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Tony Grandberry and his "Big Fun Orchestra" played at Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs on this past New Year's Eve to a sold out restaurant. He and his group's energy, professionalism, excitement and engagement with our patrons gave everyone a phenomenal New Year's Eve and, of course, they are coming back again this year.
Lulu California Bistro, one of "America's 100 Hippest Restaurants", according to Open Table, seats almost 500 people and Tony had the place rocking and rolling all-night long.
As you can tell, Tony and his "Big Fun Orchestra" have my highest recommendation!
As an Event Planner, it’s a pleasure to work with the Tony Grandberry Entertainment Group. Whether it’s their Big Fun Orchestra for a major wedding or a jazz trio for a small reception, I know I can rely on the TGEG to provide the highest quality of professionalism, musicianship, attention to detail and crowd pleasing performances!
Tony Grandberry’s set at the Festival on Friday evening lent an appropriate touch of ‘retro’ to an affair looking back over its ten-year existence. Gifted with a smooth baritone, and able to move into a tenor’s range with ease ,this crooner gave us The World Is A Ghetto, the Marvin Gaye classic, What’s Going On, and the first of two versions of My Funny Valentine we were to hear during the evening. He was backed by a group consisting of piano, bass, drums, and alto saxophone. They gave the impression of being an up-scale lounge band, very good, and a bit surprised to find them in a festival. They took their opportunity, and certainly turned out to be crowd -pleasers. Tony dedicated One in A Million, to Premier Alex Scott and his wife, and followed with that gem Living for the Love of You. Whoever had the idea to place a real Fender Rhodes on stage was inspired. So much of what was recorded in the 70’s and later bore this trade-mark sound. The first two chords of the subsequent number, dedicated to the recently deceased master crooner Luther Vandross, was all that was needed to bring a squeal of delighted recognition from the crowd: House is Not a Home. A whole generation’s come along identifying that tune with Vandross, but older heads might remember a certain Dionne Warwick launching the Bacharach/ David classic. But such was Luther’s power to stamp what ever he did as his very own.
"I've heard some of his fans call him "Mr. Fabulous", and I couldn't agree more! Not only does Tony Grandberry have BIG Fun… he has a big HEART. With much humility and generosity he continuously gives back to the communities around him. The same integrity, passion and devotion he brings to his music, he brings to his mission of enriching lives and helping to build brighter futures. As an artist and philanthropist, Tony is a true gem, beyond value and one of a kind."
Vocalist Tony Grandberry brings a new energy that, combined with the Purple Room’s low ceilings, makes the electricity bounce off the walls!
Tony was freakin' awesome!!!! He was simply amazing. His musical selections were outstanding.