A Wonderful Way to Learn
When Eric Everett asked me to write a letter of reference for him I was thrilled, as this act allowed me to give a little back to a person who has given so much himself.
Eric is a grade A performer – not only is he a talented musician but, perhaps more importantly, he has the gift of performance. What I mean by this is his ability to read a crowd as he puts on a show so he can make any necessary adjustments needed to maximize the pleasure of the audience and the message that he conveys. I’m guessing that his unique gift is derived from the time he has spent as a teacher.
My own children absolutely adore his performance of Triple E. They know practically every word of his CD. He involves kids so they are having fun, but they are still listening. The message does not get lost. He offers a wonderful way to learn.
Ken L. Exec. Director Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, WI
Eric Everett’s Animal Party got all the children dancing at our public library branch while they learned about global ecology. His popular children’s show was a high-energy, high-participation program geared especially for our wiggly little ones.
There was standing-room only as our all-ages audience of 109 people were on their feet, making animal calls, absorbed in Eric’s imaginative combination of music, education, and storytelling. We look forward to hosting his program again in the future!
Lauren B. Youth Services Librarian, Weaverville, NC
You Did an Amazing Job Keeping the Children Engaged
The party was great. It was developmentally appropriate and a great way to kick-off our Amazing Animals expedition. You did an amazing job keeping the children engaged, under control and moving!!! Thank you! Thanks again!!
Heather T. Evergreen Community Charter School, Asheville, NC
Russell Still Talks About His Animal Party
To this date, Russell still talks about his animal party and your CD is among his favorites – if not his favorite. You made his birthday such a memorable one just by your entertainment alone!!!! He asks about you weekly – we might have to secure you for next year as well!!
Krauss family Connecticut
The Teachers Thought It Was Great
I just wanted to let you know that your show at Nature’s Nursery yesterday was a HUGE success. When I picked up my son, everyone was very excited! The teachers thought it was great. My son was so cute on the way home. He was telling me every detail of the songs, your guitar, etc., etc. Finally he said, “Wow, I’ll have a lot to talk about after I eat my dinner tonight!” (we “talk about our day” after eating).
Bryce was so excited that you sang the songs on “his tape”. Well, anyway, thanks so much for doing this and for supporting the PTO of MHHS! I want my older daughter to look into one of your Mystery Parties for her 11th birthday in December … sounds SO cool.
Darlene A. Brewster, NY
Your Work is Truly Making a Difference
Thank you so much for a terrific “Animal Party” last weekend. It was the perfect combination of fun and education, and you made it easy for all the kids (ages 5-9) to get into the action. Andrew says he really liked the story, and the singing and games were just what we had hoped for.
You inspired us all to get in touch with our planet and to do what we can to help. Andrew raised more than $600 for Trees for the Future, (we needed about $500 to adopt a village). Please keep in touch about your movie. Andrew would be thrilled to hear how everything goes and I am sure he’d like to be involved in any way he can. Eric, your work is truly making a difference.
Sue S. Greenwich, CT
We Love Your Songs!
We very much enjoyed having you play at Alyssa’s party! You are great with the kids, getting them going, etc. Plus we love your songs! It was extra special that we already knew the songs from the CD. When you were getting ready for them to jump the river and sing the Vine-to-Vine song, I saw Alyssa so excited standing in front of you with her hands kind of clasped, sort of jumping with excitement!
It was very special for both of my kids and they have talked about it since. We were very pleased to give the CD’s out as the party favors! My kids have really got a lot out of the songs (through repeated listening) about the environmental/animal issues. Hopefully, the songs will sink-in to a few of the 14 other kids who were there! Good luck with all your plans for the cause! I have to tell you, the weekend following Alyssa’s party we made a trip to New Paltz, NY. I think all the way up and all the way back we listened to Animal Party!
Janel G. New Canaan, CT
Perfect Combination of Entertainment and Education!
