12/18/15 @ SUFFOLK THEATER w/ special guest RICHIE CANNATA
12/26/15 @ KJ FARRELL'S for our annual HOLIDAY SHOW
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“SONGS IN THE ATTIC”: The Music of Billy Joel feat. DAVID CLARK
These songs are timeless and anthemic.
Since the release of “Piano Man” in 1973, Billy Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits spanning 3 decades, all written by the man himself. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The Hit Parade Hall of Fame.
“Songs In The Attic” is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail and affection for the material by Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark. Formed in 2011 and roaring through debut performances in front of thousands of people at the WBAB sponsored Jones Beach Boardwalk bandshell summer concert series, as well as the Nesconset Gazebo summer concert series, David entertains the audience and continues to gain notoriety with stunningly accurate piano playing and lead vocals combined with dynamic and high energy band performances.
The band has also performed at: The Paramount in Huntington, Suffolk Theater, Stadium Theater in Woonsocket Rhode island, the Bristol Rhode Island 4th of July concert series, Pennysaver Amitheater for the Long Island Summer Festival, the Long Island Seafood Festival, BB King NYC, and Highline Ballroom in NYC.
David had the privilege of performing at The Paramount in Huntington on October 23rd, 2014, for the induction of former Billy Joel band members Richie Cannata, Liberty Devitto and Russell Javors, filling the role of the Piano Man himself where they performed “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant”, “Miami 2017”, “Still Rock & Roll To Me” and “You May Be Right”.
In the summer of 2013 and 2014, David also had the privilege of performing with the original members of Billy Joel’s band - Larry Russell on bass, Rhys Clark on drums and Don Evans on guitar - from ’71-’72, featuring the very musicians who toured and performed on Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man, as well as the famous WMMR Sigma Studios Philadelphia radio concert in April of ’72. The band reunited with David at the piano & vocal helm along with the UK’s Elio Pace at The Bitter End in NYC, World Cafe Live in Philly and World Cafe in Delaware, performing the WMMR radio concert in its entirety.
“Songs In The Attic” has the privilege of presenting this show with the contributions of many incredible NY musicians on any given performance including Gary Gonzalez on drums, John Mistretta on electric & acoustic guitar & mandolin, Marty Kersich, Cliff Lyons and Dan Cipriano on sax, Rich Forman, Steve Belfer and Doug Kistner on keyboards, Elana Hayden on background vocals, and Mike Leslie, Frank Scavone and Trevor Coen on bass guitar.