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article imageReview: Big Shot plays Mulcahy's, featuring Andy Snitzer on saxophone Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 24, 2017 in Music
Wantagh - On May 20, Big Shot performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, with special guest Andy Snitzer on saxophone.
The line-up was comprised of Mike DelGuidice on lead vocals and piano, Ken Cino on lead guitar, Nick Dimichino on bass, Mike Sorrentino on drums, Carmine Giglio on keys and Snitzer on saxophone.
Unlike previous Big Shot concerts, they changed the majority of their set-list in this show, and kicked off their set with "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," where red and white lights dimmed from the stage. "Ladies and gentlemen, Andy Snitzer on saxophone," DelGuidice told the Mulcahy's crowd, prior to introducing him as Paul Simon's saxophone player.
Speaking of the iconic Paul Simon, they performed "Late in the Evening" in his honor. "When you play like that, you play for Paul Simon," DelGuidice added, about Snitzer's prowess on sax.
It was followed by "New York State of Mind" and "Vienna." "Thank you Mulcahy's. Salud," DelGuidice said. He went on to dedicate the melodically-stunning "The Downeaster Alexa" to this journalist, which was quite the thrill, and the addition of "All for Leyna" in their set was an added bonus, which featured a neat keyboard solo from Carmine Giglio.
DelGuidice picked up the pace with "Say Goodbye to Hollywood," "My Life," and it was great to hear "Keeping the Faith" back in their set, where orange and purple lights dimmed from the stage. (Well done Ricky Cappiello and Matty on lights!).
"We gotta get Carmine to sing?" the band joked, but Giglio insisted that he would not be singing tonight. Instead, Giglio showed his piano-playing ability on "Sometimes a Fantasy," where he nailed the keyboards.
After an impeccable rendition of Steven Tyler's "Dream On," DelGuidice introduced Ken Cino on guitar, who was able to rock out on "Whole Lotta Love," and Mike Sorrentino immediately broke into his "Moby Dick" drum solo, where blue lights were spotlighting his drumming talent.
The audience was chanting "USA" after his moving rendition of "Goodnight Saigon," and his piano-driven solo version of "She's Always a Woman" was gentle and delicate, and his cover of Elton John's "Your Song" was smooth and remarkable. Steven Fileti played harmonica, while DelGuidice serenaded Billy Joel fans to his signature song "Piano Man."
The Verdict
Overall, Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot were able to put on another top-notch show at Mulcahy's. This marked their second consecutive concert on Long Island in two days, after they previously headlined The Paramount on the day prior. Their show garnered two giant thumbs up, and this line-up tonight was incredible. Well done boys.
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