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!
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.
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.
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.
Musician. Singer. Sound Engineer. Roadie. Dude's been around the block once or twice!
Harrison Center for the Performing Arts
Armed Forces School of Music
Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
Bachelor of Recording Arts
US Marine Corps Band
Pyeongtaek, South Korea
New Orleans, LA
Many Mardi Gra Parades & Balls
Multiple National Tours
Howl at the Moon
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Armed Forces Entertainment
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
Korg Kross 88 Key Piano
Ibanez Electric Guitar
Line6 AMPLif FX100 FX Pedal
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Bb Valved Trombone
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)