My name is Levi Maliwauki. I am a rock pianist, singer / songwriter and performer. I have been playing professionally since I was 14. I specialize in live performances for corporate and private events, weddings, restaurants and hotels. I play tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s and more, including (but definitely not limited to) Billy Joel, ELO, Elton John, The Eagles, America, Queen and Michael Buble to name a few. If you can name it, I can most likely play it. I love seeing the excitement of my clients and their patrons or guests as they sing and dance along to classic rock & pop songs that will never be forgotten! Trust me; I am THE classic rock pianist and more! You won't be disappointed.
Price Range: $130.00 - $150.00 per hour (longer distances +$)
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
A. I can customize my performance to any situation from standard background music to full out crowd and audience participation or strictly vocal/music performance
B. My repertoire is roughly 350 songs deep
- It is made up of the classic rock songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s as well as tunes from the 90s til today.
- Requests are generally not a problem, new music, old music, Happy Birthday etc...
- I will play an hour set (13-15 songs) then take a 10 break
C. If you have a specific theme or goal for the music of the event, I can tailor it to your needs
D. Please note that I do not play Sunday events and it is very difficult to plan more than 6-12 months in advance. I will do my best to accommodate any date/time but the more you get past a year, the harder it is to know availability.
I am a singer/songwriter/performer and I play classic rock music from the greatest solo artists and bands from the 60s to today.
I began piano lessons at age 6. Played for 4 years (liked it a little more than your average 10 year old) had to take a two year hiatus because we moved and didn't have a piano or lessons opportunity.
I began taking lessons again at age 12 and found an intuitive piano instructor who said "Levi, what do you want to play"...well, I loved movie themes and so that was where I started to focus. I drove my mom crazy because I played Phantom of the Opera over and over again. I soon branched out from Phantom and learned many more movie themes i.e. Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones films, Star Wars films, Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few.
By 14, I was really itching for more rocking piano music. I was challenged by my Dad to learn "Miami 2017" from Billy Joel and as they say; "the rest is history". I started playing all of Billy's biggest hits and more as well as Elton John, Styx, Foreigner, Queen, Asia, The Eagles, America, Muse, Gerry Rafferty and more. I fell in love with the music of the Beatles, Paul McCartney & Wings and ELO especially. Jeff Lynne who founded ELO is truly the 6th Beatle.
Now, I have a very large repertoire of classic rock as well as newer rock and pop songs to draw from. If you ask me to play a song I have never heard, I can probably play it or learn it quick enough to perform in minutes. I have been truly blessed.
I am currently working on my own album that will feature music that incorporates classic rock piano driven melodies, strings, brass and woodwind instruments. It will be released in Summer 2018.
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting / Electrical -
A. Standard stage lights including spotlight (if on a stage) if the room will be fairly dark.
B. A light for the piano
C. Powerstrip and extension cord for iPad
A. Piano (I have my own piano bench)
A. Adequate audio system plus 120 db.
B. Mic for singing, mic for the piano
C. I have my own mic stand but a backup would be nice to have just in case
Past Booked Events
|February 14, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Valentines Day @ the Garden Restaurant in SLC|
|December 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
A sampling of songs from my sets (standard performance) would include but not be limited to:
"Maybe I'm Amazed" - Paul McCartney
"One" - Three Dog Night
"Shambala" - Three Dog Night
"Your Song" - Elton John
"Benny & the Jets" - Elton John
"Scenes From an Italian Restaurant" - Billy Joel
"Vienna" - Billy Joel
"Summer Highland Falls" - Billy Joel
"Kiss Is On My List" - Hall & Oates
"Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel
"Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin
"Feelin' Good" - Michael Bublé
"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
"House of Gold" - 21 Pilots
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - The Beatles
"It's Magic" - Pilot
"It's My Life" - Talk Talk
"Strange Magic" - ELO
"Sweet Talking Woman" - ELO
"Mr. Blue Sky" - ELO
"Movin' Out" - Billy Joel
"She's Always a Woman" - Billy Joel
"Stilleto" - Billy Joel
"Big Shot" - Billy Joel
"Lady Madonna" - The Beatles
"My Way" - Frank Sinatra
"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John
"Don't let the sun" - Elton John
"Cold As Ice" - Foreigner
"Blue Morning, Blue Day" - Foreigner
"Goodbye Stranger" - Supertramp
"Take the Long Way Home" - Supertramp
"Live and Let Die" - Paul McCartney
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen
"Somebody to Love" - Queen
"I Love You" - Climax Blues Band
"Daniel" - Elton John
"Rocketman" - Elton John
"Day After Day" - Badfinger
"Come Sail Away" - Styx
"Boat on a River" - Styx
"Allentown" - Billy Joel
"Piano Man" - Billy Joel
Influences & Inspiration
Piano, mic, audio
Power cord for electricity
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