About Us

Comfort & Joy, the North Bay's premiere holiday vocal quartet, brings the joy of the season in song to crowds throughout Northern California each year. Performing throughout the Bay Area, Comfort & Joy can assure you a polished, professional performance.

 

Attired in your choice of elegant Victorian or sleek contemporary dress, Comfort & Joy is an a cappella group comprised of two ladies and two gentlemen. Your holiday favorites - traditional and popular - are sung unaccompanied in beautiful four-part harmony. The sights and sounds of Comfort & Joy are indeed a holiday treat. Whether a large company party or an intimate family gathering, indoors or out, amplified or not, we will help make any size event a memorable one.

 

The singers in Comfort & Joy are all experienced vocal professionals with many years of professional theater, concert, and choral performing experience. Our singers have trained and performed for many years to reach the high level of polish that will be evident from the very first note.

 

Established in 2006, Comfort & Joy has thrilled thousands of holiday revelers all over Northern California at hundreds of public, private and corporate events. Book Comfort & Joy today and add some musical holiday cheer to your next event!

Meet our singers

Sample Client List

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

MacArthur Place Hotel, Sonoma

Napa Premium Outlets

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel

The Drisco Hotel, San Francisco

The Lodge at Sonoma

2k Video Games

Whole Foods

Indian Springs Resort at Calistoga

The Kenwood Restaurant 

Cornerstone Gardens

Cheveaux Salon

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery

Lynmar Estate Winery 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Franciscan Estate Winery

Chalk Hill Winery

Far Niente Winery

Seghesio Family Winery

Chateau Lane Winery

Paul Hobbs Winery

VJB Winery and Cellars

Monticello Winery 

Pride Family Wines

Jordan Winery

Ferrari-Carano Winery

Chateau Diana Winery

The City of Corte Madera

The City of Suisun City

The City of Tiburon

The City of Healdsburg

The San Francisco French Club 

Falkirk Cultural  Center

Menlo Circus Club

Summit State Bank

First Republic Bank

Tudor Rose English Tea Room

The Veranda Shopping Center at Concord

Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae

Green Valley Country Club

The Lodge at Fountaingrove

The Varenna at Fountaingrove

Anthony Martinez- Tenor, Manager, and Founder

 

Over 20 years of professional film, television, musical theater, recording, and concert experience. Trained in San Francisco with nationally-acclaimed voice teachers Edward Sayegh and Richard Nickol. In addition to being a versatile and accomplished vocalist, Anthony is also a well-known Bay Area actor whose film credits include Donovan Reid (currently available on Amazon Prime), Quick, Cheaper By The Dozen, The Animal, Bottle Shock, and more along with multiple award-nominated stage appearances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. A past member of Actors Equity Association and an ASCAP composer, Anthony is also the keyboardist, songwriter, and co-founder of the international rock group ALLIED NATION, whose retrospective CD, “Touch & Go” was released worldwide in April 2009 (currently available on itunes and Spotify). Anthony also currently plays keyboards, guitar and sings in the Sonoma County-based rock band THE CORE (www.thecore-music.com) as well as PETTY ROCKS, a tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Also the touring keyboardist with Steven Kent's CASH & KING tribute to Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, Anthony is one of the founders of Comfort & Joy.

Cindy Brillhart-True- Alto and Founder

 

From opera to jazz and everything in between (especially show tunes), Cindy has been singing for as long as she can remember. Cindy has long been active in musical theater, appearing in acclaimed Bay Area productions of Titanic, Calendar Girls, Nunsense, Nunsense 2, Nuncrackers, Meshuggah-Nuns, Into the Woods, My Favorite Year, Triumph of Love, Quilters, Falsettos, and, most recently, Gigolo, the new Cole Porter Revue. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Arizona State University and, in addition, has studied with many noted voice teachers including Dean Burris, Dave Stroud (Seth Riggs method), and Daria Mautner (Seth Riggs method). Also a touring vocalist with Steven Kent's CASH & KING tribute to Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, Cindy is one of the founders of Comfort & Joy.

Beth Ann Turner- Soprano/Alto

 

Beth Ann teaches music in Sonoma County and her headshot is 15 years old. ;)

Annie Budash- Soprano

Annie found her passion for musical ensembles while studying under Travis Rogers at Napa High School. She advanced through the ranks to become a member of the Chamber Choir and 12-person a cappella group, Vocal Music Workshop. Attending the University of Redlands, she received a Music degree under the instruction of Dr. Joe Modica and Dr. Nicholle Andrews. In her free time, she instructed the women’s collegiate a cappella group and was an active participant in Sigma Alpha Iota, a women’s music fraternity. Annie has travelled nationally and internationally performing in various choirs, building her repertoire and collecting some of her favorite memories. She recently assisted with a children's musical at Browns Valley Elementary and is currently a soprano in Bel Canto, a Napa community choir. She is excited to be the newest member of Comfort & Joy!

Andrew Moore- Baritone

Andrew joined Comfort & Joy in 2013. A master’s graduate of the Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford, he has sung in caroling groups since college days. As a singer-actor, he has performed with local and regional companies including Opera San Jose, Pocket Opera, Bear Valley Music Festival, Jarvis Conservatory Zarzuela Festival, The White Barn, Lucky Penny Productions, Napa Valley Repertory Theater, and The Bracebridge Dinners at Yosemite National Park, as well as toured nationally with Savoy Express, a Gilbert & Sullivan troupe. He currently sings with Bel Canto Napa Valley, a vocal chamber ensemble. Along with performing, Andrew teaches music lessons and yoga classes in Napa.

Ryan Bobbett- Baritone

Ryan Bobbett was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and has been a musician for 29 years.  With a strong background in musical theatre, his main passion is for playing the guitar and songwriting.  He has been performing in various bands, singing in different groups, and partaking in numerous other musical ventures for most of his life.  Ryan earned his master’s degree in music from UNLV and his experience covers a wide range of the musical spectrum including performing, songwriting, recording, music directing, and teaching.  While the guitar is his primary instrument, he also sings, plays piano, and bass guitar.  Writing and arranging music may be his favorite pastime, but Ryan’s primary musical endeavor involves working and touring in high-quality bands.  His theatre experience has given him an electrifying stage presence often missed in many bands.  He is also a highly qualified voice teacher, holds a California teaching license, and gives private lessons in guitar and piano as well. To learn more and listen to his original music, click on the link:  ryanbobbett.com.  

Robert Hazelrigg- Baritone

 

Well-known in Sonoma County as an accompanist, music director and singer, Robert joined the ranks of Comfort & Joy  in 2015.  As a director and vocalist, Robert has studied with Karen Clark, Tom Fettke, Loren Wiebe, and William Lock. He served as the Director of the Sonoma County Chamber Singers for 6 years and currently is in his 4th year as the Director of the California Redwood Chorale. As a pianist, he has accompanied the Northern California Chamber Chorale, Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, Redwood Empire Lyric Theater, Quire Quodlibet, Choral Artists of California, and numerous other theater groups, auditions, contests and performances in both Northern and Southern California.  Robert teaches private music lessons at his Santa Rosa studio and continues a regular schedule of accompaniment in the North Bay.

Linda Rawls- Soprano/Alto

 

Linda is a seasoned choral director and singer and has performed both nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. For many years, Linda was the director of the award-winning Sonoma Valley Children’s Chorale and has performed with the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus and the Addison Singers in London. Linda has studied voice with Karen Connor and Gary Burrell and is also an award-winning theatrical costumer. For her artistic contributions to the Sonoma Valley, Linda was named the Sonoma Treasure Artist for 2008.

Justin Pyne- Baritone

 

Justin joined COMFORT & JOY in 2017. Justin is a North Bay based singer, arranger, keyboardist, and music director who has worked with Cinnabar Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, Sonoma Arts Live, and numerous others. Justin also plays keyboards with the local group ODELL and sings with various ensembles throughout the North Bay. In addition to his work singing with COMFORT & JOY, Justin also writes and shares his unique holiday vocal arrangements to COMFORT & JOY.

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