Billy McGuigan is a musical phenomenon, one who can morph himself into Buddy Holly or the Beatles in a snap of his talented fingers. You have the opportunity to witness these magical transformations for the next two weekends courtesy of Waterbury’s Seven Angels Theatre. It’s clearly a case of be there or be square.
First up is “Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience” on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. where McGuigan not only sounds like the late, great rock n’ roller but looks like him too. As a tribute concert, it’s electric, energetic and exciting. With his Rave On Band behind him, Billy McGuigan will belt out the hit tunes that made Buddy Holly a meteor that burned bright and fast until his tragic death, too young but not forgotten.
Come hear “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy,” “Raining in My Heart,” “It’s So Easy” and “Rave On.” In the process, homage is paid to the legendary peers who accompanied him into rock n’ roll heaven, like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
The following weekend, Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, The Beatles will take the stage, thanks to McGuigan’s enthusiastic genius, with electric guitar, drums and keyboards. The emphasis in on the music, pure and honest.
In “Yesterday and Today,” you, the audience, pick your favorite Beatles song and tell why and have Billy create a unique experience just for you, like your own personal concert. Fill out a card pre-show and list such songs as “Revolution,” “Hey, Jude,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Love Me Do,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “All You Need is Love,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane” and the list goes on. You select and Billy and his brothers will take it from there to the stage.
For tickets ($47.50, subscribers $42.50), call Seven Angels Theatre, Plank Road, Hamilton Park Pavilion, Waterbury at 203-757-4676 or online at www.sevenangelstheatre.org.
Come meet Billy and his band at Seven Angels and learn about how his dad left him a great legacy…”the love of music and the desire to share it in a way that makes people laugh, dance, smile and remember.”