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Tammy Tanner
USA, Norway, St. Maarten 

Tammy T. is one of the most popular and sought-after international piano bar entertainers in the business. There's no mystery to all of that, as there are simply no others like her anywhere. Her show is nonstop entertainment from the opening song until the end of the night.

Tammy has a very professional and cooperative attitude — and does a great show in any setting. She also has a natural and fabulous way of communicating with her audiences, and her vast repertoire makes her capable of playing just the right song at the right time.

 

Most piano bar regulars will never forget a night in a piano bar when Tammy T. has been entertaining.

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Tim Georgeff
Dallas, Texas
Twenty five years of professional experience, over 6000 songs, top end professional gear, and every type of venue from wine bars to arenas - it's this versatility and professionalism that sets Tim Georgeff apart from the rest of the competition.  
 
With over 1,000 shows in just the past three years, Tim has played corporate parties, club dates, ticketed theater and arena shows, restaurants, cruise ships, national conventions, festivals, television, and radio appearances.  
 
Every conceivable style and genre of music are covered, from classical to contemporary, classic rock to current pop, Latin, country, world music, film, and contemporary Christian - with every type of ensemble - solo piano and piano/vocal, duos, trios, bands from four piece to big band, and even dueling pianos.  
 
While Tim is comfortable with any format of performance, including the use of tracks and click track, he prefers to perform his music live, allowing for the flexibility to accommodate requests from the audience and for the show to be custom shaped and adapted to the individual circumstance.  
 
Tim has an assortment of drum machines, loopers, and other technology to incorporate when more enhanced solo shows are desired.
Adam Heart
Memphis, Tenn

Hi I'm Adam Levin... I know, I know... no I didn't front Maroon 5. I mean they asked but I am loyal to Memphis! That's why the world knows me as Adam Heart - your go-to piano man!


I am a born and raised Memphian with a formal education in classical and performance piano and a Memphis education in classic rock, blues, jazz and everything in-between. I love the classical notes of Mozart and use that foundation in my teaching with piano students but I also have a love for composing and playing covers of Elvis, Billy Joel, Prince, Sinatra, Elton John and Justin Timberlake to rattle off a few!

I bring my sense of humor to every gig I play because I love to tell stories, too. Don't worry...I won't share them if you don't want them but they are there for the taking! I love to engage my audience when appropriate and get the crowd to sing along, sit-in or simply stay longer to enjoy the show. Since I'm from the south you can expect to hear a good dose of "hun", "sweetheart", "dear" and "sweetie".

I teach piano and guitar to all ages and I perform as a front man, accompaniment, sit-in or background. I love to play music so it's all gravy to me! (Gravy is a southern thing too, ya'll.)

Gray Gregson
Texas
W.C. Handy Award Recipient
Gray Gregson (aka Graybone) was born in the great state of Texas near the small town of Nacogdoches.

He began his musical career at a very young age. Studying voice from the age of six onward, he grew up singing in choirs, acting and singing in stage plays, learning to play piano, guitar, and bass and playing in bands.

In college, Gray was a music theater major at Steven F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. While attending, he was lead singer in a band with jazz great Ronnie Laws.

After leaving S.F.A., Gray went on to share the stage with such great artists as Hootie and the Blowfish, Mickey Gilley, Elvin Bishop, Hank Williams Jr., George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Conte (formerly with Tower of Power), Rusty Wier, Etta James, Willie Nelson, Shemekia Copeland, Double Trouble, Marcia Ball, Koko Taylor and W.C. Clark, among others.

Gray’s writing career includes writing songs since 1970. He has collaborated and recorded songs with hit songwriters such as Randy Sharp, Bobby Boyd, WC Clark, Coleman Head, Rusty Wier, Bill Wildes, and many more. Gray received multiple awards for his songwriting from BMI and Billboard Magazine. In 2003 Gray, W.C. Clark and Bobby Boyd all received the coveted W.C. Handy Award for co-writing the Blues Song of the Year “Let It Rain”.

After moving back to Austin, Texas from California in 1998 Gray has been involved in many musical projects. One of the first bands he joined after moving back to Texas was Duck Soup, “The Unofficial Band Of the PGA Tour”.
 
