ONE of the most successful Beatles tributes acts has got a Ticket to Ride to Grays.
The Cavern Beatles, who are officially licensed by the famous Liverpool club which hosted the original Fab Four’s early performances, will be performing at the Thameside Theatre on September 20.
Featuring Paul Tudhope as John Lennon, Chris O'Neill as Paul McCartney, Rick Alan as George Harrison and Simon Ramsden as Ringo Starr, the group has even been praised by Sir Paul himself, letting it be known that “George would have loved that,” after seeing them perform at the Concert for George in 2002 following the Beatle’s death.
The can also lay claim to being the only tribute band to have ever received a review in the Beatles Book, a magazine published every month since 1963, distributed worldwide.
The review in question was also written by Tony Barrow, the Beatles’ press officer between 1962 and 1966 and author of the sleeve notes for the first three of the legendary group’s albums – Please Please Me, With the Beatles and A Hard Days Night.
The band also featured in a film made in conjunction with the Beatles’ label Apple for a promotional event at Abbey Road Studios in 1992 celebrating 30 years since the release of single Love Me Do.
Nine years later, they provided the voices for American software company Music Playground’s play-along versions of Beatle songs, which was later used by Paul McCartney in a demonstration at New York City to perform I Saw Her Standing There.
Tickets are £20 adults and £15 under-16s, available at www.thurrock.gov.uk/events/cavern-beatles or by calling the box office on 0845 300 5264.