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GCE Employee Spotlight: Barbara Wells

What path led you to work at GCE? B: I first met Susan Criner in the 1980’s – she was a booking agent working on private parties and I played in bands. We played a few parties for her and her clients and later on I came to work for her after I retired from […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Sam Austin

Q:What path led you to work at GCE?Music was my first love and I’ve been lucky enough to spend my entire professional career in the music business. My job is better than most peoples vacations.  I started in musical instrument manufacturing doing sales and artist relations for Groove Tubes, 65amps and Diamond Guitars & Amplification.I’ve […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Susan Criner

Q:What path led you to found GCE?S: In the late 70’s my husband Sanford was restoring and revitalizing homes and businesses in the Heights and especially along Washington Avenue.  The most significant building and project was the old Citizens (later Heights) State Bank Building which was restored and repurposed as a showcase nightclub we called […]

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GCE Employee Spotlight: Annie Criner Eifler

What path led you to work at Gulf Coast Entertainment?A: I grew up around music all my life. Susie [Criner, co-owner of GCE and mother to Annie] has worked in the music industry for more than 35 years, founding Gulf Coast Entertainment and opening and booking Houston’s live music venues, Rockefeller’s and The Fabulous Satellite […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Brennin & Will

One of our most memorable and over-the-top gorgeous weddings came to us from Christine Hoffer and her amazing team at Belle of the Ball. Bride and groom Brennin and Will knew the kind of music they wanted, so we were thrilled to help secure the nationally-touring and regional groups, and coordinate the musical details for this […]

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Junior League of Houston Charity Ball 2016

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!! When the Junior League of Houston volunteers called on the GCE team to present entertainment options for their 2016 Charity Ball, a three-night NOLA-themed affair in February 2016, we jumped on the chance to support such a worthy cause and meaningful event, which went on to raise more than $900,000.What […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Meredith & Anson

When the time finally comes to start planning a wedding, a bride can’t help but to play through scenes from the 1991 classic movie “Father of the Bride”.  Millions laughed and related as America’s most perfect family stumbles through the emotions of planning a “small wedding at home”. The wedding of course turns out to be […]

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That Other Little Band From Texas

Howdy, Friends! This week we’ll be starting a series of Band Spotlights on the GCE blog. One of the best parts about this job is getting to work with so many talented musicians from around the country.  For our first Band Spotlight we are featuring a fantastic trio out of Austin called The Octanes.  The […]

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Watch Out YouTube, We’re Here!

Following the launch of our new website, Gulf Coast Entertainment is thrilled to introduce to you our new YouTube page as well! We have posted a variety of videos of our favorite regional and national bands that we would love for you to check out. Whether you are looking for a big party band or […]

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GCE Wedding Spotlight: Cassie & John

Our sweet bride Cassie came to us along with Emily Moise of Keely Thorne Events, with a very clear vision of what she was wanting for her wedding. Put simply in her words, A GIANT PARTY!  With such a fun family we knew we needed to suggest very unique and memorable musical entertainment that was […]

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