Bay Street throws it back

Band Recreates 1960s Music

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is reviving the classics with The Sixties Show, a New York City-based band dubbed “the greatest 1960s musical recreation show in the world.” See this talented musical act back for two nights on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, at 8 PM.

The Sixties Show features former members from legendary acts like Bob Dylan, James Brown, and The Kinks. Crowd-goers will instantly be transported back in time as hits are recreated note for note, and can envision the convertible top down with the AM radio on. Tunes aside, even the mod costumes and vintage instruments will visually please those aiming to fully immerse themselves by going back in time. When the band isn’t playing, there will be authentic narrative and ’60s archival audio and newsreel footage, adding to a well-rounded experience.

Musical director and founder Craig O’Keefe said, “We are looking forward to coming back to the Bay Street Theater. The eastern Long Island crowds are some of the very best in the country.” O’Keefe comes in from Los Angeles to perform bass, vocals, guitar, and keyboards. In the ’90s his talents led him to co-found the band Annapurna which shared the stage with the Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Oasis, Sublime, and Weezer.

Tom Licameli, of NYC’s Knockout Drops from the ’90s, will be on guitar and vocals. He’s stood alongside The Beach Boys, Mick Taylor, Soul Asylum, Semisonic, and others. Also on guitar and vocals is Jim Boggia, who worked with artists like Aimee Mann, Mike Viola, David Poe, and Bernadette Peters.

World-renown Chris Parker brings his legendary talents to the stage on the drums. Parker was Bob Dylan’s drummer in addition to long time “SNL” band on NBC from 1986 to 1992. Parker has also toured and performed with Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Cher, Don McLean, Sinead O’Connor, and many more.

Long Island native Peter Chiusano is on keyboards and orchestrations. He studied classic piano at Stony Brook University and jazz with Andy Laverne. John Cardone, on bass and backing vocals. He also plays with John Ford of The Strawbs.

Band members have seen stages from Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Wembley Stadium, The Grand Rex in Paris, and the far stretches to The Budokan in Tokyo.

“We love being able to bring back shows like The Sixties Show due to popular demand,” says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director at Bay Street Theater. “If you love ’60s music, this show is not to be missed. You may even wish to attend and dance away both evenings.”

Visit www.baystreet.org or call the box office at 631-725-9500 for tickets, which are $35.

nicole@indyeastend.com