• Rabadash Entertainment

    Book New Orleans Music Entertainment and Equipment for any kind of Event!

  • What Is Rabadash?

    Rabadash is your one stop shop for all New Orleans music related services for conventions,

    corporate events, casinos, festivals, parties and weddings. With 36 years experience, we ARE New Orleans!

    We specialize in Dueling Pianos for charity, casinos or conventions! We book New Orleans bands of any style, or for any age group.

    We've got New Orleans Jazz Bands, Party Bands, Zydeco and Cajun bands, and DJ services.

    We do New Orleans Event Planning with Audio/ Video equipment rentals for large and small venues,

    from your intimate 10 person party, elegant weddings to 100,000 people at an outdoor concert.

    Professional audio and Video recording studio services.

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    New Orleans music and entertainment

    • Piano Maniacs, our own dueling piano act
    • Solo Piano Entertainers
    • Nationally Known Recording Artists
    • Brass Bands
    • Cajun & Zydeco
    • Traditional Jazz Bands
    • Modern Jazz Bands
    • Rock & Roll Bands
    • Party Bands
    concert sound and light equipment

    Live Event Audio Production

    The right sound equipment for any event

    • Festivals
    • Concerts
    • Convention Parties
    • Weddings
    • Indoor or Outdoors events, large or small
    concert and convention sound and audio production

    Large inventory of Audio and Video equipment

    Don't pay hotel & convention center prices!

    • Sound equipment of all kinds
    • Lighting
    • Staging equipment
    • Projection
    • Video equipment and services
    • Audio recording
  • Piano Maniacs

    2 baby grand pianos & 2 amazing piano entertainers

    Dueling Pianos was invented at Pat O'Briens in New Orleans in 1933 and has been popularized with hundreds of dueling piano bars all over the US. We bring the dueling piano show to your event. We can provide outstanding entertainment for the following events:



    Special Events

    Charity Fundraisers

    If you're on Facebook - here's a cool video clip of John Autin & Jim Lockwood going at it!
  • Our Featured Entertainers

    When you think New Orleans Music for your event - We've got all the greats!

    Brian Mullin is DJ-NYC

    Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr and the Wild Magnolias

    THE Original Mardi Gras Indian Band

    Bo Dollis, Jr.’s entire life has been shaped and spurred by the Mardi Gras Indian culture. He masked for the first time at the age of 10, though his parents, Big Queen Laurita Dollis and the late Bo Dollis, Sr., Big Chief of The Wild Magnolia, wanted him to wait a few more years before he participated fully. But, determined to mask, Bo Jr. managed to get his mother’s attention when he destroyed one of her beaded purses and started sewing masks on his own. No one could hold him back after that and young Bo took his first steps towards becoming a Big Chief.


    Bo took on the title of Big Chief in 2006, and assumed the leadership of the Wild Magnolias in 2012 at the behest of his ailing father. Bo Jr. has masked and performed with the band most of his life, in venues all over New Orleans including Tipitina/s and the House of Blues, as well as multiple Jazz Fests all over the country. He and the band played the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta GA, and the White House in 2011 for President Obama when Bo Dollis, Sr. was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.


    The Wild Magnolias have been honored to share the stage with various luminaries over the years, including Cyril Neville, Dr. John, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Galatic, Rockin Dopsie, Marva Wright, Robbie Robinson, Master P and Widespread Panic. Bo Jr. and the band released A New Kind of Funk in 2013, their first CD of original recordings since 1999. You can catch Bo Jr. and The Wild Magnolias at big music events in New Orleans and all over the country.


    Brian Mullin is DJ-NYC


    Stunning Jazz Vocalist

    Kass was born in New Orleans and influenced by a rich musical culture; as a vocalist, she often accompanies herself on upright bass, guitar, or djembe. She studied voice at Loyola University and has performed countless times for festivals (Three Rivers, Spring for Art, Fall for Art), house concerts, clubs (Snug Harbor, Three Muses, Live Oak Cafe), special events (Abita Springs Opry, Pedal Steel conventions in St. Louis and Gulfport), and private engagements. Although she has a soft spot for singing jazz standards, you’ll find her singing Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris or songs written by musicians in her own community.


