"You probably know the chords better than I do." - George Harrison
With sell-out tours and praise from superstars, renowned publications and venues alike there is no doubt about their credibility and positioning among the absolute elite of global tribute acts. Active since 1980, the group has performed an inspiring four thousand times since their inception, each time providing a spectacular show to sell-out crowds. They have assembled a fan base of their own that has continued to grow far and wide.
This is a genuinely talented band with a fond affection for The Beatles. The Bootleg Beatles bring to life the traits and talents of the original rock pop legends – making this no ordinary tribute. They will take you on a magical mystery tour through the mega-hits and generation-defining classics such as Yesterday, Penny Lane, Twist and Shout, Yellow Submarine and Hey Jude. Starting off by playing a small student gathering in Tiverton, the band were soon snapped up to play a 60-date tour of the Soviet Union. Further tours were penned in and the band spanned Israel, the Far East, the Middle East and India, before being invited to play in the United States.
Success in their native Britain proved elusive until a gig in Southampton caught the attention of huge Britpop band Oasis, who subsequently recruited them to support Liam and Noel Gallagher at Earls Court and Knebworth. From then on it was full tilt for The Bootleg Beatles, who have since gone on to play with the likes of Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, The Manic Street Preachers and Iggy Pop.
Six appearances at Glastonbury Festival, several world tours, numerous radio and television appearances and countless sell-outs shows at the Royal Albert Hall are a testament to the band’s incredible re-creation of the greatest songbook of all time. The Bootleg Beatles have even played on the rooftop of 3 Savile Row in London – where The Beatles made their final public live performance back in 1969 – and performed in front of Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations. The Bootleg Beatles have won over the most hardened sceptics and drawn critical acclaim across the globe.