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Posted on 12/18/2015
Posted on 12/15/2015
Eighteen Shows In One Weekend
Fun Pianos is proud to say that all of the eighteen dueling pianos shows from last weekend (Dec. 11 and 12) went very well. The Nebraska crowds were delighted with the six shows in Nebraska: Broken Bow, Grand Island, Omaha, Scotts Bluff, Humphrey and Lincoln. There were four shows Deep in the heart of Texas: The Woodlands, San Angelo, Houston and Monahans. To the North in the Dakotas there were shows in Sioux Falls, Jamestown, Fargo and Cedar Rapids. One show was in Rosholt Wisconsin, one was in Oskaloosa Iowa, and there were two in sunny Scottsdale Arizona.
Posted on 12/15/2015
Playing musical chairs….. Literally.
Assigning players isn’t done randomly. In fact, when you book a show, most of the time the player closest to you is the one assigned to your event…. but that isn’t ALWAYS the case. Here at Fun Pianos, we are often asked how we decide which dueling piano players will be assigned to do each show. Although we have offices in Omaha Nebraska, Phoenix Arizona and Tampa, Florida, we have players from all over the United States who will go anywhere to do shows. It is well known that Sam is from Detroit but has been living in Seward Nebraska for some time now. Jefrey currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, Steven lives in Los Angeles, California, and some players from Michigan as well as other states. Although Tyler is originally from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, he lives in Tampa, Florida now along with Chris and their piano playing neighbor Keith has a place in Orlando. Katy is a Chicago girl, Steve lives in Houston, Texas and Gary just moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. With all of these players all over the place, it would seem that it would be difficult to do a show in a place like Manhattan, Kansas or Fargo, North Dakota – but Fun Pianos will go anywhere! We have been known to do shows in places as small as Grafton, NE (pop. 122) and as far away as Portland, Maine San Diego, California, Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington. So the players who get assigned to do these shows are often chosen by their proximity to another event. If we were to do a show in Denver, Colorado – we might have a team of players come from Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Iowa, or even North Dakota or South Dakota (if that is where a previous show was). For instance, if a team were to find themselves in Des Moines, Iowa on one night, they could easily do a show in Ottumwa, Iowa the next night and then bring dueling pianos to Minneapolis, St. Paul or Milwaukee on the following night. So Fun Pianos takes a lot into consideration when choosing which piano players are going to do which shows. If you are considering having Dueling Pianos at your next event feel free to contact us at any time.
Posted on 09/16/2015
We have FUN…. and it is obvious from this great review we received from Sioux City, IA!
Hello!Sorry I was out of the country on my honeymoon!! I thought the show was AMAZING!! It went much better than I had anticipated and was more than I had hoped for! My dad had been telling me he was not going to stay through the reception and he was dancing until midnight!! The guys were able to keep my grandmother as well as all of my young nieces and nephews involved throughout the piano show. I was told by many of my guests that this was one of the most fun receptions they had ever been to and the guests from the reception in the room next to ours kept stopping by my reception because the “music was better” and their DJ was “boring”! Thank You, Thank you, Thank you!! My husband, myself, our families and our guests had an absolutely amazing night!Thanks so much,Laurel Walsh
Posted on 09/09/2015
“Big Fun” is perfect for your big crowd!
Typically, performing for audiences of over 500 is not on the resume of a Dueling Pianos company. Well, Fun Pianos! is not your typical Dueling Pianos company.
Just this last weekend we were thrilled to participate in the Main Street Concert in Rapid City SD. Our roster contains teams of players whose chemistry and comedy are the perfect recipe for a larger show. Participation from the audience, even in a much larger arena than most shows, is the necessary ingredient to ensure a successful and memorable night. Our team knows how to involve everyone in attendance and get people of all ages clapping, singing and dancing right along with them. We are looking forward to taking our larger show “Big Fun” to stages all over the country, from Florida, across the Midwest to Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas…Texas and beyond!
We have a long resume full of happy clients who are more than happy to share their experiences with you. We encourage all of our potential bookings to check out our website and read and listen for themselves. We have an entire page dedicated to testimonials from our previous shows.
Click here to go to www.FunPianos.com/reviews
Posted on 09/03/2015
Dueling for a Few Laughs in Rapid City SD!
The show is called “Dueling Pianos,” but you won’t see these pianists competing for audience attention.
“It’s a bit of a misnomer,” said Sam Ferguson, owner and lead player of 176 Keys Fun Pianos. “It’s more about interaction with and response from the audience.”
Ferguson, Jefrey Taylor and Steven Ramirez will take their interactive song and comedy show to Rapid City at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The three will each bring their own specialty as performers to Rapid City, something Ferguson says is perfectly suited to keeping the show lively.
“Jefrey’s the perfect guy for a rock ‘n’ roll song, and a great singer,” Ferguson said. “My strength is humor, bringing comedy to the show. Steven’s a little bit of both. Plus he’s the youngest on staff, so he’s perfect for newer songs while Jeffrey and I cover older material.”
