GIGMASTERS #1 RATED VARIETY SINGER IN LA, I have been performing professionally since I was a teenager and I LOVE WHAT I DO! Whether singing for weddings, corporate functions, retirement and birthday parties, or any special event, I can accommodate a wide range of requests from jazz standards, Great American songbook, 40s, 50s and 60s, 70s R & B, Disco, 80s, Rock and Roll to today's top hits. What makes me stand out from other singers is that I have a lot of contagious fun on stage, plus I have been told that I have a beautiful voice,have a wonderful stage presence and am a great dancer. I have over 300 songs in my repertoire. I work as a solo artist with backing tracks, as a duo, trio or with my full band Retro Station (Gigmasters BEST OF 2012 AND 5 STAR RATED).
Along with being a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys), I've been a featured performer on HBO and ESPN singing the national anthem for the LA Lakers and a George Forman boxing match. I have performed on NBC's Today Show with Bryan Gumbel and was interviewed by MTVs Martha Quinn. I have recorded with Rhino Records, as well as many other independent artists. Opening for such acts as Eddie Money, I have also had the pleasure to work with and share the stage with such old time favorites as Darlene Love, Lou Christy, Leslie Gore, Tommy Roe, Gary U.S. Bonds, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, The Diamonds, The Del Vikings, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs and the infamous oldies DJ, Art Leboe.
Clients include American Movie Classics, Walt Disney Co., Columbia Pictures, MGM Studios, PGA Golf Assoc., Ford Motor Co., Disneyland, Universal Studios, Southern California Edison, LA Police Dept., Carnival Cruises, State of New Mexico, California State Fair, California State University, Hot August Nights, Reno, California Teachers Assoc., City of Calabasas, City of Riverside, City of El Segundo, The LA Forum, Ventura Theater, Ventura County Fair, Pasadena Ice House and many more private parties.
Casinos include Tropicana (Las Vegas), Harrah's (Laughlin and Rincon), Peppermill (Reno), Atlantis (Reno), Harvey's (Lake Tahoe), Agua Caliente (Rancho Mirage), Spa (Palm Springs), Carson Station (Carson City).
BELOW ARE TESTIMONIALS FROM SATISFIED CLIENTS:
Michelle was a delight to work with and to have for this wedding. As professional coordinators for a lot of events, this particular wedding we coordinated was for very dear, close friends of ours, which is to say that everything had to be perfect. She invested herself into this event. She did so much more than just show up; she asked what else they could do to assist us in ensuring that this wedding was everything it was meant to be. If you want to have the best at your gig, we highly recommend Michelle. -Gaye K, Santa Monica, CA (gig ID# 1454442)
Michelle has a great voice and is a consummate professional. She was a joy to work with through the whole process and accommodated all of our special requests. She also emcees the event and knows just what songs to pick at the right times. -Paul G, Santa Barbara
Michelle was wonderful and played all the right music for our wedding. She has a lovely voice, easy to work with and she handled last minute requests with professionalism.
Meredith C. - Malibu
Michelle and the guys were great from day one. They were extremely quick to respond and communicated well. The band was extremely fun and all about making our day the best possible, to include willing to learn new songs upon request. It was great to work with them.
Tyson and Lindsey C.- Dana Point
As a professional keyboardist with over 250 weddings under my belt- I was now on the other side as the client in charge of my own party and Michelle was spot on in all things, including Master of Ceremonies duties. The overall musicianship and vocals were strong, the song selection was appropriate - and in an era of parties leaning towards DJ's- there is nothing like a live band. Rock on!
David B. - Manhattan Beach
We had Retro Station for our wedding and we could not have asked for a more perfect band! They are very professional, SO much fun, and very, very accommodating! They had he dance floor full the whole time! Thank you for making our wedding special! Michelle and the whole band were a pleasure to work with! Their passion for what they do really shows in their performance! Great versatile band for any occasion!
Alyson T. -Pasadena, CA
Retro Station was amazing at my wedding reception. My friends are still talking about how much fun they had even after 2 years! Good music, great time and one of the best parties I've been to even if it was my wedding reception.
Matt S. - Solvang