Handout of pianos do battle at Dubai’s And Lounge. Courtesy of Dubai And Lounge
Handout of pianos do battle at Dubai’s And Lounge. Courtesy of Dubai And Lounge

Dig live music? Sick of Summer of ‘69 and the whole plodding, pub-rock songbook?

Then this might interest you – a band with two pianos, and not a guitar in sight.

And best of all – these perky pianists engage in an organised “battle”, attempting to upstage one another with their frills and chops.

Welcome to Battle of the Pianos, a new concept hosted at Dubai’s delightfully kooky And Lounge.

The two talented players sit facing each other for the showdown, with a live drummer sat in the middle to keep the peace.

As well as duelling behind the keys, the event also sees the trio take karaoke requests from brave audience members.

When they’re not flailing in around in combat, the band serve up top renditions of soulful pop classics new and old, including a wicked take on Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. Well worth checking out.

Live Lounge Wednesdays takes place every week at And Lounge, The Address Marina Mall. The Battle of the Pianos segment takes place on the last Wednesday of every month.

Published: March 31, 2015 04:00 AM

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