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Rory B.-The Killer of the Keys

Pianist from Milwaukee, WI Will travel up to 10 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 2 Reviews
  • 3 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

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Rory is equally comfortable sitting behind the piano, creating an atmosphere for your event or being under the spotlight taking center stage. He is able to take requests from all eras of music and is sure to keep you tapping your feet or get you out of your chair dancing to his musical bounce. Whether its a formal sit-down event or a chaotic karaoke night, Rory's music is sure to leave you going home happy! Rory's services include piano music for weddings, funerals, church services, dinner parties, cocktail hours, restaurant events, and more. Rory began performing semi-professionally for the Fab 50's Live Rock 'n Roll Show in Wisconsin Dells, WI at the ripe age of 14 years old. He knew from then on, the true performer lay within him. He has taken his love of music and the piano all over the world performing with some of the most talented musicians and entertainers on the high seas aboard Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises. With his roots in classical music, Rory has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in piano performance and has studied under renowned artists as Michael Keller, Molly Roseman, and Raffi Besalyan. In addition, Rory holds a double masters degree from Illinois State University in both piano performance and music therapy. Rory's versatility in music is unlike any other as he can switch effortlessly from Franz Liszt to Frank Sinatra in his repertoire. He is comfortable performing solo or collaborating with other artists. His dramatic and poetic musicality can be perfect for your wedding yet his wild, rambunctious side is sure to be the life of your party! Please contact Rory for rates, questions, and supplemental media.


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Avg 5.0 | 2 Reviews

Review by Noah T.

FestivalReviewed on May 13, 2017From Elkhart Lake, WI

Rory did a great job for us at a major jazz festival. He was professional: learned all the music we sent him, was punctual, well dressed, and with a great sense of humor. A very capable pianist, he played all our piano parts with ease...but was also able use his ear and creativity to create his own material and add to the music where needed/wanted. We would hire again!

Rory B.-The Killer of the Keys:

Roman Street jazz and Latin music ensemble was a pleasure to collaborate with for the jazz festival. They are very professional and were courteous to me as a new member joining in for the first time making sure I was comfortable with the set list both ahead of time and on the day of the gig. Loved working with them and look forward to another opportunity to collaborate and make music together!

Review by Francine T.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 17, 2016From Pewaukee, WI

We were very pleased to have Rory at our holiday brunch. He did a fantastic job entertaining and his piano playing was awesome. It was so nice to have the pleasant background music. We all really enjoyed it and would highly recommend Rory. Thanks! Francine Teska - Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C.

Rory B.-The Killer of the Keys:

It was a pleasure to provide music for the Reinhart holiday brunch! Thank you once again and look forward to working with your company again in the future!

