Amy & Luis played a scaled down wedding at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda in Metro West Orlando, the guest list was reduced by 50% but the love was still overflowing. We had a great time playing a full Classical Prelude, it was the requested style but also musician's choice of tunes so we picked our newest set of Classical Duets, written specifically as duets and it was so fun and refreshing! We also played an R&B/Modern Pop Cocktail hour with songs from artists including: Boyz II Men, Khalid, and The Weeknd. It was nice to receive the compliments on both styles and see the guests grooving, from the kids all the way to grandma :-)
This intimate wedding was not what the couple was originally planning but I'm glad they could still go through with a smaller ceremony. Next year it will be Amy & Luis at their 1-year Anniversary Party for a full celebration! I can't wait to celebrate again with them:-) They didn't have any specific song requests so I used my best judgement to create a mix of traditional classical and classic love songs. Thank you to Mission Inn for hosting and the guests for all the nice compliments!
Amy & Luis changed things up by creating an electric violin and DJ set. The mashup of Take On Me and Blinding Lights is a sample of this new offering.
It was an honor to be a guest speaker at the Music Seminar class at Eastern Florida State College! I spoke about my career as a performer and how I'm navigating these COVID-19 times. Since it was a virtual call through Microsoft Teams, I took a screenshot of me making sure I look presentable :-) The students messaged questions that I had some time at the end to answer. I really hope that I inspired and helped the upcoming generation of music professionals!
Amy & Luis were a surprise gift for the Birthday Party of the coolest grandma in Winter Springs, Terry! She turned 80 years old but is so young! She danced and sang along and truly was the life of the party. One of her sons hired us from California and dialed in via FaceTime to join the party. They were a great little audience. Some of the songs we performed included: American Pie, Margaritaville, Dream a Little Dream, and Come Back to Sorrento.
Amy & Luis received a grant from The True North Foundation to be part of their #YouAreEssential campaign. This is probably our best video yet and was so much fun to plan, make, and share! Luis worked on mixing our audio using Ableton and I put together the video with Final Cut Pro.
When we were brainstorming and coming up with ideas, we tried to focus on the fun parts of these hard times to create an uplifting video. It was a lot of fun to make these little video clips of life in the year 2020. I also got to use my tap dancing skills! We hope you laugh and smile while you watch :-)
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