Big Show Dueling Pianos

Why book Big Show Dueling Pianos?

Just WATCH THE VIDEOS & LISTEN TO THE SONG CLIPS.
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Video's worth a Million words....
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We Are MULTI-DIMENSIONAL- you get all request dueling pianos and comedy / a kickin’ dance band / Highly interactive (make you dance) or (get up,grab a microphone and sing along) DJ hits (songs like Cupid Shuffle- Pour some Sugar,etc.) All IN ONE!!!!!! UNLIKE ANY OTHER dueling pianos act-PERIOD! It's entertaining and fresh from beginning to end.

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Reviews

Review by Kelsey N.

Great entertainment! Roll Over Beethoven was the perfect addition to our holiday party. Their show entertained our guests for hours as they incorporated them into their performance. Their mix of classic oldies and current hits is the perfect selection for any event!

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Reviewer: Kelsey N.
Event: Holiday Party in Omaha, NE
Event Date: Dec 3, 2010
Hired As: Dueling Pianos

Response from Big Show Dueling Pianos:

This was the holiday party for PAYPAL booked through the event company PLAN-IT Omaha,held at the QWEST CENTER.We have since changed our name to something a bit more literal.

Review by Kevin R.

What great entertainment. The guests are still talking about the dueling pianos. Webster City had never experienced anything like them before. The crowd joined in and had a great time being entertained, dancing, and some even got to be performing artists. Communications was great from booking to arriving on schedule and performing on time. Thanks for a great evening.

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Reviewer: Kevin R.
Event: Wedding Reception in Webster City, IA
Event Date: May 29, 2010
Hired As: Dueling Pianos

Response from Big Show Dueling Pianos:

When it comes to wedding receptions- NO other dueling pianos act comes close to what we deliver with our Multi Dimensional fresh approach!

Review by Anne Y. B.

Dueling pianos plus offered us their steel drum/ dueling pianos act called Pianomon - WOW!!!!!! they were amazing!! doing reggae songs & had us all doing the conga line, then they did dueling pianos favorites like Don't Stop Believin by Journey & had all us girls on stage singing with them. I've never seen anything like it before!!!
Anne B

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Reviewer: Anne Y. B.
Event: Wedding Reception in Key West, FL
Event Date: Apr 17, 2010
Hired As: Dueling Pianos

Response from Big Show Dueling Pianos:

This was a destination wedding with a "crazy fun beach reception"! BIG SHOW dueling pianos travels across the nation and internationally.

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $2000 - $10000
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Other

Overview

SHOW STRUCTURE varies considerably depending on the event. This is covered more in-depth on our website.
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CORPORATE SHOW STRUCTURE EXAMPLE:
Corporate/company event- "sit down" concert style - 60 min. High Impact Wildly Interactive Show
Corporate/company event- "party atmosphere" - 75 min. High Impact Wildly Interactive Show with 15 min. DJ cool down after
Corporate/company party- 60 min. ​ High Impact Wildly Interactive Show followed by 30 min. interactive DJ hits segment, then a final 30 min. of all out fun, interaction and dance hits from Spike
WE OFFER PRE-SHOW BACKGROUND IPOD MUSIC THROUGH OUR HD SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM (AT NO CHARGE) ​FROM THE START OF YOUR EVENT UNTIL "BIG SHOW DUELING PIANOS" TAKES THE STAGE .
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WEDDING RECEPTION SHOW STRUCTURE EXAMPLE:
60 min. ​High Impact Wildly Interactive Show * followed by a 30 min. interactive DJ dance hits segment * then a final 30 min. of all out fun, interaction and dance hits from Spike Blake - Half of Dueling Pianos
​(2) 45 min. High Impact Wildly Interactive Shows * followed by a 30 min. interactive DJ dance hits segment,
WE OFFER PRE-SHOW BACKGROUND IPOD MUSIC THROUGH OUR HD SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM (AT NO CHARGE) ​FROM THE START OF YOUR EVENT UNTIL "BIG SHOW DUELING PIANOS" TAKES THE STAGE .

Additional Booking Notes

Please visit our website for more in-depth information. www.bigshowduelingpianos.com

BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos is self contained carrying baby grand piano replicas with Roland digital keyboards inside, ( All QSC- HD surround sound system for audiences up to 300 people & L.E.D. lights and state of the art lighting controller ) . Above 300 supplemental production may be required. See the website or contact Spike for more info.

Visit the BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos Show website for more detailed and in-depth information on Stage placement & Room Layout.
www.bigshowduelingpianos.com

Past Booked Events

05/10/13 The Guild 1621 Locust KCMO

Big Show Dueling Pianos

We are NOT a dueling pianos company. We are the same 2 guys always, and have been "the Choice" for dueling pianos in Kansas City, and "the Choice" for dueling pianos in the Midwest for a decade! This is not your typical 2 people coming together (where many times they have never played together before & you are the Guinea pig! --Wow!) -of course they will tell you differently.
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We don't have a drummer,guitar player, bass player etc..making it TOO LOUD & taking up too much space, to try and achieve a full band sound for dancing etc... We sound & feel like a kickin band with just the 2 of us!
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When you only have 2 guys (not a full band like other dueling pianos acts have) you can start and stop songs-- change songs and make any move you want or need to--but when you have a drummer,guitar players etc..- you can't do that consequently making the songs and show long and BORING!
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BIG SHOW DUELING PIANOS SOUND SYSTEM IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT!

The sound system and the ability of the operator of the sound is the most OVERLOOKED and important aspect of nearly all dueling pianos based acts. The correct sound system and sound engineer can make you feel the intended emotion of the music, singing and spoken word at comfortable and enjoyable volume levels.
The wrong sound system ( usually too small and of poor quality ), coupled with an clueless engineer can absolutely ruin an event.

