Dueling Piano Bars – A Part of the Show

 

So what exactly is Dueling Piano? Well I’m sure you’ve seen those awesome scenes in movies; two people sitting at separate pianos, jamming away at the keys to see who can play better and faster. As far back as the 1890’s, ragtime piano players would literally duel in front of a crow to prove themselves the better pianist.

In 1933 the first official Dueling Piano bar was opened in New Orleans, Pat O’Brien’s Bar, still open today! From there the Dueling Piano became an actual show where two piano players take turns singing songs requested by the audience, by writing them down on napkins.

 

 

Today Dueling Pianos are a fun, high energy show with emphasis on audience participation; performing songs across all genres. A show really unlike any other!

Conquer Artist Missy Lynn is an insanely talented musician who performs each week at dueling Piano Bar “Keys On Main” in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

At Keys on Main, we entertain with a live, all request dueling piano show. No set lists, no rehearsal, just 2 performers & 2 pianos   taking what the audience requests. With each request the audience can decide what they would like to tip the performers and the highest tipping songs get played first. If there is a song that a table or members of the audience do not like, they can stop that song by outbidding its original tip by one dollar. This is the true nature of the “dueling” the audience competing to get their songs played first.

Dueling Piano Bars provide a unique and more interactive form of entertainment than music joints these days, and with more than 200 around the country, there is lots of opportunity to check it out. So next time you and the buddies need something to do. . . Well you know what to look out for!

Be sure to check out more of Missy Lynn at www.getconquer.com/missylynn/

Fresh Sound of Million Young

Funk Pop: MillionYoung

Blasting out of every speaker in my house is my new obsession Million Young.

Mike Diaz of MillionYoung lives in Miami Florida. MillionYoung is a fresh new sound that combines traditional instruments like guitar and fuses them with funk and electronica into one tropical soundscape masterpiece. When you listen to MillionYoung you are transported to downtown Miami Cruising with the top down listening to the sounds of the city. Honestly ,I get the feeling of being in Miami when I listen to the song hammock. You can tell that his environment influences his music. Which is great, because who doesn’t love Miami?

Vocally , MillionYoung reminds me of indie rock bands from the early 2000 which is slightly nostalgic. However it’s funky dance, up beat rhythm, gives it a fresh contemporary feel which truly in compasses what Miami is all about. No surprise that MillionYoung has been described as chillwave the sound that is trending right now.

Another favorite song is “Cynthia”. The beat of this song is reminiscent of trance music which gives it a cool dreamlike quality. MillionYoung sounds like it should be playing in a high-end Fashion Boutique. If you listen closely you can hear what sounds like a xylophone giving it almost innocent quality that’s clear and refreshing.

MillionYoung is no rookie when it comes to performing since his EP album in 2009 entitled, “SunnDreamm” he is had a wide variety of performances. His experience includes touring internationally, and performing at live music festivals.

Currently, MillionYoung is working on his fourth album entitled,” Rare form”

You can find his music by going to http://www.getconquer.com/millionyoung