Cara LaGreen can turn any event into a delight. She does holiday parties, weddings, proposals, funerals, anniversary parties, engagement parties, church services, corporate events, valentine grams, background music, cocktail hour, Jazz sets, top 40's sets, soft acoustic sets, rock/pop sets you name it she can do it(her guitar player will do anything if you feed him) :-) So come on by. Cara is fun, straight forward, low key and drama free. Weather its your 1st wedding or your 5th, weather its your 5th anniversary or your 50th, Cara will work with you to personalize your event and make it the one everyone talks about. (In a good way)
Cara LaGreen has been singing since she was 3 years old in her grandfathers Dixieland Jazz band. She has traveled all over the world including playing Princess Diana in the Backstage Award winning "Divas" Off Broadway at the legendary Studio 54 in New York City, she received rave reviews in LA weekly for her role in the musical Dracula in Hollywood and was the lead singer on Carnival Cruise Lines' "Ecstasy" ship out of Galveston, Texas. She has also done many commercial voice-overs, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Toyota. She has sung back up for Trini Lopez in Palm springs and at San Manuel Casino. She has sung with Don Ho in Hawaii and Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She debuted her cabaret in NY at the legendary Don't tell mama theatre and toured it to Los Angeles. She performed with Palmer Productions in Personals and Pump Boys and Dinnetts. She has performed at the Weathervane Theater in NH, The NASA Space Center, and the White House. Locally she has been seen at South Coast Repertory Theater, KCAL 9's Hour of Power, and in the show, "Dancing Queen" on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach.(Much easier to dance and sing on a ship that doesn't move) She is a member of The AEA and the newly merged SAG - AFTRA. Her hobbies include, Saved by the Bell reruns, bingo with old ladies. She is currently learning how to play the cheese grater.
Cara has her own sound equipment and comes complete with everything needed for a rockin good time. No assembly required.
Holiday parties- Cara can perform religious and non religious holiday songs. She specializes in fun and different arrangements of the classics. For example have you ever heard White christmas with a bassa nova beat? Or Joy to the world mixed with three dog nights Jeremiah was a bullfrog? Or Rockin around the christmas tree with jazz scats? She can also incorporate props including feather boas for santa baby and cat eye glasses and 50's scarves for Rockin around the christmas tree. She also brings shakers, bells, and tambourines and the audience can join in with the instruments whenever they choose. If there are children at the party they always love playing the instruments. No matter how low key or lively your event a good time is always had by all.
Parties and any other events requiring music- Cara can do anything from quiet acoustic background music to top 40 to jazz to pop to themed decade music of the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, to present.
Weddings- Cara typically does 2-5 songs for a ceremony and can also provide instrumental background music for the entrance and exit music, brides, bridesmaids entrance, etc. She can also do the reception music, or if you are hiring a dj for the reception she can do an add on of a 3-5 song set at the reception to get the party started. She likes to play songs that are special to the couple and will do anything to personalize the event. Prices also include an in person or phone meeting & cd of suggestions.
Funerals, Memorial services, and Celebrations of life- Cara typically does 2-3 songs and can perform anything from the standards such as amazing grace and ave maria to songs such as Wind beneath my wings, Fields of Gold, lullabye by billy joel, Annie's song, etc. She can also do anything non traditional that you may be looking for. She can play background acoustic music for any of the ceremony. She wants more than anything to perform songs that the family would like or that were special to the loved one and will work to personalize the event fully. If you need a slide show for the service Cara's husband is a graphic designer and can provide that service as well. They would like to take any stress they can off of the family and make it a beautiful memory of your loved one. If you would like to add on a slide show there is a special package price.
Church services-Cara can come and sing at any church no matter what the denomination. She can lead the service including the hymns and congregational songs and she can also prepare material to fit the sermon or talk title of the day.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.