"Ted orchestrated an excellent performance. I absolutely would not hesitate to have him involved in future events.
The feedback from my guests was that this was top notch entertainment! Thanks Ted!"
-Sarah L, Corporate Function, Milwaukee, WI
Ted Oliver Productions is your one stop destination to all things related to dueling pianos. TOP is owned and operated by a dueling piano player and proud of it!! No Agency or corporate names to hide behind here. With almost 20 years of dueling pianos experience under his belt, (that's roughly 12,000 one hour shows!) Ted and his team can captivate any audience at any time with an astonishing variety of music. Rock and Roll, country, blues, jazz, oldies, newies, in-betweenies and comedy are all his forte. TOP Dueling Pianos has performed for a wide array of Corporate functions, private events, Convention Centers, Cruise Ships, Country Clubs, Performing Arts Centers, major sporting events and dueling piano bars all over the USA. He has shared the stage with a who's who A-list of dueling pianos performers all over the county any of whom are on call for your event. With our attention to all details TOP Dueling Pianos produces and performs the best dueling pianos show you will find for any event or venue. From production to performing, from booking to consultation, we take care of it all!
We are not background music! A show produced and performed by Ted Oliver Productions a headline event. We can and do provide dinner/background music via ipod, but when our entertainers take the stage, the show is on and they are the very best at rockin' your event. When only the best will do, call on the company that prides itself on quality over quantity. Since we are owned by a dueling piano player, there are no middle-man agency fees to pay. My name is my word.
Club owners - We can take care of all your planning, set up, staff training show direction and booking for dueling pianos in your venue. A venue set up hastily, incorrectly, with cheap equipment or with less than experienced players will cost 10's of thousands of dollars in lost revenue annually. We can guide you to maximize your guest experience and therefore maximize your revenue. From production to performing from booking to consultation, we take care of it all.
Ted Oliver Productions - Live in your world. Party in ours.
Ted Oliver began playing piano at the relatively late age of 15 as a sophomore in high school. By the age of 18 he was admitted as a jazz piano major at Webster University in St. Louis where he studied theory, performance, arranging and history in both jazz and classical piano. While taking bit gigs here and there during his college years, in 1982 Ted became a full time musician and has been one ever since. Gigging in the hyper competitive St. Louis music scene six nights a week, Ted was able to hone his chops as an in demand piano/keyboard player.
In 1988, while playing with the Ralph Butler Band in St. Louis, Ted accepted a position with the baddest band out of Phoenix AZ - Straight From the Heart. Traveling all over the country he stayed with SFTH for 3 years and eventually the band relocated back to Phoenix. It was there in 1991, that he was introduced to the Dueling Pianos scene after seeing DP pioneer Rod Summers (may he RIP) perform at Margret's at 10 Downing Street in Scottsdale AZ. Since the salad days in AZ, Ted has performed in many of the best Dueling Pianos rooms in the country and has performed with many of the best Dueling Pianos performers.