A unique blend of Solo piano playing(movie themes, standards, light jazz, light classical) to warm up the party, rock sing alongs(Dueling Pianos Style) and full one man band sound for dancing. I have a very long list of happy repeat customers and outstanding reviews! Always on time, Professional, Excellent communication and business skills, Versatile, and appropriate in every way!
This is the second event we've attended with Dan as the artist who was performing. What a great evening this was. He set the tone, he created the fun, and I don't know anyone who can do Billy Joel tunes better than he does! All the tunes were great, from classic to current. He really is the best. A real pro. Not just Billy Joel tunes, but Beatles, motown, doo wop and even a swing dance tune from the 40's plus lots more varied types of music and he took requests! What's so great is that not only is he a professional and performs so very well but Dan has as great a time performing as we do listening! We really enjoyed it and we danced to the music until the night was over! Thanks, Dan. We hope we see you again soon at another event! ..Laura & Rob..."the new york kids"
Response from Dan Mudd-Singing Pianoman:
Thank You Laura and Rob for the review! Really great to be part of such a fun party and look forward to next time:). Cheers!
Dan Mudd is THE piano man to hire for your event!! I hired Dan for my boyfriend's 40th birthday party - it was a fun carnival style party which included two rooms-- one for an 80s cover band and one for a piano player-- we are so happy to have picked Dan to work the piano room -- he was awesome!
From start to finish he was amazing-- showed up early, great communication with both myself and our sound man, he was very accommodating to all our requests, and he was great with our guests -and just an overall amazing guy!
we will for sure be hiring him for any future events!
THANK YOU DAN for being AWESOME!!!
Response from Dan Mudd-Singing Pianoman:
Thank You for taking the time to review my services. Yes, your party was very special and a blast to play it! I look forward to the next one:) Cheers!
I can't say enough about how great Dan was for our event. He played and sang wonderfully and kept the audience engaged. We had people dancing, and everyone sang (off key of course). They all loved the selection of crooner, Elvis and Beatles music. I found out that Dan can play music from any generation even current music. I would strongly recommend Dan for any type of event!
Thank you so much for making our party unforgettable!! We can’t wait to have another one just to hire you!!!
Dan was absolutely amazing! I booked Dan for my brother and his wife as a surprise. He was very accommodating and flexible to all of our requests from any song requests to secretly sneaking him into the house ;-) He set such a romantic vibe for the dinner and his song selection was spot on. I'm very pleased how everything worked out.
I will certainly book Dan for any future occasions again! Can't wait.
Dan did a wonderful job performing at our wedding! He learned the song Harvest Moon by Neil Young for our first dance and sang it beautifully. Many of our guests said he was fun and energetic and made the night!
Response from Dan Mudd-Singing Pianoman:
An absolute pleasure to have played at you and Ryan’s wedding! I fell in love with that song “Harvest Moon” and was such a joy to see the two of you glowing as I was singing/playing it for your first dance! It is a beautiful memory that I will never forget! Best to you and Ryan!
Dan was amazing from initial planning to the end of the party! He made himself very available while planning this birthday party for my mom, was receptive to type of music and songs she/we requested. He was also flexible on the day of party, played wonderful "dining music" then stepped it up and played/sang all kinds of fun music after the meal that everyone could sing and/or dance to. He fit right in, people loved him, thought he was a member of the family! We will hire Dan again, no reservations.
I requested certain songs that he did not know and learned and sang them beautifully!! His playlist fit our party well and had everyone dancing. I would recommend him for all events!!
Response from Dan Mudd-Singing Pianoman:
Thank You, Linda, for taking the time to post a review of my services. Your party was so much fun and an absolute joy to be a part of. I look forward to seeing you and your husband again for a future event. Best to you and your family:)
Dan was fantastic! He worked for us at a Christmas Party at our house. At our request, he started with Christmas music, and then moved into 80's standards. He took requests. He read the crowd perfectly, and got the place rocking and everyone up dancing and singing along. His playlist is incredible - he seemed to know everything requested. He is very personable and lively. All of our guests commented on how great he was. We will hire him again for our next party.
We hired Dan to play for my wife's surprise Birthday Party . I made my wife very happy because of Dan's music. She loves 80's music...
Dan made the party alive with his Piano and music. All my friends are amazed with his talent and asking how can they book Dan for future parties...
The party was a success and Dan's music played a big role.
Looking forward to hire Dan again in the future. He's highly recommended!
