Hello. My name is Brian Burtless. Since you are reading this, you have probably already figured out that I play the piano. To give myself a title would be quite a chore... so, here's the short list: DJ, producer, piano man,, one-man band, keyboard player, and singer/songwriter. If I had to say what I enjoy doing the most, it would be singing. It's my first love, because I started singing not long after learning to speak. My family never needed an alarm clock, because I would wake up them up every morning singing original songs at six a.m. My father's piano playing, was a big inspiration to me when it came to music, but we didn't have a lot of money. My parents could only afford to get my older sister piano lessons, and my father wouldn't teach us--don't ask me why. I was lucky enough to get one lesson from my Uncle on how to play some basic blues, and then I would to wait about three years to get lessons from the organist at my father's church. She had agreed to teach me for free, and to my folks astonishment I quit after only three lessons. I decided to teach myself, because I wanted to learn music that I enjoyed. My parents never had to tell me to practice; in fact, on many occasions they had to pull me away from the piano to come to the dinner table.
Over the years I have played in many bands as a keyboard player. I have played countless venues, and always loved the comradery of being in a band, but they rarely let me sing, and getting the band to learn more than 50 or 60 songs to put on our set list was a battle. In 2008 I made the best decision of my life to become a solo act. Now I can sing, and adding new songs is at my discretion. In the last five years, my song list has become extensive, and diverse, and is always growing. I love being able to take requests--in fact it's easier for me when you choose. Playing the keyboard gives me the ability to add guitars, bass, drums, strings, horns, and piano to my sound, so if you have a picture of a guy sitting there just playing a piano and singing--you're right! Just remember that I am also able to reproduce the sound of a full band. I have been hired to play not only a wedding ceremony, but also the cocktail hour, and reception. Oh yes, I also play a lot of private parties!
With all that said, if you have a piano in your home just waiting to be played, I will definitely oblige you--as long as it's tuned. I will always favor playing an acoustic piano over all the bells and whistles of a keyboard.
I have performed at private parties, weddings, anniversaries, stadiums, outdoor concerts, and countless piano bars during my career as an entertainer. Believe it or not, I have even given a private concert for two people for their wedding anniversary. So, whether you prefer piano music, or a full band sound, I will create an awesome musical experience for your event. Most people prefer a show where guests can get involved by singing along or having some sort of song participation--trust me, if you have never seen a piano show where a friend, or group get's roasted on a birthday or celebration, get ready to have a lot of laughter in the room. Getting people involved is my specialty! It's all up to you--it's your event.
There are several music samples on my press kit for you to get a very good reference of what I will sound like live. There are many songs to choose from on my list, but you are not limited to that. I will always take song requests, or learn special music for you at your request. You can also hear what some of my past clients have to say about me in the client feedback section.
I love to travel, so please don't hesitate to consider me for events that are not local.
NOTE: When requesting a bid from me, please include as many details of the event and what services you need. The more details you give me, the better estimate I can give you. If you prefer, you can also just say in your notes: call me, and I will get right back to you.
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
China GroveThe Doobie Bros
It's a long way to the Top if you Wanna Rock n RollAC/DC
Your In My HeartRod Stewart
My WishRascal Flatts
The Dark SideJohn Cafferty
For the First TimeThe Script
Boys of SummerDon Henley
Bad RomanceLady Gaga
Poker FaceLady Gaga
Moves Like JaggerMaroon Five
Time of my life (Dirty Bit)The Black Eyed Peas
I gotta feelingThe Black Eyed Peas
Just the way you areBruno Mars
Count on MeBruno Mars
100 Years to LiveFive For Fighting
A little help from my friendsBeatles
All my LovingBeatles
All Summer LongKid Rock
All the Small ThingsBlink 182
All You Need Is LoveBeatles
American GirlTom Petty
American IdiotGreen Day
American PieDon Mclean
Annies SongJohn Denver
Anyway You want itJourney
Babe I'm LeavinLed Zeppelin
Baby I'm AmazedPaul McCartney
Bad Leroy BrownJim Croce
Bad Moon RisingCCR
Better DaysGoo Goo Dolls
Billie JeanMichael Jackson
Black BalloonGoo Goo Dolls
Blowing in The WindBob Dylan
Boulevard of Broken DreamsGreen Day
Brain DamagePink Floyd
Break EvenThe Script
Bridge over Troubled waterSimon and Garfunkel
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Brown SugarThe Rolling Stones
Burn Down The MissionElton John
Callin All AngelsTrain
Can't Buy me LoveBeatles
CelebrationKool And the Gang
Chasing CarsSnow Patrol
Come As you AreNirvana
Country RoadsJohn Denver
Cracklin RosieNeil Diamond
Crocodile RockElton John
Dance The Night AwayVan Halen
Dani CaliforniaRed Hot Chili Peppers
Dead or AliveBon Jovi
Detroit Rock CityKiss
Devil in DisguiseElvis
Don't Let the Sun Go DownElton John
Don't Stop BelievinJourney
Don't Wanna Miss a ThingAerosmith
Drift AwayDobie Gray
Drops of JupiterTrain
Dust in The WindKansas
Eight Days A WeekBeatles
Every Little Thing She DoesThe Police
Everybody Wants to RuleTears for Fears
Falling SlowlyGlenn Hansard
Fat Bottom GirlsQueen
Feelin AlrightJoe Cocker
Feeling That WayJourney
Feels so GoodVan Halen
Fire and RainJames Taylor
Follow MeUncle Cracker
Folsom PrisonJohnny Cash
Free FallinTom Petty
Georgia On my MindRay Charles
Give a Little BitSupertramp
Going To CaliforniaLed Zeppelin
Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John
Great Balls of FireJerry Lee Lewis
Grey SealElton John
Happy ChristmasJohn Lennon
Hard to Say I'm SorryChicago
Have yourself a merry little ChristmasChristmas
Heart of GoldNeil Young
Heat Of the MomentAsia
Here Comes the SunBeatles
Here I goWhitesnake
Here is GoneGoo Goo Dolls
Here Without YouThree Doors Down
Hey JudePaul McCartney
Hey There DelilahPlain White Ts
Hit the Road JackRay Charles
Hollywood NightsBob Segar
Home Sweet HomeMotley Crue
Honky CatElton John
Honky Tonk WomanRolling Stones
House of the Rising SunThe Outfield
How Deep is Your LoveBee Gees
How to Save a LifeThe Fray
Hurt So GoodJohn Cougar
I can't fight this feelingReo Speedwagon
I Can't help Falling in loveElvis
I guess that's why they call it the bluesElton John
I just haven't met you yetMichael Buble
I only want to be with youHootie and the Blowfish
I want to hold your handBeatles
I want you to want meCheap Trick
I will SurviveDonna Summer
If you only knewShine Down
I'm a BelieverNeil Diamond
I'm on fireBruce Springsteen
I'm YoursJason Mraz
Interstate Love songStone Temple Pilots
Jack and DianeJohn Cougar
Jealous AgainBlack Crowes
Jet AirlinerSteve Miller
Johnny b GoodeChuck Berry
Jumpin Jack FlashThe Rolling Stones
Just the way you areBilly Joel
Keep on Loving youReo Speedwagon
Keep your hands to yourselfGeorgia Satelites
Knockin on heavens doorBob Dylan
La WomanThe Doors
Leaving on a jet PlaneJohn Denver
Let it BeBeatles
Let the Good Times RollThe Cars
Life goes onBeatles
Listen to your Heart
Little JeanieElton John
Living on a PrayerBon Jovi
Long Way HomeSupertramp
Lookin out my Back DoorCCR
