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Mike Benjamin

Piano from Knoxville, TN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$175 - $700 per event
Though he has just joined this site three years ago, Mike Benjamin has played solo piano in the East Tennessee area for over forty years at weddings, conventions, parties, anniversaries, concerts, fund-raisers, and many social events. He has played over seventeen years at local restaurants, including Santo's Italian Restaurant, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville's Regas Restaurant (The Gathering Place), which features fine dining and dancing. Mike is currently playing most weekends at the Bistro 109 in Sevierville, Tennessee. He also appears locally with singer Robbie Arledge at the Orangery Restaurant in Knoxville.

He plays a wide variety of styles (jazz, swing, Broadway, pop, light classical, light rock) and is said to have an elegant touch. Numerous appearances with local groups such as the Knoxville Pops Orchestra, Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Johnson Swingtet, Brad Walker Orchestra, and Rosewood Trio have made Mike well known in the area. Mike plays regularly at the Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church, and plays bassoon in the Oak Ridge and Kingsport Orchestras.

If your event requires more than just a piano player, Mike has played with many professional musicians in the area; two of his favorites are Jack Furnari on saxophone/clarinet in a jazz/swing setting and Al Colombo on violin. (Some duets with Al appear here in Mike's audio samples). Both exhibit the highest caliber of playing and have enjoyed a wonderful musical collaboration with Mike in duo situations.

Whatever your event needs, Mike will be glad to discuss them in a friendly, helpful manner. Particular songs and styles, length of job/sets plus possible overtime, required dress, extra equipment needs; these are some of the topics with which Mike will be assisting you via phone or email. Feel free to contact him about any concerns once you are provided the contact information from this site.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

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Corporate Function

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Mike Benjamin was awesome. We would highest recommend him. He was very professional and talented.

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Mike did a FANTASTIC job at my daughter's wedding October 22. His experience made planning the music an easy task. We choose several songs from his playlist and he even obtained the music for a special song used during the service. The outdoor wedding was challenging but Mike really came thru like a true professional. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Mike for any event. We feel fortunate that he was available to play on short notice. The wedding would not have been the same without him. THANK YOU!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
10
(Public), Bistro 109
Sevierville, TN
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
11
Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church
Gatlinburg, TN
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Dec
17
Private party
Chattanooga, TN
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
18
Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church
Gatlinburg, TN
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Dec
24
(Public), Bistro 109
Sevierville, TN
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
25
Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church
Gatlinburg, TN
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Dec
7
Symphony Concert, J.W. Adams Combined Schools
Pound, VA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Dec
7
Symphony Rehearsal, J.W. Adams Combined Schools
Pound, VA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Dec
4
Symphony Concert, VA Higher Learning Center
Abingdon, VA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Dec
3
(Public), Bistro 109
Sevierville, TN
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
3
Symphony Concert, Eastman
Kingsport, TN
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Dec
3
Symphony Rehearsal, Eastman
Kingsport, TN
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
(Our) Love is Here to Stay
Ella Fitzgerald
A Kiss to Build a Dream on
Louis Armstrong
A Quiet Place
Contemporary Christian
A Taste of Honey
Herb Alpert
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
All I Ask of You
from Phantom of the Opera
All of Me
Billie Holiday
Always
by Irving Berlin
An Affair to Remember
(Title) Movie Theme
Arrivederci, Roma
Mario Lanza, Dean Martin
Keyboards
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Swing Piano
Oldies Piano
Broadway Piano
40's Hits Piano
Ambient Piano
Christmas Music Piano
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Mike Benjamin will also travel to Powell, Rockford, Louisville, Seymour, Alcoa, Corryton, Heiskell, Maryville, Mascot, Norris, Oak Ridge, Strawberry Plains, Clinton, Walland, Kodak, Andersonville, Friendsville, Blaine, Coalfield, Luttrell, Lenoir City, Maynardville, Lake City, New Market, Townsend, Briceville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Oliver Springs, Powder Springs.
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