Eppy presents


Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:00 PM @ My Father's Place


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THE LIVERPOOL SHUFFLE has been delighting audiences of all ages with their fun performances since 2003. Over the years they have played many thousands of shows at a wide variety of venues. from Corporate events; theaters; dinner shows; casinos; town events; festivals to public libraries.

The members of THE LIVERPOOL SHUFFLE are all avowed BEATLEMANIACS and it shows! Joe Ref saw The Beatles at Shea Stadium in August of 1966 and over the years has toured with Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, performed with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and most recently as musical director for Bill J. Kramer. Andrew Lubman was handed his diploma from Berklee College of music in Boston by Sir George Martin. Jamie Bateman’s family is from Liverpool… has subbed as George Harrison with Strawberry Fields and is a fifth cousin to Ringo!. Brian James has provided his distinctive drumming and great voice for numerous BEATLE bands for many years. Former bassist and vocalist Freddy G worked for Sir Paul McCartney. Former Keyboard master Rich Tancredi performed on numerous Gold and Platinum albums by many music icons from Taylor Dane to Celine Dion; from Hall and Oats to Aja.

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The Old Roslyn address 19 Bryant Avenue resonates with musical legend and history. Originally a country-western bar owned by Jay Lenihan, the place was bought by partners Michael “Eppy” Epstein and his cousin Richie Hersh in 1971. After teaming up with local radio station WLIR-FM, My Father’s Place—affectionately known as MFP—quickly became a hotbed for concerts and concert broadcasts. MFP presented Billy Joel’s first show after the release of his debut solo LP Cold Spring Harbor and Bruce Springsteen’s first show out of New Jersey, along with seminal radio concerts (including a classic by Lowell George and Little Feat in 1974). The venue kept live performance vital when the rest of Long Island—and perhaps the country—was discoing the night away. Besides reggae, punk music found a place to grow. Unlike most other clubs that highlighted one genre or one particular era of music, the variety of My Father's Place was possibly its most important trait. The club debuted in America most of reggae's biggest stars, helping to make the genre mainstream. Along with CBGB and Max's Kansas City, My Father's Place was a nurturing ground for young punk and new wave acts like The Runaways, The Ramones, Blondie, The Police, and Talking Heads. Country, bluegrass, and blues artists like Charlie Daniels, Linda Ronstadt, and Stevie Ray Vaughan performed early in their careers, while artists like James Brown, B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Bo Diddley played in the twilight of theirs.. My Father’s Place closed on May 3, 1987, with a blowout performance by the funk rock band Tower of Power, and an era came to an end. Today, the club lives on in the works of the many artists—now legends—who first performed on its stage and in the memories of those fortunate to have been a part of it all.


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