With a career spanning more than 40 years and delivering over 4500 live performances around the globe, The Bootleg Beatles was formed in March 1980 from the Broadway musical 'Beatlemania'. They have gone on to achieve meteoric success and become recognised as one of the world’s most successful tribute bands.
Their debut performance was in front of a small gathering of inebriated students at a college function in Tiverton, Devon. Giving themselves 'six months max', work slowly began to dribble in. More colleges, social clubs and the odd corporate or private event followed and then, out of the blue, a 60-date tour of The Soviet Union!
Suddenly things were looking a little more permanent. More tours quickly followed. Israel, The Far East, the Middle East, India, then in Feb 1984, America-an invitation to commemorate the Fab Four initial US tour, twenty years earlier. It seemed there was a global market for 'Beatles played live'.
Apart from theatre tours and festivals, The Bootleg Beatles also perform many corporate and private shows around the world annually; from marquees in the grounds of private residences to the grandest of five star hotels.
From product launches and conventions to birthday and anniversary parties, the band are renowned for providing an evening's entertainment for almost any style of event anywhere in the world. These shows are available in a variety of different formats and can range from a basic four-piece one-hour set to a full two-hour theatre extravaganza complete with an eight-piece orchestra.
Most formats also incorporate several costume changes, 'Rock & Roll years' style audio-visual footage, scene setting backdrops and special effect lighting which together put each Beatle period into it's own 'Sixties' context. Thus, the audience, in one breathtaking show is transported from The Liverpool Cavern of 1962, via Sergeant Pepper, to the Apple rooftop in 1969.
The fame of the Beatles is of course international and their music popular with all ages, so what better way to entertain clients of all nationalities young and old than by booking the first and most successful Beatles show in the world - The Bootleg Beatles.