Gray then went on to play with Rusty Wier, W.C. Clark, Donna Hightower, The Daddios and Bobby Boyd. Somewhere along the way he was introduced to the dueling piano concept and moved to San Antonio to work for Howl At The Moon. He performed there on the San Antonio Riverwalk for almost eight years as a dueling piano player for Howl At The Moon.

In 2009 Gray left San Antonio and moved to San Marcos Texas to join his brother Scott Gregson in building the Texas Music Theater. They converted the old historical movie theater on the square in San Marcos into a state of the art concert venue. The project won awards from the State of Texas for the best reuse of a historical building. The Texas Music Scene with Ray Benson is still filmed there on a regular basis. Gray and his brother Scott owned the venue until February 2017
Gray Gregson is one of the best blues, Texas rock artists in our industry. 

 
Phillis Tilley
Las Vegas, Nevada

Phyllis Tilley has been a career entertainer since 1990.

She began her career as a pianist/vocalist in church at five years old. At 12 she began performing in her father’s band The Palisades. According to Phyllis, “We performed for the local Shriners, Parents Without Partners (PWP), VFW and various restaurants and night clubs in the Greenville/Spartanburg area. We were playing somewhere every weekend, and I decided then that I wanted to be an entertainer.”

At 19, Phyllis moved to Atlanta  and became the house pianist for Hilton Hotels. In addition,  she performed in bands and earned a BA in music performance at Kennesaw State University. It was in Atlanta that Phyllis was noticed by a talent agent who gave her an opportunity to travel throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

 

Phyllis has performed internationally in 23 countries... and counting.

Nationally she has performed at Bar at Times Square in the New York-New York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for nine years, as well as at every top hotel/casino in Las Vegas including Harrah’s, Bellagio, Venetian, Palazzo and Mirage.

Brad Heron
Gainesville, Florida

Brad Heron is one of the strongest dueling piano players on the planet!

 

He has been the owner of the hugely successful Rockeys Dueling piano Bar in Gainesville, Florida. He is currently co- owner of the Keys Piano bar in Gainesville, Florida!

 

Brad has worked his magic around the world and is constantly perfecting his craft as well as adding the newest songs to his already vast repertoire.

 

Brad has also helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity events throughout his fantastic career.

 

He will rock your world and leave everyone in to audience begging for more!

Laura Wiley

Los Angeles, California

 

Laura Wiley is a full-time pianist based out of Los Angeles.

 

Originally from Orange County Laura has performed all over the country and most recently finished a European piano bar tour.

 

Her experience includes solo piano bar, dueling piano bar, music direction, live accompaniment, cabaret, and musical improvisation.

 

Laura also has three original singer/songwriter albums Thoughts on Love (2003), It's Not Me It's You (2010), and Words I Can't Say (2012).

 

Recently she started FLOP Productions and has been creating original musical parodies including Winter Is Coming (2016), Buffy Kills Edward (2017), and Sex and the Musical (2018). 

You can currently find her at her favorite Hollywood residency, Tramp Stamp Granny's.  Laura Wiley is a powerhouse!

Tom Basler

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tom has been playing piano professionally for over 35 years. Beginning as a multi-keyboard player with dance bands and show bands in the 70’s and 80’s, Tom eventually gravitated to dueling pianos in 1989. He has become one the best known and longest working “duelers” in the country.

 

He has worked all over the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and on cruise ships. He has performed in all types of venues and for all kinds of crowds.

Though Tom prefers the term “Sing Along” for his show, the dueling piano moniker has endured. No matter what it’s called, Tom’s primary goal at every show is to include everyone in the performance: the audience, staff, and fellow musicians.

With his vast repertoire and engaging persona, crowds of all types find themselves clapping and singing along. In the summer of 2010, Tom was asked to create an act for a local outdoor venue. The result: The Fabulous Two Man Band. Together with his friend and very capable drummer, Roger Nottestad, the Two Man Band can now be seen several nights weekly showing crowds a great time.

If you want to enjoy your favorite songs (requests welcomed), sing, clap, dance, and have a good chuckle…Tom Basler is a true icon in our industry.

Joe Boogie

Memphis, Tenn

Joe Boogie is one of the hardest working keyboardists in the music business. At an early age he was drawn by the expertise and artistry of the many world renowned players in Memphis, Tennessee, and began experimenting with diverse musical styles and textures on his own.


