Abbey Road LIVE! 8th year
14th AROTR Event
Athens, GA
For the 8th consecutive year Abbey Road LIVE! will rock the music of the Beatles at AROTR LV & DC. Initially a tribute to the monumental "Abbey Road" album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four's career. The band has presented start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as "Abbey Road", "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band".

Tim Conley -Dave Domizi - Andrew Hammer -Michael Wegner
All You Need Is Love 11th year
19th AROTR event
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
AROTR Hall Of Fame Band: The vision of these talented musicians from Belleville, Ontario, Canada has always been to put the focus on the music. The Band specializes in the Studio Years from Rubber Soul to Abbey Road. Tipping the hat to great albums like Rubber Soul, Revolver, The White Album, Let It Be and Abbey Road. AYNIL is the only band to perform in every AROTR from Cleveland to Louisville to Scranton to Belleille to DC.

Andy Forgie...lead vocals, Mark Rashotte...lead guitars, Al Haring...guitar & vocals, Steve Smith...drums & vocals, Vitas Slapkauskas...bass guitar, Paul Lockyer...keyboards
Apple Core 3rd year
4th AROTR event
 
Washington, DC
Formed in the summer of 2009 by seasoned and accomplished Washington, DC-based musicians, the Apple Core deliver with stunning accuracy and energy. With a rock solid rhythm section and exceptional vocalists, the band’s scholarly dedication to the Beatles’ original compositions is an experience not to miss.

Mark Lindamood - Drums, Vocals; Mike Dutton - Bass Guitar, Vocals; Eric Schlam - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals; Mark Owens - Guitar, Vocals; Andrew Ratliff - Vocals, Percussion
B4 and After 2nd year
3rd AROTR
Chicago, IL
B4 and After" with over 50 years of combined experience performing the music of "The Beatles" sets the stage and the dancefloor for an exciting event.
B4 and After" is untied to a specific time period of "The Beatles" which creates freedom for choosing songs, that allows the audience to experience time and the changes, they so magically created for all.

Bo Blider , Alex Evans, Jim Dunn, Gabe Sanchez, Mitch Fecht
Beatrips 6th year

Kyoto, Japan

After a two-year hiatus we are very excited to welcome Japan's foremost Beatles tribute band to Washington DC.

We first met the Beatrips in Cleveland back in 2004, where they quickly became one of the most popular bands to ever appear at the festival.

They have contributed many outstanding performances over the years, and the fans in Washington DC will be amazed by their perfect note for note replication of Beatles songs.

Members: John Matsumoto as John, Batty as Paul, Andy as George, Ritchie as Ringo, Ai on keyboard

BX4 1st year

Buenos Aires, Argentina

BX4 is an Argentine vocal quartet, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, first formed in mid 2005, that basically plays a Beatles repertoire, plus the occasional rock-pop classic. BX4adds to the wonderful world of the Beatles, its own original vocal arrangements and instrumental back-up, using a guitar, bass and drums or percussion. The result is a new and different way of listening to Beatles classics such as Hey Jude, Penny Lane or Yesterday, without losing that “spirit” which five decades ago, revolutionized music forever while conserving that essence which characterizes and endears these songs to their fans.
BritBeat 4th year
7th AROTR event
Chicago, IL
One of the very best tribute bands in the world ! With mop tops, retro costumes, vintage instruments and harmonizing vocals, BritBeat Beatles Tribute Band performs all of the memorable Beatle hits from the sixties. BritBeat has performed all over the USA, including Alaska. James first appeared at the inaugural AROTR in Cleveland in 2002 and 2012 marks his 14th AROTR appearance.

James Paul Lynch - John Lennon; Chris Getsla - Paul McCartney; Dave Robinson - Ringo Starr; Jeff Isoe- George Harrison; Kyle Mann - Keyboard
CB Radio 2nd year
 
New Jersey

CBR is a good time band, and they are serious about it - serious about making their fans happy, keeping them smiling, dancing, moving! CB Radio takes the stage and plays hard and tastefully to turn heads and earn the respect of promoters and audiences, large and small, young and old, country and city. Citizens Band Radio is a band for the Citizens, a Band for the people.

