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Beatles Tribute Acts
Sitting in an English Garden
419 Posts
25 June 2011 - 11.12pm

(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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mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
6429 Posts
25 June 2011 - 11.56pm

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.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

Sitarday's room
4618 Posts
26 June 2011 - 4.37am

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… 

In an Octopus's Garden
79 Posts
27 June 2011 - 4.50am

I always found tribute bands kinda creepy... blue-meanie

Sitarday's room
4618 Posts
27 June 2011 - 6.46am

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 Me Mine
Under the sea, in a Yellow Submarine
175 Posts
27 June 2011 - 12.52pm

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.

Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.

1 Posts
1 July 2011 - 10.50am

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:



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!


2252 Posts
2 July 2011 - 12.26am

Thanks for sharing AllStar! apple01

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119 Posts
2 July 2011 - 4.07am

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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–John Lennon

On the Hill with the Fool
537 Posts
2 July 2011 - 4.28am

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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In the middle of the roundabout
813 Posts
3 July 2011 - 6.50pm

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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Through the bathroom window
396 Posts
3 July 2011 - 8.43pm

I saw an Oasis tribute band once. So that's basically a tribute band of a tribute band.



You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

The Walrus
Working for the national health
1024 Posts
4 July 2011 - 12.29am

A tribute band was subconsciously planted within someone's thoughts in a dream?

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

Dear Prudence
Coming down fast but miles above you.
1143 Posts
11 July 2011 - 5.25pm

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!!

Dear Prudence

Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.

Octopus's Garden
94 Posts
12 August 2011 - 5.16pm

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.

-LOVE is all you need heart

The station
402 Posts
14 August 2011 - 3.03am

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!  

Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.

Sitting on a Corn Flake
398 Posts
6 September 2011 - 6.48am

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. 

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
Locked in a Newspaper Taxi with Lucy and Bungalow Bill
179 Posts
18 October 2011 - 1.48am

My parents saw A Hard Night's Day at a charity event a couple of years ago and they said that they were awesome. And we're planning to go see Rain when they come here in April, and I heard that they were pretty good (although they have a right-handed Paul, which really ticks me offa-hard-days-night-ringo-14


So anyway, have you seen any of the tribute bands? a-hard-days-night-george-8

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7065 Posts
5 December 2013 - 5.38am

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 :-> ).


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 Vimeo or YouTube.

7065 Posts
31 January 2014 - 2.35am

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


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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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