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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.
SCHOOLING AND TALENTS…
David Mann (Dave), is a singing pianist, dueling pianist, playwright and recording artist born in Queens, New York City, now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inspired by his uncle, an accomplished guitarist, David began classical piano lessons at age 10. In high school he attended drama and music classes at the Performing and Visual Arts Center, that later became New World School of the Arts in Miami. He played parts in many musicals at Lakewood Theater, South Miami High School and PAVAC, including: "Pippin" (1980), “Oliver Twist" (1981), “Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat” (1982), “Oklahoma (1982), “The Wiz," “The Runaways" (1983), "Grease" (1984), “South Pacific" (1984), and “Ain’t Misbehavin'" (1985). David has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Miami School of Music, was in the University of Miami Jazz Vocal Ensemble throughout college, is an accomplished jazz pianist and vocalist and won The Bash’s ‘Best of’ Award in 2019. Dave also plays drums and harmonica, is a computer music sequencer and is proficient in Avid Pro Tools. With over 30 years of performing on cruise ships, piano bars and venues worldwide in over a dozen countries and 1,000+ song list, you’re sure to have a fun piano show! Dave and has the unique ability to play the right song at the right moment and to get any audience to sing along in minutes! Dave's repertoire encompasses all styles, including rock, pop, hip-hop, country, heavy metal, grunge, reggae, the great American song book, Sinatra, Broadway, Elton John, Billy Joel, all decades to today’s hits, with spontaneous humor and interactive, all-request sing-alongs! Dave’s “Piano Mann” Solo and Dueling Pianos shows appear throughout south Florida with the headline, “With the superpower to know every song, it’s “Piano Mann!” In dueling pianos, two piano players perform a high energy, interactive singalong piano bar show where the audience makes requests using branded song request slips provided! David Mann currently books and performs in the seasonal weekly “Piano Mann” Dueling Pianos show at Margaritaville, Hollywood, Florida. Dave’s One-Mann Band is a piano/vocal show with drum machine for a full band sound for “watch me” shows or solo singalong piano bar shows.
PAST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
DUELING PIANOS VENUES...
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Hollywood (2016-present)
Showbar Dueling Pianos, Tampa (2022)
Keys Piano Bar (2022)
88’s Dueling Pianos at Seminole Hard Rock Casino (2008)
88 Keys Dueling Pianos & Tiki Bar (2008)
Dolphins Stadium, Marlins pre-game shows (2007)
Roxy’s Dueling Pianos (2007)
Rumrunners Dueling Pianos, Lansing, Michigan (1998), Sandestin, FL (2005)
Crazy Pianos, Holland (2002)
Rosie O’ Grady’s Dueling Pianos
Howl at the Moon Saloon Dueling Pianos, Orlando (1997-1998), San Antonio, Texas (1999)
“A Bar in Times Square” in New York, New York Hotel, Las Vegas
SOLO PIANO BAR ON CRUISE LINES...
Holland America Line’s piano bars (2009-2015)
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Schooner Piano Bar (2006-2007)
Carnival Cruise Lines’s piano bars (1986-2002)
SOLO PIANO AT RESORTS, VENUES AND WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS...
Kalahari Resort’s Redd’s Piano Bar (2022-present)
Marriott Dania Pointe, FL (2022-present)
La Posada (2020-present)
Perry’s Steakhouse (2019-2020)
Boca Pointe, Boca Raton, FL (2018-2019)
Boca Polo Club (2017-2018)
Universal Studio’s “Hollywood Hi-Tones” Show (1997)
Walt Disney World (1997)
New York’s “Don’t Tell Mama”
White Party at Vizcaya with Liza Minelli’s sister, Lorna Luft
MOVIES AND TV...
Cast in Jim Carrey’s film, “I Love You, Phillip Morris.”
Made it to the second round in "Don't Forget The Lyrics" TV show.
COMPOSITION AND THEATRICAL SHOWS...
Dave re-staged his sophomore original pop musical, "Alienated," in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale in March of 2006. In addition to composing the book and music, he also co-directed the show, which had 24 players and 24 musical numbers. Originally performed at the University of Miami in 1991, this fantastical musical was updated with new music and storyline, and was a benefit for 'Kids In Distress'. David Mann computer sequenced the entire musical score, which was used for the live production. A promotional video of the stage show and a 2006 cast album is available for prospective producers wishing to re-stage the production. Dave 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 of "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 wrote and produced the queue music for “Terror On Church Street," a horror show in Church Street Station, Orlando, FL (1997). David recorded his third album of Broadway and jazz favorites, “Cocktails With Dave” (2006). He recorded the live album, "I Got You, Dave!,” a Live Rock ‘n’ Roll Sing-Along Piano Bar CD (1999). Recorded live in the piano bar with Dave, his piano and a bunch of Dave fans!
"PIANO MANN MUSIC STUDIOS"
David has a state of the art Avid Pro Tools TDM Carbon M1 recording studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, called Piano Mann Music Studios. He is currently producing new original pop and theatrical albums and commercials in his recording studio.