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158 On Main Presents: SOLD OUT SHOW- BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE (Ticketed Event- The Stranger ft. Mike Santoro)
November 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE (Ticketed Event- The Stranger ft. Mike Santoro)
Sat, November 21, 2020 – 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SOLD OUT SHOW
About The Stranger:
Formed in the summer of 2009, The Stranger has amassed an impressive list of clientele, high profile events, festivals and concerts that would rival many national acts. With all members residing in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, and several decades of experience between them, The Stranger is a musical powerhouse that is recognized as one of the best and most entertaining live bands in the business. Billy Joel is one of the world’s most beloved musical artists of the past 100 years. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this band brings together an authentic replication of Billy’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special.
About Mike Santoro:
Mike was raised with a deep appreciation for music by his late father Joe Santoro. It wasn’t until 1978 when Mike borrowed his sister’s 52nd Street record, and heard one of his favorite songs “Until The Night”, that everything changed. It’s about then that he became obsessed with finding his identity as a musician and vocalist, and for years that inspiration has given Mike the good fortune to play music professionally all over the country for over 2 decades.
Coupled with the raw energy of a live show, his drive to perform is all born from his appreciation for every fellow Billy Joel fan that comes out to see The Stranger and joins in celebrating his music. Mike has said “its like a communal experience, me and the band on the stage are just part of a big family having a party. I’m really fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to have this “job”, and being backed by what’s often been called “‘one of the best live bands out there, bar none’”.