Over the last 3 years, CBR has averaged 130 dates per year. They are well known for their strong song writing abilities as well as their high energy live performances. Playing for crowd From a few hundred to 10,000 CBR is adept at putting together the perfect set to get any crowd going!

Lead Singer Jayson Jannuzzi is frequently asked to guest host on Sirius XM Radio's "Free Wheelin’ Show", and numerous CB Radio tracks from their current album are on rotation on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country station.

Over the years, CB Radio has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many of their heroes: .38 Special, Asleep at the Wheel, Blackberry Smoke, Blackfoot, Charlie Daniels Band, The Ghost Riders, Haybale, Marshall Tucker, Melvin Seals and JGB, Molly Hatchet, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Outlaws, Paula Nelson, Shooter Jennings, and many more.

"Imagine the Laurel Canyon of the '60s hidden in the farmland of West Jersey, and you can start to hear the sound of CB Radio. Jayson Jannuzzi and Linda King invoke the spirit of Gram and Emmylou, infusing it with longhaired country boy southern rock, truckin' twang, and just a lil' bit of moonshine."
Cheers Elephant 2nd year
3rd AROTR event

 
Philadelphia, PA
Often compared to The Beatles for their British Invasion-esque songwriting and 3 part harmonies, Cheers Elephant refreshes your ears by providing a raw sound that's reminiscent of real, live classic Rock and Roll with and indie, psychedelic twist. SInce 2007 Cheers Elephant has truly been on the forefront of the original music scene in Philadelphia, PA by providing a tight and energetic show that truly makes you stop and listen. CE debuted at AROTR DC 11 and quickly made 1,000s of fans.

2011 has proven to be a great year for Cheers Elephant- a SOLD OUT record release show, support for UK's The Go! Team, and playing "The Twist" with Chubby Checker have all confirmed one thing: people dig Cheers Elephant. So why not take a swig? The buzz is good.
Day Trippers 1st AROTR event
 
Holland
Day Trippers was founded in June 2010 to do 9 gigs at The International Beatles Week 2010 in Liverpool, 7 of them were in the famous Cavern Club! During that week the band decided to go on as a band. After Liverpool they did many gigs in The Netherlands. Now they're in for gigging abroad at world’s largest Beatles festival ‘Abbey Road on the River’.

The repertoire of Day Trippers is a selection of songs from the early R&R days ('60-'64) to the experimental studio years ('65-'70) . Day Trippers isn't a look-alike band but play Beatles songs in their own way withrespect to the original. Close to the recordings or  live performances by The Beatles , but always with a slight twist. The band tries to create an authentic sound that's Fab Four worthy.

Our motto: "LET'S BEATLE IT!"

Day Trippers are: Ernie Hoffmeister - guitars and vocals, Fred Vooght - guitars and vocals, Martin Seysener - piano, organ and vocals, Patric Roes - bass and vocals, Paul Gregoor -  drums and vocals
Frankie Rae 8th year
12th AROTR event
Hagerstown, PA
Dad and Daughter performing songs by George Harrison, as well as The Beatles and other 1960's groups such as the Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, The Monkees and The Byrds. Also taking requests from the audience.


Sam Pellegrino -12 String Guitar, 6 String Guitar; Jessica Bickers - 6 String Guitar
Glass Onion 1st AROTR event

Concord, Massachusetts

Glass Onion is an acoustic Beatles tribute band. Heavy on the harmonies and easy on the ears. Glass Onion plays all your favorite Beatles songs and features the deeper cuts as well. And your ears won't be ringing after the show.
Hal Bruce 11th year
19th AROTR Event
Halifax, Nova Scotia
AROTR Hall Of Famer: We are all so pleased to welcome Hal back to AROTR! Hal has done just about everything at AROTR. From solo shows to duets to midnight jams the man and his guitar has always set the standard for entertaining audiences. Most remembered for his organization and development of some of our biggest concerts, his herculean medley of 214 Beatles songs in the order they were released sets Hal apart from all others on the Beatles international stage, His accomplishements both at AROTR and across the universe could fill the entire page, so let's just leave it at-if you have seen him perfrom, you know what we mean-if you haven't, it's time you do. Ay?
Jukebox 7th year
9th AROTR event

San Juan, Puerto Rico

A rocking selection of Beatles classics from all eras. From Hamburg and Liverpool to London and the rest of the world. A splendid time guaranteed for all.

