Dear Loungeheads,

A relaxed evening. Cosy atmosphere, cool drinks being served and you can hear smooth, swinging piano sound. Some Boogie Woogie music reaches your ear, but the the melody somehow reminds you of “Black Sabbath”. Next, there’s a Bossa Nova, which strikingly sounds like “Megadeth”, but much more relaxed. At latest, after the funky-bluesy riff by “Rage Against The Machine”, you’re sure who’s hitting the keys:

George Heinle, Germany’s hardest bar pianist.

For the untrained ear, the timeless bar piano sound comes to your mind which has been practised for more than a whole century yet. But the Metal head constantly explores new, exciting versions of his favourite songs which he would never had expected to hear like this. Everyone enjoys the music.

Metal up your keys and heavy Greetz from heavy George.

Bang your Barpiano.


Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative and Punk, completely relaxed on the piano! Rammstein as Tango? Black Sabbath as Boogie Woogie? AC/DC as Swing? No problem!

No matter if old classics by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones and Judas Priest;

80’s Heavy Metal by Metallica, Guns n’ Roses, Slayer, Testament and Iron Maiden;

Alternative sound from the 90’s by Rage Against The Machine, Green Day, The Offspring, H-Blockx and Nirvana;

Millennial bangers by Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Slipknot, The White Stripes and System Of A Down;

or hits from the current Hard n’ Heavy scene by In Flames, Arch Enemy, Nightwish, Amon Amarth or Alestorm – everything is possible!

Who believes that only softies play the piano, is completely wrong!

Which references has HEAVY METAL BARPIANO collected so far?


  • Wacken:Open:Air 2023 (GER): w/ Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Uriah Heep, Dropkick Murphys, Helloween, Doro, Santiano, Ville Valo (ex-HIM), Killswitch Engage, Hammerfall and many others
  • Copenhell 2024 (DEN): w/ The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Tool, Body Count, Uriah Heep, Hammerfall, Cradle of Filth, Die Krupps, Biohazard, Dropkick Murphys, Mr. Bungle (with members of Faith No More, Slayer, Anthrax), The Hives, Avenged Sevenfold and many others
  • Rock Hard Festival 2023 (GER): w/ Testament, Michael Schenker Group, Brian Downey’s Alive & Dangerous (ex-Thin Lizzy), Holy Moses, Sodom and many others
  • The Rock Circus 2023 (NED) (Europe’s biggest indoor Metal festival): w/ Powerwolf, Epica, Electric Callboy, Lorna Shore, Cradle of Filth, Halestorm, Beast in Black, Finntroll, Beyond The Black, Bizkit Park and many others
  • Rock Hard Festival 2024 (GER): w/ D-A-D, KK’s Priest, Amorphis, Primordial, Unleashed, Brutus, Vandenberg (ex-Whitesnake), Waltari and many others
  • Full Metal Holiday 2022 (ESP) on Mallorca: w/ Rage, Therapy?, D-A-D, Any Given Day, Feuerschwanz, Eleine, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, Hämatom and many others
  • Durbuy Rock 2024 (BEL): w/ Amorphis, Feuerschwanz, Sonata Arctica, Candlemass, KK’s Priest, Soilwork and many others
  • Knock Out Festival 2023 (GER) (South Germany’s biggest indoor Metal festival): w/ Accept, Gotthard, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, The Dead Daisies, Vandenberg (ex-Whitesnake) and All For Metal
  • Knock Out Festival 2022 (GER): w/ Hammerfall, Doro, Orden Ogan, Eclipse, The New Roses and Brainstorm
  • Nordic Metal Cruise 2024 (FIN/SWE): w/ Abbath, Hellripper and others
  • Rock Out Festival 2023 (GER): w/ Accept, Gotthard, Extreme, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, The Dead Daisies and All For Metal
  • Nordic Metal Cruise 2023 (FIN/SWE): w/ Ensiferum, Gaahls Wyrd, Kontrust and others
  • No Playback Festival 2022 (GER): w/ Tankard, Bullet, Satan, Girlschool and many others
  • Herrie Metal Fest 2023, (NED): w/ Party Cannon, Profanity, Embrace Your Punishment and many others
  • 25 Jahre Hexenhaus Open Air 2021 (GER): w/ Thundermother, End of Green, Siena Root, Wucan, Disbelief, Necrotted, Undertow, Traitor, Krayenzeit, Defocus and many others
  • Metal4Afrika 2019 (GER): w/ Mission in Black (w/ singer Steffi Stuber, known from The Voice of Germany), Enslave the Chain (w/ ex Stormwitch guitarist Robert Balci), Kafkaesque and many others

Cultural events:

