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Beatles Tribute Acts
25 June 2011
11.12pm
kelicopter
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(I don't know whether this is already a thread but I searched and couldn't seem to find one.)

I just got back from watching The Bootleg Beatles in Aylesbury. I never really considered going to see a tribute act before; I always thought "Nothing's as good as the real thing." But my dad surprised me with tickets and I'm glad he did because I really enjoyed it. We weren't right at the front, so from where we were sitting, the mannerisms were perfect, especially Ringo's head bobbing. I still don't know why but I started crying during Can't Buy Me Love! They wore the Shea stadium outfits, and because we were quite far away, it really felt like The Beatles for a second. Honestly, I can't even explain it. The voices were actually quite accurate, except for Ringo's, who's Scouse sounded more Scottish. But 3 out of 4 ain't bad, right?! They performed it in time order with a few costume changes, and their personas gradually changed as well. They really nailed the characterisation. The finale was of course Hey Jude, and there really is no better feeling than singing the 'na na na naaa's in unison with a few hundred people. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, and I'd definitely recommend The Bootleg Beatles.

Has anybody else ever seen a Beatles tribute act? Did you enjoy it or not, and why?

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25 June 2011
11.56pm
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I saw the, um, what were they? Oh yes, the Caverners, in March. It was very cool, especially during the Hey Jude fade.They did two sets, and their mannerisms were great, although George wasn't great. I had great seats, and I loved it.

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26 June 2011
4.37am
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I've just seen 3 tribute bands and to my big surprise, one of my former students who is a really hardcore Beatle fan was playing with a very young band. They were fantastic.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
27 June 2011
4.50am
Ph.D.
In an Octopus's Garden
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I always found tribute bands kinda creepy... blue-meanie

27 June 2011
6.46am
mithveaen
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Well these tribute bands don't try to look like the Beatles, they just play their songs.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
27 June 2011
12.52pm
I Me Mine
Under the sea, in a Yellow Submarine
Ed Sullivan Show
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Here in Greece there's one tribute band which made quite a big succes a few years ago. It's named The Beatles Live Tribute Band in Greece and The Greek Beats in the U.S.
Their MySpace -> http://www.myspace.com/thebeat.....ributeband
(You can hear to some of their work)
I haven't seen them performing (and I have heard their cd We Love The Beatles neither) but I've read good critics and I've formed a good impression about their work from their MySpace page.

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1 July 2011
10.50am
allstarshowstoppers
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G'day from Australia

 

We have the All Star Beatles Tribute, based in Perth Western Australia

 

OK, so I'm in it! 

 

We have videos and photos on our website:

http://www.allstarshowstoppers.com

 

We also perform tributes to The Rolling Stones, The Blues Brothers, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and others!!!  All from just five musicians!

 

We perform mainly in Australia and also South East Asia, having just returned from a week in Singapore.

 

Hope you enjoy watching our shows and videos as much as we enjoy performing in them!

a-hard-days-night-paul-11

2 July 2011
12.26am
skye
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Thanks for sharing AllStar! apple01

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2 July 2011
4.07am
Jello
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I went to "Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles" (or something named close to that) with my dad and brother, and ugg, they didn't sound like the Beatles at all, it was more like Backstreet Boys trying to sing the Beatles, but was enjoyable non-the-less.  The instruments were accurate though, but Tribute Paul wasn't left handed.  My bro and dad didn't seem to notice, my bro's not the die-hard fan he used to be.  At least they had a good time...  My brother, my 10 year old brother, won a $50 gas card from a raffle.  Go figure (all right, all right, STAY ON TOPIC)

ANYWAYS I've also been to a local tribute in Connecticut called "Ticket To Ride: A Beatles Tribute" and I wish I hadn't gone.  In the picture I got from my school's band teacher, all you could tell was George was too fat, but the instruments were accurate, so I thought they would be OK.  When we got there was a different story.  The Tribute Beatles were fifty-year-old guys (from what they looked like) with cheap wigs, and the singing was Yuck.  Never going there again...a-hard-days-night-paul-4

I think any tribute will sound weird anyways...  The original is always the best

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2 July 2011
4.28am
MotherNaturesDaughter
On the Hill with the Fool
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I also saw Rain like Jello, but I personally enjoyed them more. I thought they did sound quite like the Beatles (well except the guy playing Paul had too high of a talking voice.) I found their mannerisms to be really spot on and I enjoyed the video's they showed along with the performance. It was funny though, during the intermission on the screens they showed questions that could be answered, I got all except one right which was quite a bit more than my father. And my dad was around when they were popular too.

