The British Invasion Years
Name: The British Invasion Years
Date: July 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Bassist Bobby M. originally formed the band in 1995 along with guitarist Lee Scott Howard and drummer Jeff Alai. The group quickly gained popularity performing note-for-note Classic Rock tribute shows. During this time, the band also released two critically acclaimed albums, Don’t Quit Your Day Job and Horizontal Hold on Dockside Music Records. Several years later, the trio decided to focus solely on the music they all loved growing up. Rather than simply paying tribute to just one artist, they expanded the show to include 1960s Pop and Rock hits from both sides of the Atlantic. With the addition of keyboardist/guitarist Jon Wolf in 2004, the lineup was completed. The result is a nostalgic retrospective with a little something for everyone! THE BEATLES ARRIVED IN THE U.S. ON FEBRUARY 9, 1964. BUT THAT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING… More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Years is three shows in one! First, you will hear classic songs by iconic Sixties British groups. The Beatles took the first step by swinging the door open and turning the music world on its ear. As a result, American fans began to thirst for more British music. England answered the call by sending their very best – all of whom were eager to fill the Fab Four’s shoes. The first wave of British Invasion music was instantly embraced because it was so eclectic…the bad boy soul of the Rolling Stones, the defiant anthems of The Who, the raw and powerful guitar sounds of The Kinks, the flower power grooves of The Zombies, and the uplifting pop of Herman’s Hermits. The American musical “response” follows, with memorable hits by celebrated artists. Almost immediately, ‘60s American bands were energized by what was happening “across the pond” and responded with plenty eclectic sounds of their own: groups like The Beach Boys made you long to surf the waves, The Monkees made believers out of us and their TV show antics made us all laugh, The Doors hypnotized fans with their unmistakable organ sound, and Steppenwolf drove us “wild” with their classic rock edge. The winners of this musical “battle of the bands” were clearly music fans the world over. The Sixties era retrospective concludes with an extraordinary note-for-note finale. This incredible musical trip back in time comes to a showstopping climax with music from the four lads who started it all: The Beatles! Experience this amazing nostalgic journey through the Sixties and CELEBRATE THE GROOVY GENERATION with THE BRITISH INVASION YEARS!