BIG SHOW dueling pianos carries portable baby grand piano replicas, plus State of the Art- HD surround sound and the latest L.E.D. lighting system!! -- something NO other act has! Having a degree in sound, Spike makes sure the sound is the best it can possibly be!
This makes a HUGE difference in connecting in the optimum way with the audience.
Today's audience is not ignorant to premium HD sound and lights. We know that, and have gone above and beyond the typical dueling pianos act to deliver Nothing but the best to our clients and audience!
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STAGE PLACEMENT & ROOM LAYOUT ARE CRUCIAL:

Regarding layout of the room—In order to achieve our goal of giving the audience the highest level of impact , we coordinate in the beginning with the client to determine the stage and dance floor placement. It’s also very crucial to have the people and tables as close in to us as possible. This is VERY important to connectivity and interaction.
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BIG SHOW dueling pianos features Spike Blake and Adam Blue.

Spike is an incredible entertainer & vocalist.You'll do a double take when you hear him sing Michael McDonald,Joe Cocker,Ray Charles,Led Zepplin or Frank Sinatra songs.---Then he can turn around and blow you away with country hits, sounding like Garth Brooks, George Strait etc....
Accomplished at several instruments, Spike is able to put songs together ( record ) into his keyboard and at the touch of a button sound and feel like a "Kick Butt" band capable of packing a dance floor! Then in the tradition of dueling pianos, play "Billy Joel" style piano songs and take requests from the crowd. He gets the audience involved!! - from having them sing along or making them get up to sing along to roasting someone having a birthday or getting married -- then Spike, in addition to being a monster vocalist and musician, is also one of the most highly interactive DJ's in the country!
Spike incorporates this talent with all the above to round out the Multi Dimensional power house that is BIG SHOW dueling pianos.
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Then there is Adam Blue! Adam is ALSO an incredible vocalist and entertainer! With a totally different timbre of voice, you won't believe your ears when you hear him sing songs by - Michael Jackson,Prince, Elton John etc... Adam is also a multi-instrumentalist.
These guys have been at the top of Google worldwide for the last few years! They are award winning performers & have a client list that's the who's who of America!
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From major corporate events/parties, concerts, private parties, world class resorts and country clubs to wedding receptions these guys have it DOWN!!!

The team providing the talent:

Mark Chertoff

non- musical assistant

David Blake

non- musical assistant

Deena Young

non- musical assistant

Adam Blue

vocalist/ musician/ entertainer

Spike Blake

vocalist/ musician/ entertainer

Testimonials

The Dueling Piano’s was a HUGE SUCCESS!! One of the best acts we’ve ever booked. Spike was great and we gave him the name of our board chair to “pick on” and bring on stage and had no idea he used to be in a band when he was younger and was a natural! They were awesome, great to work with on-site and I would highly recommend them to any other league looking for this type of entertainment. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

Gina

– Gina Evans

Spike!

You and Adam were great and everyone loved you. I would like to schedule you both for a dueling piano special Club wide event next Feb or Mar. you are also at the top of my list for other engagements whenever the Club or Members may need entertainment. I personally loved the two of you during rehearsal and was totaly impressed with the show !! Please keep me informed of any place you perform and I will come and see you! Thanks again for making our event such a success.


Warm regards,

Pam

Pamela Dyar

Club Services Manager



The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa, Jupiter Florida

– Pamela Dyar

Spike and the dueling pianos was such a great addition to our Spring Convention. The group loved his performance and his ability to drive energy into the crowd was amazing.
We are having him back in the fall so he can work his magic again! He just
might become a permanent fixture for this hardware business!

Blish Connor

– Blish Connor - Blish-Mize

Set List

Because we are Multi-Dimensional, our song list is basically endless but here are a few:

50 MOST REQUESTED DUELING PIANOS SONGS

BROWN EYED GIRL
SWEET CAROLINE
PIANO MAN
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
SHOUT
DON'T STOP BELIEVING
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
RESPECT
I WILL SURVIVE
BEATLES SONGS
SAVE A HORSE / RIDE A COWBOY
RED SOLO CUP
I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT
GANGNAM STYLE
THRIFT SHOP
CALL ME MAYBE
U CAN'T TOUCH THIS
THE EAGLES - SEVERAL SONGS
BILLY JEAN
ELVIS - SEVERAL SONGS
FAMILY TRADITION
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC WHITE BOY
SWEETHOME ALABAMA
RING OF FIRE
RAGGAE - SEVERAL
JOE COCKER SONGS
FRANK SINATRA SONGS
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
ELTON JOHN SONGS
JACK & DIANE
LOVIN FEELING
MUSTANG SALLY
TWIST & SHOUT
OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL
BAD LEROY BROWN
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP
AC / DC SONGS
LED ZEPPLIN SONGS
IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE
MARGARITAVILLE
PERFECT COUNTRY SONG
VAN HALEN
MONY MONY
BABY GOT BACK
LIKE A VIRGIN
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
AINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH
BRICKHOUSE
AMERICAN PIE
SUMMER OF 69
T.V. THEME SONGS
BLISTER IN THE SUN
LIVIN ON A PRAYER
LET'S STAY TOGETHER
BOOT SCOOTIN BOOGIE
CELEBRATION
THE JOKER
JESSIES GIRL
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND SONGS
PIECE OF MY HEART
BONNIE RAITT SONGS
WE ARE FAMILY

You name it!

Influences & Inspiration

all styles / all genres / all ages- we are ALL request!!

Setup Requirements

This is event dependent. Please visit our website for more in-depth information. Typically our footprint is 16' X 8' with (2) 20 amp circuits needed for power.

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