The outside of Champ’s Pub located in Brighton Photo by Robert Zeffero. Dave Beachamp had a problem. The world was about to shut down, and Beachamp, the owner of Champ’s Pub on Grand River in Brighton, had 300 pounds of corned beef to get rid of. “The lockdown was March 16th, the day before St. Patrick’s Day,” said Beauchamp.
What if you were told that there was a show that could combine piano music, comedy, rock and roll, country music, and rap music? That’s what’s on the tap every Friday and Saturday when Jameson’s Irish Pub and Grill in Brighton hosts Dueling Pianos. “The dueling pianos concept is an all request, sing along, clap along, drink along, rock ‘n’ roll comedy piano show that makes the audience the star of the show,” said Jason Scarcelli, owner of Dueling Pianos International. “Every song that is performed involves the audience in one way or another. In order to truly understand what the dueling pianos concept is, you have to experience it.”
Jameson’s owner Tony Kasab has hosted dueling pianos at his restaurants even before he owned Jameson’s.