Featured Singers

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

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

Original Music Video "Medicine" - audio produced by Grammy winning producer David Ivory , video produced by Emmy winning Fabio Jaffet.  "Medicine" single used in internet commercial for Fire Dept. Coffee

A New Life EP • Dissonant Young CD • "Ghost" Music Video 34,000+ 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

• American Idol Regional Finalist at NYC auditions • Opened for "Sebastian Bach" Croc Rock Cafe

Airplay: WSOU-FM 89.5 So 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

Back Up Singer for Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul's international tour & on NBC's TODAY and Performed on Little Steven's "Soulfire" live album

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

Soloist singing "Time After Time" in "Arm & Hammer" national 60 second TV commercial

JaQuitia's 20+ CD discography lists 7 titles w/ Grammy Awards winner producer Roger Sanchez

Soloist on The American Gospel Christmas CD - "His Eye is On the Sparrow" - touring Ireland & UK

Dance Music to Gospelwww.jaquitamusic.com

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

The Party Upstairs CD - Soloist "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" 35,000+ YouTube views

Deviations CD - CARA's Best Male Collegiate Album

Deviations CD Soloist "Kings and Queens" -  CARA's Best Electronic/ Experimental Song

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

CASA's "Only When I Walk Away"

LIve: • Opened for "Rockapella" (Ithacappella) • "National Anthem" (The Wayward Sons) NBA Game

A Cappella Soloist/ Arranger/ Music Video Producerwww.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 nom. songwriter)

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

Urban Legends of NJ: Blues Compilations CD 2006 - "Blame Me" from Live at the Loew's CD

NYC: • The Path Cafe • The Delancy • Sidewalk Cafe • Bushwick Public House in Brooklyn

NJ: • The Saint in Asbury Park • Dubliner • Franklin Tavern • Ruthie's BBQ • Great Notch Inn

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.

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre NYC "G-Man and Dominick Hour" Singer & Producer - sold out show.

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

Woodside Country Club, 200 guest wedding - Soloist for cocktail hour and bride / groom first dance

"Symphony Talent" private corporate office party in New York City

"Music in Motion" - two hour evening shows at NJ Transit train stations in Hoboken & Secaucus

Previews audition tapes and recruites for new talent at "Music in Motion"

Sinatra/ Rat Pack Event Singer 

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

"Free I See" (up-tempo) shot in Jersey City - 113,000+ YouTube views

"Tell My Heart" (ballad) - shot in Dubai - 85,000+ YouTube views

"Flip" - (hip-hop) shot in Tokyo - 53,000+ YouTube views

Lead Runway and Print Model for Vivienne Hu at New York Fashion Week

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 performances at Maxwell's in Hoboken

Manhattan Theatre Source/ WindowBox, Lobby pre-show with original songs, NYC

Sang "National Anthem" for NY Rumble at Roosevelt Stadium, Hoboken NJ

4th Annual Jr. Iron Chef Contest: Lead Singer of award-winning song, Burlington, VT

Solo performances as "Musician of the Month" at D's Soul Full Cafe, Hoboken NJ

Singer/ Songwriter

PETER CAFASSO - First Winner of the "Hoboken Sinatra Idol" Contest

Count Basie Theater - "Sinatra Birthday Bash" Concert - Jazz Arts Project Event

Performed at • Maxwell's • Francisco's in Lodi • Sparta Taverna • Rockland Country Club • Community Hospice of Bergen County Telethon • Nardi's Tavern in Long Beach Island NJ • Brigantine Yacht Club Starlight Ballroom

First Place Woodcliff Lake 2008 Senior Sinatra Idol Contest

Sinatra Tribute Singerwww.gigmasters.com

REBECA ARANGO - NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts: Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music: BFA

"Tarzan Meet Jane" - Lead Singer/ Songwriter in Indie Pop band

Performed solo, and with band, in New City Clubs including:

• The CBGB Lounge • Arlene's Grocery • The Bowery Poetry Club • Sidewalk Cafe

Indie Pop Singer/ Songwriter

CHRISTIAN CASTRO - Montclair State University: BFA Musical Theater

Alabama Shakespeare Festival - 9-month internship - played "Benvolio" in Romeo and Juliet

Associate Artist - Mile Square Theatre - Midsummer Night's Dream

Dieckow School of Music Concert - sang "Johanna" from Sweeney Todd

Musical Theater to Shakespeare

ALLISON STRONG - The Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus

"Be Wicked" Singing Contest Finalist at Gershwin Theater NYC, Sponsored by Broadway's Wicked

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

Dieckow School of Music Concert - sang "Much More" from The Fantasticks

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

Musical Theater • www.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.