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article imageOp-Ed: Mike DelGuidice is Long Island's 'Man of the Year' in music

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 21, 2016 in Music
In the Long Island music world, 2016 belonged to Mike DelGuidice, the front-man of Big Shot, the Billy Joel tribute band.
Ever since the year started, DelGuidice was selling out venues such as The Paramount and Mulcahy's at capacity crowds with Big Shot.
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
official promotional photo of Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
DelGuidice performs in Billy Joel's live band each month at the "World's Most Famous Arena," Madison Square Garden, as part of his residency, and lately, Joel has been giving him the spotlight, where they perform "Nessun Dorma" together, where Joel accompanies him on piano, as he displays his impressive, operatic tenor range.
This past June, Billy Joel himself made a cameo at one of Big Shot's shows at The Paramount, where he, in turn, essentially became a member of Big Shot for three memorable songs. They performed such classics as The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Honky Tonk Woman" and Joel's "You May Be Right."
Billy Joel and Big Shot
Billy Joel and Big Shot
Courtesy of Wayne Herrschaft
DelGuidice's original recording, "Ordinary Guy" was subsequently featured in the television series Kevin Can Wait, starring Kevin James, and the same was true for his version of "Nessun Dorma." Comedian Kevin James made a cameo at DelGuidice's concert at The Paramount this past October, which proved that they are fans of each other's work.
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