Rising Star 2015 Award Winners

Posted by Peter G on January 6, 2016

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Today we're excited to announce the Rising Star winners for 2015! This annual award is given to GigMasters members who earned the most revenue from GigMasters bookings in their category. We have 154 winners this year, and they are now featured on our Rising Star page. We have notified all members and distributed the new Rising Star award image to their profile pages.

Most Popular Children's Party Entertainer - Costume Characters & More
Most Popular Corporate Event Entertainer - Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!
Most Popular Wedding Band - AMFM (Downbeat LA)
Most Popular Wedding DJ - Neon Express Entertainment
Most Popular Wedding Entertainer - Atlantic String Ensemble
Most Popular Wedding Variety Entertainer - Travis Allen #1 Young Elvis In Las Vegas
Top Accordionist - Papa Bavarian
Top Acoustic Band - Dan Walker
Top Acoustic Duo - Vocal Point
Top Acoustic Guitar - DAVID PAYTON: U.S.#1 Singer/Guitarist/One-Man-Band
Top Acoustic Trio - Lilac Wine
Top Animals For Parties Company - Aly's Ponies & Traveling Barnyard
Top Astrologer - Sister Glo Knows
Top Auctioneer - Jerry Goldstone
Top A Cappella Group - reVoiced
Top Bagpiper - I Pipe It-Bagpiper for Hire
Top Balloon Twister - SuperNovA
Top Banjo Player - Richard Stillman
Top Barbershop Quartet - Barbershop Quartets USA
Top Beach Band - Pro Entertainment Bands DJs and more....
Top Big Band - Upper East Side Big Band
Top Big Band Singer - Matt Walch-Singing The Big Band Standards
Top Bluegrass Band - The Handsome Hearts
Top Blues Band - Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists
Top Brass Band - Bon Temps Brass Band
Top Brass Ensemble - Chamberlain Brass
Top Broadway Singer - Christine Asero
Top Cabaret Dancer - Diamond Beauty Dancers & Celebrity Tribute Artists
Top Caricaturist - Caricatures and Silhouettes by Darci Herbold
Top Cellist - Alexandra NYC Cellist & Ensembles
Top Children's Music Band - The Uncle Brothers & Hooley Shooters
Top Children's Music Singer - Dave Jay Gerstein
Top Choral Group - The Late Show's Gospel Choir
Top Christmas Carolers - Holiday Harmony Strolling Carolers
Top Circus Performer - Mesmerizing Arts
Top Classical Duo - Grace Note Strings ~ Weddings, Beach & Church
Top Classical Quartet - Art-Strings Ensembles
Top Classical Singer - Micheal Castaldo - Classical Crossover Pop +
Top Classical Trio - Amethyst Trio
Top Clown - Sassi The Clown And Sassi Entertainment Unlimited
Top Comedian - Sam Adams
Top Comedy Group - Comedysportz Improv Theater Minneapolis MN
Top Comedy Singer - The Fabulous Vegas Guys
Top Costumed Character - Costume Characters & More
Top Country Band - Buck Ford Pure Country Band
Top Country Duo - The Wagon Wheels
Top Country Singer - Bobby Cool
Top Cover Band - AMFM (Downbeat LA)
Top Dance Band - Charisma
Top Dance Group - Kumu Kahne's Hula and Tahitian Dancers
Top Dancer - Liz Watts and Company
Top DJ - Soulcirque
Top Dueling Pianos - Windy City Dueling Pianos
Top Elvis Impersonator - Las Vegas Elvis Tribute
Top Emcee - Chuck Dukas Live Event Emcee and Auctioneer
Top Event Artist - ILoveAirbrush
Top Event Planning - Over The Top Events & Parties
Top Event Planning - Marquis Weddings & Events
Top Event Services - 88photobooth
Top Event Staffing - Behind The Glass Bartending
Top Face Painting - Facepainting And Parties By Maria
Top Fiddler - Susie The Wedding Fiddler
Top Flutist - Jennifer Hunt
Top Folk Band - WestWend
Top Folk Duo - Phil Volan & Joleen Bell
Top Folk Singer - Shady Rill - Tom Mackenzie And Patti Casey
Top Folk Trio - Cuban Trio
Top Fortune Teller - Gypsy
Top Funk Band - The Swift Technique Ensemble
Top Gospel Singer - Angela Missy Billups
Top Guitarist - Tavi Jinariu, Los Angeles Classical Guitarist
Top Handbell Choir - Larry and Carla - Handbell Duets
Top Harpist - Erin Hill
Top Human Statue - Statue Guy
