The British Invaders band not only plays the hit songs made famous by British bands in the 1960s, but it looks the part, too.

"We wear the 1960s black Nehru suits like the ones that The Beatles made famous," Mark Pytko, guitarist, said in a recent phone interview. "And we play vintage instruments, which allows us to replicate that sound.

Those who attend Friday's Musical Chairs concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Clay Street in downtown Mebane can expect to hear songs by The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, The Rolling Stones and The Monkees, among others. Admission is free, but concertgoers are asked to bring chairs and/or blankets since seating won't be provided.

"All of us grew up singing along to the songs of the 1960s," Pytko said. "You know, those times you would stay up late to hear the songs on your AM radio. These songs, made famous by the British Invasion, have stood the test of time."

The band is based out of Raleigh and in addition to Pytko, it includes Tony Hartt on drums; Henry Wisniewski on guitar and vocals; Roger Jones on bass and vocals; and Clay Whittington on keyboards and vocals.

Founding members in addition to Pytko and Hartt, included Tommy Sugg on bass and vocals and Josh Dasal on keyboards and vocals. The band formed in 2011.

The British Invaders performs about three times a month, including fairs, festivals, private and corporate events.

In addition to performing, Pytko manages the band.

"We tour all the way from Charlotte to the coast," he said. "We're really looking forward to being in Mebane."

Pytko, a real estate agent for 20 years, said he is not only familiar with the area but is happy to be back in Alamance County.

Next up at Musical Chairs: Gipsy Danger will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23 as part of the Fourth Fridays/Musical Chairs event.

In case of rain, the concert will be canceled. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit