The Adopted Shakedown
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The Adopted Shakedown

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The Adopted Shakedown @ Private engagement

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA

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-"We were shocked at how many people they had on the dance floor. We've put on this Christmas party for our office every year for the past decade and have never had people enjoy themselves as much as they did tonight.....absolutely marvelous!"-Dr. Jim Lynch (Beaumont Hospitals Director of CRS, Christmas 2009)

-"Damned Amazing! I haven't listened to a band that made the hair on my arms stand up like that in years!"-Steve Allen (former president of the Detroit Blues Society)

-"Never in my life have I seen a girl play guitar like that!"-Salam Wreck (DJ for D12 and Obie Trice)

-"We couldn't have chosen a better band for our reception. Spot on."-James and Marie Shanges (Wedding clients, Sept. 2008)

-"The variety of styles of music really made it an enjoyable event for everyone."-Alan Markovitz (Business entepreneur, Sept. 2009)

References are available upon request.. - from our pleased clients....





We are also available to hire as a duo that plays classical, latin, italian, traditional, top 40's, etc for your cocktail/dinner hour. (See further info under the bio and line up/instrumentation sections. Above are audio samples of the duo)

Aaron Markovitz-has performed in the Metro Detroit and Los Angeles areas for over 9 years. His credits include extensive gigging at various festivals and clubs in these regions. From the summer of '08 till Dec '08 he was a member of the 'Shrek band' at Universal Studios in Hollywood working under worldwide music producer for Universal Studios theme parks, Dwight Kennedy. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Music Academy where he studied under many guitar greats including Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Steve Fister (Steppenwolf, Pat Travers), Ross Bolton (Al Jarreau, Wayne Brady), and Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles). His playing will be featured in an upcoming Skechers ad for summer '09.

Emily Burns-has been performing in the Metro Detroit and Los Angeles areas for 9 years. Including an extensive list of shows and performances at clubs and venues all across these areas with original and cover bands. Her credits include performances with The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi. She attended the Los Angeles Music Academy's guitar program under scholarship and graduated in March of '08. There she studied under the same guitar greats of the LA studio scene that Aaron did.

Martin Holde-bassist and composer born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Has played in a variety of show and cover bands and performed intensively in the Copenhagen and Los Angeles areas. He graduated in September 07 from LA Music Academy, where he studied under Jerry Watts, Steve Billman, David Levray, Hussian Jiffry, Phil Bynoe and Lynne Davis. He has played and/or recorded with/for the following people: Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles), Mel Nelson (Chick Corea), Tony Kaye (Yes), Johan Frank (EWF), Mike Shapiro (Sergio Mendes), and Paul Cassarino (Rod Stewart).

Richard Fultineer-has performed and recorded in the Los Angeles area for over 20 yrs. He has 4 yrs. experience with Los Angeles Opera, Performing Tree, and South Bay Conservatory. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. His performing credits include: recording artists String Theory, Prince Diabate, King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis, Jim Beloff, Kenny Loggins, Joe Pocaro, PBSĀ  "Eco Challenge", 20th Century Fox's Carmen Miranda: Girl From Rio, and feature films " White on Rice" and "Monkey Man"