We played a corporate event with our dueling pianos show last week.
We are up in Wisconsin providing entertainment for events like these all the time. While every night is special, I need to tell you about this one.
We were performing to a group of law enforcement folks.
Sheriffs and deputies and their office staff. There were about 130 people in attendance. We took one look at the room, noticed there were mostly men in the house and thought, “Keeping 50% of these guys would be a major success.” Usually in a corporate event keeping 25% is successful. It’s just the way it is.
Let’s face it most folks go to a convention or a conference to meet other people in their industry and to reacquaint with old friends. So live music entertainment is the last thing on their minds.
So we went up there on stage and tried something a little different. We didn’t go up there and do our usual, “Hey! Here we are! We’re going to rock the house!” Instead we just went up there, laid down a saucy groove, played a couple of solos and listened to them get quiet as they began to listen. We introduced each other, waited for the applause and then went into our show.
It was remarkable! We kept over 90% of the people in the room.
We know we’re good at what we do. We know we will get people feeling good and singing along (even if they’re not inclined to sing). We just don’t always know how you’re going to get there. Our methods are to take chaos and organize it somehow. But honestly the audience tells us everything we need to know and we adjus from there.
By the end of the night, we had everyone gathered around the pianos, arm in arm singing at the top of their lungs. An organized chaos if ever there was one.
Handshakes all around and platitudes galore.
You call it Live Music Entertainment. Your Soul calls it Stress Relief!
One of the quotes from one of the wives said, “You don’t kow how much these guys needed this!” Someone else explained, “These guys are under intense pressure everyday. You gave them some much needed relief.”
I’ve kept thinking about that all week. These folks in law enforcement see the rest of us at our worst. Either as perpetrators when we are guilty or as the victims when we are not. I have no idea how they do it, how they hold empathy and compassion while doing their jobs. In essence, how they maintain their humanity.
Again, it wasn’t us. We were the guys behind the pianos that night and we are good at what we do. But it is the music. It is the power of the music that speaks to all of us – when we bother to listen, it is the music that heals and nurtures and pulls us all together in the face of our day to day trials.
So let us help you. Let us come to your next event and take your guests and friends and family to a relaxing, soothing place. Let us do our jobs so you can do yours. Thanks.
You call it Dueling Piano Music. Your soul calls it Stress Relief.
What?!? Another dueling pianos show? We know how to keep it fresh and spontaneous. How? Well … We use spontaneous music and comedy like no one else.
Yes. Another dueling pianos show again tonight. It was a little light last night, Friday. But the people who did show up had a great time. A small but mighty crowd as we like to say.
Live Music and Comedy Dueling Pianos
We promise to be completely spontaneous
— all over again.
It’s a lot of fun getting onstage not knowing if the audience is going to respond. Friday night was like that at a corporate event in Peoria IL for our dueling pianos show.
At first they weren’t sure if they liked us.
Then they weren’t sure if we were funny.
I’m not event certain they thought we were very entertaining because
at first, they just sat there looking at us and smiling.
But by the end of the night they knew. They KNEW! Good crowd. Better one on Saturday Night. We were performing for a charity event fund raiser entertainment for a church near Chicago that night.
We do it with Live Music and Comedy. Our comedy is customized to fit your event. We do it by asking all the right questions in advance of the date. And we do it through highly skilled improvisation honed over the years by performing with the greats.
Connecting with the audience is the key. But it won’t work unless your performers are authentic. As you know, a dueling pianos sow can be a whole bunch of mirror balls and fog machines. But it is not necessary. A true dueling piano show has two pianos, two mics and an audience.
The best performers play an audience as well as they can play a piano. That’s what we do at All American Dueling Pianos. We play an audience by connecting in an authentic fashion. No fancy gimmicks. Straight ahead music and comedy specifically designed for your group. Try it ..
You will be certain by the end of the night then too … you will laughing out loud and dancing up a storm … All completely spontaneously.
So if you want to get completely spontaneous all over again at your next event …
Call us at 773-527-7417
Chicago Dueling Pianos at Navy Pier must mean …
The warm weather is here?
It’s the first warm day of spring here in Chicago. I think we may be close to 70º. I took my walk outdoors today instead of on the treadmill like I usually do. I saw the robins out in earnest. The smell of BBQ was prevalent throughout the entire neighborhood. A sure sign that Chicagoans are ready for the warm weather to appear and the snow blowers and salt to disappear.
Chicago Dueling Pianos Show
We are down at Navy Pier tonight for a dueling pianos show at a corporate event. Entertaining in front of several thousand people. We’ve got the traditional dueling pianos fun; sing along, dance along, laugh along live music entertainment. Yet tonight we have added a new wrinkle. We’ve added a drummer to the festivities.
That’s one of the reasons why Chicago Dueling Pianos are one of the most versatile party ideas.
We can take your requests so that you get to decide which music you want to hear. But we can add a full band, or just a drummer like we’re doing tonight. We can add a featured vocalist. It just gives the extra added dimension to our regular piano music entertainment for events. chicago dueling pianos
So after we do load in and sound check, I think I’m going to go for an additional walk down around Navy Pier and enjoy this beautiful weather. You never know how long it is going to last. Because you know what they say, If you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait 5 minutes. It’ll change.
Call us for your live music entertainment at your next corporate event, charity events or backyard BBQ. We love BBQ! HeckFire … we’ll c’mon by before it hits 80º. We’re not picky. Live music and comedy goes with every kind of weather. So does Chicago Dueling Pianos for that matter …
What can we say? We’re Chicagoans! Give us a call. 773-527-7414
We can GUARANTEE … You Will Look Good B’cuz We Sound Good!
Holiday Music Entertainment That Doesn’t Make You Sick!
If you think piano music for company parties is nauseating, then you haven’t heard me play piano. Entertainment for events is always entertaining when you have Dan Gloglee behind the piano singing and cracking jokes. Holiday party entertainment now
You know … I ain’t no Einstein … but …
As with every Full Moon this one has it’s share of really cool moments. There were a group of folks from Serbia who came in where I was performing as a singing piano player entertainer. They were part of a travel agency junket. You know, where the tourism bureau invites a bunch travel agents from another country so they can pitch packages for their customers to come to Chicago.
They were from halfway around the world; a part of the world I have precious little knowledge of – and I’m thinking, “What can I play for them that they like and I know?”
So do you know what they ask for? Today’s Country music hits. That’s right. They want Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean and Eric Church and Taylor Swift. Amazing, isn’t it?
We have become a very small world. The barriers and traditional boundaries are evaporating. They don’t exist anymore. Whether it is the fault of the internet or YouTube or satellite TV/radio or video on demand that has broken down the barriers … or … it’s just the fact that we are all one human race. The results are in:
There is no more us and them. There is no mystery about the guy across the pond or the people who live north of here or in that county. We are all the same – with the same desires and dreams. It’s all one group. And the people that realize this are the ones who get to accept, receive and observe the good things in life.
When we think of ourselves as “Citizens of the Universe” we think of ourselves as part of the whole. Sure we have our likes and dislikes. But when we have our minds open we find we are all amazingly similar. That makes things super easy when you look at it like that, don’t you think?.
I think Einstein said it best, “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest … Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Your piano player can make that start to happen. Call now. +1 773-527-7417