front2.jpgSpencer’s upcoming schedule is booked with piano bar, private event, and original performances, across the country!

Private Events

In addition to his piano bar and original gigs, Spencer is always available for private, country club, and corporate bookings (i.e. weddings, mitzvahs, birthdays, holiday parties, conference events, military and college balls and galas, etc.). He is also available for bookings at colleges, festivals, and other special venues. Spencer has performed at such weddings, celebrations, benefits, and corporate events for over ten years. Spencer combines musical talent and charisma to make your special day a dream come true. Spencer guarantees personalized service based on each event’s distinctive vision, needs, and desires.

Please email management or call 301.337.7354 for booking inquiries. Performance footage, song lists, references, and pricing are available upon request. Reviews are available here. Spencer is available to perform solo or dueling: sing-a-long style receptions, performance style receptions, dance party events, house concerts, ceremony and cocktail music (with or without vocals), etc. Spencer will book a trusted and experienced colleague to perform with him for all dueling piano events. Instruments and equipment are provided upon request. Affordable rates are based on day of the week, time of the day, hours, set-up, and travel requirements. Performances can include guest requests and/or a pre-selected/pre-approved song list.

Performance Venues

After 11 years at 31st and M St in Georgetown, Spencer will be moving his sing-a-long piano show to 3287 M Street and the brand new Georgetown Piano Bar! Spencer performs at Georgetown Piano Bar on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, as well as (at least) the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Wednesdays of each month. Spencer also performs regularly at Seasons 52 restaurant and piano bar in both North Bethesda, MD and Tysons Corner, VA. Other upcoming gigs include Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar in National Harbor, MD, Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in Des Moines, Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar in Savannah, GA, Manor Country Club in Rockville, MD, and Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, MD. Check back soon to learn more about Spencer's upcoming gigs at venues across the country.

At each of these venues, Spencer showcases his eclectic repertoire of over 2000 cover songs, along with comedy and crowd-interaction. Stop by one of his shows to share some laughs, and to sing-a-long to your favorite covers or originals. Spencer will likely surprise you with brand new additions to his repertoire! To book Spencer at your commercial venue please email or call 301.337.7354.

Please click here for a list of upcoming performance dates and venues. You can also visit Spencer’s Facebook page, or email for exact performance and venue details.

Original Music

Spencer's most recent original album, Goodnight Rosebud, continues to receive accolades. Goodnight Rosebud features Spencer as songwriter, vocalist, and pianist, and spans the genres of Pop, Rock, and Folk. Copies of Goodnight Rosebud are on sale at Spencer's nightly shows. For online album purchasing, please click here or visit To hear clips of the songs from Goodnight Rosebud, as well as from Spencer's previous DEMOs, please click here.

As you explore this website, look for photos in the gallery, read Spencer's bio, and enjoy album reviews. You can also visit Spencer’s Facebook page for updated performance dates and venue information. You can even become a Facebook fan of Spencer's Mr. Smith's page, or ‘like’ his Spencer Bates Music page.

To view broadcasts of Spencer's performances at the 2010 Takoma Park Folk Festival, the 2008 Takoma Park Street Festival, the 2008 Takoma Park Folk Festival, the 2009 Tastes of Takoma, and the 2007 Takoma Park Folk Festival (where he won the emerging artist showcase competition), view the City of Takoma Park's cable schedule for dates and times. Also, check out Spencer's interview with K Street Kate and The District Dish. You can, of course, find Spencer on YouTube as well.