There’s nothing quite like a memorable voice accompanied by 88 keys. It’s a potent pairing that still, after hundreds of years, fascinates millions of listeners around the world. It has a sense of magic to it; one that can comfortably keep an audience captivated for hours. Billy Joel has that power – making him one of the highest ranked piano players we’ve had the pleasure of listening to today.
Crowned one of rock n’ roll’s most talented musicians and accomplished songwriters; Joel’s love for rhythm and blues, extensive classical training and sophisticated approach to rock and roll music has made him the absolute legend we know and love today. From romantic ballads to sensational hard-rocking material, Joel has dabbled in a variety of different musical flavours mastering each in his own unique way.
Excelling brilliantly on both the microphone and keys, there’s a spirit in Joel’s music that is contagious, breathtaking and magnificent. And with his essential musical cuts like Piano Man, Only the Good Die Young, Just the Way You Are, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, Allentown, Pressure and She’s Always a Woman… how could you possibly go wrong?
Formed specially to pay tribute to Billy Joel’s legendary album, The Real Estate Novelists supergroup is made up of the following local icons. “I’ll be playing piano and on vocals”, says de Grussa (de Grussa Band, The Kill Devil Hills and Eskimo Joe). “We also have Ben Gray from Simon Kelly’s band, Dylan Hooper from The Typhoons and Boom! Bap! Pow!, Steve Hensby from Tracksuit and Russell Loasby from The Autumn Isles“.