Who are we?

  • We are a collective of musicians to make 5-piece professional band versatile enough to support seasoned singers to first-time novices.
  • We will make every performer shine with confidence with our lyric sheets, background vocals and obvious cues when to come in since we do the songs exactly like the original.
  • We will keep the party flowing with our top-notch cover music in-between singers.

Gigmasters - Booking Cover Bands Online Since 1997

We are your #1 choice for live karaoke entertainment featuring NYC’s most in-demand musicians.

Vocalist/Mirror Ball Creator Jennifer Justice has been performing since she was 5. Her versatility shows with the diversity of music she sings and also infuses with her eye-catching timing, wit and impressive musicianship. International credits include featured singer at several Club Med locations in Asia, Mexico, The Caribbean and the USA (The Maldives, Sandpiper Bay, Ixtapa, Bahamas & Punta Cana), “Tony & Tina’s Wedding” – Fisherman’s Wharf (San Francisco), “Jesus Christ Superstar” – Willows Theatre (San Francisco), and “Dirtysomething” – Living Theatre (NYC).

Also an accomplished instrumentalist, she is an rehearsal pianist for children’s musical theatre and ballet classes, along with being a private violin, viola and voice teacher in Brooklyn. You can read more about her at her website, jane4justice (dot) com.


Born, bred, and a proud resident of New York City, vocalist Lawrence Neals is a Drama graduate of the original “Fame” School of Performing Arts, and has performed around the world for over 25 years.

Credits include: the title role in Julie Taymor’s (Dir. Broadway’s The Lion King) musical, Juan Darien; Smokey Joe’s Café, Rent, and most recently Freedom’s Song: A New Musical; Vocalist: New York Shakespeare Company, NY Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, soloist @NYC’s famous Duplex & Bound for Broadway Cabarets.

As a featured entertainer for Carnival Entertainment, Lawrence has been lead vocalist for 5 Inaugural ships and 11 original productions and is proud to be one of the original eight entertainers for Playlist Productions, featured in the original casts of their first 6 productions.

He also has wowed audiences with his solo salute to Motown and classic soul with his guest entertainer show “Nightshift: A Legacy of Rock and Soul” featuring classic and modern takes on funk, soul, R&B, and rock music from the last 40 years.

He’s also an unashamed geek, sci-fi fanboy and avid cosplayer. You can read more at his website lawrencenealsentertainer(dot)com.


New York-Canadian guitarist/composer/arranger Mark McCarron has worked with such jazz notables as Ed Bickert and Don Thompson, organist Jack McDuff, and the Mingus Five Guitar Band. He has performed on Canadian Radio and Television and at all of the major Canadian jazz festivals. Mark studied under jazz guitarist John Abercrombie in New York under a Canada Council grant and at the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.

A versatile artist, McCarron is much in demand in a wide range of genres and roles. His jazz quartet, The McCarron Brothers, has released two  albums: Way Down in Brooklyn, and No Moon Train, on Deep Tone Records. In addition, he has released three albums of original songs with singer/co-writer Dave Rave: Another Side of Love (2001), In the Blue of My Dreams (2007) – featuring Mark’s arrangements for voice, woodwind quartet, cello, and jazz quartet, and Memphis Midnight. He has also produced albums for a variety of artists.

He can currently be heard in the  Broadway show Wicked.  He has also been a featured performer in the off-Broadway production Summer of ’69, and made recurring appearances as a member of the cast of John Kelly’s Paved Paradise: The Music of Joni Mitchell, and has been a substitute in Broadway shows including Rent, and Hair.


Jeff Young is a guitarist from Fort Worth, Texas. Influenced early on by guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, and John Williams, Jeff has developed a sound that encompasses a broad range of styles. He combines right hand classical technique with a left hand jazz approach tempered with a blues sensibility.

A graduate of The University of North Texas, he studied with widely recognized professors Jack Petersen and Fred Hamilton and was a member of the prestigious One o’Clock Lab Band.

