The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
Airs Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, June 3, 2016
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The Fab Four is undoubtedly the "Ultimate Beatles Tribute." With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle’s classics the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, with performances in Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.
With The Fab Four on stage, you’ll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," "Hey Jude,” and many more! “The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute” was be captured at the historic Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater on Jan. 6, 2012.
Ron McNeil, who plays John Lennon, has performed all around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and front of an audience of 30,000 in Brazil. In Malaysia, he was invited to play for the Prime Minister in a special performance. He was also chosen to play numerous shows to promote "The Beatles Anthology" video release by Turner Home Entertainment. His incredible look and sound-alike abilities have created the ultimate loving tribute to the late John Lennon. Each night, his uncanny rendition of "Imagine" captures the spirit of the man we all knew and loved.
Gavin Pring plays George Harrison and was born and raised in the birthplace of The Beatles in Liverpool, England. Bearing a remarkable resemblance to George Harrison, it was inevitable that Gavin would be in the cast of The Fab Four. His natural wit and charm have won him acclaim around the world, and he is now one of the most sought after artists in his field. Gavin has performed at a number of international, and has even shared the stage with Sir Paul McCartney himself. It's his attention to detail that makes Gavin the best tribute to the spiritual Beatle.
Erik Fidel, a self-taught musician from Sacramento, California, Erik has been captivated by the Beatles since the age of six. Although he wasn't around on that fateful February night in 1964, he was introduced to the four lads in the same fashion by his parents on an old VHS. He remembers feeling a kindred spirit to Ringo from the start. Since then he has traveled around the world as a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, bass, keys and guitar in a number of touring groups. He found his niche reenacting Ringo's distinct chops with a great local Beatles tribute act. Erik brings Ringo's unmistakable drumming style and fun loving stage presence to the cast of "The Ultimate Tribute."
Ardy Sarraf has been acclaimed by both Beatles fans and critics as the best musician to every portray the youthful, Paul McCartney. Ardy has toured extensively as Paul in such places as Japan, Korea, Guam, and Puerto Rico, to name a few...and has appeared on stage with such artists as Bruce Springsteen; Micky Dolenz and John Fogerty. His left-handed bass playing and "record accurate" vocals have won him first place in numerous Beatlefest sound-alike contests. Unlike other imitators, he plays piano on such songs as "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be," just like McCartney did on the original recordings. His strong resemblance to the "cute Beatle" will definitely make you take a second look.
This program originally aired in 2012.
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