Welcome to Sgt. Pepper’s Dueling Piano Show!
The first thing you’ll SEE is the amazing indoor/outdoor bar. The first thing you’ll HEAR is the roar of song and laughter as two piano players lead a sing-along clap-along drink-along good time! Having a birthday? Just get engaged? Surviving a divorce? Come celebrate everything and anything. We promise not to embarrass anyone… too much! Sgt. Pepper’s is a venue with adult humor. 21 and over only please.
Born the only son of a diplomat and international spy, Ronnie received his formal education via correspondence courses from every corner of the globe. He got his keen wit, street sense and martial arts training on the mean streets of Morro Bay. When not performing at Sgt Peppers, he can be found cleaning, sweeping, mopping, answering phones, running errands, purchasing supplies, repairing equipment and eating at… Sgt Peppers. His pitbull, Rufus is also a trained musical assassin, and like Ronnie, able to yelp, bark and whine along to any song request.
Martha Boles was a small baby girl when she was born. Since that fateful day, she has grown into a full sized adult. When she’s not tickling the ivories at Sgt. Pepper’s, she’s doing other things like laundry, dishes, or solving complex mathematical equations. Martha enjoys her time on stage while leading the crowd in singing Alicia Keyes songs. She admits to knowing only 2 of Ms. Keyes hits, but that is because she doesn’t want to outshine the pop star.
If you recognize Ms. Boles when you come to Sgt. Pepper’s, that’s probably because you’ve seen her picture here on the website. In addition, it’s not too hard to miss her…she is the only Aries on the piano staff. Martha is currently attending Harvard, but joins us every time she’s home.
Billy’s parents instilled in him the need for acceptance from complete strangers. “Boy howdy has that ever paid off”, says Billy. “Even when I’m giving some money to some guy on the street, it’s really important that that person get’s me, you know? When I get off stage and someone says “can I bum a cigarette?” I know that I’ve really reached the audience”.
French horn lessons at age 39 have paid dividends as well. “I never get to use the horn on stage, but it’s nice to know that it’s there, just in case”.
Inspired by the tree huggers of California, Billy has taken up his own cause. “I hug the tree stumps after a place has been properly deforested, because when the stumps are gone, there will just be roads everywhere”.
Dueling pianos appealed to Billy the first time he saw the concept in 2000. “Name me one other place where people get together in one room, drink beer, eat AND sing loudly. Can’t do it.”
If there are three words that sum Billy up, they would be, “Cerveza”.
Adam began his career and dream of being a dueling pianos player by starting early at his mother’s old upright piano in his childhood home in Minnesota. His attempted renditions of “Piano Man” at an early age elicited responses from his family much like any great dueling pianos audience – voices screaming at the top of their lungs at him.
Suggestions of a backup plan career kept nagging, and after a brief stint as a soda-jerk-movie-rental-clerk-pizza-newspaper-delivery-boy–fragrance-model- theme-park-employee-customer-service-representative-rental-property-operator-corporate-assistant, Adam found his true home in the world of dueling pianos!
Now you can find him tickling fake ivories (and ebonies – he’s an equal opportunity tickler) at Sgt. Peppers every week. When asked what Adam likes most about being a dueling pianos entertainer, Adam answered, “You’re not a cop, right? Because you have to tell me if you’re a cop.”
While searching for a job, Scott accidentally looked at the wrong column on Craigslist. He thought he was inquiring about a Costco Sample Taste Tester. Upon finding out that the job was actually Dueling Pianos, Scott thought, “Hey, anybody can do this!”
Since his start, we have learned that four out of five Alcohol Infused Patrons recommend Scott for their friends that enjoy Drinking, Singing Loudly, Drinking, Clapping Along, Drinking, Yelling, and Drinking!
When not at Sgt. Peppers banging on the piano, (well,hitting it hard, anyway) Scott dedicates his life work to finding the fifth Alcohol Infused Patron. “You know who you are!” “I will find you!”
“I don’t always play Dueling Pianos. But, when I do, I prefer Sgt. Peppers!!”
“Keep drinking my friends!”