Union Jack brings the British Invasion to Exit 7 theater Feb. 13

Date: 2/4/2010

LUDLOW The Exit 7 Players present Union Jack, a New England-based British Invasion tribute band, on Feb. 13 for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Exit 7 Theater in Ludlow.

The show will be a "history of the 1960s British Invasion, 'Sullivan Show'-style." The band will be presenting the biggest hits of the British Invasion era from 1964 to 1969 in a format similar to the stage style of "The Ed Sullivan Show." The playlist will feature tunes by superstar groups such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Dave Clark 5, Herman's Hermits, as well as hits by the Hollies, Yardbirds, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Zombies and many others. The band will be re-creating the Beatles' original playlist from their 1964 performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" along with other great tunes from the aforementioned groups.

The Union Jack show features five Western Massachusetts-based musicians performing in period costume using vintage instruments. Gary Wilkinson will be on guitar and vocals; Dave Lempke, drums and vocals; Les Bowler, bass and vocals; Jim Brown, lead guitar and vocals; and Jim O'Connor, keyboards and vocals. Wilkinson's lead vocals on the classic tunes of the era are the band's strength along with a great play list of tunes that revolutionized rock 'n' roll.

Tickets are available through the Exit 7 Theater Box Office at www.exit7players.org or via phone at 583-4301. For directions visit www.exit7players.org.