graduation, Dan moved back to Jersey and pursued different musical
projects. Most notably, Dan played in one of the hottest Philly
area party rock bands of the 1980's, Streetlife (of course named
after Billy's album Streetlife Serenade). He has also teamed with
guitar virtuoso, Eddi Lambert, from the Jimi
Hendrix tribute band-Axis,
to form an original blues project — The Jersey Devilz. However,
in those subsequent years whether Dan performed original material
or with various cover bands, he always included Billy Joel songs
in his repertoire.
Through the years, by collecting all Joel's CD's, videos & books etc. Dan became a Billy Joel historian. A true fan, Dan also continued to attend Billy Joel's concerts each time he toured - fine tuning his stage knowledge of Billy's live performance. "Music has been with me my whole life. I've been influenced by many different players such as: Earl Hines, Otis Spann and Jerry Lee Lewis to Steve Winwood, Nina Simone, David Sancious and Keith Emerson but nothing has connected more with me than Billy Joel's music." Dan has said, "His talents for a fellow pianist/performer are completely inspiring — lyrics, music, melodies, singing, keyboard abilities — Billy Joel is the whole package. And his concert shows are the best, no theatrics, just pure rock-n-roll."