  • free & easy Festival 2023, Backstage DE-München
  • Go! Cart Festival 2022 in CH-Basel, as part of Art Basel
  • Begehungen Festival 2022 in DE-Thalheim/Erzgebirge
  • Ulmer Zeltlounge 2018, DE-Ulm
  • Open Stage at Roxy DE-Ulm (South Germany’s biggest open mic event with more than 500 viewers)
  • Readings with Till Burgwächter alias Marc Halupczok (writer and freelance journalist for Metal Hammer, Orkus and others)
  • Ulmer Kulturnacht 2021, DE-Ulm
  • Heidenheimer Musiknacht 2022, 2023, 2024

Clubs, hotels, bars:

  • Local Legend, CA Montreal (Canada)
  • Backstage Kulturzentrum, DE München
  • Pitcher, DE Düsseldorf
  • Roxy, DE Ulm
  • E-Werk Kulturzentrum, DE Erlangen
  • Hemingway Lounge, DE Karlsruhe
  • MySkylounge, DE Kempten
  • Rocket Club, DE Landshut
  • Dubliner Irish Pub, DE Bayreuth
  • Ragnarok Live Club, BE Bree
  • Bei der Gare, LU Luxemburg
  • Café Zig Zag, NL Weert
  • aaltra, DE Chemnitz
  • Café Racer, LU Clemency
  • L’Aérogare, FR Metz
  • Schlosshotel Hellenstein, DE Heidenheim a.d. Brenz

Support/Sideshow Act for:

  • Raven
  • Kiss Forever Band
  • Girish and the Chronicles
  • Parasite Inc.
  • Necrotted
  • Hemlock
  • Mynded

Private and corporate events:

  • Wedding at Schloss Ratzenhofen near DE Regensburg
  • Wedding at Spreewaldresort Seinerzeit, DE Schlepzig
  • Wedding at Holzknechtmuseum DE Ruhpolding
  • Wedding at Kloster DE Herbrechtingen
  • Wedding at Braighausen, DE Bartholomä
  • Silver wedding at Rokokoschlößchen DE Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Business and corporate events for Leitz company, DE Oberkochen
  • Corporate events for OnkoZert company, DE Neu-Ulm

TV, radio, podcasts:

  • Der Metalkeller – Podcast from Classic Rock Radio (special episode)
  • Radio Free FM: “Late Night Joe”, “Musik in Ulm”
  • Time For Metal – Podcast from “Leise war gestern” #35


George Heinle, born in Heidenheim a.d. Brenz and educated in Regensburg, both towns located in South Germany, is a professional Rock, Pop and Jazz musician with national and international live and studio experience, from exclusive corporate evnts (e.g. Vissmann) up to big festivals (e.g. Wacken Open Air).

Pianist, guitarist, keyboard player, E-bassist, hobby drummer, part-time singer, songwriter, arranger, choir and band leader and instrumental teacher.

Profession: “Staatlich geprüfter Ensembleleiter im Fachbereich Rock/Pop/Jazz mit pädagogischer Zusatzprüfung”, which literally means: “State certified ensemble leader in the field of Rock, Pop and Jazz music with additional educational examination”.

Or, in other words: musician.

Can I book HEAVY METAL BARPIANO for private events?

Sure! You want to present your wedding or birthday guests some special music without scaring away your parents-in-law? Background music or concert-like?

Or you want me to perform as support act, sideshow/aftershow act or something similiar at your self-organised festival? Or you’re a club owner and want to try something new?

Or do you want some hard Rock music at your next corporate event, but without annoying the best mate of your senior boss?

That’s no problem at all! You can have me for almost all kinds of events.

Simply, give me a call or send me a text via phone/Whatsapp. You’ll find my contact in the footer.


I’m on stage for more than 20 years right now. With all kinds of bands and music projects, I have played numerous festivals (Summerbreeze, With Full Force, Supperrally and more), also entered well-known clubs (“Live Music Hall” in DE-Cologne, “Backstage” in DE-Munich, “Knust” in DE-Hamburg) and I have visited lots of cities all over Germany, plus Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia and Canada, including DE-Berlin, AT-Vienna, AU-Sydney, CZ-Prague, LU-Luxembourg, CA-Montreal, DE-Frankfurt am Main, IE-Galway, AT-Innsbruck, DE-Hamburg, CH-Basel, NL-Alkmaar and FR-Metz.

At these occasions, I’ve had the honour to find myself on the same billings as “Soulfly”, “Children of Bodom”, “Lamb of God”, “Emil Bulls” (tour support 2011), Marky Ramones (former “Ramones” drummer), “Knorkator”, “J.B.O.”, “Grave Digger”, Tarja Turunen (former “Nightwish” singer), “Flogging Molly”, “Caliban” and “Exilia”.

Furthermore, I have released several records, appeared at VOX (TV) and “Berlin Metal TV” (web TV), several radio stations (FM and web) and magazines like German “Metal Hammer”.