Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

Thursday, April 26th 2012

ARTIST BIO

with Jill Gioia opening (bio below).

*Featuring Long Time Members of Billy Joel’s Band*

Original Cast Members of the Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical Movin’ Out Band along with the All-Star horn section that performed with Billy Joel at the Last Play at Shea Stadium concerts.
Billy Joel Show and more. In a class all by itself.
Also astonishing renditions of “ Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Elton John, Journey, Chicago, and much more. And original songs from Michael’s CDs.

THE ULTIMATE BILLY JOEL EXPERIENCE

~ Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – Fronted by the amazing vocals and piano of Michael DelGuidice, a well known, world class, respected, Long Island multi-instrumentalist. He is backed by one of the most dynamic and seasoned bands in the industry
~ *What puts Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot in a class all by itself from all the other Billy Joel shows in the world, is the band features members of Billy Joel’s Band. Plus the band is fronted by Mike and his amazing voice.
~ New York Times – “It’s a homage to me.” Mr. Joel said in a telephone conversation from Boston. “Just to think that they can sustain a lot of appearances based on my music is great. “A friend called me and told me to listen to this band that was playing on local TV, and I said ‘That’s me,’ Mr. Joel said “They said ‘No, it’s this band,’ and they had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me. It’s uncanny.”

Jill Gioia

Today’s monarch of female vocalists, Jill Gioia sets an unprecedented
standard of excellence. Having soared past 25,000 talented hopefuls to reach the top 10 tier of lead singers featured in the hit CBS international reality media series “Rockstar Supernova” with Tommy Lee of Motley Crue! Her high-styled, breathtaking vocals have been gleaning her thousands of fans all over the world.

A previously established and accomplished talent with several individual artists CDs to her credit, Jill has performed, toured and recorded with such illustrious artists as Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and Enya. Jill was the female lead singer for the “West Coast” touring company of the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You have heard Jill’s voice on numerous TV and radio commercials such as Ford’s “Bold Moves”, Gillette Venus, La-Z-Boy, Aleve-D and Simon Malls. TV and radio appearances include “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Regis and Kelly,” “The View,” Fox 5’s Good Day NY, 95.5 “The Scott and Todd Show” Jill was featured in Newsday, Glamour, Billboard, The Daily News, New York Times, New York Post, and on the cover of Flatiron Magazine.

Jill was the winner of the first Steve Madden “Rock n’ Sole Band Search” contest resulting in the “Jill Joy Boot”, a sexy platform high heeled boot inspired and named after her. There are miles more to Jill than a pair of extra-cool boots. Gioia’s voice has filled Madison Square Garden in memorable belt-outs of The National Anthem—for numerous playoff, and season games for the N.Y Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and NCAA. She has donated her time and voice to various groups such as “Musicians on Call” (Sloan Kettering) as well as “Friends for Life” a CD for the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer foundation and St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in N.Y.

Jill currently sings with her own band, performing at theaters, corporate events, parties all over the country. Dedicated wife and mother of 2 beautiful boys, her successes have not kept Jill from remembering her roots, as the immensely likable woman, remains steadfastly down to earth and quick to smile!