Piano Man’s Man – Mike DelGuidice

Success is rarely achieved in a linear fashion, and that’s particularly true for musicians. There are near-empty venues, unreturned calls for gigs, and a cycling of band members.

About a decade after Mike DelGuidice formed his Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot, the latter was about to happen. Performing upwards of 100 shows a year for nearly 10 years, his band members were getting worn out. Big Shot was amidst the descent on the seesaw of success, and something had to give.

Fortunately for DelGuidice, that something was Billy Joel’s hip.