Rockin' 88's is two of Canada's finest entertainers, Tom Arntzen and Diane Lines.
Putting their own unique spin on audience favourites, these two take the duelling piano concept to a whole new level. They love the simple, classic sound of two pianos going at it and dish out plenty of it to fans of piano greats such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel and Elton John!
All of this combined with great singing, a massive request repertoire (just try to stump them) and a heavy dose of audience interaction plus two fearless performers willing to try just about ANYTHING in the name of fun, make them a great booking for any event.
Tom Arntzen is a sophisticated, swinging jazz singer/pianist. The mellow but lively repertoire of this talented musician includes music from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Duke Ellington and other composers of the great American song book, in addition to contemporary favourites. Tom Arntzen is also an excellent vocalist, performing in a croonin' Frank Sinatra-style.
Tom Arntzen grew up surrounded by the authentic Dixieland jazz of his father, Lloyd Arntzen and remembers having trouble falling asleep during the regular Saturday night jam sessions.
Tom attended the Vancouver Community College music program to study jazz and classical voice. In 1979 he began touring with a variety of musical projects as a freelance singer/keyboardist and settled in Vancouver in 1985 to pursue his musical career. read more...
Diane was the pianist/accompanist for Grammy winner Michael Bublé for two years and was featured with the Dal Richards Orchestra from 2003 to 2016. She has performed with a variety of artists including: Alfie Zappacosta, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Marian McPartland, Dee Daniels, Jim Byrnes, "Blues Boss" Kenny Wayne, Gospel great John Boutte, Bria Skonberg, Linda Tillery, Amanda Wood and Shari Ulrich.
Diane recorded and toured in Canada with Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Gary Fjellgaard and appears on Gary’s CDs Under Western Skies and The Best of Gary Fjellgaard. Diane’s work with Fjellgaard earned her consecutive nominations for BCCMA’s Keyboardist of the Year. read more...