What do ONQ + Billboard Awards have in common? 

Toronto!

Toronto is home to the HOTTEST award-winning artists.  Right now, the Melting Pot is Melting H.O.T with “Highly Original Talent”. So, look no further than Toronto and ONQ, for the HOTTEST live artists for your next live event.


T.O = H.O.T

I mean, if ONQ and Billboard Music Awards had a baby, who knows what the next mega-star would look like. Maybe it would have the bling of Drake, the seduction of The Weeknd, the cheekiness of Bieber, the spunk of Alessia and the smile of Shawn Mendes. 

Right now, Toronto is H.O.T with Highly Original Talent. Drake bagged 13 awards at this years Billboard Music Awards, beating Adele who held the record with 12 awards. The Weeknd killed it at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” is on everyone’s summer playlist and Shawn Mendes soars to 22.8 million followers on Instagram. The Melting Pot is H.O.T and there is nothing is holding Toronto back!  

ONQ = H.O.T

In an industry of cookie-cut artists, what makes ONQ artists different? Our artist recruitment objective, ONQ finds artists who are H.O.T “Highly Original Talent”. 

Marko Bongo, Founder & CEO of ONQ said “We believe that the mandate of ONQ is to find, train & showcase the worlds HOTTEST artists in every genre. The world’s best artists are coming to us here in Toronto, the worlds meeting place for music. We infuse the HOTTEST sounds & songs for a global audience.”

After a vigorous selection process, ONQ selected 46 artists and arranged 16 bands, to join the ONQ 2017/2018 artist roster.


So here is a sneak-peek of some of our new bands and artists:

 ONQ MO.T

Soul, Motown, stax, funk and R&B from the 60's & 70's. Hits from Aretha, Stevie, Otis and Jackson.

ONQ CROONER

Classy group of cats with a repertoire of smooth sounds from the likes of Sinatra and Bublé.

ONQ RHYTHM

Southern USA comes alive in Toronto with four guys who love rhythm & blues.

ONQ CLASSIC GTR

True acoustic artistry, playing the classical guitar solo, on nylon strings.

ONQ LOOPS

Solo performance fusing live loops to create a unique orchestra ensemble and laced with groovy vocals.

ONQ DANCE

Hottest top 40 hits you will dance to, all night long.

ONQ CLASSIC ROCK

Playing live the top 100 songs from the 80s and 90s.

ONQ TEENSTAR

Teenage super “mini” star “Victoria Azevedo” with a huge powerhouse voice!

ONQ MADI

Madison, a talented “Broadway inspired” singer, leads this unique ensemble with an arrangement of classic hits from every genres & decade. ONQ MADI can arrange a whole night of jazz classics or ONQ MADI can combine all eras of classic songs, starting your night in the 60's and ending the night with today’s modern pop.

ONQ TROPICALATINO

Artists from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia come together to form this power house ensemble! Delivering sounds of the hot tropical Salsa, Nerengue and Bolero’s… and guest will naturally move and dance.

ONQ HIP-HOP JAZZ

Hip Hop meets Instrumental Jazz… mic drop.

ONQ V2

 Gorgeous live electronic violin duo

 

Our New Crew artists “call-to-fame” include having played alongside the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean, Drake and many others…. 


ONQ NEW CREW RECORD IN STUDIO

ONQ took 46 artists, 16 bands and spent an epic two days recording them live at the renowned Revolution Studios in Toronto.

Marko Bongo said “We are so excited to be at Revolution Studios recording some of the hottest talent Toronto has to offer from around the world. From traditional Afro-Cuban percussionists to Spanish-born classic guitarists, European & Middle-Eastern artists playing world "new age" sounds, toronto has such amazing hidden-treasures and I am so glad we found them and recorded their talents. It is our honour to present the new ONQ crew to our clients. Also, a big shout-out must go to our artist curator for this project… the highly talented Anthony Brancati… who single handily managed artists on the two days”

Anthony Brancati said “Our goal was to capture the live performance of the artists, so guests can feel and see the true performance prior to booking live entertainment for their upcoming event.”


