Illinois Dueling Pianos

Hey hey hey! We’re back in Batavia IL again. Dueling pianos chicago suburbs. You asked for it, You got it!

Open Range Grill is making a lot of people happy with their tasty menu of food AND live music lately. All American Dueling Pianos will be back on August 23 2014 for another great night of music and comedy. You know us. You love us. You know you love us. So come on down and bring some friends. We know you got some.

Jeremy runs a fun and efficient staff. His chef has got all the right ingredients for quick, tasty food for everyone. Even me. Most of you know what a food snob I can be.

So mark the date. Call ‘em up at 630.466.0727 Make your reservation now. Open Range Grill is on North Water in Batavia.

Live music and comedy with All American Dueling Pianos Saturday, August 23 2014 See you there!

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California Corporate Entertainers

We had some party ideas at the last trade show we played in San Francisco. It was a smashing success. I couldn’t begin to tell you how happy the client was with us.

“It went off without a hitch!” said the event planner. “We had a lot of variables to contend with and you were as smooth as butter.”

Picture a heavy southern drawl inside the quotation marks.

She had us implement a whole bunch of team building activities. Which for us is as easy as waking up after a good night’s sleep.  Interactive live music and comedy. What’s NOT to like?

Plus we got a few days R&R in San Fran … so the way I look at it is any excuse we have to get out to California for a dueling pianos show is a good excuse.

See you again our fair city!

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Enjoying another great corporate event

We are in San Francisco for a dueling pianos show at another great corporate event for a fantastic client. We’ve been here all week and were just finishing up.

It was a trade show for a display company. We performed on the convention floor and then later appeared at their client appreciation night.

 

Then we got away for some R&R afterwards. I love traveling all over the USA. corporate_entertainers1

Dueling pianos San Francisco style for your corporate event too

All American dueling pianos Exceptional corporate entertainers

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Dueling pianos in Peoria IL

We’re in Peoria tonight doing a dueling pianos show for a wedding. We’re at the Waterhouse and he has an excellent party venue here.

So if you’re anywhere in central Illinois you definitely need to check this space out.

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Dueling Pianos Country Music Style

We are going into our 4th week down at Bub City on Clark Street in Chicago.

One of my favorite parts about a dueling pianos show – and there are many – is the versatility and diversity we can bring as your corporate entertainers.

Have a theme party ideas planned? Call All American Dueling Pianos!
Need fundraising ideas . Call All American Dueling Pianos!
Are you in charge of this years company event? Call All American Dueling Pianos!

We have the live music package you’ll need to satisfy everyone. Versatile. Diverse. All inclusive. Call All American Dueling Pianos!

This week we go on from 9 til Midnight. Every Wednesday for quite some time – Good Lord Willin’ and the creek don’t rise.
435 N Clark, Chicago, IL OR BETTER YET … Go to their site

http://www.bubcitychicago.com

The club owners wanted us to come down to their country bar which does real well here in Chicago BTW. We play all the classic country music you could ask for, plus we know a ton of the current artists’ material too.

So get on down. Enjoy some good BBQ. and watch dueling pianos go head to head, toe to toe every Wednesday.

All American Dueling Pianos.

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September in July?

It was 53 degrees this AM in Chicago. I didn’t if I should turn on the heat or just close all the windows and climb under a blanket.

I guess this is just preparing me for next week. We’ll be in San Francisco. I’ve been booked to play my first gay wedding. Pretty cool really. Great couple. Really chill about the whole thing. Even tho he told me he never thought this going to happen on their lifetimes. I’m just doing some solo piano music as a piano entertainer for them. But we also produce wedding bands for same sex union reception. Hell I never thought I’d see the day.

Illinois just legalized same sex unions and it sure as hell took long enough. Better late than never.

I’ll be sure to post some pictures. Party on!

Glo Glee Music. Live music and comedy for wedding reception.

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Dueling Piano at Your Charity Event

Tonight we are helping Lil Coalers Wrestling Club raise some money for their kids.

Joe and Chris talked about starting a local wrestling club at one of their kids soccer match last September. Since Coal City is not that big, 10 people asked them if they were serious by the end of the match.

They now have 91 kids in their program. They had no idea it was going to take off like it did.

So tonight they’re hosting their first ever charity event to but some wrestling mats for the kids.

Once the word got out that they were having dueling pianos, they had the phone ringing off the hook. 350 and counting. Walk ups are certain. When it comes to fundraising ideas, you can’t do much better than All American Dueling Pianos from Chicago.

Fundraiser entertainment at its best.

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Recording Studio Time

It’s something I’ve been doing for over 30 years. Writing and recording in studios. It’s my favorite part of being a musician. I’ve always loved technology. I’ve always loved the creative process.

I used to do a ton of jingles. I started as a session player. I copied charts. Then I began to write them and produce them.

But as is true with all things — things change. In the later 90s the fees dropped as the technology became more affordable. Consequently, jingles slowly faded from mainstream usage and practically disappeared altogether.

I’ll get on this discussion in more detail at another time.

What I’d really love to talk about is how we have completely retooled our studio this year. The software for recording and producing music is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

So today I had a guitar player to lay down some tracks on a tune I wrote for a publishing library that has been buying some of my tracks. I haven’t mixed it or mastered it yet. But we’ve been busy here over the last year.

You can here some of our wide and varied efforts, from soundscapes to jingles and back again, by visiting our site at
Music for Commercials

Tune in again and we’ll keep you updated on some of our additional efforts of original music productions. Writing and producing music is on its way back.

We can custom write a song for your product roll out, your trade show, your sales conference. Give us a call. Jingles are more affordable than you think.

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Country Club Entertainers

Tonight for our dueling pianos show we’ve added a new little wrinkle. Before we play a 2 hour interactive live music and comedy show, we’re adding solo piano in the cocktail hour. It’s well worth it since there is an absolutely incredible spread of food being laid out.

These guys here have an exceptional array of menu items. Fish and veggies and all of my absolute favorites. So thanks for having us back at your country club again for the 5th year in a row. An absolute jo and always an honor.

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Jazz Piano

I love YouTube. I just caught this discussion or rather interview with Bill Evans the great jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He talks about the creative process. Yet the interviewer talks about how as an amateur or a part timer who doesn’t have to explore at the level that Bill Evans is at, does not have the time to improvise past a certain skill level.

But Mr Evans says “You’ve got to be real and authentic.”

I would hope that’s what we try to re-create here on everyone one of our gigs. We play shows all over the USA. I think that’s one thing that we need to be highly aware of, no matter what style of music we are playing, to remain authentic. An audience can always detect BS.

Anyway, check out this short video.

 

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