CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show

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This Top 40 Dance/Show Band Explores 70 years of pop music, combining their Dueling (sing-a-long) Style Show, keeping all ages entertained and engaged!

You’ve all seen the Two man dueling piano shows that are so much FUN.  So what do you use next when you want to step it up a notch?  Go with CEYX – The Three Man Show: This high powered trio is  made up of some of the finest musicians around!
One part tribute band – One part dance band – One part dueling style show – and all parts just plain FUN!

The CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show is NOT Your Typical DUELING PIANOS show!

It is Multi – Dimensional show using 2 keyboards, drums, guitar, sax and 3 lead singers. They take the old 2 man piano show to the next level.  It’s all about playing UPBEAT songs that everyone loves and recognizes, while throwing in some good-natured comedy for good measure.  We encourage an all request environment, where the audience members write down requests on little pieces of paper and include a tip if they want their song to have a better chance of being honored.  The audience members take their pieces of paper with their requests to the entertainers. A big part of a great dueling pianos show involves an element of comedy from the entertainers, or as they call it in the business, “schtick”.  The entertainers will either implement comedy within the songs that they play by adding funny words to them, or they will do comedy bits in between songs.  The comedy can extend to embarrassing members of the audience. The CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show takes the fun of dueling pianos to the next level with a full live band experience. It’s all the good times of a sing along show with the power of a rock and roll,  Country, Oldies, Funky Music, Love Songs & Current Top 40.  Think of this show as: sing-along therapy, make some new friends, and discover new & old music.

The CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show is the #1 requested form of entertainment for corporate events and company parties.

Corporate events have never been so much fun with our completely interactive dueling corporate show.  No other form of entertainment can get your entire group up and singing along, laughing good-naturedly at co-workers as they are called up to the stage to do various comedy and song routines, and at the same time exploding into an all-out dance party.   Our high energy show is centered around dance hits and party anthems that will get you dancing in no time.  It is always a smash hit and perfect for company parties. During the Christmas season,  we can include a classy set of Holiday songs performed in a soft jazzy instrumental style.   The audience becomes part of the show in a request-driven sing-along, dance-along,  thump-the-tables-along extravaganza and becomes one big outrageous party.  We bring an amazing sound system and cool LED Light Show.

The CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show is NOT two guys sitting at pianos trying to compete with each other.

Nor is it performing the song from the white trash movie Deliverance.  The Dueling Style Show is not an environment where you should request boring old musicals, Broadway show tunes, or especially do not request classical piano songs or old time piano songs by Scott Joplin.  The Dueling Style Show is NOT that kind of party.  It’s always so funny to walk up to the band and see a request for “Blue Danube” or “The Entertainer” or “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven.  Wrong, wrong, wrong!  You have the wrong idea.  Do not request or expect the musicians to perform anything slow or boring that will grind the party to a halt.  Watch out, if your requests are too lame, one of the musicians might actually make fun of you over the microphone to the entire audience.  When you request songs for the dueling style show, think of sing-a-long songs.  Songs that everyone can sing along to, those are the songs that you want to request.  Crowd participation is a HUGE part of the show, and if one of the musicians goes into 10 minutes of classical piano pieces, they are going to lose 90% of the audience right there.  Or if the musicians were to perform 15 minutes of obscure Broadway show tunes, it would bore almost everyone to sleep instantly. The Dueling Style Show is an art form that is based on upbeat, energetic performance songs that everyone will recognize and sing along or dance along to.

These are a few of The CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show’s Most Requested Songs:

Piano Man – Billy Joel (Piano Man is by far the most requested and most popular dueling piano song of all time.  In fact, the art form of dueling pianos can almost be credited with this song as it describes a piano player performing in a bar room type setting, taking requests from patrons, telling sad stories to the bartender, playing for tips and making the manager happy.  Piano Man seems to sum up everything about the reason everyone loves dueling pianos, and piano players in general so much.)

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison (Ah, the familiar chorus that gets everyone singing along, “sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah”, Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl garners a ton of requests and it is one of the all-time great sing along songs.  No doubt there might be a birthday in the audience and the girl has brown eyes and it is her favorite song, and everyone wants to hear the dueling pianos perform the song for all to enjoy!)

College Fight Songs (College fight songs are extremely popular dueling piano requests as there is always a local college sports rivalry in every town usually MSU vs U of M.)

Brick House – The Commodores

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard

Bennie and the Jets – Elton John

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

All Summer Long – Kid Rock

The Doors Spoof – Light My Fire, Roadhouse Blues
– The Doors

Hang On Sloop – McCoys

Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Shout – Otis Day Version from Animal House

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

Folsom Prison Blues &  Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

Hotel California – The Eagles

Runaround Sue – Dion

Crocodile Rock – Elton John

Proud Mary – CCR

Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Leroy Brown – Jim

Georgia – Ray Charles

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

My Girl – The Temptations

Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye

Rocket Man – Elton John

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Play That Funky Music White Boy – Wild Cherry

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Love Shack – The B-52’s

Country Girl Shake It For Me – Luke Bryant

Red Solo Cup

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Happy – Pharrell

Shook Me All Nite Long – AC/DC

Rock and Roll All Nite – KISS

96 Tears ? & the Mysteries

Do Wha Diddy –  Manfred Mann

867-5309 Jenny Jenny-Tommy Tutone

Mony Mony – Tommy James & the Shondells  or Billy Idol

Do You Love Me – The Contours

Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Build Me Up Buttercup -The Foundations

Ain’t To Proud To Beg – Temptations

All Shook Up – Elvis

R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.-John Cougar

What I Like About You

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Tequila-Champs

Your Love-Outfield

Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver

Lion Sleeps Tonight-Tokens

Thank God I’m A Country Boy-John Denver

Super Freak-Rick James

Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Sugar Sugar-Archies

Jessie’s Girl-Rick Springfield

Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)-Four Tops

White Wedding – Billy Idol

My Girl-Temptations

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Stand by Me – Ben E. King

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis

December 1963 Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

I Love Rock and Roll- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles

I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

Soul Man-Sam and Dave

I Feel Good – James Brown

Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra

The CEYX Band’s Dueling Style Show has become the hottest new entertainment form for  Charity Fundraisers | Galas & Wedding receptions.

