Milkman and Sons, retro jazz

The MilkMan & Sons

Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
Mixing originals with the classics and serving an assortment of acoustic instruments including vocals, harmonica, violin, guitar, bass and drums.

 

About Marcus
As easily overlooked and as seriously under appreciated as the sell-by date on that lethal carton of yogurt in the back of your refrigerator, was the date of production of L.A.¹s most delicious jazz chromatic harmonica player and blues and poetry crooner, Marcus Milius. Not even his mama was prepared for what would come that seventh month of that seventh year of that seventh decade as the doctor prophesized he would be a son of a gun.

Marcus was raised on a strict diet of his father¹s LPs: John Lee Hooker, Tom Waits, Eddie Harris, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, and Bob Marley, among others. It was not long before that unused piece of family furniture -the piano- was finally disturbed, and soon his mother¹s guitar also was under attack.

It was only a matter of time until he had to cook up a little something of his own and began his culinary studies in harmonica, which culminated in the completion of the first-ever degree in Jazz Studies harmonica granted by the University of Southern California.

At the same time he, was stewing in the L.A. jazz and blues kitchen, and performed or recorded with such master chefs as: Yo-Yo Ma, James Moody, Anthony Wilson, Pete Chrislieb, Bobby Bryant Sr., Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, Ronald Muldrow, Dave Scott, Clay Jenkins, Roberto Miranda, Tom Renier, Art Webb, Carol Rodgers, and Barbara Streisand. Garage bands to casuals, rock to jazz, and blues to Brazilian, -no flavor went unsavored.

He traveled the world, playing in China, Japan, England, Scandinavia and Spain, finding the ingredients for something unique and original in each location. Marcus continues to spice it up with like-minded musicians, serving up the music you now have before you: a collection of what has come before, of what is now, and what is yet to be.

Love Revival Orchestra

Love Revival Orchestra

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Well hello there!
If you’re currently planning a wedding you’re probably frazzled, harried, worried about a million little details and your brain has probably lost the capacity to make any rational decision.
First of all, relax – everything’s going to be just fine!  And congratulations, you now have one less thing to worry about – entertainment
Through the miracle of the internet you have found the most entertaining, original, high-energy, full-of-love act in the universe that is eager to work with you to cater your event to your specifications.
What makes the Love Revival Orchestra different?If you’re looking for your standard, run-of-the-mill wedding band struggling through the latest top-40 song and sounding somewhat tired and innocuous, the Love Revival Orchestra is not for you.  But if you’re looking for an exciting, young act with unparalleled energy – an act that is not just “going through the motions” but feels genuine joy and love entertaining and playing music, look no further.
The Love Revival Orchestra is happy to work with you to arrange ANY song in ANY style you can think of, but we specialize in Classic Rock from Billy Joel to the Beatles to Elton John, the Soul of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding, feel-good motown and New Orleans party music that comes complete with parades. We also feature a vast array of very accessible original compositions guaranteed to get the party moving like no other.
We are a full service entertainment concept – we can provide classical guitar, piano or string quartet for your ceremony, fantastic original jazz quartet, quintet, etc. or Dixieland band for your cocktail hour.  Our core band for your reception always starts at 10 pieces, including horn section and back-up singers and can go up from there.  We can also provide DJ services in addition to the band, so you absolutely cannot lose.
Our attention to detail will guarantee a special day with spectacular memories that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy yourself and leave the work to us!
We are based in New York City, but more than just a New York Wedding Band – we’re fully available for any spots in the northeast or mid-atlantic and could travel much further for special occasions.