Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dueling Pianos

On Friday night I did something a little out of the ordinary for me. I went to a bar. Don't worry, there was no drinking involved for me or those in my party!
I went with Katherine and some people I didn't really know to a place in downtown Houston called Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. They had these two awesome grand pianos facing each other and two musicians playing and singing. It was amazing. They take requests and can play anything, and incredibly, they know the lyrics too! Who would have thought!
This is a short snippet of them performing Cecelia, by Simon and Garfunkel.
This one was my favorite. One of the girls in my group had been there before and had seen this guy perform Hotel California so she requested it. This part is after the singing and he's just going to town on his piano solo. I was so shocked that I didn't think to grab my camera until the end.
Here are us two happy campers enjoying the show. There were actually 4 musicians in all. These two were our favorites. They did a few numbers with all 4 guys - they had guitars and a drum set out there too, but for the most part, they'd play for an hour, then the other set would come out and play for an hour. We saw our favorite guys twice, but left before they other's really started their second set.


okbushmans said...

That looks awesome...not the drinking or the bar, but the pianos! How fun!

Wendy Sue said...

Pretty impressive!!

Susannah said...

We'll have to go next time we come!!