A weekend wonderland for the Beatles fan of every age; this is also an event for the entire community! Not only do we have some of the world's top Beatles tribute bands playing our stages, and celebrity artists playing tribute - we also have the participation of an exciting roster of Canadian indie musicians of all genres, performing the familiar songs of The Beatles in their own style. We're excited that these indie artists will also be sharing some of their original music, as well as their own unique renditions of the Beatles songs that bring all of us together!
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"Beatlemania Revisited" captures the look, the sound and the excitement of The Beatles live in concert! All songs in the Beatlemania show are performed “note for note” by this amazing international ensemble who are further augmented with incredible costumes and vintage instruments to truly capture the spirit of the Fab Four.
THE CAVERNERS debuted in 1994 and have since been exciting audiences with their note for note perfect portrayal of The Beatles in concert. With authentic instruments, costumes and stellar vocals this all Canadian cast recreates an incredible performance night after night leaving audience screaming, stamping their feet and shouting for more.
All the great songs are there too, everything from She Loves You to Day Tripper, from Yesterday, Help, and A Hard Days Night to Get Back and Hey Jude.
See it for yourself. THE CAVERNERS will hold your hand back to The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, then drive your car and take you on a yellow submarine to meet nowhere men, Taxmen, and people named Jude, Lady Madonna and John and Yoko. It’s a ride you won’t want to miss.
Dan breaks down the traditional wall between audience and performer to inspire that crucial ingredient - audience participation. Sing along with those Beatles hits like -Yellow Submarine, Octopus's Garden, Twist and Shout, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, All You Need is Love, Let It Be, Hey Jude, Ob-La-Di, Ob La Da, All Together Now, Good Day Sunshine, Here Comes The Sun, Birthday Song.
With a cast filled out with junior audience volunteers, Dan is our ambassador on a musical trip around the world. Dan has appeared on C.B.C., Global and CHCH television and has performed to audiences from coast to coast in Canada, The U.S. and even the islands of the Caribbean! Dan entertains children, teachers and their families at over 200 appearances a year! Dan has performed for over a million children!
Dan deeply respects his audience. His message is one of unity, imagination, merriment and the magic of youth. Dan says, "I hope that families will enjoy this musical time together. When I see parents laughing, participating and really having fun at the shows with their children, I see them rediscover a little of what their kids feel every day! It's truly a wonderful thing to be a part of!" Dan's unique and enjoyable show is guaranteed to make your family or young audience event a success!
JAZZ "Basie Plays The Beatles" featuring the 22 piece Basically Basie Big Band playing Count Basie's renditions of the hit songs of Lennon and McCartney, along with a few of Basie's other hits. Basie released three albums featuring these melodies, and Basically Basie will impress Big Band and Beatles Fans alike.
R&B “Avery Raquel Plays The Beatles”
Hamilton native, Avery Raquel already has a highly impressive list of career accomplishments on her musical resume. From many awards to excelling on the music festival circuit, performing in clubs in New York City, Toronto and across the province, to releasing two solo albums all before the age of 15.
After a successful Beatlesfest performance last year, Avery is happy to be asked back along with her band of the countries’ best musicians, to share some of her favourite Beatles tunes with her own vocal flare.
Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (‘Let It Be’) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the life and music of a legend.
Experience the drama of “Live and Let Die”, the pathos of “No More Lonely Nights” and the nostalgia of “Band on the Run” alongside many, many more.
I was born and raised in Detroit in the mid 50s. I came from a family of six children. Having 4 older sisters, there was always music on in the house. 45s and LPs of the greatest music were always being played. I grew up with Motown, R&B, and the latest pop music of the day.
The bands that I played in include The Soldiers of Love, The Bent-Back Tulips, Mikey C. Mikey Do, The Shoes, Derek and the Daddy O’s, Give Us A Kiss, Tremblin’ Under The Weight, and as of late, An Early Clue to the New Direction.
I feel like my musical career, as small as it is, has been preparing me for this time in my life, to join the ranks and be a part of the many great people and Beatle tribute artists who are doing their part to keep the Ringo and Beatles legacy alive for generations to come.