Classic rock. Bouncy pop. Melodies so beloved, they’ve become anthems. Lyrics so meaningful, you quoted them in your friends’ yearbooks or recited them in your wedding vows. Guitar solos so ingrained in your memory, you can still sing along with every note.

Rewind to one cold Sunday night in February, 1964, with The Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Soon after that momentous and magical night, the floodgates opened for the Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks, The Hollies, Petula Clark, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Moody Blues, The Animals, The Zombies, The Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits and many others. So began the second “British Invasion” of America.

But this time around, America didn’t fight the Brits. Instead, America’s youth welcomed them with open arms. This time around, their invasion was an overwhelming success. Thanks to the Brits, popular music and culture would never be the same again.

Formed in 2001, The English Channel authentically recreates British rock and pop from the mid ‘60’s to the mid ‘70’s. That’s all we do, but that’s plenty. Someone had to do it...there was so much great music from that era and so many different styles to play. The members of this band have a love for this music and it shows.

Every song we play sold millions of records in its day. Some of these songs are still on the charts today, some 40+ years later. Every song we play is someone’s all-time favorite and people of all ages leave an English Channel performance happy and wanting more.

We don’t wear wigs or pretend to be British or someone else we’re not. But we play each song with passion and energy, “just like the record” and just like you remember it.

It may be hard to sit still when you listen to The English Channel. You’ll wanna dance. But mostly you’ll wanna sing along, even to the guitar solos. And that’s okay!

Tune in to The English Channel. We’ll take you back to where you once belonged.

Next gig:

James RiverFest

Saturday, April 21

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$5 for adults

16 & under- free!

Jamestown Yacht Basin

2054 Jamestown Road

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Upcoming Dates:

April 21             JamesRiver Fest: 7:00pm - 10:00pm, $5 adults, kids 16 & under free

April 28             JJ’s Grille: 8:00pm - 11:30pm, $7.00 cover charge, all ages w/adult

April 29             “Music for Medicine” at Sundara, Boones Mill, VA to benefit

                          Project Access of Roanoke Valley, 2:00-5:00 PM

May 12              Bar Louie Richmond: 9:00 pm - 12: 30 am, no cover

May 18              City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News, VA: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

May 25-27        Abbey Road on the River, Louisville, KY (days/times to follow)

June 2              JJ’s Grille: 8:00pm -11:30pm, $7.00 cover charge, all ages w/adult

June 9              Lake Anna Winery, Spotsylvania, VA: 6:00PM - 10:00PM, $30 pp includes

                         dinner from Hill City BBQ (our fave!) tours, tasting and more!

June 16             TBA

June 22             Fridays After Five, Ntelos Pavilion, Charlottesville. 6:30pm - 8:30pm, free!

June 23             Stony Point Fashion Park: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, free!

June 30            Bar Louie Richmond: 9:00 pm - 12: 30 am, no cover

July 4                17th Street Pavilion, Virginia Beach, VA 7:00pm - 11:00pm

              ...LOTS more summer dates to follow...stay tuned to The Channel....




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