Billy Joel tribute benefiting Alzheimer's research feat. Mikey B & The Buddies

Billy Joel tribute benefiting Alzheimer's research feat. Mikey B & The Buddies

Hosted by Sue Serio (Good Day Philadelphia)

Jun 8 2019 · Sat

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $29 Seated

Mikey B & The Buddies
Please join Michael Borowski and Lou Verrelli for an amazing night of Billy Joel music to benefit Alzheimer’s research in memory of my Mom, Cindy, and Lou’s Father-in-Law, Paul, and all others affected by this agonizing disease. We’ll also be celebrating Billy’s 70th birthday!! We’ve got a great lineup planned featuring The Buddies - Mike Kennedy, Anders Alfelt, Daniel “Skrappy” Bower, Amy Rohm and Matt Ensminger.

Michael “Mikey B” Borowski

Michael “Mikey B” Borowski has been entertaining audiences both locally and nationally for decades. He started playing the piano at 4 years old, and began composing and performing music just short of his 7th birthday. Michael studied classical music composition and piano performance at Temple University. During his college years, Michael played numerous concerts, and had the honor of performing at the historic Academy Of Music in Philadelphia. Michael’s influences include, but not limited to, Bruce Hornsby, George Winston, John Medeski, Ludwig van Beethoven, and of course, Billy Joel. His classical background mixed with his love of rock and folk music, helped create the unique sound he is known for today.

Michael was the keyboard player for Splintered Sunlight from 2001-2014. It was with this band where he found his musical home in The Ardmore Music Hall. Last June, Michael was a part of AMH’s Unlimited Devotion, performing with John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Haley Jane, Reed Mathis, and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz. Michael currently tours with Nashville recording artist, Mike MiZ.

Michael credits his mother for giving him the gift of music. After she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007, Michael has dedicated much of time and talents to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research in the ongoing effort to find a cure.

Lou Verrelli

Lou Verrelli began playing the saxophone at 7 years old and credits his father, a working musician, as one of his early musical influences. He also credits the patience of his hometown neighborhood in Yardley for enduring those early years of daily practice on a painfully squeaky reed instrument. After studying music composition and saxophone performance at Jacksonville University in sunny Florida, Lou switched gears and headed north to Penn State. That is where he met a few like-minded musicians who would later form The Elastic Wasteband, a band that plays regularly and just celebrated its 30th anniversary.

After college, Lou began studying the styles of sax greats Clarence Clemons, David Sanborn, Mark Rivera, and others. But when he heard Branford Marsalis’ legendary performances with The Grateful Dead, that was it, and a new door was kicked open. Lou began playing sax for Splintered Sunlight in 2007 where he met Michael Borowski, and later subbed on keyboards with the band while Mike was on tour. Performing this Billy Joel tribute for Alzheimer’s research brings this group of musician buddies full circle via The Ardmore Music Hall, previously known as Brownies 23 East where Lou was an owner. It was during countless performances there that Mike and Lou joked that *someday* they would put together a Billy Joel tribute band. They just needed a good reason to do it.

Lou’s father-in-law Paul Hillen passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2006. Lou and his wife Tina live with their 2 daughters in Devon, PA. The girls keep an ample supply of earplugs for their Dad’s frequent band rehearsals at home.
Hosted by Sue Serio (Good Day Philadelphia)
Sue Serio joined the FOX 29 News team in 1997 as weather anchor for "Good Day Philadelphia." Over the past two decades, Sue has presented forecasts outdoors in everything from blizzards and thunderstorms to wild winds at the shore. In the studio, she often shares the green screen with local children who win the opportunity to “do the weather with Sue” to benefit local charities. A career highlight: She once let movie star Mark Wahlberg do her job on the air!

Prior to joining FOX 29, Sue was co-anchor of WAKE-UP, the top-rated morning show on CBS affiliate WIVB-TV, in Buffalo, NY, and she co-anchored the station's “News at Noon.” Prior to that, she worked at WHYY-TV 12 (PBS) in Philadelphia where she was a weather anchor and feature reporter on the evening newscast.

Sue is a cum laude graduate of Towson University in Maryland. While earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, she started her professional broadcasting career in radio at WMAR-FM in Baltimore. Sue then hosted numerous radio shows: WBAL in Baltimore, as midday radio host; WSTW in Wilmington, DE, as morning show co-host; WMGK in Philadelphia, where she was host and producer of the popular “Magic After Dark;” and WKSZ-FM, where she co-hosted the morning show.

A five-time Emmy nominee from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Sue was honored by the Academy in November, 1994, when she received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for weathercaster. In June 1995, she received the Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Sue is active in the community, volunteering for events at the Media Theatre, Tyler Arboretum, the SPCA, and many more. She is also the Co-Chair for the local Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. She has served on the Board of the Camden Children’s Garden and is on the Advisory Board of the Main Line Animal Rescue.

During her free time, Sue enjoys knitting and other needlework, going to the movies, walking Rufus, the family dog, and sleeping. She and her husband, Bill Vargus, live in Delaware County in an empty nest. Their daughter Nia, who grew up on Good Day Philadelphia, is attending college...not too far away... in Maryland.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003