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Aylesbury band to continue Friars Club 50th celebrations

Dung Beatles Waterside Live

Published at 8:08am 16th February 2019.

50th anniversary celebrations will continue for Aylesbury's Friars Club with a band from the town.

Friars Aylesbury has a long tradition of supporting local bands and over the years has supported and presented Marillion, John Otway, Howard Jones, Callow Saints and many others.

In its 50th anniversary year Friars now presents Aylesbury heroes The Dung Beatles who are considered to be one of the very best Beatles bands in the UK.

They will be playing the Abbey Road album in its entirety, plus other Beatles classics.

This gig will be on Thursday 26 September 2019 which will be 50th anniversary, to the day, of the release of the Abbey Road album.

Formed in 2013 and featuring Steve Hillier (rhythm guitar and vocals), Danny Prendergast (lead guitar and vocals), Mike Ashton (drums), Phil Toler (bass guitar and vocals) and Martin Kent (keyboards) the DBs have been building a solid fanbase throughout Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

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They have sold out many local venues including Aylesbury's Limelight Theatre, St Mary's Church, The Elgiva Hall in Chesham and the Thame Theatre.

They have also played The Cavern in Liverpool.

This will be the DBs second Friars Aylesbury gig as they played at the Earthly Messenger
Unveiling Concert at The Waterside on 25 March 2018 alongside John Otway, Howard Jones and Marillion.

That concert included an international audience many of whom had flown in to attend the unveiling.

This 26 September Friars concert will be the biggest concert of their career so far. Big fans themselves, the DBs focus on playing the Beatles' songs with as much love and feel as possible, from the tenderest ballad to the raunchiest rocker, combining well known classics and more obscure album gems.

Dung Beatles will be augmented on stage by horn section the Hornettes who are Andrew Diamond (saxophone), Kathy Gifford (trumpet), Michele Toler (saxophone & flute) and Toby Whiffin (trombone).

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