Patty Lund began playing classical piano at the age of
5 in her home state of New Jersey. When she realized you
don't get to wear spandex on stage at classical
concerts, she got the hell out of classical music and
moved to L.A. It was there that Patty discovered nobody
should wear spandex anywhere, so she took a position
playing ragtime piano on a bicycle at Tokyo Disneyland.
In 2001, when the market for ragtime bicycle
piano-players tanked, Patty found herself in search of a
career once more. She was walking by a dueling piano bar
when the thought hit her: neurosurgery! But then she
realized she has absolutely no surgical skills or
medical education, and decided that dueling pianos might
be a better option. "Plus," Patty says, "they give me
Patty has been known to duel at the slightest affront,
using any item at hand. Pianos are her speciality, but
she can also beat you with artichokes, rolled-up movie
posters, or a stapler. For insurance reasons, Patty no
longer duels the alto sax.
A believer of calm and inner peace, Patty sets aside
several days of the year for trying to remember what she
did the night before. When not dueling, Patty travels
the world, taking more photos than even her mother cares
to see, and posting them on
her obviously self-made website.
Patty does not like to be quoted. "What are you doing?
Stop it. I told you I don't like this."