The Fab Faux to perform A Salute to the Timeless Music of the Beatles at 28th Annual Benefit Gala

The Fab Faux will perform A Salute to the Timeless Music of the Beatles on Saturday, November 9, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to benefit The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education.  The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner beginning at 7:30 pm.  This year The Inner-City Foundation is offering a lower-priced $200 ticket for those age 45 & under.

The event, the 28th annual fall gala to benefit The Inner-City Foundation, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, and is the charity’s largest fundraiser of the year. The Inner-City Foundation provides support to local Fairfield County programs and organizations that provide not only help but hope to the neediest residents of Fairfield County, including education, food, shelter, help for addiction, domestic violence and much more.

Calling them, "the greatest Beatles cover band   without the wigs," Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke wrote, "the Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles' most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee..." Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, The Faux's breathtaking performances tend to dispel all concertgoers' previous notions of a Beatles tribute act.

"The Fab Faux have the hardest job in the history of R & R and they pull it off damn well. All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles. Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things about the originals." - Dave Marsh, legendary Rock Critic and Sirius Radio Host.

The Fab Faux are a labor of love that was born in 1998 when Will Lee (who's played with all 4 Beatles), bassist for Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra on the Late Show With David Letterman decided that he was determined to organize the greatest Beatles band without any props and focus on the intricacies and soul of the music. Rounding out the line-up are Jimmy Vivino (Music Director/Guitarist for 'Conan' and long time music partner of Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Laura Nyro); lead-singing drummer/producer Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Roger Waters, etc.); guitarist, Frank Agnello (Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow, etc.); and multi-instrumentalist, Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne, Patti Smith, etc.).

The Faux's high energy shows have generated buzz not only at top NYC venues including sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theater in New York City but also at major dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Park City, Utah (Sundance), Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Toronto, among other locales. They've headlined five of Liverpool's annual Beatle Festivals, playing before 35,000 Beatle fanatics and also delighted the masses performing live on the Howard Stern Show and The Mark And Brian Show. TV appearances include Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.

The gala’s co-chairs are Icy Frantz and Pamela PagnaniIcy Frantz is a longtime Greenwich resident and local philanthropist.  She taught a substance abuse prevention program at Greenwich Academy, was a member of the Board at Greenwich Country Day School and ran the Parents’ Association there.  Icy currently sits on the Board for the Greenwich Teen Center and writes for the Greenwich Sentinel.  Pam Pagnani is a member of the Board of The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education, where she chairs the Education Committee.  Pam is vice president and brokerage manager of Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich.  An attorney with more than 25 years of experience in real estate law, prior to joining Sotheby’s, Pam was a partner and attorney with Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP, a Greenwich law firm.  Devoted to community service, Pam also serves on the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce board, is secretary of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.’s board of trustees, and a director of the Greenwich Riding Trails Association.  Additionally, Pam is a member of the Greenwich Academy Alumnae Association and past trustee of Greenwich Academy.

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