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"David was wonderfully entertaining and accommodating, playing the songs we love and taking requests. A fun night was had by all!" -Liz K
David Mann, is a singing pianist, playwright and recording artist from New York City, now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dave has performed in piano bars all over the United States and in Holland, and on luxury cruise ships worldwide. He has performed for Universal Studios, Disney World, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line, and in dueling piano bars, including Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, 88's at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, 88 Keys & Tiki Bar, Crazy Pianos and Rumrunners. He has also performed at private parties and corporate events, casinos and restaurants, including Perry's Steakhouse, Boca Pointe, Boca Polo Club, Las Vegas's New York, New York Hotel, New York's "Don't Tell Mama," the White Party at Vizcaya Museum performing alongside Lorna Luft, as well as being cast in Jim Carrey’s film “I Love You, Phillip Morris” and RuPaul’s film “Another Gay Sequel.”
Dave's repertoire incompasses all styles, including rock and pop, the American song book, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sinatra, Broadway musicals, Elton John, Billy Joel, sing-a-long, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to today, and original comedy bits!
PAST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
GigMasters ‘Best of’ Award 2019! Most 5 star reviews on GigMasters
PERRYS STEAKHOUSE, Coral Gables, FL (2019-present)
BOCA POINTE, Boca Raton, FL (2018-2019)
BOCA POLO CLUB, Boca Raton, FL (2017-2018)
JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE, Hollywood, FL (2016)
HOLLAND AMERICA'S Noordam and Eurodam (2009-2015)
CEDAR RAPIDS PIANO BAR, Iowa (2008);
88 KEYS & TIKI BAR, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (2008);
88's PIANOS AT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, Hollywood, FL (2008)
FUNKEY NUTZ DUELING PIANOS, Boca Raton, FL (2008);
SEASONS 52, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, FL (2007-2008);
"I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS," cast in the JIM CAREY movie (2008);
ROXY'S DUELING PIANOS, West Palm Beach, FL (2007)
SEMINOLE CASINO, Coconut Creek, FL, Dueling Piano Show (2007);
DOLPHIN STADIUM, Miami, FL, Marlins pre-game show, with 88's Dueling Pianos (2007);
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES, on the Majesty of the Seas, "Schooner Bar" (2006-2007);
88 KEYS KEYS PIANO & TIKI BAR, West Palm Beach, FL (2006);
RUMRUNNERS DUELING PIANO BAR, Sandestin, FL (2005);
THE WHITE PARTY, featured along with JUDY GARLAND'S daughter, Lorna Luft, at VIZCAYA MUSEUM, Miami, FL (2003);
UTD (United Teachers of Dade) Annual Banquet, Hollywood, FL.
CRAZY PIANOS Dueling Piano Bar, The Hague, Holland (Winter 2002);
A BAR IN TIMES SQUARE Dueling Piano Bar in the
NEW YORK, NEW YORK HOTEL, Las Vegas, Nevada;
ROSIE O'GRADYS Dueling Piano Bar, Pensacola, Florida;
SEAESCAPE CRUISE LINES, Florida;
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES (performance highlights),
on the M.S. TRIUMPH (Fall 2001-2002), M.S. SPIRIT (Summer 2001), M.S. DESTINY'S "Apollo Piano Bar" (2001), M.S. SENSATION, "Touch of Class" Piano Bar (1999-Fall 2001), M.S. FASCINATION'S "Club 88" (1996); the M.S. TROPICALE'S "Chopstix Lounge" (1995-1996), the M.S. CELEBRATION'S "Red Hot Piano Room" (1992-1993), the M.S. JUBILEE (1986);
DISCOVERY CRUISE LINE'S M.S. Discovery Sun (1995);
THE VANDERBUILT MANSION AT FISCHER ISLAND, Miami, Florida;
THE MAYFAIR GRAND BALLROOM, Miami, Florida;
RUMRUNNERS DUELING PIANO BAR, in Lansing, Michigan (1998);
HOWL AT THE MOON SALOON Dueling Piano Bar in Church Street Station, Orlando, Florida (1997-1998);
HOWL AT THE MOON SALOON, San Antonio, Texas.
A featured singer in the acappella "do-wop" '50's group, "HOLLYWOOD HI-TONES," in UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, Orlando, Florida (Summer 1997);
Piano accompanist for the SAK IMPROV COMEDY LAB, in Downtown Orlando (1997);
In the cast of "Santa's Troop," A Downtown Disney Christmas Show, at
WALT DISNEY WORLD, Orlando, Florida (Dec. 1997).
Kal Ferrar Jazz Band;
Gulfstream Rock Band...
SCHOOLING: University of Miami
Born in Flushing, Queens, New York, David's family soon moved to Miami, Florida where he began Junior High School. Inspired by his uncle, an accomplished guitarist, David began taking classical piano lessons at age 10 and was in the school chorus in throughout junior and senior high school. In high school he attended the PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS CENTER (PAVAC), that later became the NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Downtown Miami.
He played parts in many musicals, like:
"PIPPIN" (1980; Lakewood), "OLIVER TWIST" (1981; Lakewood Theater; Parts: Orphan, Mr. Brownlow), "JOSEPH'S TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT" (1982; Lakewood Theater; Parts: Potiphar, Joseph's Brother),
"OKLAHOMA" (1982; Lakewood Theater), "THE WIZ," "THE RUNAWAYS" (1983; Lakewood Theater),
"GREASE" (1984; Lakewood Theater; Parts: Dody, T-Birds), "SOUTH PACIFIC" (1984; South Miami Sr. High),
and "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'" (1985; PAVAC).
An alumni of the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MUSIC PROGRAM, David received a Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1991 and is an accomplished Jazz Pianist
He was also in the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE all throughout college.
David played in many jazz, pop and rock bands throughout college; He also plays drums and harmonica, and is a knowledgeable computer music sequencer, and is proficient in Protools, Reason, Ableton Live and Logic.
David recently re-staged his revised original pop musical, "ALIENATED," in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale in March of 2006. In addition to composing the book and music, David also co-directed the show, which had 24 players and 24 musical numbers. Originally performed at the University of Miami in 1991, this fanatastical musical was updated with new music and storyline, and was a benefit for 'Kids In Distress'. David computer sequenced the entire musical score, which was used for the live production. A promotional video of the stage show and a 2006 cast CD will be available soon.
David won an award for one of his original songs in the MUSIC CITY SONG FESTIVAL (1991). He also arranged and computer-sequenced the scores to "VINCENT" (1991), and a musical review using "MAME," "HAIR," and "SIDE BY SIDE" (1993), and was musical director and accompanist for Miami American Sr. High School's production of "THE RUNAWAYS" (1996). He also wrote and produced the music for "TERROR ON CHURCH STREET," a horror show in Church Street Station, Orlando, FL (1997).
David recorded his third full-length album, "COCKTAILS WITH DAVE," a studio album of Broadway and lounge lizard favorites (2006). Dave shows his sophisticated mellow side with acoustic piano and voice, and a few big band numbers. He also recorded the album, "I GOT YOU, DAVE!," a Live Rock ‘n’ Roll Sing-Along Piano Bar CD (1999). Recorded live in the piano bar, it's just Dave, his piano, and a bunch of drunk Dave fans!
David has a state of the art Protools HD recording studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, called Delrizian Studios. He is currently producing new original pop and theatrical albums and commercials in his recording studio.
RECORDING STUDIO: DELRIZIAN.COM