This Friday, March 24, 2017, the Country House Restaurant will host an encore presentation, An Evening of Beatlemania, which will feature The Hofner's premiere of their Sgt. Pepper set in full costumes. Along with the recreation of the 1967 classic Beatles album, the evening's music will also include the greatest hits of The Beatles early years. The Hofners are 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 1965-1967. The sound of their vintage guitars and amps, the matching suits and the legendary Beatle vocal harmonies are all there.
The location of the Country House Restaurant is 990 Foxon Road (Route 80) in East Haven, CT.
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 are the headlining band of the "FAB 4 MUSIC FESTIVAL" coming to the Oakdale Theater on June 10, 2017.
Coincidentally, it was 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 this Friday evening, includes all-you-can-eat delicious gourmet dinner buffet, the entertainment, door prizes and all the fab four fun festivities for $45 per person by advance reservation. Doors open at 7 pm, and music starts at 8 pm.
As The Beatles' sang, "It's Guaranteed to Raise a Smile."