Posted January 23rd, 2007, 12:14 AM
Ahem, I have been summoned.............and I appear.
I guess that I've been lucky. I've never encountered a *bad* piano guy. (SHUT UP, WRONA!)
This last cruise on the Enchantment, there was a new guy, Mike McCabe, in the Schooner. He was amazing.
You know how some guys know a lot of songs?
And some guys are really good with people?
And some guys are actually hidden piano virtuosos?
Well, he was all three. And, of course, he took to me right away. (SHUT UP, WRONA!)
He knew everything, from old standards to really current pop hits. He amused my kids and other 18-25 year olds, but he was really good in coaxing old guys to get up and dance to the standards! He was so sweet to some of the old couples who were obviously walking down memory lane.
And he realized that I could sing along with him on almost anything. And he appreciated my constant patronage. (SHUT UP, WRONA)
I think that it's a highlight of a cruise when you know that when the show is over, when it's after dinner, when you've had enough in the casino, you can go to the piano bar and relax and sing.
Now, the dueling pianos on Sovereign (and Monarch) are another story and entertainment entirely.
But the OP asked about Voyager, which has a standard Schooner piano bar entertainer.
I like 'em.
How about you?