Another beautiful frosty day in November here in Chicago. We had another successful corporate event last night. It was a dueling pianos show in Peoria IL courtesy of Central Illinois Dueling Pianos. Thank you very much Andrew
We entertained a whole bunch of government officials. Some newly elected. Some newly un-elected. And of course all of their staff. We had a lot of laughs.
I love that part of our job as a musician, as an entertainer for an event.
When Was The Last Time You Had A Good Laugh?
Getting people to laugh. Sometimes we’re just improvising. Sometimes they’re routines that we have been doing for years. But the thing about dueling pianos is we are always going to have something different.
It’s because of the audience. Every audience, tho similar, is different. Different requests. Different celebrations. Just different.
But we know you’re going to have fun. We know we’re going to get you to where you want to go. You want to have fun and you need to laugh. We just have to organize the deck chairs, if you will. Alphabetize the chaos.
We had that rolling laughter last night. That interactive banter that keys off of people in the audience and their responses. A quality dueling piano show allows for that to happen. It’s so flexible.
I feel like the laughter is the key. I have always been looking for that laugh. As long as I can remember. Its a key component of what I do. Getting people to laugh.
One of the ways to do it is to be able to laugh at myself. That right there is probably the top way to get others’ to join me in laughter. I don’t take this whole music and comedy thing too seriously. I know, comedy is a serious business and all. But I just don’t take myself too seriously.
I hope you don’t either. And don’t take it too personally either. We’re all human. We’re all really kind of the same – for the most part. We all do and think the same stupid stuff. So it’s okay to laugh at yourself sometimes. It lightens the load we have to carry.
I think I read something somewhere about how laughter releases a chemical into our systems that keeps us young. I hope that’s true. Because there are times when I absolutely crave hearing laughter and having a good laugh – at myself most of all.
I hope you have a great Holiday season. We are busy busy busy again. Yet there are still a few dates open. I’d love to help you laugh some night too. Call me and we’ll see what we can do.
We played a Dueling Pianos Wedding Reception this last weekend. Great couple. They got married after meeting online. This seems to be a new trend and understandably so. Our 2nd son met his girlfriend online. They’re a wonderful couple.
So were this week’s bride and groom. Jenn and Brandon had a relaxed and memorable night with their family and friends.
As a leader of wedding music bands, I find it essential to be able to provide a wide variety of songs for your guests. We almost always have folks of multiple ages; Grandparents on down to toddlers and newborns to everyone in between.
Plus, we’ve got to get the first dance requests and the dedications all squared away. Sometimes the couple wants traditional songs; sometimes they need obscure hits from long ago. We can play them with the band or with a solo piano player. Other times we just play the recording on our DJ rig.
This week’s wedding couple were totally chill. Jenn told me, “I want 3 things at my wedding. Good food, good drinks and good music.” Well, we took care of one those for her.
She told me she and Brandon could not agree on a song selection for their First Dance. They had eclectic tastes in music and yet they couldn’t agree on anything they found. Then one night they were sitting on the couch watching videos and this song came on.
It definitely got lots of laughs from their friends and the song set the tone for the rest of the wedding reception entertainment.
Thank you for including us in a most intimate family affair. It is an honor to be able to perform music for a living. It is an even bigger honor being selected to play music for you on such a special and memorable evening.
Jamaican Themed Wedding with Dueling Pianos in Iowa thanks to Ted Oliver Productions
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Entertainment for Events – Dueling Pianos in Iowa for your Charity Fund Raiser
Corporate Event Venue
We’ve got an exceleent package coming up this weekend out in Bee-You-Tee-Full Denison IA. We will be at the Boulders Conference Center. If you’re looking for a scenic, rural location for your next corporate event this is the place. Located east of Omaha, we will be performing a fund raiser for Majestic Hills Country Club on 2/4/2012.
What we usually do for special events entertainment is we can GUARANTEE all your friends and ALL your guests will be interacting with music, dance and laughter.
It’s part of our fundraising event package. Dueling Pianos is a versatile and exciting form of entertainment available to make you look good at your next corporate event. We raise funds easily because we get everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed through music and laughter. Charity fundraising entertainment is our specialty. We travel all over the USA performing dueling pianos. Iowa is our next stop.
So if you’re looking for a great venue for your next fund raiser, entertainment is part and parcel to the overall success of your event.
Iowa Dueling Pianos for your fundraiser entertainment, for your church or school or charity event. Give us a call at 773-527-7417 to book quality music and comedy right now.