Love ain't no strangerWhitesnake
Love Me doBeatles
Love me TenderElvis
Love SongSara Bareilles
Lucy in the SkyBeatles
Maggie MayRod Stewart
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboysWillie Nelson
Mary Janes Last DanceTom Petty
Memories of UsKeith Urban
Mercedes BenzJanis Joplin
Money For NothingDire Straits
Moon RiverAndy Williams
Movin OutBilly Joel
Mr BojanglesNeil Diamond
Mrs RobinsonSimon And Garfunkel
Much too youngGarth Brooks
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
My LifeBilly Joel
My little GirlTim Mcgraw
My Woman from TokyoDeep Purple
NameGoo Goo Dolls
Needle and the damage doneNeil Young
Never can TellChuck Berry
Never is A PromiseFiona Apple
New Years Song
New Years SongChristmas
New York New YorkSinatra
Nights in white SatinMoody Blues
No More TearsOzzy
No RainBlind Melon
Nothin from NothinBilly Preston
Nothing else MattersMetallica
November RainGuns and Roses
Oh Christmas treeChristmas
Oh come all ye FaithfulChristmas
Oh holy nightChristmas
Oh little town of bethlehemChristmas
Old time Rock n RollBob Segar
One Bourbon one ScotchGeorge Thorogood
One of These NightsEagles
one two three fourPlain White Tees
Ordinary WorldDuran Duran
Over the hills and Far AwayLed Zeppelin
Painted BlackThe Rolling Stones
PatienceGuns and Roses
Philadelphia FreedomElton John
Piano ManBilly Joel
Pinball WizardThe Who
Play that funky MusicWild Cherry
Pour Some Sugar on meDef Leppard
Ramblin ManAllman Bros
Rhythm of LovePlain White Ts
Riders on the StormThe Doors
Right NowVan Halen
Ring of FireJohnny Cash
Roadhouse BluesThe Doors
Rock and RollLed Zeppelin
Rock and Roll all NightKiss
Rocket ManElton John
Rockin around the Christmas TreeChristmas
Rockin in the USAJohn Cougar
Rocky Mountain HighJohn Denver
Rudolph the rednosed reindeerChristmas
Runnin Down a DreamTom Petty
Runnin on EmptyJackson Brown
Santa Claus is Coming to TownChristmas
Saturday NightsElton John
Say You Say MeLionel Ritchie
Sea Of LoveRobert Plant
She's Always a WomanBilly Joel
White WeddingBilly Idol
Silly Love SongsWings
Silver and GoldChristmas
Silver WingsMerle Haggard
Simple ManLynard Skynard
Sister ChristianKnight Ranger
Sittin On the Dock of theBayOtis Redding
SlideGoo Goo Dolls
Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple
Smokin in the Boys RoomMotley Crue
Something in the way she MovesGeorge Harrison
Somewhere Over the RainbowIsrael Kama
Somewhere over the RainbowIsrael K
Sound of SilenceSimon and Garfunkel
Stairway To HeavenLed Zeppelin
Stand By MeThe Temptations
Stayin AliveThe Bee Gees
Still Haven't found What i'm looking forU2
Summer of 69Bryan Adams
SupermanFive for Fighting
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Sweet Child of MineGuns and Roses
Sweet Home AlabamaLynard Skynard
Take It EasyEagles
Take it to the LimitEagles
Take the Long Way HomeSupertramp
Tears in HeavenEric Clapton
That's Why I'm EasyCommodores
The BoxerSimon And Garfunkel
The Christmas SongChristmas
The DanceGarth Brooks
The Final CountdownEurope
The GamblerKenny Rogers
The JokerSteve Miller
The Lazy SongBruno Mars
The Lion Sleeps TonightThe Tokens
The little Drummer BoyChristmas
The Load OutJackson Brown
The Love BoatTV
The ScientistCold Play
The TwistChubby Checker
The WallPink Floyd
These Boots are Made for WalkingNancy Sinatra
This LoveMaroon Five
This Years LoveDavid Gray
Tiny DancerElton John
Too Much Time on My HandsStyx
Top of the WorldThe Carpenters
Turn The PageBob Segar
Tutti FruitiLittle Richard
Twist and ShoutBeatles
Two Tickets to ParadiseEddie Money
Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers
Under The BoardwalkThe Drifters
Under The BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers
Walkin in MemphisMarc Cohn
Walking in a winter wonderlandChristmas
