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Beatles Tribute Acts
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Still waiting on The McCartney Years to come to town in October.  Getting great reviews : http://themccartneyyears.net  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I searched the thread, didn’t see these guys mentioned, so color me shocked.  Not a tribute band, in the traditional sense (no attempts at looking alike or speaking with a Liverpool accent).  The instruments correspond, but near as I can tell, that’s the only concession.  As for sets, read below.  This is my wheelhouse.

Bambi Kino is a band formed in 2009 by four members of notable American indie rock groups, including Doug Gillard and Ira Elliot, to play music of the early 1960s for a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first Beatles concerts in Hamburg, Germany. The group debuted in Hamburg in 2010 and continues to perform.

Formed in New York, in the summer of 2009, in anticipation of 2010’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ early concerts in Hamburg, the project was created to cover songs from the formative 1960–1963 pre-celebrity era of The Beatles in Hamburg and at the Cavern Club.

The group’s name was taken from the Bambi Kino, a movie theater in Hamburg, described as squalid, where the Beatles lived in a storeroom behind the screen. The four founding members were guitarist Doug Gillard and drummer Ira Elliot (both members of Nada Surf), Mark Rozzo (guitarist for Maplewood) and Erik Paparazzi (bass player for Cat Power). Gillard previously had been a member of Guided by Voices, Death of Samantha, and Cobra Verde, among other notable bands.

While performing in Bambi Kino, Gillard plays 1960s guitars that include a 1967 Gibson ES-330 and a Höfner Verithin.

On August 19, 2010, the band debuted with a concert at the Indra Club in Hamburg, where the Beatles first played.

A live recording of the debut concert performance was released in 2011 on Hamburg-based Tapete Records, as the group’s self-titled debut album.

The record was praised by AllMusic’s James Allen for its authentically “scrappy Merseybeat style,” resulting in an album that “also happens to rock on its own merits.”

The group has remained active, and in May 2014, Bambi Kino played at a benefit concert at Brooklyn’s Bell House

Bambi Kino’s webpageThe Wikipedia articlefacebook page.

Last one suffers from mike saturation.  There’s lots more on YT.

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Cool stuff. I used to listen to Nada Surf and Guided by Voices a lot (and still do), nice to know that those guys are into the beatles as well… 

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Hi there. I play guitar in a UK band called the Solo Beatles, we play songs from the solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo, a most splendid and possibly neglected reportoire. We don’t do costumes or accents preferring to concentrate on performing the beautiful music as well as we possibly can. Check us out at

http://www.thesolobeatles.com

Wherein you will find lots of details and media. Follow us on Facebook via the link on that page for all the latest news

thanks for looking

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Welcome @guitargeorge (I’ll spare you the obvious Dire Straits reference!) . As a lover of Beatles music, you are encouraged to share your thoughts with us. 

I don’t know of many cover bands that focus on the solo works – it sounds like a cool idea. Best of luck to you and the band.

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Thank you Zig. For the moment I will say that playing the solo material gives one a great appreciation of the individual talents and musical traits of the three main writers and is one of the most varied, challenging and enjoyable jobs I have had in my 40 years of playing. Like those ‘fantasy’ post Let It Be Beatles albums, when you whittle out the stuff that band editing wouldn’t have allowed on an album (which is still mostly rather good) you are left with material as strong as their output as a band despite what some naysayers would like us to believe.

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So for summer vacation this year, we flew back to the States to visit family in the Chicago area.  I then packed the wife and kids into a rental and we drove down to Branson, Missouri for a few days.

One of the things I wanted to do was go see a tribute band in residence there called “Liverpool Legends.”  Whether they qualify as a great tribute band or not isn’t what I’m presenting here, but Branson is a lot like Memphis or Nashville; loads of very talented people willing to play whatever gig they can get.

These guys were good musicians, although their vocal abilities weren’t the greatest.  The “Paul” was -by far- the best vocalist and he started off very well but was soon graveling out towards the end of the show (as you can hear in the video).  I should note that he played the bass left-handed but did “Yesterday ” as a righty.

The cool part was watching my 11 and 13 year old belting out lyrics without hesitation, which really seemed to impress the audience seated near us.

The show was terrific.  I would see this band again without hesitation.

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My favorite Beatles tribute band it the Fab Four.  They made one of my favorite Christmas albums ever!

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Saw the Studio Two tribute last night in Abbington, MA. Even tho I was only there for about half the concert (I had an unbearable headache right before it began), it was absolutely fabulous!

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Another Bambi Kino video, this one notable for the gentleman in the front row who has no ****s to give.

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Here’s a neat link (didn’t know where to put it).

