Rob Blaney

Why book Rob Blaney?

Rob has provided piano and vocals for literally hundreds of weddings all across the US, and will work with you to find the perfect music for your ceremony. Celebrating a birthday or the opening of a new business? Rob will help you party in style! Whether as background music or featured entertainment, he provides your choice of music including standards, show tunes, light pop, country, oldies, popular and rock & roll. Treat your office, church group, senior center, or neighborhood to a concert given by Rob! He can tailor a program to your taste, budget, and desired length.

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Reviews

Simply fantastic !!!

Rob was outstanding. I contracted him to play at a birthday / Christmas party in Las Vegas and he was beyond wonderful. We could not throw a single song his way that he could not play and play beautifully. From Irish folk songs to showtunes to music from the 40's, he knew them all. He was friendly, personable, and simply outstanding. If you need a pianist for your next event, HE SHOULD BE IT !!!

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Robert S.
Event: Birthday Party in Las Vegas, NV
Event Date: Dec 8, 2012
Hired As: Pianist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 20 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $200-10,000
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

Parties
Celebrating a birthday or the opening of a new business? Rob will help you party in style! Whether as background music or featured entertainment, he provides your choice of music including standards, show tunes, light pop, country, oldies, popular and rock & roll. Perfect for holiday sing-a-longs! Rob can bring his own keyboard and sound system that is perfect for private homes, large businesses, parks, or harbor cruises!

Concerts
Treat your office, church group, senior center, or neighborhood to a concert given by Rob! He can tailor a program to your taste, budget, and desired length from 1/2 hour to a full 2 hour show. Perfect for holiday themed events and special occasions.

Musical Director
Rob has served as musical director and/or accompanist for well over 100 fully staged musicals. His work has been seen in children's theatres, high schools, colleges and universities, dinner theatres, community and professional theatres all over California.

Composer
Surprise your loved one with a song written especially for them! Just supply the words or idea and let Rob craft a song specific to your choice of musical style. Perfect for retirement parties, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, memorial services, etc. etc. etc. Have an idea for a new musical? Rob can craft a musical score to perfectly compliment your story line and compete with the new musicals of today's Broadway!

Emcee
Perfect for wedding receptions, public events, award shows, pageants, etc., etc.! Rob has kept events moving with his dry wit, charm, and David Letterman-esq. style that is all his own.

Additional Booking Notes

I will work with your venue to create a memorable show. I am very easy going, but please don't mistake that for a lack of professionalism, talent, or excellence. My bar is high... my stress level is not.

Past Booked Events

04/16/06 America's Sweethearts - Orchestra Pianist
04/16/06 Accompanist for Harry Connick Jr.

Rob Blaney

Rob Blaney has had a successful career in musical theatre for the past 18 years, during which he has musical directed, conducted, and/or accompanied over 180 productions. He is well known for his exciting and innovative vocal and orchestral arrangements of many of these productions and has been fortunate to have worked with many of today's brightest Broadway stars including Adinah Alexander (Ragtime, Wicked), Jodi Benson (Voice of The Little Mermaid), Stephanie J. Block (The Boy From Oz, Wicked), Christa Jackson (Always, Patsi Cline), Michael Maguire (Les Miserables), and Paul Schoeffler (Peter Pan, Nine, Sweet Charity).

Mr. Blaney is a composer, arranger, and vocalist with many albums to his credit. He can be heard on the soundtrack of America's Sweethearts, accompanying Harry Connick Jr. in Life Without Dick, and his new children's CD Singing With Rob has garnered rave reviews from children and adults alike. In the fall of 2004 he received a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center for his original score for The Woman In Black – a ghost play presented by Concordia University in Irvine, and his song Possibilities is used in training courses around the world by a leading life-coaching organization. Mr. Blaney has provided musical leadership for many national organizations including The Marie Callender's Corporation, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and was the primary music arranger for Lift Up Your Hearts – Songs for Creative Worship published by Geneva Press ©1999. He is the composer of the new rock-drama Here I Am awaiting world-premiere. As a performer, he has played the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and recent auditions have taken him to NY for leads on Broadway.

The team providing the talent:

Rob Blaney

Pianist/Vocalist

Testimonials

Thank You! This band, under your great leadership, is the best I've seen at Rancho!

– Sheryl Doncey

Thank you again for helping to set such a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere at our receptions. I?m still just awed that you can play continuously and maintain such a high quality of performance.

– David B. Moore

Rob -
Thanks so much for such a great job at my husband's surprise birthday party! You added an incredible amount of class to the party. On top of the great music, I appreciated your responsiveness to all of my numerous requests!! Great job and I am happy to be a reference any time!
THANK YOU!

– Meradith Cherbo

Dear Rob,

Thank you so much for being a part of our BEAUTIFUL wedding ceremony. You were AMAZING. Your music added so much to our wedding. You will never know how much it meant to us.

– Lynnette Swain

Set List

I will tailor a set to your specifications. If there is a song that you would like that I don't know, I will learn it.

Influences & Inspiration

I grew up listening to artists like Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, and Elton John. Today I enjoy a wide array of music including classical, rock, pop, contemporary country, standards, jazz, and musical theatre. I play music from all eras from the 1920s to present day.

Setup Requirements

* Provided if piano and sound not already on-site.

Portable Sound System

Roland XV-88 Keyboard

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