The #1 DANCE ROCK BAND IN the Southern California area. DANCE CLASSIC, MODERN AND POP ROCK , IS OUR WEDDING, CORPORATE EVENT, OR PRIVATE PARTY SPECIALTY. The GREATEST rock party dance band in southern california! Bringing you the best variety in classic and modern rock!! Plus the party will never stop as we include a Live DJ with the band.
TKZ is currently performing high energy danceable classic rock and current rock favorites. TKZ regularly perform rock favorites for weddings, parties and corporate events in the Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura County rock and classic rock cover scene presenting a well polished, seasoned and professional show whether it be at L.A.'s trendy club scene or a private event. The TKZ travel with P.A. systems able to handle large and small events. TKZ can also provide a DJ as part of their show for weddings and other special events that may require emcee hosting or songs outside the dance rock genre. This dual band/DJ arrangement has proven to be a real crowd pleaser at past weddings and corporate events as our DJ and the band work together to provide a seamless stream of music that will appeal to all age groups.
Fun danceable CLASSIC AND CURRENT rock entertainment is our specialty and we encourage audience participation, but we equally enjoy mixing up the setlist in order to satisfy a variety of musical tastes. We can cover one set, two sets or more if your requirements change from the original request. Always let us know if you have any questions or special requests. The sound systems that we travel with are perfect for outdoor as well as indoor events. We provide an excellent full sound that you cannot match with a 3 or even four piece group. We are also very good at adjusting our mix to address any concerns with volume. If there are particular artists you are requesting us to cover, please let us know. We are also fully insured and will provide proof of insurance upon request. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns on our quote, or the band in general.
Imagine having all the greatest classic rock dance songs on the radio performed live for you at your private event complete with a light show making your event the most happening dance club in town! And we don't forget the younger guests who you may want to entertain with the latest top 40 hits spun by our live DJ who also doubles as the group's drummer.
Need a show that focuses on the older classic rock songs that includes some of the greatest standards? No problem, one of our lead guitarists is a top session and classic rock player in the Los Angeles Area.
Looking for a show that focuses on the 80's? No problem, another of our lead guitarists, one of the area's top progressive rock session players and currently with Journey Experience a national touring Journey tribute band, will bring your guests to their feet in amazement.
Want a female fronted show with one of L..A.'s up and coming recording artists? Our lead singer, last year's VH-1 Rock & Roll fantasy camp winner, covers many of the female fronted band favorites from the classic rock era to the present.
Need a different genre of music…jazz, big band, soft dinner music or even a set of the latest top 40 dance? No problem, we come completely prepared with our DJ able to spin the standards from any music genre with his inventory of over 2000 songs. He can also M.C. your event and honor most special requests either at the event or before.
We strive to provide the best professional entertainment with very talented members who all sing and add to the fun! The members have been performing professionally for over 20 years and have performed countless events from banquets and receptions to clubs, theme parks, festivals and concerts. There is no event too big or small for us. We can change the size of our show quickly and easily so that you will get the best pricing and best entertainment to fit your budget and your needs.
Weddings and private corporate events are our specialty and we have the experience and class to make sure your wedding or private event will be remembered. In addition, because we have an "in-band" DJ you can rest assured that all your favorites will be played on your special night.
Our professional entertainers know how to get a party started and keep it going. We perform with the same excitement and enthusiasm every show! We know there are lots of entertainment options to choose from when planning your event, so we make sure that every event we play is the best show we've ever performed.
On top of the outstanding performance you will receive, you also get a group of caring experienced professionals that work with you to make sure your event is coordinated to your specifications. There are no "rock star" attitudes with us. We are all about making our clients completely satisfied. We are flexible and work with you to make your event a success that everyone will talk about.
We have a proven track record and excellent references. We never cancel and always provide totally professional entertainment that is hard to find anywhere else. Every event we play is as important to us as it is for you. Even if your event is last minute, we will work with you to make it right. We are also fully insured.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your upcoming event.
The TKZ are:
Melissa Dichiera - Lead Vocalist
Melissa was Born in Melbourne, Australia. Melissa Jane made her first TV appearance at the age of seven and hasn't stopped performing since. A skilled triple threat, she has performed in numerous bands and shows throughout Australia. Her most recognized international success is fronting the pop R&B group Les Bijoux in Japan, hosting the TV show "X Beyond Surf" on ESPN International and starring on VH1's "Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp" Season 2. Melissa now fulfils her passion to perform and continues to WOW audiences also singing in her original music projects Final Gravity; Synn; and an all girl tribute band, Lady Zep.