    "I follow good songs and stories, more so than any particular genre of music; the songs I choose are as varied as my audience ..." ~Kass

    The Piano Maniacs

    Dueling Pianos - The best in the biz!

    Piano Maniacs Dueling Pianos is a high energy show in the style of the dueling pianos at world famous Pat O'Briens in the French Quarter, and utilizes the same pianists featured at this and other famous piano spots on Bourbon Street. The show can be completely tailored to you, featuring songs in whatever musical style and from whatever era you prefer -- from Ragtime to Prince to Elton John, and from Adele to Sinatra. Our pianists can serve a double function at an event by playing background music as the event begins and then ramping up to a higher energy show when desired. The show is as interactive as the guests want it to be; we can take requests, or not, and can add in calling guests up to the stage for awards (or just for fun) or not. It's completely customizable to your group and a classic New Orleans experience!

    Michael "The Sheik" O'Hara

    Michael J. O’Hara/The Sheik/The Torch Singer

    Michael's got a NEW CD: "It's My Turn"

    Born and raised in his native St. Louis, “O’Hara” dates the beginning of his career back to the age of six when he wrote his first song on his parent’s new Christmas piano. He continued all through school playing, singing, writing, and performing in his father‘s Baptist church and many others around the city, honing his skills until he formed a rather successful regional rock band called “The Sheiks” which moved to New Orleans in 1979. His band has been the opening act for legendary rockers such as; “The Rolling Stones,” “The Who,” “The Police,” “Chaka Kahn,” “Huey Lewis and The News,” “Peter Gabrielle,” and “The J. Geils Band,” to mention a few for the fifteen years he was with them. His band also played with “Chuck Berry on famed ABC’ “In Concert,” and at the “86’ New Orleans World’s Fair” for the entire nine months the fair hosted the world.


    A toss of the coin found O’Hara leaving his band and heading west to Los Angeles to seek higher stakes in one of the epicenters of the music industry. He was successful in securing a publishing deal with MCA/Universal Publishing Co., where he immediately co-penned with “Sammi McKinney” two #1 hits for legendary recording artist, “Anita Baker:” “Just Because”, and “It’s Been You All The Time.” O’Hara also co-penned with McKinney, “Feels So Good” for the “Spike Lee” film, “Do The Right Thing,” as well as songs for “Patti LaBelle,” “Jody Watley,” “Cee Cee Peniston,” “Tramaine Hawkins,” “Robin S.,” “Judy Collins,” “Donna Summer,” “The Perry Sisters,” and “Phajaii;” along with a host of other notable artist. O’Hara has even performed some of his work with “Judy Collins” at famed “Carnegie Hall” for 3 consecutive nights!


    He teamed with Nashville’s acclaimed writer/producer, “Robert White Johnson,” and co-wrote a new musical play, “Isle of Dreams” based on the life and times of “John the Revelator” who walked with the “Messiah,” and wrote the last book of the bible- “Revelation.” This extraordinary musical labor of love captivated the imaginations of the entertainment industry and was performed twice in front of the New York “Theater Guild,” and at St. Louis’ legendary “Powell Symphony Hall,” and performed for four years on the Branson theater stages earning them the respect and backing of worldwide conglomerate; “Sanctuary Productions Inc.” for 2 and a half years.


    All in all, “Michael O’Hara” has garnered four “Grammy Nominations” and two “American Music Award Nominations.” He published his first works of fiction in self penned books entitled “Church!” and "The Little Minister pt.1" which were both released in 2013 and 2018 on “Strategic Books" to be found on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. He came out of retirement to perform a one-man-show at historic “Jimmy’s Music Club” in New Orleans on July 26, 2014 which garnered him the cover article of the (Living) section of the Times Picayune July 25, 2014 as well as interviews on (The Morning Show) on WWLTV and WYESTV the same day! Now a minister for over 10 years, O’Hara moved back to New Orleans where he continues to perform as Michael O’Hara/The Torch Singer at a grand piano, or as The Sheik all over the New Orleans area!

