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Vinyl Vibes pays tribute to Billy Joel April 16 at Davis Art Center

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Vinyl Vibes is a retro records series that features some of the nations best tribute acts at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. Turnstiles: The Billy Joel Tribute band will perform  April 16.

Turnstiles renditions of Billy Joel’s classic songs are certain to move the casual listener to their feet as well as the hard core Joel fan, and have them all singing along with the classics! Currently five years into their journey, Turnstiles has performed for hundreds of thousands of fellow Billy Joel fans, leaving them overjoyed and screaming for more, and the best is yet to come as Turnstiles continues to spread the joy that only the timeless, classic music of Billy Joel can bring.

Considering the definition of “tribute” as being an acknowledgment of respect and admiration, you can understand what has driven Turnstiles band leader Tony Monaco to form Turnstiles. As a young man, Tony became an inspired, lifelong fan of the Piano Man and he used that inspiration to grow as a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. As a result, Joel’s style has been forever imprinted on his musical soul, much like that of Ray Charles and many others.

After years of performing with various original projects and cover bands, Monaco formed Stormfront, his first Billy Joel tribute back in 1993, which played to critical acclaim in the New York area. Now, some 15 years later, Monaco decided to enlist some of the finest musicians in South Florida to join with him to once again pay tribute to the man he has so much respect and admiration for Billy Joel.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $50 and VIP is $65. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the Fort Myers River District.

Call 239-333-1933 or www.sbdac.com for more details.

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