Bob Egan, piano bar host extraordinaire! Bob, as many will remember, was the booking agent at Odette’s in New Hope, PA and thereafter, many other clubs. He currently offers a virtual Open Mic with a “twist” every Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm called “Bob Egan & Friends”. (See our Live Performance Schedule for details.)
For over thirty years Bob has continued to appear at various restaurants, clubs, private parties, weddings, and corporate functions in Bucks County, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Atlantic City, and New York. He is an accomplished accompanist and musical director for vocalists. Bob also works with several violinists for his weddings and parties.
His repertoire includes of thousands of songs from The Great American Songbook, Broadway and Standards — straight through to the current Pop Hits of today.
Bob is best known for his singers open-mic nights, which he holds weekly at Bowman’s Tavern in New Hope PA and regularly at The Claridge Hotel (Atlantic City NJ), The Clinton House (Clinton NJ), McLoone’s Rum Runner in Sea Bright NJ, and in Asbury Park NJ at Moonstruck, The Asbury (Hotel) and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. He also can be seen at the piano at The Nassau Club (Princeton, NJ), and The Bernards Inn (Bernardsville, NJ).
He was also Entertainment Director, Founder, and Producer of the Cabaret at Odette’s, which ran for 19 years. He has featured such great performing stars as Margaret Whiting, Carol Lawrence, Larry Kert, Andrea McArdle, Karen Akers, Barbara Feldon, Roslyn Kind, Maureen McGovern, Ann Hampton Callaway, Lainie Kazan, Sam Harris, Kenny Rankin, and many more. Odette’s sadly closed due to the June 28, 2006 tragic flood, the third in twenty months time.
Bob was also creator of the famous piano bar at Odette’s, which ran for 21 years and was the winner of the “Best of Philly” Award for the “Best Piano Bar.”