J. Renee Anthony (Desideria)
About Jinnfire (known as Renee)-
was born and raised right here in Central Illinois. At nine years old, she began singing for family &
friends at family reunions, competing in junior high and high school singing competitions, was part of Washington D.C.’s America Sings Choir. Sang “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston at an Opryland recording studio at age 13 and the studio played the recording throughout the amusement park! She won a poetry contest with a poem called “The Old Oak Tree” and was invited to sell her work in Reno Nevada at age of 18. She has also volunteered her talents at nursing homes, homeless shelters and other charity benefits. She won a trip to the Bahamas singing “Magic Man” by Heart at a Karaoke Contest at Lake of The Woods Bar & Liquor in Mahomet, Illinois. She later became lead singer and Manager of a full band called High Maintenance performing in the Champaign-Urbana Area as a paid Lead Singer. Band Members included; Dave Cooper, Don Myles, Greg Wright, Dave Hardy (Hardyman), David Weatherford and acoustic shows called “Jenni b. & The Dave Cooper Experience”. She left the band at 7 months pregnant and took over a decade off to raise her kids. She’s written and recorded an original album with Dave Cooper and is currently working on another album using music by Punch Deck. She has performed professionally in many different venues for many different occasions. She has experience in hospitality and customer service, as well as some college education. She is an ordained minister and can legally officiate weddings in Illinois and most other states! She is also a Steward of Children with D2L.
Specialties/Interests: (but not limited to)
-Lead vocalist & Song Writer
-Customer Service & Hospitality
-Entertainment, Food, Hotels, Weddings, Relocation
-Problem Solving & Out of the Blue Thinking
-Creative Design Consultation & Planning
-Attention to Detail & Commitment to Quality
-Self Sustainability & Homesteading (we’re heirloom seed collectors & Gardeners)
-creative design, advertising, & Marketing
-Can’t live without paper and a voice recorder.
Ian M. Anthony (DJ Erasmus)
About DJ Erasmus (known as Ian)-
was born and raised in Fleetwood, United Kingdom, but now lives in the U.S. with Desideria (formerly known as Jenni B) and Wade Bernard (from Wade’s World). At the age of 16, he left home to serve 8 years in the Royal Navy as a submariner. During his time in the Navy, he received certificate in electro- mechanical and nuclear engineering. He was also sent on a special ops mission on board the submarine and saved the lives of the entire crew. Great conversation, just ask! Upon leaving the navy, he chose a different career path as a service and project manager of Hewlett-Packard in which he managed across 23 different countries in Europe. Now that he has retired, he has invested in running an entertainment company with Desideria, combining his love for music and his business and technical background with her many talents and extensive entertainment experience, making them the perfect team for your event.
-Event hosting, KJ/DJ/VJ, Sound Guy
-Event Planning & consultation
-Service and Project Management
-Stakeholder Management & Booking Agent
-Supplier & Partner Management
-Problem Solving & Out of the Box Thinking
-Attention to detail & Commitment to Quality
– Self Sustainability & Homesteading (we’re heirloom seed collectors and Gardeners!)
Delivering fun, affordable, professional, quality events
Project & Team Management & Booking-
Is responsible for the execution of the event. Gathers event requirements, helps manage the budget and books all events/shows with the guidance of Desideria.
WE MAKE BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT FAST, EASY & STRESS FREE!
We look forward to hearing all about your upcoming event and how we can help make it a night to remember!