Scott Nicholson Piano Entertainment
Scott Nicholson Piano Entertainment

Scott Nicholson Piano Entertainment

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Introduction: Scott has been a full time Las Vegas performer for 14 years working as a pianist and a vocalist. There are three things you can rely on with Scott ... Talent, Versatility, and Experience! Whether you have a small intimate gathering at your home, if you need music for a wedding, or if you need a performance in front of 1000 people, Scott can provide with his vast repertoire of songs and musicians he works with. He performs Rock, Country, Jazz, Oldies, and Pop music, whatever you need for your event. Scott can perform as a Solo Pianist, Duo, Trio, Band, and also offers a Dueling Piano show as well. With Talent, Versatility, and Experience, Scott can fill all of your entertainment needs.
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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

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Jan O.
Apr 27, 2021
Scott is a very high quality and talented musician who is also great at reading a room and creating a fun and interesting selection of music. We hired him twice and look forward to hiring him again. Highly recommend!
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Thank you Jan!
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Linh N.
Oct 5, 2018
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It was an absolute fun project to have Scott entertain for our exhibit event Scott was so professional from the very start when bidding and discussing the gig, and he took time to clearly understand the many needs and parameters that were required to make the arrangement work. Scott far exceeded our expectation and can work very flexibly, while entertaining so many different people and musical tastes. He is extremely talented. Highly recommended for any event!

Details: Corporate event • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Party host • Vocals • Strings • Oldies • Variety • Pop / top 40 • Rock / classic rock • Covers • Conference / convention center • Indoors • Yes, but equipment is limited and professional should bring their own equipment • $ (basic) • Conducting initial research

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Jaime V.
Apr 19, 2021
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Great compliment to a great evening with friends at a private party

Details: General event / party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Piano • Vocals • Covers • Pop / top 40 • Variety • Oldies • Other

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Tanya Y.
Nov 21, 2018
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We booked Scott for nearly 6 hours during a 50th anniversary party and family reunion. After reaching out to Scott on Thumbtack, he was very responsive and we even talked on the phone a few times about my goals for our event as Scott really wanted to make sure he understood our asks. He even allowed us to send him a playlist of what types of songs we would like to hear so he could get a feel for our desired genres. I asked him to play solo piano and sing as "cocktail hour" music while people assembled and enjoyed drinks and appetizers. He then had a drummer join him for dancing after our dinner. We made an ad hoc decision to locate Scott on an outside patio for cocktail hour and then inside for dancing rather than inside only which caused him a bit more complexity for setup, but he was so accommodating and only focused on what we cared about to make the event what we envisioned. He also was able to alter his PA setup to allow us to play audio from a computer to share a special video and he provided a mic setup for our family members to play and sing a special tribute on their own guitars. Throughout the evening, Scott was so accommodating and a true professional helping us have the most amazing celebration. And finally, Scott is so talented. Both the solo session as well as when his drummer joined him, the music quality was absolutely AMAZING! Scott was also so talented to be able to adjust volume and to pivot between styles when needed for the room. We were delighted in booking Scott and highly recommend him for your event needs, thank you Scott!

Details: Cocktail hour • 51 - 75 guests • 51 or older • Party host • Piano • Band • Oldies • Country / bluegrass • Jazz / Blues • Folk • Classical • Big band / swing • Covers • Outdoor venue • Outdoors • Yes, but equipment is limited and professional should bring their own equipment • $$ (standard) • Need some more information before hiring

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Greg W.
Apr 13, 2018
Scott has to be the quickest whit Entertainer I have ever seen. With amazing musical talent and a great sense of the audience, his one of a kind style will customize every show to each crowd, and even make each individual feel like he is just there for them. Quality show, quality voice, quality musical skills, absolutely 1 St class man.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I do not have a standard pricing system. I base my pricing on travel, equipment that needs to be provided, and the length of the gig. I also base my pricing on the number of musicians requested as I work as a soloist, a duo, trio or in a small band format, and as a Dueling Pianos show.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first step in my process with a new client is to establish what it is that they are looking for in their entertainment. Background music, or out front entertaining and involving an audience with up tempo sing-a-long music, or just providing music to dance to etc.. From there we would work on types of music the client would like performed, hours and location of the performance venue, and what type of attire the client would prefer.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've been a pianist/singer for 40 years. I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for two years, and then transferred and got my Bachelors Degree in Music from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. I have performed all over the country playing with bands and trios, performing dueling pianos, and performing as a soloist. I have been performing full time in Las Vegas since 2004 at NYNY, Paris, Harrahs, the Encore, and Mirage casinos to name just a few, as well as performing for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

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