The Backbeat Beatles
The Backbeat Beatles
The band was formed in 1994 by musician /actor Chris O’Neill inspired by his successful acting performance in the BAFTA Award winning Beatle film ‘BACKBEAT’. The lads are all from the Liverpool area and have long shared a mutual admiration for The Beatles and had played alongside Chris in other bands previously.
Following numerous TV appearances and a country wide P.A. tour they were snapped up to appear in the highly successful ‘Ultimate Tribute Show’ late in 1994 which toured major UK theatres and cities.
1995 and 1996 saw their popularity increase with several UK and European tours of major venues including their own complete history of the Beatles show which toured Apollo theatres and appearances on The Big Breakfast. The Backbeat Beatles and Chris O’Neill himself have also been the subject of several articles in the press.
"The Backbeat Beatles are probably the nearest you will get to the real thing" The Daily Mirror.
"BACKBEAT is one of THE great rock’n’roll movies ever. Chris O’Neill (George Harrison) shows he is as charismatic on stage as he is on screen" Empire.
The Backbeat Beatles don’t just give a Beatles history lesson by preaching about song release dates and repeating every quip John Lennon ever made like other tribute bands do, which often leads to a very flat show. They perform with an energy and spontaneity that makes for a fun, enjoyable evening for everyone involved.
The Backbeat Beatles are undoubtedly the best Beatles tribute band on the circuit and have built up an unrivalled reputation. They were recently asked to perform at the Sporting Club of Monaco for the Forte International Hotels Conference, where they were received exceptionally well. The manager of the Sporting Club said they were the first band he has asked to do an encore in fifteen years! This is remarkable when you consider that top international stars have played there.
The Backbeat Beatles offer superb renditions of favourite Beatles hits from love Me Do through to Let It Be wearing both classic beatles suits and full Sgt. Pepper regalia. Along with this, their excellent level of musicianship and irrepressible scouse wit and humour means that their success continues to spiral and their fan club is beginning to bulge at the seams!
The band plan to tour the Far East later this year and a bigger and better Beatles show is planned to tour major UK theatres (including the Pavilion) during Autumn . It may have been "thirty years ago today" but in 2007 their music has never been more relevant.
"The Backbeat Beatles are Probably the
nearest you will get to the real thing"
The Daily Mail
The Backbeat Beatles – Tickets
Thur 13th Sept 7.30pm
All seats £16
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