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BBC Band Beatles tribute, 'Summer of Love' at The Riv

by jmaloni

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Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:35 pm

The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced the following events:

•The BBC Band, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25: The BBC Band is a group of talented Western New York-area musicians dedicated to capturing the original sound of the Beatles and '60s music. A common bond shared by each member is that they have spent their lives as keen musical enthusiasts, meticulously studying these recordings, allowing them to provide the most accurate musical presentation possible. They don't try to create an illusion by mimicking or acting like any particular band. Their focus, rather, is on the music. Each band member painstakingly breaks down every musical nuance to faithfully reproduce the original sound. And it's all done live!

The BBC Band features Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Frank Grizanti and John Connelly, Russ Thomas, Bob Volkman and Gary Astridge (who Ringo Starr personally calls to setup up displays of his own drum kits).

•"The Summer of Love Tour," 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14: This show features The Vogues; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Terry Sylvester of The Hollies; Denny Laine, former lead singer and founding member of The Moody Blues; And original founding member of Wings, John Ford Coley, formerly of England Dan & John Ford Coley.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday Aug. 21. Riviera Theatre members can purchase tickets now. Tickets are available by phone at 716-692-2413; in person at the Riviera Theatre box office, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; and at World Hollywood Entertainment inside the McKinley Mall.

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