THEM Beatles proved why they are one of the finest tribute acts on the circuit with an excellent evening of music at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre.
Using vintage instruments, costume changes, wigs and ‘taches, the band told the story of the Fab Four through their entire, amazing musical history.
The first half of the set featured the suited and booted moptop period with classics like Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There and She Loves You before donning Shea Stadium tunics for the likes of Help, A Hard Day’s Night and a rockin’ Twist And Shout.
The second set focused on John. Paul, George and Ringo’s later years, when they had stopped being a touring band and disappeared into Abbey Road Studios to create some of the most remakable music ever made.
The four musicians stepped up to the challenege admirabley, swapping instruments and breathing life into 60s psychedelics like Octopuses Garden, Dear Prudence and a requested While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
The famous rooftop show was recreated in the encores with Get Back before the final Hey Jude. The sound failed at the end of the song but the Poolie audience took up the ‘na na na na’ refrain and raised the roof off the venue.
A great show for the Town Hall Theatre – and there is another coming soon.
Elvis: The Movies Experience plays there on Friday, June 13. Tickets are £10 from the box office on (01429) 890000
– Martha Monaghan