The Pro Arts Artist Management Division focusus on the development, branding, and marketing of emerging artists. With Division Manager Erica Fagundes based in London, and Company Owner Erin Coles in New York City, Pro Arts is able to manage and offer consulting services to a range of diverse artists across the globe.
Alexis & The Samurai
Alexis & The Samurai is the New Orleans-based "two-man trio" of Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft, specializing in lush Indie-Folk/Pop with a distinct Louisiana flavor. Alexis and Sam met in 2009 and initially teamed up for Alexis' sophomore effort Orange Moon (2011). Under the tutelage and engineering of The Polyphonic Spree’s Rick Nelson, the duo drew an all-star cast and 25 of NOLA’s finest musicians of every genre. Alexis & The Samurai have appearanced at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, SXSW, and several tours of the US and Europe. Called a "songwriting force to be reckoned with" (No Depression), Marceaux's solo releases have been featured on MTV's The Real World, E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and on rotation in Starbucks cafes. As a duo, Alexis & The Samurai were most recently featured by The Huffington Post, and contributed two songs to Season 3 of NCIS: New Orleans.
Ali Grieb is a one of a kind Comedy Queen Songstress who grew up in the Deep South by way of South Jersey with her Jewish Mother from the Bronx. With a knack for living life unapologetically and boldy, Ali puts it all out there with downright hysterical stories and a set of pipes that serve up Golden Age Diva realness. Regularly performing in the New York cabaret scene, Ali is an Artist-In-Residence at the historic Joe's Pub in the East Village. She has appeared Off-Broadway numerous times, and headlined at New York's Comic-Con.
The Lit Empire
The Lit Empire is a group of fun-loving professional musicians based out of all corners of the New York City metro area. With backgrounds ranging from theater and jazz to country and pop, The Lit Empire is easily able to fit in at any party or event. This close-knit group of friends brings an onstage chemistry that is palpable and infectious to the audience. They have one goal: to make your event as LIT as possible.
Elysium Jazz Band
The Elysium Jazz Band plays music from the Golden Age of Jazz of the 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's. Led by singer Justina-Maria Soto and guitarist Adam Neely, Elysium Jazz Band continues the rich tradition of the classic jazz era, bringing elegance and grace to the great vintage repertoires of American, French, and Brazillian song. The band regularly performs as a duo and as a full swing band with drums, bass, violin, and nylon string accoustic guitar. Fitting in just as easily in Parisian cafes as in New York City nightclubs, the music of the Elysium Jazz Band is timeless, authentic, and magical.
The Metropolitan Players
The Metropolitan Players is a youthful, energetic wedding and events band based in New York City. Led by musical director Adam Neely and manager Erin Coles, the band is quickly becoming a leader in the wedding and event music industry. The Metropolitan Players provide impeccable customer service to ensure that each event runs smoothly, and that the cares, wishes, and dreams of each client are met. The Metropolitan Players were voted "Best of Weddings" by The Knot.com for 2015 and 2016, recieved the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016, were a 2016 Featured Wedding Artist by The Daily Wedding, and were also a GigMasters Best of 2015 Award Winner. The Players have performed for Spotify, major fundraisers and charity events, have members that perform in both Broadway and off-Broadway shows, and have worked with esteemed musicians and performers such as Wynton Marsalis, Laura Osness, and Natalie Weiss, among others.