| What are dueling pianos?
It has been said that a dueling piano show is quite literally "the most fun one can
have with one's clothes On!"I have to agree! It is a massive "to the top of your
lungs" sing along with all your friends while drinking to excess! Two grand pianos
are center-stage with a team of outrageously talented pianists that seem to know
every song ever written.
Each show is different because it's all request and you or your friends might even
get called up on stage for a bit of good humored fun and some unforgettable u-
tube moments.Think YOU won't sing along...Just TRY not too.... I dare ya! - Bill
Dueling piano shows are request oriented, interactive sing-a-long shows wherein
two piano players sit across from each other and trade songs.
The dueling piano audience is used for the dueling aspect of the show. Audience
members are pitted one-side-against-the-other. Examples of rivalries include
country vs. rock, men against women, etc. Dueling piano shows are typically 60 to
120 minutes in duration - maximizing the players' energy and audience interaction.
This dueling piano interactive concept has grown rapidly the past few years and
shows no sign of letting-up. Why? One very simple reason: people love to
interact and have fun.
The show's focal point is a pair of pianos on stage. The piano players act as
"ring masters". Known as the Entertainment Directors, they're responsible for
maintaining enthusiasm and maximizing laughs. Hand-picked from only the finest
regional talent, they're experts on keeping audience members involved, happy
Dueling piano shows often take unexpected turns. Tangents may include
involving wait staff members, changing song lyrics or roasting popular audience
And who typically enjoys dueling pianos? There are no boundaries. Dueling
pianos appeal to all ages, creeds and colors. Dueling piano shows are the perfect
entertainment for events ranging from birthdays to wedding receptions,
anniversaries, conventions and bachelor (or bachelorette) parties.
Everyone is drawn together by the camaraderie and nostalgia to form
one large, synergistic party - swaying to the music and bellowing-out familiar
lyrics. This concept bases itself on the simple fact that everyone wants to have a
good time. The Dueling Piano "experience" is not only incredible fun, but also
very unique. Guests aren't just entertained by the piano players - they become
part of the show!
You can help ensure your dueling piano event is a big success!
Our dueling piano entertainers are the best in the best in the business. They
excel in off-the-cuff entertainment packed with laughter and spontaneity. Once
the pianos are warmed-up and the lights turned-down you'll find we're relaxed and
in control. But there are some things you can do before the big event to help
ensure you maximize the impact of your event.
Following are tips to help you incorporate a music theme into the design of your
event. We've seen it all - some of our clients go all-out to create a fun, musical
ambience. Others choose to play it by ear and let us handle things once we arrive
at your dueling piano event. In either case, we hope you'll take a moment to
review the following dueling piano theme tips and possible dueling piano seating
Let us know about your audience, your event, and (if corporate) your
Our dueling piano pros will most likely ask you questions beforehand about you
and/or your company. There are several things that will help the entertainersâ€™
ensure you will experience the best shows youâ€™ve ever experienced: We use
puns and one-liners throughout the dueling piano show - even incorporating them
into the lyrics of our songs. Consider writing down some names of the biggest
"hams" at your event. We'll do our best to incorporate them in the show. [We love
to "roast" people]
Pay close attention to the layout of the dueling piano room.
It is paramount that nothing separates the dueling piano entertainers from the
guests. Believe it or not, in a room of less than 100 people, this includes a stage!
We like to be as close as possible to you since our show directly involves you.
Food, a dance floor, being in a corner or at the end of a long room all make it
difficult to reach you, the audience.
Below is a seating arrangement which helps ensure the best audience
Timing is everything.
We seem to have the attention of everyone after dessert. This doesnâ€™t mean
that the order of the night canâ€™t be any other way, but consider some of the
following factors. Usually in the case of a corporate party, the show is for the
employees who are there to have fun. If this is the case, we have trouble keeping
people in their seats if they get restless after a long presentation or award
ceremony. Having us play during dinner is a huge no-no. Itâ€™s close to
impossible to get people to sing-a-long if their mouths are full! There are other
factors as well and the order of events should be discussed with the agent or
How far should we go?
We typically keep the show PG-13. This means innuendos, puns, safe jokes and
language. If you think you want something different or maybe want us to push the
envelope a little, let us know.
ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE SHOWS
We also book the Ultimate Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute which is High Energy fun
and the performers not only sound like them but the LOOK like them as well! Feel
free to ask about this unique Tribute as well
Dueling Piano Events
New England's Dueling Piano Connection!