“Twenty years ago today”... (And then some), The Classic Beatles began enthralling audiences with their “Fastidiously authentic”, note perfect renditions, of a choice cannon of The Beatles finest compositions. The band have enjoyed & endured a Helter Skelter ride of epic proportions since those early days. A journey that would see them perform at no fewer than six international Beatles festivals, making memorable television appearances along the way.
There isn’t a radio station worth it’s salt that the band haven’t graced (and continue to) on many occasions. Such has been a demand through the years, that the band’s client list reads like a venerable “who’s who” of the corporate World (Clients have included: Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Linked-In, Vodafone, KPMG etc.)
There have been many celebrity weddings / occasions, for which the band have also played (Ryan Tubridy, Sharon Corr to name two!), However the true test of the bands renown & international calibre, is when they were asked to perform at a private occasion for Queen Elizabeth II, at the star studded & prestigious Ritz Hotel in London in 2004.
Another personal highlight of the band’s career to date has to be, when they were asked to perform alongside a genuine legend of Beatles-lore, the fifth Beatle himself, Sir George Martin. They graced the stage with the World’s most famous & successful Producer, for three sell out nights at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, with a 72 piece orchestra, to critical acclaim. Such was their impression on Sir George, that they were asked to perform with his son, Giles Martin, in London at a celebrity laden event the following year. The band re-united with Sir George in 2003 when they performed at his presentation of the James Joyce award at University College Dublin. It’s hardly surprising considering the band have guested on stage down the years with ex members of Paul McCartney’s solo band & Wings.
Touring has been the lifeblood of The Classic Beatles, and their appeal continues to be both far & wide. They appeared with the Kaunas symphony orchestra in Lithuania in 2009, while a year later they were topping the bill at an event in Latvia. Their travels have taken them all over the world; The Cayman Islands, Austria, Italy & most recently, ringing in the New Year in Dubai.
Domestic feathers in their caps have been a resoundingly successful 23 night run at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre, while they regularly pack the hallowed hall of The Olympia Theatre.
The band continue to add to their growing fan base with every appearance, and this year is no exception, with many festivals already lined up. The future is bright & psychedelic! for Ireland’s (and one of the World’s ..) finest Beatles tribute outfit. Here’s hoping you’ll catch them mid journey “Across the Universe”.