Billy Kraus was featured at the dueling piano bar Howl at the Moon in Cleveland from ’92 to ’05, He was their Entertainment Director from ’97 until ’05. From ’00 to ’04, he was part of the Brian & Joe Radio Morning show. The show was ranked between 3rd and 6th in Cleveland during that time. He was an on -air personality Friday mornings from 7-10AM as a musical guest playing and singing original parody material and creating and performing comedy skits…..most of which were live and “off the cuff”.
Starting in 1995, he played for hundreds of corporate and private events and is still well known in the greater Cleveland area as “The Piano Man”. This notoriety garnered him many appearances on local TV shows and he was the piano accompanist for the local “American Idol” type show “Cleveland Idol”.
Starting in 2000 he began performing an original kids show called “Kid Rock”. It’s a high-energy show that motivates kids between 2-7 to sing, dance, and be silly. He performed the show at nearly every library branch in the greater Cleveland and Akron areas along with elementary school systems and various children’s groups.
From ’04 to ’06, he appeared every Thursday evening at the Willoughby Brewing Company playing solo shows to audiences of up to 300 people.
Billy Kraus & David Mauk are a mainstay at Napoleon’s Dueling Piano Bar in the Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino.