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Charlie Ollmann- AKA CharlieO, began his musical adventure in Milwaukee, singing in the local bars at age 14.  He paid his way through St. Olaf College in Northfield, Mn. by playing piano and guitar solo dates in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. He was a member and a tenor soloist of the World-Renowned St Olaf Choir.  Charlie taught music in the Forest Lake Minnesota schools for 5 years, and gave up his teaching career to continue gigging 250+ nights a year and to open The Music Connection, a full-line music store in Forest Lake, Minnesota.  The  store promotes Music Education and the Love and Magic of Making Music. The store continues today!

Since the opening of  The Music Connection, Charlie has continued performing at nightclubs, private events, churches, Dueling Piano venues, colleges, schools, and on riverboats. He has sung the National Anthem for The Twins, Vikings, Gopher Football, Basketball and Baseball and Special Olympics. Charlie’s 12-string instrumental solo “Waiting” was used often by National Public Radio between stories on the national news program “All Thing Considered”. He has also been the Choir Director at Hosanna Church for over 25 years.

                          LISTEN:      "Waiting" By CharlieO

Charlie’s song list ranges from Billy Joel, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Avett Bros, and Bob Seger on his piano, to guitar and piano tunes of Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles, John Prine, Bob Dylan,  and Jason Mraz.  Fan favorites include story songs of Harry Chapin, Jimmy Buffet  & of course the CharlieO originals. You can find him in fun venues in the Twin Cities Area. In the winter, you may find him thawing out someplace warm. If you see him at a Dueling Pianos Show- He’s the one with the 12 String Guitar by the piano. CharlieO is available for corporate events, private parties, weddings, and club dates.   

Charlie's Dueling Piano Show- ACES & 88'S DUELING PIANOS is also ready to make your event a great time! Corporate Events, Weddings, Private Parties, Colleges, Festivals & Fund-Raisers; This Request-Centered Show often causes non-singers to sing at the top  of their lungs! The show is all about The Audience and a good time for all.

Contact: 651-464-5252


River Boat Cruise St Croix Falls

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          "ACES & 88'S PUT ON A GREAT SHOW !!!        

The Audience was mixed-Casual and Formal, Cowboy boots and stilletto heels, long dresses and jeans with the rhinestone-studded butt pockets; But this Audience-Driven show  brought out The "BEST" in everyone.  Requests, Sing Alongs, Toasts, Roasts, Personal Messages, and  just plain liveley interactive entertaiment kept the entire crowd involved for over 2 hours nonstop! Great music, fresh comedy, and no one wanted to go home!"               t.j. City Pages  

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