Denny Laine, the award-winning singer-songwriter has left his Moody Blues and Wings days behind. Sort of. The founding member of both the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band is now touring with his Moody Wing Band. Laine and his band play tunes from the iconic albums, “The Magnificent Moodies” and “Band On The Run” in their entirety, along with other songs from his storied career. In 2018, Laine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues who were once touring mates with The Beatles. As the only member of Wings, besides Paul and Linda McCartney, to be with the group for its entire run, Laine enjoyed tremendous success throughout the ‘70s. The incomparable Band on the Run album sold six million copies, reaching #1 in the U.S three different times and was the top selling British album of 1974. The title track was #1 in the UK for seven weeks, and in 1975 won a Grammy. Ever the consummate performer, Laine continues to work on new music, in addition to touring.
Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $50. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. (516) 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
Acclaimed drummer Max Weinberg is back Long Island once again blasting out the hits. “Max Weinberg’s Jukebox” involves his audience in a unique interactive concert experience, where he invites everyone to create in the moment the set list he and his crack four-piece combo will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll, audience members get to choose from a menu of over 200 songs — everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits — and hear the group play them the way they want to hear the tunes played. In other words, the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Weinberg plays them. Audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band plays — in real time — in the intimate setting. Whether it’s the Beatles, the Stones, or Steppenwolf, the band infuses these classics with the respect these tunes deserve.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $65, $55, $48. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.