Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to provide to host Dueling Pianos?
88 Licks will bring our own grand piano "shells", full production (sound and lighting), and, of course, two of the best live entertainers you'll ever see. The only production need is power (minimum 2 x 20Amp Circuits), and a space at least 16'x12'
Can Dueling Pianos be done "In the Round"?
Yes, but 88 Licks may charge an additional fee to support 360 degree sound and lighting. The ideal Dueling Piano setup is a 120 - 180 degree visual and acoustical range. This allows us to best cover large groups from an audio and aesthetic perspective. ("In the round" is more difficult to ensure all viewing angles are "clean", as there are more stands, speakers, and fewer options to hide cabling and equipment.)
Do you have an option for smaller events?
88 Licks Dueling Pianos can tailor a dueling piano show to any type of event and space. For those events where size or budget is limited, we offer a 'lite' version that uses smaller manufactured piano shells and a more modest production profile (lighting and sound).
Any tips for making my Dueling Piano event successful?
If you've hired 88 Licks, you've done the most important part.
Dueling Pianos is an interactive show. Expect our performers to engage. To that end, we recommend starting the show once your room is filled. While it sounds good in theory to have players performing as guests enter, this tends to establish the music as "background entertainment".
No dance floor is needed. While we fully expect some dancing, it's better to situate tables closer to the stage for crowd engagement. Dancing is only one part of the experience, as is the singing, clapping, and dialog. All of these things can be done in and around the tables.