In 2013 and again in 2014, Elio Pace 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 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.
Last year, with Billy Joel’s blessing, Elio took to the road with the first ever Billy Joel national theatre tour anywhere in the world, enthralling audiences at 70 venues around the UK and Ireland. With Joel’s reluctance to tour the world anymore, 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 magnificent 6-piece band.
Wonderful words about Elio by some great people:
“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
“A dazzling talent whose music appeals to all generations” Albert Lee
“Elio Pace is fierce! An accomplished musician and performer, his talent can be
equalled only by his infectious enthusiasm” Lulu
“Only Sensational” Sir Terry Wogan
“Elio Pace is a great musician, artist and friend. He is a star!” Alfie Boe
“Elio is a fantastic musician and a great artist in his own right, and I really look
forward to working with him again in the future” Chris De Burgh
“An incredible talent, he’s sensational” Nigel Lythgoe
The show takes place on September 12. For further information and to book tickets, please contact the Capitol Theatre, Horsham.
To book tickets for the show on September 25, contact the Capitol Theatre, Horsham.