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  • review by Graeme Logan

Billy Joel Piano Man 4 stars

I always think that a tribute to singer/songwriter Billy Joel must be a massive struggle but, this time there was not a problem here. This energetic five- piece band led by talented piano-vocalist and musical director Joe Revell began the crowd singing one of Joel’s classic hits “My Life” which got the audience tapping their feet and starting to sing-along. A large compilation of tracks were performed from Joel’s albums from the seventies and eighties. I feel a very good cover of “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” was performed. Although we are not told a story about the songs and there is very little chat with the audience, this band did prove their talent.

Supporting Revell were 4 other talented musicians with Will Innes frequently grabbing the audience attention with his superb energetic drum-playing. The remainder of the band were Lorna Thomas on bass, Tolek Konior on guitar and Tom Pickles on Saxophone.

This show is being performed every second night until the 24th August at the Space, Niddry Street at 7.30pm.

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