Jacob Rodríguez - guitar & vocals, Heriberto Palos - bass & vocals, Francisco Cairol - guitars & vocals, Juan Carlos del Valle - drums & vocals

Mario DaSilva 8th year
14th AROTR event
Sao Paulo, BR /Nashville, TN

Mario da Silva since 2005 has been one of the most important artists to perform at Abbey Road on the river.

Internationally recognized as one of the worlds greatest classical guitar players, Mario has extended his talents to the Beatles songbook, and has provided origianl interpretations that are beautiful, inspirational, and awe-inspiring.

His son James, a prodigy in his own right teams up with Mario on many of his songs, proving once again that talent runs in talented families.

Michael Barrett 4th year
San Francisco, CA
With an 11 year stint as founding member, multi-instrumentalist, orchestrator and Paul McCartney vocalist in 'The Sun Kings', Michael's love of the Beatles and joyous stage presence are well known to fans from San Francisco to Washington DC. He also plays keyboards in the John Lennon solo tribute 'Plastic Fauxno Band'. At AROTR, Michael will present an intimately rocking slice of the Beatles catalog ranging from obvious hits to deep album cuts, solo and with a little help from his friends as surprise musical guests.
Nevermind The Bullocks 6th year
10th AROTR event

Greensboro, NC
Dad and Daughter, Stan and Mandie Bullock have performed together and separately as Wonderwall and Never Mind the Bullocks at Abbey Road on the River since 2005. Special guest, this year, includes Marc Diffendal, also an original member of Wonderwall, on bass guitar and third part vocal harmony.  This year, Never Mind the Bullocks perform Beatle hits and more obscure gems which are sometime overlooked.   You will not want to miss these special shows!
Peter Conrad 11th year
16th AROTR event
Columbus, OH

Veteran of every AROTR there ever was! Peter gives the solo acoustic treatment to the full breadth of George Harrison’s music, including his Beatle days, his solo career, and as a Traveling Wilbury, along with a mixture of other Fab-related songs.
“Peter rocked out with his George Harrison-inspired guitar, while smiling and entertaining the crowd. After we chatted, he handed me one of his solo CDs and I played it on the way home. WOW! is all I can say. If ever you have the chance to see Peter Conrad live, take it!"

- Allison Ray - Louisville Examiner.com - 6/6/11

Replay 1st year
1st AROTR event

Montreal, Canada

Replay The Beatles is a Montreal, Quebec based Beatles Tribute Band and considered Canada's most authentic and popular tribute to the Fab Four. The show features 34 songs from The Cavern to Abbey Road. The members of Replay were part of the original 2008 show Beatles Story in Montreal.

Replay The Beatles from Montreal, PQ were the Headliners for this year's Maritme Beatle Event festival. This is what you would see if you were going to a Beatles concert, the hair, the suits, the instruments, the voices...it's the whole deal, complete! These guys came to the festival last year as basically an unknown entity from Montreal, but took the Olympic Gardens by storm! So this year, they are definitely the headline act. – Hal Bruce

Members: John Oriettas, Jean-Francois CYR, Ted Doyle, Ricardo Branchini
Steve Sizemore Group 8th year
14th AROTR event
Lexington, KY

The Steve Sizemore Group sticks to a proven formula of no-frills rock n' roll: good hooks, melodies, rich harmonies, and loud guitars. Never concerned with being the next big thing, they have simply stuck to creating straightforward rock and roll. With 5 original albums to its credit and a host of various artist compilation credits, SSG's last studio album, Beautiful Dust, received critical acclaim and was featured at independent music industry showcases such as International Pop Overthrow and the NAMM Show. Presently the band is working on its 6th original album.

As an 8-year veteran of the world's largest Beatles inspired music festival, Abbey Road on the River, SSG is proud to have put its signature on the most celebrated body of work in music history. Joe Carducci, Marketing Manager of Gretsch Guitars, has coined the Steve Sizemore Group "the Beatles on rocket fuel." In 2010, SSG released a live Beatles tribute album called A Night in the Life, and it is available for streaming on the MUSIC page of www.stevesizemoregroup.com. A Night in the Life serves as a great example of Steve Sizemore Group's stage energy.

If you want to dance, sweat, and party all night long, this is your band.

