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Grand Piano

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
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"NPR's World Cafe "Sense of Place" Series"

"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 -

"The Swollen Fox"

"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 -

"RVA Magazine"

"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..." -

"Best Up-and-Coming Pittsburgh Bands of 2014"

"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." -

"Sea EP Review"

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

"Thrival Festival announces 2015 music lineup"

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


$1000 EP (2011)

America's America EP(2012)

Bug EP (2013)

Leap Year LP (2014)

Sea EP (2015)



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