Traveling From: Winnipeg
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Piano Catz are a Dueling Piano Group from Winnipeg, Manitoba
Who are Piano Catz? Take two pianos and attach a couple of crazy, fun loving piano players. Connect one reliably solid, in-the- groove drummer. Affix to the mix a huge repertoire of popular song, and what you have is PIANO CATZ.
Piano Catz is the collaboration and combination of 3 well-known Canadian musicians, Mike Lawson (Piano), Kyle McKiernan (Piano), and Greg Black (Drums), who have played, sung, and entertained their way into the hearts of their Winnipeg hometown audiences and beyond. These three make a great Trio if you ever did see one!
Piano Catz Members
Mike Lawson (Piano / Vocals / Songwriter) : Mike is musical magic! Here’s a wonderfully talented piano player with a great big powerful voice and personality plus. Over the years, Mike has been in demand as a musical director, event organizer, and producer of many a successful show. He’s particularly well known for his Rock n’ Roll medleys. His collection of fan favourites continue to fill dance floors in clubs and casinos. Mike and his Rockin’ 88’s have toured with many bands around the country as well as the United States.
Greg Black (Drums): A rata-tat-tat… it’s Mr. Greg Black! He’s one of the most respected and sought after drummers in Winnipeg. Greg is a musician who is quite well known in the Jazz circles, but he also plays a variety of rhythmic styles that compliment and strengthen the ever-expanding PIANO CATZ song list. He continues having a long and interesting career. He’s toured in Canada, the U.S., France, and is often found applying his trade in the recording studio. Greg has played concerts with such notables as Bo Diddley and Johnny Rivers. He’s in the know… in the pocket… and in the band.
Performance Style: Piano Catz is a ‘Have Fun’, ‘Sing-Along With’, and Dance The Night Away’ type of band. Their electric pianos, along with the drums, offer this trio a surprisingly full sound and the ability to cover an expanding ”pianorama” of musical songs and styles… everything
from Jumpin’ Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Rock n’ Roll, Country Swing, Jazzy to Novelty… plus more. There’s something here for the young and the young-at-heart alike. Enjoy their spontaneous musical combustion. Request your favourite songs. Bring along your dancin’ shoes, a sense of humour, and engage yourself in a little social lubrication… Always Entertaining… PIANO CATZ !
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Clubs, Corporate Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Casino Events, Business Functions, Conventions, Community Events, Trade Shows, and Award Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
Partial List – Songs By Category And Artist
Rock n’ Roll – Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Little Richard , Bo Diddley, Bill Haley and the Comets, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, The Coasters, Johnny Rivers, The Righteous Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Animals, The Zombies , Lovin’ Spoonful , The Guess Who
Blues / R&B: B.B. King, Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Cab Calloway, Colin James, Tom Waits, Louis Jordan, Boz Scaggs, Big Bill Broonzy, Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, Downchild Blues Band, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon
Country: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, George Straight , Asleep at the Wheel, Eagles, Hank Snow, Johnny Horton, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Delbert McClinton, Roger Miller, Milton Brown and his Brownies Jazzy – Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Henry Mancini . Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Junior
Dance Music: Rock n’ Roll, The Twist, Swing, Jive.