 

https://kinolibrary.tumblr.com…..-roll-kids

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With regards to the Fab Faux I did see then before in a theater setting, and they were great. I noticed now in Craigslist and Backpage that there are single seats being advertised for the upcoming end of the year SOLD OUT shows at a place called the City Winery in Manhattan.

I may have to check this out. Has anyone been to the City Winery? What kind of a venue and environment is this for watching the band?

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Does anyone know a tribute band that has Paul play guitar on songs such as Helter Skelter or The End .

Maybe you should try posting more.

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I just read through the whole of this thread. I have seen The Bootleg Beatles about seven times or maybe more at the Royal Albert Hall in London mostly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I am a real stickler for accuracy but each time I have seen them they have been mind blowingly brilliant. Songs which The Beatles never played live like Strawberry Fields and the Abbey Road medley were amazing and note for note perfect. Having said that I haven’t seen them since three of the original members (who were with them since 1980) have left a few years ago. In fact the original members were together much longer than The Beatles. The first few times I saw them they had Paul Cooper playing Paul and when they announced the original Paul (David Catlin-Birch) was coming back I thought he couldn’t possibly top Paul Cooper’s performance….but he was actually even slightly better which is really saying something. The accuracy was uncanny. The humour was also great. For instance “John” would start singing and playing “Woman ” from Double Fantasy and then say “Oops I haven’t written that one yet”.

The other thing to say about watching a really good tribute band is it really helped me understand certain things. FOr instance I’ve never been a massive fan of The Beatles very early songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand , She Loves You etc but when I watched The Bootleg Beatles perform them live they took on a whole new level of musicality which I never heard on the record and I really understood the excitement those early audiences must have experienced. The other thing was watching “Ringo” play certain songs up close gave me a real appreciation of the real Ringo’s drumming skills.

I haven’t seen the newer lineup of Bootleg Beatles live but from what I’ve seen from youtube clips I haven’t been impressed without the original members. It’s sad because for me going to those gigs was the next best thing to seeing the real Beatles live. I’ll see if I can find some good youtube examples.

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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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RAIN was recently near me and I was really on the fence about it because as many have mentioned above me the idea of grown men dressing up as The Beatles felt cringey. But seeing as how I will never get the chance to actually see them for real I figured I might as well go and have fun. Once I got past the cringey-ness and allowed myself to sing along, I found it was very enjoyable. They actually played the entire Sgt. Peppers album and I thought they did just fine considering, ya know, none of those songs were ever performed live. The guy who played George absolutely killed the guitar on While My Guitar Gently Weeps .

Here’s a video of the same guy playing it from a different concert!

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The Bootleg Beatles sure do suck, I mean I can’t believe how many instrument models they got messed up:

1. In the first video, they’re seen playing In My Life and Day Tripper at what seems to be like Budokan with George playing an SG. The only concert where George actually used his SG was the 1966 NME poll winners concert that for some stupid reason The Beatles refused to be filmed during the concert despite it being aired on live TV, the rest of the concerts, including Budokan, he used his Casino. I know complaining about inaccurate instrument models seems like nitpicking, but I believe that it’s very important and is one of the many reasons why I hate The Beatles Rock Band.

2. In the second video, George is playing Taxman with a Gibson SG but everyone knows he played a Strat on that song and there is photographic evidence to support this fact.

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3. Also in the second video, when they’re playing their later songs George is playing his Casino in it’s sanded down form, while John is using his Casino in it’s unsanded form, John should use the sanded Casino, how dare they have George use the sanded down Casino especially considering that John’s sanded down Epiphone Casino was the only electric guitar he used from 1968-1971 with the sole exception of For You Blue where he used a lap steel whereas George very rarely used his Casino, shame on you Bootleg Beatles for doing this.

As for Rain , they’re not that bad, although I really hate that George sometimes uses a sunburst Strat.

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@0:28 even bloody tribute Paul can’t help but try and get it on with someone in the audience, bloody hell- McCartney madness.

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AppleScruffJunior said

@0:28 even bloody tribute Paul can’t help but try and get it on with someone in the audience, bloody hell- McCartney madness.  

LOL, thanks for the laugh, I needed it today! Their Paul was definitely charismatic! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Dark Overlord said
The Bootleg Beatles sure do suck, I mean I can’t believe how many instrument models they got messed up:

I noticed some of the guitar inconsistencies but you have to remember that for a live show they try to have as few instrument changes as possible just to make it practical. It didn’t bother me too much.

Rain have been going a long time too haven’t they? I mentioned this in another thread but Joey Curatolo from Rain sang “Love Take Me Down to the Streets” a Wings spoof song that features in the film Role Models. It’s a great little song.

 

Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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