Top 10 Artists I Have Worked With -- So Far

9.21.2011

By Matt Harvat

10. Taylor Dayne
Once she trusts you, she's great. Plus, the voice has never been better.

9. Erin Hamilton
She is genuine, giving and beautiful. I will always be a fan.

8. Pepper Mashay
Always welcoming, always charming, always energetic. Plus, get this gal to dive in poolside and she will crack you UP!

7. Reina
With her 6-octave range and Latina sass, this dance diva has always been a favorite. We are ready for more, darling!

6. Jody Watley
All class. She came on board at the last minute for a club opening and brought glamour, sex appeal and stunning vocals.

5. Jeanie Tracy
This legend has a heart of gold and a voice to match. If any other DIVA had been accidentally been locked in an unheated freezing room for 45 minutes prior to going onstage, there would have been a wig throwing, chair hurling, high heel kicking meltdown. TRUST. The first thing Jeannie said, after being trapped for an hour? "Are we on time for my show, cuz I'm ready to SING, honey!"

4. Missy Elliott
One of the most lengthy contract riders I have seen: 4 pages of requests. One of the great thrills of my career was to walk out onstage in a massive gay club and say "Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome Missy Elliott," and watch 1000+ people totally freak. Missy was wheeled out in a wheelchair, helped up, given a cordless mic, and preceded to tear it up. She was nothing short of brilliant and so very gracious.

3. Jennifer Holiday
I watched this artist walk onstage in front of thousands of people without so much as a sound check or rehearsal, and deliver a four-song set for the ages. I would be terrified. Jennifer took charge, said a little prayer and hit it hard and perfect. With her new song "Magic" climbing the charts, it's only a matter of time before I have her on my stage again.

2. Deborah Cox
Legendary. Classic. Fresh. Passionate. High Fashion. Aural Perfection. Thank you for so many wonderful events. More, please.

1. Kristine W
The most versatile club performer in the land of the living: Drummer, saxophone player, dancer, songwriter, singer, style icon. We have had many great times together and I look forward to many more years of music from Miss Kristine. There is a reason she's Billboards #1 charting female dance artist. Well-deserved!

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