The mid-south's premiere option for dueling piano entertainment (and various piano shows) for venues, weddings, fundraisers, alumni association events, holiday parties and corporate events.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Dueling pianos is an entertainment concept that traces its roots back to 1930's New Orleans where talented pianists would play the standard songs of the era and have people singing-a- long at the top of their lungs. In the late 1980's-- at a club called Alley Cats in Dallas, the concept was modernized to include the rock, pop and country music of the day and then it was infused with comedic bits and "roasts" of patrons. It became so popular that dueling piano bars began to open up all over the country over the next 30 plus years.
Still not getting the gist? Ok, ok.... imagine two grand pianos facing each other on a stage each manned by a talented piano entertainer who can play literally hundreds (even thousands of songs) upon request. The players alternate playing songs requested by the audience. What sets this concept apart from a cover band or DJ is its not just about playing song; its about audience participation. The entertainers will have you singing a-along, dancing, laughing and overall leave all in attendance wanting more.
It is becoming an increasingly popular option for wedding receptions, bar mitzvas, holiday parties and corporate functions as we bring the dueling piano bar experience to your special occasion with a customized personal experience. For more info, or to book Bearded Keys contact us now!
Kenn has been performing since 1997 as a pianist/ vocalist. He also is a mult-instrumentalist and enjoys playing drums, bass and saxophone.
He has been thrilling dueling piano audiences since 2010. Known and recognized across the country as "That Bearded Piano Guy", he specializes in entertaining audiences with quick wit, creative humor, solid piano chops, a soul-ful voice and seemingly endless song repertoire. He has been blessed for perform in over 45 venues across the nation in 19 states. He also has had full-time stints and popular piano bars like Joker's in Mooresville, NC; Point St Pianos in Providence, RI; and WIlly D's in Little Rock, AR. In 2018, he created Bearded Keys Piano Shows as a way to bring his unique brand of entertainment to the private market.
Additional Booking Notes
BKE has all equipment for any type of event including PA system, lighting, piano shells, pianos and is able to transport all needed equipment to the event.
BKE has a song repertoire of literally over 2000 songs.
BKE can custom tailor its show and stage requirement for your event. Contact for more info. info
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