The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents: “Tuesday Afternoon, A Tribute to the Moody Blues,” Friday, Aug. 8th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $25 to $35.
Tuesday Afternoon is one of the finest Moody Blues Tribute Bands performing today. Members of the band have played with a long list of impressive acts including Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Mickey Dolenz, Mazarin, Essence, The Good Rats, The Liverpool Shuffle and the Hackensack Men to name a few.
The band performs all of the most beloved Moody Blues songs from their early material of the ‘60s to their hits of the 1980s and also brings many of the cult favorites and obscure tracks to life. In addition they do some of the more popular Justin Hayward solo songs.
The band includes Mike Ponella on guitar, bass, vocals, Joe Refano on guitar, bass and vocals, Tony Tallarico on keyboards, George Tebbitt on guitars and vocals, and Wayne Sabosto on drums and vocals.
A collection of some of the technically best musicians in rock ’n’ roll history, the Moody Blues formed in 1967 to play a fusion of bluesy rock with a heavy classical and symphonic influence. They used scores of different instruments on their studio albums – when not joined by the London Symphony. This helped them recreate the sounds of carefully crafted orchestrations in live settings.
Helping to issue-in an era of Album-Oriented Rock, the band sold 71 million albums, and produced 14 platinum and gold-certified albums with hits such as “Knights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My Seesaw,” “Question,” “Forever Autumn,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” and countless others.
The Moody Blues have been musical mainstays on concert stages, recordings and the airwaves. Their remarkable consistency helped to create a standard for classic rock music. Their first full studio album, 1967’s Days of Future Passed, stayed on the Billboard charts for over two years and is credited as being one of the first “concept” albums ever produced.