“POP WITH A JAZZY CURVE!”
Karen’s unique sound and sparkling vibe and is a vivacious, curvy redhead. Think Adele meets Karen Carpenter.
To assist you in booking Las Vegas Based Pianist/Singer Karen Michaels for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with her!
Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. I perform at corporate events, private party events, cocktail hour for corporate events, restaurants and I have a 2, 45 minute shows. I have a Swing show “Swinging’ The Night Away” 7-9 piece band, 2-3 back up singers and myself as principal singer and on the keys and a little guitar. My second show is “Grammy Girls, From Ella to Adele” featuring hits songs from top Grammy winners! Same size band and backline.
Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A. I have been entertaining my whole life, currently 15 years in Las Vegas.
Q. Is there audience interaction in your act? A. When I am performing as a solo singer and pianist, I like to hear from my audience and play and sing what they want to hear. Often, if I don’t know a song, I tell them to come back the next night and I will have learned it for them! In my Swing Show, I go out in the audience and dance with people during one of the medleys! In my Grammy Girls show, I have a spot where they can sing back up or sing with me as I go out in the audience.
Q. What is one of the highlights of your show? A. One of the highlights of my show is the fact that I play piano, guitar and sing!
Q. What’s your most favourite gig to date and why? A. I have 2! With my vocal jazz girl trio, Dangerous Curves, we did a private party for an oil tycoon in Texas. We sang songs from our tribute show, Women in Music, done in our fabulous 3 part luscious harmonies. The audience was huge and unreal! Out under the stars, next to a lake. Dreamy. As a solo singer pianist, I was a Gatsby Girl, with super cute costume and songs of the 20s through 40s. The private party was at a huge mansion and I played on a Steinway signed by Billy Joel! Gorgeous! The whole thing was a huge hit and the audience were SO engaged! So many hugs after that gig!
Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. Most of the US on a National Tour with a revue show, and East Coast and West Coast as a solo singer.
Q. Describe your act in 5 words. A. Dynamic, Elegant, Entertaining, Emotional, Professional.
Q. What do you personally enjoy most about performing? A. I love sharing these beautiful songs and my story with my audience. I want them to tell me stories about how a song has affected into their life or helped them to remember an important event. I love meeting the audience!
Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far? A. I have been asked by the city of Las Vegas to perform my show Grammy Girls in January at one of their beautiful theaters! I’m re-doing a few arrangements and freshening up the show and I’m so super excited to perform this show!
Q. What type of occasion/event have you the most experience performing at? A. Corporate Events, Special Events, cocktail hour, cocktail pianist, private parties and main stage shows with my shows and my vocal jazz girl trio, Dangerous Curves.
Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A. Yes, most of the time it is what I naturally do anyway! Song list, mentioning a special name, CEO, the honorary person, band size, costuming, etc
Q. Do you have any online reviews a booker can read? A. Many online reviews on my website!
Q. What is the average duration of your act?
A. I can do 3-5 sets as a singing pianist and a jazz trio and I have 2 45 minute shows.
Q. What was your worst gig and why?
A. When the client set up the sound for me. It is difficult to understand just what a band and singer needs. I won’t make that mistake again!
Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. I have a fantastic rapport with my audience!
If you are looking to hire an amazing and talented live Pianist/Singer for your Corporate or other event, view Las Vegas Based Pianist/Singer Karen Michaels ‘s publicity here!