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7/18/16 - GLENN LEONARD'S TEMPTATIONS REVUE
|Fantastic!!! I have NEVER
(EVER) worked with such gracious, nice and amazing people. We were blown
away with the performance, attitude and willing to us raise funds during
intermission. ... We are VERY happy - thank you.
Al Durrett, Fish-Tale Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL: Mar 18, 2016 in regards
to CALIFORNIA SURF, INCORPORATED
thanks for yet another terrific performance provided by Celebrity Direct
Entertainment! California Surf, Incorporated was a tremendous hit at our
Customer Appreciation Party last month and we look forward to working with
them again in the future. We received many compliments from our guests
on what an amazing band they are and how much fun it was to dance to their
favorite songs from the surf-rock genre! Your music exceeded our expectation
and was the basis for our successful event. With sincere thanks, Al Durrett
Mary Blair, Camelot Lakes, Sarasota, FL: Apr 4, 2016 in regards to THE
ALL-STAR PLATTERS REVIE
|"What a dynamic concert!
The former Platters continue to provide top notch, professional entertainment
with their harmony, talent, audience connection and participation!
Their song selections reminded us of younger times, while inspiring us
to sing along and dance! Everyone raved about this concert and enjoyed
Emily Geistfeld, Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club, Hernando, FL: Feb
23, 2016 in regards to CALIFORNIA SURF, INCORPORATED
|“Anyone growing up in the
early 60's and beyond will love this concert; for many of our audience
members it was like stepping back in time. After the show, everyone was
exclaiming “wouldn't it be nice” if they came back every year?! California
Surf, Incorporated definitely rocked the joint! They really sounded great
and you could tell that their vocals and harmonies were authentic and true.
The fact that they were the real deal and actually performed and recorded
with the Beach Boys made it that much more spectacular. Everyone was singing
along and tappin’ their toes… couldn’t ask for more than that!”
Lynette Reddix, Lyndon Music Group: Dec 15, 2014 in regards to GLENN LEONARD
PRESENTS HITSVILLE LIVE
|To Cord - It was such an
honor to meet you and your fabulous artist, Glenn Leonard and his Hitsville
Live band - they were Super!!!! Their magic on stage is simply phenomenal,
bringing the sound of Motown had the audience dancing and singing along
as we all enjoyed their performance. I’m already receiving emails for future
performances from them in the upcoming 2015 year. Thank you again for everything
and look forward to future endeavors!!
Jane Noelte, TSMB Productions: June 19, 2014 in regards to GLENN LEONARD'S
On behalf of The Fabulous
Hubcaps and myself, we want to convey our deepest thanks, gratitude...
and PRIDE... in sharing an evening with Glenn Leonard's Temptations Revue!
What a thrill and a privilege it was for us to be on the same bill! They
are every bit the quintessential showmen we heard they were! Their pure
vocal harmony truly was "music to our ears" (and everyone else in the audience
as evidenced by the thunderous applause and standing ovations). It was
a delight, as well, to watch their precise and in-sync choreography...
not one missed step! We heard nothing but compliments and rave reviews
from everyone we talked to!
Mr. Coslor... it was an honor
to meet these wonderful gentlemen and perform on the same stage. Glenn
Leonard's Temptations Revue truly is a CLASS ACT and really brings the
sound of Motown back into our thoughts and hearts.
Jackie Howard, Jac-Ron Entertainment: Mar 21, 2014 in regards to GLENN
LEONARD PRESENTS HITSVILLE LIVE
| (Former Temptations
member) Glenn Leonard, lead singer, and the performers in this show were
simply amazing. Each song was perfected. The three female singers
were superb. The band is smokin! The interaction with the audience
made the atmosphere very happy and friendly. Such fun for them to
relive all the hit Motown wonderful songs and more. They had the
audience up and out of their seats dancing in the isles. A standing
ovation before they were on the last song, "Keep on truckin'"! Absolutely
a fun show to see and have a great night! Don't miss this show, GLENN
LEONARD, Former Lead Singer of the Temptations, presents HITSVILLE LIVE!
Shirley George: newspaper correspondant in Port Charlotte, FL: Mar 3, 2014
in regards to CELEBRITY DIRECT ENTERTAINMENT, FRAN COSMO, THE REFLECTIONS
& CALIFORNIA SURF, INCORPORATED
| Charlotte County
is fortunate to have Celebrity Direct Entertainment (CDE) that brings extraordinary
shows to various venues. I have enjoyed three outstanding performances,
and look forward to many more.
