Classic rock fans in the area are invited to beat the winter blahs at a special British Invasion tribute show to be hosted by Four Degrees Brewing Company in Smiths Falls on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 20. The event is a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County.
From the tight vocal harmonies and explosive energy of the early Beatles to the blues revival and progressive rock that dominated the airwaves just a few short years later, the contribution of British bands to the golden age of rock music was enormous.
From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the three-piece British Invasion show band will present music by British artists including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Eric Clapton, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and The Pacemakers, and many more. The show will also touch on some of the blues and early rock artists who first inspired The Beatles and Rolling Stones.
“It’s not just a concert, it’s an experience,” says drummer Gord Logan. “Audience participation is very important to us.”
The band features experienced musicians Phil Morotti on lead vocals and lead guitar, Chris Must on bass and vocals, and Gord Logan on drums.
Accomplished lead guitarist Morotti has been playing in the Kemptville area for over a decade with numerous bands. He draws inspiration from many styles of music, but sings and plays mostly classic rock and rock ‘n roll. His improvisational abilities guarantee a fresh take on each song at every performance.
Logan is a multiple Juno Award nominee whose musical career began as a professional drummer for various Toronto-based groups. As a freelance studio session player in the Greater Toronto Area, he took part in studio recordings, TV shows, and concerts.
Must, a native of England, was inspired early on by the music of Eric Clapton and the blues in general. In numerous musical projects over the years he has played bass, guitar, and harmonica.
Tickets are available at Four Degrees Brewing Company, 275 Brockville St, and at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Smiths Falls office, 18 William St. East. Each $15 ticket includes one free beverage from the local craft brewery. Call 613-283-9543 for more information.