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I am a full-time professional pianist/keyboardist playing throughout the greater Boston area, MA South Shore, North Shore, Worcester County, Cape Cod, Attleboro area, all of Rhode Island, and Nashua-Salem N.H. area.
I perform upbeat and elegant background music ( Classical to current songs) for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversary, holiday parties, Retirement Communities, and corporate functions.
My song list includes an appealing mix of traditional Classical, Ragtime, Big Band, Jazz, American Classics,( Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett), Broadway Hits, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Disney favorites, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to 2015.
I lead sing-alongs for entertainment at holiday parties and special celebrations.
I work often at well-known venues in the greater Boston area and Rhode Island: Boston's Top of the Hub, Taj Hotel, Langham Hotel, Harvard Club, Boston College Club, Boston University Castle, the Spring Valley Country Club, Luciano's, the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Newport Hyatt, Crowne Plaza Warwick, and many other important function facilities.
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Piano By Bruce FAQS:
What type of functions do you play?
I play high-end background music in all musical styles for wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, retirement communities, and corporate functions.
Why should I hire you to play at my event?
I am a versatile pianist who is flexible about your music requests. I will email/phone you for pre-event updates, and arrive early the day of your wedding or party.
I will coordinate with you and your officiant regarding the wedding ceremony cues.
What are your rates?
$150-$500 per event. I have a minimum for the first hour; my rate is based on distance, parking fees, and additional keyboard setup.
What style of music will you play at my wedding ceremony, reception, party or corporate event?
I am a piano player who is versatile in all musical styles. I play an appealing mix of songs for the different age groups of your guests: well known Classical music, American Classics, Jazz, Broadway, Holiday songs, and popular favorites.
Do you take requests?
Yes. I have been providing entertainment at weddings and functions for 30 years, and I am a pianist who is familiar with popular songs from all the decades.
I enjoy playing the styles of music and songs you request for your wedding, party or event.
Will my guests be able to talk while you are playing?
My music is in the background- your guests will be able to talk comfortably.
How far will you travel?
I will generally travel up to 50-60-miles. If the distance is longer, the event should be a minimum of at least 2 hours.
Where will you travel?
Greater Boston area, Worcester, Central MA, South and North Shore, Andover area, Cape Cod ( Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, and north), Attleboro area, Rhode Island ( all locations), Nashua area of New Hampshire.
Do you use an electric keyboard?
Yes, if there is no piano available. My keyboard has a variety of sounds, including realistic piano.
Is your keyboard loud enough for my function?
I bring an amplifier and an additional speaker with my keyboard, and I can turn the volume up so it can be easily heard by your guests.
What is your background?
I was a former soloist with the Boston Pops, and I attended the Eastman School of Music and Northeastern University.
Do you teach piano?
I teach classical, Jazz, rock, pop piano, and music theory, and composition in my piano lessons to students of all ages and levels.
Do you have a demo CD?
Yes, and I will send it to you upon request. It features my performing in a variety of musical styles. You can listen to my audio demo with Windows Media, Real Audio, or any software which plays audio files.
(Downloading Tip: If you are having trouble downloading or listening to my audio files, right-click on the audio file to "save target as". My audio file will be easily downloaded.)
How do I hire you as a pianist for my function?
I will email or send you a contract and ask for a deposit to hold the date.
How can I contact you?
email: Wedding Party Corporate
(Please include the date, time, and location of your event in the email subject line.)
If you have difficulty opening these links with your mail program:
email me: wedding at pianobybruce dot com,
party at pianobybruce dot com, or corporate at pianobybruce dot com
I check my email frequently, please call or email me again if you don't hear from me within a day.
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