Shannon Bengford is a musician and a die hard Packer Fan from Wisconsin. He is one of the original Dueling Hobbits and co-owns Dueling Hobbits Productions. Shannon received his bachelor of arts degree in classical piano and composition from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Since graduating in 2001, Shannon has filled his days teaching music, directing choirs and musicals, composing, arranging, performing in various corporate cover bands and tribute shows featuring music by Queen, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Roy Orbison. He performed keyboards in a contemporary worship band for nine years at Grace Church in Maryland Heights, MO.
Shannon has been a traveling Dueling Pianist since 2010. He is a co-owner of Dueling Hobbits Productions, an entertainment company that provides dueling piano training and piano entertainment for all occasions at public and private events nationwide. He would love to get you singing along to your favorite song request, celebrate with you, or better yet, get you up on stage with him during a show! If you like oldies, classic rock, 80’s hair bands, one hit wonders, cheesy versions of gangster rap, or country music, Shannon is the man for these requests.
He currently resides with his wife, their four little hobbits, and their pet turtle named "Shire" in Portland, Oregon where he performs regularly and manages the west coast market of Dueling Hobbits Productions.