Musician Booking Tips
If you are planning a wedding, coordinating a corporate event, organizing a private party, booking a band or hiring a musician, you hope to create a memorable event while staying within your budget. To create a sensational experience for your guests, live entertainment will add more value to their experience than any other element of your event.

To minimize the cost of entertainment, you should understand that entertainers prefer multiple bookings that are close in distance and time. Often, performers charge reduced fees for multiple bookings (wedding ceremony and wedding reception) or for serial bookings (annual corporate event, monthly social events or weekly restaurant gigs).

Local bands can be hired for the same price as some DJ's, and live bands create a ceremonial atmosphere for your special day that can not be achieved with pre-recorded music alone.

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To identify the artist who will best satisfy your needs and to confirm their availability for the date of your event contact SeaSoundStudio.

































J. Patrice Kaluza, Director and Owner

SeaSoundStudio Entertainment booking agency was conceived and founded by professional musician, J. Patrice Kaluza, who has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years as a Performer, Musical Director, Stage Director, Educator, Producer and Composer.  Patrice's experience as both a provider and purchaser of musical entertainment provides the knowledge required to assist you in selecting the ideal artist for your needs.

An avid artist with broad ranging interests, Patrice most enjoys opportunities to combine her musical abilities as an accomplished vocalist and instrumentalist with her artistic talents as a painter, interior designer and decor specialist.  For this reason, she particularly enjoys working with bridal couples and other individuals planning special events to develop a theme for their wedding or other special event that is reflected in all of the decorations, flowers, attire, announcements, programs and music.

SeaSoundStudio Background

The name of the business, "SeaSoundStudio", was selected while Patrice composed and produced original music at her beach house, situated between the "Sea" and the "Sound" on the magnificent Outer Banks of North Carolina--a tranquil, stimulating environment for creating music. In fact, Patrice is currently producing her first instrumental CD of original New Age music for the historic Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC.

Dedicated to making your special event a gala to be remembered by all who attend, SeaSoundStudio Entertainment simplifies the process of planning the music and booking the entertainment required to create the perfect atmosphere for your special event. Selecting and booking the right entertainers may be the most important decision in planning a premier experience for the people you are honoring. Rely on the decades of experience represented by the director and artists of SeaSoundStudio Entertainment in entertaining audiences to select and perform the entertainment that will make your event memorable.

Artists Represented

In addition to considering artists who request representation by SeaSoundStudio Entertainment, Patrice regularly scouts for talent throughout the United States to ensure the availability of the top performing artists to clients in the area. Utilizing her extensive experience in the entertainment industry, Patrice carefully auditions each of these artists to ensure they satisfy the rigorous requirements of SeaSoundStudio Entertainment's "TIPS" Program.

TIPS is an acronym for essential characteristics that every artist represented by SeaSoundStudio Entertainment must consistently demonstrate: Timeliness, Integrity, Professionalism and Satisfaction (of audiences).  Through a rigorous screening process and several interviews Patrice confirms that each artist seeking representation by SeaSoundStudio Entertainment satisfies the TIPS Program requirements as well as the following attributes.  Through this process, SeaSoundStudio Entertainment ensures that each of its artists satisfies the following high standards that distinguish its artists from artists represented by other local booking agencies:

~Significant experience meeting and exceeding the expectations of live audiences.
~Musical proficiency establishing the artist as one of the most talented in their field for the area, and in many cases one of the top artists in their field in the region or even in the United States.  In fact, one of the artists represented by SeaSoundStudio Entertainment is generally recognized as the best artist in his field in the world.
~Excellent reputation for Professionalism, Timeliness and Integrity
~Demonstrated ability to engage audiences in an enjoyable entertainment experience.

Clients of SeaSoundStudio Entertainment can book any of the artists represented by the agency with the assurance that the artist satisfies these stringent requirements and that the artists will thoughtfully and respectfully consider any special requests of the client to improve the entertainment experience.  The roster of artists represented by SeaSoundStudio include soloists from the North Carolina Symphony as well as regionally recognized artists and national celebrities.

SeaSoundStudio Entertainment proudly represents a broad variety of entertainers (from harpists and strolling musicians to bag pipers and a Steel Drum Band) who can enhance any special event.  Through artists represented by SeaSoundStudio and artists represented by other agencies in her network of contacts, Patrice can provide the right entertainment for your event locally, regionally or nationally from small, private parties to conventions and season series for large theatres.

J. Patrice Kaluza Biography

The Director of SeaSoundStudio, J. Patrice Kaluza, is a professional musician and actress. Ms. Kaluza has served as a music educator, drama coach and band director. She has written, directed and performed in musical theater, and she has served as a musical director and stage director for theater and church productions.  She was also a Co-founder and Executive Producer of a dinner theatre in the Washington, DC area.

Ms. Kaluza writes and produces her own musical compositions. She has more than 25 years' experience performing professionally throughout the East Coast, including Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Singing and entertaining for audiences of all generations since the age of 9, she understands that an exciting musical performance elevates a pleasant function to a gala event remembered by all who attend.

Since moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, Ms. Kaluza has established many new, local entertainment contacts. She has performed locally with several jazz and variety bands, including her own band, Lady & The Tramps. Patrice developed and led the band program for a local school, and she created the Barclay Youth Ensemble for young musicians. She maintains her own studio for private music and drama instruction.

In addition to her active performance schedule at weddings and restaurants, she often provides musical entertainment for senior retirement homes and hospitals where residents view her performances as therapy. Ms. Kaluza has also recently performed with several stars of The Lawrence Welk Show, and she represents several of those performers through this agency. She is married with four children, an Irish Water Spaniel and a Hyacinth Macaw parrot.


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