Recently my students and I had the privilege of attending a fantastic performance given by Eric E. Everett. Triple E, as he calls himself, entertained us with upbeat and catchy songs from his musical entitled ‘Animal Party’. My 3rd graders (and the 2nd, 4th and 5th graders also in attendance ) were completely enthralled by this show. Since this was our last day of school before Christmas break, keeping 180 children focused was no easy feat. However, Eric did just that with great finesse.
In addition to the lively songs (many of which involved audience participation) the children were provided with with excellent messages about taking care of animals and caring for the environment in general. What a perfect combination of entertainment and education! A class act!
Carol S. St Alphonsus School, Milwaukee, WI
Kids Really Enjoyed Singing and Dancing to His Music
We have used Eric for several of our mall events. This year we had an animal themed event and Eric's Animal Party Show was perfect. The kids really enjoyed singing and dancing to his music. Eric was a pleasure to work with. He always responded immediately to our questions and was always very professional. We will definitely use him again.
Nancie C. Carolina Place Mall, Charlotte, NC
The Party Was Awesome
The party was awesome – thank you for doing such a great job. Eli had a blast and I think the other kids had fun too.
Elizabeth B. New York, NY
A Very Talented Performer
We had a blast at the party, thank you for making it so memorable. Dylan had a great time!!! The parents of the other children thought that it was a great idea to have you and I am so glad that we extended your time to continue the party for the adults!
Every one really enjoyed themselves and came up to me afterwards and complimented you. I think that you are a very talented performer and it isn’t easy being able to perform for both kids and adults… you do it well! I look forward to having you again.
Lia V. Southeast, NY
We Absolutely Loved Your Show
We absolutely loved your show and our son, Matt, has been talking about you non-stop. I have caught him frequently over the past two weeks singing, “Animal Party” to himself while he’s been playing and we have your flier posted on our refrigerator that he reads every day to his sister. He is an official groupie!
Mark L. Hamden CT
Thank you for performing at our recent Hats for Hope fundraiser. It was absolutely terrific! The kids loved it and you were fabulous.
I have great pictures of you singing, the kids dancing, and everyone doing the limbo. Again, we really appreciated your efforts in helping us raise over $500- enough to open our fifth hat collection at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. We hope we can work with you again in the future.
Lauren N. Westport, CT
Kids Enjoyed Your Show Thoroughly
The kids enjoyed your show thoroughly and had a great time! We received many favorable comments from parents, and we will definitely bring you back to JV Mall again! Thanks for everything!
Heidi K. Simon Guest Services Manager, Jefferson Valley Mall, NY
A Real Pleasure to Work With You…
Thank you so much for making SoundWaters Conservation Day such a success! We had over 1000 people come throughout the day and all the feedback has been great.
Everyone had such wonderful things to say about your animal show, the kids were having so much fun, it really added such a great element to the day. It was a real pleasure to work with you and I hope we can do another event in the future together.
It Reminded Me of the New School House Rock Sound.
Animal Party clearly demonstrates your commitment to creating interesting and educational content for children. In particular, your approach to music is fresh and clearly distinguishable from the vast canon of saccharine music for this age group. The music reminded us of children's media, and it reminded me of the new School House Rock sound.
Kurt M. Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street), New York, NY
A Great Gift for Your Child
As the owner of a toy store I highly recommend this for kids of all ages. I have played Eric’s CD in my store and have gotten many great responses to it.
I have also had the pleasure of hearing Eric sing live and was very impressed as were the customers in my store. A great gift for your child or another.
Toy Store Owner Ridgefield, CT
Interactive and Educational
Eric, you were fabulous! The children in our program were continuously entertained. They loved the songs. Not only were they interactive and educational, they had a catchy beat that was very engaging. The children especially enjoyed moving around and acting like animals. Thanks so much.
Lori M. ECC After School Prgm, Fairfield, CT
A Memorable Reception!
