A Tribute to Billy Joel
Featuring Mark Anthony as Billy Joel
Mark Anthony as Billy Joel
Mark has been performing Billy Joel songs since he was in his early 20s. He first saw Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium in 1989 (*Storm Front Tour") He was so impressed with Billy Joel that it put a sense of passion and drive by the way he performed and that some day he himself would be performing to big crowds with a killer show! Over the years Mark studied and perfected his talent and passion for music by emulating the artists he admired including Billy Joel. He eventually went on to grow musically and for years performed full time as a working musician singing lead vocals, playing Guitar and keyboards in many cover bands in New Jersey and New York. He had bands that opened for or performed with many Big name artists including jamming with Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick,, Elvis Costello, Greg Allman and many others. After a serious injury to his left wrist, he decided to leave the Northeast and eventually relocated in the Florida for a warmer climate. So Florida is where he settled in 1990.
There he continued to perform full time as a one man act then put a full band together and in 2008 the Tribute band and show "Piano Man" was born. The ultimate dream of be able to sing and play Billy Joel songs for audiences with a killer show! It was quite a challenge to say the least. Its one thing to try and perform songs by most rock artists but Billy Joel is not easy to do, Voice, Piano, and music that can be more complex to do. But for over 11 years he has successfully performed in many large venues and theaters throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is known as "Florida's Billy Joel" Now a permanent resident of Florida, he continues to wow audiences with the "PAINO MAN" (A Tribute to Billy Joel). Mark loves it so much, you can see and hear it in every performance! The "Piano Man" continues to sell out venues with standing ovations and return engagements galore.
The "Piano Man; is the Ultimate Billy Joel tribute show. With his muti-talented band behind him or as a solo performance, its a great show!
Mark Anthony: Piano Guitar Vocals
Kristina Lynn: Keys Vocals
Bobby Cavanagh: bass Vocals
Eddie Lesco: Keys (Sax Horns synth)
Chuck Darling: Drums Vocals