Organ players are no longer hidden from view, they can be centerpiece showcase entertainers like our friend Greazy Keyz in Charlotte.
Greazy Keyz is on the concourse level (for both his Checkers gig and his Kannapolis Cannon Ballers work) where fans can drop by, say hello and request a song. He works hard to build connections with fans to better understand what they want to hear.
In addition to those live points of contact he, like a lot of organists, DJ’s and music operators also uses twitter to ask for requests and give fans a way to connect. Some organists are taking cue LIVE in-game from Twitter like Braves Organist Matthew Kaminski, who used the medium to involve fans.
“That’s why I let the fans suggest songs via Facebook or Twitter or even email, because I want them to be a part of that ‘game within a game,'” Kaminski said.
We talked with Greazy Keys about his role and background on a recent edition of the Party in the Back Podcast. (link below)
— GreazyKeyz🎹 (@greazykeyz) November 23, 2021
Kaminski also uses Twitter to stay connected with fans in the off-season with on-going interactions like this:
— Matthew Kaminski 🎹 (@bravesorganist) October 27, 2021