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Op-Ed: Top 10 tribute bands on Long Island of 2017

All The Blink Things: Blink-182 tribute act All The Blink Things were able to rock out Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall at their inaugural show at this venue.

All The Blink Things

All The Blink Things
All The Blink Things

Big Shot: When it comes to the music of Billy Joel, Mike DelGuidice and his tribute band Big Shot is as good as it gets on Long Island! They also nail rock songs by Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Elton John, among countless other artists.

Mike DelGuidice playing with Big Shot

Mike DelGuidice playing with Big Shot
Gary Hahn Photography

Decadia: 80’s music never sounded more powerful live, than when performed by Decadia. Front-woman Genessa showcased her tremendous pipes on Pat Benatar’s “Shadows of the Night” and Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” and the rest of the band is comprised of talented musicians.

Decadia

Decadia
David Nardiello Photography

Disco Unlimited: When it comes to disco music on Long Island, Disco Unlimited is the ultimate tribute act. Their sold-out shows speak for themselves.

Disco Unlimited

Disco Unlimited
Disco Unlimited

Fleetwood Macked: Fleetwood Macked gives fans and listeners the ultimate Fleetwood Mac experience on Long Island, with an all-star band of musicians, fronted by Hillary Epstein as Stevie Nicks.

Fleetwood Macked

Fleetwood Macked
Fleetwood Macked publicity photo

Jessie’s Girl: The best way to go back in time to the 80’s is with Jessie’s Girl, where they bring the most popular songs of that era to life in a solid production that involves costume changes and special effects.

Jessie s Girl

Jessie’s Girl
Jessie’s Girl official publicity photo

Larger Than Life: Larger Than Life tackles a wide variety of boy bands and their music over the past few decades. They excel on songs by N SYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, The Jackson 5, Boyz II Men, The Beach Boys, and The Temptations, among many others.

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life
Jackie Rae Photo

Lisa Polizzi Band: Lisa Polizzi is a true powerhouse vocalist, who can take any pop, rock or country tune and make it her own. Her show at Mulcahy’s was remarkable this summer.

Lisa Polizzi

Lisa Polizzi
Lisa Polizzi publicity phoyo

Mystic Rhythms: Rush tribute band performed their inaugural show at The Paramount entitled “Rush Thru Time,” and they were able to do Rush justice.

Rush tribute: Mystic Rhythms

Rush tribute: Mystic Rhythms
Roman Dino and Jan Nice

The 90’s Band: One can always depend on The 90’s Band to give them a top-notch concert on “90’s Nights,” fronted by Phil Smith. They cover everything from Oasis to Nirvana to Blink-182 to Goo Goo Dolls to Third Eye Blind to Lit.

Phil Smith from The 90 s Band

Phil Smith from The 90’s Band
Phil Smith from The 90’s Band

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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