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ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE Billy Joel Songbook 8pm, Monday 8 October     

Billy Joel Songbook
8pm, Monday 8 October
Now in its fifth, hugely-successful year, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. This powerhouse of a show, features over 30 Joel classics, including the massive hits Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert, performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

In 2013 and again in 2014, Elio was invited to ‘fill Billy Joel’s shoes’,starring in five very special reunion concerts in the USA with
Joel’s original 1971-72 touring band, recreating the historic WMMR Sigma Sounds live recordings.

This incredible honour inspired Elio to fulfil a lifetime ambition of creating a theatre show showcasing the wonderful songbook of
the six-time Grammy award winner, Billy Joel.

And so, 'THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK performed by ELIO PACE and his band’ was born.

Elio took to the road in 2014 with the FIRST EVER Billy Joel Songbook national theatre tour anywhere in the WORLD, enthralling
audiences at 70 venues around the UK and Ireland. In 2015, Elio and the band were featured by Sky Sports in their BAFTA-winning
TV and online coverage of the 2015 Ashes cricket tournament with a specially re-written version of Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start
The Fire’. By 2016, in only its third year, The Billy Joel Songbook was playing to packed houses across the country, selling-out,
not only one but sometimes two nights in a row at the same venue, with some venues asking for a third.
This incredible success continued for a fourth year in 2017 with yet another mammoth 70-date UK & Ireland tour as well as
travelling to mainland Europe for the first time for a hugely successful national tour of Holland.

The success of The Billy Joel Songbook went up another level in May 2018 when Elio introduced the Billy Joel ALBUMS SHOWS
tour; a brand-new series of, yet again, ‘never-done-before’ concerts featuring Joel albums in their entirety, one in each half of
the show. For this debut tour, performing the albums, ‘Glass Houses’ and ‘An Innocent Man’, Elio and his band were joined by
American lead guitarist, David Brown who played in Billy Joel’s band from 1978-91 and featured on those original classic albums.

Another tour of Holland is booked for November 2018 with Elio and The Billy Joel Songbook set to travel to other European
territories and further afield throughout 2019. So this upcoming fifth UK tour of The Billy Joel Songbook in September/October
2018 will be the last chance that UK fans will have to see this sensational and critically acclaimed show in Great Britain for at
least 18 months.

With Billy Joel choosing to perform a mere one or two international shows every few years, there are many fans out there that
have never had the opportunity to hear his music live. 'The Billy Joel Songbook’, packed with over 30 of Joel's hits and fan
favourites, will give everyone a fantastic opportunity to hear his wonderful songbook played and sung by the brilliant Elio Pace
and his magnificent6-piece band.

"Elio rocks!" -Brian May

"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played” -Huey Lewis

"Elio is a treasure trove of musical knowledge. It literally flows through his fingers... if musicians had Jedi
masters, he would be one" -Raul Malo

Tickets are available from the Arts Centre Box Office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at
Aberystwyth Arts Centre  
web site
Marketing Dept. Aberystwyth Arts Centre
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