Posted On: September 6, 2011
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Here’s the last post of Beatles related photographs (for now) and these are from the last couple of gigs I covered during The Beatles Festival and the two couldn’t have been more different from each other. First up is a brilliantly polished show at The Phil called the Fab Four Vegas Show which featured a performance so weirdly close to what The Beatles would have performed that it almost felt like they were miming. But they weren’t of course. They could look, talk, walk and sing the part and they even had a lookalike Ed Sullivan to introduce them onstage. And then finally, after a quick blast of another great band called Nube 9 (who even had a Lady Beatle), the week was rounded off to perfection with an incredible set by Mark McGann. Mark’s being doing his Lennon thing again over the last few years, performing in both the UK and China, but this was a stripped down, out and out rock’n'roll set with tons of early Cavern and Hamburg classics that saw no posturing, acting or storytelling. It was just song after song, and after seeing so many polished perfect and hard concentrating Beatles tribute bands playing over the weekend, it was great to see somebody properly let go and enjoy themselves onstage, in a dark and sweaty club, in a set that just seemed like second nature. A splendid time was guaranteed for all.
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