2013, Fran Cosmo, former lead vocalist with ‘Boston,’ and Anthony Cosmo
rocked the Englewood Event Center. A local classic rock band, American
Made Band, opened the act and the dancing began!
I loved the
doo-wop Christmas show performed by one of my all-time favorite groups,
‘The Reflections,’ at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in December
2013. Although I had danced countless times to their 1964 smash hit, “Just
Like Romeo and Juliet,” back then, I had never seen a live performance.
These four guys still know how to entertain, and they wowed the audience
with their renditions of songs by artists such as the Drifters, Coasters,
Dion and the Belmonts, Platters, and more.
Kudos to Cord
Coslor, owner of CDE, for providing excellent entertainment, and the praise
comes from performers as well. Gary Banovetz, said, “In my humble opinion,
Cord Coslor is the very best promoter The Reflections has ever worked with.
Cord treats the artists with total respect, integrity and honesty. He makes
us feel like family. We always look forward to working with CDE.” I agree
with Gary. As a Charlotte Sun correspondent, I had the pleasure of working
with Cord on the promo stories for shows. He is dedicated to bringing the
‘best of the best’ entertainment to our area.
It was a big
party at the ‘California Surf, Incorporated’ show in February 2014 at the
Cultural Center Conference Center. Thank goodness the dance floor was large;
I had a blast dancing to some of my favorite songs. The five-member group
featured members who toured and recorded with the legendary ‘Beach Boys’
and rocked the house with hits such as ‘Surfin’ USA,’ ‘Kokomo,’ ‘Good Vibrations,’
‘Help Me Rhonda,’ and many more.
Keep ‘em coming, Cord! Shirley
Fred Barry: Edison's in Ft. Myers, FL: Feb 13, 2014 in regards to GLENN
LEONARD PRESENTS HITSVILLE LIVE
|Good afternoon Cord and
I wanted to
take a moment and thank the you, Glenn and company for helping to make
the first concert series event a success. You all did a FANTASTIC job!
(The) crowd was loud and everyone said they had a wonderful experience
and would definitely do it again. The food, the service and the entertainment
was all quality and appreciated by all that attended. If we [...] continue
to build on this event we can create a lucrative income base by doing these
type of events on a regular and basis.
I look forward
to working with you in the future in obtaining some acts that will fit
our budget and be a win for all.
Thank you again
gentleman it was an honor to host this event.
Marleen Donaldson: Captiva Island Yacht Club in Captiva, FL: Feb 5, 2014
in regards to CALIFORNIA SURF, INCORPORATED
|Dear Cord -
What a concert!
Thank you so much for bringing the surfer sounds to the Captiva Island
Yacht Club. Compliments were abundant last night & today, & many
said your concert at the club was the best party ever! It was so good seeing
our members having so much fun -- all thanks to you and California Surf,
to more "cool sounds" from you and Celebrity Direct.
Mark Asciutto in Port Charlotte, FL: Feb 18, 2014 in regards to GLENN LEONARD'S
|Dear Cord, thank you for
bringing Glenn Leonard Presents Hitsville Live to Visani. All I can say
is wow! Many shows would just perform using a famous name then skimping
on the back up talent. But I must say that all 9 members of the group are
amazing. The others singers in the group could easily perform their own
show to sold out shows. And Glenn Leonard still has it and it shows why
he was a lead singer for "The Temptations". The combination of Glenn with
the entire group truly put me in a place when music was great. I personally
loved the show and had many of my customers share the same thoughts and
feelings. Performing a true live show in this day and age amazes me. Their
group could easily sacrifice quality for money and play tracks, but they
don't. Glenn Leonard Presents Hitsville Live is a Las Vegas quality show.
I wish them all the best and hope they can return in the future to perform
on my stage.
Visani Dinner Theater
Port Charlotte, Florida
Karen Lewis in Bennettsville, SC: Jan 13, 2014 in regards to GLENN LEONARD'S
|I would like to say how
great it was to work with Glenn and the rest of the Hitsville performers.
Really is an enjoyable to work such nice and talented people.
fan/photographer in Panama City, FL: March 3, 2013 in regards to CALIFORNIA
|It was a pleasure to meet
you, the group members, and JoAnn last night. Please thank all the
performers for their high quality and high energy show and for the memories
they brought back for us. The humility of you and your performers
sets you apart from many others. That’s a trait that made the evening
all the more enjoyable. It was a very special treat...
