Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Really Big Shew

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

Update: Tickets are still available at the Pharmacy, Real Coffee, The Pig and The Night Owl in Evansville.

Drawing at intermission for framed or matted Beatles cover prints.

Doors open at 6:45.

That’s right. It’s the British Invasion all over again as American English takes over the stage at The Performing Arts Center at the Evansville High School. E-Arts is proud to bring the band called, “Simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time,” to town for one performance on Saturday October 21 at 7:30 PM.

American English has shared the stage with musical headliners such as The Grassroots, The Neville Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Ides of March, Eric Burdon, The Buckinghams, The Doobie Bros., Badfinger, and now they are coming to Evansville.

At the inception of the band, they were voted “number one” by thousands of Beatle fans as winners of sound alike contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years. Demand in the US and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, anchored them into a professional setting, and launched them into larger venues and theatres worldwide.

With the band's increasing success, American English hit the international scene in 1999 making their debut in Tokyo. The frenzied crowds in Tokyo reacted as though they were seeing the real Beatles!

In Nov. of 2000, American English awakened a major significant figure in The Beatle world. Sam Leach (the original Beatles promoter from Liverpool) was in town for a book signing for his story “Birth Of The Beatles”. After seeing American English, he called the band “The Beatles incarnate!” and is now back promoting and managing American English. Under the wings of Sam Leach American English traced the historic footsteps of The Beatles, and performed on the hallowed ground of several original Beatles venues including The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

In December of 2001, the band headlined the George Harrison tribute at the House of Blues in Chicago, where they were joined by several legendary Beatles/Wings related artists. This tribute was the first of its kind and the event made news headlines around the world. The band was honored to perform with the original Beatles drummer Pete Best!

Their crowning moment came in 2002, as they headlined International Beatle Week in Liverpool in front of a screaming crowd of 50,000 plus! To top it all off, American English recorded a concept album at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London. The fantasy album “What If”, features songs that might have ended up on the next Beatles record, had they stayed together in 1971.

The show begins with the early years of Ed Sullivan and includes classic Beatle favorites such as She Loves You, Twist and Shout, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and many others. American English captures the very essence of John, Paul, George and Ringo!

Next, you’ll take a trip with American English as they recreate the psychedelic era of The Beatles. Every musical and visual detail is magically shaped in a colorful journey back in time. You’ll witness incredible versions of selections from Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour. All the songs are performed completely live without any tapes or backing tracks.

And in the end, you’ll be transformed to a spectacular musical excursion of the final years of The Beatles partnership. Relive the years of The White Album, Let It Be, and Abbey Road. Moving renditions of songs such as Hey Jude, Something, and Let It Be, are sure to complete the tribute to The Beatles!

The fantasy lives on with these remarkable musicians who take the music to the highest level possible. American English is the closest you will ever get to reliving The Beatles. Whether you grew up with the Fab Four or not, this show will be your window to the past. Witness “The Complete Beatles Tribute” with American English!

Tickets are $16 in advance and, if available, $20 on the day of the show. Advance tickets may be purchased at Real Coffee al Gusto, The Evansville Pharmacy or Kopecky’s Piggly Wiggly or contact Peter Diedrich at (608) 882.3570.

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