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    Pianist Jim Tiernan

    Atlanta pianist vocalist Jim Tiernan has withstood the test of time having spending most of his adult life in Atlanta.  From the 1970s to today, Tiernan has held together a most sought-after one-nighter Atlanta cover music wedding band known locally as “Blue Sky”. When not performing with the popular Blue Sky band, one is likely to find Jim performing solo piano privately throughout Atlanta’s area country clubs and special event facilities.  “Live performing – no matter if it is solo or with my band – "This is what I love to do most of all!” he says.

    From the 1970s to today, Jim has held together a most sought-after one-nighter Atlanta music wedding band known locally as “Blue Sky”. When not performing with the popular Blue Sky Band, one is likely to find Jim performing solo piano privately throughout Atlanta’s area country clubs and event facilities. “Live performing – no matter if it is solo or with my band – is what I love to do most of all!” he says.

    His performance background has taken him from the Bahamas to Alaska and to over half of the fifty states. When hiring an Atlanta pianist vocalist for your wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception you will want to consider the resume – perhaps one as rich as Jim’s. Schooled in music while living in New York City, he began with classical training and gravitated to American popular music as a young adult.

    With influences from Arthur Rubinstein to The Beatles, Jim’s background became as varied. “I not only love Sinatra and Michael Buble but also popular dance music like Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams and, for many years, my band and I have been successful playing like live, unabashedly, human jukeboxes!”

    In the early 1980’s Jim was hired on as one of the house pianist vocalists at the then nationally known piano bar restaurant, Carbo’s Café. He performed there one or two nights a week for 15 years! His repertoire in those years grew by leaps and bounds. Music that he holds dear is the most favorited, beloved American songs of all time. Jim reads his audience demographic like a seasoned NFL quarterback reads his opponent’s defense.

    Because Tiernan has memorized so much “cover” music, he can change the mood and tempo of any event on a dime. Jim is still living the dream – doing what one loves to do and getting paid for it! He is the consummate entertainer coupling sophisticated charm with nearly peerless talent at the keyboard. Before you hire this Brookhaven pianist know also that he wears another hat.

    As owner of Blue Sky Atlanta Music & Entertainment! Jim says, “I have always considered myself a promoter of exceptional musical talent. My agency represents some of the finest bands, musicians, magicians, and DJs in the country. I receive as much pleasure representing a gifted violinist or a harpist as much as I do performing myself.

    It is the satisfaction of my customers that I have always been the most concerned about. We will give you a musical concierge service. Because you deserve the best for your corporate or social event and by booking the best, you are going to be happy with it! … So, you can take that trust to the bank!


    Atlanta Pianist Jim Tiernan performs by request both Solo and with his band Blue Sky Atlanta Jazz Band.

    Song List

    Ain’t Misbehavin’
    All Of Me
    “A” Train
    It’s Almost Like Being In Love
    I’ve Got The World On A String
    Kansas City
    Moonlight In Vermont
    Moonlight Serenade
    My Funny Valentine
    Route 66
    Satin Doll
    Sentimental Journey
    Someone To Watch Over Me
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    There Will Never Be Another You

    50′s Standards

    All Shook Up
    Blueberry Hill
    Don’t Be Cruel
    Heartbreak Hotel
    Hound Dog
    I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
    Love Me
    Our Day Will Come
    Sea Cruise
    Sea Of Love
    Since I Don’t Have You
    16 Candles
    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    Stand By Me
    Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
    Travelin’ Man
    Twilight Time
    What A Wonderful World

    60′s Standards

    I Only Want To Be With You
    Chances Are
    At Last
    A Time For Us
    A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
    Happy Together
    Hang On Sloopy
    I Feel Good
    Stormy Monday Blues
    The Letter
    To Love Somebody
    The Look Of Love
    Unchained Melody
    You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
    When A Man Loves A Woman
    What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

    70′s Standards

    American Pie
    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
    Bridge Over Troubled Waters
    Boogie Oogie, Oogie
    Cat’s In The Cradle
    Could I Have This Dance For The Rest Of My Life?
    Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    Feel Like Makin’ Love
    Hooked On A Feelin’

    How Deep Is Your Love?
    I Have To Say I Love
    You In A Song
    Listen To The Music
    Long Train Running 

    Love Won’t Let Me Wait

    Looking Out My Back Door
    China Grove
    I Can See Clearly
    I Wanna Make It With You
    I Will Survive
    Just Once
    Through The Years
    Shake Your Booty
    Get Down Tonight