What an absolutely phenomenal reception Eric provided us with at the Kanuga Conference Center. Eric was the first one to congratulate us before we even selected him...he reached out, listened to our needs and wants and helped us thru much of our planning. We had no idea what we were doing, we knew there would be some challenges in bringing such a diverse crowd together in an atmosphere of love, celebration, delight, dancing and games. In the offerings, Eric knew of the balance needed to create the perfect environment and he made it happen in such a grand manner....Everyone had a memorable evening! Eric, you went over and beyond our expectations!
Kathleen and Debb- Ellen Alger Brown Kanuga Converence Center-Hendersonville
A Fantastic Game Show
A fantastic event!
Eric was a fantastic host and made our night so much fun. He was very communicative leading up to the event and very flexible. He did a great job of keeping everyone engaged and included and we learned a lot! Would 100% recommend for your event.
Megan Burch Asheville NC
Greatest Recess Proctor I Have Ever Seen
He was the greatest recess proctor I have ever seen. Instead of sitting on the bench with the other teachers, Eric would become part of the fun - not in a directive manner as teachers often do but as an organic part of the free and unstructured play as imagined by the students.
Jon R. Teacher, Rye Country Day School
Eric Was a Huge Hit
Eric was a huge hit at our Woodstock themed 9th Birthday Party. Not only did he engage the kids with fun and games he covered all the basics and more within our 60′s requests. He was awesome! He was delightful!
Emily S. Los Angeles, CA
The Best Day of His Life!
I was very pleased with your part of the party. I thought you had a great sense for the children and they loved the singing and the games. Thanks for your part of it. Kevin said that his party was the best day of his life!
Judy L. Asheville, NC
The Kids Had a WONDERFUL Time With You
The kids had a WONDERFUL time with you – we were amazed at how you were able to successfully engage such a diverse age group. Thank you for making the party such a HUGE success!!!!!!! See you at our next b-day party!
Claudia and Roberto Greenwich, CT
Best Part Of The Block Party
Eric – I think you did a great job! I asked my kids and they said “it was awesome, best part of the block party!” Not bad coming from a 6 and 8 year old! I think the parents were thrilled too, because it kept the kids occupied!
Susan C. Fairfield, CT
Great Having You Back Again
It was great having you back again this year. You did a great job keeping the kids entertained (as well as the staff)!! Thanks a bunch. Hope to see you again next year!
Kim F. Supervisor SONCCA Camp, Seymour, CT
Mystery / Spy
One That She Will Never Forget
Eric was a great entertainer and all those who attended my daughters party were buzzing at school about how much fun the murder mystery was. It kept their minds busy and held their attention, while frustrating them at the same time. Thanks again Eric for a wonderful experience and for helping make my daughters 16th birthday party one that she will never forget.
Debbie McClain Waxhaw, NC
Loved, Loved, Loved It!!
Thank you so much for the mystery on Sunday! Sydney and all of the girls loved, loved, loved it!! Thanks you again for your creativity.
Stephanie Z. Harrison, NY
Kids Just Had a Wonderful Time
I just want to thank you again for doing such a great job! I truly appreciate that you created your own stories, how you created it around the restaurant and how you got all the little kids involved. The kids just had a wonderful time. Thank you so much really helping make such a special day for all of us.
Laura S. Armonk, NY
A Wonderful Time in Their Spy Adventure!
Eric, thanks for a great event! The girls adored you and had a wonderful time in their spy adventure!
Christine B. Hamden, CT
You Engaged The Kids
Thank you for organizing a great event at very short notice. It all worked out perfectly. We were really impressed by the imagination you put into planning the activities, the skillful way you engaged the kids and maintained their enthusiasm, and your excellent good humor and professionalism throughout — including your gracious charm in joining us for birthday pizza and cake.
Our only regret is that we have to wait a year for the next birthday and another opportunity to explore your repertoire of wonderful party ideas.
John P. Bronxville, NY
Best Party They’ve Been To
The party was great….the kids told Marissa at school that it was the best party they’ve been to…She had a great time as did everyone else…The mystery game was great and they really got into it. Once again thanks for a memorable party.
