Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter and pianist from The Bronx, New York.
Starting his music career in 1965, he joined the Echoes, leaving in in 1967 to become a member of the Hassles. The group disbanded in in 1970 and he released his debut solo, ‘Cold Spring Harbor’, the following year. It was his second album, ‘Piano Man’, released in 1973, that launched his career, with the single of the same name, which hit #25 in the Billboard Hot 200.
He's now one of America’s best-selling solo artists, having sold over 150 million records worldwide, and won six Grammy Awards. He has released 13 albums across his career and is known for tracks such as Piano Man, Just the Way You Are, My Life, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, We Didn't Start the Fire, Uptown Girl and The River of Dreams.
Billy Joel has announced two shows at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Manchester's Old Trafford Football Ground in June after a North America tour, and will also play in Hamburg. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information on Stereoboard below.
Billy Joel What a truly genuine nice guy and brilliant musician
Birmingham LGArena on November 8 2014
Saw Billy live first at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, he was held up coming from London but he
insisted on playing for the length of time planned the organisers had a very late night. Saw him again last year at Birmingham LG Arena at 64 he puts the young ones in the shade. Non stop for how long I don't know.
Fabulous show, it just could not be faulted. Excellent setlist, which just flowed brilliantly - Piano Man was worth the ticket price alone! Billy gave some amusing banter in between songs, telling stories of his younger days. His voice is still pitch perfect and an excellent musician. His backing band were also top class. Although the show was in a larger venue, the atmosphere was still electric. Hopefully he turns his attention to recording some new music soon!
I would have listened to Billy Joel perform all night if I could. The most disappointing part of the concert was the fact he was unable to fit all his songs in. The show was fantastic, the sound was fantastic, his back band were outstanding. Billy's voice is still crystal clear - an remarkable feat for someone who is 64 now - and he remains to be a phenomenal pianist and all round performer. So glad I had te opportunity to see him live.
Billy Joel played out a string of hits at Manchester's Phones 4u Arena and not one disappointed. Piano Man was as brilliant as it was 40 years ago and songs such as Only The Good Die Young, Allentown, Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway, Where's the Orchestra? And Scenes from an Italian Restaurant just showed how much of an excellent showman Joel is. His biggest hit, Uptown Girl, brought the house down and had me up on my feet dancing in the aisles! We can only hope that one day soon he releases some brand new material!