Music in the Mountains scores another coup
Adore Beatles music?
Don’t want to travel to Las Vegas where Fab Four Mania is awing crowds?
Come, instead, tonight to the Nevada County Fairgrounds where the Fab Four, cited as the best, the No. 1 Beatles tribute band in the world, will rock your world, courtesy of Music in the Mountains.
They are so real you think you’ve been transported back to the psychedelic ’60s.
Note-for-note renditions of such Beatles classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” and “Hey Jude.”
The clothes (three costume changes represent every era of the Beatles changing career.)
The haircuts. Not just a good try at mimicking, these fellows reach “uncanny perfection.”
Heck, they even fooled the Brits – at least they sold out their two performances in Liverpool, the home of the Beatles.
Imagine Ringo Starr’s producer, Mark Hudson, saying: “They are virtually the Beatles.”
Musicians who have seen their show – Paul Stanley, guitarist with KISS, and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, to name two – agree this group is the best.
The Los Angeles Times gushed about them.
Some say it’s like hearing a record of the real thing.
Go on the group’s Web site, http://www.thefabfour.com, and sign up for their newsletter. Under “calendar,” you’ll see their Grass Valley gig – a coup, for sure.
But the group’s bread and butter gig is in Las Vegas, where they perform six nights a week at the Sahara Theatre – tickets start at close to $50 and climb (so seeing the show locally at only $35 or $40 is almost a steal).
Jake Michaels, who had a Beatles show on KVMR for years, will introduce the act (see sidebar).
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., but the gates open at 6 p.m.
(Park at Gate 4, unless you qualify for Gate 1.)
Ticket prices are $35 in advance for adults and $40 at the door, children 17 and under are $15.
For tickets and detailed information go online at http://www.musicinthemountains.org or call (530) 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188.
Bring a low lawn chair for closer seating or a regular lawn chair for behind the low chairs.
Bring a picnic or buy from vendors.
Oh, I can’t wait to hear “Let it Be.”
Our resident Beatles expert
Jake Michaels, who for 9 years had a Beatles Tribute Hour during his mother’s (Jenny) show on KVMR, community radio in Nevada City, is pretty happy about the arrival of the Fab Four on the shores of Nevada County.
After recently conducting an interview of the group on KVMR, Ron McNeil, the John Lennon of the Fab Four, was so impressed he said, “Jake you know almost as much about the Beatles as we do … why don’t you introduce us at the concert.”)
And so he is, tonight on the stage at the fairgrounds. And, of course, he is going back stage to meet them.
Is it a surprise that Jake wants to pursue a career in music, either with composition and or teaching, possibly even in Choral Direction?
With a résumé such as he has, he shouldn’t have any problems succeeding.
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