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PJ Gartrell

All Request Interactive Entertainment

This is not a performance, it's a party!! A clap your hands, sing-along, dance-party-starting, high energy, interactive, roast your friends, live music/comedy show, where you and all your friends get to pick the songs you hear!

About 

Meet PJ Gartrell, a former Marine who's been rocking stages both nationally and internationally for two thrilling decades! With a passion for entertainment running through his veins, he's been the life of every party he steps foot into.

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After years living in Florida, and traveling and wowing crowds all over the US, as well as parts of Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Horn of Africa, PJ decided to put down roots with his beloved wife and daughter in the heart of the Greater Des Moines area. There, he took on the role of Entertainment Director and star performer at the legendary Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar.

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But then, the pandemic hit, and the world went quiet. PJ took a brief hiatus, but it didn't dampen his spirit.  Now, he's is back with a bang, armed with a brand new show that'll blow your mind. From the moment he steps on stage, you'll feel the energy in the air, and the fun won't stop until the last note fades away. PJ knows how to get the party started, keep it going, and leave you begging for an encore.

 

His unique talent, infectious personality, and remarkable skill with each instrument will have you dancing, singing, and laughing throughout the entire show.

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Road Warrior

Musician. Singer. Sound Engineer. Roadie. Dude's been around the block once or twice!

Mixer Keys

Education

Harrison Center for the Performing Arts

Lakeland, FL

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Armed Forces School of Music

 Norfolk, VA

 

 Full Sail University

 Winter Park, FL

Graduated Valedictorian

Bachelor of Recording Arts

PJ in his dress blue uniform

US Marine Corps Band

Okinawa, Japan

Performances in:

Kushima, Japan

Guam

Saipan

Iwo Jima

Pyeongtaek, South Korea

Pattaya, Thailand

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New Orleans, LA

Many Mardi Gra Parades & Balls

Multiple National Tours

PJ shredding at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar in Gainesville, FL

Dueling Pianos

Howl at the Moon

Orlando, FL

Houston, TX

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Norwegian Cruise Lines

 Spain/Italy

Western Carribean

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Armed Forces Entertainment

Djibouti, Africa

Kawai, Hawaii

South Korea

Main stage at the Hard Rock in South Sioux City, IA

Favorite Recent Venues

Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar - WDM, IA

House of Blues - Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, IA

Michael Murphy's Dueling Piano Bar - OKC, OK

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar - Gainesville, FL

Bobby McKeys - Nat'l Harbour, MD

The Keys - Gainesvillle, FL

The Load Out

Instruments

Korg Kross 88 Key Piano

Ibanez Electric Guitar

Line6 AMPLif FX100 FX Pedal

Yamaha Acoustic Guitar

Caramel Ukulele

Trumpet

Bb Valved Trombone

Shaker/Tambourine/Cowbell

BOSS RC-202 Loop Station

BOSS RC-505 Loop Station

Sound & Lighting

Allen & Heath Qu-Pac Mixer

Electro-Voice 15 inch Main Speaker x 2

Electro-Voice 18 inch Subwoofer

Electro-Voice ND 76 Microphone x 2

AKG Wireless Microphone

Phenyx Wireless In-Ear Monitor

Instrument Cables x 11

Microphone Cables x 5

ADJ GigBar x 2 (Lighting)

Fog Machine