Tiffany Trumbull, CT
80s/90s Dance Party Delight!
"I am so happy that I choose Zowie Entertainment to DJ my 50th birthday party. The theme was an 80s/90s Dance Party. Eric compiled a high-energy, fun playlist that kept all our guests dancing and singing for hours! The "1972 Crew" would recommend Eric for any event. He knows how to throw a great party! Plus he is so easy to work with. He is responsive and accommodating. You can't go wrong with Zowie Entertainment."
Heather Brevard, NC
He is great at working the crowd!
Eric is absolutely fantastic! I've been fortunate to book him for several family-focused events at my work and he has been a joy to work with. The kids really respond well to him and he is great at working the crowd! You won't be disappointed!
Brandi Crowe Haywood Mall Greenville, SC DJ
The Girls Had a Wonderful Time
Just wanted to brag a little on Mr. Eric at Asheville Party. He handled a group of excited 8 year old girls great and kept them entertained the whole time. The girls had a wonderful time, so much in fact that, a couple of them want to "have a party just like it!”
Heather P. Hendersonville, NC
The DJ Made The Party!!!
The DJ for this year's block party was the best ever!!! He kept 75 kids and 100 adults entertained for hours…it was a great idea to ask him to stay later since everyone was having so much fun…the DJ made the party!!!
Debra O. Stamford, CT
Our Block Party Was Such a Success!
I want to thank you for making our block party such a success! Your music was enjoyed by ALL!. You were especially awesome with the kids as you went above and beyond to make them happy. You were the perfect addition to our annual function. Thank you !!
Helen B. Fairfield, CT
You Kept the 7 Year Olds Entertained
The party was a great success and everyone had a great time!!!! You kept the 7 year olds entertained for the entire time & they’re still talking about it.
Finley S. Easton, CT
My Daughter Said, “It Was Awesome!”
Eric was great with the kids. He definitely had them dancing. He honored their requests. The vibe was great from beginning to end! And the best part of the day was when my daughter said, "It was awesome! Thanks soooo much!"
Batsheva and Mark M Bat Mitvah at Beth Ha-Tephila Congregation, Asheville, NC
Kids Loved The Music
I think you did a wonderful job, the kids loved the music as did the parents. Thank you so much once again for everything you did! We would love to use you again in the future.
Samantha J. Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, NC
Make A Movie
Something We Can Keep and Look Back On
Thank you so much for the DVD movie, The Magical Egg. We loved it and Victoria was especially pleased. It will be something we can keep and look back on in the years to come! Thank you again.
Wynn and family Greenwich, CT
It Was a Great Day
Thank you so much for your all your talent, and for the birthday video. It was a great day and a fun party.
Francene Stamford, CT
The Bloopers at the End Are Adorable
Just wanted to let you know Marissa got the video today and it is wonderful. Just what I expected and more! I love the music you added and the bloopers at the end are adorable. Thanks for making Marissa’s 10th birthday so memorable. She’s already talking about her movie theme for next year. Thanks again!
Pat O. Yorktown Heights, NY
We Are Really Impressed and Grateful
We just watched the movie and loved it. Stacey and I were really impressed by how you made a coherent story out of the bedlam. Aidan and Elizabeth loved it and two of his friends who were in the movie happened to be over and they loved it as well. Thank you very much, we are really impressed and grateful.
Colin, Stacey, Elizabeth, Owin, and Aidan Ridgefield, CT
Fun, Creative and Exciting
Thank you so much for a fabulous party for Henry. We all had such a great time – you made the whole experience fun, creative and exciting for the boys. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and passion with our Henry and his friends! You made Henry’s birthday very special!
Liza P. New Canaan, CT
Laughed So Hard
We received the movie yesterday, and we really love it! We’ve watched it a bunch of times, and laughed so hard. It was really good, thank you for making it such a fun party for Kimi and her friends, with a great movie to remind us of it! We will definitely suggest your party to any friends looking for something different.
