The New and Expanded Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos!

Hi everyone – and welcome to the unofficial start of summer.

Things are heating up outside, and inside at Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos.

As of today, we are no longer just providing the best in piano entertainment.

We are now a full-service entertainment company – bands, DJs, and of course, the finest solo and Dueling Pianos entertainers anywhere.

We look forward to bringing you all the top party performers, across the genres and across the country.
Don’t look now, the temperature is rising.

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Billy Joel’s Turnstiles hits the big 4-0

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Released exactly forty years ago today on May 19, 1976, the album that gave dueling piano players everywhere a new finger workout entitled ANGRY YOUNG MAN made its debut.

The musical equivalent of a Bronx cheer for the West Coast, Billy Joel’s TURNSTILES signaled a creative return to his home, with three songs dedicated to the Empire State:  Summer Highland Falls, New York State of Mind and Miami 2017.  He kicked off the record with Say Goodbye to Hollywood, and included another tune aimed at the decadence of the West Coast – I Loved These Days.

Dissatisfied with the midwest recording sessions for the project, Joel completely re-did the album tracks with his touring band back home, including seminal members (and Long Island natives) Richie Cannata on sax, Russell Javors on guitar and Liberty Devitto on drums.

The cover photo, shot in the NYC subways, has every song physically represented by one of the characters behind Joel.

 

 

What a Way to Go: “No Business Like Show Business”

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Jane Little, who debuted as a bassist in Atlanta on Feb. 4, 1945, at age 16 and who has been playing ever since, died during a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Sunday.  She was 87, and rumored to be the longest-tenured orchestral musician in the world.

According to a spokeswoman, the orchestra was only moments away from the end of a concert called “Broadway’s Golden Age”.  The players were at the end of “There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” when Little collapsed and was carried backstage by her fellow bassists. She never regained consciousness.

Memorial Day Weekend – our promo code is here!

STATEN ISLAND, New York (May 20, 2015) - Storekeeper 3rd Class Tyler Brady, a Coast Guardsman with Coast Guard Sector New York, renders honors to the national ensign during morning colors aboard USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109) at USS The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island, New York. Brady and the Sturgeon Bay are participating in Fleet Week New York 2015. Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patrick A. Gordon/RELEASED)

Yes, it’s the weekend that officially kicks off the NYC summer, and what better way to heat things up on MDW than with Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos!?

The fleet will be in, Billy Joel will be at the Garden, and both Friday & Saturday night, we’ll be rockin’ Tribeca at your favorite all-request Dueling Pianos bar.

AND, for a limited time, you can win two FREE tickets to either Friday May 27 or Saturday May 28, if you go to our contact page, and send us the promo code “FLEETWEEK”.

(limit 2 tickets per group/table/reservation)

We’re Taking our Pianos to CITY HALL!

 

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos has just been invited to perform at NYC City Hall, in June, for a special LGBT event being hosted by some of NYC’s political luminaries.

Looks like we’re moving east (one block east, to be exact, from where our Sold Out weekend shows now take place!).  Oh, what a difference a block makes!

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