The Lords of 52nd Street - Legends of the Billy Joel Band

The Cutting Room Presents:

The Lords of 52nd Street - Legends of the Billy Joel Band

Sat, February 20, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$25 Advance - $30 Doors

Tickets at the Door

There is $20 food/drink minimum 

The Lords of 52nd Street - Legends of the Billy Joel Band
The Lords of 52nd Street - Legends of the Billy Joel Band
The "Lords of 52nd Street" are the legendary Billy Joel Band, who recorded and toured the world for many years with the "Piano Man" himself...Mr. Billy Joel. They were the backbone to Billy Joel's lyrics and provided the music to the songs we all know and love. This brilliant band is led by: Russell Javors on rhythm guitar, Richie Cannata on saxophone and clarinet, and Liberty Devitto on drums and percussion. From starting at the bottom playing local venues in Long Island to moving up to colleges and universities across the nation, and eventually touring the world, with such hit records as “The Stranger”, “52nd Street”, and “Glass Houses”.
After the success of the Turnstiles album, Joel and the band began looking for a music producer for their next album. George Martin, the legendary Beatles record producer, offered Billy Joel a record deal, but he informed Joel that he wanted to record with studio musicians. Joel would not create this new album without The Lords of 52nd Street, so he told Martin, "Love me. Love my band." Joel turned down The Beatles' record producer, George Martin, and was pleased to work with the legendary Phil Ramone.

Phil Ramone and Joel coined DeVitto, Cannata, Javors and Stegmeyer as The Lords of 52nd Street and went into Columbia Studios to record "The Stranger." The album was a commercial success, it holds a RIAA diamond certification (10x platinum) and several #1 singles including: "Only The Good Die Young" and "Just The Way You Are". The Lords of 52nd Street, along side the Piano Man, led an international tour and performed at famous venues including: Wembley Stadium, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Budokan, the LA Forum, and many others.


From New York to London to Tokyo, the "Lords of 52nd Street" never cease to amaze their fans and continue to be peerless. They have worked with famous and talented musicians such as: Ray Charles, Karen Carpenter, Celine Dion and Stevie Nicks. "The Lords" aren't afraid of changing history, as they were the first American band welcomed to play in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1987. Their efforts helped change the path of history, and their dedication and devotion to music enshrined them in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/