    As “Anita Baker” said it best recently in one of her performances, “Michael O’Hara” is one of the best American writers of all time,” making him a force to watch in this millennium, and beyond!


    He's based in New Orleans and is recording at Rabadash Studios. His new CD is now available for Pre-Release Sales, click the button!

    Waylon T Thibodeaux

    Waylon "T" Thibodeaux

    Louisiana's Rockin Fiddler

    Born in Louisiana’s ‘Bayou Country’ just a few miles southwest of New Orleans, Houma native Waylon Thibodeaux has been dubbed “Louisiana’s Rockin Fiddler”. Today, this talented, self-taught Cajun musician has gained a notable reputation as one of Louisiana’s best known recording artists. His talents have led him to play festivals, clubs and other special events throughout the world.


    His unique musical style is best described by Thibodeaux himself: “It’s a mixture –it’s Cajun, but not too traditional, it’s Zydeco with a pinch of New Orleans’ sound, a small pinch of South Louisiana “Swamp Pop”, a taste of Country and a little Rock n’ Roll that’s sure to get you on your feet and dancing.”

    Listen to an audio clip here!

    Big Daddy O - Roadhouse Blues

    Big Daddy O

    Lousiana/Mississippi Roadhouse Blues

    At 6’ 6, Big Daddy 'O' is an engaging presence on Stage. His large frame supports an even larger voice that pulsates from a powerful shout down to a beautiful whisper. For more than thirty years Big Daddy ‘O’ has been playing in roadhouses and bars in the delta area near the Louisiana/Mississippi border. Rabadash Records "discovered" Big Daddy 'O' playing at Betty’s Bar in Amite, Louisiana in 2000. Now nearly a decade and 3 critically acclaimed CD’s later, Big Daddy ‘O’ is reaching a national audience. His approach to performing songs makes each song sound like his own, and everyone who has the pleasure of hearing him loves his big beautiful voice and good-natured presentation. He performs as a solo with his acoustic guitar custom made for him by guitar Luthier, Scott Quiroz in San Diego, or with a full hard hitting Blues Band demonstrating his considerable blues chops on his 1969 Les Paul Deluxe.


    Listen to an video clip here.

    Brian Mullin is DJ-NYC

    Jim Lockwood

    Piano Maniac

    Jim Lockwood was born into a musical family. His father was a big band sax and clarinetist and his mother was a country singer and songwriter. He began performing at the age of 15 with a high school friend playing talent shows, fairs, and private parties. His first instrument was guitar. After breaking his left index finger at the age of 21, Jim began teaching himself piano. Throughout the 80's and 90's Jim toured the US with several bands as lead vocalist and front man. Tiring of the road, Jim opened Rocket Recording Studio with partners and began writing and recording numerous songs which resulted in his first solo CD “High Note”. He continued to perform regionally with several bands until his friend John Autin offered him an opportunity to become a piano entertainer. He began performing at Spirits On Bourbon for several years and now performs at Tickler’s @ MyBar on Bourbon street and many other venues. He also performs a very high energy show dueling pianos act called Piano Maniacs, currently at the Treasure Chest Casino on Sunday nights.

    John Autin the original New Orleans Piano Man

    John Autin

    The Original New Orleans Piano Man

    Born in Music City, New Orleans, LA. John Autin loved music from an early age, taking piano lessons and playing trumpet throughout his childhood, and has a Masters Degree in Jazz from New Orleans Univ.


    By age 12, John put his 1st band together and has never left the stage since. Entertaining folks from behind the Grand Piano Solo, singing, or playing with his many different ensembles, John has delighted audiences all over the world.


    John lights up the room with a bright smile and a fun show that spans across many styles, delighting audiences with music from Traditional New Orleans Jazz of the 20’s and 30’s right through Rock, Funk, and Popular music of today.