Steve Sizemore: Vocals, Guitar, Matt Ballenger: Vocals, Lead Guitar, Piano, Paul Felice: Vocals, Lead Guitar,Pat Giacone: Drums, Vocals

Tearaways 3rd year
3rd AROTR event

Santa Barbara, CA

The Tearaways are a Santa Barbara based Pop Rock group. They have been writing and recording music for release on Fried Records. In addition to their inclusion on Rhino Records “Best Pop Songs of the 1990’s”, their songs have been featured on ABC (Just Deal), NBC (Meet My Folks) and ESPN (College Game Day) Television shows as well as in several independent films.
The Backwards 7th year
8th AROTR event

 
Slovakia

It all started in a far corner of the Slovak Republic in a a beautiful city called Kosice.

The year was 1996 (six years after the fall of The Berlin Wall). Two young men who were best friends and had grown up together on the same street very near the cultural center of this town, decided to express their gratitude to the most popular rock band of all human history.

Dalibor Stroncer and Miroslav Dzunko (John and Paul, respectively) both budding musicians themselves, began to emulate and interpret the music and songs of The Beatles. It quickly became the main area of their musical interest and performance. They added a George (Frantisek Suchansky) and a Ringo (Daniel Skorvaga). The rest they say, is HISTORY


The Beafore 3rd year
Germany
The Beafore specialize in The Beatles rough and tumble Hamburg (what else) days. Wearing cool leather suits, The Beafore will take you back to the Star Club days of smokey saloons, Pete, Stu, Astrid, Klaus, and more.
Max Friedländer guitar, vocals, Klaus Wittemeier bass, vocals, Dirk Jedrau guitar, Peter Gißelmann drums, vocals
The Blue Meanies 8th year
11th AROTR event
New York, NY
Each band member of The Blue Meanies is a Beatles fan and they continue to perform select songs from The Beatles extensive catalog in their shows. It will be a glorious mixture of Beatles, solo, and assorted 60's songs

Gary Owen-Guitar; Scott Ringle-Guitar; John Thomas-Drums; Damian Fanelli-Lead Guitar; Antony Fanelli-Bass; Brian Cancemi-Guitar
The Classical Strings 8th year
13th AROTR event
Louisville, KY
Led by 1st Violinist Rachel Blanton, AROTR's own string and horn septet has performed on every concept concert we have presented. The list includes Love, Pepper, Mystery Tour, White Album, and Abbey Road megasized.
The Cryers 6th year
10th AROTR event
Freehold, NJ
The Cryers have been performing since 1991, throughout the U.S.A. & Canada, as well as their home base of NJ/NY. The band performs with gutsy exuberance, tunes from the multifaceted roster of Rock 'n Roll, breathing new life into timeless classics. The Cryers will be performing their renditions of hard rock Beatles, Solo Beatles, plus Hollies, Badfinger and other great artists of the British Invasion.

Joe Orlando - Vocals, Bass; Belle Liao - Vocals, Keyboard; Jeff Brown - Vocals, Guitar; Roger Wolford- Drums
The English Channel 3rd year
5th AROTR event
 
Richmond, VA
The English Channel (All English, All the Time) performs British hits of the 60's and early 70's...classic rock & pop songs from The Beatles, Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Who, The Hollies, Cream, Petula Clark, Yes, The Zombies, Moody Blues, Lulu, The Yardbirds, & many others. Each song is meticulously recreated to sound just like the original recording, just like you remember it.

Julie Quarles- vocals and percussion, Bob Quarles- keyboards and vocals, Marion Hodges- guitar and vocals, Buzzy Lawler- guitar and vocals, Richard Cowles- bass and vocals, Buz King- drums
The Goodfellas
Formed just 3 years ago, Goodfellas quickly pieced together a large array of songs composed by the greatest band of all time and perform throughout the Washington, DC metro area. Their thirst for All Things Beatles is unquenchable! Their beginning was somewhat accidental as it took place on- line........Craigslist of all places! Gary placed an ad to get a rock and roll band together. After a number of phone calls, a few e- mails and a bit of a good vibe, Ray, Mark, Jonny and Frankie joined Gary to jam one afternoon only to find out that every guy in the room was a dyed-in-the-wool Beatles fanatic! Funny how things work out, and it proves once again that you can find anything on the internet!

