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You’re thinking about what to do this year for New Years Eve 2019? Chicago has a whole entire host of things to do. Anyone of these ideas will do just fine — depending on your thirst for action and fun. For example …
- Navy Pier Fireworks
- Hotel parties
- Special venues
- Dance Clubs
If you want to hassle with the crowds and the parking, the choices are endless here in Chicago. We can easily list a wide variety of possibilities.
Or we can offer an exciting and energetic alternative to big crowds and all you can eat buffets.
Try a private party at your home or at your venue. Sing along fun. Dancing all night. Laughs and great memories.
Exceptional Sing-Along Piano Music Show!
Your guests will certainly recognize the songs, but the piano/comedy formula will make every note and lyric seem like the first time.
People always ask us, “How do you do that?”
The answer is both annoying and true-to-the-bone: It’s Magic.
The alchemy that happens when a group gathers, puts down their collective smartphone and surrenders to their human need for connection, laughter, movement, and music.
Of course, there is the rarely-seen skill of a talented musician actually playing their instrument – live and unprocessed. Who does that anymore?!
No backing tracks. No drum machines. No auto-tune. You and your guests feel the difference – and that love comes back to you.
Decision made. Make a call. Leave the rest to us. And Happy New Year 2019!
New Years Eve 2019 Chicago Style! Make it real. Make it yours. Make it the best one ever.
When you build your own Piano Bar, There’s no need to let me leave. We partied until close to 3 AM.
When you Absolutely, Positively Must Have Fun! Exceptional Sing-Along with a Piano Music Show that Guarantees You Will Look Good B’cuz We Sound Good!
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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!
Wondering what you’re going to do this year to save the company Christmas party from being boring, stupid and lame?
Get the Live Music entertainment that is Energizing, Exhilarating and Exceptional —
Sing-Along Piano Music Show at your company parties.
Dan plays the music everyone knows the words to, keeps people engaged with interactive comedy and songs written especially for your company. A lively evening of good music, lots of laughs and memories that will live on for months and months to come.
Building Better Business Relationships — One Song At A Time.
Improve employee production with laughter and music that will carry you home through the final months of the year.
this is NOT some lame ass Karaoke Show. Nope. This is the kind of sing-along where everyone joins in … and even those who don’t join in will find themselves smiling at those who do. The endorphins will kick in, the smiles will last for miles and music will ring on forever. .
If you’re looking for party ideas for your small company, look no further.
You’re not going to want to wait. There are only so many dates available in the Holiday party season. Don’t settle for 2nd best.
No backing tracks. No drum machines. No auto-tune.
You and your attendees feel the difference – and that love comes back to you.
With Dan the Pianoman at the helm of The Exceptional Sing-Along Piano Show you get a fully customized show for each event:
- Custom lyrics to well-known songs to celebrate or roast a guest of honor
- Audience requests – Just try stumping this piano entertainer.
- Custom jokes that will leave the guests wondering if Dan is an insider who works with you
Make the call now. 773-527-7417 Amber will get back to you right away. Do it now and you’ll be all set.
Have you thought of the best company party entertainment ideas you possibly can? Have you made all your final plans for the Holiday Season? I doubt it. Nobody but the most advanced planners would. Which is why it’s important to ask.
Your next company event (after Halloween) may be the biggest company party you host this year. That’s why it’s important to get it right this year.
Were last year’s company parties the best you’ve ever been to? Or did you get some cheap band … or a crummy DJ that plays all the same songs?
This year will be when you give Dan the Pianoman a call. Exceptional Sing-Along Piano Music.
Great live music and comedy. Sing along to the songs everyone knows the words to and even the ones you don’t know.
Feel Good. Laugh Loudly. Sing Louder.
It’s all possible with one phone call. 773-527-7417. Talk to Amber and see if your date is available. There are only a few weekends available in this upcoming holiday party season. Better get yours fast.
Or you might be stuck with the same old boring DJ you had last year.
“We had the best time with Dan the Pianoman. He got us all up around the piano singing and dancing. I don’t think we sat down all night.”
Company events with live music is going to provide way more long-lasting memories than with a just a DJ. So, give us a call. Great piano music – holiday party entertainment everyone will enjoy. Great live music and comedy.
