We play shows for people of all ages. I’ve played Bat and Bar Mitzvahs for 13 years old kids, and I’ve played at 80 year old birthday parties. For all of these parties, I always have an idea of the type of music they’ll be requesting. The 13 year old kids want Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. The older generations want The Beatles, Frank Sinatra etc. Whenever we play college party, I get excited, because we have no idea what types of songs they’ll like.
There Ain’t No Party Like a College Party
I recently played a party put on by Kappa Psi, the pharmaceutical fraternity. We weren’t sure what to expect, but it ended up being a crazy time! College is a time for experimenting. No. That’s not what I meant. College is the time to experiment with taste in music. College was really when I started appreciating more than just current popular music. I started to develop my own tastes.
I remember listening to The Doors once day and wondering why I hadn’t ever realized how awesome they were. My dad would have probably played me some music from “his generation” and as a fifteen year old, I’d probably scoff and turn Britney Spears back on. (Yeah I love Britney.) Now that I was on my own, I was allowed to listen to whatever I wanted without feel like I had to like it. As a dueling piano player, it really helps now, because I pride myself if being able to cover music from ever genre imaginable. Any college party I went to would showcase the musical tastes of whoever was hosting. It was a great way to get to know people and their personalities.
This Particular College Party
Barbie Girl – Don’t Stop Believing – Semi-charmed Life – Enter Sandman – Mr Jones – Jailhouse Rock – Call me Maybe – Dream On – My Girl – YMCA – An unspeakably named Tenacious D song – Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy – Fly Me To The Moon…. Are you getting my point?
The most amazing thing about this college party was that every single person danced to every song. The dance floor was packed all night. They’d scream when we started an 80’s song, they’d scream when we started a top 40 song. They even screamed when we started Frank Sinatra. There was literally nothing they didn’t like and appreciate!
Another College Party Ends
Nothing makes me happier than playing a show with such a wife variety of music. That’s why I love dueling pianos. I wouldn’t want to play only the same types of music every night. I like going in to each show excited about the possibilities! A college party almost guarantees this will happen. If you are having any sort of party and you want to see all the different types of music we can play, contact Felix and Fingers about giving you the best night imaginable!