    John spends most of his nights performing at clubs, casinos, convention events, weddings, and private parties, spending days at his Record Company, Rabadash Records, playing behind and producing other great New Orleans artists. Owner and Operator of Rabadash.


    See Live gig Schedule here


    Listen to audio clip here.

    Zeppelins Made to Order Tom McDermott and Chloe Feoranzo

    Tom McDermott and Chloe Feoranzo

    Premiere Piano Player and Composer and high energy Clarinetist

    Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair. He has recorded 15 albums as a leader and 75 original tunes.


    This new album, Zeppelins Made to Order, was co-created with the gifted Saxophone & clarinetist, Chloe Feoranzo, a New Orleans-based clarinetist who has built a varied career in jazz, big band and commercial genres. She is now on tour with Scott Bradlee’s sensational group Postmodern Jukebox, which reimagines current pop music hits in vintage styles. Feoranzo has also toured the world with her clarinet and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and at the Grand Ole Opry. Her path to success is as interesting as her stories from the road. Listen to this interview that’s not to be missed.

    Listen to some tracks and purchase here!

    Brian Mullin is DJ-NYC

    Cha Wa

    Funk and Feathers!

    After honing their explosive sound in clubs and festivals around the Crescent City, the Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa is releasing their debut album. The recording, aptly named Funk 'n' Feathers, is their red-hot combination of two of New Orleans’ best traditions, Mardi Gras Indians and street level funk music. Funk 'n' Feathers combines deep funk, percussive polyrhythms, and a mix of singing and Mardi Gras Indian chanting. All of these elements fuse into an intoxicating, hypnotic blend of culture that could only come out of the Crescent City.


    “The music is based on the Mardi Gras Indians, the brass bands, and the street culture of New Orleans,” says bandleader/drummer Joe Gelini. “Cha Wa” is a slang phrase used by every Mardi Gras Indian tribe. It means “We’re comin’ for ya” - and this band is definitely comin’for ya!


    Cha Wa takes you straight to the street corners of New Orleans, instilling the energy of seeing the Indians dancing in their traditional feathered suits, but it also embraces a production style which is cutting-edge. Another classic, “Jock-A-Mo” is also made over by infusing it with the band’s upbeat brand of funk and the fresh production approach. The deep New Orleans roots of the song are also made clear on this version by the appearances of Dave ll Crawford, the grandson of the song’s writer, and Irving Banister Sr., the man who played guitar on the original version in 1953.

    90 Degrees West

    7-piece high energy modern country band

    Somebody once said, "If you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life." 90 Degrees West is evidence of that. 90 Degrees West is a 7 piece, high-energy, modern country band based out of New Orleans Louisiana. 90 Degrees West covers such artists as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and many more. 90 Degrees West also has a library of original music. 90 Degrees West has had the pleasure of playing some great venues, as well as some great talent(Billy Currington, Thompson Square, Big and Rich, and many more). 90 Degrees West's goal is for the audience not only to have a great time, but to feel as if they are watching each artist live. To achieve this, 90 Degrees West has brought together 7 talented Musicians, each one bringing many years of experience and knowledge to the stage. Get them for your next event! 

    new orleans brass band parade

    Authentic New Orleans Brass Band

    Only in New Orleans!!!!

    The Marching Brass Band, also known as the Second Line, is a fantastic experience. The tradition dates back to the late 1800's , Your entire party can hit the streets and have your own parade. Yes, it's unbelievable fun!

    FAST - John Autin, Dave Ferrato, Mike Sipos Trio


    New Orleans born & bred rockers, get your event rockin'

    The Ferrato, Autin, Sipos Trio are local music legends who have teamed up to put together a great combination of New Orleans Rock N Roll and familiar hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and a few hits of today and later decades. Depending on your budget they can be the perfect New Orleans band for your event playing either as a trio, or adding sax, female vocalist, or horn section for up to a 7 piece band.

    Book the band here!

