Dueling Piano Shows
Like rock and roll itself, the “dueling piano sing-a-long” is an American phenomenon. Its origins are found in Depression-era New Orleans, where Pat O’Brien first introduced dueling pianos at his eponymous bar in 1933. The concept spread in the 1950′s as rock and roll found an audience and pianists like Jerry Lee Lewis introduced a brash, fun and exciting style of play. Later, singer/songwriters like Neil Diamond, Elton John and Billy Joel wrote the great melodic songs so popular in dueling piano shows. Today, dueling pianos are as popular as ever, offering a loud, rocking, clap-along, sing-along good time.
You could have fun somewhere else…But why chance it? At Duel, we guarantee fun! Each night, all night, your guests will be entertained by several world-class piano players. This high-spirited, crowd-interactive sing-along is enjoyed by everyone from 21 to 91. Two piano players will tickle the ivories and your funny bone all night long with the best music from the ‘60s to today! They will take any and all requests that the crowd can throw at them, from Beyonce to Beethoven, from James Taylor to Jay-Z, from Billy Joel to Elton John. Got that someone special that needs a little “face time”? Our staff will be glad “roast” them on the stage in front of everybody! Don’t worry; it’s all in good fun!
The show is interactive and audience driven. The “duel” is usually between the audience and not the performers. You bring up your request accompanied by a tip. The songs are played in order of “how much love” (a.k.a. tip) is on the request. A $20 song will be played before a $5 song. If you don’t like what is being played you can “duel” and stop the song for a higher tip. But of course, then the original requestee can up the duel and get the song playing again.