Starbrite Musical Productions Presents
A New York State of Mind ~ A Tribute to Billy Joel
“Guys, I’ve been a Billy Joel fan for the last 30 years, but after hearing you last night at BB Kings,
I’m also your fan! You are all amazing musicians who deliver a kick-butt Performance, note-for-note, Unbelievable…Seriously!”
If you consider the definition of “Tribute” as being an acknowledgement of respect and admiration, you can understand what has driven Turnstiles’ band leader Tony Monaco to form the band. As a young man, Tony became an inspired, lifelong fan of the Piano Man and he used his inspiration to grow as a fantastic pianist, vocalist and song writer. After years of performing with original and cover bands, Tony decided to form a Billy Joel Tribute band back in 1993, he was a hit in New York! Tony enlisted some of America’s finest musicians to join him to bring some the World’s most listened songs to life on the stage. Tony never intended to be an impersonator, his focus instead is simply on the music and delivering a faithful and completely live Billy Joel experience to share with others. Hear great classics like Allentown, Big Shot, Movin Out, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, Piano Man, Only the Good Die Young, Uptown Girl, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant and dozens more! Tony and the Turnstiles’ renditions of Billy’s classic songs are certain to move the casual listener as well as the hard core “Joel fan” to their feet and have them sing along with all the classics!
“We saw your show live in November and I must say that if I closed my eyes I could swear it was Billy Joel on stage, keep on rolling, you are fantastic!”