Q: Please state your name, age, location and title?
A: My name is Joe Pianos. I'll be 48 years old this year and live in Oceanside, NY in Long Island.
Q: Who is Joe Pianos and what exactly does he do?
A: I’m a professional entertainer. I do a one man band show on piano and vocals. I entertain 4-5 hour parties large and small.
Q: When and how did you start playing piano?
A: I started at around 5 years old. My dad was a musician. Later on, I started helping him set up and break down on his gigs eventually jumping in on a few songs.
Q: How did you find NAME Entertainers?
A: My band mate connected us. I’m also part of a larger party/event/wedding band occasionally.
Q: Why should a musician join NAME Entertainers?
A: Aside from being a great way to network, NAME membership offers many perks and discounts especially for your insurance coverage needs. If you're a professional performer, becoming a NAME member makes perfect sense.
Q: What are all the different talents you offer clients?
A: Piano, vocals an emcee who is personable and fun and a “lite” DJ.
Q: What is it about the piano that you love so much?
A: It’s a release from the grind and always has been for me. It takes me to a mellow place.
Q: What sets you apart and makes you successful?
A: As a solo musician, I cover many genres spanning decades appealing to most generations. I also try to make every performance into a fun show band scenario. I gauge the crowd and become personable with them. I always try to budget in effect lighting for the stage area and dance floor. It makes a more “showy” atmosphere. I also DJ music that I couldn’t cover (i.e. female artists, orchestral pieces).
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to budding musicians out there, what would it be?
A: If you’re pursuing being an entertainer, be open minded to learning as many genres as you can. Not only will you appeal to a larger audience, but it will also broaden your musical language.
Q: How can possible clients or curious fans find you?