Martin Brock has been with our agency since 2011, and we love his refreshing and modern approach to combining comedy, magic, and illusion.
Take the journey and go backstage with Martin and see what a “typical work day” is like for an entertainer!
Pizza Pizza Pizza!!
When we first moved into our new space we were overwhelmed by all the cool new restaurants in the area. Coming from Las Olas, which is a mecca in Fort Lauderdale for food anyway, one would think that we would be used to the abundance of good food. ALAS this was not the case. These were really fun places to eat and chill out at lunch or after work.
Melanie came to visit a few weeks ago and we thought we would go to try out a restaurant in the corner of our building called #PizzaCraft. we LOVED it.
then….what we loved even more…:) was the fact that every Wed they have a happy hour pizza, with every pizza in the house half off. WELL how could you go wrong.
So now every Wed we EAT PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA!
Pizza Craft was also featured in the New Miami Times as one of the best new restaurants of 2016.
the BBA Team
A flute-playing paddle boarder isn’t something beachgoers see every day, and clearly it isn’t something humpback whales see every day either. One of them decided to get up close to Viviana Guzmán, a professional flutist with a penchant for paddle boarding.
Guzmán, who lives in California, but travels the world playing the flute, said she noticed the whales swimming close to the shore near her home in Half Moon Bay in early July. With a friend, a flute, and two GoPro cameras, Guzmán had just hit the water last week and, after she briefly played the flute, she began to adjust her camera. When she did, one of the massive mammals swam right between her and her friend.
“In the 20 years I’ve lived on the coast they’ve never been this close,” Guzmán said of the whales, “I love going out on my paddle board and I have started taking my flute with me and they seem to like it.”
“When I screamed, it turned away from me. It surprised me, and I surprised it. It could have totally toppled me, but he just gently went away, went under the water.”
The artist said she and her paddle board partner were startled when the whale surfaced so close.
This wasn’t the first time one of the whales approached the flutist.
Later in the video, she is seen playing her flute on a different day, and the whale approaches her board. “She came to you,” Guzmán’s friend excitingly exclaims.
Guzman posted a video of the encounter on YouTube, where it has been viewed more than 700,000 times.
Follow her newest adventures on Twitter @FluteQueen
Our lovely Entertainment & Logistics Manager turns 25 today. Happy birthday to our great colleague and friend who makes work more rewarding and to be honest more fun!
A FUN FACT ABOUT ASHLEY: She shares her birthday with her mother. Happy birthday to Charlotte!
With a reputation for entertainment excellence it’s easy to understand why Barry Ball and Spotlight Entertainment has become a leader in the entertainment industry.
Whether a single artist or a spectacular production, we specialize in providing the finest of entertainment to all the major venues, conventions, hotels & clubs, concert & music festivals all over the world.
From the humble beginning as a one-man operation to an internationally respected and successful company, Barry Ball Artists is ever expanding to meet the growing demands of the entertainment industry.