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Who We Are
We are a team of professional songwriters, performers and studio musicians, experienced with all styles of music from Rock & roll to Classical, Broadway to Nashville, Jazz, R&B, Pop and all styles in between.

What We Do
We create original musical compositions to fit all the events and characters from your wedding, your company’s annual meeting, dad’s surprise birthday party or your latest divorce

How We Create Custom Songs for Your Event
•  You complete our on-line style questionnaire
•  A phone interview will then capture the finer points
•  We create a draft composition with customized lyrics and music
•  We incorporate your photographs and video (if desired)
•  Review and fine-tune
•  Final review
•  Release your custom composition to you.
•  We provide CD/DVD disk, MP3 downloadable song file, sheet music or whatever you prefer
•  Our time frame for basic cost is 6 weeks turnaround; other time/cost options upon request

Peter Slifka began playing guitar when he was 14 and living in northeast Ohio, and has been playing hard ever since! Peter is a professional multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. During the 60’s, Peter shared the stage with many of the early stars of rock & roll, such as Wilson Pickett, Bob Seger, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh & the James Gang, The Grass Roots, The Box Tops, The Jaggerz, The Raspberries and Quicksilver Messenger Service, just to name a few. Through the 70’s & 80’s Peter worked from L.A. and toured throughout the US, Canada and the Far East. Peter eventually retired the spandex and hair in the late 80’s and moved into the corporate hotel business in Europe, married a wonderful woman, moved with her back to the States and is currently raising two children (budding musicians themselves).
Peter Slifka

M.J. has played piano for A.T.A.S. (Emmy Awards) and opened for rock groups ranging from Marshall Tucker and Rick Derringer to The Knack. His musical career goes back to L.A. in the 1980’s and NYC in the 1990’s.  M.J. is a talented, creative and personable performer with outstanding vocal ability. M.J. is constantly on-call for individual and session work in the NY metro area. Additionally, M.J. is known for his humorous and satirical musical parodies. M.J. currently serves as musical director for The Institute for Spiritual Development Church, in Sparta, N.J.
Michael Vaiciunas (“M.J.”)

An accomplished Pianist/Synthesist/Singer-Songwriter, Peter Pylypiw has been in the Music Business since 1960’s.  Throughout his career, Peter has been performing, recording, writing etc. with such notables as recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck, Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s bassist Greg Reeves, and record producers Richard Perry, Charlie Collela, George Kounis, and Gary Rhamy. Peter is a former Columbia Records artist, who can still be seen performing in the NE Ohio and western PA area. He has shared the stage with such notables as Tom Petty, Journey, Foreigner, Joan Jett, Levon Helm Band, The Jaggerz, Michael Stanley Band, The O’Jays and Spyder Turner – just to name a few.
Peter Pylypiw

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