In keeping with its storied history, the Fountain Lounge at The Roosevelt New Orleans features live entertainment from a spectacular lineup of beloved New Orleans performers.
Antoine Diel was born in Manila, Philippines. Hailing from a musical family, Antoine grew up in Los Angeles, California where he studied in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California earning Bachelors and Masters of Music Degrees – Vocal Arts.
Antoines’ credits range from operas, musicals, plays and solo and choral concerts in both secular and sacred music, ADR/voice-over and sining on recordings and demos for movies and various projects. He now calls New Orleans home and astounds audiences nightly all throughout the city with his outstanding soulful singing. His band, the Misfit Power, is comprised of the hardest-working musicians in the city.
Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious is a member of a prominent New Orleans musical family. Brunious grew up in New Orleans playing trumpet and singing, and did his first recording when he was only 9 years old. Since then, he has performed with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (a stint that lasted more than 23 years), the Olympia Brass Band, the Tuxedo Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Dr. John, and Harry Connick, Jr.
Tom Hook, born in Kansas City, began his 35 year relationship with New Orleans with the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, where he worked as a solo entertainer, band leader, cruise director, and ultimately Director of Entertainment. Also spending several years as a staff musician and featured entertainer at Walt Disney World, he has toured the world as a solo artist and with his own Black Dog Jazz Band.
Together they bring to the stage ninety years of show business savvy. With a repertoire that is unmatched in the industry, Wendell and Tom tailor every performance to fit the audience, drawing from a body of music that encompasses over 150 years of American Popular song. Simply there is no better duo, anywhere.
To make reservations for the Fountain Lounge please call 504.648.5486