The Stranger - A Billy Joel Tribute
Enjoy an amazing evening of Billy Joel classics at the scenic Bowl in the Pines at Snow Pond Center for the Arts. THE STRANGER is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the worlds most beloved performers, Billy Joel.
THE STRANGER is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the worlds most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy's timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special. Out front on piano & lead vocals is founder & frontman Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown NY like Joel himself, Mike also looks like Billy, moves like Billy, plays piano like Billy, and most of all sounds so much like Billy Joel that you will be astonished that what you're seeing and hearing is actually a tribute artist!
With over 150 million records sold worldwide in a career spanning nearly 50 years, singer, songwriter, composer & performer BILLY JOEL is one of the world's most beloved musical artists of the past 100 years. So naturally, paying tribute to that level of talent and doing it justice is something special!
Formed in late summer of 2009, The Stranger has already amassed an impressive list of high profile shows and events in the southeast. All 6 members residing in the Charlotte area with several decades and thousands of shows between them, it's a musical powerhouse that is quickly being recognized as one of the best live bands in the tribute genre. Also added to this formula is Ronnie Smith, an accomplished entertainer residing in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ronnie is the Elton John of our "Face-2-Face" tribute that has played to thousands in 2010, including a successful and memorable performance at the legendary House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach.