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The Fab Faux U.S. Tour Underway, Features Ambitious Set Lists and Songs Never Performed Live by The Beatles
(Published: February 22, 2019)

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2019


The Fab Faux U.S. Tour Underway, Features Ambitious Set Lists and Songs Never Performed Live by The Beatles


The Wall Street Journal articulated what sets The Fab Faux apart: "The Fab Faux...are not interested in nostalgia - they are a musical ensemble, and, unlike any other Beatles recreation that I have seen, they play the Beatles canon like it was, well, music. They don't dress up in Beatles outfits or don fake mustaches and Sgt. Pepper suits - no more than Leonard Bernstein felt compelled to wear a powdered wig when he conducted Mozart."



For those of us who never got to see The Beatles in concert, we're fortunate to have The Fab Faux dedicate themselves to faithfully recreating some of the most extraordinary music ever written. The band's current U.S. tour will continue throughout 2019, and includes an ambitious array of set lists that include songs The Beatles never performed in concert. See the full itinerary here:
http://www.thefabfaux.com/shows.php

Now in their 20th year performing together, The Fab Faux's members are Jimmy Vivino from 'Conan', legendary bassist Will Lee, Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Ray Davies,) Jack Petruzzelli, (Joan Osborne, Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright) and Frank Agnello (Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw).

A recent Fab Faux mini-concert at SiriusXM was filmed via a ten-camera video shoot. M Music & Musicians Magazine Exclusively Premiered the band's live performance of ‘Lady Madonna' alongside an expansive interview with Will Lee: http://mmusicmag.com/m/2018/09/the-fab-faux/
Elmore Magazine Exclusively Premiered the band's performance of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever':
http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2018/09/music-news/fab-faux-themes-include-george-harrisons-75th-birthday

The footage conveys what sets The Fab Faux apart: 1) Their painstakingly focus on reproducing The Beatles' recordings (instrumentals and vocals) down to the most minute detail, 2) They are a band that ‘takes their coat off' and gets down to it, bringing the records to life with a focus on the music itself as opposed to showcasing the visual elements, 3) A core group of five of the hardest working musicians in NYC, tackling The Beatles' most demanding material, live, in a way that has to be experienced to be believed. 

Band member Rich Pagano told Elmore about the filming of the recent mind-concert: "Regarding the SiriusXM series, it's always fun to gather in their small studio and just perform songs that we feel like playing in the moment. The video series of six songs truly shows the intricacies of Beatles music and our passion for it. We kept it loose with no overdubs and made sure that our personalities are also injected into the rock and roll approach. This series is an enjoyable example of The Fab Faux playing some of the best music ever written. In the case of "Strawberry Fields Forever," we stay very close to the record with some slightly exaggerated dynamics and intensities. Will Lee and I expanded on Ringo Starr and John Lennon's multi-drum rumblings that we all know from the record as it fades out, yet we decided to turn it all into two drummers that are kind of having a conversation."

Dating back to Beatlemania on Broadway in the 1970s to the more recent ‘Let It Be' musical to an array of terrific touring shows, many worthy performers have recreated the looks, the outfits, the props, the hairstyles, the accents and the evolving eras of The Beatles, to bring their theatrical productions to life. The Fab Faux respects any effort that gets The Beatles' music in front of audiences. However, they've chosen to focus on the albums solely, and to recreate the music itself.

With that in mind, and 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.


Upcoming concerts:
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
THE PARKER PLAYHOUSE
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Two records in one show!
Rubber Soul and The Beatles Second Album
Tickets on sale now!

EASTON, PA
THE STATE THEATRE
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019 - 8 p.m.
A glorious hodgepodge of Beatles' hits and favorites!
With the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings
Tickets on sale now!

MONTCLAIR, NJ
THE WELLMONT THEATRE
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Magical Mystery Tour in its Entirety & The Cavern to The Rooftop Show
With the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings
Tickets on sale now!

ALBANY, NY
THE EGG
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
"From The Cavern To The Rooftop"
Tickets on sale now!

ANN ARBOR, MI
THE MICHIGAN THEATER
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Performing The White Album in its Entirety
With the Hogshead Horns, the Crème Tangerine Strings,
Jim Boggia, and Erin Hill
Tickets on sale now!

GLENSIDE, PA
THE KESWICK THEATRE
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 - 8 p.m.
ABBEY ROAD in its Entirety, plus BEATLES SOLO YEARS
With the Hogshead Horns, the Crème Tangerine Strings,
Erin Hill, and Jim Boggia
Tickets on sale now!

WESTBURY, LONG ISLAND NY
THE SPACE AT WESTBURY THEATER
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Performing Abbey Road and A Hard Day's Night in Their Entireties
With the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings
Tickets on sale now!

MASHANTUCKET, CT
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Performing a Glorious Hodgepodge of Beatles
ON SALE SOON (SAVE THE DATE)

BOSTON, MA
THE WILBUR
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019 - 8 p.m.
White Album 'Selections' and Beatles '65 in its Entirety
Tickets on sale now!

The Fab Faux comes to Colorado!
FT COLLINS, CO
LINCOLN CENTER
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale now!

DENVER, CO
PARAMOUNT THEATRE
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale now!

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019 - 8 p.m.
A celebration of the 50th anniversary
of Abbey Road in its entirety,
plus a set of favorites
With the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings
Tickets on sale now!

Here's what critics have said about The Fab Faux's approach:
"All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles" - Dave Marsh, legendary Rock Critic


The Wall Street Journal articulated what sets The Fab Faux apart: "The Fab Faux...are not interested in nostalgia - they are a musical ensemble, and, unlike any other Beatles recreation that I have seen, they play the Beatles canon like it was, well, music. They don't dress up in Beatles outfits or don fake mustaches and Sgt. Pepper suits - no more than Leonard Bernstein felt compelled to wear a powdered wig when he conducted Mozart." Read the full story, here:
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/10/26/the-fab-faux-go-beyond-beatlemania/

"The Best Beatles Tribute band, without the wigs!" - David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

Elmore: "Most of us never saw The Beatles in concert but The Fab Faux faithfully recreate some of the most extraordinary music ever written and are, arguably, the next best thing"

A recent in-concert performance video of ‘Hey Jude':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O22ERlm2IwM

Live, in-studio performance of The Fab Faux recreating ‘Abbey Road', side two: http://www.vimeo.com/11237479

The Fab Faux 60 Second Teaser (OFFICIAL VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZoxzNkdhVY

The band commemorated the 43rd Anniversary of The Beatles' performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with an appearance Late Show with David Letterman. Check out their fantastic recreation of ‘I Am The Walrus' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lknCpGbsJc

Modern Drummer Magazine - On the Beat with Rich Pagano:
https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/11/on-the-beat-with-rich-pagano-of-the-fab-faux-talks-recent-projects-and-upcoming-shows/

NO WIGS, NO COSTUMES, ALL MUSICIANSHIP: FAB FAUX RECREATES THE BEATLES AT KIRBY CENTER
http://highway81revisited.com/fab-faux-kirby-center-interview/

East Brunswick's Jack Petruzzelli returns home with The Fab Faux Beatles tribute:
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/things-to-do/2017/10/28/east-brunswicks-jack-petruzzelli-returns-home-fab-faux-beatles-tribute/782597001/


MORE ABOUT THE FAB FAUX:
The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux - in actuality, five of the hardest working musicians in NYC - completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles' musical magic, as The Fab Faux tackles the group's most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed. In addition to their reputation for note-for-note accuracy, The Fab Faux is also famous for blurring the lines slightly and injecting their own musical personalities into the performances, thus furthering themselves from the plethora of cookie-cutter replication Beatles bands.

As referenced above - calling them, "the greatest Beatles cover band - without the wigs," Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke wrote, "the Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles' most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee..." Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, The Faux's breathtaking performances tend to dispel all concertgoers' previous notions of a Beatles tribute act.

"The Fab Faux have the hardest job in the history of R & R and they pull it off damn well. All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles. Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things about the originals" - Dave Marsh, legendary Rock Critic and Sirius Radio Host.

The Fab Faux are a labor of love that was born in 1998 when celebrated bassist Will Lee (CBS Orchestra/David Letterman, countless artists) decided that he was determined to organize the greatest Beatles band without any props (sans period wardrobe, wigs) and focus on the intricacies and soul of the music. Rounding out the line-up are Jimmy Vivino, Music Director/Guitarist for 'Conan' and long time music partner of Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Laura Nyro, lead-singing drummer/producer Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Roger Waters, etc.), guitarist, Frank Agnello (Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow, etc.) and multi-instrumentalist, Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne, Patti Smith, etc.). 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 four-piece Hogshead Horns (with Blues Brothers, Blood, Sweat & Tears and SNL band alums) and The Creme Tangerine Strings.

The Fab Faux's high energy shows have generated serious buzz not only at top NYC venues including sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theater in New York City - with Beatles fans, movie stars and world class musicians in attendance - but also at major dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Park City, Utah (Sundance), Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Toronto, among other locales. They've headlined 5 of Liverpool's annual Beatle Festivals, playing before 35,000 Beatle fanatics - while in England, they had the rare honor of recording an original song at Abbey Road Studios - and also delighted the masses performing live on the Howard Stern Show and a mini concert on the SiriuxXM channel that is now in constant rotation. Benefit and corporate dates have included concerts for JVC, the N.B.A., the CES Convention, Aerosmith and The Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Research Foundation. TV appearances include Late Show with David Letterman and "Conan."

"It's not just a cover band," says the Faux's Pagano. "This is the greatest Pop music ever written, and we're such freaks for it...Vivino adds, "It's constant archaeology." Imagine the instrumental complexities of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "A Day in the Life" performed part-perfect with an orchestra. The lush, multi-layered harmonies of "Because," and "Eleanor Rigby" sung note-for-note. The adrenaline rush of "Helter Skelter," "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Paperback Writer," delivered spot on...Agnello adds, "Even more difficult than the later period material is recreating the exuberance and energy of the early records, but we love to play it all." "Whenever anyone saw The Beatles perform it was just the four guys," Lee continues. "You never saw them on stage with a sitar or a string section. When the show calls for it, we have all that stuff."
 

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