Dueling Pianos traditionally rely on song requests, comedy songs and crowd participation to generate the show. Tips are generally included with the song requests and that helps create the ebb and flow of audience participation and engagement. Before you know it everyone is singing along to Sweet Caroline, clapping, requesting their favorite songs, and calling their friends to the stage!
While this is a method that works splendidly, it may not work for everybody. Mikey can absolutely create the same fun filled environment without relying on traditional concepts such as song requests or call downs. And sometimes people just wanna dance. Remember, the audience is the show, but maybe requesting songs isn’t your thing; we can just rock out, that’s fine too!
If you’re planning an event and would like to include Dueling Pianos as an entertainment option, here are some things to consider:
What type of entertainment/show would you like us to present?
There are several options to explore, like:
Highly engaging/interactive with your guests, encouraging song requests
Moderately engaging with a focus on playing songs, less focus on interacion
Background Music, no focus on engaging the audience
Or Mikey’s personal favorite:
TAKE AN ORGANIC APPROACH!!!
This means reading the audience and reacting accordingly, sometimes combining the above options into one memorable event!
Full band, half band or no band?
Dueling Pianos can consist of anything from two to four players including two pianos, sound and light equipment, drums and bass.Mikey can help you figure out what fits you best and tailor the show perfectly!
Mikey is available for local (Arizona) and out of market shows! Consider the when and where of your event and then consider retaining the entertainers early in the planning process to avoid scheduling snafus.
Speaking of songs…
Below is a sample list of commonly requested songs to consider!
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