OutAt | Talent
Are you looking for family-friendly LGBTQ+ talent & entertainment? Look no further! OutAt Inc offers a wide variety of community-based entertainment from singers, bands, kings, queens & more below.
Singers | Bands
Info: With a career spanning three decades - in addition to releasing a string of successful rock albums - she's racked up 17 hits which have landed in the top 20 on the Billboard Dance charts, making her one of the most prolific club/dance artists of the 21st century! She's performed / toured with the likes of Rod Stewart, KISS, John Waite, Joe Walsh, Lita Ford ... appeared on David Letterman, The View, Rosie O'Donnell ... and had her music placed in countless hit TV shows and movies!! About the only thing she didn’t do, was focus all that energy into doing a full-tilt tribute to the Queen of Rock herself, TINA TURNER!! That all changed in 2019!! After covering a handful of Tina songs in her solo shows, she decided to put together a 10-piece band of world-class musicians and created a Tribute to TINA that is like no other! The energy this band brings will blow your hair back & get your feet moving to all those Tina classics, from her first recordings back in the 60's, to the live versions she did in 2009 at Wembley. Nobody comes close to Debby when it comes to embodying the power and the grit and the grace that was Tina Turner. This band will leave you mesmerized! Debby also performs her myriad of dance music hits to tracks all over the world & has just released two new dance singles for Pride. “Find A Way” & “Love Lift Me Up” ~ Both positive anthems meant to lift the sprits of all who need it!
Info: David Hernandez gained national attention with his dynamic voice and affable personality as a Top 12 American Idol finalist. A true self-made artist with the potential to transcend any genre, David is a force to be reckoned with. Possessing the ability to reinvent himself and sustain in an ever-changing industry while maintaining edge & drive, David constantly evolves. In addition to American Idol, David has showcased his talents on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, MTV’s TRL, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Teen Choice Awards, & TV Guides’ Sexiest Stars to name a few. With soulful powerhouse vocals, he has been touring the world while writing and producing his original music. Most notably he was invited to sing at the Inaugural Kick-Off Celebration ball for Barack Obama, performing alongside celebrity recording artists John Legend & Maroon 5. David’s hit single, “Beautiful” reached the Top 100 of the Billboard Dance charts while the music video was a viral sensation. His recent releases this past year include self-produced songs & music videos, “Sorry”, “Kingdom” & his summer anthem, “Boomerang”. Additionally, his most recent album “Don’t @ Me” is available on all digital platforms. The new singles & music videos “ily.” & “When it rains, it pours” are available now. David has streamed 70+ virtual shows during the pandemic and most recently completed his 6 month residency in the NYC’s Off-Broadway musical comedy, “Naked Boys Singing” & became a Broadway World Awards winner for “Best Performer in a Musical”.
Info: Singer Pepper MaShay, a five-time Top 10 Billboard charting artist, was influenced by the 70s music scene. She went from journalist to singer after getting on stage to perform her songs and finding an instant connection with the audience. She started as a session singer in Los Angeles and sang for the likes of Tina Turner, Cher, Mick Jagger, Keb’ Mo’, and Celine Dion. Then in 2000, Pepper jumped from session singer to solo artist with her international charting single “Dive In The Pool”, which has always been considered the unofficial single for the multi-award-winning Showtime series Queer As Folk. She repeated that success in 2005 with “Send Me An Angel” (remixed by Dave Audé), “Beauty Shop”, and in 2006 with “Lost Yo Mind” (which reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Play Chart). This success led Pepper to launch her label, Freckle Bandit Records, in 2008 with her single “Does Your Mamma Know” (winner of the 2008 USA Songwriting Competition- Dance/Electronica). Followed by “Freeway of Love” in 2009, “Use Somebody” and “Love SOS” in 2011, “Dance Florr” in 2013, “Radioactive” in 2017, and her recent single “Dancin’ Lights (Part 2)”.
