Featured Singers

NICK FARGO - "MoTHER" Lead Singer/ Songwriter in Rock Band

• VH1.com featured MoTHER in article "10 Bands That Show Why Hard Rock Bands Are Getting Good Again."

• Original Music Video "Medicine" - audio produced by Grammy winning David Ivory, video produced by Emmy winning Fabio Jaffet.  "Medicine" single used in Internet commercial for Fire Dept. Coffee which received 10,000+ YouTube views

• American Idol Regional Finalist at NYC auditions • Opened for "Sebastian Bach" at Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown PA

A New Life EP • Dissonant Young CD • "Ghost" Music Video 36,000+ YouTube views

NYC: • Irving Plaza • The Gramercy Theatre • Mercury Lounge • The Bitter End • Highland Ballroom • NJ: • White Eagle Hall • Mexicali Live • Dingbatz • Stanhope House • Jersey Shore Music Fest • TOURED US: in support of rock bands Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Pop Evil, Austin Winkler

AIRPLAY: WSOU-FM 89.5 South Orange NJ, WYBB-FM 98 Charleston SC, WDHA-FM 105.5 Dover NJ

Rock Singer/ Songwriterwww.rockyourmother.com

JAQUITA MAY - Oprah's "Pop Star Challenge" Finalist - ABC-TV

Arm and Hammer 60 second national TV commercial - Soloist "Time After Time"

• JaQuita's 20+ CD discography includes 7 titles produced by Grammy winning Roger Sanchez, including his third single "Not Enough feat. JaQuita." 

TOURS • US & INTERNATIONAL: Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul - Back Up Singer for international tour & on NBC's Megan Kelly TODAY - Performed on Little Steven's Soulfire live album

Heineken Thirst International Tour -  toured extensively with Roger Sanchez's global DJ contest.

Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert national tour - playing "Tina Turner" singing "Proud Mary" and "River Deep, Mountain High" 

Tim McLoone's Supper Club, Asbury Park - playing "Aretha Franklin" in one- woman show "Skylark: a Tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin"

• Also performs Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know?" and Diana Ross' "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

• The American Gospel Christmas CD touring Ireland & UK - Soloist "His Eye is On the Sparrow" - 21,000+ plays on SoundCloud

Dance Music, R&B, Rock, Hip Hop - to Gospelwww.jaquitamaymusic.com

DAN PURCELL - "Ithacappella" - President of A Cappella group 2015-2016, Ithaca College

• The Party Upstairs Ithacappella CD - Soloist "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" 38,000+ YouTube views

Deviations Ithacappella CD - CARA's Best Male Collegiate Album • Deviations Ithacappella CD Soloist "Kings and Queens" - CARA's Best Electronic/ Experimental Song - (Dan was Pres. of Ithacappella the year Deviations was conceived, performed, & recorded)

Stages Ithacappella EP - CARA's Runner Up Best Collegiate Male Solo "Only When I Walk Away"

• LIVE: CASA Boston Sings national event - Ithacappella won 2nd place overall singing 3 songs - and opened for Rockapella with "Only When I Walk Away" - which also won Dan the "Straight-Up Best Solo" award 

(CARA  = A Cappella Recording Awards,  CASA = A Cappella Society Awards - Live)

Tours with Ithacappella included: NY: • Madison Square Garden, "National Anthem" for Rangers' game, NYC • PS 22 Chorus, workshop and concert for students, Graniteville Staten Island NY • CT: • Mark T. Sheehan HS, Wallingford CT • MA:  • Plymouth North HS, Plymouth MA • NJ: • Delbarton School, Morristown NJ • Ramsey HS, Ramsey NJ • Delaware Valley Regional HS, Frenchtown NJ

A Cappella Soloist, Arranger www.dan-purcell.com

ANTHONY TAMBURRO "Enzo and the Bakers" - lead Singer/ Songwriter in Memphis Blues band

• Alaska CD - Soloist on 13 original songs - praised by Christine Santelli (Grammy nominated songwriter)

• Live at the Loew's - live CD from "Loew's Down Blues Concert" - Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City NJ

• Urban Legends of NJ: Blues Compilations CD - "Blame Me" from Live at the Loew's CD

NYC: • The Path Cafe • The Delancy • Sidewalk Cafe • Bushwick Public House • NJ: • The Saint in Asbury Park NJ • Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ • Hat City Kitchen, Orange NJ • Franklin Tavern, West Orange NJ • Great Notch Inn, Little Falls NJ • Ruthie's BBQ, Montclair NJ • Crickett Hill Brewery, Fairfield NJ • Robin's Next, Linden NJ • PJ Ryan's Squared, Jersey City NJ • Fox and Crow, Jersey City NJ • The Dubliner, Hoboken NJ • Maxwell's Tavern, Hoboken NJ

AIRPLAY: CKCU-FM 93.1 Ottawa Onario, WFDU-FM 89.1 Teaneck NJ, WCWP-FM 88.1 Brookville NY

Americana Singer/ Songwriter www.anthonytamburro.com

GARRAD PERRY - Sinatra/ Rat Pack singer for Weddings, Parties, Cocktail hours.

