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Fab Faux play entire Beatles album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 28

Fab Faux play entire Beatles album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 28
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From a press release:

One of the best Beatles tribute bands around, The Fab Faux, returns to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., performing “A Hard Day’s Night” in its entirety, plus a set of favorites.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and $79.50 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

The Fab Faux are a labor of love that was born in 1998 when Will Lee (who’s played with all four Beatles), bassist for Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” decided that he was determined to organize the greatest Beatles band without any props (sans period wardrobe, fake accents, wigs) and focus on the intricacies and soul of the music.

Rounding out the lineup are Jimmy Vivino, music director/guitarist for “Conan” (and longtime music partner of Levon Helm), John Sebastian, Laura Nyro, lead singing drummer/producer Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Roger Waters), guitarist Frank Agnello (Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow) and multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne, Patti Smith).

All five principals contribute vocals, making the Faux’s soaring harmonies as resonant as their multi-instrumental chops, which are further enhanced on select shows by the fourpiece Hogshead Horns (with Blues Brothers; Blood, Sweat & Tears; and “Saturday Night Live” band alums) and The Creme Tangerine Strings.

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by The Beatles).

Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions, or such harmony-driven songs as “Because,” “Nowhere Man,” and “Paperback Writer,” reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect.