Daniel "Danny K" Korzelius is proud to call Bobby McKey’s his new home away from home. He grew up in sunny Buffalo, NY, and attended the University of Buffalo for a BFA in Musical Theater. As soon as he graduated, he realized some places were sunny all year. He quickly moved to Wilmington, NC, where a buddy had convinced him to try dueling pianos. He had no idea that 8 years and dozens of clubs later, he would still be doing it. Danny aspires to be as well rounded a performer as possible. He likes to bring his theater background to the show, with impersonations of everyone from Louie Armstrong to Kermit to Joe Cocker. He'll show you a brief history of dance if you beg, and he'll probably be pulling that fiddle out if there’s a request for it. He loves playing everything, but Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Marc Cohn and Garth Brooks are some of his favorites. You can catch him singing on the new CD from the Keith Patterson Band, "Stone Cold and Blue." He still lives in NC, where his wonderful wife and children hold down the fort.
Neil McKillip hails from Athens, Georgia where he began playing piano at the age of 4. His classical training continued all the way through college where he studied music and criminal justice at the University of Georgia. During that time, Neil also played in several bands before finishing school and moving to the Washington, DC area. Since that time, Neil has looked for an outlet to get back into performing. By chance he attended a show at Bobby McKey’s for a friend’s birthday and the rest is history. Neil is currently working on and recording his first solo album. Outside of Bobby McKey’s, Neil is a Senior Buyer with a major DC area company.
A long time ago, in a town far, far away (or “Smithton, PA”), a young, gifted musician emerged and, through his music, promised to bring love, joy and harmony to thousands of people across the country. After that guy died in a tragic gardening-tool accident, Andrew Tepe came on the scene. Andrew (a.k.a. “Drew,” “Drewber,” “Drewcifer”), cut his performing teeth playing piano and singing for the masses at pool halls, bars and young women’s dorm rooms while attending the University of Pittsburgh, and later graduated with a degree in Music Education from Edinboro University (it sounds like that’s in Scotland, but it’s not). After playing in bands throughout his college years, Drew began performing regularly at dueling piano clubs across the country. Drew has also performed many private shows (some of them involve singing and playing piano). In his spare time, Drew loves singing a cappella harmony (everyone say it with me now - “ah-kuh-peh-luh”). In fact, you can often catch Drew and three other folks - any three other folks - cranking out old ditties in the style of American-born barbershop quartet harmony. Competitively his quartets have won district championships and performed at international competitions. Weird, huh?! Drew also enjoys bass fishing, playing ice hockey and spending time with the ever-growing Tepe family.
Hello Washington! It's hard to believe that I've returned to perform in the nation's capital after a 25-year absence. I am a graduate of T.C. Williams high school in Alexandria, VA, and a former music student at the University of North Texas. I've been a pianist, percussionist, bass guitarist and singer/songwriter for most of my life, playing in numerous bands and productions. Music has taken me on quite a journey, and it brings me now to the National Harbor. My dueling piano background includes, most recently, a decade of service at the famous and highly successful Crocodile Rocks in Myrtle Beach, SC, and a two-year venture at Howl at the Moon Saloon in Columbus, OH. I am eager to continue entertaining here at Bobby McKey’s and look forward to meeting the new and diverse clientele! My hobbies include swimming, hiking, the culinary arts, woodworking, touring major and minor league ballparks, attending NASCAR races and riding roller coasters. Once again, I’m back and anxious to accept the challenges in this most classy venue. Please come spend an evening with us and enjoy the show!
Ronnie Smith, a.k.a. "Ronnie Fresh", grew up in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. At an early age, Ronnie could hear songs and play them on the piano without seeing a sheet of music. He started playing gigs and traveling in bands before he graduated high school. Performing on stages across the U.S. since 1987, he has played and toured with some of the best in the music industry. Ronnie is a triple threat in the music industry: he's a songwriter, a performer and a producer. In 1998 Ronnie teamed up with singer/songwriter Eric Scott and co-wrote and produced their debut album Divine Static.
After five years of playing at Crocodile Rocks in Myrtle Beach, SC, Ronnie was ready to move back to his old stomping grounds here in the DC area. His high level of energy, charisma and humor are always "Fresh." His vocal range will leave you awestruck, and his ability to entertain is unlike any other in the business. When Ronnie is on stage, it's guaranteed to be a show you don't want to miss!
With leading roles in over 25 major motion home movies, the only thing "shy" about Brian is his height. At almost 6'; tall and [unintelligible] lbs., Brian has often been described on stage as Robin Williams meets Howie Mandel. Playing piano since he was just 2 years old, performing and entertaining have been his entire life. Literally. And with both ADD and OCD, you can watch him meticulously organize the requests on the piano and at the same time ... "Hey look! I'm up on the TV!"
Dave Haywood brings a unique background in jazz, reggae, funk, rock and soul, which embody the diversity of his performance. Since childhood he was schooled on both guitar and piano simultaneously, which escalated into a personal mentorship from guitar legend Les Paul and articles in Rolling Stone Magazine detailing his performances with Jon Bon Jovi. Dave currently reigns as Charlotte's Best Guitarist by Creative Loafing Magazine with a resume that includes tours throughout North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean and highlight performances at Madison Square Garden and Giants Stadium. He spent the last 5 years at Howl At The Moon in Charlotte, NC developing his dueling piano skills and recently left to pursue more prestigious stages like Bobby McKey's.