No one could have imagined that the 18 year old kid who snuck into a Dueling Piano Show in Vegas would years later become one of the most versatile piano players in the business. From Elton John to Dr Dre, Whitney Houston to Rage Against the Machine he prides himself on being able to play and sing anything.
A native of Salt Lake City, Eric started on piano at the age of five, saxophone in elementary school then picked up the guitar in high school. Check out the custom modified double-neck guitar he has. There’s a resin cast black widow spider in one of the headstocks.
In the 90s, Eric toured the U.S. and Canada with a variety of county, rock and funk bands. He runs a home recording studio, creating jingles for local radio stations. “I love all styles of music and enjoy the challenge of reproducing the original as closely as possible or dramatically changing a song’s style,” says Eric. In addition to the piano, guitar and sax, Eric also plays a mean set of spoons.
At the age of seven Missy Lynn began composing her own piano pieces & playing songs she heard on movies and radio. Piano lessons, choirs, performing groups and bands fueled a drive to further develop her skills as a vocalist & entertainer. Since its opening Keys On Main was in her sights. In summer of 2014, Missy Lynn jumped into the dueling piano scene and hasn’t looked back. This versatile songwriter shares creative covers as well as originals on her YouTube channel. Her album “By All Means” was brought to life with some of Keys On Main’s very own artists alongside other talented creatives at June Audio Studios. “Live At Abbey Road EP” continues her most recent original work.
A Texas native, Jed was raised on a steady diet of church choirs and piano lessons, where his passion for music began. During high school he fell in love with Queen, the Beatles, Billy Joel and other classics, and soon knew that music would be his life. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Commercial Music, Jed has worked at a number of studios in Utah and spent time in New York City working at Electric Lady Studios. Now a long time resident of Utah, Jed works as an audio engineer, recording and producing tracks for local bands and artists. When not in the studio, you will find Jed enjoying his outdoor hobbies of snowskiing, rock climbing, or riding his motorcycle.
Rebecca de Azevedo
For Rebecca, performing comes naturally. As the daughter of Golden Globe Nominee Composer/Producer Lex de Azevedo, she is a fourth-generation musical entertainer and has been entertaining audiences for as long as she can remember. Rebecca began piano lessons at age seven, recorded her first studio backup vocals at age ten, performed in/accompanied and directed numerous church choirs, and spent five years as the keyboardist and lead singer of a local cover band. Rebecca hijacked the stage at a piano bar one night in 2009…and was promptly offered a job. After years as a dueling piano player, she can’t imagine doing anything else on the weekends!
Mitch is the latest addition to the Keys players in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Southern Californian and started playing piano and guitar in grade school, and at the age of 15 began playing in a Beach Boys cover band. Playing in clubs, and for events all over the state – including Disneyland’s Days of Summer Celebration, Mitch began his professional music career very early in life! Now retired from a long career in the Cruise Industry, Mitch makes his home in Park City. He was there rocking out during the 80s and loves playing all the classic rock you can throw at him!!
Think you’ve got what it takes to rock this stage? We want to hear from you. Keys on Main is always looking for new talent. You don’t need to be Liberace. If you can sing and jam some chords then we can train you to do the rest. Send us an email to set up an audition.