JOE PIKET AND THE STORM have been described as 'a more edgy Billy Joel', and 'the Bruce Springsteen of Long Island'. Audiences in New York City and on Long Island have been blown away by their energy, their musical integrity, and their lyrical originality. Most recently,they have opened for acts such as Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Randy Jackson of Zebra (twice),and Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. They have charted on CMJ, and their music is currently being played on most of the college stations in the tri-state area, as well as nationally. Rave reviews for their new CD, TEMPEST, have appeared in most papers, including Newsday, Good Times, Aural Fix, and L.I.E. Review by Mike Ferrari from the April 2003 issue of Aural Fix (Volume 3, issue 4) after seeing Joe Piket and the Storm live 3-21-03 'So come meet the new Boss...Joe Piket and The Storm...Joe Piket can best be described as the Bruce Springsteen of Long Island. The band plays tight blue collar rock and roll (E Street Band eat your hearts out!)...The songs are all heartfelt and well executed, the usual common man staples of good, popular rock and roll.' FROM ANDREW SULO, POWER OF MUSIC PRODUCTIONS: 'JOE PIKET AND THE STORM are one of the best-sounding live bands on the Long Island scene. Period. Their music is colorful, the lyrics are meaningful, and their overall sound is sharp and powerful.' JOE PIKET - From Good Times, Issue # 831- March 12 to 25, 2002 'In the spirit of Billy Joel and Harry Chapin comes another local singer/songwriter who captures the personality of the every-man; his name is Joe Piket...' 'In 1998 Piket received praise for his sensational song-writing abilities on his debut album, NINE TIMES FRAMED, which put him in the local spotlight as an outstanding songwriter and storyteller. Now, with his latest album, TEMPEST, expect a lot of the same songwriting techniques.' '...The instrumental cover of the Beatles' 'Long and Winding Road' demonstrates Piket's outstanding piano chops.' 'His blue collar, nine to five persona works well with the lyrics of the everyman that creates a common bond between he and his listeners. 'What Goes Around (Comes Around)', for example, tells about a father looking back at his past tribulations and although he sees himself in his boy, he wishes him a better life than he.' 'A Place At the Table' is a beautifully-written song about the ever-changing tide of the American family.' -Don Sill (Good Times, March 12, 2002) EXCERPTS FROM JANELLE JONES'S REVIEW OF TEMPEST, BY JOE PIKET AND THE STORM, TAKEN FROM THE JUNE, 2002 ISSUE OF L.I.E. (v.6, issue 6) 'Joe Piket is not only a superb songwriter, he's also an accomplished pianist...' 'TEMPEST...is full of pop songs that come straight from the heart.' 'Piket's lyrics have almost a story-like quality.' 'These songs are comprised of emotional lyrics, they're not in the least bit sappy.' '...The songs are touching and straight from the heart...' 'If you're into deep lyrics and contemporary pop that has meaning, this disc is definitely for you. ...you should give JOE PIKET AND THE STORM a chance.' 'Throughout the entire disc, Piket's superior lyrical ability consistently shines through.' JOE PIKET AND THE STORM -'Tempest' -From Newsday - April 12, 2002 ....When he's not sounding like Warren Zevon ('What Goes Around,' 'A Place at the Table') or Iggy Pop ('When These Gates Come Crashing Down'), it appears that Joe Piket's greatest strength is in his fingers. .... From the NYSounds.com website Sept., 2000 - Excerpts from review of Joe's first (solo) CD, NINE TIMES FRAMED Joe Piket: By Matthew Sheahan 'Joe Piket made a good record....Joe Piket made a very positive impression on me.' '...Zero To Ninety'is my favorite song on the album. Joe does all the guitars on this song, which is better than most commercially successful pop music...He's got a good enough voice to sing blues as well...'When These Gates Come Crashing Down' shows Piket's flexible vocal skills again. He can sing pretty deeply and transition back to a more standard sound.' '...Joe Piket passes the test with flying colors...'
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