Cindy and Kimi Brookfield, CT
I Can’t Wait To Show It To The Rest of The Family!!
We got the ( Music video ) DVD in the mail today. It came out great, the kids love it. I can’t wait to show it to the rest of the family!! I’m sure it will be a big hit at our upcoming holiday get together. Thanks for your all hard work.
Joann Stamford, CT
The Special Effects and Music are Amazing!!
WOW-totally worth the wait!!!!! Erin’s been watching the movie nonstop… she LOVES it!!! The special effects and music are amazing!! Erin doesn’t know which she likes the best!!!! Thank you, again!!!!!!
Virginia M. Stamford, CT
The Movie Turned Out So Great
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We did indeed get the DVD’s today, and are thrilled with the end product. The movie turned out so great that both the birthday girl and her brother have watched them over and over again.
Your creativity, warmth and sense of fun truly made the party one that all the kids enjoyed – I overheard one of the kids thanking my daughter for having been born and making the party possible! You provide something very special, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you HIGHLY to everyone I know. I am sure we’ll see you again – my son is already plotting his next birthday party! 😉
Liz S. Darien, CT
The Kids Had Such a Good Time
I think it was a great success. Thank you so much. The kids had such a good time. The fact that you could get a group of 12 year old kids who didn’t really know each other to come together and really participate in an activity is quite an accomplishment!
Julie B. New York, NY
It Was Perfect
Thank you so much for the party! Devon said it was the best party she ever had. It was perfect.
Collette S. Westport, CT
The Kids Loved You
Thank you for everything…it worked out nicely. The kids loved you.
Michele Tarrytown, NY
Eric did a great job of keeping all the kids happy and entertained
Thank you so much! I actually called the booking agency this morning and told them how happy I was. You were terrific and did a great job of keeping all the kids of different ages happy and entertained, it was perfect! I will be sure to recommend you to my friends and think of you for future entertainment needs for personal or work.
Allison J. Greenwich, CT
You Were So Great
I am with the St. Luke’s Preschool Parent/Teacher committee. Last year you performed at our end of year party in Darien. You were so great and we would love to book you again this year.
Molly M. Darien, CT
Everyone LOVED You
Thank you for entertaining us at Jack’s party – everyone LOVED you and we are still talking about it! I will definitely keep you in mind for future events and will highly recommend you to friends!
Cathy C. Riverside, CT
I Plan to Recommend You Every Chance I Get
You were a hit! I have received nothing but positive feedback regarding your wonderful performance. Your dance tunes and live show kept the crowd of ninety 2 to 5 year olds dancing and happy. I plan to recommend you every chance I get. Thank you for helping to make our school’s event so special.
Lindsay O. Riverside, CT
A Perfect Birthday Party
It was a perfect birthday party.
Vida F. Mamaroneck, NY
We Play Your CD All The Time
In Nov. ’03 you performed at my sons birthday party and it was a blast. We play your CD all the time.
MaryBeth P. Bethel, CT
Everyone Thought You Were Great
Thank you so much for coming to the party. Everyone thought you were great and the songs you played and the amount of time was absolutely perfect.
Liz R. Fairfield, CT
And There Was No Mess!
Taylor had a great time as I think they all did. Thanks again, a good time was had by all and there was no mess!
Debby F. Harrison, NY
They Especially Enjoyed the Karaoke!
Emma and her friends had a great time at the party – they especially enjoyed the karaoke! Thanks for making her birthday extra special.
Beth L. Wilton, CT
A Wonderful Experience!
Wow! What a great time we had at our Annual Retreat with Eric singing, playing guitar, getting the young and not so young to do karaoke and dance. Eric was patient with the children who “made joyful noises” singing their hearts out and with the oldies but goodies crowd as well. We are going to ask him to do it again next year! It was a wonderful experience! Thanks Asheville Party!!!!!
Yolanda Adams First Congregational United Church of Christ, Asheville, NC