In 2009, musician and entrepreneur Carl Williams set to work on a project that had been on the back-burner for years. To put together a show featuring 2 piano entertainers and a drummer where the entertainers took audience requests and performed them live on the spot. He put together a website and started to make some calls.
It took a few months before the first booking came in, but as soon as it did, he and his father built 2 wooden piano shells from plywood. Carl called around to find a suitable entertainer and a drummer, borrowed some PA equipment and before long was performing at the first PianoFactor Duelling Pianos gig. The event was a success and a couple of new bookings came off the back of this first gig.
Looking back Carl say's "It was by no means the show it is today - but It was the gig that started it all!". Since then Carl's drummer Tom Toggle has played a huge part in the running of the business and the concept has developed into a streamlined and truly exceptional show, with PianoFactor performing at around 100 events each year.
Carl and Tom put 100% into every single event and together with their team of talented musicians and entertainers, they will provide you with a complete entertainment service that is second to none, with an evening of outstanding entertainment featuring a huge selection of songs that will delight both young and old.
PianoFactor is a full time business and the team take entertainment seriously - They have performed for a whole host of clients including Richard Branson, Aston Martin, Guinness, The Royal Air Force, The Police Force, ProDrive, The BBC, Microsoft, Warner and Hilton to name a few... Not forgetting the hundreds of happy wedding couples that they have entertained.
The team at PianoFactor will provide you with a truly spectacular performance from start to finish. The equipment is always kept in pristine condition and the team's attention to detail is notable. Whatever the occasion, PianoFactor will ensure you are provided with the service that you should expect from a world class entertainment company.
PianoFactor can create our shows according to the client's wishes and offer optional extras including Guitar, Sax, DJ, Brass Section and Backing Vocals. The set times can be altered and the team are open to suggestions i.e. fitting in with a theme, creating stings for award ceremonies or providing gentle music during dinner or drinks reception.
Since the main focus is entertaining and engaging the audience as much as possible, PianoFactor gladly take requests, encourage audience participation and always provide a stunning performance that will involve everybody. No other show offers the perfect solution for turning a simple gathering into a spectacularly exciting and lively event that everyone will be talking about for a long time to come.
PianoFactor add pizazz and passion to Weddings, the WOW Factor to Corporate Events and joyous exuberance to Parties, Functions and Celebrations. They provide a show like no other and the team will make you feel comfortable and secure from the moment you first get in touch. Pick a show below to find out more.
The Duelling Pianos Concept
Piano music is loved by all. Wether it be at an Elton John concert, a rocking piano-bar or a hotel lobby. It is an instrument that everyone is drawn to no matter what their demographic. Our drummer went to see a Take That concert, Gary Barlow came out on stage on is own. He sat and the piano and said - "the bands not here yet, do you fancy a sing song?", literally everyone was ready to sing a long (and they did!). The Piano is a beautiful instrument and it has this magical power to draw people in.
Take that magic and multiply it by two and you have Duelling Pianos. With two pianos on stage and two entertainers leading the band, the possibilities are endless. The entertainers will perform your requests that you have written down. You will get to hear all the songs that you love. But don't just think Piano!! Duelling Piano Entertainers can play pretty much anything. From Ed Sheeran to Daft Punk and Bruno Mars to Bon Jovi. Lady Gaga to Beyonce, not forgetting Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. The Rolling stones, Paul Simon, and ABBA. The list goes on and on AND ON! Dueling pianos performers have huge repertoires and really can satisfy everybody's choice in music.
PianoFactor take dueling pianos to the next level. Our musicians and entertainers are hand picked and the best in the business. Our show is truly interactive and we aim to get all the guests involved. With Global experience our entertainment is second to none. We strive for perfection and we want to see every person in the room having the time of their lives. This applies to EVERY event that we do. Our sound and lighting system is fantastic giving us flexibility to perform at events of any size. Our Custom White Baby Grand Pianos are kept in pristine condition and look stunning in any setting. We work as a full time business at a professional level. Rest assured you will be more than happy with our service from start to finish.
Whatever your event may be, PianoFactor will provide you with an unforgettable night of entertainment. The magic of our entertainers on two pianos will have everybody wanting to join in. With this awesome show backed by our fabulous team of musicians, you are in for a real treat!