Wednesday, March 4, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

The Beatles tribute band to invade Theatre DeVille

sun kings_AM_1

The Sun kings performed Tuesday at Town Square and will bring their Beatles tribute show to Theatre DeVille Saturday night. (Amy Maginnis-Honey/Daily Republic)

By
From page B2 | June 06, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — Nancy Bobick couldn’t sit still Tuesday.

She wasn’t restless. Bobick, a Vacaville resident, just had to dance to the music of The Sun Kings, a tribute band to The Beatles.

The Bay Area-based foursome play Saturday night at Theatre DeVille. They performed a 25-minute Tuesday set in Town Square.

“I love them,” Bobick said. “They even have a British accent.”

She loved them so much, when the show was over she approached drummer Steve Scarpelli and asked for a drumstick he could autograph.

“This is so beautiful to me,” she said after Scarpelli signed the drumstick.

The band’s set Tuesday centered on the same one The Beatles played at the Cow Palace on Aug. 19, 1964.

Songs such as “All My Lovin’ ” and “She Loves You” filled the air at lunchtime. About 30 people found a spot to enjoy the show.

Lorena Agredano, who works at the De Allore Spa on Parker Street, was in search of lunch when the music started.

“I love this,” she said. “I love downtown.”

Royce Ferris, co-owner of Theatre DeVille, watched The Sun Kings in action.

“This is as close to The Beatles as you will ever get,” he said of the band’s sound.

Scarpelli was a young lad of 7 when he first heard The Beatles. They were a major part of his life, he said. He listened to other music, but The Beatles would always surface again, he said.

“They started rock ’n’ roll on this scale,” he said.

To master his role as Ringo, Scarpelli listened to records by The Beatles and watched videos. Choosing a single song the audience demands is difficult, he said, as the choice varies with each generation.

“You know you won’t disappoint because there are over 200 songs,” he said.

Drew Harrison handles John Lennon duties but Paul McCartney is his favorite Beatle. “Dear Prudence” was The Beatles song that grabbed a hold of him. He would play it over and over, Harrison said.

The band’s audiences can range in age from 6 to 96, Harrison said.

The other two band members are James Funk and Bruce Coe.

Bob Vollmer, of the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District, saw the free lunchtime show as a perfect way to showcase what’s happening in that area, he said. With the addition of Theatre DeVille, downtown Vacaville will host an average of 500 yearly musical performances “in the heart of the city,” he said.

The Town Square Friday night concert series just wrapped up and Creekwalk starts its run Friday. There is also free entertainment at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Town Square.

A bevy of downtown businesses also offer live entertainment, Vollmer said.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

The Sun Kings

  • 8 p.m. Saturday
  • Theatre DeVille, 308 Main St., Vacaville
  • www.devillevacaville.com.
  • www.thesunkings.com
Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

 
County honors Meadows Trigueiro as Woman of the Year

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

Police shut down Fairfield street after shooting

By Glen Faison | From Page: A1, 15 Comments | Gallery

 
Celebrity chef motivates Armijo students

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
State schedules work on Highway 12

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

 
Bridge work to shut down Highway 12 east of Rio Vista

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

Highway 12 Association to meet this month

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

 
Caltrans reschedules work on J-Mack Ferry

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

 
 
 
Robots, raucous businessmen set to arrive on big screen

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A7

 
 
Teen hit by SUV remains in hospital

By Glen Faison | From Page: A9

 
 
Fairfield police log: Feb. 28, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun police log: March 2, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Suisun City police log: March 1, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Feb. 28, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Fairfield police log: March 2, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

Fairfield police log: March 1, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Enrollment of non-residents to be capped at some UC campuses

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

.

US / World

California survey finds Sierra snowpack far below normal

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Family of girl declared brain-dead sues Oakland hospital

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

US marshals say man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13, 2 Comments | Gallery

 
72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

Netanyahu warns US ‘bad deal’ would put Iran on nuclear path

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13, 1 Comment

 
Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13 | Gallery

.

Opinion

 
Editorial cartoon: March 3-4, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

Minority outreach that works

By Jennifer Rubin | From Page: A11, 3 Comments

 
Israelis worry about inequality, not Iran

By Daniel Gordis | From Page: A11, 3 Comments

 
.

Living

Today in History: March 4, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: March 4, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Get ready to add white to the rainbow of produce you eat

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Mushrooms are nutrient-packed, with a deep, savory flavor

By The Washington Post | From Page: B5

 
Horoscopes: March 4, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B7

My husband and I want different things in our retirement

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B7

 
.

Entertainment

Fashion week moves Milan to Paris

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Apollo to celebrate Holiday birthday

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Oprah’s Chicago studios to close down

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

.

Sports

 
Vanden girls roll, advance to SJS championship game

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1

 
Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut, A’s beat Giants 9-4

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez’s rented car

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Australian rugby star Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Maid: Hernandez messed with security camera after killing

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Kings bring back former player Divac in front-office role

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

No ‘floating rubbish’ collection for Olympic sailing venue

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Cal senior Reshanda Gray named Pac-12 Player of the Year

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Rudy Gay, Kings hand Knicks worst loss of season, 124-86

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Cubs’ scramble on Wrigley Field hits bump when mayor balks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Raiders officially release S Tyvon Branch

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
.

Business

Oil glut could soon lead to plummeting prices

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8, 2 Comments

 
.

Obituaries

Jacqueline Mendes

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Robert C. Thierry

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Garland (Curly) Henry Tackett

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Otto Vasak

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

John Henry Fechter, Jr.

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7