The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Long Island Beatles tribute band, returns for its eighth performance on Sunday, December 10, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium.
The first of the show’s two segments (approximately 45-60 minutes) will feature early Beatles hits. Then, during a brief break, the band will change into its Sgt. Pepper uniforms and return to perform an hour of music from the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band era, accompanied by Richard Tancredi, whom The Liverpool Shuffle founder Joe Refano calls a “keyboardist extraordinaire.”
The band and the Vanderbilt encourage audience members and Museum visitors to join them to collect food for the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank. Collection bins are located in the Planetarium lobby and in the Vanderbilt Mansion. Collection will continue through the end of December.
Tickets: adult $20 (on-line, at Vanderbilt website), or $25 at the door. Children 5-15 pay $15 (on-line or at the door). Children under 5 are free.
Refano, who formed the group in 2003, describes its act as “authentic, live Beatles music performed by professional Beatlemaniacs.” The four musician-singers are veterans of the New York music scene with a combined 125 years of experience.
“The Beatles created the greatest popular music in history,” Refano said, “and we attempt to play it like they did.”