Midwest Dueling Pianos
The best decision I made was proposing to my wife, the second best was hiring these guys to play the reception.
Prior to our wedding I was a little uneasy about these guys, sometimes it took a while for Brian or Devon to get back to me when I would ask a question or just check in to make sure everything was running smoothly, I wasn't sure who would be the two playing at the wedding. But then the day of the wedding came, I showed up to the reception, there were two pianos set up, and everything seemed alright. They emceed prior to dinner and kept everything running right on time as scheduled. After dinner the piano show started and people loved it. The guys were great, the music sounded awesome, they were open to any and every song request, they were flexible on last minute schedule changes. Every guest I talked to said dueling pianos was the best idea for a wedding that they had seen and it was the most fun wedding they had been to.
Additionally, I read one of the prior reviews, and just to hopefully relive some angst, Rusty played at my wedding and was great, he played new stuff, older stuff, he played traditional dueling piano songs, and unique songs like The Cha Cha Slide. If I had to do it again I would pick these guys in a heartbeat, totally worth it, and I wouldn't be surprised if they receive a call or two from upcoming weddings of guests at mine.
The guys were so much fun and catered to the needs of our guests. So professional, everyone loved them and had such a great time!
The dueling pianos idea was definitely a risk we took for our wedding. We had been to another wedding with dueling piano's and it was a big hit. We decided to go for it and splurge for the entertainment.... which was ultimately a disappointment. I dealt with the owner Brian, for everything before the ceremony, and a few days before our weding, he told me he wasn't going to be able to make it but another piano player, Rusty, would be there instead. Rusty seemed cool at first, when we first met him.... until our entrance song into the Reception Hall was wrong, after he had told us it was no problem. Then Rusty kept telling me how he'll get the place rocking and everyone will be on the dance floor in.... NO ONE was on the dance floor. I finally had to tell them to just play Top 40's off of a list I had provided them... I might as well have plugged in my iPod. My cousin requested a song and Rusty started playing the wrong song, so she asked him for the right one to start playing, and his response was "I am not a DJ"... which was really rude. The entire time the piano players seemed super annoyed and had an attitude because our guests preferred Top 40 over Pianos.
We met Phred Brown at a local restaurant in Mount Pleasant, MI last yr. We had asked him several times to play at our wedding. He finally said yes. His partner Brian Griffin contacted us later. These guys ARE Fantastic to work with. They are new to the business, but have been in the entertainment business for many many yrs. Both of them play music most all of their lives. If you want something truly unique talk to these guys. THANKS Brian & Phred.