Joe has a unique, personal sound which can be attributed to his use of harmonica and vintage keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes; the Wurlitzer electric piano; the Hohner clavinet, and his main instrument: the indispensable Hammond B-3.


Memphis has long been known to provide the world with musicians of renowned stature, and Joe is well on his way.

Joe Boogie has the Bob Seger, blues, Memphis soul music to entertain everyone who is lucky enough to hear him. He also is such a good man that he actually grows his hair out every year and donates it to children battling cancer.

 

Joe is a good man with a big heart and tons of talent!

Joe Jarka

Savannah, Georgia

Joe is an entertainer... he is a piano player, a singer and a human jukebox! 

 

He began his musical career in Syracuse, New York where he grew up. In the early '90s,  a desire to live in a warmer climate brought him to Savannah, Georgia. The party band "Double Down" was born there, featuring Joe on keyboards and lead vocals. This band was a mainstay in the Savannah music scene for years. 

In 2000, Joe was hired to play at a brand new establishment as one of their featured dueling piano players. This fantastic opportunity enabled Joe to hone his craft alongside some of the most talented and creative people in show business. 

Joe currently calls Tybee Island, Georgia home and travels the world playing music and entertaining. 

Nobody plays new country better than Joe. He is a master of learning songs and loves the gig more than anyone we know. 

Dustin Taylor

Ocala, Florida

Dustin Taylor started playing the piano, like so many other children, because his mom made him. As a homeschooled student, the piano was the only way to fulfill his fine arts credit, and so, kicking and screaming, lessons began. After his first public performance, he was hooked.

 

Dustin began playing professionally in local Ocala, Florida-based bands in 2005, he sang and played in several cover bands and an original country band.

 

Among the many national acts he has opened for are .38 Special, Glen Campbell, The Temptations, Craig Morgan, Diamond Rio, John Michael Montgomery, Restless Heart, John Anderson, and Neal McCoy. In October 2012, Dustin had the chance to perform on the Simple Man Cruise with Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers, as well as Blackberry Smoke.

Dustin wandered into a dueling piano bar by chance with his brother, and (mentor) Tim Buie got him on stage. The concept fascinated Dustin, and he began training under Tim and Brad Heron. This led to the opportunity to play all over the country in various piano bars. Dustin moved his family to the beach in March 2014 when Crocodile Rocks offered him a full-time position.

Johnny Stone

Orlando, Florida

Johnny Stone began His musician career in the Stone Family Gospel Band that performed in the Carolinas with some of the brightest stars in gospel music.  He joined the United States Navy Band in 1981-1987.

 

He settled in Charleston South Carolina in 1985 and began working there as a solo piano/vocal act at the famous Meeting Street restaurant Le Marianne.  

He moved to Orlando at the beginning of the millennium and has travelled worldwide to entertain piano bar audiences -- including engagements at Pat O'Brien's in both New Orleans and Orlando, several Howl at the Moon locations, U.S. Armed Forces entertainment tours to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Diego Garcia, Japan and Bermuda to name a few.  He is a regular performer with Carnival Cruise Line.

Johnny is also a Nashville songwriter and session musician.  When off the road, he gives back to the community as a longtime volunteer member and delivery driver for Meals On Wheels.

Bill Connors

Boston, Mass

From Americas Got TalentLegends in Concert, and for more than 15 years, and more than 3000 performances as a professional vocalist and pianist, Bill Connors has perfected the art of portraying Sir Elton John.

 

Every mannerism, voice inflection and nuance has been carefully studied and recreated. Bill also has what can't be learned by impersonators: an uncanny resemblance to Captain Fantastic.

Bill has portrayed Elton in sports arenas, top venues and concert halls across the country.  Bill’s show at the world famous Jake Ivory's won the club The Improper Bostonian’s "Best of Boston"  award , and the club he runs currently in CT. just won the award twice for best piano bar .

The costumes, the color,  the fabulous showmanship,  time tested hit songs it’s all captured by Bill, making this the perfect show for any event.

Cliff & Susan

Little Rock, Arkansas

Cliff & Susan are a married international touring duo armed with a piano, fiddle and guitar based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Their high energy, all-request, interactive show keeps crowds entertained for 4-5 hours in venues worldwide.  With over 1,000 songs in their arsenal, they bring a great mix of country, blues, rock, pop and oldies to crowds of all ages.

 

Their show production comes with a full band sound.

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