Walking on SunshineKatrina and the Waves
We are the ChampionsQueen
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
What child is thisChristmas
What I GotSublime
What I like about YouThe Romantics
What it TakesAerosmith
What's upFour non Blondes
Wheel in the SkyJourney
When I see you smileBad English
When Irish eyes are smilingIrish song
When the Stars go BlueTim Mcgraw
Where Are you GoingDave Matthews
Where the Streets Have no NameU2
Whiskey GirlToby Keith
Who wouldn't wanna be meKeith Urban
Whole lotta RosieAc/Dc
Wild HorsesRolling Stones
Worst Day Since YesterdayFloggin Molly
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
YMCAThe Village People
You And MeLifehouse
You Can Go your own WayFleetwood Mac
You Look Good in my ShirtKeith Urban
Your BeautifulJames Blundt
Your SongElton John
You've got a FriendJames Taylor
Zuit Suit RiotThe Cherry Poppin Daddys
70's Hits Piano
80's Hits One Man Band
80's Hits Piano
90's Hits Keyboards
90's Hits One Man Band
90's Hits Piano
Beach Music One Man Band
One Man Band
Rock One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
$250 - $975
Elton John, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rob Thomas, Billy Joel, CCR, Boston, Elvis, Journey, Aerosmith, GooGoo Dolls, Simon and Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, and Fun and Train are my favorite bands right now.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Apache Junction, AZ on 10/22/2011
"My party was small-only 30 people but they all felt we treated them extra special by having Brian sing for our party. Brian is not only a pleasure to meet - he is very talented and we all felt like we made a new friend as he is personable; played anyone's request and touched all of our hearts. He really made our party into a special event! His performance was excellent-he was fun, charming and I would hire him again. One regret-I later listened to his own songs and wish I would have requested his orginal music which I listened to on line. Thank you, Brian for a party we will never forget! Melanie Larrew and Dave Merkel"
- Melanie L.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Scottsdale, AZ on 04/10/2010
"If you need a keyboard and vocalist then look no further. Brian Burtless is amazing and talented and creative and a joy to have at your event. I would highly recommend him in every way. He came to our home a few weeks in advance of our party to scout out the location and visit with us. He showed up a little earlier than expected which made me so comfortable knowing he was here. He even learned "our song" in advance so me and my husband could dance. Our guests commented on how wonderful he was. "
- Nancy S.
Private Party in Phoenix, AZ on 10/31/2010
"Brian was very professional, and has a wide range in music selection. He is a great performer, and is very talented, and you can see that he genuinely likes what he does. All our guests liked him, and would definitely hire him. I would hire him again for any of my parties. He was fantastic......."
- Christina K.
Wine Tasting Party in Munds Park, AZ on 06/23/2010
"Our customers requested Brian return every week. They are very picky, so this is a really high compliment to Brian's ability to entertain."
- Christine E.
Wedding Reception in Las Vegas, NV on 11/14/2010
"Brian was just awesome to work with, & we really needed that awesomeness because we were planning our wedding reception in Vegas from across the country. He was extremely accomodating, and he even kindly extended his previously agreed playing time at the last minute :) The music was excellent, & we couldn't have asked for a better MC as well!"
- Ali F.
Anniversary Party in Tucson, AZ on 05/15/2010
"WONDERFUL EVENING...HE CREATED THE MOOD WE WANTED..."
- Patrick G.
