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Low Cut Connie

Low Cut Connie has been one of our most devoted users of our upright systems for several years. We were invited to their recent show at Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion Festival during SXSW, and they definitely lived up to their new designation as "Hottest Live Act in America!" (photo by Marcus Junius Laws)


Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie that reproduces every minute detail from the Seventies rock concert era. When it came time to recreate the famous Live Aid concert, the movie makers were savvy enough to include a vintage Helpinstill Piano Pickup control box on top of the grand piano. Queen was one of the hundreds of acts in those days that depended on Helpinstill for their piano sound, and we tip our hat to the movie makers for their acknowledgement of that important role we played! (Now where's our Oscar!)


NCIS-New Orleans concluded their season with a episode featuring star Scott Bakula sitting in with Walter "Wolfman" Washington on the piano in his bar. The reason you could hear the piano so clearly was a Helpinstill Model 125 Upright Piano Sensor recently purchased by the show! On top of the piano near the bottle you can see the three knobs sticking up from the Helpinstill control box, while the yellow pickup strips are visible behind the strings just above the hammers.

Even though the Helpinstill Piano Sensor was off the market for sixteen years, as soon as we opened our website doors, many of our old friends contacted us immediately to get some more of those pickup strips that were an essential part of their piano wiring. The thought of having to go back to piezo transducers was too depressing, and their old systems were starting to wear out after decades on the road. Today, they're in good hands with Helpinstill again, and we're getting calls from the hottest new up-and-coming acts on a regular basis.

Touring Acts:
  • Paul McCartney
  • Coldplay
  • Alicia Keys
  • Madonna
  • Robert Ellis
  • Kenny G.
  • Matchbox 20
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • Pink Martini
  • N.R.B.Q.
  • TomWaits
  • Radiohead
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Jack Johnson
  • Steely Dan
  • Ben Folds
  • Regina Spector
  • Ratdog
  • Pirate Twins
  • The Walkmen
  • Penn and Teller
  • Panic at the Disco
  • Chi Coltrane
  • Norah Jones
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Dixie Chicks
  • George Benson
  • Willie Nelson
  • K. D. Lang
  • AIR
  • Sarah McLachlin
  • Edward Sharp & Magnetic Zeroes
  • Phish
  • NBC Today Show
  • Low Cut Connie
  • Lady Gaga
  • Josh Groban
  • NIls Frahm
  • Queen
  • George Benson
  • Wide Spread Panic
  • Paul Anka
  • Chick Corea
  • Bryan Adams
  • Arthur Jeffes
Halls and Theaters:
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston The Jazz Standard Club
  • NYC Park Theater West
  • Chicago Voice of America
  • Universal Theme Parks
  • Preservation Hall New Orleans
  • Pat O'Brien's (Several Locations)
  • City Winery (Several Locations)
  • Saddleback Church
  • Lake Forest CA Covenant United Methodist Church
  • Winterville NC Grace Community Church
  • Raleigh NC Bowmar Baptist Church
  • Vicksburg MS Sunset Christian Center
  • Roseville CA Maple Grove Covenant Church
  • Maple Grove MN Champions Forest Baptist Church
  • Houston TX Grace Chapel
  • Farmington Hills MI South Hills Bible Chapel
  • Pittsburgh PA Westminster Chapel
  • Bellevue WA Maple Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Auburn WA Calvary Cathedral
  • Ft. Worth TX Crosspoint Community Church
  • Gadsden AL First Assembly of God
  • Ft. Wayne IN Calvary Church
  • St. Peters MO

...and hundreds more!

Map of churches in the U.S. using Helpinstills