Rik Galliano – Guitarist/ vocalist
A recent transplant to CA from the East Coast, Rik brings 20+ years of playing experience to the band. Rik's influences run the gamut from guitar heroes like Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani to Funk to Metal to Pop - his diverse influences let him blend seamlessly in a variety of styles. His training began in an orchestra setting at the ripe old age of 9, on Violin and Stand-Up Bass. On his 15th birthday, he got his first guitar and never looked back - 3 months later, he was performing 2-3 nights a week in local club bands. Over the years, he has performed for crowds ranging from 2 to 5000, performing covers and originals. Rik enjoys a career in music, developing music instruments for several major brands, so he has married his passion for guitar into a life-long pursuit. He is also a solo artist - his 1997 debut CD received accolades from guitar publications the world over, and earned him a spot on the GRAMMY nominations list for Best Rock Instrumental!!
Adam Smith - Percussion/Vocals and DJ
Adam is an incredible drummer and DJ bringing years of experience playing all of the area clubs,private events and concerts with various local bands and artists. Adsm leads the TKZ rhythm section with driving beats that fills the room and pulls dancers to the floor. Adam's incredible high energy style is contagious turning any scene into a fun, rocking experience you will not soon forget.
Christy has honed her bass chops by playing everywhere from local clubs to national and international venues. Christy's influences span the musical spectrum. Performing, writing and producing with many artists has led her to co-create some of the most influential music over the years covering virtually every genre of music. On the cutting edge of the entertainment scene, Christy continually pushes the musical envelope. Playing with the TKZ, Christy holds down the pocket producing some of the most danceable classic and current rock grooves in the area.
James Napier – Rhythm Guitarist/Vocals
Jim "Jimi V" Napier is the group's rhythm guitarist and background vocalist. Jim first appeared on the LA showcase circuit scene in the late 80s playing in such clubs as the Whiskey, the Roxy, Gazzari's and the Troubadour, in the ever elusive quest for a record deal. Prior to and after that period Jim has played in several successful rock cover bands playing all over southern California. Jim continues to bring his passion for rock music to the southern California nightclub scene.
Recent promotional review
"What do you get when you bring together a group of musicians who's love for all types of music combine with 20 years experience? The TKZ have a new lineup for fall 2011, and new songs!! Check em out! TKZ is a Ventura County and L.A. county classic rock cover band that plays energetic, fun inspired dancing music. Rocking and definitely entertaining the masses, TKZ plays a mix that includes Rock & Roll, Blues, Southern and Modern Rock. From Van Morrison to Van Halen – Rolling Stones to Foo Fighters – Thin Lizzy – Steppen Wolf and Skynyrd to Kid Rock and Lit. …A little bit of everything, and all guaranteed to keep you partying, having fun, and rockin out!"
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012.
To: Gigmasters Feedback
OVER-THE-TOP outstanding!!! We had a very unusual wedding with very specific vision. They were 1,000% accommodating... followed our every wish. Their talent/sound is amazing, top-knotch musicianship w/ outstanding lead guitar and great vocals. If you seek a rock n' roll band, they are IT! We were afraid the volume & rock songs would scare away our older relatives; we asked them to start at a lower pace, and work their way up as the night went on. They did exactly that! Started out with Bob Seeger "Old Time Rock-n-Roll" and then to Journey, and then to Led Zepplin. My guests were impressed when they mixed in some Michael Jackson. THEY ARE THE BEST!
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2012,
To: 'TKZ' Subject: RE: See you tonight!
Thank you for an awesome night of dancing – you guys were amazing. All the moms at school are asking when you are playing locally so we can come out and see you again! We will keep an eye on the website for dates. Thank you again for everything.
Sent: November 1, 2011 Subject: BAND
Everyone at the party was blown away with the performance. What a very talented band.... All day today I have been receiving so many compliments on how everyone enjoyed the band. All the songs were great hits... Quite impressed!!
Linda & Mike
What an amazing night. You guys rocked the house!!! Thank you so much for making our company party the success of the summer. Everyone is already buzzing about having you guys play our holiday party.
Sent September 19, 2011
We would rate them 10 out of 10. Played to a crowd of 1200 with positive feedback. We would like to have them back again next year.....
Outriders Classic Car Club
Santa Ana, CA
Thanks guys so much for making our wedding night so special. People are still talking about the party atmosphere. You guys rocked like we hoped you would and you even played the slow stuff to start the evening. Very impressive. We hope to see you guys around town soon
Geoff and Amanda
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