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Get ready for an “in-person-ator” at Sibyl Center

‘50s and ‘60s Music Revue Tribute Band to perform Saturday

The ’50s and ’60s Music Revue, an all-star, “in-person-ator” tribute band, is scheduled to perform at the Sibyl Center Saturday night at 7 p.m.

This eight-member group brings the music of Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Bobby Darin and Frankie Valli to their audiences. The band is made up of Joe Covert, Jeff Boxell, Kevin Fransen, Mark Francs, Hope Soto, Eli Haughland, Dan Knoflicek and Michael Goldberg. Some members were even a part of a previous Sibyl Center event featuring the Beatles trivute band, A Hard Day’s Night.

Joe Covert, bandleader and creator of the 50s and 60s Music Revue, plays electric and upright bass. He sings both lead and backing vocals as his bands play hundreds of shows all over the Midwest. To bring this show to life, Covert has studied the life and times of the artists portrayed by his bands.

Jeff Boxell has always loved music. As a youngster, he was inspired by the Beatles, the Jackson 5 and the Osmonds. Fast forward 30 years, and today Boxell plays Phil Everly in the 50s and 60s Music Revue.

Kevin Fransen has played in a string of successful rock bands in Minneapolis. He works to duplicate the sounds of the early Bobby Darin, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers and Frankie Valli records.

Mark Francs grew up with a father who was a touring musician and a mother who was an accomplished singer. He originally preferred drums to guitar but developed a passion for guitar and its related music theory. He has also performed as keyboardist for several bands.

Hope Soto who performs in the revue as Patsy Cline, traces her musical roots back to childhood Christmas carols and singing with her family. She hits all the notes and projects a tonal quality indistinguishable from the legendary recordings made so many years ago.

Eli Haugland, 19, is the youngest member of the 50s and 60s Music Revue. His saxophone skills are impressive, and his solos spot on.

Dan Knoflicek, one of the members of the Beatles tribute band A Hard Day’s Night, plays keyboards and percussion. Not limiting himself to one genre, Knoflicek’s musical journey has included performing rock, funk, folk, fusion, gypsy Jazz, orchestral music and two-stage musicals.

Michael Goldberg loves the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and countless other legendary songwriters from past decades and enjoys bringing his authentic portrayal of Roy Orbison to the stage.

Tickets for the show are $20. For tickets or more information, call 629-1721, or 605-207-5164.

For more about the Sibyl Center, go to sibylcenter.org.

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