To commemorate Elvis Presley’s birthday, the Tavern at Wrentham is throwing a ‘50s/’60s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party on Saturday, Jan. 21 featuring recording artist Brehon Herlihy and the V8s. Live music includes a mix of rock ‘n’ roll favorites from the ‘50s and early ‘60s. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. All are invited to join in “swinging and twistin’ the night away.”
Headliner Brehon Herlihy is best known as a 1950s and 1960s recording artist who played alongside Oldies musicians including Myles Connor, and was most notably instrumental in the recording of Freddy Cannon’s 1959 hit, “Tallahassee Lassie.” As the V8s’ front man on vocals, Herlihy recaptures the spirit of the shining post-war era. Joining Herlihy on guitar is Bill Coover, the founder of Memphis Rockabilly Band, who opened for the likes of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. Drummer Judd Williams was the backbeat behind the Amazing Royal Crowns, a popular Boston retro band in the early ‘90s. The band is rounded out by skilled Guitarist Louis Rampino, and the slap-happy slapping of Jim Sequin on the Dog House Bass.
In addition to favorite Elvis tunes like “Hound Dog” (1956) and “That’s Alright Mama” (1954), hits including Buddy Holly’s “Oh Boy!” (1957), Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), and “Be Bop A Lula” (1963) by Gene Vincent are on the night’s set list. The band will also perform some of Brehon Herlihy’s original songs, such as “Reform School Baby” and “Brighter Days” (1961). Songs made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Burnett, Johnny Cash, and The Shadows, along with rockabilly hits, complete the evening’s entertainment line-up.
There is no cover charge for this event. Dinner specials will be offered in addition to the regular dining menu. Seating is limited. Call for reservations: 508-384-0010.
The Tavern at Wrentham is located at 263 Shears Street in Wrentham. It features a full bar and family-friendly dining, including soups, salads, pizza, seafood, pasta, burgers, and a Kids Menu. For more about food and events at The Tavern at Wrentham, call 508-384-0010.