Monday, March 2, 2009
Abbey Road Live
Since it seems we are going back in time anyway, thanks to the stock market, we figured it wouldn't hurt to hear some great Beatles music from a tribute band called Abbey Road Live. We were a bit skeptical when we were first invited, because when you see Beatles tribute bands, they are usually trying to look like the Fab 4 and doing all their early bubble gum songs. Well, Abbey Road Live dresses up a bit 60s style, but they don't try to act or look like John, Paul, George and Ringo. They all sing, like the originals, but they take on the hardest stuff the Beatles ever wrote - the late Beatles catalogue that was never performed publicly (except for that stint they did on the rooftop). ARL begin by playing the WHOLE Abbey Road album! After a break, they followup with just about the entire Sergeant Pepper album, and then throw in a healthy mix of The White Album to boot! They do a bit of the early stuff, but Revolver hip, not the poppy early stuff.
They can play over 100 Beatles songs..they take requests and deliver.
These fellas are out of Athens GA, so if you get a chance to see them, go. You might see a little girl running wild through the audience, being chased by her nanny. She's adorable, and she's the guitarist/keyboardist's daughter. Coo coo kachoo ka coo coo kachoo. Learn more about these guys at http://www.abbeyroadlive.com.
Here's a compilation hit list by Abbey Road Live: