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You might think you've stumbled onto a scene from La Dolce Vita when the this Ensemble appears at festivals and other events around the country. They specialize in Italian music at its very best!

The Italian band specializes in high-energy productions featuring a delightful combination of Italian music, lively Italian dances, Italian songs, popular Italian-American songs of the decades, as well as contemporary hits and a touch of the Italian opera.

Italian Dance & Music

From "Funiculi Funicula" to the Godfather theme, from "That's Amore" to "O Marie" and a special tribute to the hot Italian sounds of Louie Prima, they have something for everyone--young and old-- to listen and dance to!

Now in its tenth year, the troupe has performed for countless Italian festivals and corporate events in cities throughout the West. They were seen and heard in the grape festival scene of the 20th Century Fox film, A Walk In The Clouds , starring Keanu Reeves and Anthony Quinn. The film's sound track, on which one of their songs is featured, recently received a Golden Globe Award.

The band recently released an Italian Wedding CD, which features all the lively and passionate songs traditionally heard at an Italian wedding reception. In addition to the wonderful song selections (produced in a state-of-the-art studio with up to 20 vocalists and musicians), The CD features a "How To" booklet that guides the planner through each step of orchestrating the Italian wedding reception. From the "Grand March" to the "First Dance" to the "Tarantella" and "Money Dance," this CD is a must for any Italian bride or DJ who specializes in ethnic weddings.

According to the band's organizer, they were initially formed to preserve the rich musical heritage brought to this country by Italian Americans. "At the time, I headed up a variety dance band, performing everything from swing to R & B to rock 'n' roll. But more and more, people from the Italian community kept on asking for the songs they remembered from their childhood and we knew we had to do our part in keeping that rich heritage alive." That was when they were born.

And as fate would have it, the American community wanted to see and hear more of them too – so the lively and colorful show went corporate!

The musicians and dancers are professional entertainers, many of whom have had notable careers in Hollywood, Las Vegas and on the cruise ship and casino circuit.

The lead vocalist and show producer helps choreograph the dancers which often accompany the show--and designs the colorful costumes worn by the ensemble as well. "We are a true audience participation show . . .people just can't help getting up to dance or sing with us--we even teach them the tarantella!"

Italian-themed show, up to 4-hours:
(Can include a professionally-manned sound system and lights)

7-piece ensemble:
piano, drums, female vocals, horn, 2 dancers
8-piece option:
add Sinatra-style male vocalist
9-piece ensemble:
We can turn into a dance band that plays a variety of dance music (no top-40, but lively classic rock 'n roll, standard ballads, etc.) by adding guitar/vocals and bass

Hot Peppers Productions
40170 Stowe Road
Temecula, CA 92591 USA
Tel. 951-491-0480
www.hotpep.com  info@hotpep.com