Beatles tribute band to play museum fundraiser

SYCAMORE – The British are coming to Sycamore on Sept. 26.

The Sycamore History Museum is hosting a fundraiser that will feature Beatles tribute band American English, described by Newsweek as the “best Beatles band on the planet.”

American English’s show begins with the band’s early appearances on Ed Sullivan and includes favorites such as “She Loves You,” “Twist and Shout,” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

Next, the band recreates the psychedelic era of the Beatles. Every musical and visual detail is magically shaped in a colorful journey back in time for selections from “Sgt. Pepper” and “Magical Mystery Tour.” All the songs are performed completely live, without any tapes or background tracks.

The show ends with a spectacular musical excursion of the final years of the Beatles. Relive the years of “The White Album” and “Abbey Road.” Moving renditions of songs such as “Hey Jude,” “Something,” and “Let It Be” complete the tribute.

The band was voted No. 1 by thousands of Beatles fans as winners of sound-alike contests at Beatlefest for three consecutive years. They have also won Illinois Entertainer of the Year and have been voted Best Tribute Band three of the last four years by their fans in the Chicagoland area. Their demand here and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, has anchored them into a professional setting, and launched them into larger venues and theaters worldwide.

Tickets are $20 each. The event will be held at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St. in Sycamore. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., and at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, 407 W. State St. For more information, call 815-895-5762.

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