The Liverpool Shuffle: Live Beatles Music, Outdoors

Sunday, July 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn

The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Long Island Beatles tribute band, will perform live in an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at the Vanderbilt Estate, home of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY.

The Liverpool Shuffle: bottom, from left, Joe Refano and Brian James; top, from left, Jamie Bateman and Freddy Giovanelli
The Liverpool Shuffle: bottom, from left, Joe Refano and Brian James; top, from left, Jamie Bateman and Freddy Giovanelli

The band performed four previous shows in January and April in the Vanderbilt’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.

Tickets: adult $25 (on-line, at Vanderbilt website), or $35 at the door. Children 5-15 pay $10 (on-line or at the door). Children under 5 are free.

Joe Ref (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. Refano has played bass with Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits (2002-2007) and with the Mickey (The Monkees) Dolenz Band (2008).

“The Beatles created the greatest popular music in history,” Refano said, “and we play it just the way it is.”

In recent years, The Liverpool Shuffle has performed all over the tri-state region, including at B.B. King’s in New York City, the Jones Beach Bandshell, and the New York World’s Fair 50th anniversary celebration, and at many public and private events.

Freddy G (Giovanelli) – vocals-bass, guitars and bass – worked as Sir Paul McCartney’s guitar tech and road-crew member (1988-1991). Giovanelli has worked for many years as a musical tech expert with Sam Ash parent company, Samson. Jamie Bateman (vocals, guitars and harmonica) and Brian James (vocals and drums) also have played with other Beatles tribute bands.

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