WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID:
Private Party–Kim & Steve Willens
Patrick Durkin has played at two of our private house parties.
He arrives on time and dressed to impress. The age span of our party guests ranged over 40 years and Patrick was able to come up with songs that pleased everyone. Patrick is high energy and fun and makes an effort to really connect with the guests.
We are always impressed at how he can play for hours practically non stop!
You also get your monies worth as he takes minimal breaks, which helps to keep the party atmosphere going.
Kim and Steve Willens
The Badminton & Tennis Club, Boston, MA
It has been our great pleasure to have Patrick Durkin play piano at our club cocktail parties over the past ten years.
Patrick is a talented and skilled performer who brings a lively repertoire to these occasions. He can be relied upon to appear on time ready to entertain, take requests, and generally provide just the right atmosphere for a spirited evening.
Our membership is always happy to welcome Patrick back to the B&T. We wish him much continued success as a musician.
Jan and Maria
Harvard Business School
Patrick entertained my Harvard Business School classmates and guests (about 250 people) at our 50th reunion this past June. He played (and sang) during the pre-dinner receptions and after dinner. His charm and talent encouraged enthusiastic participation in the after dinner sing-a-long which included songs from “our times” (1950-60s) through today. My wife and I, the host and hostess for this event, have received many compliments for arranging for Patrick’s entertainment.
It’s a pleasure to recommend him to others!
Jake Ivory’s Dueling Piano Club
Jake Ivory’s is an interactive piano show that demands a mastery of rock/pop music and showmanship. Unfortunately Jake Ivory’ s closed several years back, but while employed there Patrick met those demands consistently. I have been fortunate enough to work with Patrick both on and off stage and can personally vouch for his outstanding character as a professional and as a friend.
I have and will continue to strongly recommend Patrick for any entertainment production. He is hard working, versatile, and committed to performance excellence.
The Wedding Of Amie Keefe
I feel privileged to write a reference letter for Patrick Durkin. My husband and I hired Patrick to play at out wedding. He played solo for the first hour during dinner, and then kicked off our party by playing as a dueling pianist for our entire reception.
For years, I was a customer of Jake Ivory’s Piano Bar in Boston, a place where Patrick played for many years. My boyfriend (at the time) and I always said if we were to get married, our entertainment would consist of pianos only. No DJ or Band. And we were fortunate enough to find the amazing talent in Patrick Durkin who made our special day one that we will never forget. Our guests are still talking about it today!
On this day, I had specific songs I wanted to hear and they also took requests as well. Between my play list and songs my family and friends asked for, I’m pretty sure in the few hours they played, both pianists were unable to be stumped. Now that’s what I call great entertainment! A Dueling piano show is something most guests don’t get to experience at a typical wedding. I know this because I am a professional wedding Videographer. I have personally filmed over 1000 weddings and I can actually say that I have never seen it done! Patrick made our day different than the average wedding and I have since recommended him to all my future clients who are looking for an amazing pianist for their special day. His years in the industry provide him the experience and diverse musical background required to perform at all types of venues and events.
80th Birthday Party!
Just wanted to let you know how impressed I was on your performance at my Mom’s 80th birthday party in June.
Everyone at the party, especially my Mom, truly enjoyed the music you played and your singing. When I hired you I went to your website to see what music you played which I thought was awesome……BUT once I heard you in person it was even better…..you are truly a gifted musician and would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends and relatives.
I also appreciate how you “played to the crowd”…as the party started you selected music that was perfect for the age group and party and then adjusted it as the party went on…..very nice Patrick!
Century 21 Act1 Realty
I am privileged to recommend Patrick Durkin as a highly skilled musician who also possesses a warm and caring personality, always going the extra mile to play songs that the residents in my Assisted Living Community love to hear. During the 5 years I’ve known Patrick, he has shown absolute professionalism from the time of booking to the conclusion of his performance.
Patrick has always captivated his audience with his talents and energy, engaging with the audience, singing songs from every generation is amazing! Working in an Assisted Living environment, my residents enjoy the passion and emotion of Patrick’s performances.
I would not hesitate to recommend Patrick Durkin. From my experience and observation, I would place Patrick among the best of my performers. I recommend him without reservation and with great confidence. Good luck on your future endeavours and see you soon.
Lee Ann Ernst
245 West St
Milford, MA 01757