Ron Campbell in Roberts, WI: February 16, 2013 in regards to SONNY BRYANT'S
TRIBUTE TO THE PLATTERS
|Cord: I just wanted to touch
bases with you. The show that Sonny put on was great. I mean it. He is
a class number one entertainer, with a great voice. He really got the crowd
Saturday night going, and feeling excited. Some couldn't help but get up
and dance in the isle during some of the songs. Everyone came up to me
during the break and after the show to let me know how much fun they had,
and how much they like Sonny and his music. I couldn't believe how many
people went up to Sonny after the show to let him know how much they enjoyed
him. I even had a couple people say that we need to get Sonny, Doc, and
Marv back again sometime soon and do it again. I believe that word of mouth
from these people will make the next show even bigger. Thank you again
for your help.
Rex & Connie Parent in Ft. Wayne, IN: June 30, 2012 in regards to GLENN
LEONARD PRESENTS HITSVILLE LIVE
All Members of Glenn Leonard Presents Hitsville Live:
That you for the best party
ever for our family & friends. I have received many notes from guests
to thank us for inluding them & featuring music that we all actually
know the words to! We will always cherish the mories. We wish you the best
& God Bless all of you.
Denice Blajian, FleaMasters in Ft. Myers, FL: Feb 24, 2011 in regards to
Rus Anderson Presents The Rocketman: A Tribute to Elton John
|Good day Loren:
Sorry for delay in sending
this note, but I would like to thank you and Cord for the great act we
had in our Music Hall recently. The Rocketman Show: Elton John
Experience was great. The band was tight and Rus was right on.
The comments were excellent, people told me they actually felt as though
they were at an Elton concert. Costumes and props were great.
I would recommend this show to anyone. This would be the only Elton show
for me. On top of Rus and his band doing a great job they were so
easy to work with. My techs were ecstatic. Celebrity Direct
delivers only the best. Thank you again, I remain, Sincerely, Denice
Blajian - Event Director
Michael McDonald, GM of the Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples, FL: Feb
18, 2011 in regards to Wilson Williams & His Platters
1600 Solana Rd.
• Naples, FL 34105
|Thank you so much for providing
Wilson Williams & His Platters for us on February 2, 2011. We
set a new attendance record for an entertainment night with 430 attendees
enjoying the show.
Wilson Williams and the rest
of the Platters were a pleasure to work with and their songs brought back
many memories for all.
I look forward to discussing
future events with you.
agent Fred Montilla re: Glenn Leonard's Temptations Revue 2010
FJM Productions, Inc.
7305 West Sample Road,
Coral Springs, FL 33065
|Glenn Leonard's Temptation
Revue was a pleasant surprise! They were all excellent singers and performers.
Their show represented the essence of the Temptations. They handled themselves
as pros on and off stage. I would not hesitate using or recommending them
to anyone in the future.
Working the deal out with
Cord Coslor from Celebrity Direct was also a no-nonsense experience. He
delivered the act such as he described it. I left the engagement along
with my client very satisfied. Thank you!
Aaron Williams :: Newspaper staff member re: Glenn Leonard's Temptations
||I thought the show was a
lot of fun. I was there on business – taking photos for the newspaper,
but I’ve been a Temptations fan for a long time, and I really enjoyed listening
to the group. The voices, the dress, the steps – it really was a experience!
Though most of what I saw was through the eye of a camera lens, the group
definitely put a smile on my face and I was singing and humming along to
each song. It was also nice to get to meet the guys after the show. They
were really nice, and made me wish I had more time to talk to them – but
I couldn’t because I was running short on time. But I really enjoyed them.
The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County (FL) re: Golden Memories
show with Glenn Leonard's Temptations Revue, Wilson Williams & His
Platters, Pam Darden's Marvelletes Revue, and Ron McPhatters Tribute to
||Dear Celebrity Direct,
On March 18th, 2010, the
Animal Welfare League had their first concert which featured: Wilson Williams
& His Platters, Glenn Leonard's Temptations Experience, Pam Darden's
Marvelettes Revue and The Legacy of "Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters"
as performed by his son Ron David McPhatter, the performers were outstanding!
We would like to thank Cord
Coslor and Wilson Williams for the direction they provided us and assisting
us with the questions and concersn that arose. Mr. Coslor worked very hard
side by side with the Animal Welfare League to make sure everything ran
smoothly and productively, and it did! We look forward to continue working
with Mr. Coslor for our annual concert to benefit the homeless animals
of Charlotte County, Florida.
We at the Animal Welfare
League would like to extend our gratitude for guiding us in one of the
most successful fundraisers in Charlotte County, Florida ever.
