May 10, 2018


In addition to celebrating the music of Billy Joel, the band is donating part of each ticket sale to the American Heart Association:

Billy Joel Tribute Band Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot


On Friday May 18th, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot will play the Paramount in Huntington and $3.00 of every ticket sold for this show will be donated to the American Heart Association.

DelGuidice, from Miller Place Long Island, is fresh off his acting debut on the second-season finale of Kevin Can Wait. Also appearing in the episode are comedians Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

The three guest stars play old band-mates of Kevin James’ character; and as you can probably guess, the episode involves getting their 80s band, “Smokefish” back together again.

If you’re wondering how DelGuidice got this dream television role, he has some past history with Kevin James. Back in 2015, DelGuidice was the opening act for Billy Joel’s closing concert at the Coliseum before renovations took place.

Kevin James was there that evening and played with Joel on “Miami 2017″. Months later, James texted DelGuidice to see if he possibly had a song they could use as the theme to his CBS show Kevin Can Wait. DelGuidice sent him “Ordinary Guy,” a tune he wrote in 2011 and James used it as the theme song on the show. Incidentally, Kevin Can Wait is filmed right here in Bethpage.

This is far from the first time DelGuidice & Big Shot have helped out with fundraising for charities. In 2016 Big Shot   teamed up with the Suffolk County Police Department to raise money through a concert named “Help Stop The Long Island Heroin Epidemic”  in Patchogue.

Additionally, DelGuidice and Big Shot appear each year on Mike Francesa’s WFAN annual charity radio event. That broadcast, produced each year at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, benefits the John Theissen Children’s Foundation which raises funds for their holiday toy drive and other important causes throughout the year.

To purchase tickets to this special Paramount May 18th concert: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0000547EC8DFC0B5?Camefrom=CFC_PARAMOUNT_THEATER_BIGSHOTAMERICANHEART_SS&brand=paramountny&awtrc=true

To donate to the American Heart Association: https://lifeiswhy.org/donate/?s_src=Paramount

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