February 7, 2014
Friday, February 7th at 8:00 pm
Mike & Big Shot perform all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits and even some of the lesser known tunes. 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 from other artists like Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, and Journey, as well as songs from Michael’s original CDs.
True Billy Joel fans will be excited to know that this tour features current members of Billy Joel’s band, Guitarist TOMMY BYRNES and Drummer CHUCK BURGI. Tommy has been with Billy for the last 23 years. He was key in helping Billy and Twyla Tharp create the Tony Award‐winning Broadway smash Movin’ Out and served as the show’s Musical Director during its long run. Tommy has also toured and collaborated with rockabilly legend Brian Setzer. His further credits include artists as diverse as Enrique Inglesias and Joan Jett, and as a songwriter he’s penned tunes for artists including Mandy Moore.
Chuck has been Billy’s drummer since 2005 and he is an original member of the Movin’ Out band on Broadway. While playing the final shows of Movin’ Out, Chuck was approached by Billy Joel to join him for a world tour. Chuck has also toured and collaborated with Hall & Oates, Michael Bolton, Diana Ross, Enrique Iglesias and a variety of other artists.
Also joining them is RICHIE CANNATA, Billy Joel’s original saxophonist from 1975 to 1982. Richie toured again with Billy in 2006 and was part of Billy Joel’s record-setting 12-show run at Madison Square Garden in 2006. The list of Billy Joel recordings featuring Ritchie include: Songs In The Attic, 52nd Street, The Stranger, Glass Houses, Turnstiles, River Of Dreams, 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert, and Billy’s recent box set.
MIKE DELGUIDICE is a well known Long Island Musician/Singer/Songwriter who has released two original CDs. When performing Billy Joel’s music Mike is a dead ringer sound-alike. He was recently hired by Billy Joel himself to rehearse his band for upcoming tour dates.
Bassist NICK DIMICHINO is the quintessential addition to the rhythm section. Nick is an original member of the band Nine Days, which released their debut album, The Madding Crowd, in 2000 on SONY 550 Music. The band scored a #1 hit in the United States with the single “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)”.
CARMINE GIGLIO plays keyboards/synth. He has also performed with Movin’ Out and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Tickets for this show are $33 – $35 for Seniors, $35 – $37 for Adults. To purchase tickets click the link below, call us at 781-551-9000 or visit us during our box office hours M – F 10 am – 12 pm and 3 – 5 pm. This show can be purchased as a part of our 4-Show Flex Pass, for more details click here.