Here’s a little bit more about our featured artists:
All across North America, the dueling piano concept is taking the entertainment industry by storm! Along with this success has come a multitude of independently operated businesses offering dueling piano entertainment. But beware, not all dueling piano shows are created equal!
Many of today’s dueling piano companies are operated by musicians representing themselves without agency support, existing full time work, or even a reasonable amount of professional experience. Therefore, these companies, with only three or four entertainers (and in some cases, only a single entertainer), will do whatever necessary to make you believe that their show is exactly what you are looking for.
In comparison, LRS College Entertainment has a roster of over 150 professional dueling piano players who work full time in traditional sing-along dueling piano establishments. You wouldn’t buy diamonds from a street corner vendor. Nor should you invest your hard earned entertainment dollars with anyone less than LRS College Entertainment!
Brena is an alt pop-rock band from Grand Rapids, MI. They love performing and creating the most entertaining event possible for everyone there to see them! They are able to fill up a headlining slot of original music or fill a 4-5 hour night of original material and mainstream music from the 70s through today.
Within two short years, the band has been fortunate enough to share the stage with such national acts as Tonic, Joan Jett, Saliva, Default, Candlebox, Loverboy, The Verve Pipe, Pop Evil, Black Stone Cherry, and Sugarcult.
Sean Forbes is a musician on a mission. An accomplished and passionate drummer, rhythm pours out of him, when he breathes, walks, types at his keyboard or hits his drums. Music is in his blood, his cells; it’s just the way he is.
He’s also deaf – and out to build a badly needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people everywhere.Sean grew up in Detroit where his parents, both musicians, filled their home with the sounds of the Motor City: Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger, the Funk Brothers and more. Despite losing his hearing as a baby, Sean soaked up the beats and the vibrations, experiencing great music in his own way.
Inspired by what he calls “The Three B’s” (the Beastie Boys, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan), Sean started out making music videos in his basement and today is producing professional music videos with a focus on the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. He is a voice for not only his generation but deaf culture. He is co-founder of D-PAN, The Deaf Professional Arts Network, a non-profit organization that focuses on translating popular artists’ songs into American Sign Language music videos for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
With his passion for music, Sean has opened the door to musical expression – a world historically considered off limits to people in the deaf community. His dream of music for all has helped to transform the way deaf people perceive music. Through his videos and his outreach to deaf people everywhere – particularly young people eager to feel included in popular culture – music is being presented to them as a beautiful symphony of thought and expression, available to all. The hearing community, too, is fascinated by his ASL translations of musical hits and is clamoring for more. Since 2008, Forbes has also performed in over 40 cities across the US; including college campuses, live venues, and at retailers such as Borders and Barnes & Noble. To date, Forbes has appeared in front of over 150,000 people.
Sean Forbes is living proof that if you have enough passion and dedication, magic happens and dreams come true. “The world is run by those who show up,” he says, “And I’m showing up.”
The Square Pegz are a certifiable blast from the past. The Pegz encompass the entire decade like no other, performing a multitude of 80s hits from Prince and Michael Jackson to Madonna and Cyndi Lauper! There is no hit the Square Pegz cannot do! Every detail from their righteously retro outfits to their advanced multimedia show has been meticulously accounted for to bring you a premier 80s experience. Hang on for a most excellent musical time travel adventure. Like totally!
With thunderous boogie in their bellbottoms and wicked threads, Boogie Dynomite gets down with all the splendor the 70s Disco era has to offer. Large afros, funky dance moves, and a sound that is truly electrifying, this band is super bad! Boogie Dynomite offers uninhibited and energetic fun along with authentic renditions of the 70s tunes you dig most. Boogie Dynomite is guaranteed to add unique excitement to any event with their unbeatably far out show! Right on!
Anthony has headlined in Las Vegas at casinos and comedy clubs, opened for major celebrities such as the Impractical Jokers and Bill Engvall, and has been featured on Fox, NBC, and in front of tens of thousands of people for other major music and magic acts that come to Michigan. He has also been coined as “Metro Detroit’s Busiest Magician” by the American Museum of Magic. With a background as a motivational speaker, he presents over 100 talks each year to schools and conferences. He uses magic in a way you’ve never seen before.
The Mega 80s take you back to when Members Only jackets and parachute pants ruled. this show is nonstop action! With its infectious feel-good vibe and tremendous stage presence, this band reaches over 250,000 people a year! Extraordinary video effects and retro music videos have crowds reminiscing about the last decade of innocence. This band is truly one of a kind! The show features innovations such as Mega-Vision, 30-second clips of television from the 80s, and video footage of your favorite Atari 2600 games. Hailed as one of the continuously larger drawing acts in the Midwest, it’s no wonder they have become ingrained permanently as a “must see” act!
Take a handful of your favorite 80s songs, a splash of some retro fashion, a pinch of panache, and an eye-popping video spectacle in the background and what do you get? The Mega 80s, of course! Since their emergence onto the music scene, the Mega 80s have taken the Midwest by storm. Now veterans of the 80s cultural milieu, they are still rocking as hard as ever. The proof is in the pudding! They’ve since been bestowed with awards such as Real Detroit “Best of…” Best Live Production / Cover Band (which they have won every year 2002 through 2013), Hour Detroit Best Local Band for 2009, The Knot: Best of Weddings 2010 pick , and one of WDIV’s “4 The Best” Top 5 bands. This also includes playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills and being highlighted on Mitch Albom and Fox 2 News.
Drew De Four is a 6’7″ tall Belgian-American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dueling pianist, and actor from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His original music blends the bluesy balladeering of Tom Waits, the soul-infused playfulness of Dr. John, and the vibrant virtuosity of Ray Charles.
1,000+ live performances to date, Drew has averaged 150 shows per year since 2004. Also, starting in 2007, Drew has produced (and self-financed) three studio albums, each one with its own character and feel.
Drew has already written his 4th album: Bartillary (to be recorded in the distant future). Songs from this album can be heard on his solo tours around the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, and Japan. As well, he has written 10 Piano Solos, a 4 Movement Piano Piece, and many other songs in various styles that have not found their home on an album just yet.
Although he plays in a variety of formats, Drew’s most recent incarnation as a solo piano performer has proven to be his forte. While promoting his original material, Drew enlivens audiences with his charismatic piano-playing style and inexhaustive repertoire. Though typically solo, guest musicians and even a backing band might also accompany a Drew De Four show.
Brandon Styles will amaze you with his perfect mix of impressions, comedy, dance, ventriloquism, audience participation, and award-winning magic. Brandon performs all over the country and entertains crowds of all ages. Singing impressionists are RARE, so if you’re looking for something different, this is one show you’ll find NOWHERE ELSE!
Brandon Styles is available for any event large or small: as strolling magician as himself or a character in full costume, for voiceovers, singing telegrams via phone or in person; or the entire hour show with hundreds of impressions, comedy, dance, ventriloquism, magic, and audience participation!