Posts tagged #Showcasing

Houla Entertainment APCA Hershey Spotlight Artist ~ Nick Barilla

Houla Entertainment APCA Hershey Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Nick Barilla

 Blending a soulful sound with bright pop-piano stylings, Nick Barilla brings an inspiring and uplifting experience to every stage he performs on. His passion shines through his outgoing personality, and his genuine likeability connects with audiences of all ages. Barilla sings about love, life, and heartbreak, often stemming from personal experiences, and aims to stay true to himself. Uniquely marketable and relatable, Nick Barilla seeks to influence the future of live music one song at a time

Nick is showcasing at APCA Hershey on Friday, March 17 at 9:00 pm.

Nick Barilla was the consummate professional. He arrived early, talked with students and staff, and gave an incredible performance. We were touched by his warmth, energy, but most of all by the fact that he stayed to hear other performers. Our monthly coffee house features an open mic portion, and he listened to each young performer and then applauded them publically when it was his turn to sing. It meant the world to our university and community! We will definitely have him back!
— Kate Aguilar - Indiana University - Kokomo
Nick is a hardworking, talented, skilled, and down to earth performer. His passion for music shines through in his lyrics and voice. Nick took the time to captivate the audience. Nick allowed a student to come on stage and sing with him. This has inspired her to continue to follow her passion for music.
— De’Anna Hopkinson - Mohawk Valley Community College
“Nick was a fantastic performer, that really tried to connect with the students. He put on a fun and interactive set, that had everyone wanting more.”
— Alisha Fregoe - SUNY Cobleskill

Houla Entertainment APCA National Spotlight Artist ~ Comedian Landry

Houla Entertainment APCA National Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Landry

Landry is best recognized for his likeable hair, sprouting from charismatic follicles. He is a Canadian born interracial love child whose hybrid existence, when mixed with a little dysfunction, makes for a fantastic recipe of comedy goulash. He is the winner of both the Boston Comedy Festival and the World Series of Comedy but none of that matters so long as his mom thinks he's funny.  With a smile that lights up a room and a personality to match, there is no telling what great things this young performer will achieve.

Landry is showcasing Thursday, March 9 at 9:00 pm and is the Emcee Friday, March 10 at the Dinner showcase.

 

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Houla Entertainment APCA National/Hershey Spotlight Artist ~ Daphne Willis

Houla Entertainment APCA National and Hershey Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Daphne Willis

Collaborating across multiple genres ranging from Soul-Rock and Pop to Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music, classifying Daphne Willis in musical terms is no easy task. With infectious melodies delivered with lyrical precision and honesty, the songs and performances of Daphne Willis are sincere, compelling and relevant. 

Raised in Chicago and relocated now to Nashville, Willis cites influences as varied as Elvis Costello and Michael Jackson, but her musical output cleverly incorporates such inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best. Daphne is currently a Pop writer at Sony/ATV and continues to release music and tour as an Indie Artist. 

Daphne is showcasing at APCA National on Friday, March 10 at 9:30 pm and at APCA Hershey on Friday, March 18 at the Lunch showcase.

 

Houla Entertainment NACA National Showcasing Artist Spotlight ~ Brian Getz

Houla Entertainment NACA National Showcasing Artist Spotlight is Brian Getz.

World-record breaking balloon artist Brian Getz began twisting balloons 14 years ago when his sister got him a simple kit for Christmas. This fun hobby quickly became an exciting career working with universities, corporations and churches. Based in Indianapolis, Brian has entertained in 14 different countries and 35 states. He has worked with schools in Uganda, entertained on cruise ships, taught balloon art in Bosnia, and been awarded at three international balloon conferences. Leaving behind simple dogs and swords, Brian’s enthusiasm and wit help him entertain children and adults alike, while improvisation and experience allow him to create any animal, person or sculpture out of balloons. In 2015, Brian broke the Guinness world record for the largest modelling balloon sculpture by a team, creating an 88-foot dragonfly. He looks forward to visiting your campus, working with student volunteers to make a giant sculpture of your mascot, then entertaining with balloons.

Brian is showcasing at NACA Nationals and will be making balloons in the Houla booths as well.

Houla Entertainment NACA Nationals Showcasing Artist Spotlight ~ Eh440

Houla Entertainment NACA Nationals Showcasing Artist Spotlight is Eh440. 

Eh440, the incredible Toronto-based vocal group has been stunning audiences worldwide since they first hit the stage a few years ago. With just a beatboxer, bass vocalist, and 3 very differ­ent lead singers, this means that they are technically an 'a cappella' group but most people think of them as something very different. 

"You forget that there aren't any instruments because they really do sound like a full band!" said one fan.

"They sound hip and current. It's like they magically fuse old and new Into a must-hear sound. And I love that they write their own songs because it makes me feel so connected to them as people.

Eh440 was named the #1 Campus Touring Artist in America by Campus Activities Magazine! They received an unprecedented perfect score from Campuses across the US. 

Eh440 have released 2 albums along with two Christrnas singles. They have also toured from coast-to-coast in Canada, the US, and Europe, with more to come. 

Eh440 will be showcasing at NACA Nationals and NACA Northern Plains this Spring.