Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar
Eric BigEasy Penn
Given his name by his dear friend Fuzz, "BigEasy" has found music a form of life. BigEasy enjoys performing across the country, including Walt Disney World, Nashville, New York, various amusement parks and currently most weekends in Cincinnati and Newport. Being an international recording artist, or making appearances on television, producing his own musicals, and an accomplished songwriter, for BigEasy nothing compares to sharing the stage with his son Caleb and his daughter Elizabeth. And he thanks the love of his life, his Lyssa, for making this possible, and his parents for giving him the gift of music at such an early age.
Frankly Speaking is the monicker for singer, songwriter, producer, and performer Jordon Frank. At a young age, Jordon played piano and eventually joined in various choirs throughout middle and high school. While attending Rollins College in Orlando, FL, he studied music and graduated with a degree in music performance. After senior year, Jordon recorded a 3 song demo in the summer of 2006 with Producer Randall Shreve and moved to Los Angeles. While In LA, Jordon along with producer Toby Semain, recorded his debut album titled "Edit, Undo". It didn't take long to get recognized, and his single "Wasting all my time" was nominated at the LA Music Awards for best punk vocal in 2007. The song was also featured on Saturday Night Magazine's compilation "Saturday Night Loud" aside other artists such as Lifehouse, Luna Halo, Kate Nash, The Midway State, and more. In 2009, Jordon decided to move back to his hometown of Cincinati, OH. Since then, he has teamed up with Juno Award winning producer/songwriter Paul Otten, and released 4 more albums. Songs from these albums can be heard on retail radio, various film/television placements, as well as advertisements for GE, and more.
Jimmy D. Rogers is a native of Dayton Ohio and a longtime working musician. As well as many years on the dueling piano circuit he has also made quite a name for himself in the blues field, releasing 5 albums, appearing in the International Blues Challenge six times and appearing at many area festivals. Jimmy made his debut at Gangsters in December 2009.
"Wild"Bill Witherington has spent the last 40+ years, traveling the world as a singer, pianist, trombonist, working for the likes of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, A Chorus Line North American tour, The Grand Hotel Orchestra(Mackinac Island, MI), The Big Band Galaxy Of Stars(featuring The Ink Spots, Jimmy Rodgers, Maxine Andrews),The Temptations, Lou Rawls, Rich Little...Since 1990, Wild Bill has been a featured artist @ dueling piano bars all across the US, including Howl At The Moon, Ltl Ditty's, Rum Runners, Lucille's, The Penguin, Shake, Rattle, And Roll.