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Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – An Evening Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel



Sat, December 23, 2017
Hartford, CT
Show: 8 PM

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Tribute Band
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – An Evening Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel

Big Shot is the only authorized Billy Joel tribute band in the world and lead singer/pianist Mike DelGuidice, along with other Big Shot bandmates, are actual members of Billy Joel’s touring band. Check out the video we’ve included within this posting….and yes, they play all the hits and more!! Excited to be bringing them back into our Hartford venue!!

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot - An Evening Celebrating The Music of Billy Joel

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MIKE DELGUIDICELead Vocals/Piano - Billy Joel Band Member
JOHN SCARPULLASaxophone/ Support Vocals - Tours with all kinds of Artists | Diana Ross | Huey Lewis and many more
TOMMY BYRNESLead Guitar/Support Vocals - Billy Joel Band Member
CARMINE GIGLIOKeys/Synth/Vocals - Alexa Ray Joel Band Member
CHUCK BURGIDrums - Billy Joel Band Member

MIKE DELGUIDICE and BIG SHOT – An Evening Celebrating The Music of Billy Joel

Mike & Big Shot perform all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits and even some of the lesser known tunes that only a true die-hard would know and appreciate. The true Billy Joel fan will be blown away after experiencing Big Shot live. On any given night they will also astonish you with songs in their set from other artists like, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, Journey, some others and songs from Michael’s original CDs.

True Billy Joel fans will be excited to know that this tour is featuring members of Billy Joel’s band. Current members Guitarist Tommy Byrnes, Drummer Chuck Burgi and the newest member of Billy Joel's Band, Mike DelGuidice. Tommy has been with Billy for the last 25 years to present, and Chuck has been Billy’s drummer since 2005. In addition Chuck is an original cast member of Billy Joel's Broadway musical Movin’ Out Band. While playing the final shows of Movin’ Out, Chuck was approached by Billy Joel to join him for a world tour. Since then, Chuck has continued performing sold out shows throughout the world with The Piano Man.

MIKE DELGUIDICE - Billy Joel has hired front-man Mike DelGuidice of the Billy Joel Tribute band "Big Shot" to join his band for his all his dates as well as his go to guy for rehearsals and sound checks. When performing Billy Joel’s music, he is a dead ringer sound alike. He even had Billy himself fooled.

Billy Joel talks about Mike DelGuidice -

"That's me...I know my voice...That's a tape...but it was this guy...Mike DelGuidice." - Billy Joel

…they had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me. It’s uncanny!!” - Billy Joel - The New York Times

Michael's first performance with Billy Joel was at Billy's surprise performance at The Paramount in Huntington, NY Wednesday October 16, 2013. He kicked off The US dates with Billy Joel New Years Eve at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn and continues to tour with Billy on all the US dates.

Mike is a well known Long Island Musician/ Singer/Songwriter. He has released 2 of his own original CDs.

Also joining them is John Scarpulla, original cast member of Billy Joel's Broadway musical Movin’ Out Band. John has recently been on tour with Diana Ross and Huey Lewis. John is back from the tours and back with Mike and the band.

The other members of the band are: Bassist Nick Dimichino the quintessential addition to the rhythm section, Nick is also an original member of the Band Nine Days. Nine Days released their debut album, The Madding Crowd, in 2000 on SONY 550 Music. The band scored a #1 hit in the United States from the album The Madding Crowd, with the single "(Absolutely (Story of a Girl)".

Carmine Giglio, who has recently joined Alexa Ray Joel’s band as her pianist. Carmine also performed with Movin’ Out and the Trans Siberian Orchestra is on the keyboards/Synth.

Six amazing musicians that you will not want to miss!

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