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Grand Piano

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Blues

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Feb
04
Grand Piano @ Western PA School For Blind Children

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Sep
26
Grand Piano @ Thrival Festival

Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania, United States

Sep
25
Grand Piano @ James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Sep
19
Grand Piano @ Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse

Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania, United States

Aug
30
Grand Piano @ South Shore Riverfront Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Aug
21
Grand Piano @ Spirit

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Jul
18
Grand Piano @ Grape Room

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jul
17
Grand Piano @ The Velvet Lounge

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Jul
16
Grand Piano @ The Cave

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Jul
14
Grand Piano @ The 5 Spot

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jul
13
Grand Piano @ Zanzabar

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Jul
12
Grand Piano @ Spacebar

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Jul
11
Grand Piano @ James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Jun
20
Grand Piano @ Brew on Broadway

Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania, United States

Jun
14
Grand Piano @ Shadyside Nursery

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

May
30
Grand Piano @ Cattivo

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Mar
14
Grand Piano @ Howlers Coyote Cafe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Mar
06
Grand Piano @ King's Rook Club

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Feb
01
Grand Piano @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Jan
30
Grand Piano @ Club Cafe

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Dec
20
Grand Piano @ Brillobox

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Dec
19
Grand Piano @ John Kollar Slovak Society

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Dec
18
Grand Piano @ The Shop

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Nov
28
Grand Piano @ The Park House

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Nov
21
Grand Piano @ Roberto Clemente Bridge

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Music

Press


"My favorite new band... gritty guys who drink beers for breakfast and sleep on the floor."

- Cindy Howes, NPR's The World Cafe with David Dye -


"They display talent as musicians across jazz, blues, roots, and rock, often through short, high-energy songs--kind of like a shot of top-shelf whiskey in music form."

- Kevin Kennedy, The Swollen Fox -


"You can also look forward to an enchanting set from Pittsburgh's unique indie-rockers, Grand Piano. These guys really have a lot going on; in addition to the intricate guitar-driven math-rock stylings that should appeal to fans of RVA bands like Night Idea or Houdan The Mystic, Grand Piano also bring in a two-piece horn section and occasional touches of pedal steel guitar in a genre-hopping musical odyssey that pulls jazz, blues, country, and soul into their potent sonic mix. It's not the kind of thing you see every day..." -


"The six musicians behind Pittsburgh’s Grand Piano produce quite possibly the city’s most unique and creative sound that combines everything from guitars and horns to pedal steel and percussion. Influences of jazz, blues, rock, honky-tonk and roots are evident in their songs that the band explains “transcends a variety of genres” for a sound that has been long in the making since the fall of 2011. In June of 2014, Grand Piano released its debut album “Leap Year” that features several perfect examples of the band’s unusual sound, including “The Rain,” “Horse” and “Native.” Pick up their debut EP and be sure to catch them at an upcoming concert throughout the region." -


It's a well-worn statement that critics bring out for the best animated movies, but Grand Piano's Sea EP deserves it as well: This one should captivate both kids and parents, for different reasons. This reference comes to mind, partly because Sea sounds like a very brief (its seven tracks clock in at less than 10 minutes) score for a bright, welcoming undersea world — like the one you'd see in Finding Nemo. The opening track "Sea Urchin" is a friendly guide for an underwater swim through rock, jazz and blues. The record mostly maintains this affable tone, but forays in to the depths with the sinister "Electric Eel," and the exuberant horns of "Blowfish." All of these characters feel satisfyingly lived-in — even if they don't hang around for long. - Pittsburgh City Paper


Ask almost anyone in the Pittsburgh music scene which band they think is the next to break out and it’s likely that Grand Piano will be one of the first names you’ll hear. Combining rock and roll with plenty of horns and some get-up-and-go, Grand Piano put on a frenetic live show that’s one of the best in town. Their wacky new Sea EP might remind listeners of Philadelphia’s Man Man. - Next Pittsburgh


Discography

$1000 EP (2011)

America's America EP(2012)

Bug EP (2013)

Leap Year LP (2014)

Sea EP (2015)


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Bio

Grand Piano formed in the fall of 2011, but its core members have been writing and playing music together for over a decade. That creative history and long standing friendship is apparent on stage and fosters a strong, collaborative songwriting process that has quickly lead to a catalog of over fifty original songs. They have self-released four EP's which include, "Sea EP" (May 2015), "Bug EP" (October 2013), "America's America" (January 2013), and "$1000" (April 2012). Their first full-length album "Leap Year" was released on Wild Kindness records in June 2014. If you ask them what kind of music they play, they'll tell you rock n roll for the sake of brevity. Give a listen and you'll hear that their style of rock navigates smoothly through blues, folk, lounge style jazz, and psychedelic influences. If you get complacent, they will be quick to remind you of the punk tapes in their closet. 

Band Members