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The Liverpool Shuffle Returns with Live Beatles Music

Sunday, December 6, 2015, in the Planetarium

The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Long Island Beatles tribute band, will return to the Vanderbilt on Sunday, December 6. The band will perform at 7:00 p.m. in the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.

This concert will be the band’s fourth Vanderbilt appearance in 2015. Previous shows were in January and April in the Planetarium, and an outdoor concert in July on the Great Lawn next to the Vanderbilt Mansion.

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

Tickets: adult $20 (right here, see Purchase Ticket button below), or $25 at the door. Ages 15 and under pay $15 on-line or at the door.

The band will play classic Beatles songs, accompanied by an intriguing montage on the Planetarium dome – 1960s photos, news clips of the era, psychedelic imagery, and other pop-cultural moments, enhanced by the Vanderbilt’s state-of-the-art, surround-sound system.

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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