Hip Hop shows can be challenging to produce but honestly we love the vibe and energy these guys bring to the room. You can always count on a good crowd and even better drink sponsors like Hennessey and Champers.
Jay Rock debuted his latest album 90059 in August and lets just say the hip hop community comes out to support their boys. Jay could not have been nicer and the album is gonna be a classic.
Rick Ross, or Rickey Rose as he is called held an album release party at Sonos where we listened to tracks off his new album Black Market. Needless to say he is a crowd favorite.
Kanye started his own record label Good and immediately signed Kacy Hill, a petite red head with a piercingly beautiful voice. Although not hip-hop focused she runs with the scene and we love her for it.
Elijah Blake is somewhat of a newcomer in terms of notoriety although he has cut tracks for Rihanna and Usher his latest sophomore album is a work of art. His enthusiam is contagious and was so friggin awesome to be in his present. He is the true meaning of an entrepreneur. Smart. Smart. Smart.
Christian Rich are the brother duo who are redefining the music scene. Lovely guys with lovely personalities. Did we mention they are lovely?
We all know Red Bull for their wings, drinks and EPIC action sports content but they also have a killer music program and work with some pretty talented individuals. Part of that program is also bringing together local tastemakers to talk about music and in this case also talk about fashion and beauty. At the Asian Fusion hot spot in Hollywood MAIA Red Bull gathered major stylists, make-up artists and female entrepreneurs for a #GIRLBOSS dinner. CC Events was brought in to do the table styling!
Flowers: Hilary Ward @peoniesandparties
Namecards: Alex Johnson (artist)
KCRW is a great partner and Jason Bentley is one of the foremost influential VJ’s in Los Angeles. Sonos and KCRW created an event series that brings talent into the Sonos Studio for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Show. The tail end of the year brought in the likes of Jaime XX, Ratatat, JR JR, Courtney Barnett and more. Serious fun was had.
Links below for the interviews and performances!
Jaime XX DJ’s at Sonos Studio
Ratatat Light Show was so unreal, those guys know how to bring the noise, and the visuals!
These Aussie sensations – Hermitude- were so engaging and funny we never wanted them to leave the stage. Totally the kind guys you want to have a pint with.
Another raw talent from the Land Downunder Courtney Barnett is raw and pure and really shy. In association with Grammy U and KCRW Barnett played to university students before her debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl that evening.
Our final event with KCRW wasn’t an MBE event but more like a celebration of the best albums of the year. Jason, along with KCRW selected the top 11 albums of 2015 (by mentions). His list below.
People, it was one heck of a year and we can’t thank all our clients more for trusting us in making their events come to life. We seriously were so busy and were involved with so many amazing events and talent we are literally bursting at the seams with happiness. In July alone we have 10, REPEAT, 10 events. Honestly, it felt like Christmas in July, we are so grateful.
To recap some of the great things we were a part of in July take a look at the photo montage below. Photos speak a thousand words and these artists we kicked it with were A-MAZING.
One word: MIGUEL. Working with Pandora is always a treat and releasing Miguel’s latest album “Wildheart” was a love affair. Hundreds showed up for the intimate show and Miguel did no disappoint. He can move his hips as well as he sings. Swoon.
We totally fell in love all over again when David Gray walked into Sonos Studio and cleared the room for sound check. His cheeky personality and James Bond-esque good looks had us feeling like a school girl in love. This event, with Sirius Radio’s “Coffee House Live”, was an awesome one to produce complete with the baby grand piano we had to wrangle through the front doors.
Allen Stone is one seriously awesome dude and for the second time in one month we teamed up with Pandora to host the album release party for Allen’s album “Radius”. He is unlike any artist we have worked with and WANTED to greet all the fans still waiting in line and when we say greet we mean SERENADE them all before walking through the front doors to the audience inside Sonos Studio. Seriously AWESOME.
You might be too young to remember Depesche Mode and I’m pretty sure I was born the year they started the band but Martin Gore is a legend (an super nice). When Notes for Notes, the non-profit organization that designs, equips and staffs after-school recording studios in local Boys & Girls Clubs came to us with Martin wanting to DJ a charity event we signed right up. He DJ’ed for almost three hours — We JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH!!
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good birthday party, especially when its for my firstborn child who I love more than life itself. My husband and I usually follow the beat of our own drum and when we named our kid “RUCKUS”, as in causing a RUCKUS, no one was surprised. When it came to coming up with his first birthday theme we couldn’t think of a better word to describe Ruckus, parenthood and turning one then the word RAD.
RAD also happens to be the name of a certain 80’s BMX race movie that my husband also loves. We wanted to make the party cheery, boyish and all around rad. We chose to emulate an 80’s look for the invite and in ode to the movie we created an obstacle course that kids would run through complete with a PVC “car wash”, tubes, cones and a ball pit. Painters hat were a huge thing in the 80’s so we took the party logo of “Rad One” and had it screen printed onto painter hats. We had our very own customization station and guest wore them all afternoon.
Food was provided by a hometown favorite In N Out Burger, A’s Market and Sweet and Saucy Shop made the most outstanding cake. All visuals and production was handled by CC Events, invite created by graphic artist Steffi Neth. Incredible photos by the super talented Melissa of Marble Rye.
It was so much fun and nothing pleases us more than make a child smile. But I think us parents were smiling more.
The Dessert Table
The Amazing Cake
Cake Throne With Solo Cups Spelling Out RAD
Painter Hat Custom Station
Ruckus and his Cake
Have you ever heard Jim James from My Morning Jacket talk? He’s insightful, soulful and all around hilarious. CC Events was asked to host their album release party and it was nothing short of amazing.
Jim James and Bo Koster of MY MORNING JACKET
were joined by KCRW
‘s Jason Bentley to discuss their new album “The Waterfall”. Topics of discussion spanned love, spirituality, nature and inspiration with humorous anecdotes provided by Jim James sprinkled in. Audience members for this private event included 75 entertainment industry folk and fans alike who were all enthralled with both the conversation and the album playback. When asked about the album title and specifically the lyric “Make the waterfall stop” Jim James offered this up:
“Literally you see a waterfall in nature and want to stop it. To see the waterfall freeze. I guess I’m saying there are times in life when its so busy and so intense and you just want to make the waterfall stop. Make your own miracle happen. Stop the waterfall if you can. Even though literally you couldn’t.”
Jim James Enchanting The Crowd