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British Invasion II

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 7:00 PM

Event Details

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Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, August 2, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Details: Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jammin Java Vienna VA
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
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About This Event


Covering Beatles’ songs is dangerous – they’re iconic, deceptively complex, and a hard days challenge to improve upon. This magical mystery of a showcase tests the skills of thirty musicians as they all come together to form bands and prepare a fifteen minute set based on their music. Style and genre are up to them, and they're bringing some of everything. Bands will put together a ~4 song set of material from and inspired by the Fab 4 and other U.K. talents. In the usual Flashband fashion, each band is expected to write and perform at least one original song. Read more about how the Flashband Showcases work.


The Show

In the weeks after the meet & greet, bands formed are practicing and getting prepared for the show!  This Showcase will be held at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA.  It's a superb live music venue that's well-known in the DMV.  


Jammin Java

227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Doors @ 6, Show Starts @ 7:00pm

For tickets, visit http://www.jamminjava.com/. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show (VIP seated tickets are $15).


Flashband musicians at Jammin Java.


How about some classics?


Hey Jude


You Never Give Me Your Money

Twist & Shout

Here Comes The Sun

Lucy In The Sky WIth Diamonds



Registered Bands (8)

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The Times

Working a few invasion groups-- The Beatles, The Zombies, The Who. Looking forward to the event. Maybe 4 from Day Tripper, Time of the Season, Kid's Are Alright, Another Start (Original), Can't Buy Me Love.


Flashband Platinum Award Winners

The Flab Four

Early Beatles, plus original. A twist or two on our versions.

Pat's Band

Flashband Platinum Award Winners


Zombies, Searchers, Stones and more.

Keeping it Cool

Acoustic and Piano night .. at that coffee shop in Vienna Song List: And I Love Her; You're Gonna Lose that Girl; Ferry Cross the Mersey; You Can't Always get what you want; and You Are The One I Love (still working on the list)

Dear Prunejuice

We offer multi-voice interpretations from the Beatles' Collection with a bit of rhythm and blues. Tentative Songlist: Please Please Me, If I Needed Someone, Nowhere Man, Blue Skies (original),Taxman and Revolution No.1

Amanda's Band

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

Message Board

If you are signed up for this event, use the message board below to communicate with fellow musicians. This is a great place to find bands, ask questions and make suggestions!

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Amanda McQueen
Aug 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Looking for a vocalist/keyboardist? Let me know!

Chris Wesley
Aug 3, 2015 12:34 AM
I'm looking for a bassist, drummer and maybe another guitarist. Current plans are two early 60's songs and decide the rest when you join us

Nandan Kenkeremath
Aug 1, 2015 8:12 PM
Time of the Seasons, 2 Beatles, 1 Original (I have several)

Michael Schwartz
Aug 1, 2015 2:14 AM
Grant, Nithin, I'd love to do all Beatles songs

Grant Gunn
Jul 31, 2015 3:49 PM
To answer Nithin, Me, and looking for 1,2,3,4,or 5 other Beatle-fans.

Nithin Prabhu
Jul 30, 2015 9:11 PM
Just curious, how many fellow people are trying to perform (almost) exclusively Beatles songs?

Grant Gunn
Jul 30, 2015 12:47 PM
Lite Beatles with heavy harmonies.

Grant Gunn
Jul 30, 2015 12:45 PM
is Alexandria rehearsal a plus for anyone? It is for me.

Luis Callejas
Jul 10, 2015 11:00 PM
Looking to do While My Guitar Gently Weeps, could use a bassist and a drummer.

Matthew Riley
Jul 9, 2015 10:41 PM
Them (Van Morrison), the Troggs, and the Zombies. Many great songs outside of Beatlemania.

Matthew Riley
Jul 9, 2015 10:40 PM
The British Invasion also included the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Animals, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, Donovan, the Spencer Davis Group, The

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Ariel Shelton is leading this event. Have questions?
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