The Goodfellas, a Beatles tribute band, is the collaboration of Gary Sykes (rhythm Guitar), Ray Futran (Lead Guitar), Mark Loveland (guitars), Frank Murray, (Bass) and Jonny Rock (Drums).
The Newbees 4th year
7th AROTR event
Cincinnati, OH
Live Strings at every show---Five Lead Singers----male and female performers---Mach Schau. ReaLove----personal favs and deep cuts for Beatles scholars, with a LOVE inspired medley rounding out the night.

Jeff Perholtz - Guitar/Vocals, Misty Perholtz - Guitar/Vocals, Tim Seiwert - Drums/Vocals, Alex Lusht - Bass/Vocals, Jesse Jordan - Piano/Vocals;

Alexandra Hiew, Carl Larson, Smiliana Lozanova, Yuliyan Stoyanov - Violin, Greg Noland, Vince Scacchetti - Viola, Ellen Nettleton, Mark Kosmala - Cello
The Norwegian Beatles 4th year
6th AROTR event

 
Alta, Norway
Coming from Alta in Norway. We probably are the northernmost Beatles tribute band in the world. It started out when we were just kids. Listening to cassettes and collecting every piece of picture or magazine article we could find about the Beatles. We formed our first band at the age of 11. And even before we had guitars we used to sing Beatles songs to the beat of a snare drum, which we had borrowed from our local school orchestra. Now, about thirty years later we are still in love with that music.
Bjorn Conrad Berg- guitars and vocals, Kjetil Linnes- bass and vocals, Hovard Pedersen- guitars, Kai Skimelid- drums, Vegar Fagerhaug Johansen- keyboards
The Traveling Beatleburys 6th year
10th AROTR event
Columbus, OH
“The Traveling Beatleburys put on one of the best shows, putting their own spin on songs performed by members of the Traveling Wilburys, which included, of course, George Harrison. They extended the numbers as one can do on stage, instead of merely trying to imitate the sound on Beatle recordings. Then they covered songs by other Wilburys, including Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.”
- the Examiner.com, Washington, DC – 9/7/10

Peter Conrad – lead guitar & vocals * Sam Pellegrino – guitar & vocals * Phil Berube – bass guitar & vocals * Kevin Ashba – keyboards & vocals * Bruce E. Goll - drums & percussion
The Weezers and the Geezers

Union Jack British Invasion Band 4th year
6th AROTR event
Southampton, MA
UnionJack British Invasion Band has presented Beatles’ themed shows at AROTR including “The First Washington DC Concert Show”, “Beatles Movie Tunes” “Saturday Night Beatles Dance Party” and the popular “ History of the British Invasion on the Ed Sullivan Show”. Featuring tunes from the Appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show of the Beatles, Dave Clark 5, Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, BJ Kramer & Dakotas, Peter & Gordon, Stones and many more. The Ed Sullivan Show introduced Beatlemania and The British Invasion to America in 1964. Hear the tunes that brought the Merseybeat to the USA and see what UJ conjures up in 2011!!

David Lempke - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Gary Wilkinson - Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals, Jim Brown - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Les Bowler - Bass, Vocals, Jim O'Connor - Keyboards
Wild Honey Pies 3rd year
4th AROTR event
Cincinnati, OH/ New York, NY
Misty Perholtz, the Queen Bee of The Newbees pairs up with Brooke Jacob, the Queen of Bobby Mcgee-ers with an all new wild rocking set of Janis, The Beatles, Little Richard and more.

Jeff Perholtz - Misty Perholtz - Tim Seiwert -Alex Lusht - Jesse Jordan - Brooke Jacob
Wingsbanned 3rd year
5th AROTR event
Windsor, Buckinghmashire, England, U.K
Band On The Run album and so much more from this great Windsor, Eng based band. Neighbors to the Queen, she sometimes mistakes them for Sir Paul rehearsing and asks them to turn up the volume. The best of McCartney - Beatles, Wings and solo, rockers and ballads!

Johnny Heywood, Lee Herbert, Ian Herbert, Martin Fleming, Amy Gibb

Please note:
While it is our intention and planto bring every band listed to the event,
we know, based on past experience, there will be cancelations.
We reserve the right to modify this lineup at any time.
We plan to announce at least 20 more acts in January.


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