ONQ AT REVOLUTION STUDIOS

ONQ chose Revolution Recording to capture the new talent roster because it is one of the countries premium recording studios located in the heart of Toronto. Famous artist who have recorded at Revolution Studios include; The Weeknd, Neil Pert from Rush, OneRepublic, Chris Brown, Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip, Robin Thicke and The Tea Party to name a few. 

Studio A was selected which is the largest studio at 2200 square feet. Designed by the legendary Martin Pilchner from Pilchner Schoustal International. Studio A boasts high ceilings, tuneable decay and wall diffusion finished in cherry wood, this room accommodated full orchestras. Neil Peart from Rush has said “This is the best sounding room we’ve ever recorded in.” OneRepublic has said “This is the most insane studio and the most insane gear...LOVE it here”.

Between takes, our new artists enjoyed catching-up with other local artists, in the comfortable of their own private lounge.

But… the jewel of Studio A is the control room with a meticulously restored custom 80 series NEVE console. Our control room “captain” for these two days was none other than mix engineer Gabe Gallucci.

Gabe said “It is such a pleasure to record in a studio like this... the console here is legendary, coming originally from RCA Studios in NYC where icons like Elvis Presley sang through it.”  


WATCH H.O.T VIDEOS

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BOOK H.O.T ARTISTS

If you want the HOTTEST party in the city for a night, now is the time to BOOK Toronto’s HOTTEST artists, through ONQ. We can't wait to showcase one of our new bands at your next event. We are welcoming all of the hottest party planners & corporate event companies in Toronto to pre-book ONQs new crew. We know these 16 new bands will get every type of crowd pumping to the hottest sounds. Let ONQ help make your event one of the HOTTEST in Toronto. Who knows, maybe you can see “the next Shawn Mendes” play at your party… just saying.

Click here to pre-book one of our new 16 bands now for your event date... it’s the quickest way to guarantee availability for your event.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Want to learn more? Click here to make an appointment for an ONQ Crew member to meet with you in-person and plan your live entertainment needs.


ONQ MISSION: WE THE ONQ CREW ARE A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF WORLD-CLASS LIVE ENTERTAINERS, GATHERED FROM AROUND THE GLOBE WHO ARE BASED IN THE MELTING POT CITY OF TORONTO.  ONQ WILL INFUSE YOUR EVENT WITH TRENDING SOUNDS & SIGHTS, PRODUCING WOW MOMENTS FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS.  ONQ FOUNDER: MARKO BONGO ONQ CREW: ONQ BIG BAND, ONQ BIG SAX, ONQ BONGO, ONQ BONGO DUO, ONQ MARKO BONGO, ONQ COLLECTIVE, ONQ EAST, ONQ EAST WEST, ONQ FLAMENCO, ONQ MIAMI, ONQ MOD SAX, ONQ POP, ONQ STRINGS, ONQ STRINGS DUO, ONQ SULTAN, ONQ UNPLUGGED, ONQ VIO, ONQ VIO DUO, ONQ WEST, ONQ VIO BEATS ONQ GENRES: JAZZ, POP, FUNK, SOUL, HIP HOP, DANCE, HOUSE, AFRO CUBAN, ROCK, CARIBBEAN, FLAMENCO, BIG BAND, WORLD, SOUL, LATINO, CLASSICAL, GOSPEL, REGGAE, MIDDLE EASTERN, AFRICAN, TOP 40ONQ SOLO: VIOLINIST, SAXOPHONE, PERCUSSIONIST, PIANIST, GUITARIST, TRUMPET, VOCALIST, CELLO, BASS, VOCALS MALE, VOCALS FEMALE ONQ LIVE ENTERTAINMENT OPERATING UNDER DIVISION OF ON-Q ENTERTAINMENT INC. ONQ CONTACT INFORMATION SUITE 125, 4936 YONGE STREET TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA M2N-6S3 TELEPHONE   1.888.ONQ.1745 EMAIL INFO@ONQ-LIVE.COM WEBSITE WWW.ONQ-LIVE.COM HASHTAG #ONQLIVE