A MAN who was given the chance to fill the shoes of Billy Joel during two reunion concerts with the superstar’s original 1971-72 touring band in America last year, will perform at The Robin 2 on Sunday.

Elio Pace is an established singer and pianist who reached the final of Bob Says Opportunity Knocks in 1988.

He has also worked extensively in musicals and performed with the likes of Brian May, Huey Lewis and Lulu.

But he will be going it alone as he takes to the stage at the Bilston venue as part of his first Billy Joel theatre tour in the UK.

Joined by a six-piece band, he will perform hits including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life, as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

Advance tickets can be purchased for £15 from www.therobin.co.uk or on the door for £17.50.

The show will start at 8.20pm.