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Dan Satterberg is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a musician all of his life. He attended Berklee College of Music for a while and later completed a double major in theater and studio art from St. Cloud State. Being both classically-educated and taught by ear, Dan developed a soulful Elton-John-meets-Herbie-Hancock piano style accompanied as a clear singing voice. He's "paid his dues" in a fair share of bands including the Prince formed and Warner Bros. signed band "Mazarati".
Dan became involved in Dueling Pianos as both a player and entertainment manager at clubs such as Little Ditties, City Streets, Rum Runners, and JD's Key Club and he has been a featured player as an independent contractor at various other locations. Today, Dan has a solid foundation of all the must-have sing-alongs: standard popular jazz, classic rock and country, R & B / rap as well as any of the latest material. He performs with a commanding relaxed energy.
Chicago Rose is a singer/songwriter whose passion it is to hold up the torch of hope for humanity. She sees the arts as the perfect vehicle to touch people's hearts with a positive message.
Born of the diverse musical culture in the city that provides her name, the music of Chicago Rose evokes her hometown’s many influences. Driving her sweet yet solid voice, and woven into her sound, is a true musicianship missing in many vocalists. Chicago Rose performs as both a soloist with piano and vocals, with her jazz ensemble, "The Rose Garden," and her pop/rock band, "Chicago Rose and Her Thorns."
Chicago Rose is an internationally known singer/songwriter who is best known for her loving ballads and upbeat jazzy style. She is a true performer whose desire to create beautiful music is outweighed only by her desire please her audiences. With over 1,000 standards spanning back to the nineteenth century, and more than 35 original tunes, Chicago Rose’s impressive repertoire allows her to create a varied and engaging concert performance at every appearance.
Rose’s solo career is backed by a diverse resume of touring professionally at clubs, colleges, and fairs and festivals across the nation. She has appeared live in numerous venues including Slugger's in Chicago, Lucille's Rockin' Piano's in Milwaukee, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Harrah's Casino in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, Carlos 'n Charlie's in Cancun, The Longhorn Barbeque of Auburn (Washington state), Full Moon Cafe in Tulsa, Martini's in Cape Coral (Florida), Howlin' On the Water in Peoria, The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar in Columbia (Missouri), MOJO's Dueling Piano bar in Grand Rapids (Michigan), Rumbullion's in the Silver Legacy Casino of Reno, Pub 13 in Ypsilanti (Michigan), Rum Runner's in Mishawaka (Indiana), Howl at the Moon in Chicago, The Reef Dueling Piano Club in Boulder (Colorado), Monaco Bay Dueling Piano Club in Michigan, DeJa Vu Dueling Bar in Bentonville (Arkansas), Ernie Bigg's Chicago Style Piano Bar in Little Rock (Arkansas) and Springfield (Missouri), DJ's Dugout of Omaha (Nebraska), Axels Bonfire in St. Paul and Eagan (Minnesota), Bama Keys Dueling Piano Bar in Orange Beach (Alabama), Hotel Orrington of Evanston (Illinois), The Melting Pot of Chicago, the Noble Fool Cabaret in Chicago’s Downtown Theatre District, The Green Mill with the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, Magnum's Steak and Lobster of Chicagoland, the Taste of Chicago Festival, the Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival in California, and numerous college campuses from coast to coast.
In 2001, Rose was named Best Solo Artist of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. Chicago Rose is no stranger to the national spotlight. She has appeared twice on national television, on the WB’s "Popstars" and Fox’s "30 Seconds to Fame." Local Chicagoland television and radio stations have featured Rose extensively, and her credits include WGN-TV, CLTV, WTTW-TV’s "Wild Chicago," and twice as a guest on WGN-Radio’s "The Rick Kogan Show." In print, she has been featured in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, the Lerner Newspapers, Chicago Arts and Entertainment and The Daily Southtown.
Rose has performed professionally for over 15 years, delighting audiences throughout the United States, Japan, and Germany. Rose’s international appeal is enhanced by her ability to sing flawlessly in Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Her music has been receiving airplay on stations all over Europe and Australia.
Chicago Rose is currently performing on a national tour as one of the top female artists of the Dueling Piano circuit. In a lively show that features wild crowd participation, sing-a-longs, roasts and toasts, Rose uplifts the audience with an uncanny mix of hilarity and musical excellence. Her voice, piano, melodica, and flute are also featured while she plays with her ensembles. Rose's repertoire spans the jazz, pop, and rock spectrums. Plus, she can sprinkle her performance with her own original compositions of various styles, enrapturing the audience and causing the Beach Boys' lead singer, Mike Love, to say, "That's my new favorite song!"