Info: KingQueen is a LA based pop-rock band. The band was formed by lead singer Ina aka Sabrina Petrini and consists of Adam Gimenez, Brandon Valerino, Jake Absher and Ella G. Burgos. KQ’s sound is best described as energetic and edgy, delivering sing-along choruses and vulnerable yet self-empowering lyrics. KingQueen has been seen on multiple platforms such as MTV, VH1 & OutAt TV. They've been performing live at The NAMM show, American Music Awards, the Main Stage at San Francisco Pride, Orange County Pride & Long Beach Pride, playing with Quiet Riot at San Bernardino Fair, The Viper Room, DTLA Proud, The Troubadour opening for Kat Cunning and Jax, LA Fashion Week, The Whisky a Go Go, The House of Blues opening for Steel Panther, The Out At The Fair tour & more. In 2022 KingQueen joined the roster of 'LA Rock Collective'. The first event was held at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood and was covered on Spectrum News. KQ spent the summer of 2022 on their Golden State Tour touring the West Coast promoting their self-titled EP "KingQueen". They recently released their latest single "Burn This Motha" along with the music video directed and shot by K. Rocco Shields. The band also made the Music Connection’s HOT 100 list placing the spotlight on individuals and bands who delivers unique excitement, expert musicianship and intriguing songcraft to stages all over the U.S.
Info: TeawhYB: Independent American Alt-Hip-Pop Artist, TeawhYB (T-Y-B) Originating from Green Bay, WI and formerly noted for his college-life, party-induced sound, TeawhYB took a hiatus from a budding music career while coming to terms with his personal identity. He has since redirected his auditory creativity, mending his past, present, and future. The gay-identifying artist brings a highly-engaging positive party vibe tied together with a universally adored song catalog that has amassed millions of streams. Having gained national attention with placement on Apple Music’s Proud Radio, song placement in a Capital One ad with NBA Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley, and having his music played in NBA and NCAA arenas, TeawhYB continues to push the boundaries as to what an LGBTQ+ is «supposed» to be.
Info: Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, pop artist, singer-songwriter, and producer Jasmine Crowe speaks to her audience about relatable topics such as mental health and addiction, all set to the tune of upbeat and strong pop melodies. Crowe took Grand Prize “Song of the Year” in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with her 2018 single “Breaking Things.” After releasing her debut album "Symptoms" in November 2019, she made her first Billboard appearance, hitting #28 on the dance club charts with "Chess Game." Her music video for “Sky is Falling” won a California Music Video award in 2021 and her pride anthem "Love is Love" received the social justice award in 2022, also for best vocal performance twice in the UO Song Competition and International Songwriting Competition. Following up "Symptoms" with a string of singles, she has been featured in Artsy, Billboard, American Songwriter Magazine, Hollywood Life, Flaunt Magazine, Guitar Girl Mag, on MTV with her latest video for "The Shirt Song" and on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist with her powerful anthem "Red Flags." Currently based in Los Angeles, Crowe is a multi-instrumentalist skilled at piano, guitar and violin, and puts her talent as a producer to use, incorporating all of her skills into every song she creates.
Info: In a world which thrives on labels and conforming to a set of picture-perfect standards Layke has created a limitless space through her groundbreaking music that defies societal norms and encourages joy and positivity. Inspired by the unapologetic stage presence and talent of iconic rockers like Freddie Mercury, Layke has a reimagined sound that can best be described as left of center pop with an extra hint of edge. Her latest release Frequency highlights her unflinching originality and mesmerizing versatility. This new evolution includes dance-party beats with edgy, electronic undertones and introspective lyrics that spotlight the enigmatic LGBTQIA+ community, as well as her own bi/pansexuality and struggles with mental health.
Info: Derek Jameson is a singer/songwriter and dance artist based out of Los Angeles, C.A.. Jameson's career began in live stage shows when he was 15 at Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara, C.A. and various productions being filmed up in the bay area. At a young age he began writing, composing, and performing his own music. Derek's music combines his love for piano with upbeat house music. Jameson has written songs for Producer/DJ's Morgan Page, Bijou, Matroda, Kaleena Zanders. He has worked with songwriter to the stars Jessica Hoover and producer Trent Park. Jameson's music spans worldwide cultures and he has even taken his show on tour in asia. Derek was a past opening act for pop sensations Darren Criss and Danity Kane. Jameson won the best pop category at the New York Independent Music and Film Festival held in Los Angeles, C.A. He has been nominated for his music in independent film circuits and featured in film and television soundtracks such as 1 Chance 2 Dance and cult classic Bloody Mary 3D. Derek continues to work with his team to create timeless and transformative music that will last lifetimes.
