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I am a full time professional pianist/keyboardist who is well-known for his musical versatility. I play for weddings, parties, events, and corporate functions throughout the greater Boston area, MA South Shore, North Shore, Worcester County, Central MA, Cape Cod, Attleboro area, all of Rhode Island, and Nashua-Salem N.H. area.
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 current songs. I also entertain with traditional Italian, Irish, and Jewish songs.
I lead sing-alongs (Tin Pan Alley, Standards, Show Tunes, Holiday, Pop & Rock Classics) for entertainment at holiday parties and special celebrations.
I perform upbeat and elegant background music (Classical to current songs) for all wedding ceremonies (Religious and non-Denominational) cocktail hours, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, Christening celebrations, Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions, birthdays, anniversary, holiday & Retirement Communities, and corporate functions.
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, Scituate River Club, Beechwood Hotel, the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Newport Hyatt, Crowne Plaza Warwick, and many other important function facilities.
Client Review Gigmasters 7-23-16 Wedding Ceremony and Reception, Providence
Bruce played for my wedding this past weekend and did a truly wonderful job. From the time we hired him, up to the day of the wedding, he stayed in contact with us assuring that every detail was attended to. He played all the music we requested and created a perfect atmosphere for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. Bruce was also very accommodating to our needs, bringing an electric keyboard to play outside for the first duration and then transitioning to the piano inside during dinner. I would highly recommend him and would definitely hire him again!
Client Ratings: (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5
Client Review The Knot Wedding Ceremony 7-14-2016 Plymouth, MA
I got married this past weekend in Plymouth, MA and Bruce played for my ceremony. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him in person, but I could not have asked for a more responsive, professional, and talented musician to play for me and my husband. He sets the expectations up front and is very clear, but should any questions arise, he is thorough and prompt in his reply. I chose to create a playlist for him to play, which included a wide variety of genres, from Disney to Elvis to church hymns, and he was able to play them all. He is very organized and knows his craft/talent, so there was NO stress whatsoever in this part of the wedding planning, especially since it was one of the bigger decisions I made later in the planning process. On the wedding day, he arrived at the church and worked with my officiant and his wife (both friends of mine) for the cues. The day itself was seamless and beautiful. I received multiple compliments on the music and my officiant told me they worked well together in squaring away the cues. A big help I found in making my decision was Bruce's website. He has samples of music he plays and provides suggestions for pieces to include as part of the wedding playlist, as well as additional sites to use as resources for music. A big thank you to Bruce for helping in making our day perfect!
Client Rating: 5 Stars
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Piano By Bruce FAQS:
Why should I hire you to play at my function?
I will add an upbeat and elegant touch to your wedding, party, or corporate event.
I enjoy playing your song requests( classical to 2016).
How would you describe your personal style?
I am very professional and attentive to detail. I will promptly follow-up to your questions and requests.
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.
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: J.S.Bach-current songs. 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.
I will email/text/ or call you for pre-event updates, and arrive early the day of your wedding or party.
I am a versatile pianist who is quite flexible about your music requests.
I will coordinate with you and your officiant regarding the wedding ceremony cues.
What are your rates?
$150-500 per event.
Do you take requests?
Yes. I have been providing entertainment at weddings and functions for over 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.
Where will you travel?
Greater Boston area, Worcester, Central MA, South and North Shore, Andover area, Cape Cod ( Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich, Barnstable, Hyannis, Brewster, Yarmouth, Dennis, Chatham, and north), Attleboro area ( Wrentham, Foxboro, Walpole, Sharon...) Rhode Island ( Providence, Cranston, Warwick, Newport, 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.)
Aside from being a professional musician, what are your other interests?
I am an avid reader, an amateur astronomer, and a big fan of craft beer and Bourbon.
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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