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Welcome to our Perfect Party Blog!

We want to share the best we've seen and experienced – as well as new, emerging ideas – with professionals in the industry and promote conversation with the best of the best! Our blog topics will promote conversations around the following and more:

  • Highlights from band members
  • How to develop new "edgy" world-class talent
  • Work with a bride and her wedding planner to create a dream wedding
  • Throw the blast of the year
  • Choose entertainment for your event
  • Customize events for maximum enjoyment
  • The core entertainment attributes
  • Why we created a non-stop show performance
  • The agency view and the entertainer's perspectives
  • The party host's perspective

Feel free to engage and add your own voice to the conversation. We hope to inspire the entertainment and music industries to continue to raise the bar to help create the perfect PARTY for years to come!

– Dennis Smith

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Time Is On Your Side

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The New Year is a reminder to us that the clock is ticking. It’s a time to set goals for the coming year. And, it’s also a time to reflect on the past year.

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It Is a Wonderful Life

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Every holiday season, I look forward to watching the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This year, I watched with my 11-year-old son. Later that day, I asked him, “What lesson did you learn from the movie?” He said, “Be a good guy. You never know when you do something nice for someone, what kind of impact it might have on his or her life.”

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Ready Or Not

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In October of 2009, Party On The Moon got the call to perform for Donald Trump at the famous Mar-a-Lago Club in South Florida. The guest list included many celebrities such as Woody Allen, Rod Stewart, Regis Philbin as well as Governors and oil and real estate tycoons.

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Belief

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Belief is defined as trust, faith or confidence in someone or something.

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My Favorite Holiday

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My friend, Ross, recently said, “Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. All the family gets together, we don’t have to worry about gifts, we eat and drink way too much, and I have my own room to escape to when I need a nap.”

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Next Steps

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In March of this year, I earned my Black Belt in Taido Karate. It was an 8-year journey and, like any journey, it had its times of ups and downs.  There were days I had doubts about my mental and physical ability to accomplish my goal.

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Mindset

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I recently heard a wonderful interview with the actor, Daniel Radcliffe. He played the role of Harry Potter, and has since gone on to star on Broadway, as well as in other feature films. Daniel had no formal training as an actor when he was a child playing the role of Harry Potter. When he was asked how he learned his craft, his response was, “I had many great actors on the set of Harry Potter. I had the opportunity to watch and learn from the best. The best lesson I learned early was the importance of coming to the movie set with the right mindset. If an actor arrives on the set in a bad mood, it affects everyone in a negative way. There are actors who are a joy to be on the set with; they lift everyone up with their energy. I realized very early I wanted to be the actor who comes to the set with a good attitude.”

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Perfection

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Perfection is defined as “the act of making something perfect or better”.

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Show Them and They Will Come

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Are you getting the edge in online marketing of your business?  Video is where it's at today and if you are not taking advantage of this powerful solution, you might want to try it.

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The Memory Business

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Recently, I had the good fortune to listen to a great speaker from the Disney Company. His audience was the top event planners in the country. His opening statement was, “What business are you in?” The audience responded, “The event business, the entertainment business, the wedding business, etc.” “You are wrong,” he said.  “You’re in the memory business.” As I let the idea sink in, I realized he was right.

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Reinvention

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To reinvent means to make over completely, to make as if for the first time.

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Legends in Our Midst: The Great Ronnie Garrett

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Have you heard the great Ronnie Garrett play the bass?  Well, I am telling you it is an experience to remember.  

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The Pursuit of Perfection: How NPB Took Shape

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Is being perfect even possible?  My partner, Ed Duncan, and I know that perfect is a fleeting term because what is perfect in one moment is not always in another – and, of course, there is always room for improvement.  But, when we set out to create National Party Bands (NPB) 10 years ago, striving for perfection was our goal – and it still is today.  

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Client Spotlight- Sylvan Learning Centers

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One great benefit of my job is that I get to work for, and learn about, my clients. Recently, we performed in Phoenix, Arizona, for Sylvan Learning Centers. This was our third year to perform for Sylvan Learning. Each year, Sylvan Learning Centers from all across the globe come together for a yearly conference to share the latest technology, learn from each other on how to be more effective, and celebrate their accomplishments.

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Building A Dream

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I recently had a conversation with an artist friend of mine who was changing direction in his career. It made me think about the New Testament when Jesus said, ”The measure you give will be the measure you receive only more so.”  Helping others fulfill their dreams brings me great joy.  And, it’s one of the main reasons I started Party on the Moon and National Party Bands (NPB) with my partner Ed Duncan years ago.

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The Masters

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One definition of a Master: Having or showing very great skill or proficiency.

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A Fishing Tale

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This summer Ed Duncan and I were invited on a fishing trip to beautiful Nags Heads, N.C. Our host JR Roth is one of the managing partners of East Coast Entertainment and has been a friend and partner of Ed’s for the past 37 years.

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Artist Spotlight: Michael Bastedo

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Michael Bastedo has been playing sax for Party on the Moon since 2009 year.

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Sister Band Takes Flight

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In 2008, Party on the Moon’s (POTM) popularity began to grow by leaps and bounds. We couldn’t meet all our date requests, so it was time to create a sister band. With POTM’s reputation on the line, I knew I had to partner with someone special to create and lead the new band.  Ronnie Garrett, Tyler Perry’s musical director, came highly recommended by several sources on both a regional and national level, so we met and Simply Irresistible was born.

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Looking Good

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The baseball great Lou Brock once said, “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad and I’ll show you a guy I can beat everyday.”

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