The Twist and Shout Show was a band formed by studio owner Richard Johnston aka Twist in 1976. The Twist and Shout Show has been in existence for over thirty years. We have been a resort area performance act with the ability to do dance music and entertaining show routines. We are making ourselves available at reasonable and affordable rates in are own local market. (Restaurant and club owners call for special pricing). We would appreciate your consideration of our services for your next dance or function.
Twist and Shout offers a wide span of entertainment possibilities. We come complete with excellent sound reinforcement, solid light production and special effects.
We are always conscious of the profitability factor. We perform for many reasons. We will put together custom programs for any format. If you are considering some entertainment changes or maybe you are thinking of trying entertainment for the first time, please give Twist a chance to make some positive suggestions.
We also have a Face Book page for both the Band and the Studio that keeps everyone updated on our schedule and also keeps them up on some of the local "Live Music". Our number is 301-699-0660 for more info between the hours of 12 noon and 9PM.
A little something about Twist and Renee
Twist is a seasoned entertainer that is dedicated to pleasing his audience. His uplifting spirit and positive attitude is infectious. Nobody leaves his performance without a smile on their face. Originally from Pittsburgh Pa. Twist (Richard) was stationed in the Washington D.C. area in 1969 as a percussionist in the US Army band stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. After being involved in the music scene in the D.C. area for many years, he made the Washington suburbs his home. Twist is a variety entertainer. His repertoire covers many different styles, tastes, and time periods. He has traveled extensively throughout the world. He has toured many countries such as England, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Recently he has entertained at many of the country's best resort hotels and casinos. A list of some of the venues are listed below.
Twist is a variety entertainer. His repertoire covers many different styles, tastes, and time periods.
Renee grew up in the Olney Maryland area. She has been involved in musical theater for several years. Productions such as, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, and Rock and Roll Revival. She also has performed with an accapella group call the "Treble Makers" from the University of Maryland.
She has been with the Twist and Shout show since 1999. She has an innumerable amount of energy which keeps the show moving. She sings from the heart and always with an upbeat smile. In the past her impersonations of Janis Joplin, The Blues Sister, Madonna, and 50's mamma has kept the audience's attention for hours. Renee is looking forward to seeing you soon. Right Renee ????
- ELKS LODGE #684, FREDERIC, MD.
- ELKS LODGE #2608, BROADNECK, MD.
- ELKS LODGE #622, ANNAPOLIS, MD.
- AMERICAN LEGION POST #136, GREENBELT, MD.
- AMERICAN LEGION POST #11, FREDERIC, MD
- STAINED GLASS PUB, WHEATON, MD.
- OLIVERS, LAUREL, MD. (formally Main Street Sports Grill.
- THE BONFIRE, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND.
- CAESAR'S PALACE, POCONOS, PA
- PARADISE STREAM, POCONOS, PA
- THE GEORGIAN RESORT, LAKE GEORGE, NY
- SHERATON CONFERENCE CENTER, DOVER, DEL
- VILLA ROMA RESORT, CALLICOON, NY (CATSKILLS)
- BROOKDALE ON THE LAKE, POCONOS, PA
- DOVER DOWNS CASINO, DOVER, DE.