Recording Artist Mike DelGuidice – living a dream. After many years of playing Billy Joel’s music in his band Big Shot, Mike DelGuidice now lives a dream come true. In October of 2013, Billy Joel was so impressed by Mike’s singing, Joel personally hired Mike to join his band.
When you hear Mike sing, it’s easy to see why Billy Joel was so taken with DelGuidice. And now you can see Mike on tour with Billy Joel all over the US & world in major arenas and stadiums including every month at the iconic Madison Square Garden.On Billy Joel’s recent SiriusXM Channel you can hear Billy talking about Mike and how much he sounds just like him –
“That’s me…I know my voice…That’s a tape…but it was this guy…Mike DelGuidice.”
– Billy Joel
Mike is the only musician on the planet, and probably the history of music for this type of situation, where the front guy of the band is actually in the band of the artist his band covers. It is the epitome of the Cinderella Story (in his case, Cinderfella).
Mike is also a well-known Long Island Musician/ Singer/Songwriter and has released3 of his own original CDs.
Mike and his extraordinary band BIG SHOT, which also includes Billy Joel’s current long time legendary guitarist Tommy Byrnes, are well known and respected for providing a show of Billy Joel’s song book packed with hit after chart-topping hit,(and some album cuts for the die hard Billy Joel fan) in a high energy, interactive stage performance. On any given night they will also astonish you with renditions of songs by Elton John, McCartney, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Chicago, and others. They’re not just one dimensional. DelGuidice is a world class vocalist and can sing just about anything.A brilliant vocalist and master of several instruments, including bass guitar, Rhythm guitar, piano and drums, he is also the author of two albums, “My Street” and “Miller Place”.
The other members of the band, also have impressive resumes, working, recording and touring with Hall & Oats, Michael Bolton, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, LeAnn Rimes,Nine Days, Huey Lewis, Tower of Power, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, bunch of Broadway shows including Billy Joel’s ‘Movin Out’ and a lot more.