Bruce was a former soloist with the Boston Pops who is well-known for his exceptional versatility as a talented Classical, Jazz, Ragtime, Broadway, Rock, and Pop pianist. He is an accommodating professional with over 30 years of experience who performs at weddings, celebrations, and corporate events.
Bruce's song list includes an appealing mix of traditional Classical, Popular favorites( Beatles- current), Jazz, American Songbook( Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett), Broadway Hits, and Ragtime.
Bruce has worked many times at well-known venues in the greater Boston area and Rhode Island: Boston's Top of the Hub, Taj Hotel, Langham Hotel, Boston College Club, Harvard Club, Luciano's, the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Newport Hyatt, and many other important function facilities.
Your choice of music is very important to Bruce and he will work with you to choose special songs for your wedding, party, or special occasion. He leads upbeat sing-alongs for holiday parties, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Bruce is very experienced playing for wedding ceremonies: he will work with you on the music cues for the seating music, processional, bridal song, Unity candle, and recessional.
He will entertain your guests at your cocktail hour/dinner with a mix of well-known songs.
His keyboard is excellent and provides wonderful piano sounds when a piano is not available.
Bruce is a full-time pianist teaching classical, Jazz, Pop, composition, and music theory. He attended the Eastman School of Music and Northeastern University.
Be sure to visit his main web site, Piano By Bruce, for audio & video demos, and song lists.
Bruce's reviews, videos, and audio are also available on Gigmasters.
Piano by Bruce FAQs:
Why should I book you to play at my event?
I am a versatile pianist who is flexible about your music requests. I will email/phone you for pre-event updates, and arrive early the day of your wedding or party.
What style of music will you play at my wedding ceremony, reception, or party?
I am a pianist who is versatile in all musical styles. I play an appealing mix of songs for the different age groups of your guests: well known Classical music, American Classics, Jazz, Broadway, and 1960's- 2014.
Do you take requests?
Yes. I have been providing entertainment at weddings and functions for 30 years, and I am a pianist who is familiar with popular songs from all the decades.
Will my guests be able to talk while you are playing?
My music is in the background- your guests will be able to talk comfortably.
Where will you travel?
Massachusetts (Boston area, Worcester, Central MA, South and North Shore, Cape Cod, Attleboro area). Rhode Island( Providence area, Cranston, Newport, and all other parts of the State ). Nashua area of New Hampshire.
Do you use an electric keyboard?
Yes, if there is no piano available. My keyboard has a variety of sounds, including realistic piano.
Is your keyboard loud enough for my function?
I bring an amplifier and an additional speaker with my keyboard, and I can turn the volume up so it can be easily heard by your guests.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frederic Handel
Rodgers and Hart
Nat King Cole
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Lerner and Lowe
Jazz & Ragtime:
Simon and Garfunkle
Lee Ann Womack
The Righteous Brothers
Anthony and the Imperials
The Four Seasons
Wedding Ceremonies Sample Song List:
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Wagner Traditional Wedding Processional
Mendelssohn Wedding Recessional
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Pachelbel Canon in D
Handel's Water Music
Ode To Joy
The Water is Wide ( O Waly, Waly,)
Air on a G String
The Wedding Song (Kenny G)
All You Need is Love ( Beatles)
The Wedding Song (There is Love)
At Last (Celine Dion)
Bless the Broken Road ( Rascal Flatts)
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Siman Tov, Mazel Tov, To Life
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