Info: Teddy Martin is an Ohio born Pop Rap Artist. His influences include Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Biggie Smalls. His sound is a blend of pop, hip hop, dance, and old school R&B. Teddy has released three albums , one EP and countless singles. Teddy Has had amazing opportunities from performing at the viper room on sunset, performing on NBC4 in his hometown to performing at the halftime show for the Columbus Chaos Women’s football team. His goal is to reach all walks of life with his universal sound.
Info: Erica Ambrin & The Eclectic Soul Project (ESP) are an ever evolving Hip-Hop Soul band from Northern California. The band, formed in 2015 while recording Ambrin’s debut EP Suga, is a collective of musicians from all walks of life – a jam band homage to music. Growing up in Los Angeles with a DJ father, Ambrin’s eclectic taste in music influences her writing – giving you vibes of Erykah Badu, The Fugees, and The Alabama Shakes. ESP’s unique dynamics fuse soulful lead vocals and deeply personal lyrics with high energy band bravado, drawing the audience in for an intimate experience. ESP has performed all over California and has had the pleasure of opening for iconic musicians such as Nappy Roots, The Wailers, Martin Luther, and Anuhea. After gaining popularity as a contestant on American Idol, Ambrin moved to Maui to record her first hip-hop project Lucid Dreamer, released in 2018. “With R&B and jazz undertones, Ambrin spins lyrical narratives that are romantic, vulnerable, and insightful.” - Terry Roland, The Journal of Roots Music. Erica Ambrin is currently back in Northern California working on recording two new projects.
Info: We are Winter Grain, a duo originally out of Salt Lake City but now in Manhattan Beach (Los Angeles) for the last five years. Until recently we have been limited in our scope because Kate (lead singer) is an Army helicopter pilot. She just finished her last deployment and is retiring after 20 years. We've been very lucky to have times where we could record and even more lucky was that time we spent with Ryan Hadlock out of his studio in Seattle (Bearcreek Studio). He's helped shape the music of some of our favorite artists from Brandi Carlile to Allen Stone and even Foo Fighters. What Winter Grain does best is taking snapshots of our own life and harmonizing them -- quite literally. We've played local venues in LA including Hotel Cafe, Whisky A Go Go, and House of Blues. The festival route has been fun for us and we have been featured artists for the Wasatch Mountain Music Festival in Utah and POP Festival in Los Angeles. Curve Magazine highlighted our recording process for our last EP and we are proud of our queer reality. Though we have just barely gotten back into playing live music again we have been blessed to see some traction on our Youtube channel with "A Better You" and on Spotify with "Passenger Seat". Our most recent bit of news is a guitar sponsorship by Enya Music and we were interviewed in our home for an upcoming documentary. Though we started as a very bluegrass-influenced project we have let the ocean air wash over us and meld our newer songs into a more pop arena. Winter Grain is more than a passion project: it's our entire life and we love being able to share it with others.
Info: Elizabeth Cervantes: Singer, Promotions, Marketing, Event Coordinator, and founder of the "CERVANTES " BAND... They have been on this Journey for an Awesome stretch of years, at times there is an exchange of musicians yet they always collectively come together and share our God-given gifts on all platforms for every race, shape, color, gender, or style we are all brothers and sisters. They share many genres of music Classic Rock, Cumbia, Latin Rock, Disco, Funk, Pop, R&B, Oldies and more.
Info: ti85 is a teen indie-rock band from Orange County Ca. They started as a music project in 2016 and have since played at some amazing venues such as: The Whisky a Go Go Hollywood, House of Blues Anaheim, The Glass House Pomona, New York, and several county and city fairs and more! For the past couple of years they have been writing their own original music, and recording and making music videos. The band is made up of: Fionna Tucker, 18, on bass and vocals, Dylan Warner, 18, on guitar, and Savannah Tweedt, 17, on drums.