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  • All I Ask of You | Phantom of the Opera
  • Any Dream Will Do | Joseph
  • As If We Never Said Goodbye | Sunset Blvd.
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight | Lion King
  • Close Every Door | Joseph
  • Don’t Cry For Me Argentina | Evita
  • Empty Chairs at Empty Tables | Les Miserables
  • Everything’s Alright | Jesus Christ Superstar
  • I Am the Starlight | Starlight Express
  • If I Were a Bell | Guys & Dolls
  • I’ll Know | Guys & Dolls
  • Luck Be a Lady | Guys & Dolls
  • Maybe This Time | Cabaret
  • Memory | Cats
  • Music of the Night | Phantom of the Opera
  • My Favorite Things | Sound of Music
  • Our Children | Ragtime
  • Pie Jesu | Requiem
  • Sun and Moon | Miss Saigon
  • A Meditation | Jazz Standard
  • Alice in Wonderland | Jazz Standard
  • All of Me | Jazz Standard
  • All the Things You Are | Jazz Standard
  • April in Paris | Jazz Standard
  • Autumn Leaves | Jazz Standard
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside | Jazz Standard
  • Bernie | Jazz Standard
  • Bewitched from Pal Joey | Jazz Standard
  • Beyond the Sea | Jazz Standard
  • Body and Soul | Jazz Standard
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy | Jazz Standard
  • Come Rain or Come Shine | Jazz Standard
  • Corcovado Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars | Jazz Standard
  • Cry Me a River | Jazz Standard
  • Desafinado Off Key | Jazz Standard
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • Fever | Jazz Standard
  • Flying High | Jazz Standard
  • Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You | Jazz Standard
  • Georgia on My Mind | Ray Charles
  • The Girl From Ipanema | Jazz Standard
  • God Bless the Child | Jazz Standard
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? | Jazz Standard
  • How High the Moon | Jazz Standard
  • In A Sentimental Mood | Duke Ellington
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing | Jazz Standard
  • Jump Jive An’ Wail | Jazz Standard
  • Mack the Knife | Bobby Darin
  • Man in a Raincoat | Jazz Standard
  • Misty | Jazz Standard
  • Mood Indigo | Jazz Standard
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Moon River from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” | Jazz Standard
  • Nature Boy | Jazz Standard
  • Night in Tunisia | Jazz Standard
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street | Jazz Standard
  • Route 66 | Jazz Standard
  • Satin Doll | Jazz Standard
  • Soul Bossa Nova | Jazz Standard
  • Take Five | Dave Brubeck
  • Tenderly | Jazz Standard
  • That’s Amore | Jazz Standard
  • The Entertainer | Scott Joplin
  • The Nearness of You | Jazz Standard
  • Unchain My Heart | Ray Charles
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Nat King Cole
  • When I Fall in Love | Nat King Cole
  • When Sunny Gets Blue | Jazz Standard
  • When You Wish Upon a Star | Jazz Standard
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life | Stevie Wonder
  • Come Fly with Me | Frank Sinatra
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • I Get a Kick Out of You | Frank Sinatra
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco | Tony Bennett
  • My Funny Valentine | Frank Sinatra
  • My Way | Frank Sinatra
  • New York | New York
  • Nice ‘N’ Easy | Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • Young at Heart | Frank Sinatra
  • Ain’t No Sunshine Now It’s Gone | Contemporary Pop
  • Amazed | Contemporary Pop
  • Anne’s Theme from “Anne of Green Gables” | Contemporary Pop
  • As Time Goes By from “Casablanca” | Contemporary Pop
  • Ashokan Farewell | Contemporary Pop
  • At Last | Contemporary Pop
  • Because You Loved Me | Contemporary Pop
  • Blue Skies | Jazz Standard
  • Brian’s Song | Contemporary Pop
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water | Contemporary Pop
  • Canon in D | Pachelbel
  • Color of the Wind from “Pocahontas” | Contemporary Pop
  • Dance With My Father | Contemporary Pop
  • Danke Schoen | Contemporary Pop
  • Desperado | Contemporary Pop
  • Endless Love | Contemporary Pop
  • Evergreen from “A Star Is Born” | Contemporary Pop
  • Fields of Gold | Contemporary Pop
  • How Do I Live | Contemporary Pop
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing | Contemporary Pop
  • I Say A Little Prayer | Contemporary Pop
  • I Swear | Contemporary Pop
  • It’s Impossible | Contemporary Pop
  • It’s Not Unusual | Tom Jones
  • I Will Always Love You | Contemporary Pop
  • La Vie En Rose | Contemporary Pop
  • L-O-V-E | Nat King Cole
  • MacArthur Park | Contemporary Pop
  • Over the Rainbow from “Wizard of Oz” | Contemporary Pop
  • Saving All My Love for You | Contemporary Pop
  • Scotch and Soda | Contemporary Pop
  • Send in the Clowns | Contemporary Pop
  • She’s Like the Wind | Contemporary Pop
  • Somewhere My Love from “Dr. Zhivago” | Contemporary Pop
  • Speak Softly Love from “The Godfather” | Contemporary Pop
  • Strangers in the Night | Contemporary Pop
  • Suicide is Painless from MASH | Contemporary Pop
  • Take My Breath Away | Contemporary Pop
  • Tears in Heaven | Eric Clapton
  • The Prayer | Contemporary Pop
  • The Rainbow Connection | Contemporary Pop
  • The Rose | Contemporary Pop
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings | Contemporary Pop
  • Theme from Ice Castles (Eyes of Love) | Contemporary Pop
  • Theme from Summer of ‘42 | Contemporary Pop
  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love | Contemporary Pop
  • Up Where We Belong | Contemporary Pop
  • What a Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • What the World Needs Now Is Love | Burt Bacharach
  • When She Loved Me from “Toy Story” | Contemporary Pop
  • Where Do I Begin from “Love Story” | Contemporary Pop
  • Wishin’ and Hopin’ | Contemporary Pop
  • You Raise Me Up | Josh Groban
  • You’ll Be in My Heart from “Tarzan” | Phil Collins
  • Allentown | Billy Joel
  • America | Neil Diamond
  • Bennie and the Jets | Elton John
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight | Elton John
  • Candle in the Wind | Elton John
  • Cracklin’ Rosie | Neil Diamond
  • Crocodile Rock | Elton John
  • Daniel | Elton John
  • Don’t Ask Me Why | Billy Joel
  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart | Elton John
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me | Elton John
  • Forever in Blue Jeans | Neil Diamond
  • Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon | Neil Diamond
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road | Elton John
  • Hello Again | Neil Diamond
  • Holly Holy | Neil Diamond
  • I’m a Believer | Neil Diamond
  • It’s Still Rock n Roll to Me | Billy Joel
  • Just the Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Levon | Elton John
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds | Elton John
  • Movin’ Out | Billy Joel
  • New York State of Mind | Billy Joel
  • Philadelphia Freedom | Elton John
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Rocket Man | Elton John
  • Say Goodbye to Hollywood | Billy Joel
  • She’s Always a Woman | Billy Joel
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Tiny Dancer | Elton John
  • Your Song | Elton John
  • Carolina in My Mind | James Taylor
  • Feeling Good | Michael Buble
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • For Once in My Life | Michael Buble
  • Home | Michael Buble
  • How Can You Mend a Broken Heart | Michael Buble
  • How Sweet it is to Be Loved by You | James Taylor
  • Kissing a Fool | Michael Buble
  • Put Your Head on my Shoulder | Michael Buble
  • Quando Quando Quando | Michael Buble
  • Save the Last Dance | Michael Buble
  • Shower the People | James Taylor
  • Sway | Michael Buble
  • That’s All | Michael Buble
  • Up on the Roof | James Taylor
  • You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine | Michael Buble
  • You’ve Got a Friend | James Taylor


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Past Events

May 13, 2017 • Festival
Sat4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Elkhart Lake, WI
December 17, 2016 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Milwaukee, WI
December 17, 2016 • Christmas Party
Sat10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pewaukee, WI

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