California Piano Man specializes in Dueling Pianos and Solo Piano Shows for your corporate event, wedding, nightclub, or private party.
We are not a variety act, we are dedicated to Piano shows only. That's why we are simply the best Piano Entertainers in California.
Dueling Pianos is a wild, zany show that specializes in audience involvement, sing along, requests, personal toasts and roasts, and just plain fun for all ages.
Baby grand pianos are provided for every show .
Richard Cooper uses only top partners to provide the best Dueling Piano shows available anywhere, and performs all shows Dueling or Solo himself.
Doesn't your event deserve the best?
It was the most important day of our lives and Richard was the best entertainer we could have had. The event was at the Palm D'Or restaurant at the Biltmore hotel and his music entertained the diner beautifully and after diner he lifted the energy to have some fun in a very classy way.
Richard Cooper's Dueling piano show was a party hit! The performers were top notch and our guests, ranging from 4 to 86 years old, loved the songs and smiles! There was something for everyone. The party was a blast and Richard Cooper made our event super special and unforgettable!
Response from Richard Cooper's Solo and Dueling Piano Show:
Thank you Janna. It was our pleasure.
What to Expect
Audiences can expect a high energy Sing-along Piano Show. Very interactive and request driven , audience participation is encouraged and effective. Roasts and toasts provide a very memorable and personalized experience. Talented and experienced piano players provide the best available Dueling Piano show in the country. Richard's Solo Piano shows can range from high energy rock and singalong, to mellow love songs. Both types of shows are responsive to the desires, requests, and needs of the audience.
I provide the best in both Dueling Pianos, and Solo Piano Entertainment for all occasions. I have been playing piano since the age of three, and working professionally as an entertainer since the age of thirteen. I have exceptional vocal skills as well, with a three octave vocal range. My repertoire is huge, encompassing rock and roll, jazz, blues, pop, country, and classical music. I have 20 years experience in all aspects of Dueling Pianos. My resume includes Lil Dittys Sacramento, Howl at The Moon Ft Lauderdale, New York, NY Las Vegas, Sluggers Chicago, Norwegian Epic, and many others. I have been an entertainment director of a number of nightclubs, and trained more than 50 pianists in the concept and skills of Dueling Pianos. I carry a full portable set up which includes two baby grand pianos, and full sound and lights. I use only the best and most experienced partners in the country for my Dueling Piano shows, and I always perform at all functions I book. That way, the quality of any of my shows booked through SoFloDueling and Gig Salad is guaranteed to be consistently the best.
Additional Booking Notes
Equipment for Dueling Pianos provided as follows: Two 5' Baby Grand Piano shells, two CP4 Yamaha Stage Pianos, 5000w sound system, small stage lighting system. (For Solo Piano, one Baby Grand.) This is adequate for a ballroom of up to 750 persons. For very large venues, it is recommended that the buyer provide sound and lights. The required staging area for Richard's Solo Show is 8' by 7'. Dueling Pianos requires a minimum staging area 16' by 8'. Also required is access to 120 VAC power (House current), with a minimum 20 amp service. Set up and sound check for a Solo Show requires a minimum two hours lead time before the start of the function. Three hours will be needed for a Dueling Show.
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Festival|
|October 17, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|August 08, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|June 18, 2015||Convention|
|January 04, 2014||Dinner Dance|
|October 24, 2013||Other|
|September 14, 2013||Birthday Party|
No set list is provided, because it is expected that we will know at least 95% of all popular requests. Go ahead, try to stump us!
|Richard Cooper||Piano, Vocal, DP.|
Influences & Inspiration
Rock and Roll, Motown, Blues, Country, Classical, and Pop
Dueling Piano requires 16x8 ft staging area and 120v AC power. Solo Piano requires 8x8 staging area and AC.