We Bring The Fun To You!
Making your event fun and memorable is easy, pleasurable, and natural for us.
We are 100% clean for all ages. No abusive performances here. If you are looking for a totally clean, yet funny and exciting show, we are it.
We have performed together for over 9 years and never use fill in partners, which is common with many traveling dueling piano “teams”. I boast this. It really matters.
We are just plain fun silly people who do not share the same performance skills or personality traits, which means there is a ton of variety and unique tools at our disposal.
Modern society seems to lean towards eliminating individuality. We specialize in featuring it and this evident contrast between Johnny and myself is a huge entertainment plus. We drag along tons of props and skit toys for us all to have fun with. The stage area looks like a toy store.
I will haughtily boast of my live sound experience and sound system. What’s the problem every time you hear live music? It’s too loud and/or too abrasive or muffled. Without going into too much tech talk, we don’t use karaoke equipment like JBL, EV, Peavey, Behringer, so on. We use a Concert Horn Loaded Line Array system that is pro tour custom built. With system efficiency like ours, one circuit can supply enough oomph to hit high decibel levels often needed for an outside festival.
Who are the Krazy Keys?
Rob Vacanti – AKA Roberre.
Rob began playing theater organ at age 13. Rob has played all over, blah blah blah, can we eat now?
John Griggs – AKA Johnny “The Mind” Griggs.
Farm boy gone wild. John discovered dueling pianos in 1993. Thinking that it looked like fun, he began learning the skills needed to be successful in this brand of entertainment. John has had many years of experience in live performance since 1970’s. Although all of it is not piano, as John is a multi-instrumentalist. John has performed dueling pianos at the old “Bugsy’s” in downtown Minneapolis as well as “L’tl Ditty’s” at the Mall Of America. In 2000 he and a partner formed “The Ivory Kings”. With a non stop schedule of night clubs, college bars, dance halls, casinos and corporate events, they were the original piano show in Kansas City, MO, Toledo, OH, Wilkes Barre, PA and Lake Okoboji, Iowa.Just my opinion here – John is the Johnny Carson of dueling pianos. His personality, enthusiasm, awareness, and skill sets have earned him the nickname ” The Mind”. Everyone loves this guy. I mean it. John is joy, manifested right before your eyes. He is the best of all of us in this field and is the magical marriage of music and comedy.
Hello Crazy Keys. We saw you at the Clay County Fair. Our grand kids just loved showing off with your hula hoops and everything. Johnny Horton is my husbands favorite entertainer so you won him over. Can you email us back and let us know when you will be back again?
Gladys and Harold Turner
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We had John and Rob perform for our corporate event and everybody just loved them. They knew all the songs, and were very funny. We were very pleased and will most likely have them back in a couple years.
Des Monies, Iowa
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Rob, you and John really did a great job. We’ve had problems in the past with groups being offensive. Your show was different and entertaining and we couldn’t be happier. Not one person complained or had one bad thing to say.
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