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Featuring Tommy Smith and Paul Nicodemi
Friday, September 15th 2023
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert
SBDAC’s Grand Atrium
General Admission | $10
Week of Concert | $15
*General Admission = First come, first served seating
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Dueling Pianos, an interactive music experience where the audience picks the setlist!! Dueling Pianos will feature two grand pianos placed back to back in the center of SBDAC’s Grand Atrium with audience seating in the round. Featured pianists, Tommy Smith and Paul Nicodemi will take written audience suggestions for the next song in their setlist. Audience members will have a fun filled evening.
Paul Nicodemi hails from Detroit, MI but has lived in southwest Florida for the last 20 years. A lifetime player, Paul saw his very first Dueling Pianos show at JD’s Key Club in Pontiac, MI and could not believe the energy and talent that radiated from the stage. After meeting Tommy through a mutual musician friend, Paul knew that Dueling Pianos was destined to be his career. Paul’s major musical influence is Ben Folds, and he is often told he sings and performs like a Ben clone, which could not tickle him more. Paul’s classical piano training and diverse repertoire of both oldies and modern hits, makes him a lethal weapon on the keys!
Tommy Smith was born and raised right here in North Fort Myers. As a piano prodigy from a young age, it wasn’t long before he was touring the world playing keys and song writing for major international bands such as the Backstreet Boys, O-town, and Snap. With a venerable 35+ years of Dueling Piano experience playing everywhere from Howl at the Moon to Pete’s to Sing Sing, Tommy is a redoubtable force of nature on the piano, with a bombastic style that channels the best of rock, boogie-woogie, and improv. We’re fortunate to have him with us as he has now returned to his hometown to get the party started right here in Fort Myers!