Billy Joel could have stopped singing decades ago, his music would never die. A cover band favorite and Long Island native, Joel is easily the most covered artist to come off the Island. But not the only one. Here are the best local cover bands ready to play your favorites.
Long Islanders Voted Peat Moss & The Fertilizers the Best Cover Band on Long Island!
Peat Moss & The Fertilizers
Peat and Co. are one of LI’s Best Cover Bands for the second year running, and in the land of ubiquitous Billy Joel tribute groups, that’s saying something. With an arsenal ranging from Lady Gaga to Nine Inch Nails and a bunch in between, PM&TF built a cult following in some of LI’s top clubs. If you haven’t seen them yet, do yourself a favor and head to Best of L.I.-winner The Nutty Irishman, where they play regularly.
2nd Place - Trade Winds, www.tradewindstheband.com
This cover band has made it on the Best Of list two years in a row and have no plans of slowing down. The 11-piece band specializes in dance and party venues, playing their own style of rock and pop, infused with heavy horns and rhythm sections. You can catch them gettin’ the party started with songs by everyone from Alicia Keys to (of course) Billy Joel.
3rd Place – The Suck It Easy Band, www.thesuckiteasyband.net
With a never ending line-up of musicians, this cover band is one to really embrace Happy Hour. The Suck It Easy Band has gone from being just a regular house band to playing packed shows at the Crazy Donkey. The band tries to turn every show they put on into a party with their mix playful mix of 50s, 60s, and 70s rock and soul classics.