It’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty-five years since Billy Joel and Elton John toured Australia for the first time in tandem on their Face to Face tour.
It’s only fitting that twenty-five years on, Australia’s premier Elton John performer, Greg Andrew and Australia’s premier Billy Joel performer Anthony Mara come face to face to deliver ELTON & BILLY: FACE TO FACE to celebrate and re-create the iconic tour.
Elton John and Billy Joel have collectively amassed global sales edging on over half a billion albums and both are titled with being in the top ten selling music artists of all time.
Since the advent of their careers, they have both had successful and enduring touring resumes, but in 1994 began one of the world’s most successful and longest running tour partnerships in pop music history.
Elton John toured extensively with Billy Joel on a series of Face to Face concerts over the space of two decades, including Australia in March 1998 where they performed to sold-out stadiums in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.
In this special two-hour concert production, Greg and Anthony will each perform a set of classics to the artist they each pay tribute to as well as performing several duets.
They’ll also recreate the special moments fans came to experience the duo’s famous ’98 world tour.
This is one incredible show you don’t want to miss, backed by a masterful band of musicians and packed with hit after hit including ‘Benny and The Jets’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’, ‘Rocketman’ ‘I’m Still Standing’, ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘My Life’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Tell her About It’, ‘Piano Man’ and many more.
No one quite embodies the charm, the versatility, the dynamic charisma, and be able to recreate the flamboyant stage show of Sir Elton John, quite like Greg Andrew.
With blindingly accurate and faithful recreations of Elton’s greatest hits, combined with his effortless melodic skills and his reputation as a virtuosic pianist, Greg’s uncanny likeness to the Rocketman himself has transformed him in to becoming one of the single most recognised Elton John performers in the world.
In 2017, Greg was hand-picked with a personal invitation as the only global Elton John tribute, to perform on the world’s biggest tribute music festival stage in the UK, TRIBFEST.
Adelaide-based, Anthony Mara has been touring his Billy Joel Show since 2017, that’s seen him play to capacity theatres and concert halls across the country’s metro and regional towns.
He, along with his 6-piece band of seasoned musicians, have gained a reputation as one of the greatest Billy Joel tributes in the world. Adelaide Advertiser describes Anthony’s show as “onehell of a concert”.