Chicago Rose presents a wholesome show that is perfect for any family-oriented venue, including festivals, fairs, colleges, restaurants, and special events. Depending on the venue, Chicago Rose can perform an entire show solo, as she accompanies herself on her own baby grand piano, which is road-ready, or a full sized keyboard. For larger venues, Rose fronts the three to four piece band, "Chicago Rose Garden Jazz Ensemble," or "Chicago Rose and her Thorns" Pop/Rock Ensemble, which support her unique blend of popular music from the 1920s through the 2000s, and killer originals. Whether she is singing and playing in a quiet setting, a large auditorium, or a loud, upbeat room, Chicago Rose always involves her audience by taking requests, and encouraging people to sing and smile along with her.
Karl Austin Propst, a/k/a Bart Fubbles is one of the original pioneers of the Dueling Piano concept and is referred to by musicians all over the world as a musical genius.
Born, April 13, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, Karl grew up in a household environment filled with music and entertainment. His father, a multi-instrumentalist, played vibraphone with the Stan Kenton Orchestra for many years. He also played drums with John Lee Hooker, Mel Torme, and stood in for Buddy Rich when he was unable to make a performance.
Karl's mother, a vocal major from the then prestigious University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music was a national commercialist who also worked as a comedian in the "Wits End Players" (a famous night club act in Atlanta) with Dick Van Dyke in the 1960's.
Karl began cultivating his musical chops at the age of six with his father's drums. He moved on to piano at age 12 and made all state choir in high school; singing before President Jimmy Carter. At 16 Karl had his first professional "gig", touring the southeastern United States with a variety of bands. In 1986 Karl performed overseas for the U.S.O., entertaining the troops throughout Turkey, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France.
In 1990, Karl accepted his first "Dueling Piano" position in Atlanta at L'tl Dittys, and has been performing in that capacity ever since. Although Karl has moved around the country playing this concept for clubs ever since, he has a true love of jazz and is well known for his "classic" rock abilities.
Karl has played with such greats as Fabian, Bo Diddly, B.B. King, former members of Deep Purple, 38 Special and the Atlanta Rhythm Section.
Karl's experience in the musical field allows him to perform in a total comfort zone; understanding the true meaning of showmanship. His swift wit, coupled with his gift of music provides a great show for whomever his audience may be...from ages 8-80. Irrespective of what type of music Karl is called upon to play, one thing is for sure: he specializes in the ancient art of scorching the 88s!
Ryan Bueter was born in Dublin, Ohio and grew up in a musically-cultured home. Although playing drums was his first love, he knew music was his existence and wanted to live it to its full extent. Ryan packed up and moved to Hollywood and graduated from The Bass Institute of Technology in 1988. He also picked up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since. With three instruments under his belt, his love for learning led him to singing, piano, and mandolin.
From 1985 to 2004, Ryan Bueter performed under the name B. Ryan Michaels in many bands including his own: The B. Ryan Michaels Band had an adult contemporary Top 40 single "Wild-n-Young," which was released from Ryan’s solo album on Sisa Records in 2000. Ryan also played bass and backing vocals for songwriter Karla Goldman’s debut CD on Sisapa / Curb Records. He toured nationally, opening up for Blue Oyster Cult, The Smithereens, Black Sabbath, the Kinks, Dokken, Warrant, Great White, Jackyl, LA Guns, Night Ranger, Bang Tango, Pat Benatar, the Romantics, and April Wine.
Ryan’s piano experience began at Howl at the Moon in Columbus, Ohio in 1997. He continues to perform at Howl at the Moon locations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonio, Ft. Lauderdale, and, most recently, in Hollywood. From 2001 to 2005, Ryan was the entertainment director at the Baltimore Howl at the Moon. He has also played at Crocodile Rocks in Myrtle Beach and at the Shouthouse in San Diego.
Ryan’s sing-a-long show brings entertainment on every level. Even the most reserved among us will find themselves clapping and singing along as he belts out rock, pop, disco and country’s greatest hits from the 50s to the present.
Ryan has taken great pride in learning patriotic music, which he has performed for the troops up and down the East Coast. In 2000, Ryan was requested to perform his show for Al Gore and friends.
