BILLY JOEL Tribute
Featuring Mike Santoro
Born and raised in Levittown, NY just a few miles from Billy Joel's childhood home, it seems like a natural fit to see a fellow Long Islander pay homage to the music of the man who in Mike word's "told the story of every kid's, teen's and adult's life in the suburbs of New York City". Being self taught in drums and guitar since the age of about 14, and eventually moving to piano and lead vocals Mike has fronted several bands over the years, and brings the kind of dedication and experience it takes to pay tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time. Often called a gifted "mimic", he strives to capture the essence and tone and most of all, the attitude of every song he performs. Audiences have often commented that they were positive they were hearing the original cd, when in fact what they were hearing was all live. Being a life-long fan of Billy Joel, Mike is very excited to be sharing the stage with the boys in 'The Stranger', but most of all share the music and excitement that people would come to expect from the best Billy Joel tribute in the country.