Tuesday was a late night for me as I was out at the aloft hotel for the BJ – The Kid From Chicago listening party. Another blast managed by Terressa Thompson and Jaime Boyd at Experience Event Marketing & Media
Grammy award winning, songwriters, producers Vidal Davis and Andre Harris greet the crowd.

High Maintenance girls or as they like to call themselves – The Clam Clan, or at least that’s what someone told me (is that true?). After this shot they asked me to do individual fashion shots, and a few head shots; I mean they are styling it, but really it’s called the BJ Kid from Chicago Listening Party, not glamour shots are us, even though you are rockin’ it. It was hard, but finally they let me go to shoot the main star as he was kicking off just as I took this picture.

But since they are rockin’ it I will throw them another photo for their Facebook, but remember the photo credit girls to PhillyChitChat – thanks!! Shanae Scruggs, Pamela Brinson, Melody Brinson, Jessica Bodle, Ciara Harvey and Gina Collazo cheldin barlatt, partner, i-g creative a boutique marketing and sales consulting firm and alison zimmer, marketing assistant, i-g creative

Bummer, I just heard tonight that DJ Exel is leaving the East Coast for LAX in January. Many of the parties I have shot these last few months, he’s been there laying decent tracks; he’s in demand and you can catch him maybe for the last time, on New Year’s Eve 2009 at Pearl’s Geisha and Glamour eventSabrina Ponders, Denise Beek, Kathy Bagli, Kyleen Shaw and Karen Conway

Although this party had it’s share of “celebrities”, these two guys were right up there under the word unique: Kirk Ellis is the championship “Guitar Hero” and Billy Gaines is the founder of the “World Series of Beer Pong” held every year in Las Vegas.

More stylin’ from Airin McClain and Nicole OliphantLet the listening begin
BJ takes to the “stage”. For years he’s been a back-up singer for Usher, who was supposed to be there, but because of the snow and ice didn’t make it. Take a listen:

Oooh ohhhh baby. A nice set he sang about 5 songs, and included a few of the ladies in audience participation. Bringing that level of heat to the party stirred one of these ladies and a gent to get a room which for a little romance, which was a good idea since we were in the aloft hotel.Christina Patti plans on hitting the JLS New Years Eve party at the Bellevue, maybe with fan of disc golf Nora Erickson and James Halloway. The girls were grooving to BJ, and although I wish I knew when his new CD was going to drop, we all did a sampler in our parting gift bag.
3Kingdoms recording artist Remy Hendrix and producer Curtis Brown
Somewhere a poor pink bunny is shivering

John Clark never far from a pretty women (John’s a stand up guy, and not pretentious when I asked if he had an “e” at the end of his name. He was like no problem. Some in the weather dept threw me attitude when asked a similar question.)

The very busy Matthew Vlahos, Teressa Thompson with Jimmy Contreras These boys have been keeping a low profile as they nest and settle in from much needed rest after the fall social season. Come January, following the week after the Academy of Music opens the winter social season with the annual Anniversary Concert and Ball, on Saturday, January 24, 2009, the Matthew Vlahos publicity machine will be having the seasons most celebrity studded, who’s who of Philadelphia at the opening of Union Trust steak house on Chestnut Street.

Sherman Beyer with 2009 Grammy Nominated writer Helen Bruner and co-writer nominated Terry Jones with record producer Craig White

Yameen Allworld and Laiya St. Clair

Maybe an ode to the purple one himself – Prince

BJ the Chicago Kid and Marsha Ambrosius of Floerty