Bruce Lewis is one of the top event pianists in the greater Boston area and RI with over 30 years of experience.
Bruce's song list includes an appealing mix of traditional Classical, Ragtime, Big Band, Jazz, American Classics, (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett), Broadway Hits, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Disney favorites, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to current songs. He also entertains with traditional Italian, Irish, and Jewish songs.
Bruce's main web site: Piano By Bruce.
He performs upbeat and elegant background music (Classical to current songs) for all wedding ceremonies (Religious and non-Denominational ) cocktail hours, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, Christening celebrations, Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions, birthdays, anniversary, holiday & Retirement Communities, and corporate functions.
Bruce lead sing-alongs at holiday parties and special celebrations.
He plays throughout the greater Boston area, MA South Shore, North Shore, Worcester County, Central MA, Cape Cod, Attleboro area, all of Rhode Island, and Nashua-Salem N.H. area.
Bruce works often at well-known venues in the greater Boston area and Rhode Island: Boston's Top of the Hub, Taj Hotel, Langham Hotel, Harvard Club, Boston College Club, Boston University Castle, the Spring Valley Country Club, Luciano's, Scituate River Club, Beechwood Hotel, the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Newport Hyatt, Crowne Plaza Warwick, and many other important function facilities.
Engaged couples enjoy hiring Bruce to play all of their ceremony/reception song requests.
Corporate event planners often book Bruce to entertain: his background music greatly enjoyed by guests while they are networking.
His keyboard setup is excellent and provides wonderful piano sounds when a piano is not available on site.
Bruce plays for all religious and secular wedding ceremonies. He will work with you and your officiant on the music cues for the seating music, processional, bridal song, Unity candle, and recessional.
Wedding Ceremonies Sample Song List:
Can't Help Falling in Love ( Haley Reinhart)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Thinking Out Loud ( Ed Sheeran)
Make You Feel My Love ( Adele)
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
All You Need is Love ( Beatles)
The Wedding Song (There is Love)
At Last (Celine Dion)
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Siman Tov, Mazel Tov, To Life
Rodgers and Hart
Nat King Cole
Andrew Lloyd Weber
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Lerner and Lowe
Simon and Garfunkle
The Righteous Brothers
Anthony and the Imperials
The Four Seasons
Jazz & Ragtime:
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frederic Handel
What are people looking for when they book Bruce for their wedding, party, or event?
Bruce offers a low profile, highly versatile and strong musical presence for weddings, parties, and events.
How would you describe your style?
Bruce is very accommodating, professional, and attentive to detail.
He will arrive early for your wedding, party or event.
Does Bruce take requests?
Yes. He has been performing at weddings and functions for 30 years, and he will play all your requests.
Do you use an electric keyboard?
Yes, if there is no piano available. Bruce's keyboard has a variety of sounds, including realistic piano.
Bruce brings an amplifier and an additional speaker with my keyboard, and he can turn the volume up so it can be easily heard by your guests.
What is your educational background?
Bruce was a former soloist with Boston Pops.
Bruce attended the Eastman School of Music and Northeastern University; he is a full-time pianist teaching classical, Jazz, Pop, composition, and music theory.
Bruce looks forward to playing at your wedding, party or event!