Hey Jude … The Tribute
On Thursday, Feb. 20, Saratoga Beer Week will be transporting you to Liverpool for an evening celebrating English beer and the music of The Beatles with a performance by Hey Jude … The Tribute, a Beatles tribute band.
When: Thursday, February 20th at 7pm
Where: Saratoga Springs City Center
Tickets: Tickets are just $12 in advance and $15 at the door
Hey Jude, an authentic Beatles tribute band, debuted in July 2013 and consists of members Tom Raider (John Lennon), Brad Jarvis (Paul McCartney), Rick Bedrosian (George Harrison), Don Ackerman (Ringo Starr) and Rich Coogan (keyboards and percussion) — all veterans of countless rock groups. Raider has portrayed Lenoon worldwide since 2001. Bedrosian is also the leader of the Celtic music powerhouse Hair of the Dog.
A Hey Jude concert is first and foremost, a bona fide performance of classic Beatles songs, but it is also a theatrical experience. The band members dress in a variety of Beatles costumes and bring a wealth of Scouse humor, history and hubris to their stage show.
Hey Jude is detail oriented too; from their hair, to their Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Hofner and Epiphone guitars, Vox amps and Ludwig drums, their tailored suits (stitched by renowned Beatles costumer Russ Lease) and imported (from Liverpool) boots. The band concentrates on the early songs from 1963 and 1964 (tunes like “She Loves You,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “A Hard Day’s Night”) but Hey Jude’s repertoire also includes hits from later albums such as “Help,” “Rubber Soul,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “White Album” and “Abbey Road.”
Spending an evening with Hey Jude is guaranteed to raise a smile for Beatles fans of all ages as well as a nostalgic tear, especially from British Invasion enthusiasts who lived through Beatlemania when it was happening in the 1960s.