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Sid Bernstein Presents 2015: The Brooklyn Invasion – A 50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium featuring The London Souls, Lawrence and The Myles Mancuso Band tonight at Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn InvasionSid Bernstein Presents 2015: The Brooklyn Invasion – a 50th Anniversary celebration of The Beatles historic August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium – featuring THE LONDON SOULS plus special guests LAWRENCE and THE MYLES MANCUSO BAND. The concert will take place on Saturday, August 8 at 8:00PM at Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY). DJ Kevin Barker will spin classic 45s from 6:00 PM. General Admission tickets are $15 for standing room only. Click here to order tickets go to or visit the Brooklyn Bowl box office.

Sid Bernstein, legendary impresario and rock concert promoter, brought The Beatles to America and was known as the father of the British Invasion. Sid passed away on August 21, 2013 at the age of 95. With the evening’s mix of youthful talent, the Bernstein family continues the spirit and legacy of their father who always looked to present new, emerging artists to the world.

A newly launched website dedicated to Sid Bernstein (www.sidbernsteinpresents.com) includes the first release of a fascinating 50-piece poster collection from Sid’s most famed events, curated from the Bernstein family archives.

THE LONDON SOULS’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formula recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future. Tash and Chris have been nothing short of a best-kept-secret among New York City concertgoers since the band’s formation in 2008, building a fervent and dynamic fan base leveraged by their ever-substantiated reputation for consistently well-rehearsed and impassioned, explosive live performances. The band’s celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin, to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many others. They are currently opening for Lenny Kravitz in Europe.

LAWRENCE is an 8-piece soul-pop group based in New York City led by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Drawing from the songwriting of The Beatles and the soul of Stevie Wonder, Lawrence (formerly Clyde Lawrence) released its debut EP, Homesick, in 2013, and has since been performing regularly at clubs and colleges in the Northeast. Their high-energy live shows combine soul and funk, R&B and pop, weaving dynamic vocal harmonies, crisp horns, and a tight rhythm section into their keyboard-based grooves to create a distinctively vintage yet modern sound.

MYLES MANCUSO was first introduced to and presented by Sid Bernstein at the age of 10 at The Cutting Room in NYC. “Myles is a bona fide prodigy who will thrill and captivate an audience,” Bernstein said. Now at age 19, Myles is a nationally recognized prodigy who fronts his own band, singing and playing guitar and keyboards. Myles recently performed on June 26th at “Daryl’s House” (Daryl Hall’s venue) in Pawling, NY. After a sold out performance, The Club posted, “He is 19. He is a genius. The audience got to see someone who is destined to be one of the all-time greats, at his beginning.” He has performed on some of the top stages in New York City… BB Kings in Times Square, The Cutting Room, Tera Blues, The Iridium Jazz Club, The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaways and others. His band has opened for major National acts Such as Levon Helm, Buddy Guy and Derek Trucks. He continues to perform to large audiences at Music Clubs, Gala Events, Festivals and other venues around the world.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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