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Title: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: yorkshirebeatle on March 13, 2010, 12:44:33 PM
Hi there, I was hoping some of you active beatles fans could help me with a problem i have? I manage a bar in Harrogate, North Yorks and would really like a Beatles tribute band for St George's day this year. I've looked at a couple of agencies and been quoted HUGE money! Just wondering if anyone on here knew of any bands that might be more attainable?
Thanks for taking time to read this, hope you can help.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: An Apple Beatle on March 13, 2010, 01:30:06 PM
Take a look at these ;)

www.myspace.com/theapplebeatles (http://www.myspace.com/theapplebeatles)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: yorkshirebeatle on March 14, 2010, 05:14:25 PM
Haha! They look very good! North Yorkshire might be a bit of a trek tho i fear? If not, please let me know! We can offer a reet good night, but fame and fortune may be a bit much for us to guarantee.
Thanks for you reply.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: peterbell1 on March 15, 2010, 09:25:35 AM
Hi.
You could try this lot.....

http://www.beatlemaniacsonline.com (http://www.beatlemaniacsonline.com)

I saw them years ago in Newcastle and they were excellent.
Haven't seen them around on the local circuit for a while though - from their website it looks like they might be doing more theatre-type shows now.
Worth dropping them an e-mail though since they are based in Teeside (I think) so fairly local to you.

Pete
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: An Apple Beatle on March 15, 2010, 09:42:56 AM
Haha! They look very good! North Yorkshire might be a bit of a trek tho i fear? If not, please let me know! We can offer a reet good night, but fame and fortune may be a bit much for us to guarantee.
Thanks for you reply.
Possibly a bit of a trek for the budget (Isle of Wight to Portsmouth is the 2nd most expensive stretch of water in the world apparently) but thanks for looking and if we are ever stringing a couple of dates off our Island, be good to know what reet good nights are out there on t'mainland.
Best of luck on your search. :)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Euan Buchan on March 21, 2010, 06:07:23 PM
Try Them Beatles

http://www.myspace.com/thembeatles (http://www.myspace.com/thembeatles)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: tkitna on March 22, 2010, 03:24:48 AM
The Apple Beatle has the best Beatles cover band i've ever heard. Seriously. I dont know if Rick has a webpage, but they are seriously good.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Paulsluv on April 01, 2010, 12:02:45 AM
I like 1964 the Tribute. Very great band.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: John@work on April 02, 2010, 04:00:41 PM
I was eager to suggest the Sun Kings but you are in the UK> ;sorry

http://www.the-sun-kings.com/ (http://www.the-sun-kings.com/)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: TJ on April 30, 2010, 01:55:02 PM
I'm out of touch on what cover bands are about now.  I used to watch the Paperback Beatles a lot in the mid-90s.  They were a really tight band.
Title: Bootleg Beatles
Post by: Marvin on April 25, 2011, 01:32:16 PM
I saw the Bootleg Beatles in Bournemouth a month or so back. I knew they obviously would not be as good as the real thing and thought I would leave disappointed. I was right they were not as good as the real thing but I did not leave disappointed.They were excellent the vocals, instruments  and costumes a very good show indeed. Has anyone else seen them? If so what did you think?
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Gary910 on April 25, 2011, 06:12:23 PM
This probably does not help, but "The Fab Four" are my absolute favorite cover band. They are awesome. I can not express how good they are. I have seen at least 50 Beatles bands. The Fab Four are THE best. I think they are better than "Beatlemania" was in the late '70s/early '80s. I saw Beatlemania and they were good. Fab Four are excellent.

http://www.thefabfour.com/home.html (http://www.thefabfour.com/home.html)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on April 25, 2011, 07:31:00 PM
The Beats from Argentina were recognized as the best Beatles tribute band in the world some years ago. I saw them live once and they are really great. But I guess this won't help too much.

