Hiring a performer shouldn’t be difficult
No chance to audition a band or solo performer for your business or event? Give Connie Spicer a listen right here and now. Below are links for some of her audio files and Reverbnation page along with playlist suggestions you might consider using at your event or club. People get a charge when they listen to her take on many popular favorites and find themselves sitting at attention when the little woman with the big voice takes the stage and shakes things up. And don’t forget that she is also available as a motivational speaker! Read on to learn more and to listen to some of her vocals.
Connie’s musical taste is eclectic and includes cover songs from many genres. While she specializes in R&B and Pop stylings, she also enjoys singing Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative and Country – and even a show tune now and then. She has never cared for being a single-genre singer, and puts everything out there when she starts to share. If you want a specific sound for your event, Connie will work up a playlist that will stay true to the heart of your event. Whether you need someone for your wedding, a private or specialty event, consider hiring CN Starz Entertainment and Connie Spicer.
She started singing when she was in primary school, got into choir each year, and in her high school years she performed with the school choir and the show choir, “The Chosen Few”. After she graduated, she played in a number of local garage rock bands, started playing acoustic guitar and writing her own music and for a short time performed and co-wrote music as a duet with Rob Hogeland of Dayton, Ohio. When she started her family, music took a backseat, but in the 90’s Connie discovered karaoke and found a new way to express and experience what she had loved as a kid: to perform and to electrify people’s attention when she sang.
Suggested Playlists by Genre
Torch Songs/R&B Playlist (partial)
A great listing of songs for a quieter, jazzier venue, includes songs such as Gladys Knight and the Pips “Neither One of Us”, “Midnight Train To Georgia”; Adele “Set Fire To The Rain”; Peggy Lee, “Fever” and “Why Don’t You Do Right”; Norah Jones, “Don’t Know Why”; Etta James, “At Last”. Lionel Richie, “Hello”; Pink, “Misery”; Carly Simon “Haven’t Got Time For The Pain”, “That’s The Way I Always Heard It Should Be”, “Anticipation”; Carole King “Jazzman”; Bonnie Raitt “I Can’t Make You Love Me”; Toni Braxton “Unbreak My Heart”; (others); Janis Ian, “At Seventeen”; Phoebe Snow, “Poetry Man”; Roberta Flack, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly”.
Connie Spicer performs Peggy Lee’s classic song, “Why Don’t You Do Right?”
Pop Playlist (partial)
KT Tunstall, “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”; Carole King “Natural Woman”, “So Far Away”, “You’ve Got A Friend”; Cyndi Lauper, “True Colors”; Ace of Base “The Sign”; Stevie Wonder “Overjoyed”; Pink “Get The Party Started”; Britney Spears, “Everytime”; R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly”; Carly Simon “Let The River Run”; Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do”, “Strong Enough”, (others); Janis Joplin “Mercedes Benz”, “Me and Bobby McGee”; Fleetwood Mac, “Songbird” (others); Kiki Dee, “I’ve Got The Music In Me”; Bread, “If”; Billy Joel, “And So It Goes”
Classic Rock Playlist (partial)
Beatles, “Blackbird”, “Good Day Sunshine”, (more); “Pat Benatar, “Invincible”, “Heartbreaker”, “We Belong”; Yes, “Roundabout”, “Owner of a Lonely Heart”; Heart, “Dog And Butterfly”, “Alone” (others); Journey, “Open Arms”, “Separate Ways, Worlds Apart” “Faithfully” (others); Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart”; Bob Segar, “We’ve Got Tonight”, Starship “White Rabbit”; U2 “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, “With or Without You”
Country Playlist (partial)
Faith Hill “One”, “Breathe”, “This Kiss”; Shania Twain “You’re Still The One”, Deana Carter “Strawberry Wine”; The Band Perry “Better Dig Two”, “Done”; Jo Dee Messina “My Give A Damn’s Busted”, “Lesson In Leavin'”, “Burn”, “Bring On The Rain”; Dusty Springfield, “Son Of A Preacherman” (others)
Connie performing Willie Nelson’s, “Always On My Mind”.
Evanescence “(You Never) Call Me When Your Sober”, “Bring Me To Life”; Pretenders “I’ll Stand By You”, “Back On The Chain Gang”, “Brass In Pocket”; Romantics “What I Like About You”, DHT/Roxette “Listen To Your Heart”; REM “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It” (others); No Doubt “Don’t Speak”; Pink, “Get The Party Started”
Miscellaneous Playlist (partial)
Latin/Tejano Crossovers — Ricky Martin, “Bailamos”, Selena, “I Could Fall In Love”, Ritchie Valenz, “La Bamba”;
Funk Sounds — Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round In Circles”, Preston/Syreeta, “With You I’m Born Again”;
Appropriate holiday selections available as well. There are many more songs available that are not included in the listings above. Please feel free to inquire. A few other selections:
Available for Motivational Speaking Engagements
When people hear her stories, many wonder why she isn’t bitter or why she hasn’t given in to the pain of her past.
“When I was much younger,” says Connie, “I was a mess. I had a hard time getting through the day and sometimes, looking at tomorrow was even more difficult. When my youngest child passed away at the age of thirteen it was even more difficult at times. But I discovered there is a pattern to finding joy in your life, and I had to start by daring to let it into my heart and into my life.”
“One way for me, was helping folks out -it helped ME to feel better. I was often accused of bringing home ‘strays’ and usually at my own expense. But I’ve learned that I can take care of myself, love my people and enjoy the heck out of life. It didn’t come easy, that’s for sure. And music had a lot to do with that.”
Connie is also available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics that are both motivating and inspiring; from overcoming significant traumas and finding joy, to developing growth and marketing strategies that make sense for small business, her take on everyday life offers inspiration and hope to others to succeed and achieve against the odds. Give CN Starz Entertainment a call to discuss your needs and what your group is looking for.