Wedding Reception in Tucson, AZ on 01/01/2011
"Brian you rock!!! You did such a great job of getting the party started at our wedding. Everyone compliement on how greatyou sounded, and you piano skills. Thanks so much for you awesome performace. We will recommed you to family and friends. David and Montaya"
- Montaya T.
Community Event in Phoenix, AZ on 02/14/2012
"Brian was a huge hit at our 100 Years of Love event. His music kept all of our listeners dancing throughout the night."
- Josh C.
Wedding Reception in Phoenix, AZ on 10/15/2011
"Brian was the final touch to a perfect wedding. He was fantastic and I would highly reccomend him for any party. I look forward to the next party just so I can hire Brian.
thanks Brian for the "Icing on the cake""
- Cindy B.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Tempe, AZ on 05/21/2011
"Highly recommend. Brian's music made our party terrific."
- Ann G L.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Goodyear, AZ on 05/07/2011
"Brian was so great! We hired him for the cocktail hour part of our wedding and he really got everyone ready to party! We will definitely use him again for our next event in AZ."
- Mark B.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Scottsdale, AZ on 04/20/2012
"Brian was fantastic in every way. I would highly reccommend him to anyone wanting great music at their party."
- Ted D.
Wedding Reception in Litchfield Park, AZ on 03/17/2012
"Brian is an amazing talented singer/musician. He responded quickly to questions we had, important when you are planning a destination wedding. He learned new music for the wedding, and also took on emcee duties. Our guests had a great time, and Brian kept the party going. Meeting Brian is like meeting an old friend! I highly recommend you hire him.
- Kathleen E.
Cocktail Party in Scottsdale, AZ on 11/11/2011
"Brain was awesome, he adapted to the crowd perfectly and made sure that everyone had a great time. All of the guests commented on how much they liked him and would use him at future events, as would I."
- Bridget B.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Las Vegas, NV on 05/26/2013
"Brian was amazing. He kept in contact leading up to our wedding, answered all our questions. On the day of the wedding he showed up on time, helped ease our nerves. And then put on an amazing performance. He sounded great, chose the perfect songs to guide the evening along. And kept a fun vibe going throughout the entire night.
We HIGHLY recommend him."
- Marta A.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Phoenix, AZ on 04/26/2013
"Brian made the music aspect of planning for the event easy. He was professional, arrived on time, did what he said he would do and sounded great."
- Karen W.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Phoenix, AZ on 03/16/2013
"Brian was great!!! professional & good interaction with guests.We booked him at the end of the event for our next party."
- Doug A.
Christmas Party in Maricopa, AZ on 12/22/2012
"Brian was great! Everyone who attended our Christmas party had a wonderful time, he provided interaction and played many requests with satisfaction and professionalism. Brian certainly helped make the party a success!"
- Rosalie P.
Holiday Party in Scottsdale, AZ on 12/11/2012
"Brian was the hit of our holiday party. This was our first year having live miusic and he was exactly what we wanted. He did a great job getting the party going and he played to the adults as well as the children. Thanks Brian ~ for a great gig!"
- Debbie F.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Fountain Hills, AZ on 04/14/2012
"We are so happy we hired Brian to sing at our wedding. After the dinner and DJ dancing portion of our wedding we thought it would be a great idea to hire a wedding piano singer so that our guests could sing along and let their hair down after a long day of events. Not only did Brian deliver he was the HIT of our wedding...well besides the Bride the Groom. :) Our guests continue to rave about how much they liked Brain and his singing/piano playing style.
We had our dream wedding and wrapping the evening up with Brain was the icing on our cake!!
Thank You Brian - You made this Bride VERY Happy!!
Lisa & Gregg"
In addition to Phoenix, Brian Burtless will also travel to Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Laveen, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cashion, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tolleson, Avondale, Higley, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Youngtown, El Mirage, Fountain Hill, Sun City West, Queen Creek, Sacaton, Surprise, Maricopa, Fort Mcdowell, Apache Junction, Waddell, Carefree, Wickenburg
and many other locations in and around the Phoenix area.
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