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205 Star Starred
Pier 83
12th Ave & W 42nd St New York City, NY 10036
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Bring snacks for the trip up, the prices on board are insane.
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attended Jul 08 2011

Despite the inclement weather - had a great time. The band is fabulous!!

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3 stars
attended Jul 08 2011

I enjoyed the band, but would have liked it on a little nicer boat. Besides the boat being rickety, my friends sat down on one side of the isle, and we sat on the other, not knowing that the bar line was going to be running through, blocking the...continued

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attended Jul 08 2011

I wasn't as impressed with the band as I usually am. I've seen Big Shot at least 6 times and they're usually awesome, but for some reason on the Rockin' the River Cruise they were not as good. They played mostly slower songs and songs that I had...continued

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Big Shot, featuring the music of Billy Joel (and more) is comprised of musicians from Long Island and NYC that have performed, recorded, or toured with artists such as Hall and Oates, Michael Bolton, Tower of Power, Celine Dion, Huey Lewis, The Trans Siberian Orchestra, Billy Joel’s Broadway musical _Movin’ Out _and most recently with Billy Joel at Shea Stadium. In addition to Billy Joel’s music, they will also amaze you with songs by artists like Journey, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Elton John and others.

The band is fronted by the amazing vocals of singer/songwriter and piano man, Michael DelGuidice. Michael is a well known and respected Long Island musician. He has the innate ability to capture the essence of the heart and soul of Billy Joel’s Music, and many others.

Billy Joel’s music appeals to a broad audience across many generations. Big Shot is committed to the accurate production of Billy’s Repertoire, and is the band to see if you want the closest thing to a Billy Joel concert. So, not only for Billy Joel fans but music fans, the choice is clear: If you want to hear Billy’s music performed by world class musicians from Long Island and NYC or if you just want to see one of the best live rock bands performing today, look no further. Their reputation precedes them.

Each NYC RTR Cruise is a scenic tour and live music event in the most intimate and friendly concert setting you’ve ever experienced. Listening to your favorite artists while sailing past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the world’s greatest NYC skyline – you’ve never seen music like this before.