are here to make sure you and your guests have a great time! 

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Nicholas, your photo booth was literally the funniest part of the entire night!
— Anonymous
I would highly recommend A-List photo booths and will use again at my next party! Everything was fabulous and the entire team was extremely professional. My guests loved the party!
— Lindsay- Wedding Wire
We had a great time with A-List Photo Booths. They are professional, fun, and the photo quality is great!
— Machee- Wedding Wire

Rajan

    Tier III PelonkCeleb

    Tier III PelonkCeleb

Rajan

Walking the line between art and crime, Rajan takes artistic inspiration from the street directly to you.  

Within the flow of  your next event, Rajan creates street inspired graffiti art, murals, body painting, chalk art and lettering. For a refined taste, he puts a spin on speed painting, watercolors,  quick portrait sketches, reflective caricatures and fashion illustrations.  Rajan enjoys sharing his vision with clients across the globe including Nike, the CIA, BMW, GE, HP, Calvin Klein and March of Dimes. His work has been recognized by Newsweek, PBS, CBS Evening News and Voice of America.

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DJ Dirty Hands

  Tier IV PelonkCeleb

  Tier IV PelonkCeleb

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Throughout his tenure in DC for the past 20 years, Charles (DJ Dirty Hands) is a true testament to his work ethic and in reality, his philosophy on life. Whether it is mixing the latest hit on the deck or using his creative mind to develop a new business idea, Charles’ keen eye for design and driven personality has inevitably left a lasting impression on the competitive market of DC.

Years of honing his skills have lead to some incredible headlining engagements, from DJ’ing the Democratic National Convention for Bill Clinton to becoming a mentor at the Red Bull Music Academy. Whatever endeavor Charles decides to take on, he leaves no stone unturned in his quest for a successful outcome.

Using his extensive background in the business as a DJ, Charles went on to broaden his skill set once again by going on to open one of DC’s hottest nightclubs, Fly Lounge. An accomplishment he would repeat with Angels Rock Bar in Baltimore, MD; another iteration of Fly Lounge in Aspen, CO; and once more in DC's own, Heist nightclub.

DJ Dirty Hands has performed alongside the likes of Beyonce, Outkast, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Rihanna, and the Black Eyed Peas; and headlined events like South by South Lawn, NBA All-Star-Afterparties, and BET tribute parties, to name a few.

Charles dominates any venue and infuses every party with his versatility, and his ability to read crowds. With such, he continues to captivate the entire industry by incorporating his love for music with an entrepreneurial drive to success.

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Ben Hoyt

     Tier II PelonkStar

     Tier II PelonkStar

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Ben Hoyt is a classically trained, acoustic/electric violinist hailing from the Washington DC area. Ben is currently pursuing degrees in Violin Performance and Recording Arts at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Ben is a member of the internationally acclaimed band Rêve. Ben has performed with numerous local and national musical acts, including ELO, Trampled by Turtles, and Dreamboat Armada. Ben has performed at a wide range of venues, including Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, the National Archives, the Bethesda Blues and Jazz club, the Washington DC 9:30 Club, and the Baltimore 8x10. As a session musician, Ben has been featured on a number of EPs and LPs covering a wide range of genres, from Classic Rock to Hip-Hop to Jazz. In addition to the violin, Ben sings, plays piano, drums, and guitar. Ben has judged competitions at the Peabody Preparatory, and has coached Baltimore City children through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program. As an avid street performer, Ben has also spent years developing improvisation and performance skills. 

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