Elio Pace and The Billy Joel Songbook
In a stellar career, singer/songwriter, piano-player, producer, arranger, Elio Pace has performed with Brian May, Huey Lewis, Glen Campbell, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Lulu, Mike Rutherford, Don McLean, Tom Chaplin, Debbie Reynolds and Martha Reeves to name but a few; appeared alongside legendary guitarists James Burton and Albert Lee at the London Palladium for Jerry Lee Lewis’ 80th Birthday UK Farewell Concert; and played for Sandra Bullock’s 30th birthday party.
Elio’s critically acclaimed, self-penned debut album, ‘A Seat At My Table’, captured the attention and hearts of music lovers everywhere and his Christmas single, ‘What A Day’, labelled a modern classic by celebrated broadcasters and commentators, features on worldwide radio playlists every December.
Throughout 2010, Elio appeared live-on-air to millions as the ‘featured artist’ on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Weekend Wogan’ and in 2013 and 2014, he 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. Following on from the huge success of these American shows, Elio embarked upon the debut tour of his brand new show, ‘THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK®’; the world’s first EVER national, theatre concert tour of Billy Joel songs. Shortly afterwards, Elio and the band were featured in Sky Sports’ TV and online BAFTA-winning coverage of the 2015 Ashes cricket tournament with two specially re-written versions of Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’.
Elio is one of those rare artists that appeals to all generations. His appearance on BBC’s flagship hit children’s show ‘ZingZillas’ as “the greatest Boogie Woogie player in the land” turned him into a household name… well at least to every CBeebies-loving under five-yearold and their parents! From Elstree Studios to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Radio 2’s ‘Elvis Forever’ to ‘Proms In The Park’ and from The Bitter End in New York to the BBC Radio Theatre in London, Elio thrills wherever he performs.
In 2018, Elio released his hugely-anticipated double CD album and DVD ‘THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK® LIVE’ and in 2019 he released his second live double CD album and DVD within a year, ‘ELIO PACE presents ELVIS PRESLEY: The World Premiere, 16 August 2017’. Elio’s sensational concert film ‘THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK® LIVE’ won a prestigious award at The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards for ‘Best Overall Long Form Music Video’ in New York City on 22 June 2019.