Welcome to the website of the superb
Twin Cities Piano Entertainer, Daina De Prez.

De Prez has achieved a national and international reputation for her talents of piano player, cabaret performer, band leader, playwright, musical director, musical arranger, artist, writer, and recording artist. Her work as a singer/songwriter, has won her numerous awards.

On this website, you will find the latest news, music, photos from various stages of Daina’s career, and a calendar of her upcoming events. There is also a section dedicated to her work with Pianioake, Ten Pin Alli and Party Time Dueling Pianos.

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Welcome to Pianioake!

What is Pianioake (pee An ee O kee)? It’s karaoke with a live piano player. We could call it Piano Karaoke but Pianioake is more fun!

Pianioke works like this:

    • Pick out a song from the song list.
      If you have a song in mind that’s not in the list, try requesting it anyway.  Daina may know it, and you can pull up the lyrics on your smartphone.
    • Fill out a request slip and turn it in.
      Tips with your requests are greatly appreciated, or you can find Daina on
      Venmo (Daina Deprez @DainaD) or Paypal (PayPal.Me/Dmusic).

    • When it’s your turn to sing, find the song in the big book of lyrics.
      If you’d rather, you can always request that Daina sing the song.

    • Before you sing into the microphone, Daina will ask you to sing a little bit of the song just to her, so she can find your ideal key.

    • Now sing your heart out and have fun!

Party Time Dueling Pianos

Daina De Prez began performing at dueling piano bars in the early 1990s. She says, “The concept just blew me away. It was so spontaneous, and so much about the audience, I knew it was something I would be good at and like to do.” She spent four years at Lil’ Ditty’s at Mall of America in Minnesota. And she’s most recently been performing at some of the hottest dueling piano bars in the USA. Says Daina, “I’ve managed to rack up a lot of dueling piano miles.”

The vocal comparison to Janis Joplin has followed Diana around for a long time. She does some Joplin tunes, and does them well. Check out Daina De Prez’s ‘Memories of Janis’ CD. She’s always been a rocker and loves the old and the new-including repertoire from Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Dido, Bon Jovi, the Police, 3 Doors Down, Train, Gwen Stefani, Gretchen Wilson, Journey, Styx, Reba McIntyre, the Beatles, Sublime, Oasis, Patsy Cline, Garth and Madonna. Adds Daina, “Pretty much you name it, and I’ve done it. And am always picking up new material. I love flying by the seat of my pants, not knowing what’s up next and making it work anyway. I love to laugh and to make people laugh.”