Ryan currently resides in Hollywood, California where he is writing, recording, and acting on Hullabaloo, an upcoming Children’s TV Show currently in development with Muddy Girls Productions. In early 2006, he played slide guitar and mandolin on Platinum Faith’s debut CD, soon to be released on Centerline Records. Many musicians have used similar techniques on stage and in the studio, but no one has taken it to such elevation as Ryan Bueter. Ryan’s future is bright, his desire is fierce, and his sound is undeniably rocking.
Ryan performs dueling piano shows over 200 nights a year. Should you want the G-rated show for children or the PG-13 show for adults, Ryan is all about entertaining your crowd.
Larry Klass hails from Fort Lauderdale / West Palm Beach, Florida and has been a Dueling Piano player since 1989. He is well known on the Dueling Piano circuit as a regular performer at such notable venues as Howl at The Moon in Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Ft. Lauderdale, Jellyrolls in Pittsburgh and Atlanta, Little Ditty’s in Baltimore and Minneapolis, Wallbanger’s of Portland (Oregon), Boogie Woogie’s in Boise, Ernie Biggs in Little Rock, Willy D's in Fayetteville (Arkansas), The Penguin in Columbia (Missouri), Tanner's in Kansas City (Missouri), Harrah's in Las Vegas and Reno, New York New York Casino in Las Vegas, Sweet Caroline's in New York City, Pete's in Austin and Fort Worth, Bama Keys in Orange Beach (Alabama), Sing Sing in Irvine, San Diego, Denver, and Pittsburgh; The Shout House of San Diego, 88 keys, 88’s, and Hugh Jorgan’s in southern Florida, Rumrunners in Lansing and Kalamazoo (Michigan), Pub 13 in Ypsilanti (Michigan), JD's Key Club of Pontiac (Michigan), The Reef in Boulder (Colorado), Mo Jos and The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids (Michigan), Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in Los Angeles, Longhorn Bar-B-Q in Auburn (Washington state), Carlos 'n' Charlies in Cancun, and Hotel Europe in Switzerland.
Larry has studied piano privately in a variety of genres including classical, jazz, and pop; with concentrations on improvisation and ear training. He has had perfect pitch since the age of six. Larry has also received private popular vocal training since the age of 17.
Larry has enjoyed performing alongside such widely recognized Dueling Piano players as Ken Goodwin and Kevin Clover. He boasts an ability to prevail in virtually any "Stump The Piano Player" session. He enjoys incorporating the alto sax as part of his Dueling Piano shows and plans to add the fiddle to his repertoire by 2007.
Richard Cooper hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been a Dueling Piano player since 1994. He is well known on the Dueling Piano circuit as a regular performer at such notable venues as Little Dittys in Sacramento,Rumrunners in Lansing (Michigan), Howl at The Moon of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Bogarts in Jupiter, (Florida), Little Ditty's in Destin (Florida), Harveys of Lake Tahoe, Frankie's in Kansas City, Willy D's in Little Rock and Fayetteville, DJ's Dugout in Omaha, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Rum Bullion's in Reno, Martini's in Cape Coral (Florida), Slugges of Chicago, and The King Sized Pub in Switzerland.
Richard has played by ear since the age of three and has perfect pitch. He is classically trained and has worked in bands since the age of 14. Richard has worked with members of Santana, Boz Scaggs, Stevie Wonder, Pride and Joy, Muscle Shoal Swampers, who appear on his album "Coop De Ville."
Cliff Erickson has had a sustaining entertaining career for more than 30 years. He has traveled as a solo performer from his hometown of Port Huron, Michigan to venues all over the world. Though his home base is the Detroit, Michigan area, Cliff has entertained on cruise ships in the Greek Isles and currently performs at universities, clubs, and conventions across the United States and Canada.
Cliff's charismatic stage presence sets him apart from other performers and his ability to capture an audience has been a welcome addition to the performances of headliners such as Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Jim Carrey and the Beach Boys, among others. He has received acclaim not only from his fans, but has received the award of "Consummate Entertainer of the Year" by Orbit magazine and The Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Award.
Cliff has two albums released by Accurate Records, and is currently working on his third album. His first album, "Rendezvous," was released in 1992 and features ten songs. The songs feature emotional lyrics with a sweet, melodic melody in acoustic guitar. His second album, "Acquired Taste," features songs with a southern flair, ranging from ballads to upbeat dance numbers. Cliff's lyrics tug at the heartstrings and the melodies sweep you away.
