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"Steve Heist in the spotlight"

"Probably the hardest part of watching Steve Heist work his piano magic is trying to stump him."

"He creates a fun and comfortable setting by getting friendly with the crowd and even providing some history on his song selections."

"...there wasn't a song request that Steve didn't know when I caught him..."

- Matt Pensinger, Sept 2, 1994 - GAZETTE TELEGRAPH/Colorado Springs, CO


"An entertainer with savoir faire"

"It is more appropriate to speak of Heist as a showman than a musician."

"His mastery of the piano is impressive, as is his knowledge of the music’s background."

"...an entertainer with savoir faire."

"Entertaining others comes naturally to Heist."

- Sabra Best, Sept. 5, 1987 - OLDE TOWNE CRIER/Alexandria, Va.


"Entertainer Makes His Mark"

"As a piano player and entertainer, Heist is exceptional."

"An engaging and versatile entertainer with the poise that comes from experience..."

"By his own estimate, Heist knows something like 5,000 songs, and he must go through a number of those in a single night."

- Jim Mason, Oct. 9, 1981 - THE RICHMOND NEWS LEADER/Richmond, Va.


"Swinging At The Golden Bee"

"In a club situation, it’s astounding to see people applaud a musician just for taking the stand."

"Most of all (Steve) aims to please, and from the business generated at the Bee, there’s no doubt he is succeeding."

"There’s something about this piano player that makes everyone want to sing."

"I don’t know when I’ve seen so many smiles."

- Elena Jarvis, Nov. 23, 1979 - GAZETTE TELEGRAPH/Colorado Springs, CO


"Live At The Fish Market"

"... a vaudeville showman..."

"The ever-smiling Heist lifts many of the crowd to their feet... Hardly have they taken their seats when he is pounding out "The Bumble Boogie" with a "Look, Maw, no hands" grin."

"His audience looks on in awe."

- W. Royal Stokes, THE WASHINGTON POST/Washington, D.C.: Nov. 29, 1982 - THE WASHINGTON POST/Washington, D.C.


"TOP TIP"

“TOP TIP...Die Hits Von Kitz:”The Londoner”...Ihre Slogans lauten: “Good fun! Good Music! Great Atmosphere! Good Value!” Und zur Zeit sind es jene beiden Beisln, die in Kitzbuhel Abend fur Abend bumvoll sind...Im “Townhouse” heizt ein Piano-Man die Stimmung an.”

- Reinhard Bimashofer, Aug. 3, 1982 - KURIER TOP: ROCK-POP IN CONCERT/ Vienna, Austria


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Steve Heist has been singing and playing piano exclusively for Royal Caribbean for the last seven years in the various Schooner Bars onboard the Voyager, Adventure, Navigator, Enchantment, Vision, Grandeur and Majesty of the Seas. With a repertoire of over six thousand songs, he performs such an incredible variety of music to generate the often heard comment, “What DON’T you play?”
Not only does he sing and play piano, and guitar, but is adept at comedy, impersonations, and sings in five languages! Steve has also now added a complete MP3 backup to the act.
Steve first started performing at the age of 18 as a singer/dancer/actor in musicals. At the prestigious St. Louis Municipal Opera, then, the world’s largest outdoor theatre, he appeared for three years in musicals with the likes of Donald O’Conner, Betty White, Stubby Kaye, Pernell Roberts and other celebrities too numerous to mention. After his third year, tragedy seemed to stike as he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident effectively ending his career.
Steve had begun his piano studies privately at the age of seven and he continued through the college level at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. A classmate heard him playing, and gave him the idea for a “new” career, singing and playing the piano.
Since then, Steve has worked around the world, playing all over Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean, as well as about 45 of the 50 states.
Las Vegas was his home for over two and a half years where he played everywhere, including the Riviera Hotel, the Dunes Hotel, the Showboat Hotel and the greatest accomplishment of them all, Liberace’s Tivoli Gardens Restaurant.
Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, was so impressed with his ability that Steve was the first performer ever chosen to do a one-man show at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon.
He has also worked with The Dukes of Dixieland, The Spike Jones Jr. Show in Los Angeles and the Mike Douglas Show in Philadelphia. Along the way, the renowned Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs offered him a five-week contract. As a tribute to his talent and longevity, Steve eventually went on to pursue other interests three and a half years later.