Piano Men celebrate music of Billy Joel, Elton John
The father and son duo of Terry and Nick Davies have performed across 37 countries and are returning this weekend to present their "Piano Men: Generations" show celebrating the music of Billy Joel and Elton John.
Terry, who was performing the Piano Men show for a number of years before adding Nick, said it’s amazing to share the stage with his son every night while selling out a number of theaters. The two of them are also massive Billy Joel fans, he said. They’re also backed by a band he called one of the best in the country in terms of energy and have two grand pianos face to face during the show, Terry said.
“So here you have two grand pianos with two guys banging away on them, you have a father and a son on stage together. That resonates with so many age groups,” he said. “A young man can relate to it with his father and a father can definitely relate. That aspect of the show really makes it very special.”
The duo take to their pianos at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and are available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
One of the highlights of the show is performing Joel’s “Angry Young Man,” Terry said, noting there are 532 songs between the two piano legends. As such about two-thirds of the way through the show, they talk to the audience and ask for their favorite before playing a medley of those songs whether they’ve done them before or not, he said.
“We’ve had all kinds of stuff. It’s always well received,” Terry said.
When asked for their favorite songs, one often shouted out is “Crocodile Rock,” he said. Some really obscure songs such as “Harmony” and “Zanzibar” have been known to crop up too, Terry said.
When it comes down to it thought, the audience isn’t just going to see two guys play the music of Joel and John, he said. He and Nick do things people can relate to, playing the hits people know as well as other songs they may never have heard, Terry said.
By Jason Wheeler, reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037. Follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels