The British Invasion Tribute, which played to a huge crowd as part of East Brunswick’s summer concert series at the Community Arts Center, will come back to town on Thursday, Oct. 23 for a free concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. The concert will be hosted by Temple B’nai Shalom, Fern and Old Stage Roads, in East Brunswick, beginning at 7:30.
Daniel Pearl World Music Days was created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl at the hands of extremists in Karachi, Pakistan. Pearl was a talented musician who joined musical groups in every community in which he lived, leaving behind a long trail of musician-friends spanning the entire globe. Commemorating his October 10th birthday, World Music Days uses the universal language of music to encourage fellowship across cultures and build a platform of “harmony for humanity.”
The appearance by The British Invasion Tribute marks the 10th free concert hosted by the DPEC.
“I attended the summer concert and was blown away by the talents of The British Invasion Tribute,” said Andy Boyarsky, chair of the DPEC. “I spoke with the band members after the concert, invited them to come back to town for a Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert, and they enthusiastically said yes. They immediately understood the importance of World Music Days, a celebration of harmony through music, and they were very excited to participate.”
“We have hosted these free concerts more than 10 years, but truth is, we anticipate that this will be the biggest concert ever. This is an amazing band, and they put on an incredible show. And unlike the Community Arts Center in East Brunswick, we have limited seating for our concert. So we encourage everyone to RSVP as soon as possible.”
The British Invasion Tribute has performed all over the country and has shared the stage with legendary recording artists such as The Beach Boys, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band and Herman’s Hermits. The band performs a number of Beatles songs, as well as classic songs from iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five and Herman’s Hermits. The band then adds an “American musical response,” with memorable hits by celebrated artists such as The Monkees, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas, and Tommy James & The Shondells.
Bassist Bobby M. originally formed the band in 1995 ago 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.
“These musicians are so talented,” Boyarsky said. “If you close your eyes and just listen, you could swear you’re hearing the originals. They’re also great showmen, and they put on a very memorable and enjoyable concert.”
While the concert is free to the community, seating is limited. Please send your reservation name with number of seats requested to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any additional inquiries to email@example.com.
Additional information is available at www.danielpearleducationcenter.org.