Entertainment

Fab Fourever’s historic re-enactment of Beatles’ Vancouver performance comes to Campbell River

Beatles tribute band Fab Fourever will recreate the legendary band’s 1964 Vancouver performance on March 15 at the Tidemark Theatre. - Photo submitted
Beatles tribute band Fab Fourever will recreate the legendary band’s 1964 Vancouver performance on March 15 at the Tidemark Theatre.
— image credit: Photo submitted

The Beatles historic Vancouver performance in 1964 is to be re-enacted live by the Beatles tribute band the Fab Fourever as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour.

And it can be seen Saturday, March 15 at the Tidemark Theatre.

The Fab Fourever, “Canada’s Complete Beatles Experience,” is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ only performance in Vancouver by re-enacting the historic concert that changed popular music in the Western World.

The Beatles’ 1964 tour for many signaled a new era in popular music and the show in Vancouver on Aug. 22 was a sign of the group’s overwhelming overnight success. Screaming girls, fainting fans, a near riot and memories that have lasted a lifetime are all that remains. Now you can prepare to roll back the years to a time when the music was the soundtrack to a generation; music that transported four young lads from a small club in Liverpool to Empire Stadium in Vancouver and then onward to become the musical icons of the century.

“So many people love the Beatles, but didn’t get the chance to see them perform live,” says Jody Tennant who plays the role of Paul McCartney, “now they can re-live the entire Vancouver concert from start to finish as it was played at Empire Stadium 50 years ago.”

Kevin Davey, who plays John Lennon, says “the first set we take you on a journey from the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan show in early ‘64, to their full Vancouver show a mere 6 months after they conquered America.”

Davey adds, “for the second set, we perform selections from their accomplished studio albums like Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper, The White Album, Let It Be and Abbey Road.”

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For Beatles super-fans Jody Tennant (Paul), Kevin Davey (John), Jean-Luc Perron (George), Paul Kaszonyi (Ringo) and Blake Mackay (keyboards), the proverb holds true: The Fab Fourever is a musical production performing all of the memorable hits live, without any vocal overdubs or pre-recorded music. Songs like “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Please Please Me,” “Twist and Shout,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Penny Lane,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “A Day In The Life,” “Hey Jude,” “Get Back” and many more tunes are performed with precision and respect.

This is a visually stunning tour de force delivered with all the raw energy, witty humor, and undeniable charisma that were the hallmarks of the Fab Four.

With vintage period-specific instruments, several full costume changes, and a multi-media backdrop, The Fab Fourever spare no detail with this production. From the Beatles’ invasion of America, through Sgt. Pepper and all the way to Abbey Road, their enjoyment of the music translates into a passion and an energy onstage that makes for a tremendous show.

For more information about The Fab Fourever visit www.fabfourever.com.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.