The Beats was born in 1987 thanks to its two founders, Patricio and Diego Pérez.  In the year 1996, it was recognized as THE BEST BEATLE BAND IN THE WORLD by the Beatles Annual Convention from London and Liverpool. They have been praised by Allan Williams in England (first manager of the Beatles) who said: "They sounded even better than the Beatles when I took them to Hamburg" and Alistair Taylor (Brian Epstein’s personal assistant) who said: "It looks as if the Beatles were born again". Furthermore, they were recognized with important articles in the British newspapers Daily Post and Liverpool Echo.


http://www.thebeatsonline.com/ (http://www.thebeatsonline.com/)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Gary910 on April 25, 2011, 08:58:19 PM
The Beats from Argentina were recognized as the best Beatles tribute band in the world some years ago. I saw them live once and they are really great. But I guess this won't help too much.


[url]http://www.thebeatsonline.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.thebeatsonline.com/[/url])


They seem to be pretty good, but they have an Latino accent.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on April 26, 2011, 04:47:17 AM
They seem to be pretty good, but they have an Latino accent.

Ah, sure, losing the latino accent may be hard I guess. I don't notice it since I have latino accent too. :)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Marvin on April 28, 2011, 03:21:22 PM
Here's Hey Jude from the bootleg beatles

The Bootleg Beatles - Hey Jude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRB80d6XmGg#)

Bootleg Beatles - Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Bf7zCANXc#)


Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Euan Buchan on April 28, 2011, 07:22:47 PM
Here's Hey Jude from the bootleg beatles

The Bootleg Beatles - Hey Jude ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRB80d6XmGg#[/url])

Bootleg Beatles - Promo ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Bf7zCANXc#[/url])





My Favourite tribute band seen them 17 times it looks like they have updated their drum logo. It's a shame Neil Harrison who play John has left the band. I have created a forum to them if you are a fan come & join. http://bootlegbeatlesforum.proboards.com/ (http://bootlegbeatlesforum.proboards.com/)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Marvin on April 28, 2011, 07:44:16 PM
Last year I passed up on the opportunity to see them but I regretted it.This year I made sure i went and fantastic they were too. Glad i saw them before the legend that is Neil Harrison left. But he had played John for 31 years so you can't really blame him. Like he said " After playing John for 31 years it's time too pass over the wig and glasses to someone younger". I'm sure  the new John will be good but he will have some hard shoes to fill. I will check out your forum as a priority.

Marv
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Johnny Moondog on May 01, 2011, 05:57:44 PM
Last year I passed up on the opportunity to see them but I regretted it.This year I made sure i went and fantastic they were too. Glad i saw them before the legend that is Neil Harrison left. But he had played John for 31 years so you can't really blame him. Like he said " After playing John for 31 years it's time too pass over the wig and glasses to someone younger". I'm sure  the new John will be good but he will have some hard shoes to fill. I will check out your forum as a priority.

Marv

Oh I'm gutted that Neil Harrison left! I didn't know this before. Luckily I got to see tham last December and at the end he came on and did a solo acoustic version of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". It was brilliant and made a nice change from him doing "Imagine"!
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Euan Buchan on May 01, 2011, 08:36:53 PM
Luckily I got to see tham last December and at the end he came on and did a solo acoustic version of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". It was brilliant and made a nice change from him doing "Imagine"!

He's done Happy Xmas awhile on the tours
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Johnny Moondog on May 01, 2011, 09:03:49 PM
He's done Happy Xmas awhile on the tours

Oh right? I think I missed them a couple of years running so it was new to me. Will be interesting to see the new John and how he compares.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Sir John Johns on December 05, 2012, 02:06:12 AM
(http://images.plixid.com/imager/w_500/h_/d2f425f3b3478035bfd1bd6fdc71d64c.jpg)

I enjoy listening to Fab Fours' (http://www.thefabfour.com/) Hark! for a couple of years. I noticed that they will be playing locally early 2013 (presuming the Mayans are wrong), hopefully it will be a good night out.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: BLEEN on January 15, 2013, 11:02:01 PM
There was a Bootleg Beatles performance on Youtube from a 1994 Japanese TV special, closest sound to the lads I've ever heard! They did All My Loving, She Loves You, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Day Tripper, Taxman, Hey Jude, Helter Skelter, Get Back and maybe some others.

