The Musicians

Tony T. & Joe Marchetti:

Anthony “Tony T” DeCarolis and “Wildman Joe” Marchetti, two local musicians who have been entertaining Philadelphians for more than 25 years. Tony began playing piano and guitar at age 8, and later studied music composition and piano at the Philadelphia Musical Academy (now the University of the Arts). Joe also began his music career early, teaching himself the piano, accordion, guitar and harmonica in grade school before pursuing a degree in electronics. The duo played in various original, club and “Top 40” bands before joining forces as a dueling piano act in 1991. Since then, they have played thousands of gigs at clubs throughout the mid-Atlantic area. They also perform for private parties and special events, and are a regular act at the Bethlehem Musikfest. Tony and Joe are known for their expansive song repetoire, musical dexterity and South Philly swagger. After years on the road, they are happy to be back home in Philadelphia, where “people are not afraid to let loose and have fun.”

Joe Snyder

Joe began his musical career as a classical/jazz trombonist, but a major stroke of luck landed him in the front row for an Elton John concert and he was inspired to become a rock and roll piano player. In July of 2000, while living in Orlando, he wondered into “Howl at the Moon” and his love for dueling pianos was born.  Joe finally began his dueling piano career in 2007, working for Howl at the Moon in Baltimore. Since that time he has also played for “Howl at the Moon” in Tampa and Orlando, “Sing Sing Dueling Piano Bar” in Pittsburgh and numerous private engagements. He joined the piano staff at Duel Piano Bar in November of 2009 and is thrilled to be a part of the best live show in Philly.

Stu Shames

Stu’s piano work has taken him to both coasts and throughout the Midwest. As a solo performer, he worked extensively in Philly and Southern California. In San Diego, he wrote two critically acclaimed musicals and was named “People to Watch” in San Diego Magazine. In 2003, he co-founded the Philadelphia Songwriters Project, which became the city’s first ASCAP Showcase. Back in 1995, he joined the Original Dueling Pianos show, partnering up with Wildman Joe and Tony T. Together, they have worked countless venues including Harrah’s Casino, Trump Marina, and 10 years at the annual Bethlehem Musikfest.

Brian Aglira

Brian Aglira studied Guitar and Piano performance at Berklee college of music before going to West Chester University.  After graduating in 2007, he became a full time musician playing, singing, teaching, writing and recording.  He finished his first studio album in 2008 titled Mediocre Joker.  He has played the club and college circuit all over the east coast and prides himself on being an entertainer first and foremost.  From taking on any of your requests, to getting you up dancing and singing or, to making you laugh hysterically, Brian has got you covered.