A perfect imitation of the Fab Four

  • 2012-09-05
  • By TBT Staff

BRITISH INVASION II: The Cavern Beatles bring their version of Beatles’ hits to the Baltics.

VILNIUS - The end of September will be a special time for all Beatles fans in the Baltic States - The Cavern Beatles, straight from Liverpool, will be visiting the capital cities of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, celebrating The Beatles 50th anniversary.
As the trend for tribute bands continues to grow, The Cavern Beatles pride themselves on being one of the most well-established and highly respected bands in their field, replicating the look and sound of the Beatles with intense passion and precision.

All four band members are Liverpool born and bred, giving them an authentic edge and a natural ability to re-create the Fab Four’s catalogue of hits with effortless accuracy.
Drawing on an extensive repertoire of hits and album tracks, The Cavern Beatles remain one of the few Beatles tribute bands to play the entire set completely live, using no backing tracks, producing a fully authentic representation of the music.

Tribute bands at their best are not just about looking and sounding like their famous counterparts; they are about capturing the essence and spirit of the real article. In this respect, The Cavern Beatles are the industry leaders. Their passion for the music comes across to the audience, who are always left with the impression that the band is having a great time too. It is obvious from individual photographs who is supposed to be who, but when the band comes together on stage the likenesses become even more striking. As musicians, The Cavern Beatles have researched their parts meticulously, from chord shapes to drum fills, to ensure the music is represented as accurately as possible.
The band’s breath-taking attention to detail extends to the use of genuine 1960s instruments and all of the equipment seen on stage is the same as that used by the Beatles, wherever possible.

There have been many Beatle mimics over the years and some have been more successful than others. It is significant that the only such group to have received a review and photograph in the Beatles Book has been The Cavern Beatles. It has to be said that they are not usually impressed by Beatle impersonators, but The Cavern Beatles appear to be the exception. There was a very favorable article written by Tony Barrow, who was the Beatles press officer between 1962 – 1966 and wrote notes for the first 3 Beatle L.P.’s

In 2003, celebrating 40 years of Beatlemania, the band put The Beatles output from 1963 under the microscope. The show’s first act included only songs that were available to the Fab Four in that year. This gave audiences a chance to hear tunes, that are not so often heard, played live. 

In 1963, The Beatles performed at more venues in the UK than any other year in their career. Many of these venues were revisited by The Cavern Beatles 40 years later, wooing audiences old and new.
With their widespread appeal being more apparent than ever in the varying age groups that continue to follow the band, The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as one is ever likely to get.

The Cavern Beatles will perform in Vilnius on Sept. 25, in Riga on Sept. 27 and in Tallinn on Sept. 28.
Tickets can be purchased at: www.bilietai.lt, www.bilesuserviss.lv or www.piletilevi.ee.