Wade Preston from Billy Joel’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out delivers an impeccable show with time honored favorites and original compositions. It’s not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention, but Mr. Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws, keeping his audiences engaged and participating.
Wade played the “Piano Man” role in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out for its entire 3 ½ year run, and starred off and on in the national tours for the next few years. He still does occasional concerts with the Movin’ Out Band™.
Billy Joel was so impressed by Wade’s performances that he asked him to do virtually all the rehearsals and sound checks for Joel’s historic Last Play at Shea concerts; Job description “Stunt Billy.”
Prior to Movin’ Out, Wade was well known on the west coast as the preeminent boogie pianist, revered for his rollicking performances, stunning technical abilities, spirited versatile singing and sense of humor.
Wade is focused mainly on solo concerts now, featuring Billy’s music along with the eclectic mix of styles that he was so well known for long before Movin’ Out ever hit Broadway. He also has a new version of the Wade Preston Band, a trio featuring Jon Ventre on bass and Steve Kurilla on drums he is occasionally doing concerts with. They are featured on Wade’s latest CD of original songs Lost In the Noise that came out in 2020, and is available on iTunes and all digital formats.
His classic 1995 CD No Present Like the Time has been digitally remixed and remastered and is also available everywhere. It includes two bonus tracks that were not on the original pressing. Wade’s new Christmas CD will be out in time for the 2023 holidays.
Check out www.wadepreston.com/shows for upcoming concerts and performances.