Indeed, the story of Cliff Erickson's career may be simple, but the complexities of this musician can only be heard through his music.
Dan Enderle was originally born and raised in the land that’s high in the middle and round on the ends ... OHIO. He is 100% self-taught and began his piano career at the age of three. He started performing in bands after serving five years in the U.S. Navy. One of the bands Dan was in opened for Kansas, Night Ranger and Blackfoot.
After touring in the band scene, Dan found his way onto the Dueling Piano circuit in 1991 and has been amazing audiences all over the United States. His talent of playing six different instruments in his unique comedy show has earned him the name Mr. Funny Man. Dan’s wild and crazy personality makes him a must for all to see.
Jimmy Maddox hails from Nashville, Tennessee and has been a Dueling Piano player since 2001. He is well known on the Dueling Piano circuit as a regular performer at such notable venues as Silky O’Sullivans in Memphis, the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, Blazin' Pianos in Omaha (Nebraska), Deja Vu in Bentonville (Arkansas), Frankie's and Tanner' s in Kansas City, Crazy 88’s in Jacksonville (Florida), The Mayfair in Amarillo (Texas), and 88’s in Hollywood (Florida).
Jimmy studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music and saxophone performance at Armstrong State. He has performed with Eric Burden, Billy Joe Royal, Tracy Nelson, Gary Tallent, Radney Foster, Joel Sonnier, Billy Walker, and Maria Muldaur. Jimmy has performed at the Grand Ole Opry.
John Sackett hails from St. Petersburg, Florida and has been a Dueling Piano player since 1996. He is well known on the Dueling Piano circuit as a regular performer at such notable venues as Howl at the Moon in Tampa, Louisville, Baltimore, and Indianapolis; Pub 13 in Ypsilanti (Michigan), Mojo's in Grand Rapids (Michigan), The Penguin in Columbia (Missouri), DJ's Dugout in Omaha, and Dueling Pianos in Palm Harbor.
John is also performs regularly at corporate functions and private parties at the Disney resorts in Orlando.
Stefan Kukurugya is a pianist / vocalist who brings smiles to all who know him, have played with him, or have witnessed his performances. Stefan has the most diverse background a musician can have: from being the touring keyboardist for the late David Ruffin of the Temptations to providing sound effects for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; from conducting Los Angeles recording sessions to making Las Vegas appearances; from bandleader to solo and Dueling Pianos.
Stefan's abilities and scope appear endless. His projects also include several New-Age album releases, children's recordings and sound tracks for interactive CDs. Bob McGrath of "Sesame Street" was elated to have Stefan onstage, as was Rory Zuckerman of The Learning Channel.
When Stefan isn't writing, performing, producing and directing, you can see him regularly on television promoting the Michigan Lottery. Just look for his trademark beret.
Keith Montross hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and has been a Dueling Piano player since 1991. He is well known on the Dueling Piano circuit as a regular performer at such notable venues as Hurricane O'Malley's in Louisville, Howl at the Moon in Cincinnati and Orlando, Yakety Yaks in Myrtle Beach, Loonie Tunes in Lexington (Kentucky), Sing Sing in Chattanooga (Tennessee), Rum Runners and Sam's Uptune Saloon in Charlotte (North Carolina), Joker's in Mooresville (North Carolina), Shouthouse in San Diego, Chopstix in Tacoma (Washington state), Willy D's in Fayetteville (Arkansas), Willy D's in Little Rock, Deja Vu in Bentonville (Arkansas), Capone's in Joplin (Missouri), Ernie Biggs in Springfield (Missouri) and Little Rock, Whammer Jammer's in Grand Rapids (Michigan), Monaco Bay in Kalamazoo (Michigan), Keys 'n' Laughs in Mooresville (Indiana), Keys in Rochester (New York state), Bama Keys in Orange Beach (Alabama), Rosie O'Grady's in Pensacola (Florida), 88's in Hollywood (Florida), Crazy 88's in Jacksonville (Florida), Crocodile Rocks in Columbia (South Carolina) and Norfolk (Virginia), Lucille's in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), and Monarch of the Seas and Royal Carribean cruise lines (Los Angeles).
Keith has opened for Bo Diddley, Johnny Cash, the Jazz Crusaders with Joe Sample, Grover Washington, and Richard Marx. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education with a minor in trumpet and piano performance.
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