Holiday Time For the Band

Well its freezing cold here in New York and forecast snow blizzards until ever!


That’s no good for us warm blooded males so we have decided as a group to venture off into the unknown a trip to Europe, well Malaga, Spain to be precise.

We have a few fans and friends that live over there and they have put me onto a local travel writer that writes about all things Malaga and Costa del Sol as she lives there, her name is Anna Collins.

The main reason is the weather but I can not wait to get my teeth into traveling around a bit. Spain is a city that intrigues me.

We will be arriving into Malaga Airport early next month and Anna has arranged for a local minibus company to pick us and our equipment up should it arrive on time in Malaga, Spain!


Madrid is the capital but its only 3 hours on a Renfe superfast train, 1.5 hours by plane and 4 hours by car. None of the band have much experience in driving on the “wrong ” side off the road so we are going to play it safe and get around by public transport , taxis and minibuses to gigs if we are lucky enough to get any, haha.

Most of the group is excited by this trip and have took part in some digging to see where we can goto and whats the best places to visit. Anna has recommended a whole list of things to do including.

  • Fuengirola zoo
  • explore Malaga city
  • Selwo dolphin park and zoo
  • cable cars
  • Sierra Nevada Skiing
  • Trying the local Spanish tapa and vino in Malaga tapas and bike tours.
  • Visit the old ruins in Malaga.
  • Bull Ring
  • Mijas Pueblo
  • smallest chocolate factory in the world
  • Bill Joel tribute band
  • Shopping in Puerto Banus
  • Visit the old Town in Marbella

The list is endless but these are our favourites. It was awfully nice of Anna to get in touch and we are looking forward to meet up with her team when we get to Spain.

To get in touch with Anna hit her blog up at or fire her over an email and Im sure she will help you pin point the best things to do in Malaga from an insiders point of view.






Buy Madison Square Garden Tickets for Billy Joel

Once upon a time we were all happy folks. We listened to music and if we were very lucky we would go to live gigs all over the country.

The only issue was money and getting hold of them illustrious tickets to ticketed events. Now with the advent of the world wide web grabbing tickets has become big business and events, artist info and tour schedules are pumped out daily to satisfy our thirst for live anything really!

Billy Can Still Pump It Out!

Billy Joel gone through turbulent times but been paid handsomely for his untold talents. A true gentleman and New York homey Billys gone back to his roots to Madison Sq. Gardens for a short residency

Beats and Rhymes

Pop and rock festivals were always number one for me if I could scrounge the money. No   wadays festivals and live events are common place all over America but to find the real good ones, the gems of the music, sports and world events schedule you need to scour the internet hunting for them.

Artist and Concerts Two a penny!

Certain artists just command respect. Take Billy Joel for example.

billy joels greatest hits

Now Billy was a favourite of my dad. I got hammered by Piano Man, 52nd Street and the Greatest Hits of Billy Joel throughout my childhood. I still remember most of the lyrics to Uptown Girl, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Honesty, Paris Island – Saigon for a Billy Joel Greatest Hit list see below.

At the time he sort of grew on me if only for his famous wife Christie Brinkley.

Billy Joel Early Years in New York City

But as the years grew on I heard more of Billys classics spew out of every Radio station across the USA.

CD Joel greatesthits

Buy Madison Square Garden Tickets for Billy Joel Greatest Hits: Featuring mainly his greatest hits like She’s Always a Woman, The Night Is Still Young, My Life , Say Goodbye to Hollywood , It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me, piano man, Just the Way You Are , You’re Only Human (Second Wind), New York State of Mind , The Stranger, Big Shot , Honesty, Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Allentown, Captain Jack, Only the Good Die Young, She’s Got a Way, Tell Her About It, Uptown Girl, Goodnight Saigon, Pressure, The Entertainer, The Longest Time, You May Be Right.


Residency in NYC

Billy Joel residency in New York City’s Madison Square Gardens running all summer 2014 and beyond. If you get a chance of tickets you should take the opportunity to see this guy he really is amazing live.