Event planners often have some “go-to” ideas when it comes to hiring a headline act for their big corporate event.
Maybe it’s a magician, or a cover band, or an impersonator.
There’s just one problem with all of those types of acts: they’re not improvisational.
And not only is the[...]
The lights dimmed. The crowd quieted down. And as the spotlight hits me onstage, 700+ people in the audience at Navy Pier waited for me to begin.
The rest, as they say, was history.
Make that excellent history.
Make that decibel-busting laughter, applause, singing and clapping history for [...]
Ten years on the stage at Second City taught me one important lesson: use a warm and personal approach to engage the audience.
If you do that, they’ll have fun and stay engaged.
That’s how I’m able to put people at ease, and receptive to hearing your message.
And best of all, I do it [...]
First, let me ask you what makes for a successful corporate event, product rollout or trade show?
It’s when people in the audience are engaged, enjoying themselves, having fun and participating in the evening’s entertainment!
It’s when people are not fidgeting, checking emails or leaving[...]
Surprisingly, we have something in common.
We both want to make your company’s next big event a huge success – we just go about it in different ways.
You do it by hiring the best talent available, and I do it from the stage, making you look good for hiring me.
That’s a win-win for [...]
BE NICE TO YOURSELF: THE ARTIST'S DATE
The last couple of weeks I have been writing about how I remain creative on demand; whenever I need to be, No matter how close the deadline. These are ideas you can put in place with your team and your staff too …. or I can come and show you and your team [...]
7 Things About Dueling Pianos
You'll Kick Yourself For NOT Knowing
They're Fun! If you didn't know that, you now do. So take a look at how we do that so well....
Everyone Has Fun At Dueling Pianos
Everyone Gets Involved: There's a ton of different ways a good dueling piano team will get [...]
Life On A Cruise Ship For A Musician
I've been having a great time playing the cruise ship dueling pianos show in the Caribbean on NCL. This week we are stopping at Jamaica, Mexico and our present port of The Grand Caymans. The cruise passengers have been great on all the trips.
I was able to [...]
It wasn't supposed to happen like this. It was supposed to be one of those run of the mill gigs where everything was normal. Nothing out of the ordinary. But now, looking back on it, I can see where I was wrong. Completely wrong.
I was young. I was still in my 20s. Just out of college. Making a [...]
Wow! What a great night playing music last night! We were up in Milwaukee Wisconsin playing a dueling pianos show for a rare bar gig. One word is the best way to describe it. Wow!
We had some horn players who were friends of ours from one of the bands who were in town. And they were amazing.