Deuces Wild- Dueling Pianos
The Reif and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital are excited to announce a special Wednesday, July 6 fundraiser outdoors (covered) at the Jerry and Shirley Miner Multi-Use Pavilion at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids; featuring the popular duo Deuces Wild – Dueling Pianos (DWDP). Proceeds directly benefit the Reif Arts Council general fund.
Outdoors under the Jerry and Shirley Miner Family Pavilion at the IRA Civic Center.
CHAIRS ARE PROVIDED
Gates @ 6pm, Event at 7pm
Rain or shine (covered venue)
Brats/Hot dogs available
Popcorn, Soda, Snacks
DWDP features internationally renowned artists David Charles Eicholz and Ted Manderfeld.
Son of a miner from the northern woods of Minnesota, Eichholz is a versatile, self-taught musician who plays the piano, guitar, saxophone, harmonica, trumpet, and countless other instruments. Eichholz was also part of the “Pringles” Award-winning band “City Pretty” as well as the band “Rave On!”.
Eichholz was featured internationally on the Swedish television show ‘Christine’. He was then recruited by Little Ditty’s, Dueling Piano Bar at the Mall of America in Minnesota where he performed four nights each week for five years. He also recorded and produced the soundtrack to the “Prime Target” video game (50,000+ copies sold), and was also featured in an issue of WorldTraveler Magazine, the in-flight publication of Northwest Airlines.
Eichholz has been performing the dueling piano concept for over 18 years and prides himself on being able to hold the attention of his audience from the moment he takes the stage till the last note of the encore. You won’t find a more polished entertainer with such a wide variety of skills.
Manderfeld got his start in Deuces Wild by walking out of his day job and demanding an audition. Although he hadn’t previously played in a dueling piano-style show, his amazing showmanship and obvious ability to perform as a world-class entertainer blew away the competition! Since then he has played thousands of dueling piano shows with performances all over the country!
When not on the road with DWDP, Manderfeld spends his time as a producer of sold-out shows, including the Billy Joel and Elton John tribute show “Eye 2 Eye,” and the ever-popular annual “Rock n Roll Xmas Spectacular,” which he co-produces with former Jonny Lang guitarist Paul Diethelm.
Manderfeld also spends time in the studio as a jingle writer, recording artist, and producer of both his first CD “Gather Us In,” and his Rock and Roll Xmas CD, “Trim My Tree.” and “RRXS – Live at The Paramount” CD. He’s been an actor and a game show host! Whether it be in front of thousands of people opening for HBO’s Dennis Miller, or selling out theaters with Deuces Wild nationwide… Manderfeld has consistently proven that he truly is a showman’s showman and musician’s musician.