Singing pianist available for events, weddings, and parties: I have over 300 songs in my repertoire spanning several genres and decades, I take requests, and I provide all of my own equipment. Reasonable rates for top-quality piano entertainment!
Price Range: $100-$1000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
For a more low-key event, you would generally see me in the corner, or off to the side near the bar, set up with my speaker, playing lots of hits in ways you wouldn't generally expect. My voice is clear and commanding, but for this environment I'd keep everything as subtle as possible, while still injecting upbeat pop and rock to keep things lively. This is designed mainly for social gatherings, where atmosphere is needed, but nobody wants to be shouting over the music.
For a high-energy show, it's more like what you would get in a dueling pianos show. I'm usually up on a stage, or featured prominently in the room, and I have sound activated lighting. I take requests from the audience, and encourage them to sing along. I make jokes (nothing off-color) and I don't hold back in showcasing my voice and piano skills. This is designed for main entertainment, where people want something to watch and interact with.
Hi, I'm Chris Powell!
I've been playing piano and singing almost my whole life, and I have over 200 crowd-pleasing songs in my repertoire from a wide selection of decades and genres.
I'm affordable, likable, I provide my own equipment, and I'm capable of providing both low-key background entertainment for inobtrusive ambience, as well as high-energy foreground entertainment that engages your crowd.
I've performed at the majority of venues in Des Moines, as well as plenty of weddings, graduations, and other formal and informal events at various properties around the state.
If you're looking for top-notch piano and singing entertainment, look no further!
Additional Booking Notes
I have no requirements for lighting, staging and sound other than what you provide. If your venue would like to provide my sound equipment, all I require is a microphone/boom stand, and 2 direct boxes to hook my keyboard setup into. I always bring my own lighting, but the venue is more than welcome to supplement it.
Influences & Inspiration
Billy Joel, Elton John, Marc Cohn, Beatles, The Who, Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Lake Street Dive, Mumford and Sons, Postmodern Jukebox
No required equipment!
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