Assistant to the Director
Reinhard Haubner on behalf of Four Points Sheraton Chateau Elan - Sebring,
FL re: country music legend David Frizzell
||Dear Mr. Coslor,
David Frizzell made our day
with his performance at the Four Points by Sheraton Sebring, Chateau Elan.
Both his first and second act was outstanding, he is a true showman getting
his audience involved with the show.
During break, our guests
truly appreciated the way he stood and gave autographs and posed fro pictures.
He was down to earth and seemed more than happy to be there with each and
every one. We have received several compliments regarding the quality of
Mr. Frizzell's show and his remarkable performance. Many want to know when
he will be back at the Chateau Elan.
As always, it is a pleasure
to work with Celebrity Direct Entertainment.
GM, Four Points by Sheraton
Deb Picard on behalf of DB Sound Systems - Port Charlotte, FL re: Cord
Coslor and Celebrity Direct Entertainment
||Dear Cord Coslor,
DB Sound Systems would like
to extend its appreciation for all your work on our shows at The Charlotte
County Expo Hall of The Bellamy Brothers and David Allan Coe.
The information and work
that you provided for advertising with both the radio stations along with
the newspaper ads along with setting up radio interviews with the acts
was very impressive.
DB Sound Systems has the
experience to know all of what is needed to be done on production.
The other details that you handled of coordinating the feeding of the acts,
payment with management, meeting the acts on the edge of town and getting
them to the facility were all very much appreciated and were less details
for our company to handle. We work with many agents and we have never
experienced an agent to go so far above their job description to insure
every detail was covered and handled.
Cord, to sum it up, it was
best said when Don Brown from our company mentioned you were doing everything
shy of parking the cars.
DB Sound Systems, LLC
Thomas Stephens on behalf of Stafford Township Educational Foundation
- Manahawkin, NJ re: Wilson Williams & His Platters
||Dear Wilson / Celebrity
I know it has
been several months since you, Sase', Lonza, Melvin and the crew visited
us at the Stafford Township Arts Center's OceanFirst Theater, but I could
not allow another minute to go by without reaching out to you. Having you
perform in our soon to be annual Rockin' Oldies Valentine program truly
made the holiday this year spark for hundreds of audience members who chose
to celebrate the night of love with us. You are a credit to the legacy
of The Platters with your skillful vocals and natural ability to generate
sincere public appreciation.
I never thought
that a program could make a conventional theater audience jump to their
feet to dance in the aisles. Your February 14th was honestly one of the
best programs we have presented to date. I continue to receive letters
and e-mails from patrons asking when we plan to have you return. Of course,
I have to admit, I look forward to a return engagement myself.
Each of you
was a joy on and off the stage. Having met each of you, I have a better
understanding of what Louis Armstrong meant when he said, "I never tried
to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been
my music, it's always come first, but the music ain't worth nothing if
you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience,
'cause what you're there for is to please the people." All I can say is
that if our audience members were not fans before, by the end of the evening
everyone was a convert. And, as you'll remember, most attendees left with
autograph and CD in hand.
Thank you again.
Please always let me know when you'll be in our area.
Thaomas L. Stephens, Exec. Director
Amy Raspa - limo driver - Pam Darden's Marvelettes Revue
Dear Miss Darden,
I was your Limo driver to
the Philadelphia Airport from Manahawkin NJ this past Sunday morning. Thank
You for being one of the nicest celebrities I have ever met! As a cook
in Atlantic City for the past 30 odd years, I have met some famous people.
Some have been just a passing "Hello", others have been in extended conversations.
Isn't nice to know you rate among the tops of all these people? I hope
I drive you again if and when you come back to the South Jersey area. It
was a pleasure. Amy Raspa - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Tammy Barber on behalf of South Carolina Ballett - August 27, 2005 - Surf
The event was
spectacular! The weather was perfect, the food was outstanding, the
nine open bars (including the five specialty bars) were awesome...and the
Surf City All Stars rocked the house!
We had over
1,500 patrons, two magazines, two newspapers, three TV stations and two
radio stations attend. The trees on the grounds were covered in white
lights (loaned by the City of Greenville), we had hundreds of stars hanging
from trees, décor bounding beach balls everywhere, tiki Gods with
flaming torches, bubble machines, etc.,etc, etc.
