You’ll love them, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let’s meet the 21st century Beatles, writes Rose Sadleir
THE Beatle Boys have come together and fly high above the duties of a tribute band. While Christopher Frazer, John Kater, Rod Alud and Michael Brady sing in the same pitch, share the same mannerisms and even look just like the original lineup, they are driving their devotion to the limit by ‘‘picking up where The Beatles left off’’.
Frazer, who recreates the spirit of John Lennon in the hits-filled two-hour show, says The Beatle Boys are working on an album of originals to release as a tribute band, delighting fans with their take on a modern day Beatles record.
‘‘It will be like an undiscovered album – Beatles’ fans can hear songs they never did,’’ he says.
‘‘The sound will be a mixture of then and now, although we don’t have Abbey Road Studios to play in. The sensibility of these songs will have the DNA of The Beatles in it.’’
Labelling themselves as ‘‘the biggest fans there are’’, Frazer says the quartet bring The Beatles back to life with one main agenda: they want their show to replicate how the original band’s performance would be in this day and age.
‘‘The trick is in our name, we are the sons of The Beatles,’’ says Frazer.
‘‘We still very much acknowledge the weight of expectations to give the audience a very good show and rendition. Our respect for the buzz, the moment and thrill remains paramount.’’
The Beatle Boys use the same instruments as their predecessors and have played at some of the same venues.
Frazer says Beatles fans will be serenaded to Help, A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Love Me Do, She Loves You, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let It Be and many more.
‘‘The show is jam packed with No.1 hits and people can get up and sing and be a part of the magic,’’ he says.
‘‘It’s an absolute celebration. People have tears of joy.’’
The Beatle Boys