This is not your typical piano act...unless you are used to pianos playing high energy request driven rock and roll that you have seen in dueling piano clubs across the country. We can provide you with one or two pianists who will make your function/event/bar/party jump with energy. We play up tempo rock and roll, pop, country, alternative songs from the 60's straight through today based on your requests. Please ask us how we can have people talking about you and your event for years to come!
What to Expect
After you book with us, we will take care of everything. We will send you a planner that we will ask you to fill out. This will allow us to tailor the show to your needs. We will offer suggestions on details based on what has worked on similar events, but at the end of the day, we will do exactly as you request. You tell us what you want to hear and almost more importantly what you do not want to hear. What the style of your event/room is and some important information about your guests of honor so we can help them be the star of the show. You give us all the details and we will use our years of experience to exceed your expectations.
If you are planning an event and are working with an event coordinator, we will get in contact with the venue to ensure that all of the details are taken care of, so once you arrive, we will say hello and start your show.
Once the show begins, you should expect to laugh, to sing, to clap, and to have a very memorable time. We will encourage requests and crowd participation to ensure that people will leave with a very positive impression.
You should expect, and will receive, professional musicians who arrive on time, deliver as promised and provide you with the show that you want.
No show is the same as you and the audience tells us where to take the show.
What is Dueling Pianos?
A typical dueling pianos show normally features two to four piano players and sometimes a drummer. They can work in teams throughout the night, taking audience requested songs. Many of the songs requested do not fall into the typical "piano bar" category, and we pride ourselves on the ability to perform songs that are generally not considered as such, like those from hard rock and rap genres.
Patrons can request that an audience member be brought on stage. Generally, this is to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party, bachelor party, anniversary, or other occasion. The player then performs a "calldown" in which the participant (or participants) is embarrassed in a light-hearted fashion. Calldowns may be parodies of well known songs, or simply original material intended to generate a reaction from the audience.
There are comedic routines with audience participation, many woven in the songs themselves. A common example can be found in the song "Joy to the World", by Three Dog Night, as one piano player will teach the crowd "sign language" that accompanies the song, then bringing up an audience member to demonstrate.
Who are we?
We have been performing in the Boston for more combined years that we would like to count. Our history can be traced back to Jake Ivory's formerly on Landsdowne Street outside of historic Fenway Park and then through Boynton's Taproom in Manchester NH.
We have played every type of event and room you can imagine from private house parties, to Stewart's Pub (a dive bar in Everett, MA that has an 88 person capacity) to large bars and restaurants, to weddings, to country clubs to corporate events, to the half time entertainment for the Boston Derby Dames (now called Boston Roller Derby) to the NHL New Years Eve Party at the House of Blues in Boston the evening before the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park.
We have done it all and we have played it all. If you have an event or location with people who want to sing, clap, laugh and have a great time, then we are the right choice for your event. Please contact us for a quote so we can start to plan the perfect entertainment for YOUR perfect party.
Additional Booking Notes
This will be discussed in detail during the booking process, but generally we will need access to power and enough space to fit three musicians and their instruments.
We will work with your venue to make this happen.
Past Booked Events
|July 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||NH Fisher Cats|
|June 30, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||NH Fisher Cats|
|June 02, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||NH Fisher Cats|
|May 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||UMass Lowell Alumni Event|
Far far too many to list. We play songs from the 1950's through today. We focus on songs that you remember, songs that people want to sing along to. Sometimes songs we wish we never liked, but we bring them back for a laugh.
Make a request, we will do our best to play what you asked for.
Influences & Inspiration
We have worked, trained or both with Jake Ivory's of Boston, MA.
We most recently ran 3 sold out years at Boynton's Taproom in Manchester, NH
We are influenced by top 40 rock and pop music from the past 40 years. We play the songs that you remember from whatever period you would like.
Other influences naturally include Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel, Elton John, Ben Folds, and many of the other great pianists who have showed that that instrument can rock!