Liverpool Legends to perform as the Beatles

By Sam Malone

After a “Hard Day’s Night” students can drive their cars down to catch Beatles tribute band, the Liverpool Legends, as they take the audience back to Beatlemania 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

The fourth and final installment of shows put together by Dynasty Entertainment at the theatre this year, will raise proceeds at the event that will go directly to the Opportunity House, 357 N. California St., Sycamore. Robert Stolzman, owner of Dynasty Entertainment, said he hopes to bring more shows to DeKalb in 2018 and encourages students to come out and hear the Liverpool Legends for a night they won’t forget and a deserving cause.

“I met the guy that plays George in the band just a few weeks after my brother died,” Louise Harrison, co-founder of the Liverpool Legends said. “We sort of connected with each other very much, and it was almost as though, I always thought wherever George’s being went after he died that he looked out for me and connected me with Marty, [who has] been looking after me like a brother ever since.”

Marty Scott, who takes on the role of Louise’s brother, Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison, said he views Harrison as a sister as well. He said he often refers to her as his sister not to play a part, but because he feels connected to her, something he thinks makes their group unique.

After the two met, the Liverpool Legends were born and have been selling out shows ever since. Scott said one of his favorite things about the group is the unpredictable nature of their performances regarding size, location and the setlist, which varies greatly as a result of The Beatles’ expansive song catalogue.

“There’s a billion college kids who love The Beatles and so do their little brothers and their parents and grandparents,” Scott said. “There’s not one other act that have transferred to every generation like that, but The Beatles are like one of the wonders of the world.”

With timeless songs comes an ageless audience, and Harrison said one of the best things about her involvement is seeing how many lives the music of The Beatles continues to touch. She said with so much hate in the world, it’s reassuring to see the love exuding from The Beatles’ family.

The Liverpool Legends know who they are, and they know they are not The Beatles, Scott said. He said the boys come together to give audiences the closest thing to The Fab Four they can, and they do so simply by having fun and embodying the light-hearted nature of the band.

“Our show is a little more like a production than it is four guys playing Beatles’ songs while people are eating corn dogs or something,” Scott said. “We’re almost doing comedy sometimes, we don’t take it too seriously, and if you’re a fan you know this, but when you watch [The Beatles] play, they were just goofing off half the time.”