Dueling Pianos / Entertainer /Composer
Combining local talent, Billy formed his own Dueling Piano
company servicing the Western Michigan areas.
It's called Duo Voce' Dueling Pianos. While he continues to work
for other clubs and events, his goal to extend the Dueling Shows to larger state-wide audience.
When it comes to performing, there is no better way for Billy Ryan to put his favorite quote into action: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Victor Borge
Born in Michigan, Billy Ryan started playing piano at age 5 and never stopped. His solo acts in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Nevada, California and Michigan were met with rave reviews. Gloria Gaynor saw Billy perform in Los Angeles and was so impressed she invited him to conduct the orchestra for her show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.
Then in 1999, he was invited to perform in Dueling Pianos full time which he enthusiastically took to right away and began performing at various Dueling Piano clubs nationwide. Billy says…”Dueling Pianos is all about the audience. The ultimate goal is the same. To make sure that everyone in the room feels that they took part in something unique, musical and most of all fun.”
Previously, Billy was the creator, founder and co-owner of his own Dueling Piano club at the Hard Rock Seminole Paradise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A Dueling Piano Bar which was also met with rave reviews.
Billy performed steady at a Dueling Pianos club in Los Angeles, California for
7 years until recently relocating back to his home town in the western Michigan
area with his wife, their Quarter Horse and Labradoodle.
Billy is meticulous when it comes to setting up a first class performance and
leading any audience into an exciting sing a long, laugh a long, clap along
evening of entertainment.
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