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Tommy Byrnes

Billy Joel, Brian Setzer, Movin' Out Musical Director

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and producer Tommy Byrnes has been Billy Joel's guitarist and musical director for the past 29 years. He was key in helping Billy and Twyla Tharp create the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash Movin' Out and served as the show's Musical Director during its long run. Tommy has toured and collaborated with rockabilly legend Brian Setzer (co-writing Setzer's hard-hitting "Barbwire Fence"). His further credits include artists as diverse as Enrique Inglesias, Joan Jett, Hall & Oats, and as a songwriter he's penned tunes for Mandy Moore and others.