Multi-platinum recording artist and #1 hit maker, John Cafferty, brings his high energy music to The Cabot Theatre for one night only with The Beaver Brown Band featuring critically acclaimed actor and saxophonist Michael "Tunes" Antunes.
You'll hear his #1 hits "On The Dark Side" (from Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack), "C-I-T-Y", "Tough All Over", "Hearts on Fire" and many more.
Local rock star, Charlie Farren, will open the show with his acoustic set and join the band later in the evening.
Don't miss this rare chance to see so much talent on one stage at an intimate venue this summer!
The legendary "East Coast Rock'n'Roll" group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the "Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack". The hit single "On the Dark Side" held the "Number-One" position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for five consecutive weeks.
The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.
The title track from the group's 1985 follow-up album "Tough All Over" became their second "Number-One" single on the Billboard Rock charts and the song "C-I-T-Y" reached the Billboard Top 20.
John Cafferty's solo track "Hearts on Fire" was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film "Rocky IV" and he received his second double Platinum soundtrack award.
Over the years John has placed 35 songs in major motion pictures.
Today John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band continue to tour and bring their exciting live shows to fans around the world.
In 2012 they were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame.
JOHN CAFFERTY - Vocals and guitar
MICHAEL "TUNES" ANTUNES - Saxophone
GARY "GUITAR" GRAMOLINI - Guitar
STEVE BURKE - Keyboards
DEAN CASSELL - Bass
JACKIE SANTOS - Drums
Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s.
Charlie Farren emerged onto the national scene in the early '80s as lead singer and guitarist with THE JOE PERRY PROJECT. In that band Charlie established himself as one of the hottest young singers to emerge from the Boston music scene, writing the hits 'Listen To The Rock' and 'East Coast, West Coast' and 'I've Got The Rock And Rolls Again'.
In 1986 Charlie, along with Dave Hull (Joe Perry Project) and John Muzzy, formed FARRENHEIT and released a self-titled debut album on Warner Brothers. Three singles from that album, 'Fool in Love', 'Bad Habit', and 'Lost in Loveland', as well as video exposure on MTV, established FARRENHEIT as one of the premier new rock acts and receiving awards, media attention and new fans across the country.
Released in 1999, 'Deja Blue' established the Farren brand in earnest, this through masterful songwriting, soulful vocals and keen instincts for musical re-invention. Charlie subsequently released 'World Gone Wild', 'Four Letter Word', and 'Live at Club Passim' as a solo artist, along with a new live FARRENHEIT CD 'FARRENHEIT Live at The Roxy, Boston MA'.
In 2008 Farren released a DVD and CD double set, 'CHARLIE FARREN: Retrospective - Live at The Regent Theatre', that is a tour-de-force and exhibits sophistication and musical depth most recording artists never achieve. Inspired electric and what is now Farren's trademark acoustic/jazz and chart topping easy listening/pop performances on the DVD set abound, but it's that exquisitely soulful voice which confirms Charlie Farren as one of the world's most easily identifiable and gifted singer/ songwriters.
Next he teamed with longtime friend and collaborator, Jon Butcher in a project called FARREN BUTCHER, INC. Charlie most recently produced their debut CD, 'FBI' on Charlie's FMan Media label. FBI features a potent mix of Jon's and Charlie's styles and even includes some re-writes of their past hits. NEW MAN, and EAST COAST WEST COAST.
Charlie's new CD, TUESDAY is his best work to date, featuring A song that was written but never released by longtime friend, The late Brad Delp, powerhouse vocalist for the legendary band BOSTON. "Brad and I were judging a songwriting contest for friend and popular DJ Lisa Garvey. Afterward we sat in his car and he played me a song he was working on. I instantly loved it, as it reminded me of The Beatles' 'Yesterday'. I contacted his family for permission to cover the song, and they were enthusiastic and supportive. Producer Anthony J. Resta worked with a raw guitar and vocal I recorded and really brought it to life."
Charlie is excited to be performing solo again. "It really gives me a chance to play more songs from my catalog. I've missed that."
Charlie is contagious, displaying a candor rarely demonstrated by former arena rock stars. "It's clear he has not lost the ability to captivate a room full of people no matter what the size." writes Tom Dempsey of SoundCheck magazine. His live solo performances remain the perfect forum for his remarkable talents. Charlie continues to be one of America's most original and compelling musical artists. He takes the stage alone, and leaves the stage with a roomful of new believers.
Along with it's slightly older cousin, The Larcom (built in 1912) The Cabot Theatre is a North Shore treasure and legacy of the visionary showmanship of the Ware Brothers, who built them both. Opened in 1920 as a movie palace, it was hailed as "the most impressive auditorium of its size east of New York". This Ware Theater shared a distinguished architectural pedigree, designed by the architects of Boston's Athenaeum and Olympia Theater and Dorchester's Strand Theater. For its first 40 years, it served as a center of community life for downtown Beverly.
The venue was purchased in 1960 by movie chain giant E.M. Loews, who renamed it the Cabot Cinema. A unique and remarkable transformation began in 1976 when it was purchased by Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company. For 37 years, the Cabot hosted a long-running magic show that entertained local audiences, made seven White House appearances, and won recognition in the Guinness Book of Records and the magazines of TIME, Smithsonian and National Geographic World.
No ordinary buildings, the Cabot and The Larcom Theatre are rare survivors. Only 250 similar theatres still exist in the U.S.
But The Cabot's future came into doubt when the Magic Company wound down and they placed the theater up for sale.
With an irreplaceable civic treasure at risk, a passionate group of Beverly citizens has formed a nonprofit organization, Cabot Performing Arts Center, Inc, to operate as "The Cabot".