This year’s Friday night musical entertainment at the Guilford Fair will be Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot.
MIKE DELGUIDICE and BIG SHOT paying tribute to the music of BILLY JOEL.
Featuring members of Billy Joel’s band and Billy Joel’s Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical “Movin’ Out” Band.
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 23 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.
Billy Joel has hired front-man Mike DelGuidice of the Billy Joel Tribute band “Big Shot” to join his band for his US show dates as well as his stunt double for rehearsals to prep his band. 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.
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.
Front man Mike DelGuidice, the well known Long Island Musician/ Singer/Songwriter and now member of Billy Joel’s band has released 2 of his own original CDs, and when performing Billy Joel’s music is a dead ringer sound alike.
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 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!
Come and experience the next best thing to a Billy Joel concert, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot at the Guilford Fair.