Jeff has had the privilege of performing with artists such as Gary Burton, Gavin DeGraw, Michael Powers, Jon Button (The Who), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan), and Jason Sutter (Cher) to mention a few.

A New York City resident for over 20 years Jeff has performed at hundreds of venues across the tri-state area including The 55 Bar, Terra Blues, Session 73, The Bitter End, The Red Lion, Rue B, and Freddys Bar and Backroom.


As a ‘tripler’ (double and electric basses, tuba) George Rush has covered a lot of ground on the New York City music scene. From Balkan brass bands to Brazilian Forro, from Lincoln Center to Broadway, his career has been eclectic, to say the least. He has toured nationally and internationally, backed pop luminaries and legends, played on Grammy winning albums, worked in theater both on and off Broadway, and played more than a few weddings. He may also be the first tuba player to back up Bruce Springsteen!

Career highlight include performances with pop luminaries such as Fred Schneider (B-52s), Debbie Harry (Blondie), Lloyd Cole, David Johansen (New York Dolls), Ben E King (‘Stand by Me’) Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf). As a jazz double bassist, he has backed legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker, clarinetist Don Byron, and recorded with noted young big band the Delphian Jazz Orchestra. He is a long time member of the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, a septet devoted to the work of composer and bandleader Scott. Work with the RSO has included the Montreal Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, and tours of the United States and Europe.

George also has a long standing relationship with celebrated children’s artist Dan Zanes, playing on his Grammy winning record ‘Catch that Train’ and at festivals and venues throughout North America.

George has worked extensively both on and off Broadway, both recording and performing music for theater productions. This has included work on shows such as ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, ‘The Full Monty’, ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Chicago.’ Recorded work for theater includes soundtracks for the Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park productions of ‘Twelfth Night’ (Hem), ‘Comedy of Errors’ and ‘As You Like It’. He was recently bassist for the Broadway adaptation of the film ‘Amelie.’


Steve Gelfand is an accomplished bass player as well as an arranger, producer, and songwriter who has performed on recordings and live performances for over 20 years.  Some of his recording credits include: Hall & Oates, “She’s Gone” (Abandoned Luncheonette Album), The Film “Peggie Sue Got Married”, and the Theme Song For “Cheers”, Steve has toured or recorded with Tim Moore, Janis Ian, Richie Havens, Ten Wheel Drive, Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow, and The Mamas & Papas.

Steve can also be heard on the song segments for TV Shows such as “Bump in The Night, a Television Workshop series on CBS, and “The Little Mermaid” television series for Disney/CBS, which he has also co-produced.

Among Steve’s credits on Broadway are Billy Elliot, Shrek, Rent, Tony And Tina’s Wedding, Lestat, Riverdance, The Who’s Tommy, Les Misérables, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Starlite Express, Song and Dance, Joseph and His Amazing Techno-Colored Dreamcoat, Grease and Radio City’s Christmas, Easter And Summer shows.


John Lang has had Broadway, touring and regional appearances in Legally Blond, Jersey Boys, Forever Plaid, Fat Camp, The Full Monty, Flat Stanley, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Annie. Appearances regularly at clubs: Fat Cat, Little Branch, 55 Bar and Bar Thalia. Numerous sideman credits including: Cady Huffman, Tadataka Uno, Vikki Burns, Melissa Hamilton. Composing: 2 solo CDs and film score credits. Faculty: Neighborhood Music and Arts and Create! New York, organizations that bring music and the arts to New York City public schools. John also leads his own electric jazz trio “Jello Jams,” to be featured on a CD release in 2016. He can be heard rocking out with local acts “Sis-Boom-Bah” and “River of Dreams,” an outstanding Billy Joel Tribute Band. He is happy to be appearing often at Trinity Rivertowns Church, subbing in a wonderful band for the great John Pattitucci. A skilled arranger and producer, John works in his own recording studio. You can read more about him at johnlangbass (dot) com.


