ABOUT THE BAND

Bassist Bobby M and guitarist Lee Scott Howard were live & session musicians brought together for a project back in 1988, and made an immediate connection when they realized each had seen The Beatles’ debut on Ed Sullivan, which set them both on the path to careers in Music. After these best of friends collaborated on other projects over the next decade, Bobby was then introduced to drummer Jeff Alai. When asked who were his biggest musical influences, Jeff responded, “The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Who and The Monkees”, to which Bobby replied, “You’re in the band!”.

 

And in that moment, the foundation for the British Invasion Years was forged.

 

In the meantime, Bobby & Lee had been working on other musical endeavors along side seasoned keyboardist/guitarist Jon Wolf. Jon heard through the grapevine about their British Invasion group forming and wanted in. So he began dropping “subtle hints” at sessions, like randomly launching into Side B of Abbey Road, in an attempt to catch their attention. Well, Jon’s plan worked– he got their attention alright, and was immediately brought on board.

 

With that, the lineup was complete, and the group that would soon come to be regarded as the “Four Boys Making All That Noise” launched its musical “invasion”!

Bobby M.

Bobby M.

Bass & Vocals

Lee Scott Howard

Lee Scott Howard

Guitar & Vocals

Jeff Alai

Jeff Alai

Drums & Vocals

Jon Wolf

Jon Wolf

Keys/Guitar & Vocals

 

The British Invasion Years has performed at these, and other renowned world-class venues:

  • Burns Arena, UT
  • Bibb Graves Auditorium, AL
  • Westchester Broadway Theatre, NY
  • Viterbo Fine Arts Center, WI
  • Cape May Convention Center, NJ
  • Schwartz Center for the Arts, DE
  • Norwood Theatre, MA
  • Martin Theatre, FL
  • Arcadia Theater, PA
  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, MD
  • PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
  • Harrington Resort & Casino, DE
  • Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, LI NY
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
  • Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ
  • Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino, CT
  • Cover Music Festival, CO
  • Historic Everett Theatre, WA
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), NJ
  • Colonial Theatre, PA
  • Regency Furniture Stadium, MD
  • Midtown Park Amphitheatre, NC
  • Ocean City Music Pier Theatre, NJ
  • Musikfest Festplatz Stage, PA
  • Wildwood Convention Center, NJ
  • San Diego County Fair, CA
  • Harrah’s Resort & Casino, NJ
  • BB King’s, NY
  • Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, NJ

In addition, the band has performed for private and corporate events nationwide, including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, active adult communities, and at the following exclusive country clubs:

  • Aronomink Golf Club, PA
  • Trump National Golf Club, NJ
  • Blairmont Country Club, PA
  • Cedar Hill Country Club, NJ
  • Mountain Ridge Country Club, NJ
  • Saucon Valley Country Club, PA
  • Fresh Meadows Country Club, NY
  • Basking Ridge Country Club, NJ
  • Canoe Brook Country Club, NJ
  • Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, NJ
  • Navesink Country Club, NJ
  • Tavistock Country Club, NJ

The group continues to perform for many charitable organizations, such as:

  • Dystonia/Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • Hemophilia Association of NJ
  • Light of Day Foundation
  • CFC Loud and Clear
  • Prevent Child Abuse of NJ
  • Gosnold of Cape Cod
  • American Cancer Society
  • Clean Ocean Action
  • The Valerie Fund
  • Ronald McDonald House of NJ
  • Adler Asphasia Center
  • S.M.A.R.T.-T./Adolescent Alcohol & Drug
 Awareness of NJ