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 special...
THE STRANGER is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the worlds most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy's timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special. Out front on piano & lead vocals is founder & frontman Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown like Joel himself, Mike also looks like Billy, moves like Billy, plays piano like Billy, and sounds so much like him, that you will be astonished that what you're seeing and hearing is actually a tribute artist.
We give you the Billy Joel show with the sound of his original band in his prime... energetic, interactive and often unpredictable. Its live entertainment at its best!
From his radio hits to classic b-sides, sprinkled with great songs from similar artists such as Elton John, Paul Macartney and others, it's everything you'll ever want in an evening out of great music. Available for corporate events,festivals, casinos, private affairs, and select venues.
The Stranger is also available as an Elton John/Billy Joel "Face-2-Face" Concert that features Ronnie "The Rocket Man" Smith of the famous Crocodile Rocks on Broadway on the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC. This knock-out show features 3 1/2 hrs of the best of both artists, full costumes, lights, visual arts, the WORKS! Available for festivals, casinos, private functions, etc. Please inquire within for more information.