Beatlemania coming to Chemainus on Saturday

Beatlemania hits Chemainus on Saturday, Oct. 15, as The Deaf Aids, a tribute to the fab four, will be the featured act

Beatlemania hits Chemainus on Saturday, Oct. 15, as The Deaf Aids, a tribute to the fab four, will be the featured act at the next Open Stage evening, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.

The place to be is St. Michael’s Hall, by the corner of Willow and Mill Streets.

The evening will include the usual Open Stage session, where performers of all types are invited to take the mic, to perform up to three songs, in a maximum of 15 minutes.

The Deaf Aids are an acoustic tribute band who will take you back to the Swinging Sixties. Taking selections from the Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, to their sixth album, Rubber Soul, The Deaf Aids replicate the John, Paul and George vocals as on the original recordings. You’ll hear John Booth (Lennon vocal and acoustic guitar), Charlene Booth (McCartney vocal and percussion), Gary Atkinson (Harrison vocal and acoustic guitar) and Mark Williams (bass guitar).

The open stage runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then, after a short break, The Deaf Aids will hit the stage at 8:15.

Anyone wishing to perform at the open stage should email openstage@cvcas.com, or call 250 246-1389. If you don’t book ahead, the organizers may not be able to fit you into the evening’s program.

Admission is $5, with open-stage performers admitted free of charge.