Grammy-Nominated Beatles Cover Band Headed To Boca

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Staff report

Boca Raton will be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album when Grammy-nominated The WannaBeatles heads to town this month.

The group will perform two shows. The first will take place on Friday, Nov. 17 at Boca Black Box Theatre and the second at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Olympic Heights High School. The second show is a benefit conner for Delray Beach-based JARC, Jewish Association for Residential Care. Tickets for the JARC performance cost $25 per person. A $100 sponsorship includes two VIP tickets and listing in the program and on all signage.

“We are excited to play for the first time at The Boca Black Box Center for the Cultural Arts,” guitarist Bryan Cumming said. “And the folks at JARC do such FABulous work. We hope that everyone will ‘Come Together’ and help make their benefit a huge success.”

The Nashville-based group have ties to South Florida. Group drummer, David Toledo, was born in Cuba and grew up in Key West and Miami Beach. After moving to Music City, the capital of country music, he began playing Beatles songs at a Mexican restaurant where “Beatles and Fajitas” were served on the menu. One thing led to another including an appearance on national television. The WannaBeatles’ upcoming tour brings David full circle to his Florida roots.

For bandleader, Dennis Scott, the Boca area holds special family memories.

“My family has lived in the area for many years and, before she passed, my mom was trying hard to get my band booked,” he said. “And now, here we are playing Beatles music in Boca. I know how proud she would be.”

The WannaBeatles show will include a salute to the 1967 phenomena that is known as “The Summer of Love.” In addition, the boys will pay homage to old school show biz legends including Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Jerry Lewis, and Davy Jones – not to mention a hilarious parody of Simon and Garfunkel.

To learn more about The WannaBeatles visit http://www.thewannabeatles.com