Piano Bar Entertainment Resources
Over the years as a Piano Bar Entertainer, I've amassed a fair amount of material that I use in my shows every night. In the hope that it may be helpful to other entertainers in my industry, I have published all of it right here and it's all completely FREE!
You'll find song sheets for sing-alongs, my complete song request book, ideas for themes, a number of Music Trivia and Name That Tune shows, quizzes, games you can play in the piano bar, as well as the ever-popular game SINGO! It's basically sing-along-bingo and a lot of fun.
Feel free to use, distribute, edit, perform, change, copy, add to, whatever you want with these resources. All I ask is that you include the credit and my website www.jamsheedmaster.com on any printed material (it's included as a footer in the pdfs), as these are technically my "trade secrets" but sharing is always best for everyone, so now they can be OUR trade secrets. Enjoy!
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SINGO! Sing-Alongs & Song Sheets
SINGO! has been a staple of cruise ship piano bars forever and with good reason: It's a lot of fun and gets everybody involved. You'll need to supply regular bingo cards (75 ball cards with 25 numbers to play) and some kind of random number generator. I use an app on my iPad, there are loads to choose from in the App Store. I find it works best if you throw in some spot-prizes too, split some verses ladies and gents, if somebody's keen give them a solo etc. And don't forgot prizes for a line across, a cross or a full house. Singo!
There's a number of printable song sheets available online. Most of them are full of errors. Mine are more accurate. The full musicals as a sing-along are a lot of fun. You'll need to print the SONGSHEETS for the audience and the CUE SHEET for the piano bar entertainer to lead as it's designed as a song-along with comedy dialogue and narrative between the songs. I've no idea what the rights implications are for these, but most venues and ships have blanket licenses. Just be accurate with the credits and names in any advertising. There'll be more added to this page as I go so check it out again sometime.
Printable Music Trivia Quizzes & Name That Tune
All kinds of themed music trivia and name-that-tune games available to download free right here. For Name That Tune, I often just play the melody (not sing) and sometimes change the tempo or the style. Some are music trivia questions only, some have a missing lyrics round, some are Name That Tune only. These printable trivia quizzes have been formatted for iPad for your convenience, each quiz contains about 15 or 20 questions/tunes and takes about 40 mins to complete.