Dear Dan, Thank you for such a delightful evening! Our event was such a success and all our guests had a wonderful time. It was so nice to see them catching up with each other hearing some piano festive sound in the background. This certainly made the event even more magical. We truly appreciate you mingling with the guests as well as part of the family. It was very important for us to ensure that our evening was a reflection of who we are (inside out) so our guests feels at home and welcomed. You being there was not only a nice addition to our family and extended family but you also brought a warm and festive atmosphere to the party. You being able to play so many songs and sing along (even that one love request song dated 1940); Wow, that truly touched the heart of that young couple who requested this song in memoire of the recent passing of their Grand-father. What we loved the most was the diversity of style and your flexibility to accommodate our guests without having a program of event. It was sure nice to see everyone singing along, even those who were not born with this special talent… ;) In closing, you are a super nice (and patient) person as well. Thank you for making our first Christmas celebrations in the US a very memorable one! Chantal and Steve
We loved the music and was wonderful at our wedding! He played beautifully and we really enjoyed having him play at our wedding! We look forward to contracting Dan for any future events where we need a pianist!
Dan was very accommodating despite the fact that we changed the start time. He is very organized and detailed so that there is no miscommunication and that everything goes smoothly.
He arrived at the event when everybody is inside the ceremony room and was able to set-up in the dining room without the organizers being available to assist. When the ceremony is done he is ready and good to go. That was smooth! Thanks Dan!
This review is for dan Mudd I consider dan a fried. Dan stayed in touch for the 3 months before our event with e mails or phone calls. Dan arrived at the event ahead of schedule and set up his equipment. He required no help from the event staff or myself . Dan was impeccable dressed and ready to play at the scheduled time. Dan gas a great play list and his piano and vocal skills were a 10. Everyone at the party commented how great dan was. Feel free to emai me for a personnel recomendation This was Mary and my. 40th wedding anniversary party and dan played a big role in making it so memorable. Ed Lassak
I found Dan via Gigsalad and based on other client reviews I felt I had a good chance of it working out for us...but I kept my fingers crossed as I booked him sight unseen/unheard. Dan was communicative in the planning process and indulged my vision of playing Name-That-Tune in teams. We had so much fun! It was the highlight of the surprise party for my husband's 60th. The guests loved Dan so much that many asked for his business card and promised to book him for their future events. I wouldn't be surprised if they create events around the desire to book him! He is a super nice guy, talented, very presentable, and very agreeable. He appealed to the young, the old, and everyone in between. Thank you Dan. We sure enjoyed your talents!
Dan played piano at my twin sisters' 60th birthday dinner and made the evening so incredibly enjoyable and fun. Not only was he on time, but he raced to arrive 15 minutes early at my last minute request. He played for 2 hours, virtually non-stop, taking only a couple very short breaks. He played the piano beautifully and sang when it was appropriate. We could not resist singing along. Every song he played was perfect for the occasion and the crowd. He is a very kind and pleasant guy - so easy to have in our home. We will absolutely hire him again for future events and would highly recommend him.
I am just sooo glad I found Dan Mudd in gigsalad.com as a surprise for my husband's birthday party. He got not only great talents but all our guests loved him too with his very fun and friendly spirit! Dan's Professionalism is very dependable too. He was very organized even with our preparations, he's making sure everything is ironed out before the event. Few days before the party i had to adjust time and he was very accomodating. Until now our family and friends still compliment us for the great time they had having him played music and sing at the party.. Most importantly my hubby gave me 5 stars for this birthday surprise! He was very happy. Thank you Dan so much and we will definitely have you again.
Dan Mudd is a very professional Pianoman who plays and sings beautifully. Our clients really enjoyed him and he was very adaptable when asked to stay longer. We will certainly be calling him again for future events with our company. Thank you Dan!!
Dan was very accommodating, he adjusted his time for my party twice, when my guests had problem attending early. He does not have any problem playing with mixed cultural group, as my guest are! Beforehand, He said:"where going to have a blast!", and we did! the moment he started to play, the effect was sudden!. We were transported to the music hall,ballroom, disco, cabaret, bar, you name it! He carries a vast repertoire! And the best thing is; he's affordable! We had such a fun night, singing and dancing with him that everybody seem doesn't want to stop.
Dan recently played at my 50th Birthday party in San Diego. He was amazing! All of my guests were blown away! Very talented and great personality! His ability to play so many different types of music was very impressive. My friends are still talking about how much fun they had! Can't wait to have another party and book him again! Great job, Dan!
Dan was very professional and entertaining. He knows his music and was very amazing to watch and listen. Very impressed by his act. For our event, we had restored a 1900 upright grand piano and he played the antique the whole night. Made the whole night perfect. He was going up against a tough crowd and really got the people singing. I would hire him again.
We had Dan over for an Easter Holiday party and he got the party started right away. He was really great with everyone and truly engaging. He sang and played hits from several genres of music. What was also fantastic is that we had a lot of people (family and friends) over varying in age, and everyone got together and really enjoyed his company. REALLY AMAZING TALENT and above all, an AMAZING PERFORMER!! Don't think twice before booking Dan!