Ferguson said that the show usually has two performers on stage at a time, with the two working together as a musical-comedy team.
“It’s kind of an Abbott and Costello dynamic,” Ferguson said. “Neither performer is the sidekick, they’re equally important.”
Ferguson said that each member was adept at switching to whatever the moment called for, however.
“I am for anything that works in the moment,” Ferguson said. “My favorite way to entertain is making people laugh, but if the crowd wants to sing more than laugh, I’m happy to do that.”
Ferguson said that the key is reading the crowd and acting accordingly, playing whatever is going to get the best reaction out of the crowd in the moment.
Megan Whitman, executive director of Main Street Square, said that this is the second time they’ve invited this particular Dueling Pianos group, with Main Street Square previously hosting other groups with similar shows. Whitman said that it’s a perfect show for the whole family.
“We see a variety of ages of people coming downtown for this show, from young families to older adults,” Whitman said. “It’s a great chance to create memories for families in particular.”
Whitman said that it’s a great variety show, mixing comedy with Elton John or Billy Joel classics and contemporary hits.
“They also take special requests,” Whitman said. “If there’s a song you want to hear, they’ll probably be able to perform it.”
Ferguson said that they keep up with the biggest hits, as they change from month to month.
“Last year, ‘All About That Bass’ was our biggest song for a while, and then two months later it wasn’t,” Ferguson said. “Whereas something like ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ is never our most popular song in the set, but they’re consistently in the top 10 because people know them and don’t get tired of them.”
Ferguson said that he looked forward to interacting with the audience and getting them to be a part of the show.
“If we’re just on stage, there’s an imaginary wall between us and the audience,” Ferguson said. “We want to break through that wall, become more tangible and get a more personal connection.”
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Posted on 09/02/2015
We pump the crowd UP!
Tailgate parties are perfect events for Fun Pianos! to entertain you.
Fun Pianos! has enjoyed spreading Husker Spirit throughout the country at many official Husker Huddle events around the country for 3 years (sponsored by the Alumni Association). These events are tailgate parties at Husker road games. With the help of the NU Spirit Squad and the Husker marching band, everyone has a great time and gets pumped up for the Husker game ahead. This year, we will be at the Miami Hurricanes game on 9/19, and at the Minnesota Gophers game on 10/17. Check out our Upcoming Events page on Face Book and get your tickets to the next Husker Huddle!
We don’t just do tailgate parties for Nebraska though… our teams are from all over the country and can get YOUR crowd of fans laughing and cheering all the way up to the game. We are happy to celebrate with you and support your team… whether you are in Iowa, South or North Dakota, or anywhere else across the United States. Give us a call or shoot us an email and let’s get the tailgate party started!
Posted on 08/28/2015
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Posted on 08/25/2015
Holiday party planning is in full swing!
Hope you are ready for the BEST and most FUN Party that you have seen Fun Pianos Dueling Pianos play… EVER! We are taking over for your Holiday Party planning. Leave all the stress and worry to us… all you have to do is bring some people, laugh and sing along. We take the frustration and work out of planning your “work” Holiday Party!
We play all over, but here are some of our shows in Nebraska this winter season:
Lincoln NE (Special thanks to our Fun Sponsor: Crystal Sauna)
Broken Bow NE
Scottsbluff NE (Special thanks to our Fun Sponsor: Crystal Sauna)
Grand Island NE
South Sioux City NE
Seward NE (Special thanks to our Fun Sponsor: Kirby Roth Insurance)
Get your tickets and find out more info at www.FunPianos.com/Tickets
Posted on 05/01/2015
It is never too early to get your 2015 Holiday party booked. Check out what Wichita KS had to say about their holiday party…
We love to throw Holiday Parties and it is never too early to get yours booked! Dueling pianos is the best entertainment available for any company or corporate event… especially a party! Get a hold of us now to get your event booked.
Posted on 02/11/2015
What better place to spend Valentine’s Day, but in Valentine NE?! We’ll be there… you should too!
We have 3 public shows this weekend… including our show in Valentine NE. We will also be in Cascade IA, and Gering NE doing fundraisers for some great programs. We would love to see you there! Come out and watch the most FUN interactive dueling pianos show, you won’t be disappointed!
Posted on 02/02/2015
Our Dueling Pianos Party was a HUGE success in Seward NE! We want to bring it to you too!
You love dueling pianos… and you love to party and have a great time… but bringing a dueling pianos show to your event was just too expensive and in the end, just not an option.
We have discovered a way for everyone to be able to bring our show to their event. If you are interested in finding out more about how…email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited to move in this direction and can’t wait to see all of you in the future!
Posted on 01/12/2015
Another successful weekend of FUN shows in Big Lake MN, York NE, Sioux Center IA, Lincoln NE, Finley ND, Virginia Beach VA, Tampa FL, Ogallala NE, Aberdeen SD, Sleepy Eye MN, and Sioux Falls SD.
