Joe Laureano has been performing rock-&-roll professionally his entire adult life. A graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Music Theory & Composition, Joe got his start in dueling pianos at the age of 19. He is well known all across the country and has performed from Miami to Seattle, and from Baltimore to San Diego.
The ability to read a room comes naturally to Joe. He knows when and how to create a chill, relaxed ambiance during dinner hour, and when it is time to kick it into gear and lead a raucous party. Joe has an impressive repertoire of 1,000+ songs, spanning more than seven decades of music: standards, oldies, classic rock, pop, new age, country, Top 40, adult contemporary, alternative, and hard rock.
Joe is a professional, full time musician . . . and a busy one at that!
- Band leader of Main Street Dueling Pianos and Great Scott
- Owner of Aces Wild Entertainment LLC, a full service entertainment booking agency
- Booked entertainment for and performed at Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar for 9 years
- Has booked entertainment for and performed in over 75 piano bars and nightclubs
- Has played over 200 weddings in the past 5 years alone
- Travels to Las Vegas several times each year to play the dueling piano bar / casino circuit
- Joe’s band Great Scott opened for Bret Michaels during his 2014 tour
- Performed for the Chicago White Sox and West Michigan Whitecaps baseball teams
- Entertainment Director of Columbus Howl at the Moon for 5 years, and Regional Entertainment Director of Howl at the Moon Inc. for 3 years
- Back-up singer for Barry Manilow during his “Greatest Hits and Then Some” tour