CORNING — Milwaukee’s “fab four” tribute band, The BriTins, are bringing their version of the Beatles Magical Mystery tour to the historic Corning Opera House Cultural Center, 800 Davis Ave., Corning, 7 p.m. June 19.
The BriTins recreate the era in music and costume that still influences many top groups today. A founding member of The BriTins, Rick Bertoni, bass guitar and vocals, watched The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show on that day and immediately started guitar lessons.
Jeff Gish, percussion and vocals, performed and toured with the 1980s group The Outfield. When he left the group and returned to his home in Milwaukee, he joined the lads of The BriTins.
Mike Shumway, rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica and keyboards, started his career with a tribute band based in New York, followed by a Beach Boys tribute band, before The Beatles bug caught him. The BriTins gave him the opportunity to showcase his vocal and musical talents.
Mike Truttschel, lead guitar, vocals and keyboard, is a three-time first place winner of the solo Beatles sound-alike contest and first place winner in the Battle of the Beatle bands at the Beatlefest Convention in Chicago.
The BriTins travel from Milwaukee, throughout the Midwest, to Mexico and down the East coast.
Ticket prices vary upon seat location. Adult tickets are $30, $25, or $22 and student tickets are $15, $12 or $8. They can be purchased online at www.CorningOperaHouse.com, opera house Facebook page, the State Bank of Brooks or by calling 641-418-8037. Tickets may be purchased at the door until all seats are sold. Concessions and beverages will be available, also.