So think about it for next year. Or better yet, just do it this year. Get your people together for a memorably fun night of live music and comedy. Piano music with style. Chicago Piano player Dan Gillogly travels all over the place to bring more fun than is legally allowed by law.
Not only will you be glad you called this year, everyone in your office will be thanking you for too. Call now before the choice dates are gone.
Sing Laugh. Dance. Great memories One Song At A Time.
You Call It Piano Music Entertainment
Your Soul Calls It Thirst Quencher
It was one of those gigs where I was so happy I took piano lessons as a kid, I had stuck with it as an adult and, most importantly, remained a professional so that I could witness what I am about to tell you.
No one thinks they really need live music. Most importantly the ‘Bean Counters’ who sit around in their office and don’t realize that music truly is the universal language that we all understand.
That’s okay. We all have a job to do.
My job today is to let you know how important
live music and comedy can be for your soul.
It’s like Gatorade after a 60-minute workout. It’s like scratching an itch in a hard to reach place. It’s like a hug and a kiss from a loved one who has returned from a long trip.
Here’s the story …
This guy was your typical office worker who didn’t have anything else going on his life except to be an office worker. He was kinda grumpy. He had no sense of humor. He had no friends. So he was the guy that made everyone feel a little uncomfortable.
He wore the weird shirt that didn’t appear to coordinate with his tie – or anything else that he wore for that matter. And his hair was always a little bit messy. He didn’t talk much because, well, he liked to be quiet.
Let’s call him ‘Ralph’.
What nobody knew about ‘Ralph’ was he had watched his Mom die of cancer when he was 10 back in 1969. As you can imagine it was horrible.
She was a single Mom. He was an only child. They were not members of a church so there was no support network of any kind. After she died he went to live with an aunt he had never met, in a state he had never been to, with an ‘uncle’ who wasn’t married to his aunt. They had no other kids either. His aunt was nice enough and all. But let’s just say ‘nurturing’ was not a concept she knew much about.
School was also a little rough for Ralph in this small rural town of about 4000 people. They were nice and everything. But having come from a large city school, he felt lost and way behind the other kids.
He wasn’t very coordinated or even remotely interested in sports. He just didn’t get the importance of all that running around and throwing balls and stuff. No one had ever shown him how and he didn’t have any allegiance to one team or another. So, seriously. Like, what’s the point?
The thing about his new school tho was they had a choir as part of their curriculum. He had no idea how it would change his life.
Choir allowed Ralph to be around other people – especially girls. It allowed him to comfortably shift into his changing voice as puberty set in. It allowed him to express his emotions which ran so deep and so pensive at such a vulnerable and tenuous time of his life.
He stayed with choir all through middle school and high school. He didn’t excel at singing. He was never a featured soloist or anything. He just really enjoyed it for reasons that a growing young man could simply not explain.
But that’s where it ended. College was not in the picture for Ralph. He went to work and learned finance. He was actually pretty good at analysis. He eventually learned the accounting business with a small local firm that had hired him right out of high school.
In 89 that small local firm was bought out by a much larger one which then grew into a multi-billion dollar corporation through the 90s. He was a good and consistent employee. He was promoted regularly but never to management. He got transferred back to his hometown city in 98 where he just slipped easily into the anonymity of the hustle and bustle. He lives there to this day.
He never married. He never joined a church or a community choir.
He doesn’t do much of anything in the way of outside activities. He likes going to the movies. But he feels too shy to search for anything. No one ever gave him permission.
Until one night in February, his company event consisted of a large Holiday Party featuring piano music entertainment.
‘Ralph’ was sitting alone, kind of in the background. I don’t think he was eating much off the buffet. I didn’t notice his beverage of choice. But I did notice he was alone.
When I perform I never call anyone out. I never embarrass anyone. What I use is a technique I call “A Saucer of Milk”. It’s like when you want to call a cat over. You don’t yell or command. You just lay out a saucer of milk. If you want what we have to offer, (and your soul knows you do), then you’ll be over in time.
This story is getting a little long. So I am going to finish this tomorrow. Check it out here …
In the meantime, thanks for listening and let me know when you want to have great live music and comedy in the form of piano music entertainment and interactive, sing-along fun that brings people together and creates lifelong memories for everyone in attendance.