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Who’s CharlieO?

Charlie Ollmann- AKA CharlieO, began his musical adventure in South Milwaukee, singing in the bars at age 14.  He put himself through St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN by playing gigs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, & Iowa. He was a member and a tenor soloist of the World-Renowned St Olaf Choir.  Charlie taught music in the Forest Lake Schools for 5 years, and in 1981, opened Music Connection, a full-line music store in Forest Lake, Minnesota.  The  store promotes Music Education and the Love and Magic of Making Music, and has served thousands of musicians from Prince to The University of Minnesota Marching Band!  The store was recognized as a TOP 100 Music Dealer in The World in 2021 by NAMM.

 Charlie continues 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, Baseball and Special Olympics. Charlie’s 12-string instrumental solo “Waiting” was used often by National Publc Radio between stories on the national news program “All Thing Considered”. He was the Choir Director at Hosanna Church for over 35 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 tunes of Crosby Stills & 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’ll find him at 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  are ready to make your event a great time! Corporate Events, Weddings, Private Parties, Colleges, Festivals & Fund-Raisers; This Request-Centered, Audience-Inclusive 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. Make your event most memorable!


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Contact:  email   651-464-5252

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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  

Aces & 88s at Orchestra Hall Atrium in Minneapolis

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