Dueling Pianos / Solo / Composer
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, North Carolina 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 & his wife Cindy founded their own Dueling Piano club at the Hard Rock in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A Dueling Piano Bar which was also met with rave reviews. But afterwards, he spent the last decade performing full time at a Dueling Pianos club in Los Angeles, California.
He recently relocated 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.
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