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3 July 2011
6.50pm
McLennonSon
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I HATE Beatles tributers. I know Beatles doesn't play any more, but TWO, of the remaining ones, could create the same ol' atmosphere as in the cavern.

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3 July 2011
8.43pm
DoctorRobert
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Shea Stadium
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I saw an Oasis tribute band once. So that's basically a tribute band of a tribute band.

 

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4 July 2011
12.29am
The Walrus
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Apple rooftop
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A tribute band was subconsciously planted within someone's thoughts in a dream?

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11 July 2011
5.25pm
Dear Prudence
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I saw 1964-The Tribute, it was the shiz. they are older now, but they look and sound very similar. when "paul" announced that "Ringo" was going to sing the next song, I cheered the loudesta-hard-days-night-john-6

At the end of yellow submarine, "ringo" was blowing kisses into the crowd, and I was the only person who reached out and tried to catch one, i found that odd. "Ringo" saw me and took notice of my efforts (we made eye contact XD) and blew another one which I also caught and SMILED AND NODDED HIS HEAD AT ME!

Best. Tribute. Band. EVA!!

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12 August 2011
5.16pm
TheTaxmansGirl
Octopus's Garden
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My dad (when he was in college) saw the Beijing Beatles...he said that they were a bit off-key, but still good. I still haven't seen a Beatles tribute band yet, but I hope I do.

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14 August 2011
3.03am
oneafter909
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Well, I don't think I would ever have a chance to see a Beatles Tribute Band.

But I think The Fab Four are pretty good. I've watched a few videos of them on youtube, and I have to say, 'Paul' is exactly (Well almost) like Paul. He's even left handed!  

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6 September 2011
6.48am
CranberrySauce
Sitting on a Corn Flake
Shea Stadium
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I got to see Beatlemania with my grandmother last weekend. I have to say, there were more young people than I expected considering the concert took place in a 55+ community! Anyways, the band was pretty good and they were also funny- lots of jokes about aging hippies (the Woodstock revival took place in the community the week before). However, I got a bit mad when they performed songs from Rubber Soul after having changed into their Sgt. Pepper outfits. The best part of the show was when they performed 'Twist And Shout' and I got to see a bunch of the Original Fans stand up and either do the wave or do the twist! 

All in all, a very fun evening. 

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5 December 2013
5.38am
parlance
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Don't know why I hadn't come across this thread before, but at any rate...

The World's Greatest Tribute Bands on AXS TV is starting up its 3rd season. This is the show through which I saw Britain's Finest on my birthday, and The Fab Four a few months later. This time, there is a Paul/Wings tribute band on the roster for March 10 (within my birthday week so I might make another social outing of it :-> ).

parlance

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31 January 2014
2.35am
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A friend got me a pair of tickets to see the Wild Honey Orchestra perform Revolver and Abbey Road in their entirety! And a few days later, I'll be seeing the Wings tribute band. My birthday week is promising to be very Beatley. :-D

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

31 January 2014
4.20am
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I've seen two Beatles tribute bands.

The first one was a more traditional tribute band from the Chicagoland area called American English.  They sound pretty good, for lack of a better word.  The local legend is that there's a certain Beatles tribute band competition that they're not allowed to compete in anymore because they've won too many times in a row.  I kind of doubt that it's true, but I've heard it multiple times over and have no way of finding out.  I've seen American English at least four times, if not more.

The second one is a New Jersey band called The Scotch Plainsmen, which I've seen twice, I think.  Unlike most tribute bands, they don't "pretend" to be the real thing.  They don't dress up like the Beatles or call each other by the Beatles' names, but they play only Beatles music.  One of the members is Pat DiNizio, lead singer from The Smithereens, who are recording artists who have had major-label albums in their own right.

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