NYC: • The Duplex Cabaret Theatre NYC "G-Man and Dominick Hour" Singer & Producer - sold out show • "Symphony Talent" private corporate office party • NJ: • Liberty House Restaurant, at Liberty State Park - cocktail hour with view of NYC Skyline • Nanina's in the Park, Belleville NJ - 250 guests "Cigar Night Fundraiser" - Bergen Civic Association • Grand Cascades Lodge in Hamburg NJ - wedding cocktail hour • The Rockleigh Country Club wedding dinner show in Rockleigh NJ • NY STATE: • Woodside Country Club NY, 200 guest wedding - Soloist for cocktail hour and bride / groom first dance 

• "Music in Motion" - two hour evening shows at NJ Transit train stations in Hoboken & Secaucus NJ • Previews audition tapes and recruits new talent

Sinatra/ Rat Pack Event Singer  •  www.gmanperry.com

ANA SCHURMANN - Music Video Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer - Total 250,000+ YouTube views

• "Free I See" music video (up-tempo) filmed in Jersey City NJ - 113,000+ YouTube views

• "Tell My Heart" music video (ballad) - filmed in Dubai - 85,000+ YouTube views

• "Flip" - music video (hip-hop) filmed in Tokyo - 53,000+ YouTube views

NYC: Lead Runway and Print Model at NY Fashion Week for "Vivienne Hu" collection

MODEL: New York • Milan • Berlin • Brazil • Tokyo  

CLIENTS: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire

Music Video Producer • Singer/ Songwriterwww.anaschurmann.com

MARINA WARDELL - Singer/ Songwriter

Performed original music solo and with groups in NYC and NJ while still in high school • NYC: • Manhattan Theatre Source/ WindowBox, Lobby pre-show singing original songs • NJ: • Various performances at Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ • Sang "National Anthem" for NY Rumble at Roosevelt Stadium, Hoboken NJ • Solo performances as "Musician of the Month" at D's Soul Full Cafe, Hoboken NJ • VERMONT: • 4th Annual Jr. Iron Chef Contest: Lead Singer of award-winning song, Burlington, VT

Singer/ Songwriter

PETER CAFASSO - Sinatra Tribute Singer for Clubs and Restaurants

NJ: • Count Basie Theater - "Sinatra Birthday Bash" Concert, Red Bank NJ • Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ • Francisco's, Lodi NJ • Sparta Taverna, Ridgefield Park NJ • Nardi's Tavern, Long Beach Island NJ • Brigantine Yacht Club Starlight Ballroom, Brigantine NJ • NY STATE: • Rockland Country Club, Sparkill NY

• Telethon - Community Hospice of Bergen County Telethon, Westwood NJ

• First Place Winner of the First "Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contest," Hoboken NJ

• First Place "Woodcliff Lake 2008 Senior Sinatra Idol Contest," Woodcliff Lake NJ

Sinatra Tribute Singerwww.gigmasters.com

REBECA ARANGO - "Tarzan meet Jane" Indie Pop Band

• Accepted into the NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts: Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music: BFA 

NYC: • "Tarzan Meet Jane" - Lead Singer/ Songwriter.  Performed solo and with band in New York City Clubs while still in high school • The CBGB Lounge • Arlene's Grocery • The Bowery Poetry Club • Sidewalk Cafe

Indie Pop Singer/ Songwriter

CHRISTIAN CASTRO - Shakespearean Actor/ Salsa Dancer/ Singer

• Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery AL - 9-month internship - played "Benvolio" in Romeo and Juliet - earned Equity card

• Accepted into Montclair State University: Musical Theater Department: BFA

NJ: • Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken NJ - Associate Artist - Midsummer Night's Dream

• Dieckow School of Music Concert, Hoboken NJ - sang "Johanna" from Sweeney Todd

Musical Theater to Shakespeare

ALLISON STRONG - The Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus

NYC: • "Be Wicked" Singing Contest Finalist at Gershwin Theater NYC - Sponsored by Broadway's Wicked

NJ: • NJN-TV Hispanic Youth Showcase - 1st Place winner of Vocal Competition

• Dieckow School of Music Concert, Hoboken NJ - sang "Much More" from The Fantasticks

• Allsion studied with BJ Simon for periods during 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006

Musical Theaterwww.allisonstrong.com

All singers featured on this page have studied at the BJ Simon Singing Studio for a least 8 months,

in accordance with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) ethical guidelines for competition.  Barbara is a member of NATS.