    Dave Ferrato and Tchoupazine

    New Orleans Club rock & blues favorite

    Dave Ferrato is a musician's musician who has been buried deep in the New Orleans club scene for the last 30 years. The guitarist/songwriter has developed a keen eye for the underside of the Crescent City and is able to share this world through simple and elegant tunes on his album, "Later, On Decatur". Several standout tunes include the "Tchoupazine Triangle," an area many residents and lovers of New Orleans will recognize as a location in the Uptown section of the city between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas Streets, known for its college bars and small music clubs. The title number, "Later, On Decatur," is a beautifully orchestrated tune about the late night after-hours scene on the street nearest to the Mississippi River. A slow bass line, electric guitar, violins, organ and a seductive trombone solo by Mullins all add to the sultry feel of this tune. Anyone who has had the energy and desire to stay up all night in the after-hours clubs and watch the sun come up in the French Quarter, as Ferrato and the musicians who play this song from the heart obviously have, will understand the beauty of this tune. Dave Ferrato and his Tchoupazine band is New Orleans gold.

    Wally B Piano Gumbo

    Wally B

    Piano Gumbo

    Wally B. is the A to Z of piano stylists and has been playing piano since age ten. Although classically trained, Wally began his musical career playing Boogie Woogie, Blues and Ragtime in clubs on Bourbon Street.

    Wally B.’s electrifying energy at the keys and range of music styles-which include Standards, Blues, Classical, Pop, Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, and Rock & Roll make him a real crowd pleaser no matter where he plays.


    He begins each show performing magic with audience participation which really gets the crowd engaged all over the world. From Vegas to Calgary to Tahiti and the Mediterranean, Wally B's been rockin' New Orleans music everywhere!


    Listen to an audio clip here.

    Brian Mullin is DJ-NYC


    Music is the soundtrack of LIFE!

    Brian Mullin is DJ-NYC and has recently relocated to The Big Easy, New Orleans. He's been spinning records for over 30 years in many cities, and with that much time put in you can be rest assured he knows what it takes to make sure each and every event is a musical and entertaining success. Finding the right balance is the key to every event. He creates the atmosphere that you desire for your celebration with the right mixture of energy, music, fun and experience. Balance the volume to please the young and old alike. Balance the amount of interaction for your crowds’ participation. Together with the facility, photographer, videographer and all the other Rabadash party services, DJ-NYC will mix the perfect balance for your celebration!

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    John Autin - Piano Town

    World Class Musicians Jeff Coffin (Dave Mathews Band), Drummer Herlin Riley (Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr.) and Roland Guerin (Marcus Roberts, Mark Whitfield) help John Autin make a great New Orleans Jazz CD! Fun!

    Michael O'Hara - It's My Turn

    Michael O'Hara aka The Sheik has a rocking new CD called It's My Turn. After decades of backing up others and writing 100's of songs, it's his turn to blow your socks off with funky, hip songs and cool ballads.

    Waylon Thibodeaux - Here We Go Again

    Waylon Thibodeaux

    Waylon‘s new CD is a bit on the bluesy side. It's got several original compositions and a couple of old classics. Waylon Thibodeaux fans will love it and blues lovers will find this a nice tasty treat!

  • Concert and Festival Sound Gear Rentals

    Concert and Festival Sound Gear Rentals

    • Yes we provide large concert sound systems for shows like this but we provide the same professional equipment and service for your back yard party.

  • Rabadash Recording Studio - Covington Louisiana

    State of the Art Recording Studio

    The best of analog and digital

    recording in a comfortable, friendly environment

    in quiet Covington, LA (35 minutes from downtown New Orleans). Our platinum record award winning engineering staff will be happy to accommodate all your recording needs.

  • Conventions & Events Sound and Lighting Equipment Rentals

    Conventions & Events Equipment Rentals

    From projection screens to microphones & speakers, we have everything you'll need for your convention presentation to go off without a hitch.

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  • John Autin's Gigs Schedule 2018

    John performs nightly in many locations around New Orleans, solo and with his band FAST

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