Old Timey Artists started in November 1999, and in 2008 became
A-Town Booking Agency & Events. Coming from a family of music, song, dance - the arts
have always played a large role in my life. As a youngster, I was into everything from
watercolor and drawing arts to tap dancin'... High school and college was all about, among
other things, garage bands, computer, design and business classes. In 1998 I jumped
heavily into the "retro" and "roots" live music and dance scene. A
local swingin' & jumpin' jazz/blues band named "Stompy Jones" gave me my first opportunity to
delve into the world of band bookings. A band full of veteran musicians helped me learn
the ins and outs of the music biz. With networking, countless hours of phone calls and
research, A-Town Booking Agency & Events was born.
Over 15 years later... A-Town Booking Agency has expanded into a 4 tier entertainment company.
LIVE MUSIC AGENCY, DISC JOCKEY SERVICES, SOUND/LIGHTING, EVENT PLANNING/TALENT BUYING
Producing events since 1999…hands on, organized and stress free. Timeline, event flow, music, audio, props, lights, event makeup,
and print media design. Exciting, classic shows/events that can provide musical history, preservation and modern day re-creation from swing dancing performance/lesson, rockabilly/50s, classic country, costume, burlesque and more.
Past and current production projects include: Bluejean Bop Car Show & Music Festival, Tuesday Night Jump Dance, Annual Tiki Car Hop, Annual Tiki Bicycle Hop, Swing in Union Square Concert Series, San Francisco Zombie Prom, Turntable Matinee, Francis Ford Coppola Winery Dancing Under the Stars Concert Series...and many Weddings, Parties and Private Events.
A few quotes...
" I got several comments from long-standing Googlers that it was the best holiday party they had ever been to...food, entertainment, decor was all impeccable." - Google
"Tanoa was great! He was flexible with our design needs and timeline. He was pleasent to communicate with and his equipment was just what we needed!! - Sarah Lucas Designs
" Tanoa DJ'd my wedding on Sunday and I am still getting compliments from guests about the music. My husband and I love a variety of music styles from the 40-60's and Tanoa played a perfect blend for listening and dancing - he really knows how to read a crowd. If you are looking for a top notch professional DJ for your next event, look no further!"
"I go to AT LEAST one A-Town event a week, and sometimes as many as 3 or 4. The bands are always awesome, and the crowd is always fun. No matter what kind of show it is, you're sure to meet some cool kids, and hear some great jams. Subscribe to their newsletter, and you can get weekly updates as to what's happening all over the San Francisco Area."
"As good as it gets. I'm an awkward dancer, but love watching people get down at the A-town events. These events are always stellar and they think of everything. The room is always decorated to the nines, yummy drinks, great people oh and did I mention the dancing?! Tanoa has the best taste in bands, burlesque and themes, fun photobooths and people get dressed up so there's plenty of eye candy! You don't want to miss these events, he's breaking ground!"
"Tanoa DJ'd a party I held over the summer, and I couldn't have been happier with the experience. He consulted with me in advance about the details, including venue logistics & music choices, and the end result exceed my expectations. He arrived early, was all set up with the right PA equipment, and spun the coolest tunes imaginable! Anyone looking for a DJ, especially one who knows great dance music before disco, should call Tanoa and A-Town Events!"
"Everything was perfect..." - Zephyr Realty
Tanoa did the sound and lighting at our wedding at Lawrence Hall of Science about a week ago. He was fabulous! Even though we had 200 guests in an awkwardly laid out outdoor space, everyone said that they could hear every word of our ceremony and every note of our music. The lighting was also perfect--he gave a lot of thought to making the outdoor space inviting as the sun set. The dance floor and dinner area were perfect, as well, both in sound and lighting. Tanoa is very unassuming and fun to work with--totally low key and absolutely competent. Thank you, Tanoa!
Tanoa is a dream to work with! He's sweet, professional, reliable and totally self-sufficienct. So, when I'm running around getting vendors set-up for a big event, I never have to worry about Tanoa. He shows up on time, brings all his own equipment and sets up without me having to say a word. This is exactly the kind of DJ every event planner wants!
Plus, he spins vinyl exclusively, and can customize the jams for whatever your theme is. He'll make announcements on behalf of the organizers (in a snazzy radio DJ voice), and doesn't get annoyed when I ask to interrupt and make a speech. A DJ with maximum cool and minimum ego...score!
Apparently, he can produce an entire event with props, decor, lighting, etc. So, if you're in need of full service event planning, talk to Tanoa before you get too far. He's definitely a party pro!