Thursday, June 7, 2012

Milwaukee, WI

Last weekend we performed for the Strong Corp Reunion in Milwaukee, WI at the Frontier Center.  There were 2000 audience members there all ready to have a good time.  We brought our guitar player, Chris Vazquez and our drummer, Glen Schricker with us to perform our Dance Party Package.  The night ended with everyone dancing around and on the stage singing 'Don't Stop Believing' so loud the entire city could hear!  A big thank you to Glen and Chris for making the night a big success!

Below are some photos compliments of Glen.  The images of the event are from the first part of the evening during our traditional dueling pianos show.  The room was one of the most beautifully decorated venues we have performed in.  A big kudos to Underwood Events for creating a breathtaking atmosphere. 

The stage backdrop was absolutely stunning.  It was colors and images projected on a waterfall.  Plus, it kept the stage nice and cool!

There were two large screens on each side of the stage that roaming cameras projected our images.  I've never seen my head so big!

Another great shot of the screen.

Jeff looking sharp while singing Elton John's Rocket Man.

Left a good job in the city...

The day after our show, we went to a Brewer's game!  Miller Park is a really nice baseball park with very devoted fans.

We also had a lot of time to walk around the city.  This is the architectural gem of the city.  The beautiful art museum.  We kind of think it looks like a ship.

Inside the art museum.

Being more than seven months since my last post, I know that I owe a big update!  Here are some of the great places we've been and companies we have performed for:

October 2011:  McCormick Woods Oktoberfest; shows in Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC; Microsoft event at the EMP (Experience Music Project).

November 2011:  Corporate Event in Montrose, CO; Microsoft event in Seattle; Show at the historic Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO.

December 2011: Holiday Season!  3 Microsoft shows (2 at the Columbia Tower); Show at Chateau St. Michelle for Esterline Corp; Show at the Emerald Queen Casino for BCE Engineers; New Year's Eve show at the Edgefield Winery in Oregon.

January 2012: Hawaii! Show at the W Hotel for Thrivent Financial;  Show for Strongbridge in Kirkland at the Woodmark; Show in Iowa for TCM.

February 2012: Show in Hershey, PA for Kinsley (chocolate world!).  Added on trip to Washington, DC.

March 2012: Dance Party Show in Long Island, NY; Microsoft Event at the Parlor in Bellevue.

April 2012: Show in Portland for Comcast; Performed for the grand reopening of the Hotel Monaco in Portland; Show for NAC in Amelia Island, FL...with added on Disney trip.

May 2012:  Three weeks performing in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland (photos to follow); show aboard the ms Amsterdam for John Hancock Financial in Alaska.

June 2012 (so far): Show for Good Samaritan in Idaho Falls; Show in Milwaukee for the Strong Reunion.

All of this while Jeff completed his first year of his Masters of Music program across the state at Washington State University. has been one heck of a year so far.  We feel very blessed to be able to do what we love and do it together.  Now we are off to Vancouver, BC this weekend for a 1940's New York themed show at the Four Seasons!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fun Photos!

Here are some photos that an audience member took of one of our shows. As you can tell, we love our job!

Monday, June 6, 2011


This Saturday we are performing for the Holy Rosary Health Care's fundraising event in Miles City, MT. This is our second year performing at this great event for a wonderful cause. The event, Treasures, is a beautiful evening full of great food, amazing prizes, and the best entertainment! The event is open to the public and I believe there are still some tickets available at

Last year the organization raised a great deal of money for a cancer patients and this year the event is benefiting children's health care. We feel so fortunate to get to be a part of this beautiful evening...and such a fun crowd, too!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Last month we were lucky enough to get a gig in Lausanne, Switzerland at a music club that brings in different acts from around the world. It was so much fun. First, the Lavaux region of Switzerland is possibly the most beautiful place in the world. The club put us up in a hotel smack dab in the middle of Lausanne with a view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. It was heaven. The shows were really great as well. A very different crowd that we are used to (all Swiss-French). I was shocked at the song knowledge of the people...some barely spoke English but knew all the words to the American/British songs. Our repertoire was a bit different...more Robbie Williams and Queen. And the #1 most requested song? No, not Piano Man...not Journey...but 'It's Raining Men.' I kid you not. I got a good chuckle every night when people brought up their requests...again, English not being a first language. I got songs like 'I While Survive' and 'Sweat Child of Mine.' Classic. Here are a few pictures from our time in Lausanne...

Walking around Lake Geneva

The beautiful city of Lausanne. One of the hilliest cities I've ever been to. No need for the gym here!

A view of the Lavaux region of of Switzerland. One side of the lake are the Alps and the other side are vineyards. So beautiful!

We took a small train up to the top of the vineyards.

We snuck a picture in the vineyard. Possibly not permitted.

This one explains itself.

Up in one of the mountain villages for lunch.

It was hard not to just keep taking pictures!

After Switzerland we took an 8 day vacation to Paris. It was magical. As you may know, Paris is my favorite place in the world. still is. We were blessed the entire time in Europe with unbelievable weather (sunny and in the 70's every day). While in Paris we walked an average of 8-10 miles a day and ate out at some beautiful restaurants and enjoyed the cheap wine (afterall, it's less expensive than water or soda!) The 8 days flew by and by the end I was not ready to go...

Jeff's favorite building in Paris...Notre Dame. We visited it several times throughout the trip...spectacular.

Taking a break from behind his camera.

The french crepe. Heaven.

Fontaine de Medicis, one of the fountains inside the Jardin du Luxembourg.

The second fountain in the gardens: Fontaine de l'Observatoire.

We took a day trip to Giverny, France, the home of Claude Monet. There we were able to visit his famous gardens, pond, and lily pads. So breathtaking.

The floral colors were so brilliant.

Posing on the bridge that Monet made famous.

The next day we went to the Musee de l'Orangerie where Monet's large lily prints are displayed. He created these paintings just for this space. Sadly he passed before he could see them installed.

Another trip to Notre Dame.

The sky opened up just so I could capture this amazing shot.

Now we are in my favorite building in Paris...l'Opera Garnier.

It's not easy to capture the tour at night, but this one turned out pretty well!

Our last night in Paris. Drinking a bottle of wine underneath la Tour Eiffel. Not a bad way to end our trip!

We had such a great time and can't wait to go back!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Daniel Chesterfield

I am terribly behind on my blog posts...but in the meantime, I thought I'd share one of my favorite videos. I dedicate this to all of our wonderful magician friends who are actually very talented. Enjoy!!