Rolling STONES ‘Satisfaction’
Rock n’ Roll Tribute Bands
No doubt the ‘60’s are long gone –
but the Mods and the Rockers are in The Village of Big Bear Lake, again!
Saturday Night A Musical
Showdown will pit Rolling Stones Tribute Band Satisfaction against rival Brit
boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for Rock Dominance.
Abbey Road and Satisfaction Tribute Bands will
face-off at The CAVE in the Village of Big Bear Lake. No doubt the ‘60’s are long gone – but the Mods and the
Rockers are at it again in February.
From Mick Jagger’s (Sir Chris Legrand) infamous gyrations to Keith
Richards’ (Trey Garitty) sweet Tele licks, Brian Jones Vox Teardrop, and the
band’s original wardrobe, Satisfaction brings all the authenticity of an
old Stones show smack into 2017.
“Some of the
‘Keith-isms’ that fans love are the blacked-out-tooth, electrical tape around
the snakeskin boots, and the disjointed walk he was famous for,” said Garitty.
“We’ve done everything
to present the music just like the original album versions, because that’s what
fans have been singing along to for the last 50 years and that’s the way they
want to hear it."
Show producers Tom Maher and Andy Nagle auditioned over 200 Beatles
hopefuls at a casting call in 2008, many of whom played in their own Beatles
“Most of them came in
Beatles costumes and wigs – they were all in character,” Nagle said.
For their part, the members of touring Beatles tribute band Abbey Road bring the mop-top haircuts,
harmonies, and boyish charm of everybody’s favorite Liverpudlians to the stage.
They also play modern reissues of the exact same instruments and amps used by
the Fab Four.
Axel Clarke (“Ringo Starr”), a high school and college teacher by day,
prepares for his time behind the drum-kit by studying old video footage,
listening to band interviews, and mimicking Starr’s very specific performance
“Ringo's style and
physical approach to the drumset were unique,” said Clarke.
“He sat very high with
his drums low, used big sweeping arm movements, punched at his cymbals more
than striking them, bounced his torso in time and kicked his head to the side
on big accents — and smiled like a goon at all times. That's Ringo 101 for
Clarke and his bandmates also spend time mining the original Beatles
recordings for specific nuances, and unintentional flubs that ended up on the
“There are subtle
mistakes all over the Beatles’ recordings. In 'All My Lovin,' Ringo forgets the
form of the song and goes into the chorus beat by mistake," said Clarke.
"He plays that
beat for one bar, realizes his error, and switches back to the verse beat. Most
people might not notice things like that, but it adds a level of authenticity
and would feel weird if it wasn’t there.”
Kicking off the show in signature A Hard Day’s Night-era
black suits, the band runs through several costume changes, including mustaches
and wigs (a la Sgt. Pepper’s) and full-on Abbey Road attire,
before the night is up.
Onstage, the bands alternate mini-sets and trade improvised barbs and
banter between songs to act out the famous rivalry.
Since 2011, the Beatles vs. Stones cast members have traded
improvised barbs and banter to sold out audiences all across the United States,
Canada and Mexico.
Whether you’re a Mod or a Rocker, a John or a Mick supporter – Beatles
vs. Stones is your ticket back in time to “Yesterday”!
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and click on CAVE’s Banner Ad at the top of this page.
Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown”
Saturday February 25th 7:30 P.M
The Cave in Big Bear Lake
Purchased online at www.thecavebigbear.com
By phone at 909 878-0204
Or at the Box Office
The Live-Show is appropriate for all ages.