Top Hypnotist - Jeff Jay named Gigmaster's "Top Entertainer"
Top Illusionist - Taylor (Pelican Trapper) Lewis
Top Impersonator - Linda Axelrod - Joan Rivers Impersonator And More
Top Impressionist - Joey Vincent - Funny Man With A Horn
Top Jazz Band - The Speakeasies
Top Jazz Duo - LaLa Pomp
Top Jazz Ensemble - The Matt Stedman Corporate Event Ensemble
Top Jazz Singer - Madeline Tasquin
Top Jazz Trio - Sam Graham Trio
Top Juggler - Lou Johnson
Top Karaoke Band - Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke
Top Keyboardist - David Zipse, Virtuoso Pianist
Top Magician - Magic Of Marco - 305 Reviews!
Top Marching Band - Patriot Brass New York Marching Band
Top Mariachi Band - Mariachi Trio Los Azulado
Top Marilyn Monroe Impersonator - Camille Terry
Top Mentalist - David Lawrence
Top Mime - Chris Yerlig, GigMasters' Top Mime
Top Motown Band - Another Level
Top Motown Singer - The Sound Of Charles Lee
Top Oldies Band - Red Hot Ramblers
Top Oldies Singer - Johnny The Oldies Singer, Sinatra, Elvis & Doowop
Top Oldies Trio - Senior Class!
Top One Man Band - Tom Sartori
Top Opera Singer - Gloria Mendieta Gazave
Top Orchestra - Casino Players Orchestra & Sinatra Tribute Show
Top Organist - Thomas R. Schadl
Top Original Band - Ethan Keller
Top Palm Reader - MISTER VIBE: Gigmasters "Best Entertainer" Winner!
Top Personal Style - Glamour by Khirsten
Top Photographer - LUSH LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
Top Pianist - Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos- Solo, Dueling
Top Pop Band - The Radio Band
Top Pop Singer - Tom Cash
Top Pop Trio - ELECTRIA
Top Psychic - L'Oracle
Top Puppeteer - Quality Entertainment
Top R&B Band - The Sensation Band & DJ Combo
Top R&B Singer - Oya
Top Rock Band - Mike Dangeroux Gigmasters' Top Rock Band
Top Rock Duo - Not Even Brothers
Top Rock Singer - John Thrasher
Top Roots Band - The Company Store
Top Saxophonist - K. Chris Knight
Top Singer - Kevin Laurence
Top Singer Guitarist - Matt Hartke Music
Top Singing Telegram Company - Jim The Entertainer ~ Singing Telegrams
Top Soul Band - Soul Purpose
Top Soul Singer - JMeel
Top Speaker - BlackHawk Pilot & Speaker: Elizabeth McCormick
Top Square Dance Caller - Pat Cannon's Foot & Fiddle Dance Co.
Top Steel Drum Band - Feelin IRIE
Top Steel Drummer - Sterling C Sample's Island Music Steel drums LLC
Top Stilt Walker - Mike Weakley - Stilt Fun
Top Storyteller - Queen Emeralda
Top String Quartet - Atlantic String Ensemble
Top Stuntman - BMX Freestyle Team LLC
Top Swing Band - Swing On !
Top Tarot Card Reader - Psychic Readings By Eva
Top Techno Band - Planet Plink
Top Theme Party Company - TV Game Shows - 5 Different Shows Offered
Top Transportation Service - Ultimate Party Bus of New England
Top Tribute Act - Sinatra Tribute Show, Starring Matt Snow
Top Tribute Band - Woodie & The Longboards: Beach Boys/Beatles/Eagles
Top Tribute Singer - Jerry Armstrong - Tribute Artist
Top Trumpeter - Kenny John
Top Ukulele Player - J. KEKOA CHO - Ukulele & Mandolin
Top Variety Band - Flashback, The Party Band
Top Variety Duo - Don & Mary
Top Variety Singer - VITO LOMBARDO
Top Ventriloquist - Kevin Horner Live: Ventriloquist/Illusionist
Top Videographer - RDPLex Films
Top Violinist - Sweet Harmony ~ Live Music For Special Events
Top Wedding Officiant - Rev. Ernest J. Breaux
Top Woodwind Ensemble - Quartette Barbette
Top World Band - Polkadelphia
Top World Music Duo - Spanish Guitar Chicago / Spanish Guitar Duo
Top World Music Singer - Ernest Revell
Top World Music Trio - Triváh
Top Yodeler - Cowboy Randy Erwin

How to Earn the Award Next Year

First of all, keep up the good work and make sure that you confirm your bookings with GigMasters. This will verify each gig as an official booking. If you record the most booking dollars in your primary category by the end of the year, you'll receive the Rising Star award next January.

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