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Hailed by The British Beatles Fan Club as “definitely not your average Beatles band”, the band has earned high praise for its authentic musical renditions and close-harmony vocals.
Based in Buckinghamshire, The Dung Beatles got together in 2013, with Danny Prendergast on lead guitar and vocal, Mike Ashton on drums, Steve Hillier on rhythm guitar and lead vocal, and Phil Toler on bass and vocals. Martin Kent joined in 2017 on keyboards.
Big fans themselves, the band performs a wide mix of classic hits and more obscure album tracks from every year of the Beatles' commercial success.
Previous highlights include playing live on Mike Naylor's BBC 3 Counties Radio show, gigging at The Cavern in Liverpool, and performing to over one thousand students at the Trinity Hall College Cambridge "Maramalade Skies" event on the same bill as Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac. The band has achieved sell out concerts at local theatres such as The Elgiva Chesham (twice!).
In March 2018 they performed to a full house at The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, along with pop legends John Otway, Howard Jones and Marillion, in support of the Friars Club tribute to David Bowie and the unveiling of his "Earthly Messenger" memorial statue in Market Square, Aylesbury, conceived and implemented by the founder of Friars - David Stopps.
This year they have again been invited to the Waterside to perform an exclusive tribute in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Friars Club Aylesbury, performing "Abbey Road" in its entirety, on 26th September, the exact date on which the Beatles' legendary album was launched.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury. The theatre has attracted international interest in the world of construction and boasts a dynamic programme of electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy and the best children’s shows. The multi-functional venue can accommodate conferences, meetings and live screenings.