We threw a surprise christmas party for a friend and Dan was our entertainment for the evening. We had a BLAST! Dan got the party started as soon as he hit the ivories and the rest was history. People are still talking about how fun the party was. Thank you Dan for taking our element of 'surprise' to another level!
We became friends instantly and all you have to do is go to his website, AND BELIEVE EVERY WORD THAT IS WRITTEN ABOUT THIS REMARKABLE TALENT.
What to Expect
I will contact you immediately upon a booking to review details for your event. A written agreement is always in place to eliminate any possibility of miscommunication. On the day of the event I will arrive early for setup or to acclimate to the location. And then, Tasty solo piano playing, full one man band background piano/bass/drums/vocals and later, rock sing alongs for audience participation(Dueling Pianos Style), and last, full one man band sound for dancing. Versatility is what I specialize in! Please see my customer reviews!
A fun and energetic singing piano player that offers both background Instrumental piano (Jazz standards, Pop songs, Movie themes, Showtunes, and Soft rock) to keep the conversation moving and/or a full one man piano band (drums, bass, piano, and vocal played by me) for dancing and full crowd participation sing-a-long (if desired). I bring my equipment if there isn't a piano available at your party. My portable piano/small sound system is of the highest quality, can fit in some of the tightest spots, and will also save you money. I hold a BA in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon graduating, I played in many rock bands and several Irish Piano Bars.
Since I have many years experience as both a dueling singing piano man (know literally hundreds of popular songs) and playing in some of the most beautiful hotels and private residences in the country as a solo instrumental Pianist(no singing), I can entertain any crowd.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a bit of this-and-that and everyone has fun! It's just that simple! I have entertained for some of the biggest celebrities in L.A some of which include Robin Williams, Larry Minetti, Tom Selleck, Wolfgang Puck, Joe Pesci, Playboy, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, etc. I will always leave you and your guests smiling!
Additional Booking Notes
My portable equipment will fit anywhere and has a polished sound! Very sensitive to keeping the volume just right for your party.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 13, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Past Booked Events
|October 19, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 21, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|July 27, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 26, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|March 23, 2019 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Christmas Party|
|June 17, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 20, 2017 • 1:00am - 4:00am||Religious Celebration|
|February 12, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 26, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 12, 2015||House Party|
|October 31, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
* All I ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Weber
* All of Me - John Legend
* Angel of Music - Andrew Lloyd Weber
* Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
* American Pie - Don McLean
* Billionaire - Bruno Mars
* Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
* Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
* Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
* Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
* Crazy little thing called love - Queen
* Comedy Tonight - Stephen Sondheim
* Come go with me - The Del Vikings
* Country Roads - John Denver
* Crocodile Rock - Elton John
* Danny Boy - An Irish Favourite
* Delilah - Tom Jones
* Don't get around much anymore - Duke Ellington
* Don't stop believing - Journey
* Edelweiss - Rogers/Hammerstein
* Forget You - Cee Lo Green
* Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra version
* Friends in low Places - Garth Brooks
* Georgia on my Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
* Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
* Hotel California - The Eagles
* Hey Jude - Beatles
* In the Mood - Glenn Miller
* Imagine - John Lennon
* I saw her standing there - Beatles
* Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
* Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
* Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
* Memory - Andrew Lloyd Weber
* Music of the Night - Andrew Lloyd Weber
* My Girl - The Temptations
* New York, New York - Sinatra Version
* New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
* On my own - from Les Miserables
* Obladi-Oblada - Beatles
* Oh Lady be Good - George Gershwin
* Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel
* One For My Baby - Sinatra Version
* Piano Man - Billy Joel
* Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - Burt Bacharach
* Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hailey & the Comets
* Rockin' Robin
* Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
* Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
* September - Earth, Wind, and Fire
* This Guy's in Love - Burt Bacharach
* Those Were the Days - Gene Raskin
* That's Amore' - Dean Martin
* Twist and Shout - Beatles
* Still rock and roll to me - Billy Joel
* Tainted Love - Soft Cell
* Tiny Dancer - Elton John
* The Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra Version
* Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
* Unchained Melody - Isley Brothers
* Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaoh
* Sway - Michael Buble
* YMCA - The Village People
* Wild Rover - Irish Sing-a-Long
* Unicorn Song - Australian Sing-a-Long
* What a Wonderful World - Louie Armstrong
* The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
* Great Balls of Fire! - Jerry Lee Lewis
* What I'd Say - Ray Charles
* When I'm 64 - Beatles
* TV Tunes Medley - TV Tunes
* California Girls - Beach Boys
* Chapel of Love
* How sweet it is to be loved by you - James Taylor
* Help Me Rhonda - Beach Boys
* With a Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
* Saturday in the Park - Chicago
* And lots more!
Influences & Inspiration
Elton John, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble', Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Beatles, Cee Lo Green, Neil Diamond, Aaron Copland, Bach, Dave Grusin, James Horner
A Piano or access to electricity