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Piano Catz Play All the Classics from Calloway to The King

Piano Catz Bring Everybody from Cab Calloway to the King

You’re planning a special event; maybe it’s to put on a great show for your company’s clients, maybe it’s a big charity fundraiser, or you’re organizing a trade show. You need an entertainer who’s going to be appropriate for a corporate function, who’s going to get the crowd tapping its toes, and manage to please a demographically diverse audience. With all the chaos you have to endure dealing with caterers, venues, AV technicians, and promotions, take it from the crew at Corporate Entertainers: you could use some help. That’s why we want to introduce you to a musical group we’ve built a great relationship with over the years. It’s time to meet Winnipeg’s dueling piano darlings: Piano Catz.

Piano Catz features the two dueling pianists Kyle McKiernan and Mike Lawson, with drummer Greg Black giving the group an incredible diversity. They’ve been impressing audiences in clubs, trade shows, conventions, charity events, casinos, conventions, and business functions for years. Lawson is an unforgettable performer with his big voice and even bigger personality. He’s worked as an event organizer and music director himself, so he understands the responsibilities and headaches you’re facing. He also knows that it’s all worth it when the band connects with the audience. Greg Black, meanwhile, is a well-known Winnipeg jazz musician who spends most of his time in the recording studio, though he has toured in the US and France as well. His addition to this dueling piano duo meant that they could add even more of your favorite songs to their repertoire.

So you may be asking, what is their repertoire? There wouldn’t enough room to name them all, but they play all the greatest hits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Coasters, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, BB King, The Guess Who, the Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sammy Davis Junior, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, and Cab Calloway. Dance the night away to big band blues classics like “Minnie the Moocher” and toe-tapping rockers like “Satisfaction.” You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported straight to Harlem’s Cotton Club in the 1940s, or for a sultry feel, maybe “Down in Mexico.” The great thing about Piano Catz is that they’re open to all of your audience’s requests.

If you’re aiming for a themed event, you may want to consider including “Must Play” songs and “Don’t Play” songs in your contract. We here at Corporate Entertainers are more than happy to help you out with the paperwork and contracts. In fact, it’s what we do. Give us a call and we can help you find the perfect act for your event. Feel free to check Piano Catz’s availability on our site – and if they’re not free for your event, check out our blog for profiles of more great performers. We’ve been connecting event organizers to great bands, comedians, and emcees for over 40 years. Book through us and we’ll make sure your event is a night to remember for everyone involved, whether you want to replicate the smoky sounds of Harlem or the casino show halls of Las Vegas.


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