We offer a complete wedding reception package that includes DJ service for cocktails and dinner, MC service for all of your announcements  and use of  microphones for your toasts.  Our FUN show gets everyone involved, starting with the singing and then into a packed dance floor

Read this comment from the last show at Shanty Creek for a convention of 600 people:

“You guys, obviously, know what you are doing.  This year was way better. CEYX really entertained and kept every one captivated. It was a real blast and so much Fun, our president, Butch just loved the live music.  We were all shocked with the way you were able to get people to participate in the skits on stage.  From the very beginning, you played songs that the audience knew, sang along with and even hollered out to.  We couldn’t believe the variety of requests you took from Metallica to Motown, From Kid Rock to Johnny Cash. From Bob Seger to Hotel CA.  It was my job to pick out entertainment that would please a few hundred people of all ages.  It is really nice to have so many people loving the show that, the next day all comments were positive.  The musicianship was off the map.  The caliber of players blew everyone away.   You guys were like dueling pianos on steroids, “several notches up”.  You really know what you are doing.   In conclusion, everyone had a great time with your 2 hour CEYX band’s hybrid dueling piano show. This will be a hard act to top next year!”
Thanks again for making my job easy and FUN, Ken

MORE ABOUT CEYX

The CEYX Band’s Fun Dance Party gets your guests dancing from the 1st song with hundreds of hits covering 70+ years of pop from the 50s-2016 (Elvis – Bruno Mars) (Kiss – Journey) (Hank Williams, Jr – Luke Bryan) (Marvin Gaye – Michael Jackson)  (Joan Jett – Meghan Trainor) In between, DJ Dean keeps the party going NON-STOP with the most advanced DJ presentation that has earned him the Knot’s wedding DJ Hall of Fame Award.

CEYX Unplugged:  Oldies –  Pop –  Do Wop – Classic Rock  –  All performed acustically with no electricity.  Just two Acoustic Guitars and Drummer’s Cahone & Percussion instruments.  Three Singers!! Other Instruments can be added:  Accordian or Saxaphone

The CEYX Band’s Live Instrumental set is perfect for cocktail receptions and dinner music. Smooth Jazz versions of pop, jazz, Beatles, Motown & Hip-hop, crate a toe-tapping ambience.  

REVIEWS

CEYX was Big Improvement over the comic from last year, who was over the top and not quite appropriate for a professional event like our annual convention.  You guys, obviously, know what you are doing.  This year was way better. CEYX really entertained and kept every one captivated. It was a real blast and so much Fun, our president, Butch just loved the live music.  We were all shocked with the way you were able to get people to participate in the skits on stage.  From the very beginning, you played songs that the audience knew, sang along with and even hollered out to.  We couldn’t believe the variety of requests you took from Metallica to Motown, From Kid Rock to Johnny Cash. From Bob Seger to Hotel CA.  It was my job to pick out entertainment that would please a few hundred people of all ages.  It is really nice to have so many people loving the show that, the next day all comments were positive.  The musicianship was off the map.  The caliber of players blew everyone away.   You guys were like dueling pianos on steroids, “several notches up”.  You really know what you are doing.   In conclusion, everyone had a great time with your 2 hour CEYX band’s hybrid dueling piano show. This will be a hard act to top next year! Thanks again for making my job easy and FUN!
Ken – Shanty Creek Resort  – MAEDS Convention 

It was a great party.  Thank you so much.  The interactive part was wonderful.  We got a few people to participate that I never thought would happen.  It was the best I have seen”.  I looked around the room and everyone was having such a GREAT Time!

I really liked how you started with the “Name That song” skit!  It was the perfict ice breaker and so cool.  I loved how everyone was asking each other to figure the song!

It was so relaxed with everyone singing along & all of the guests were dancing until the end – Noone wanted to leave  THANKS!
Anita-President – Rotary Club of Houghton Lake – Spouse Appreciation Night   

Hi Dean, Tom, & Tim:    We all had so much fun.  The three of you are excellent!  I have had so many great compliments on the entire party.  It took a little time to get everyone up and going, but once they got up and started dancing, they had a blast.  The hula hooping and the guys getting up to join the band, was also very entertaining. Great Job Guys!

We would love to have you again.  I will definitely push to make that happen, maybe, not next year, but possibly the following.  I will get with you in the further to see what we can line up for next year.    Thanks for all your help, you have been exceptional.  It was the BEST party we’ve ever had!!   Thanks so much!
Linda, HR – Dueling Band Style show for Post-Holiday Party at the Golden Hawk Golf Club, Casco    

Thank you for coming Dean!  We could not believe how you got everyone involved, even the most shy person, the assistant, golf pro!   Everyone had a good time, I will keep you in mind for future events we do and also for weddings.
Bucks Run Golf Club – Mt Pleasant