Info: Noah Toprak is a 17 year old trans indie-pop singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. Music has been his world since early childhood, singing his first words, learning piano at 5 and guitar at 9. Being given a world of possibilities in music, Noah started writing his own songs at the age of 9. Coming out as a trans male at 12, Toprak struggled mentally and used music as a medium to communicate those feelings. Noah has performed at venues such as The Mint, Lucky Strike, coffee shops, and with Out at the Fair. His first performance at the OC Fair with OATF led to his music being shared with the President of Motion Picture Music Paramount Pictures, Randy Spendlove. Spendlove then brought his music to the attention of the legendary mixing engineer, Manny Marroquin. Through those connections, Toprak began recording his songs at Larrabee Studios. He has also attended songwriting camps at Berklee College of Music in Boston as well as their camp in Los Angeles, later attending two Grammy Museum Summer Sessions that focused on songwriting techniques, collaborations, as well as the business of songwriting. In 2022, he applied to Songwriters of North America’s 24 spots program, also known as SONA. Out of hundreds of applicants, Toprak was one of the 24 people that got accepted as well as the youngest. Currently, Noah Toprak is pursuing his music career with various producers, including The Futuristics and is in the process of creating his first single, striving to help others who are struggling with their mental health.
Info: Westerner is an indie rock band with nu-disco and synth pop flavors in the vein of Foals or Glass Animals. Their songs are at once danceable and mesmerizing. Funky beats and occasional electronics are applied to a showy indie-rock style that can either be danced to or appreciated on a purely musical level. Very savvy pop tunes are deftly mixed with space and synth rock elements to create life-force-celebrating music, both exuberant and infectious. They've racked up over 90k followers on TikTok, an endorsement from VOX Amps, and spins on LA's KCSN 88.5FM and Amazing Radio (Tobi Lynn, Jose Galvan). Their new album got rave reviews from Buzz Bands LA (who included it on their Favorite Songs of 2022), Music Connection, and It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine. The trio consists of Cooper Bombadil on vocals, guitar and synth, Brandon Valerino on bass, synth and backing vocals, and Mike Gattshall on drums and samples. Their debut album, "Unreal City," was a sci-fi concept album composed of catchy pop songs, surreal sounds, and strange characters. On August 19th, 2022 they released their new studio album, "Kali Yuga Kama Sutra," through Coconut Spaceship Records, and had their album release show at It’s a School Night. They will soon release animated music videos for every song on “Unreal City” culminating in a psychedelic, musical movie in the tradition of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, or Heavy Metal.
Kings | Queens
J Lau Farrow-Halston
Info: J Lau Farrow-Halston is a multi-titled pageant queen born and raised in Malaysia, her titles include Miss Gay Universe 2023, Miss Malibu Rum NV 2021, as well as Miss LA Pride 2021. She is also a show producer who produces Drag shows, Drag bingo, burlesque shows and even lucha libre with her partner; ranging from all ages audiences to adult audiences. She currently lives in Escondido CA and has been bringing drag to conservative North County San Diego for a year in August 2023. J Lau is an outspoken advocate for equality and honesty in her daily life. She is also an animal lover and has 3 rescued animals she takes care of; an American Staffordshire Terrier, as well as 2 cats. J Lau represents not only her Asian culture in drag, but also her Deaf culture as J Lau has had hearing loss since the age of 16. Her platforms include immigration, human rights as well as women and children. For her LA Pride campaign, she managed to raise $6,776 in 3 weeks of fundraising by donating her pay and tips from drag performances towards an LGBTQ scholarship program. J Lau is known for her emotion-invoking performances of ballads as well as the inclusion of ASL in her numbers while presenting high glamour and high drag with extravagant costumes. She aims to exude joy, excitement, happiness and sometimes even sorrow with her Drag as a storyteller through her body movements, facial expressions and lip syncing. If you are lucky, she may even sing live and elevate your experience at her shows.
Info: Teddy Michael is an Ohio native currently calling Albuquerque, New Mexico home. A two-time national titleholder including the titles Mr USA Unlimited FMI and Gay Male Entertainer of America, Teddy has been gracing the stage from coast to coast for the past 18 years, entertaining audiences from all walks of life. In addition, he is an award winning pageant promoter- currently serving as state promoter/owner to the Mr Ohio King All-Star contest- competitor, an event planner and coordinator, and educational speaker. He brings a mix of energy as well as soulful seduction to every stage, whether it may be big or small.
