I have been playing piano and leading sing-alongs at parties, corporate events, and public venues for more than 30 years, including Friday nights at Jacob Wirth restaurant in Boston since 1989. Wherever I play, songbooks can be distributed with the lyrics to more than 500 classic rock/oldies, show tunes, and standards. I can play just background music, but singing can add so much to a party or event. There are many testimonials on my website, melstiller.com, including: "You were absolutely terrific! Everyone will be talking about this party for years to come. Thanks for giving us wonderful memories." In December, booklets with nearly 50 holiday songs can be provided. I guaranty a fun party!
Mel is a blast to have for our dinner music once a month at our independent retirement community. He plays all the right music to get the group singing and swaying!
Mel responded almost immediately to my
last minute request when my first and second musicians cancelled three days before my big event. He was on time and asked lots of questions about what exactly I wanted. A pleasure to work with.
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
You can expect a great time, guaranteed. While I can play background music for your event, mainly classic rock/oldies from the 1950s-1970s, the event is greatly enhanced when the sing-along books are distributed, with lyrics to more than 500 songs. Guests singing around the piano add a great deal to a party. If a piano is not available, I can bring an electric keyboard. You can see videos at my Facebook business page, entitled Sing Along with Mel. Feel free to visit my website at www.melstiller.com.
-More than 30 years playing at private parties, corporate events, and public venues
-Two years at The Wine Cellar in Fitchburg, MA
-Five years at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
-26 years at Jacob Wirth restaurant in Boston, leading a Friday night sing-along
Additional Booking Notes
I do not require any equipment. If you do not have a piano, I can bring an electric keyboard and, if needed, an amplifier.
Past Booked Events
|June 09, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 04, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
An index of the 500+ songs in the songbook can be provided upon request.
Influences & Inspiration
I was heavily influenced by the music of the 1950s-1970s, although I include standards, show tunes, and, in December, holiday songs in the set list.
No equipment is required, other than an electric outlet if I am bringing a keyboard.