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Holiday Party Stress?
No need to worry … yet.
But there are only so many days in the Holiday party schedule. If you don’t act now to get your party entertainment squared away, you may regret it for a long time to come. Way past this year.
Send us a quick note with your date and your location. Everything will be okay … as long as I have the date open. Too many years go by when I get a call for a date I am already booked for. So give me a shout now.
ANOTHER PLANNING TIP: Many people are making Holiday party plans for after the 1st of the year.
You’ll get better rates on venues, caterers and .. of course … entertainers.
Give me a call right now before you forget and get distracted. 773-527-7417 Let’s get you all booked so it’s one more thing you can cross off of your Holiday party planning list. Ho! Ho! Ho!
So I have finally found one of the most perfect party ideas AND it will cure your next President’s Day.
Throw a party. Yes. That would be throw a party during Presidents Day and bring in a piano player and a award winning chef and see where that would lead.
I have many items on my bucket list. I frequently get new party ideas along with all my new song ideas and lyric ideas. But I don’t think I ever came up with throwing an afternoon party on Presidents Day.
Well it happened for me yesterday. And what a success! Not a lot of people. Only about 10, maybe 12 folks. A few of their kids showed up. We ate great food, we sang some great songs, we sat down with friends and made great memories. You can too.
Plus, and here’s the good part, you don’t have to wait until next year’s Presidents Day. Start thinking about your outdoor BBQs and your graduation party ideas and your anniversary party ideas. We can make this another fantastic event filled and life long lasting memory creating event that will last a lifetime.
Call me to see what kind of ideas I can come up with for you and your memory tank.
As a piano music maker in the piano bars around Chicago
I get the opportunity to meet and greet some of the finest of citizens.
It is my pleasure to introduce to one such group of fine patrons from the late night gig last week. Just a warning Poison Squirrels, I mean, Boys and Girls, alcohol was involved in this particular encounter.
This is just one cute little tale I’d love to pull on your coat tails about, Gather ’round kids . . .
I took a break and walked around the room to talk with people at the club and see what they wanted to hear for the next set.
One highly energetic and slightly giddy trio of young women had a request of sorts.
The first one said, “Let’s find you some good songs to play. Do you play any Shania Twain?”
“No. I haven’t played any of her songs in years.”
The next wanted to know, “Do you do any Taylor Swift?”
“Do I look like I know any Taylor Swift?”
So the next one says, “How about some N’Sync?”
I said, “I thought you wanted to hear something good.”
They finally laughed. In fact, it was as if someone flipped a switch because then the first one said, “Well I just thought you could spice things up. What Lionel Richie do you know that will really rock the house?”
I smiled and told them, “Ummmmm … how ’bout none?” They got the joke.
I quickly changed the subject by getting someone to take our picture. I love my job!
The best part is I get to play to all kinds of people. When folks have an idea about what they think is going to be a good song, I can usually play it. But as a professional, I know which songs are going to work. Stress the word ‘KNOW’. I’ve been doing this awhile now. I’ve got a repertoire that expands decades. Anything you want to hear will fit. However, as a profession piano music maker, I can tell you, without a doubt, that Lionel Richie will never get the room rocking. Sorry my dear. Thanks for playing along though. We sure appricate the thoughts and condolences.
… Glad to hear it. Most people wait until the last minute and then they can’t find quality professional entertainment for their company office party. It makes it extra hard to come up with quality holiday entertainment ideas under the pressure of the calendar deadline.
It’s simple really. Most of the best entertainment agencies have their bookings solid by the time the leaves start to change their colors. But that’s because they have a limited number of options available for you to choose from. Not here. We don’t want you to be left out in the cold. We have a versatile entertainment company to assist you.
If you’re looking for corporate Team Building activities you can include in your company Christmas party, try a dueling pianos show.
We also have live music in the form of world class bands, jazz trios and hoola hoops.
Okay NOT hoola hoops. But when it comes to great party ideas, of course we’re going to recommend live music and comedy. It’s what we do best and it’s what we’ve been doing for well over 30 years now.
But if you’re in charge of organizing your company Christmas party for all the other Cubers, then think about a couple of these ideas.
Gingerbread Decorating Station. Everyone gets to decorate their own cookies. even take some home to the wee ones. Or better yet, build a bunch of fruit baskets that you can hand out to your friends as gifts.
Yes we know that when you call us with your date and you’re looking for holiday party planning ideas, we can deliver. It’s not an easy task being in charge of coming up with holiday party ideas for a small office — or a large one for that matter.
Give us a call right now. Let us know how we can help.
You’ll be amazed out how simple this can be.
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I would like to interrupt your viewing of the latest cat video and call the attention of all the dog lovers out there.
I wonder if this is how you feel? So let me start by saying ….
I cant even begin to tell you how much I love snow and winter. Here it is the first week of January and we finally got our first measurable snow fall of the entire season.
Don’t get me wrong. As a piano player not having to move gear and music equipment through snow banks in freezing cold weather for the entire holiday party season made our lives infinitely easier.
I’m just saying that I know a lot of people love to complain about the cold and the wind and the snow. I’m not one of those people.
Tonight the temperature is expected to dip down below zero with -30 wind chills. Dangerous weather no doubt. But honestly, I have no problem with it. I actually went for a walk tonight.
I got my boots on with warm socks, tied ’em all up tight, dressed in layers, grabbed my warmest pair of mittens, the kind that make your hands sweat, scarf (to keep my singing voice healthy) wrapped tight with no possibility of air getting in through my coat, nice warm hat, a gaiter to go around that and hit the sidewalks at a brisk pace.
I love the sound of crunching snow underneath my feet. I love the sting of the air on my exposed cheeks. I love the feeling of independence I get from being able to be out in this kind of weather.
Maybe this is how dog owners feel. The freedom to get out doors no matter what kind of weather we have.
I also love listening to the weathermen and women go on and on with such consternation about “Oh my God, It’s gonna be so dangerous out tonight!”
Who cares? Dress warm. Enjoy winter. What a beautiful scene the snow makes on the trees.
Get out and enjoy it.
… And while you’re at it go out and catch some cool live music or a piano player in your neighborhood. Haven’t got good piano music and comedy in your neighborhood? Give me a call. I’ll stop by no matter what kind of weather we have. Really!
Okay. Now back to your cat videos.