    80′s Standards

    Addicted To Love
    Here We Are
    Caribbean Queen
    Endless Love
    Ladies’ Night
    Always And Forever
    That’s What Friends Are For
    Arthur’s Theme
    Straight Up
    We’re Got Tonight

    90′s Standards

    All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun
    There’s Something About The Way You Look Tonight
    There’s Something About
    Fields Of Gold
    Someone Like You
    Leave Your Hat On
    At Last
    Get Here
    Give Me One Reason To Stay Here
    I’ll Always Love You
    I’ll Be There
    What A Wonderful World
    When I Fall In Love
    Words Get In The Way
    You Get The Best Of My Love


    Daddy’s Little Angel
    That Sunday, That Summer
    My Wish
    Better Together
    Don”t Know Why
    When You Say You Love Me
    Deja’ Vu
    I Only Wanna Be With You
    How Deep Is Your Love

    Beach Music

    Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love
    Hey, Baby
    More Today Than Yesterday
    I’m A Girl Watcher
    My Guy
    With This Ring

    Country New & Standards

    All My Ex’s Live In Texas
    Butterfly Kisses
    Friends In Low Places
    Help Me Make It Though The Night
    Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
    I Believe In Music
    God Bless The U.S.A.
    Good-Hearted Woman
    Oh Lord, It’s Hard To Be Humble
    No One Else On Earth
    Rocky Top
    Shut Up And Kiss Me
    You’re Still The One

    Jazz/Latin Standards

    All The Things You Are
    Blue Bossa
    Deja Vu
    Green Dolphin Street
    Here’s That Rainy Day
    Hernando’s Hideaway Tango
    Just The Two Of Us
    Lil’ Darlin’
    Linus & Lucy
    Mr. Magic
    Moonlight In Vermont
    On Broadway
    One Note Samba
    Street Life
    Take 5

    Tea For Two
    The Girl From Ipanema
    The Shadow Of Your Smile
    This Masquerade
    Tune Up
    Watch What Happens
    What You Won’t Do For Love


    Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
    Baby Love
    Dancin’ In The Streets
    Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Hold On, I’m Comin’
    Knock On Wood
    My Girl
    Soul Man

    Broadway Shows

    Send In The Clowns From “a Little Night Music”
    Memories From “cats”
    From Phantom Of The Opera:
    Think Of Me
    That’s All I Ask Of You
    The Music Of The Night
        From “West Side Story”:
    There’s A Place For Us

    On The Street Where You Live
    Tonight, Tonight


    The Streets of Paris
    Danny Boy
    Galway Bay
    Hava Nagila
    To Life – La Chaim
    Beer Barrel Polka
    The Pennsylvania Polka
    Hernando’s Hideaway Tango
    La Bamba
    Mazeltov Simon Tov
    Never On Sunday
    Oye Como Ya
    The Irish Washerwoman Jig
    Tzena,Tzena, Tzena
    When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
    When The Saints Go Marching In

    Audience Line Dances & Kid’s Favorites

    Alley Cat
    The Bunny Hop
    The Chicken Dance
    The Electric Slide
    The Limbo
    The Tennessee Waltz

    Solo Piano Classics

    Somewhere In Time
    Theme From “Ice Castles”
    Love Story
    Somewhere My Love
    Theme From Summer Place
    Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier
    Clair de Lune
    Chopin Nocturne, Op.9 No.2
    Chopin Minute Waltz
    Military Polonaise
    Chopin Waltz In C#

    Songs By Artist 

    Tony Bennett

    Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
    Fly Me To The Moon
    I’ve Got The World On A String
    San Francisco
    Steppin’ Out (With My Baby)
    Time After Time
    The Very Thought Of You
    When Sunny Gets Blue

    Jimmy Buffet

    A Pirate Looks At Forty
    Changes In Attitudes
    Come Monday

    Harry Connick, Jr.

    A Wink And A Smile
    Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
    It Had To Be You
    Makin’ Whoppee
    Recipe For Love

    Neil Diamond

    You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
    If You Know What I Mean
    Love On The Rocks
    September Morn’
    Sweet Caroline
    The Story Of My Life

    John Denver

    Annie’s Song
    Country Roads
    Sunshine On My Shoulders

    Billy Joel

    Just The Way You Are
    My Life
    New York State Of Mind
    Piano Man
    River Of Dreams

    It's Stll Rock n Roll To Me
    She’s Always A Woman To Me
    She’s Got A Way
    You’re My Home
    You Maybe Wrong, But You Maybe Right


    Color My World
    Just You And Me
    You’re My Inspiration
    Saturday In The Park

