An ultimate tribute show that has been hailed ‘terrific’ by none other than The Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin.
It is the ambition of most music journalists to interview one of the Beatles and my personal ambition in this regard is to speak to Sir Paul McCartney.
But the nearest I’ve managed so far is to speak to Steve White of The Bootleg Beatles, who takes the part of Paul in their amazing shows, writes Martin Hutchinson.
The Bootleg Beatles originated in 1980 when the West End musical Beatlemania ended it’s run.
The four musicians who were playing the parts of the Fab Four decided to go out on tour as a tribute to their musical heroes.
It proved to be a good decision because in the years since their formation, The Bootleg Beatles have become the foremost Beatles tribute band in the world.
Even Sir George Martin, The Beatles’ legendary producer, said that it’s “a terrific show”.
The show traces the Fab Four’s journey through the Swinging Sixties with every detail forensically observed from the costumes and instruments to their flawless renditions of the classic hits from every era of the world’s most famous songbook.
This is an incredible experience. But it’s not only their sound that is authentic. They bear an uncanny resemblance to the Fab Four.
The shows in this tour will include all the hits and more, but also feature a special set dedicated to Let it Be, celebrating the long-awaited release of the critically acclaimed Peter Jackson Beatles documentary The Beatles: Get Back.
The set will include a stunningly authentic re-enactment of The Beatles’ famous 1969 rooftop concert, plus the iconic anthem The Long And Winding Road and the album’s title track Let It Be.
Steve is celebrating ten years in the group.
“It doesn’t seem like ten years, it’s gone so quick.
“I’m the senior member of the band now.”
he show is usually in four parts, each covering a different era with appropriate costumes.
Wednesday 23 – Worthing Pavilion Theatre
Thursday 24 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Friday 25 – Reading Hexagon
Saturday 26 – Oxford New Theatre
Monday 28 – Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
Tuesday 29 – St Albans Alban Arena
Wednesday 30 – Chatham Central Theatre
Friday 1 – Croydon Fairfield Hall
Saturday 2 – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Sunday 3 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Tuesday 5 – Stoke Victoria Hall
Wednesday 6 – Buxton Opera House
Thursday 7 – Halifax Victoria Theatre
Friday 8 – York Barbican
Saturday 9 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
Monday 11 – Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Tuesday 12 – Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 13 – Guildford G-Live
Tuesday 19 – Cheltenham Town Hall
Wednesday 20 – Basingstoke The Anvil
Saturday 23 – Dorking Halls
Sunday 24 – Malvern Forum Theatre
Saturday 28 – Belfast Ulster Hall.
Tickets are available from box offices and all usual agencies.