Ned Mills Bio Keyboards and Left Hand Bass
A versatile pianist, singer, and entertainer, musical director, Ned Mills began playing piano at the age of four. He's entertained audiences in more than twenty countries on three continents. After receiving his Bachelor of Music cum laude in Jazz Arranging at North Texas State University, Ned moved back to his native North Carolina and performed regularly throughout the Southeast.
Ned has opened for many national acts, including Bobby McFerrin, Don Rickles, Bonnie Raitt, and Cheryl Crow. He has served as musical conductor and arranger for The Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, The Shades of Sinatra, Barbra and Frank at the Riviera Hotel, the Ink Spots, and the Shirelles. His arrangements have been performed by the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, The Miss North Carolina Pageant, and in Pizazz starring Debby Boone. He has also performed as pianist for The Rockettes and in Legends In Concert.
In 2003, Ned performed "Rhapsody In Blue" at the Liberace Museum on Liberace's famous mirrored piano. His film and TV credits include appearances in Matlock (ABC), Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (Lifetime TV), and the George Lucas film Radioland Murders. He was the piano coach for Halle Berry and Eric Thal in Oprah Winfrey's production of The Wedding (ABC).
Now a resident of Las Vegas, Ned performs and serves as musical director for many corporate events at every major casino, including the MGM Grand, The Venetian and Mandalay Bay, In 2000, Ned was voted "Most Likely to Exemplify the Spirit of Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He recently produced and starred in “Piano Follies” at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, featuring 5 grand pianos of his own design, including the world’s only 1959 pink Cadillac piano.