    Elton John

    Tiny Dancer
    Blue Eyes
    Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
    Candle In The Wind
    Come Down In Time
    Country Comfort

    Do you Know What I Mean
    Goodbye, Yellow-brick Road

    There’s Something About The Way You Look Tonight
    The One
    Your Song

    Frank Sinatra


    A Foggy Day

    Mack The Knife

    My Funny Valentine

    Angel Eyes

    I Get A Kick Out Of You
    Just The Way You Look Tonight
    Night And Day
    My Way
    Come Fly With Me
    New York, New York

    I've Got The World On A String
    Teach Me Tonight
    The Lady Is A Tramp
    The Summer Wind
    They Can’t Take That Away From Me


    James Taylor

    Shower The People

    Sweet Baby James
    Fire and Rain
    What A Wonderful World This Would Be
    How Sweet It Is
    Whenever I See Your Smiling Face
    Something In The Way She Moves
    Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

    Dean Martin

    Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
    I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
    You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You
    That’s Amore

    Van Morrison

    Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
    Brown-eyed Girl
    In To The Mystic

    Willie Nelson

    Angel Flyin’ Too Close To The Ground
    Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain
    Georgia On My Mind
    Good-hearted Woman
    My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
    On The Road Again
    The Nightlife
    You Were Always On My Mind

    Stevie Wonder

    Isn’t She Lovely?
    My Cheri Amour
    I Wish
    Boogie On Reggae Woman
    Sir Duke
    Very Superstitious
    You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

    Amazing Pianist!

    Jim Tiernan from Blue Sky Atlanta performed at my wedding ceremony and it was absolutely amazing. He was prepared and even took the time to learn songs that were special to me from Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. The ceremony was absolutely magical because of the piano component. I have used Blue Sky Atlanta often through my position at Cherokee Town and Country Club and I can always count on them to produce amazing talent for any event. I highly recommend them for weddings or any type of special event.
    Quality of Service :5.0
    Responsiveness :5.0
    Professionalism :5.0
    CostValue :5.0
    Flexibility :5.0

    We heard you were really wonderful on the ivory keys, and really wished we could listen to you in person! Thank you again for making our guests’ experience during our cocktail hour more memorable!

    We hope to cross paths again soon!

    -Kanchan & Navin

    You and Blue Sky did a great job at the Hellenic Center for our wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time. My husband and I were very pleased with everything. Thank you. You and Blue Sky did a great job at the Hellenic Center for our wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time. My husband and I were very pleased with everything. Thank you.

    -Gena & Chris Pappas

    Thanks so much for making our party fabulous! The band was great, super, extraordinary, etc., etc.!!! Everyone had a great time and I hold you responsible! My feet let me know the next day that I had on my dancing shoes. Take care and hope we can do it at least once more in this lifetime. If you ever need a reference let me know.

    Fondly, Boots

    p.s. I just wanted to add my 2 cents and tell you that Blue Sky was Awesome Friday night June 5, 2009, at the Chastain Horse Park, but you could tell by there never being room on the dance floor. All of our friends talked about the music so we hope you get some future dates from it, you deserve it.


    Married life has been great. I cannot believe it has been two and a half months already! Time flew and we had tons to do after the wedding!
    We could not have been happier with the level of service and wonderful performance you all gave. It was exactly what we wanted and we have had many comments about how wonderful you all were. Thank you so much for giving our wedding the atmosphere we dreamed of!
    Can’t wait to hear you again at our friend’s wedding in September!

    -Katherine and Ben Giles Stevens

    Thank you! You and the Blue Sky Band did a wonderful job at our wedding reception at the Atlanta National Golf Club on Saturday, November 1, 2008... I know our guests had a great time. We’ve received a lot of compliments about your performance and how much everyone enjoyed themselves. Even my dad, for the short time he was able to attend the reception, enjoyed your performance, which is always a tough sell because he’s a professional musician! So glad you guys had a good time as well! You definitely earned my recommendation.

    Suzanne and Jim

    Dear Jim,

    You haven’t lost your touch! The music for my daughter’s wedding on the 31st of August, 2008 was wonderful! Your band played such a diverse repertoire and you exceeded my expectations. Because you kept the energy level high, the dance floor was packed all night. I was surprised to see so many people dancing throughout the evening, which is a credit to Blue Sky’s wonderful skills.

    The Naylor Hall package includes a D.J. but they don’t know what they are missing. It was so nice to have you host the reception as a touch of class would be missing if you were not there. When I had used your services in the past, I never thought I would be in a position to need a band again. I am just thrilled and hope another occasion will arrive in the future when I call on you again. You are terrific!

    -Sandra H.