Across the Pond Brings British Invasion Sound to the Clark

For Immediate Release

June 28, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the British Invasion, and to celebrate the seismic cultural shift that took place in the mid-60s, Beatles tribute act Across the Pond will perform a free concert on the lawn at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, July 9 at 6 pm. The concert is part of the Clark’s summer concert series, which features live music every Tuesday night in July.

Across the Pond was formed in 2008 by Marc Clayton as a way acknowledge the Beatles’ musical legacy without engaging in a full on-tribute act—what some performers call a “suit and wig” band. Instead, Clayton, along with bandmates Joe Tucker, Tim Wozniuk, and Jonathan Newell perform the band’s music without trying to mimic every aspect of the Beatles’ performance style. This allows Across the Pond—and their audience—to focus on the songs rather than on the accuracy of the band’s costumes.

This focus on the music also allows the group to perform some songs that the Beatles never played live in concert. The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, which means that the majority of songs from their later career were never performed live. Across the Pond performs tracks from all eras of the band’s career, including later material like “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” and “Yellow Submarine.”

Picnic suppers are welcome and barbeque fare will be available for purchase. The galleries will remain open until 6 pm. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the auditorium.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.


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