On Friday, August 12, 2016, Connecticut-based Beatles fan club Liverpool Productions will present a very special “An Evening of Beatlemania” at the Country House Restaurant, 990 Foxon Road (Route 80) in East Haven, CT. The event commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles very last concert in 1966.
Highlighting the evening’s festivities will be live performances by “The Hofners”, one of the finest Beatles tribute bands on the circuit, propelling audiences to Liverpool in the sixties, the historic Ed Sullivan Show in ‘64 and the mania that continued on in 1965, and concluded in ‘66. The sound of their vintage guitars and amps, the matching suits and the legendary Beatle vocal harmonies are all there. “The Hofners” will be performing all the Beatles’ classic hits plus songs from the band’s 1966 tour. It was exactly 50 years ago this August that The Beatles played their final concert tour.
Formed by New Haven’s Mike “Ringo” Streeto, all band members use authentic Hofner, Gretch, Rickenbacker, Ludwig, and Vox musical equipment as The Beatles did in their live performances. Mike “Ringo” Streeto has been leader of the tribute act, following his stint with the Las Vegas “Legends” show which appeared at Foxwoods Casino. He had previously performed with, or sat in with, such national touring acts as Beatlemania, Yesterday The Tribute, Fab Fourever and other tribute shows. “The Hofners” have been featured in numerous newspapers & magazines, have played to rave reviews, and were the headlining band of the “Danbury Fields Forever” Beatles Music Festival the past few summers.
Coincidentally, it was nearly forty years ago at this very same location, then known as the Foxon Country House, that Mike Streeto and area Beatles impresario Charles F. Rosenay!!! met for the first time. Streeto was the house drummer in one of the most famous Elvis tribute shows and Rosenay was about to produce Connecticut’s first-ever Beatles Convention in New Haven. It was an instant friendship that has lasted four decades, with the two combining on countless promotions and special events in the state. Streeto is also the TV host of the New Haven/Branford-based cable series “On Location”, while Rosenay was also known locally as the DJ/MC/entertainer for the legendary New Haven Boppers nightclub.
Admission to “An Evening of Beatlemania” dinner/dance with “The Hofners” on Friday evening, August 12th includes all-you-can-eat delicious gourmet dinner buffet, the entertainment, door prizes and all the fab four fun festivities for $40 per person by advance reservation. Doors open at 7pm, and music starts at 8pm.
For reservations, phone (203) 874-6096. For any further info (not reservations), call (203) 795-4737 or email LiverpoolTours@aol.com. The event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/998710910220824/.