You can speak
with the band, but I am sure they had a total blast. After they performed,
they freshened-up, changed clothes, (they were free to hang out in the
rec room downstairs which is where they chilled before they performed)
but instead, they went out, walked around the grounds to visit all of the
fifteen restaurants' tents, talk to people, etc. and had the best time.
band called from the airport just before they flew out and David told me
the band wanted me to know that they all agreed it was "the smoothest run,
most visually exciting, most hospitable event they had ever played in their
careers." WOW...they didn't have to call us back at all...what a
wonderful thing to say and do. They said they'd play it again next
year if we wanted them. :)
We had Williamson-Evens
here filming the event and we will send you a copy for your files. It was
OUTSTANDING! We are SO pleased...and now...the only thing I need
is one week at a spa to recoup from the 10 months of planning. :)
Thanks so much
for all your help...I could not have done it without your partnership.
We'll be talking soon about Beach Ball 2006...any ideas?
PS: Hope to see YOU at Beach Ball 2006. :)
Thanks, Cord, for the gig
and all you did to make it happen. It turned out great and I think everyone
was happy. Tammy was cool and seemed to like our show. We went to the wrong
terminal for the flight (private jet), but after that, it was smooth. Let
me know if there are any other events we can do together.
Thanks again- David Logeman
(of the Surf City All-Stars)
December 11, 2002
As the new General Manager
of Harborside Event Center, I have been working with Celebrity Direct Entertainment
to assemble an "Oldies Series" that not only brings amazing talent downtown
to Fort Myers but also offers it an an affordable price without compromise
to quality. When presented with the opportunity to bring "live" events
downtown, I began to ask many of my colleagues and community leaders what
their opinions were on the subject. Unanimously, everyone has shown both
interest and excitement knowing that this is yet another positive step
in the Downtown Redevelopment Plan. Many businesses have expressed interest
in cross-promotion as well as sponsorship. Having promoted several hundred
concerts in Miami and Houston, I believe this enthusiasm indicates that
the residents and businesses of Fort Myers not only are interested in "live
events" but also in the rejuvenation of Harborside Event Center and the
As you can imagine in the
concert business, TALENT + AFFORDABILITY + UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY = "SUCCESS".
I believe Celebrity Direct Entertainment has assembled all the components
necessary to promote an amazing series for our community. On behalf of
the City of Fort Myers, I thank you for your support of the Harborside
Event Center and hope you will join me on Friday, January 17th at 7:30pm
in supporting the inaugural event of the DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES, the "Elvis
Presley Birthday Bash."
All the best wishes for success
Rose Bernal-Rundle, GM
|** REGARDING CDE ARTIST
AL HOLLAND **
Al was just wonderful!! Thank you,
thank you, thank you!!
Although the weather wasn't ideal,
I can't imagine another performer being as flexible or high spirited.
Among the audience was my father, a bit of a musician himself with a critical
ear, and Billy Sherrill, famous country music producer & writer of
most recently named #1 song of all time, "Stand By Your Man". He is most
noted as being the agent for Tammy Wynette & George
Jones. I didn't tell Al this
before hand, of course & he doesn't like to be recognized but the reason
I share this with you is that he truly was impressed with Al. I wanted
you to know (please pass this on to him as well) that everyone, including
the "experts" were very complimentary. If you could, please send
me a business card, as I would like to have your contact info. as well
as Al's name for future. We will definitely keep you in mind for
Thank you for fast-tracking this
along & for your great recommendation. I hope to keep in touch,
KW Plastics Recycling - Sales/ Market
Development - Pike County Lake Road - P.O. Drawer 707 - Troy, AL 36081
- 334 / 566-1563
|** REGARDING CDE ARTIST
AL HOLLAND **
Thursday, October 09, 2003 2:33 PM
Well, Lindsey and Jared's "Fairy
Tale" wedding was a success and, along with the special couple, Al was
the hit of the evening. EVERYONE was surprised and THRILLED.
He was PERFECT. Don't tell Gene but, I think I have fallen in love
with Al - ha ha. He is FABULOUS and everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening
and dancing to his music. We would like to extend a thanks to Al
but, do not have his address. I know when Lindsey and Jared return
from their honeymoon, they too would like to send a note. Would you
have his mailing address? And, we'd love to have a schedule of his
upcoming performances so we can listen to his sweet/smooth tunes!!!!!!!
Again, thanks for all your help and
cooperation in making L & J's wedding an extra special one. We
will certainly be in contact with you again about Al performing at other
functions we will be associated with. He is a "special friend" we'd
love to keep in contact with!
Sincerely, Gene & Sherry Zvolensky
and the "New" Lindsey and Jared Farchione
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