Male Tribute Act
Formed by native Long Islander Mike Santoro (Piano/Lead Vocals) “The Stranger” has amassed an impressive list of clientele, high profile events, festivals and concerts that would rival many national artists.
Mike not only has an uncanny resemblance to Billy Joel, but sounds so much like Joel himself that it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference. When you see a show featuring The Stranger, you get much more than just a cover band playing Billy Joel songs. You get a TRUE Billy Joel experience – a high energy, interactive and entertaining show played and performed true to the way Billy Joel and his band has since he began.
“The Stranger” is the complete premiere tribute to the music of the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Fronted by accomplished New York pianist & vocalist Mike Santoro, and backed by some of the finest seasoned 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 a Billy Joel song what it is. So much so that you will find yourself taking a second look.
From his radio hits to classic b-sides, sprinkled with great songs from similar artists such as Elton John, Paul Macartney and others, it’s everything you’ll ever want in an evening out of great music. Available for corporate events, private affairs, casinos, cruises and select venues.