Billy Joel Tribute Band the Turnstiles "Strike a Nerve" with Audiences

Billy Joel is just one on a long list that you've always wanted to see live, but can't afford it. That's why we all embrace tribute bands, especially the ones that are actually good. We're not talking cover bands in a bar. We mean guys and gals that put their heart into the artists' catalogs and build an act with the sole purpose of paying homage.

The Lake Worth Rocktober Brewfest is bringing in Eve 6 to town, but we've had enough '90s nostalgia to last another decade. The real perk, besides all the beer, is an almost true-to-life Billy Joel experience at a fraction of the wallet damage. Tony Monaco, a guy with a sales job during the day, morphs into the ultimate Joel replica at night, and he's torn through stages throughout Florida since 2011 as lead singer of the Turnstiles.

Before this Piano Man takes the stage at Brewfest, we chatted with Tony about his musical career, playing for drunk people, and what it really takes to emulate a great.

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Dana Krangel