THE LENDARY sounds of The Beatles have been brought back to life around the world for decades by one of the planet’s most renowned tribute bands.
Now, we have tickets to be won to see the world-famous Bootleg Beatles.
When The Beatles implored the music-loving youth of 1962 to Love Me Do, no one could have foreseen that millions would still be loving the Fab Four and their music 50 years later.
Likewise, when The Bootleg Beatles first donned their wigs and black polo necks in 1980 and became the world’s original ‘tribute’, not even the band could have predicted the Beatle-like scenes of hysteria that have greeted their note-perfect performances around the globe ever since.
When released in 1962, Love Me Do peaked at number 17 in the UK charts, and heralded the astonishing procession of worldwide hits that was to establish The Beatles as THE dominant force in popular music culture.
In this last 50 years, their music has never been eclipsed, their image has never faded, and they continue to attract more new fans with each coming generation.
For over 30 of those years, The Bootleg Beatles have been performing these classic pop songs in concert to audiences across the globe, winning over even the most hardened sceptics with their stunning recreation of The Beatles’ sound and look.
With a little help from their orchestral ensemble, they have even managed to reproduce songs The Fab Four never actually performed themselves. No synths, no backing tracks, just the musicians themselves, playing the songs as recorded – only totally live.
Every tiny detail is meticulously covered from their costumes to the authentic period instruments - from their witty on stage banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry.
The Bootleg Beatles will be performing at Sheffield City Hall on Thursday 13th December and Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Friday 14th December.
Tickets are £26.50 and are available by visiting www.bootlegbeatles.com or calling the 24 hour ticket hotline on 0871 230 0333.
To be in with a chance of WINNING of several pairs of tickets to their Sheffield show, just answer this simple question: Q) Complete the name of the Beatles debut single: ‘Love Me...’
a) If You Dare’
c) And My Monkey Too’
Send your answer along with your name and day time telephone number to: Bootleg Beatles Competition, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, S80 2AY.
You can also email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries should arrive by 30th November.
Normal Guardian Competition Rules Apply.