Paul Cooper had Paul absolutely nailed, and when Neil Harrison sang harmony (particularly on DT and GB), it was as close to sounding like The Beatles as mere mortals could get, IMHO - wondering if anyone has seen it? I'll be sure to put up a link if I ever come across it again.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Z Rocker on January 22, 2013, 10:51:42 PM
PBS is currently running "Rain" on Austin City Limits right now. Just saw this on saturday and quite impressed at how good musically they were. You might be able to watch it on their site
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: tkitna on January 23, 2013, 12:45:45 AM
My son and I caught 'Rain' on broadway in New York City a year or so ago. They are really good.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Sir John Johns on February 18, 2013, 01:16:45 AM
Just saw The Fab Four (being m/c'd by Ed Sullivan) - excellent! I wouldn't hesitate going to see this lot again.

Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Dcazz on February 18, 2013, 05:03:33 AM
I got to see and meet Brad Delp (Boston) a few times when he had his band Beatlejuice! I remember those nights as a lot of fun with really great covers. Their cover of Strawberry Fields Forever I was very impressed with as it was note for note even bringing in tympani drums for the show. Too bad he's gone.
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: The girl in the TARDIS on March 08, 2013, 04:28:14 AM
I actually found one I really liked, they're called "Dirty Yoko" awesome is a short word, for them. You could come to Peru to listen to them, it's worth a try!
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: BLEEN on April 08, 2013, 10:00:27 PM
Someone reposted the Bootleg Beatles 1994 Japanese TV appearance on Youtube, this is some real good stuff!

The Bootleg Beatles (November, 1994) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3mAg6R_SSA#)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Sir John Johns on November 05, 2013, 04:01:38 AM
Going to another Fab Four (http://thefabfour.com/) show at the end of November.

Time to dig out 'Hark' again......  8)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Dcazz on November 05, 2013, 01:08:37 PM
I saw Beatlemania in 76 or 77 and on one songs a bunch of balloons came down. For the next song they sat at the edge of the stage to do Yesterday and a screen came down behind them during the intro and popped one of the balloons! Everyone in the audience jumped including The Beatles but they didn't miss a beat!
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: In My Life on November 06, 2013, 04:42:12 AM
I saw Beatlemania in 76 or 77 and on one songs a bunch of balloons came down. For the next song they sat at the edge of the stage to do Yesterday and a screen came down behind them during the intro and popped one of the balloons! Everyone in the audience jumped including The Beatles but they didn't miss a beat!

 ha2ha
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Sir John Johns on November 12, 2013, 01:04:56 AM
Off-shoot from the fab four band.

http://www.thewingsband.com (http://www.thewingsband.com)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 12, 2013, 04:47:16 AM
Off-shoot from the fab four band.

[url]http://www.thewingsband.com[/url] ([url]http://www.thewingsband.com[/url])



They're great!!  I admire the "Paul" member, Ardy Sarraf.  He taught himself how to play lefty bass..and he sounds just like Paul...


Live And Let Die

Wingsband (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-FjYq733eE#)



Band On The Run

Wingsband - Paul McCartney tribute: "Band On The Run" - Hi Fi audio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbuHJDI4Ujs#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 12, 2013, 04:58:34 AM
The Fab Four are also a great tribute band of The Rutles...


THE RUTLES - I MUST BE IN LOVE. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54KBPA20b9Q#)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTy_YkoJi8#t=106 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTy_YkoJi8#t=106)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 12, 2013, 05:21:14 AM
Get Back

The beatles get back 1969 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKeXUTreeGA#ws)



Get Up And Go

The Rutles - Get Up And Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amiBTezWKqQ#)
The Rutles



Get Back / Get Up And Go

The Fab Four - "Get Back / Get Up And Go" @ Chris Carter's House (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0c4BuZQY5E#)
The Fab Four
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: In My Life on August 16, 2014, 04:18:23 AM
Has anyone ever heard of the tribute band "Yesterday"? I came back to work from lunch today and a man had left two tickets there for a show next Thursday night. He and his wife can't make it so they decided to see if the library could find someone who'd like them. Fortunately my co-workers are well aware of my addiction. LOL
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: Normandie on August 16, 2014, 03:58:22 PM
^^^

I've never heard of that particular band, Kelley, but boy, what a stroke of luck!  :)
Title: Re: Decent Tribute Bands?
Post by: In My Life on August 16, 2014, 05:40:18 PM
^^^

I've never heard of that particular band, Kelley, but boy, what a stroke of luck!  :)

Yeah...I was very confused then excited. LOL