We had a FUNtastic time in all the different places we performed last weekend. With 6 teams, we can cover a lot of ground. We would love to add your town to our list of “Played There” locations. Contact us to find out what great deals we have in your area.
Thanks to Big Lake MN, York NE, Sioux Center IA, Lincoln NE, Finley ND, Virginia Beach VA, Tampa FL, Ogallala NE, Aberdeen SD, Sleepy Eye MN, and Sioux Falls SD for helping make our dueling pianos show the most requested travelling piano show in the country! Our fans make our job even more FUN!
Posted on 12/30/2014
York NE and Seward NE Small Businesses: Treat your staff to an amazing night of food, entertainment and FUN!
If you are one of the many small businesses in the Midwest still recovering from the economic slump, you may be thinking that it is impossible for you to host any kind of holiday party this year. We have a solution that will not only provide a holiday party for your staff, but will also thank them for a great year while encouraging them to continue their hard work through the upcoming year.
We provide the venue, the entertainment and the food. You provide the people, along with many other small business owners and managers who will bring their people, and we have a Big Fun Pianos! Party for Your Small Business. It’s that easy. Tickets to the event are affordable, the food is delicious and you get an amazingly FUN show that will provide lasting memories for your entire office.
Holiday parties are important. Not only are they a great way to say thanks for a job well done, but they have the added benefit of being a great way to team build. Our Big Fun Pianos! Party is designed to get everyone involved. The hilarious dueling pianos show is completely request driven, so you determine what we play. Our players have one goal, to do whatever it takes to make the night the MOST FUN you have had. In order for that to happen, they will have you laughing, dancing and singing along. We have provided the perfect atmosphere for your staff to set work aside and just for a few hours, let loose and have FUN! You may be surprised at the team building that naturally occurs when your staff can eat, drink and have fun together. According to Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com, “If there’s an element of friendship in the workplace, work doesn’t seem so much like work. Holiday parties are a great place to start building those relationships.”
If you are in or near York, NE… We will be at Chances R Restaurant on 1/9/2015.
Get your tickets HERE for York.
If you are in or near Seward, NE… We will be at the Lied Senior Center on 1/23/2015.
Get your tickets HERE for Seward.
Posted on 12/30/2014
We are ready to start off 2015 with a Big Fun Pianos Party for Your Small Business, in York NE!
We have less than 2 weeks to go until we take over the Chances R Restaurant for a night overflowing with FUN!
Bring your staff and treat them to a delicious dinner and a FUNtastic show. We can’t think of a better way to let your employees know how much you appreciate them. Laughter and fun will continue to resonate throughout the rest of the year when your staff remembers the great time they had at the show.
Make sure you and your staff are at the BEST dueling pianos show in the country, on January 9th, 2015 in York NE! Get your tickets now:
Posted on 12/19/2014
We are almost sold out for our Big Fun Pianos Party in York NE on 1/9/15!
The show is only 3 weeks away! We have less than 40 tickets left for you to see the nation’s outstanding dueling pianos show at “Chances R” in York NE. Don’t wait any longer! Get your tickets HERE
Posted on 12/13/2014
Looking for great gift ideas? How about a dueling pianos show?
Tickets make great holiday presents, and you get to relive it when you go to the event! Thank your employees, take your of-age family for a night of Fun Pianos!
The York & Seward shows include dinner, and the Ansley show is dirt cheap.
The York & Seward shows include dinner, and the Ansley show is dirt cheap.
Posted on 12/10/2014
As the year is winding down, we are gearing up for a FUN packed holiday!
We are taking our dueling pianos show to the fine folks in Flagstaff AZ, Coralville IA, Davenport IA, Wichita KS, College Station TX, Fargo ND, Scottsdale AZ, Roseau MN, Hastings NE, Tyler TX, Irving TX and Omaha NE…. Whew! That’s a lot! If you missed out on booking us for this year, it’s never too early to book for next year! We would love to help make your event, wedding or party the most FUN your guests have ever had. Make sure to check out what people are saying about our show here! What People Are Saying
Posted on 12/09/2014
We have the most AMAZING, FUN, AWESOME, ENERGETIC, FANTASTIC dueling pianos show!
Our clients are so happy with our dueling pianos show that they just couldn’t keep it to themselves.
Posted on 12/08/2014
Holiday parties are in full swing! Sioux Falls SD, Orlando FL, Dallas TX and Des Moines IA… just to name a few!
We had a FUNtastic time last week getting to help so many towns and companies celebrate the holidays with our FUN PIANOS dueling pianos show. This season is a wonderful opportunity to give generously of our time, talents and gifts to people that are less fortunate than ourselves. We have also been a part of some amazing fundraisers for communities as well as private fundraisers for individuals dealing with unimaginable circumstances. We feel grateful to be able to be a part of making the holidays FUN and memorable for everyone.