Scary good time with Fun Pianos dueling pianos in Texas
Happy Halloween from Fun Pianos!
We are going to have a scary good time with the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show in Texas (McAllen) tonight!
Happy Halloween from Fun Pianos!
We are going to have a scary good time with the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show in Texas (McAllen) tonight!
During this summer which was moderately busy, we ran some proposals to sell the open dates in our schedule. At the same time, we cautioned that the winter was going to be the opposite, and to get your winter dates before they were sold out.
I can understand how people thought that was just sales-speak (I might have thought the same thing), but many winter dates are sold out. If you would like to have us with you, check our availability NOW! This goes for next summer, too: we are giving some players time off next summer, so while demand is lower, so is our “stock” of players, making Summer 2017 quite like our winter schedule in terms of limited availability.
Here are some great dates in certain areas that are still available:
Saturday November 12: in and around Illinois & Wisconsin
Friday November 18: Texas & Kentucky
Saturday November 19: Florida
Saturday December 17: Colorado
Friday January 13: Colorado
Saturday January 21: Western Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado
Dueling Pianos provided by Fun Pianos: If it isn’t Fun Pianos, it isn’t FUN!
Do you like dueling pianos? But you fear that it wouldn’t be appropriate for your private event?
Instead of reading our own yammering about how many people love our show, take a look at this video, featuring folks from
Grand Island NE
Hill City SD
Now have a FUN day!
Our second show in South Sioux City in 10 days is on the docket for Friday night, one of our many repeat clients. We’ll also be elsewhere in Nebraska and in Wichita. Dueling pianos performed by Fun Pianos is the sure-fire way to get audiences of many demographics to ALL have a great time SIMULTANEOUSLY, as proven by our thousands of reviews at www.funpianos.com/reviews
Next week, here is where we will take the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show: Wausau WI, Fargo, Illinois. After that, it’s Texas, Wisconsin Dells, Quincy IL, Omaha, North Dakota and Columbus OH. Dueling pianos isn’t enough to describe why we get the reviews and repeats that we do: it’s FUN Pianos, delivered by performers who have 10+ years experience not just playing songs … Anyone can get up and play songs and hope people singalong … we are experts at creating fun and bringing the fun out of people.
What a stretch of FUN we are having throughout the country! In just the past 12 days we have gone to the places to provide interactive fun with our special brand of dueling pianos: St Paul, Defiance Ohio, several shows in Nebraska, Indianapolis, Hollywood, Sioux City, West Bend Wisconsin, Colorado Springs, and a couple shows in Goodland and Great Bend Kansas. Dueling pianos has it’s ups and down through the industry, but to get a professional job you can trust from a company with over a thousand contactable reviews, anyone who hires us knows we are the 100% confident company to provide not just dueling pianos, but FUN to your corporate party, fundraiser, small town event, wedding, etc.
Where will Fun Pianos be this week? Where WON’T Fun Pianos be this week!
Our show is all interactive, comedy, musical dueling pianos. Colorado will see it for the third time in a month tomorrow. Three Thursday shows this week display our increasing knack for filling up our weeknights. West Bend Wisconsin, North Hollywood California and South Sioux City: dueling pianos lovers who especially love the format of show that Fun Pianos brings.
It doesn’t stop there: Friday we have two shows in Nebraska, Saturday they hit Kansas, and Sunday we hit Indianapolis. Dueling Pianos provided with extra fun and funny by Fun Pianos…proven to be a hit all over the country. Don’t take our word for it, see our 1000+ reviews at www.FunPianos.com/reviews
Have a FUN day!
Some weeks are light, some weeks are not. This week is the calm before the storm for Fun Pianos dueling pianos.
Indianapolis awaits us Saturday, as does Minnesota, where we will be in our 5th straight week of bringing the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show to college events…this one a homecoming event. We are proud to say that both clients this weekend have had us at least five times!
Then…busy! Tuesday in Colorado, three shows Thursday 10/6 including the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show in Nebraska (South Sioux City), Wisconsin and Hollywood!. Friday, 2 shows in Nebraska, then Saturday it’s the Fun Pianos dueling pianos show, “Kansas style” with two shows there. The week doesn’t end there as the fun travels to Indianapolis. Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos hits the whole country this week!
What a week of entertainment with Fun Pianos! This week we continued our tradition of several shows for colleges: dueling pianos presented by Fun Pianos and our special interactive-based show means that families stay for the whole show as they did for “family weekend” events recently in Nebraska, New York, Texas, South Dakota just in the past couple weeks.
We also were fortunate to share our Fun Pianos dueling pianos in Iowa, Kansas City and Grand Forks all on a Wednesday night! Thursday we were in Auburn IN and Davenport IA as well.
Somehow we didn’t hit the mountain time zone last week, but we will be bringing the show to Colorado Springs next week. Like much of the country, Dueling pianos in Colorado is now the domain of Fun Pianos!
Have a FUN day!
Different areas of the country have different trends, something we’ve noticed in 14+ years of serving the Fun Pianos! by 176 Keys Dueling Pianos show throughout the entire country.
One things that is consistent everywhere, from Phoenix to Nebraska to Illinois, Florida and everywhere else is that summers are slower than the rest of the year. This is not to say we have nothing to do: weddings, county fairs, and other community events happen every week. But while folks in Phoenix want to get out of the sweltering heat, People in Iowa and Minnesota want to hit the water, North Dakota friends want to get together while they have a few weeks of sun…the events we play in the summer are generally the community and family minded events of weddings and festivals.
This weekend, we’re spreading our roster to Tucson, Chadron Nebraska, Beatrice Nebraska, Sedalia Missouri, and Reinbeck Iowa. After more shows in Canton Illinois and Rough Kentucky next week, we have a very busy week, with shows every day but Wednesday in Cincinnati, Rapid City, Kearney, Bloomington Indiana, Okoboji Iowa, west Texas, Madison Wisconsin and Woodland Hills (north of Los Angeles and Hollywood). With a small break when we have just one holiday weekend show (a wedding party in Plymouth Nebraska, outside of Lincoln), we’re back at it the next week, hitting Colorado, Kansas, Williston North Dakota and Omaha.
Summer is coming to close, and the “real new year” is about to begin: School, Fall, Football…and Fun Pianos!
What great people in Oskaloosa IA! We played this event on short notice after a double-quirk of scheduling, and I was incredibly impressed at how much this town cares about…it’s town. This community works together as well as any small town we’ve comes across.
It’s our third time to Oskaloosa doing our Fun Pianos! traveling dueling pianos show, but our first public event. Our previous shows were each on days of temperatures below zero degrees. This night: 95!
The community pulled up chairs in the town square, then stood up and had fun for 2 hours with the show..it was a very gratifying evening.
Thank you for having Fun Pianos!, Oskaloosa!
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.
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.
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
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
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.”
Contact Max B. O’Connell at 394-8427 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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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
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.