Elton John and Billy Joel have combined to sell over 350 Million records worldwide. For four decades they have been a large part of the musical landscape, topping the album charts and playing to sold out audiences while continuing to receive heavy airplay on classic rock radio. Since 1994 these two legendary performers have regularly been joining forces selling out their worldwide Face-to-Face tours.
“Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy” is a tribute to the amazing songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. This concert combines a four piece pop group featuring Joe Boucher on piano and vocals playing with a full symphony orchestra with arrangements by Christopher Eastburn. Rarely have these songs ever been heard performed live in this way as Elton and Billy themselves have only on a few occasions performed with orchestras.
The music of “Piano Men” concentrates heavily on the recordings by Elton and Billy during their 70’s heyday when their many hit albums featured lush orchestrations. The concert opens with Billy Joel’s thrilling “Prelude / Angry Young Man” and works it’s way through a veritable hit parade alternating songs between the two composers.
Songs in the first set include, “Your Song”, “My Life”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Allentown”, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word”, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, and “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”. If a local female singer known to the community is available, the Elton John / Kiki Dee duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is available as an optional programming piece.
Act Two continues with “The Ballad of Billy The Kid”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Pressure”, “Rocket Man”, “New York State of Mind”, “Levon”, “Only The Good Die Young”, and “Crocodile Rock”.
The Encore is Elton John’s poignant “Candle In The Wind” followed by the anthem of the evening, Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” which the audience joins and sings on their way home.
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