the Seaport Oyster Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2022, and arrived
at 3:30 pm in the afternoon and left at 11:00 pm, so we did indeed enjoy
ourselves. There were different bands in the Beer Tent beginning at noon
and running on the hour with the last band performing at 9:00 pm, which
included Rubberband, Paul Tabachneck, Vetted, Carole Sylvan, Go 33, The Name
Droppers, Incidental Contact, Otis and the Hurricanes, Old School 203, and
the Dave Kardas Band. On the Main Stage, there were three performances
with Orquesta Afinke at 2:00 pm, followed by Alex Shillo at 7:30
pm, and Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot performing at 8:30 pm.
Old School 203
missed the 2:00 pm performance on the Main Stage, we were lucky to catch the
young and talented singer, songwriter, guitarist Alex
Shillo and his band. Joining Alex on
guitar, were Justin Sotia on rhythm guitar, Ron Caron on Saxophone, Michael
Tinti on bass and support vocals. Zachary Pederson on drums, and Marty Wirt on
synth/keys. They started the party off with Alex's song, Had It All, continued
with You Only Love Me When You're Drinking. Don't Think Twice, The
Next Big Thing and Too Late followed with some great sax work by Ron
Caron who played with Clarence Clemmons of the E Street Band. The band closed their
performance with the song, American Girl.
Alex Shillo Band
Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, celebrating the music of Billy Joel, took to the stage and
played to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience, providing 2 solid hours of
world-caliber entertainment. We had the pleasure of seeing Mike DelGuidice
playing with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in May 2022, so to have the
opportunity to see him perform with his own band at an open-air, more intimate
concert was truly thrilling.
off playing with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York the night
before, with a tour underway, Mike and his band opened with the Billy Joel
song, My Life (off the 52nd Street album released in
Tom "TJ" Jordan and Mark Feinberg
Next on the
playlist was Vienna, from Billy Joel's The Stranger album,
followed by This Is The Time off The Bridge album from 1986, that
Mike joked was everybody's prom song. Mike continued the 1970s groove with the
Gerry Rafferty song, Baker Street, then showed off his songwriting
prowess with his song, Mona Lisa, which he wrote for the Kevin James
VIDEO - Live Performance by Mike
DelGuidice singing Mona Lisa - https://youtu.be/GiQqoxz7daM
the Elton John song, Levon, from the 1971 album Madman Across The
Water. Mike and the band continued with another fabulous Billy Joel song, New
York State Of Mind from the 1976 Turnstiles album. Forging ahead
with classic rock, the band segued into Journey's Some Day Love Will Find
You from 1983 off the Frontiers album, followed by Led Zeppelin's Whole
Lotta Love from 1969 (Led Zeppelin II).
band a break, it was just Mike at the piano for the Billy Joel song, She's
Always a Woman off the 1977 The Stranger album. Switching to guitar,
he played a touching ballad that he wrote for his son, Colby, called Where
Do the Heroes Go? The audience joined in singing with Mike and his piano on
the 1971 John Denver song, Take Me Home, Country Roads, followed by
another great Elton John song, Tiny Dancer, also from 1971.
returned to the stage to join Mike on We Can't Stop The Fire with Pat
Falco on bass and Joe De Jesu on acoustic guitar working their string magic.
Tom "TJ" Jordan rocked out on a hard driving solo on the Billy Joel song, It's
Still Rock And Roll To Me from the Glass Houses album. Keeping
The Faith, off An Innocent Man album, and Billy Joel's Only The
Good Die Young off The Stranger from 1977 followed.
we thought it could not get much better than what we had already heard, the
band segued into You May Be Right from the Glass Houses album.
When the band slid into The Longest Time, the audience was on its feet,
dancing and partying the night away at the Seaport Oyster Festival in Norwalk
as Mike Sorrentino closed out the song and the concert with a rollicking drum
standing ovation, Mike and the band returned to play two more great Billy Joel
songs, Piano Man and Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. It was an
exceptional night of music at the 44th annual Seaport Oyster
concluded with a laser light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd under a
full-moon sky that was the perfect culmination of fun, great music, and
exciting entertainment throughout the day and into the evening.
Chef Matt Storch
name of the event was the Seaport Oyster Festival, in case you were wondering
about whether or not there were any oysters there, yes, indeed there were, and
we happily indulged in eating them, raw, as well as fried, served by Celebrity
Chef Matt Storch of Match Burger Lobster .
Seaport Oyster Festival was new to us in 2022, it will definitely be on our
calendar to attend next year, and you should, too.
Army Air National Guard
Staff Sgt - Ross Petrone, Infantryman - Radamus Rivas
Infantryman - Miguel Perdorno, Infantryman - Luis Ledesma
SPC - André Salazat
time, keep enjoying the music!
information on the Seaport Oyster Festival in Norwalk, Connecticut, please
visit the website: www.seaport.org.
Norwalk Seaport Association
213 Liberty Square
Norwalk, Connecticut 06855
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