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Michael DelGuidice Proves He’s a Big Shot

Michael DelGuidice performs with Big Shot at The Paramount 8/8/15

Michael DelGuidice performs with Big Shot at The Paramount 8/8/15

by Lisa Schreiner

There are numerous tribute bands for every band/artist out there.  Some might be a bit laughable and some give you the satisfaction of the band/artist’s performance when you’re unable to see that band/artist.  Big Shot, the Billy Joel tribute, is one of the more satisfactory and very respectable tribute bands.  Fronted by Michael DelGuidice, Big Shot has been a Long Island staple for over ten years.

Big Shot performs at The Paramount in Huntington, NY 8/8/15

Big Shot performs at The Paramount in Huntington, NY 8/8/15

Michael DelGuidice is impressive as he fronts Big Shot, performing with the same passion as his idol, Billy Joel.  He’s so impressive, in fact, that he was hand-picked by Joel to join his touring band as back-up vocalist and acoustic guitar player two years ago; a dream come true for DelGuidice.  Though, the dream doesn’t end there.  On August 4th, Billy Joel played the final show at Nassau Coliseum, helping to properly close it’s doors after 43 years.  Michael was tapped to open the show, performing his solo work.

Michael DelGuidice performs with Big Shot at The Paramount 8/8/15

Michael DelGuidice performs with Big Shot at The Paramount 8/8/15

Not leaving Long Islanders behind, Michael still plays venues all around the island with Big Shot, packing out places like The Paramount; when he’s not playing one of the historical shows at Madison Square Garden, where Joel’s residency shows continue to sell out.  Where most of us can only fantasize about sharing the stage with our musical idols, Michael DelGuidice is living his fantasy.

 

Check out all of Big Shot’s shows taking place in New York here

 

2 thoughts on “Michael DelGuidice Proves He’s a Big Shot

  1. Enjoyed the article. One thing to add is how incredibly humble Mike is. He’s extremely gifted as a songwriter, musician, and singer, yet he is so kind, down to earth, humble and appreciative of it all. If you read about how long he’s been doing this and how hard he has worked, you can’t help but be happy for this awesome “Big Shot”.

    • Thank you! And yes, Mike is a great guy. I saw Big Shot numerous times, years back. Very happy to see how far he’s come! So proud that he is now playing WITH Billy.

      By the way, you guys were great as well! We have a writer reviewing your stuff, actually 🙂

      -Lisa

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