Piano Barbarians (general)
Paul Seiz, Steve Savage, and Jarret Izzo host this podcast about roaming the earth as professional piano players and the various wildlife they encounter. Each of these barbarians perform regularly at dueling piano clubs around the the US and overseas. It's at these clubs that they meet some of the most exotic entertainers the world has to offer.

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Frankie Turner is a much loved dueling pianist from Michigan recently living in NYC where he is loved by other players for his quick wit and superb ability at forging connections with audience members.  Tune in!  **Special Announcement** Mark Weiser drops by the podcast to talk about all things related to PIANO SUMMIT 2017 happening in NYC March 13-15 next year... check out www.PianoSummit2017.com for more info!

Direct download: E66_FrankieTurner.mp3
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Davina Yannetty hails from East Boston, not far from where she began working as a dueling pianist at Howl at the Moon in Boston when it opened in 2010.  Davina is a wonderful singer and boasts a deep repertoire of classic rock and 90s hits.  In recent years, Davina has been traveling and performing dueling piano gigs around the world.   

Direct download: E65_DavinaYannetty.mp3
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iPads, Song Ownership, Drummers, X Stands vs. Shells, Rap, and Lyric Improv, CP33s vs. Privias... Steve Savage and Matt Tobin delve into all your favorite hot topics in the world of dueling pianos.  Enjoy!     

Direct download: E64_MattTobin.mp3
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Nate Hopkins and Steve Savage are two skinny pasty dudes who live in Astoria.  They also both have exquisite gingery beards.  For serious, it was great to have Nate on the podcast to discuss his career in dueling pianos, his position at Howl at the Moon in NYC, and his musical theater pursuits.  Tune in!  Feel free to email the podcast:  PianoBarbarians@gmail.com 

Direct download: E63__NateHopkins.mp3
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Steve Savage and Matt Tobin sit down for a conversation on the first episode of the podcast after a nearly 3 year hiatus.  Steve and Matt are both dueling piano players that live and work in New York City.  Enjoy!  

Direct download: E62_MattTobin.mp3
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E61 - James Barr

Cheerio!  Today's episode features an Englishman living in New York, James Barr!  Steve and James sit down for a chat about solo piano lounges on cruise ships and the process of transitioning into dueling pianos.  James also talks about a particular sales technique that he employs with audiences on gigs.  Tune in!  

Direct download: E61_-_James_Barr.mp3
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The Barbarians are back with a brand new episode featuring a conversation between Steve Savage and Drew De Four...  Drew has the distinction of being possibly the youngest player to be doing the gig for 10+ years.  Anyone fortunate enough to share the stage with Drew has a unique understanding of his superb ability when it comes to dueling pianos.  Tune in for a glimpse at Drew's philosophy on the gig!  

Direct download: E60_-_Drew_De_Four.mp3
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Today's guest is the well-traveled Orin Sands.  Steve and Orin sat down for a chat before their Saturday evening gig in Lincoln, NE, and got to talking about Orin's history with dueling pianos as well as his tenure in Holland at Crazy Pianos.  Wondering what it may be like to be a piano barbarian overseas?  Don't miss this episode!  

Direct download: E59_-_Orin_Sands.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT
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California King Ryan Bueter spends and hour with Paul, hashing out everything you need to know about your chances as a dueling piano player, especially on the west coast.  Also, deep dives into the male psyche and bar behaviors.

Direct download: E57_-_Ryan_Bueter.mp3
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E55 - Jeff Spence

Steve sits down with veteran traveling piano man Jeff Spence who is currently performing nightly on the NCL Epic.  Steve and Jeff do a bit of shop talk about balancing music with comedy, but focus mainly on some of Jeff's great stories from his years of performing.  Tune in to hear all about Jeff, from his first piano bar gig playing japanese singalongs in Texas, to his jazz studies with Ellis Marsalis in New Orleans.  Towards the end of the episode both Steve and Jeff get philospohical about the emotional cache that piano bar entertainers access on a regular basis at work.  A fun episode for sure, get it in your ears! 

Direct download: E55_-_Jeff_Spence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT
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