Amber St. James
Info: Amber St. James is known for their revolutionary activist work in and out of drag and their entertaining high energy performances they are also the First Ever San Diego Mx.Gay and the first ever Mx International Pride both of which being gender neutral titles in the International Imperial Court System and the Imperial Court De San Diego. They have spoken at a number of panels including the International Gender Odyssey Conference. Not only are they an award winning Activist in San Diego California being awarded for their work in 2018 From Tracie Jada O'Brien for the San Diego LGBT Centers Trans Day Of Remembrance,They are also college graduate, with a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in 3 departments (Africana Studies, Communication, Counseling and Social Change). They also created and facilitated Anti-blackness Trainings For San Diego State University in Collaboration with their Black Resource Center, while also helping facilitate impactful events and programs through their work with the San Diego State University Pride Center including facilitating a conversation between theirself and Doctor Jon Paul for the San Diego State University Pride Centers Queer and Trans People Of Color Retreat. In addition to their amazing activist work they are also a Co-Founder of Sisters Of St. James Productions, a local San Diego Drag production company which strives to bridge intentionality and space creation with high production drag performance, while forging new space for community and expanding the impact and accessibility of Drag as an artform.
Info: Originally from Honduras, Victoria Elvatto found her home in San Diego, where she lives with her partner, a pit named Vivi, and three cats: Kona, Bubs, and Kai. After attending San Diego State University, Victoria stumbled head first into the drag scene and fell in love with the art form ever since. She has performed all over the state of California: San Diego, San Jose, Riverside, Ontario, Palms Springs, and even Los Angeles. Competing and learning is Victoria’s passion. Her most recent competition win was in Drag it to Mo’s, an annual competition in San Diego. Her resume includes iconic shows like: Diva’s Latina at Rich’s, Rumor at the Number One on Fifth Avenue and current cast member for STUNT at Rich’s San Diego. But one of her most important shows was Drag is Not a Crime, a fundraising event for her drag sisters in Tennessee and across the states who are fighting against anti-drag bills. Such harmful bills not only threatens drag performers, but also trans people and families. Victoria loves to perform at weddings, birthdays, and corporate events. Victoria Elvatto is a member of the legendary drag family: The Royal Haus of Resilience. Outside of drag Victoria stays active by playing sports captaining dodgeball as well as a competitive Kickball team. Victoria Elvatto’s dream is to inspire others to go after their dreams and passions, whatever they may be.
A La Mode
Info: "A La Mode (she/they) is a non-binary drag artist and Miss Gay Sacramento 2021. An experienced host and performer, Ms. Mode has worked with: Out at the Fair, Front Street Animal Shelter, Sacramento Pride, Crocker Art Museum, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, Metro EDGE, and more. From 2021-2022 she produced and hosted Pink Wednesdays, a monthly drag showcase at Revival at the Sawyer Hotel. In 2021 she released “Peach A La Mode,” a limited edition Peach Wheat Ale in collaboration with Oak Park Brewing Co., as well as “A La Mode,” a berry pie ice cream with Devil May Care. She has worked with numerous companies on branded content, including eStCru Wines, The Creme Shop, and The Sanctuary Dispensary. An accomplished teaching artist and activist, Ms. Mode works by day at 916 Ink, and previously worked with Dancing Classrooms Global. She is a current Lincoln City Fellow with the Speranza Foundation."
LUXE the Drag Queen
Info: LUXE the Drag Queen is your gourdalicious gal here to rock the house to wake the dead. She is the plus size drag equivalent of walking into a Blockbuster - known as the Halloween Queen of San Diego, LUXE, an avid lover of camp horror, is a drag queen, playwright, and the Creative Director of Sisters of St. James Productions - the team behind: Drop It Like It's Hot Brunch, Black Girl Magic San Diego, Scream, Qweenz! Halfway to Halloween, Wednesday's We Wear Black and more! Having her start at San Diego State University, LUXE worked closely in making SDSU’s drag shows the biggest college drag events in the state, providing space for new performers and seasoned performers to connect and grow. With LUXE the Drag Queen you get a little rock - a little pop - a lot of camp - a whole lotta glitter - and so much more!