The String Showdown
Interactive Dueling Music Show
More interactive than a band, more exciting than a DJ, more unique than dueling pianos… The String Showdown is about to be your new favorite act for corporate events, fundraisers, festivals, and more!
Multi-instrumentalists Mike Lauer (George Maurer, Bobby Vee) and Greg Byers (Kat Perkins, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) collide in The String Showdown! Get ready for a fun & fast-paced performance full of sweet licks and hilarious riffs! As a dueling string duo, they rock you with a mishmash of your favorite hits from radio, TV, and movies compelling your audience to clap, dance and sing along. You’ll be amazed at their instrumental prowess while you crack up at their irreverent, family-friendly humor.
Each show is crafted to entertain; with the perfect blend of crowd engagement, comedy, and musical magic. Find out why The String Showdown is the Midwest’s hottest blend of musicianship and entertainment; book them today!
>> Career Highlights
•Corporate Events for Target, Boston Scientific, Anheuser-Busch, The Dayton's Project
•Dakota Jazz Club
•BBC2 (Later... with Jools Holland)
"Everyone had such wonderfully amazing things to say about the performances! TOP NOTCH! We would definitely like to see you again here at Grand Casino Hinckley!"
-Grand Casino Hinckley (MN)
"It was a fun night! The String showdown was great and they adjusted to whatever our crowd wanted!"
-Ranco Fertiservice, Inc.
"Greg & Mike were amazing. Everyone had a blast!! Thanks for all your help getting us set up."
"This is by far one of the coolest things I have ever attended. (and I was at Woodstock!) I feel so honored to have attended. This is genius, all of it. First class - a pinch me moment - 5 stars. (Can you tell I loved it!) This seemed like it was one of those “too good to be true” things, only it was better! Thank you so much for this experience."
-Anonymous Comment Card
"(String Showdown) layering of their instruments was wonderful... In the space of an hour, they urged so much versatility from the strings.”
"Easily one of the top improvising string duos on the planet today."
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
The following set-up information is suggested to provide your audience with the best performance possible:
•A stage the size of 16 ft. X 20 ft. is ideal for the performance (although, larger is always better!). The String Showdown offers an interactive show and audience members are invited on stage to participate during the performance. The absolute minimum space required is 12 ft. X 12 ft.
•The stage should be set as close to the audience as possible with care taken to keep seating in front of the stage as much as possible.
•Having a secure and private room (dressing room) near the performance area is extremely helpful to store personal belongings, etc.
•Artist provides their own sound and lights for most settings. Please ensure electrical outlets are located near the performing area.
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing The String Showdown to your audience:
“Muti-instrumentalists Mike Lauer and Greg Byers collide in The String Showdown; a fun & fast-paced performance that'll have you clapping, dancing and singing along. More interactive than a band, more exciting than a DJ, more unique than dueling pianos; give it up for the String Showdown!
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.