Mike Santoro - Piano/Lead Vocals, Peter Gray - Guitar, Chris Revels - Bass, Steven Daley - Sax/Keyboards/Flute, Gabe Bello - Sax/Keys John Hogan - Drums
Sounds Like: Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul MacCartney, The Beatles, Ray Charles
Manager: Mike Santoro (704) 499-1831
Bio: With over 150 million records sold worldwide in a career spanning nearly 50 years, singer,songwriter,composer & performer BILLY JOEL is one of the world's most beloved musical artists of the past 100 years. So naturally, paying tribute to that level of talent and doing it justice is something spe...See Full Bio
BILLY JOEL Tribute THE STRANG... has a show on 01/17/2015 at 07:00 PM @ The Morehead Center Theat... in Morehead City, NC http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5hxu2n #concert
" It’s not much of a stretch for Mike Santoro, the piano player & lead vocalist in The Stranger, to inhabit the stage persona of Billy Joel. Santoro sounds like Joel. Santoro looks like Joel. He’s even from Levittown Long Island just like the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, six-time Grammy winner, and songwriter tied with the Beatles for the most multiplatinum albums in the US. No, perhaps the toughest requirement for Santoro has been to memorize the rapid-fire lyric of "HarryTrumanDorisDayRedChinaJohnnieRaySouthPacificWalterWinchellJoeDiMaggio" that he sings with precision during every performance of "We Didn't Start the Fire." Onstage, Santoro is joined by the five members of his crack-backing band. Whether wailing on the sax in the U-Haul jingle "Movin' Out" or plowing through the rock-steady percussion of the individualistic anthem "My Life," they please Joel fans during an interactive show that covers both radio hits and often overlooked B-sides that make a great tribute show. "