With a combined THREE DECADES of dueling piano experience, we (Theodore Dylewski and Rich Gallo) are a high-energy dueling piano team based out of Cleveland, Ohio. We have been performing at private parties, weddings, corporate events, fairs, festivals, and at bars and restaurants as an *exclusive* (i.e. player-specific, "single operator") dueling piano TEAM since 1999. When you hire us as players, YOU GET US. (We NEVER sub-contract work to other players.) We are customer-focused CAREER DUELING PIANISTS, and we will work with you to give your event the "white-glove treatment" to make it PERFECT. Additionally, as specialists in dueling pianos, when you book us directly, we can promise that we will offer you a SUPERIOR product, and we will probably even save you money compared to our competition. (We do not use any agents/middle-men who can inflate the prices that *most* other dueling piano "teams" need to charge.)
We have one of the largest repertoires in the dueling piano business, and we pride ourselves on continually adding new songs!!! This show features the greatest popular songs from the 50's through today in a variety of musical genres. Along with all of the traditional classic sing-a-long songs such as "Brown Eyed Girl", "Margaritaville", "American Pie", "Piano Man", "Crocodile Rock" and "Old Time Rock and Roll", we also have an extensive repertoire of country, R&B, modern rock, polka, disco, classic rock, dance, alternative, hard rock, and even rap music. There is literally something in our bag of tricks for even the pickiest audience member, male or female, 8 through 80... ...And the audience always "steers" the direction
of our show through their song requests and interaction.
We are not your typical party band!!! To say that "We play the pianos and sing songs" would simply be an understatement. Non-stop audience participation and interaction is the cornerstone of our dueling piano show! We encourage the audience to sing-a-long, clap-a-long, drink-a-long, and submit requests of their favorite songs and artists. Our dueling piano show itself consists mostly of high-energy party songs delivered with a comic twist. But there's even more - our show also includes a seemingly endless slew of comedy routines and novelty numbers. We even bring audience members (alone or in groups) to the stage for dancing or for some good-natured ribbing and roasts.
Unlike a typical band, we NEVER use a set list, and no two shows are ever the same - the show is created literally on-the-fly - using a combination of audience requests and our personal arsenal of songs - songs that will have everybody singing and partying!!! Our rapport with our audiences insures that our show is always custom-tailored to the crowd's musical tastes.
Theodore Edward Dylewski (Piano / Vocals),
Rich Gallo (Piano / Vocals)