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We have an amazing line up of talent.

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We have an amazing line up of talent.

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Todd Murray, Vocalist


Todd Murray

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Todd Murray, Vocalist


Todd Murray

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Todd Murray has been declared “The Real Deal,” and “Impeccable,” by Stephen Holden of the New York Times, and hailed “the best male vocalist living today” by Paul Richards of WHLI, NEW YORK Radio’s “The Morning Show.” Todd’s latest show “CROON” garnered much praise (“I felt privileged to listen, Rex Reed of the NY Observer”) including “Best Male Cabaret Show” and “Best Male Vocalist” by BroadwayWorld.com, and recently received “The Margaret Whiting Award” for achievement and song interpretation. 

Mr. Murray has recorded three critically acclaimed CD’s “When I Sing Low,” “Stardust and Swing,” and “Croon,” available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. He can be heard at private events, cabaret venues, and concert series as well as on channel 71 Siriusly Sinatra on Sirius XM. Recently he guest starred with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. Todd’s “trembling sensitivity” (NY Times) is why he is often called “the songwriter’s dream” (Cabaret Scenes). In addition to his solo acts, Todd enjoys guest starring many times a year with The Johnny Holiday Little Big Band in Los Angeles.

Todd has two new Christmas songs with music videos that he wrote and performed were released in 2018 :“I’m Gettin’ Into The Swing of Christmas” and “Let’s Hear It For Santa Claus.” They can be viewed on YouTube.com. Todd’s recorded music is available on all on-line platforms.

For more information about Todd Murray, please visit his website.

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Robyn Spangler, Vocalist


Robyn Spangler

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Robyn Spangler, Vocalist


Robyn Spangler

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Robyn Spangler has wowed audiences around the world performing concert and convention dates, benefits, private events and clubs. She has been a “Playbill Pick - Must See Club Show in New York”, “Broadway World Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist”, “Schroeder Award” recipient from the San Diego Cabaret Association, and received the “Outstanding Production Award” from the San Diego Fringe Festival for her show with the San Diego Ballet Symphony. Robyn has also been tapped for a “Robby Award for Excellence in Theatre” and two “Eddon Awards” for her musical performance and CD’s respectively.

Robyn started singing professionally with her first cover band at 17 in the Cincinnati area. In college she performed in many lives shows at “Kings Island” and “Opryland” and honed her craft in the amusement park system as well as doing stock and dinner theatre.

Robyn’s day job is working as a commercial actress for over 25 years. DHL, Hilton Hotels, Ford Cars / Trucks and Poligrip are among her many commercial credits. She cohosted the television show “PM Indianapolis” before moving to the west coast.

More recently, she has guested with the San Diego Ballet Symphony at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego, the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute Symphony Symphony in Laguna Beach, the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York and Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Robyn has had the honor of sharing the stage with many of her idols: Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons, Davis Gaines and Dale Kristien from Broadways’ Phantom of the Opera, Sally Kellerman from M.A.S.H., and Donny Most of Happy Days fame. You’ll find her singing "The Star Spangled Banner" in her hometown of Cincinnati at a Reds Game when she visits. 


Robyn's CD "Something Cool: The Billy Barnes Sessions" was named one of the best of 2017 by All About Jazz. Her holiday album "Christmas Is" won an EDDON Award. Her self-penned single "Second Wind" spent two weeks at #1 on ReverbNation. Robyn's music also receives ranking on the jazz charts, has received airplay on Delta Airlines' Hello Music Channel and plays in rotation on radio stations across the US. To purchase Robyn’s music visit iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/robyn-spangler/312543655

Robyn is thrilled to be part of the “Battle of the Big Bands” Family. For more information about Robyn Spangler, please visit her website.

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Don Lucas, Vocalist


Don Lucas

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Don Lucas, Vocalist


Don Lucas

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Don Lucas migrated to Los Angeles from Boston, Massachusetts after a two year International Tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as Lead Vocalist opening for Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Jerry Vale and Teresa Brewer, Carol Channing, Bobby Rydell and Debby Boone. He has sung behind Barbra Streisand (way behind!) and with “Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli as one of the Four Seasons in Frankie’s farewell tour. As leader of the Palm Beach Orchestra Don plays locally and recently completed ten years with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra as musical director of The Pied Pipers vocal group.

In regional theatres around the country, Don has shared the stage with John Lithgow, Rosemary Harris, Roger Daltrey, Harry Groener, John Mahoney and Loretta “Hotlips” Swit. Favorite roles include the Emcee in Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles as Albin, and Mr. Showman-ship, Liberace in Judy’s Scary Little Christmas. Los Angeles premieres include Eating Raoul, original plays at the Taper and Tiffany Theatres, and multiple productions of Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah including Off-Broadway. TV Credits include Golden Girls, a three-year stint on General Hospital, and a four-season association with Picket Fences.

Along with fellow Pied Pipers, Don is a proud member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and remains the only actor in Los Angeles authorized by Lucie Arnaz to portray Ricky Ricardo at Universal Studios Hollywood and holds a degree in Drama/Directing from Boston Conservatory. His debut CD Nice ‘N Easy released in 2013, is now in its second printing. Come hear Don with This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band at Viva Rancho Cantina, Burbank every Monday at 7:30. Don continues to earthquake-proof his Sherman Oaks home of twenty-two years.

For more information about Don Lucas, please visit his website.

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Lia Booth, Vocalist


Lia Booth

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Lia Booth, Vocalist


Lia Booth

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Lia Booth is quickly establishing herself as one of Southern California’s most talked about young jazz singers. She has been making a strong impression and building a solid fan base with her fun, dynamic and heartfelt performances. Her daring yet effortless musical style is rooted deeply in the past but with a contemporary sensibility that breathes new life into classic jazz standards night after night.

Lia had her start singing in the college vocal jazz ensembles Singcopation (Mt. San Antonio College, Bruce Rogers, Director) and Pacific Standard Time (Cal State Long Beach, Christine Guter, Director). These experiences included several recording projects and appearances at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival and other notable concert venues.

Since 2010 Lia has been performing in popular jazz venues across Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, working both with the area’s younger generation of “jazz lions” and with a host of veteran jazz musicians.

While actively leading her own groups, Lia is also a featured member of The Tony Guerrero Quintet and The Swingliners. She has just released a new album of standards in a duo setting with guitarist Will Brahm (available on all music platforms for purchase NOW!) and is currently in the planning stages for an upcoming big band album. Check back often for news on some exciting upcoming projects!

For more information about Lia Booth, please visit her website.