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Q&A with Wade Preston of the Movin’ Out Band

Vocalist and pianist Wade Preston, a frontman of the Movin’ Out Band, has managed to do quite well performing someone else’s hits, with that musician’s blessing. In Preston’s case, that “someone else” is Billy Joel, who in 2000 helped cast Preston as Piano Man in the musical “Movin’ Out,” which features characters drawn from Joel’s songs. When the Broadway hit ended its 3½-year run in December 2005, and when a subsequent tour ended a few years later, members of the stage band, which includes players from Joel’s own band, stuck together. On its latest tour, the Movin’ Out Band is scheduled to play two shows at The Company Theatre in Norwell on Feb. 2.

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