Monday, September 30, 2013

Get Happy - with Pink Martini!

Dear Friends!

This tune will put a smile on your face! Pink Martini is back, "Get Happy" dropped last Tuesday. They are currently playing on a European tour that includes gigs in Prague, Berlin and Bremen but they are coming to Southern California in January 2014! Get dressed and practice your moves.

"From their very first record release back in 1994 to present, Pink Martini has become internationally recognized as musical masters of that bygone era of glamourous luscious big beautifully orchestrated standards and lounge. They are synonymous with the words sophistication, class and style. I've been a huge fan from day one, both because of their highly skilled talent as musicians, as well as their utterly fascinating, wildly diverse and eclectic choices of music! With songs new and old sung in German, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, Farsi, Chinese and Romanian,  "Get Happy" gives complete new meaning to the expression "there's something in it for everybody" and somehow manages to do so with a smooth cocktail elegance and grace, as only they can do. " ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Putting on the high heels! Wishing you an elegant week!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Music: Teenage New Artist You Need to Know: Lorde

Dear Friends,

She is all over the airwaves and she recently was the special in-studio guest at KCRW: meet Lorde, just sweet 16 years old and conquering the pop world from her home base Auckland, New Zealand. And yes, she's in 12th grade, finishing Grammar School. Just a side note to Jaden Smith!

"New Zealander singer/songwriter Lorde is already being compared to the likes of British soul singer Adele with her iTunes and Spotify top 10 hit "Royals." Lorde's story is pretty cool… at a mere 12 years of age, she was basically "discovered" much like an actress back in the glamorous golden age of Hollywood by a talent scout and signed barely 2 years later by Universal Records. "Royals" is a laid back super sumptuous mildly disco flavored groove with a colorful tale both sung and spoken and woven over, then buttoned up neatly with a showroom worthy hook. This version is a very nice slightly funkier remix by "Magnifik." Already a favorite amongst my clients! See you on the dance floor! " ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Goes to show you: real talent has no age!

Happy first week of autumn!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We Are Happy to be Nominated for a BizBash Event Style Award

Dear Friends!

We are very grateful and excited to see our hard work acknowledged and nominated for the  BizBash Event Style Awards!

Best Event Entertainment Act
Amway China's Reaching New Heights Gala

Producing Reaching New Heights was a major team effort by everyone at EventWorks and our trusted partners:

Todd Roberts / Visions Lighting
Douglas Johnson / Entertainment Plus
Rick Jobson / Technical Show Management
Greg Russell / Tandem Digital
Ian Seeberg / Screen Rhythm
David Flad / Q1 Designs, Inc.

Sound: 3G Productions, Video Projection: DWP Live, 3D Flying System: Flying by Foy, Production Hawaii, Hawaii Stage and Lighting.

We are looking forward to seeing our friends from BizBash, fellow nominees and colleagues at the BizBash IdeaFest on October 30th in New York City.

Gratefully Yours,

Monday, September 16, 2013

New and Exciting Music from Sir Paul McCartney!

Dear Friends,

There is a reason to look forward to fall! Paul McCartney is releasing "New" on October 15th and reviewers are falling all over themselves. As an event industry person you may ask: "Can he still play?" - Yes, he can! He attracted over 100 000 this past May to two sold-out arena concerts in Mexico City and he headlines the I ♥ Radio Festival in Las Vegas on September 21st. Not bad for a grandpa!

"I'm always so thrilled when I find out that many of the world's most influential and gifted music makers of every walk of life are still doing what they do best… making great music. Paul McCartney is back and sounding better than ever with his new release due this October simply entitled "New." With nods to both my favorites of his era, that of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as well as The Wings' light hearted big 70's hits, Sir Paul, with the production backing of new wiz kid on the block Mark Ronson is back to his fun upbeat anything-is-possible-with-love like self! Coo Coo Cachoo! : ) " DJ Matt Cornwall

Wishing you a great week!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Celebrating and Honoring Barry White This Week

Dear Friends!

We were very pleased to learn that Barry White will be posthumously honored with a Star on the world famous Walk of Fame this week! If in Hollywood, catch the ceremony on September 12th - it would have been his 69th birthday - at 11:30am. The Star will be located at 6914 Hollywood Blvd, across from the Dolby Theatre. That's prime Walk of Fame real estate, and the ceremony will feature Motown's Berry Gordy and widow Glodean White.
We all have personal memories of Barry White. Marion met him during her music industry days and still swoons over his bass voice and kind manners. DJ Matt goes way back with the White family.
Barry' love songs are classics and we are happy to celebrate him this week.

"I have particularly fond memories of Barry White. When I was very very young, I went to the same school as his sons. We became good friends until I moved to a different city but we actually stayed in touch for quite some time. I will never ever forget the times when Barry himself would come pick up his sons after school in a giant gleaming white Rolls Royce! On the last day of school before summer, his sons Barry Jr. and Darryl brought me over to meet their dad. I remember leaning into the pristine car as they introduced me, only to hear that deep-as-the-Grand-Canyon smooth billowing voice say "hi Matt". He had a beautiful radiant smile and even at the tender young age of 7 I remember being so thrilled to meet such a legend. Needless to say, I am very excited to hear Mr. White is being honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His music has influenced countless singers with a style unlike any other R&B artist at the time. Here's to the legend and maestro of Love himself,  Mr. Barry White! " ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Wishing you a great week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday Music: Artists Who Just Worked With Us, The Counting Crows.

Dear Friends,

Our team just returned from a production in Seattle, big smiles on their faces.
We had the great luck of working in an amazing location, Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum. We cannot imagine a better place to entertain with a live concert! The acoustics are perfect! So was the band! The Counting Crows rocked the hall and all of our 1200 guests had a blast.
There is nothing quite like the excitement of a live concert in a great setting but we chose The Counting Crows to start off this short week anyway!

Wishing you a happy 4-day week.