Wade Ridenhour is a pianist/keyboardist living in Brooklyn. He has performed extensively both nationally and internationally, as well as around NYC at numerous venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Irving Plaza, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, and many others. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2009, he moved to New York and immediately started playing around the city. He has since toured with a variety of projects and musicians including Secret Architecture, Peter Schlamb, the Alison Shearer Band, and the Wade Ridenhour Group. His debut album, “Mallard Room” was released in March of 2017. While in the jazz realm, it also contains elements of rock, hip hop, classical, and sci-fi, giving the listener a soundscape that ebbs and flows in mesmerizing ways and improvisation that is grounded yet reaching. Wade continues to perform with his own band and as a sideman with various projects around NYC and beyond. Listen to some of his original compositions at waderidenhour (dot) com,


Keyboardist Gary Fisher was born on July 6, 1963 and spent his first 13 years in the area of Detroit, Michigan. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976, and then to New York City in 1997.

Some of the artists Gary has performed with include Chet Baker, Richard Bona, Randy Brecker, Richie Cole, David Garibaldi, John Handy, Eddie Henderson, Tonhino Horta, Wynton Marsalis, David “Fathead” Newman, Jerome Richardson, Lou Soloff, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Dave Valentin, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and Jeff Watts.

He has performed in the “Jazz at Maybeck Hall” solo piano recital series (broadcast on National Public Radio) and as guest artist on Marian McPartland’s syndicated NPR show “Piano Jazz”.

A few of the recordings Gary can be heard on include Vincent Herring’s “Jobim For Lovers,” “Memories Of New York,” and ”A Jazz Christmas”; Brian Melvin’s “Live In Vegas”; Ian Dogle’s “Ionosphere”;  Sylvia Cuenca’s “The Crossing”; Peck Allmond’s “Short Stories”; Graham Bruce’s “Time”; Malo’s “Senorita” and “Legends Of Latin Jazz”; Avance’s “Adelante”; “Passions Of The Heart” with Tony Dumas and Akira Tana; Byron Atkinson’s “All About Love” and “The One”; Tom Lellis’ “Avenue Of the Americas” and “The Flow”;  Ed Reed’s “Love Stories” and “The Song Is You” ; Jean Chardovoine’s “Tribute” (featuring Dave Valentin), and, Arnon Palty’s “Pocket Size Pocket”.


Tokyo-native Arei Sekiguchi took up drums after early studies in classical piano and marimba. His first exposure to international performance came through tours of the U.S. and Europe with Up With People at the age of 18. Later he moved to NYC to further study music. He received a BFA from the New School University under the guidance of jazz Legends such as Bobby Sanabria, Chico Hamilton, Reggie Workman, and Charles Tolliver. He has also studied privately with some of the most sought after drummers in the world: Michael Carvin, Jorge Alabe and Antonio Sanchez. He has performed at various festivals and venues all over the United States including River to the River Festival (NYC), New York Anime Festival, Whitney Museum, and the National Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Arei has recorded for labels such as Sony Japan, and Clean Feed(Portugal). Besides performing and touring, he actively teaches in Schools as well as privately throughout New York City. He has also been a regular accompanist for the Afro-Brazilian Dance Class (led by Quenia Ribeiro) at Alvin Ailey for the last five years. You can read more about him at whosdatjapanesekid (dot) com.


Peter Sloan Lewis is a drummer who has performed and recorded with The Gypsy Kings, Ricky Martin, Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Alvin Ailey Dance, Vernon Reid, Pete Seeger, John Stubblefield and countless other stars.


Michael Sutton is a professional drummer and teacher based in New York City since 2008.  Originally from Johnson City, TN, he attended Berklee College of Music as a World Scholarship recipient graduating cum laude in 2005.  

While at Berklee, he studied with Kenwood Dennard, David Fiuczynski, Joanne Brackeen, Casey Scheuerell, and many others. As a freelance performer Michael has worked across a wide variety genres appearing everywhere from rock tours, studios, and NYC jazz clubs to cruise ships and casinos. He is also an active educator who has taught drums privately and in group settings for over 15 years.  You can read more about him at michaelsuttondrums(dot) com. 

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