Raven’s Top Picks for Your Event

Hi, I’m Raven

I’m Key Signature Entertainment’s newest addition, and I’m happy to join the team. Along with starting at Key Signature came getting to know some of the company’s vetted artists. Learning the artist roster was one of the first tasks given to me, a task that at first overwhelmed me considering we have dozens of talented musicians on our site.  When diving into the Live Music page I found myself captivated by many of our bands and artists. Key Signature’s artist roster has something for everyone, and naturally, there were a few artists that instantly grabbed my attention. These are artists that moved me, from their style of music and aesthetic to their level of musicianship. Here are my top picks for any event.


Sidecar Social Club at a Bar

Sidecar Social Club
Style: Speakeasy Jazz, R&B, and Fifties Rock 

Sidecar Social Club was the first band to catch my eye. It is their style of music and whiskey-soaked aesthetic that has made them one of my top picks, since I’ve always had a love for New Orleans style jazz and latin music. If you are looking to have a Vintage or Retro themed party I would recommend Sidecar Social Club for your event.
picture of Fred Lee IV up against a tree

Fred Lee IV
Style: Rock, Pop, Soul, and Folk

It was Fred’s husky cover of Bill Withers’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” that immediately drew me in.  If you enjoy soulful covers of pop and rock classics like me then you will love Fred Lee IV. It is Fred’s powerful vocals and interesting spin on pop and top 40 songs that has made him one of my top picks. He also has a band called “Late Night Special” that is perfect for any low-key evening.

Guitar Travels performing at Mint Museum outdoors

Guitar Travels
Style: Jazz, BossaNova, Latin Jazz

Guitar Travels is a duo I’ve recently had the opportunity to see at The Mint Museum. They naturally created a feel-good, relaxing atmosphere to the event. This duo plays all your classic jazz standards as well as some bossanova and latin tunes. I got to hear them play some of my favorite jazz standards like “The Girl from Ipanema” and “On Green Dolphin Street.” They are my top pick for any sunny outdoor event.

Colby Dobbs
Style: Top-40, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Pop, and Blues

Colby Dobbs is another artist that immediately caught my attention. If it isn’t his amazing vocals and undeniable talent on the keys that drew me in, it would have to be his taste in music and style of covers that captivated me. Colby covers many amazing artists that I grew up listening to, and still love, from Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder to Michael McDonald and Billy Joel. Colby is also one of our more versatile artists, this is why he is one of my top picks for any event.

Collage of the Band members of DeJaVu with their instruments smiling

Style: Jazz, R&B, and Soul

As a Jazzhead, I was naturally attracted to the band DeJaVu’s. It’s their unique twist on R&B, Soul, and Jazz music that sets this band apart. Letron Brantley, one of Key Signature’s virtuosic saxophonists, is the leader of this band. This speaks volumes to the level of musicianship and professionalism you will be getting when you book DeJaVu for your event.

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Partner of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in the hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or visit our How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.


Key Signature Entertainment
8510 McAlpine Park Dr. Ste 201
Charlotte, NC 28211