Think about an auditorium full of individuals singing in unison: “And anytime you feel the pain; Hey, Jude, refrain; Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders!”
No, this isn’t a scene from a Beatles live performance within the Sixties, it’s one thing that occurs even in the present day, due to Assist! A Beatles Tribute, a tribute band that continues to unfold the magic as they tour the world performing songs by the legendary rock band.
“Songs like ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Hey Jude’ always get such an emotional response from audiences. It’s amazing seeing the look on people’s faces when we play those songs. I think that’s the beauty of their music. It’s so timeless,” says band member Ernie Mendillo, who will carry out alongside Ziga Stanonik, Alen Kovse and Anze Semrov in India via Neil Ribeiro Worldwide Occasions Ideas.
That is the European Beatles tribute band’s first tour in India.
What units them from different tribute bands is the music, says Mendillo, “I think there are many Beatles’ tribute bands that present the show as a theatre performance. We focus on the music and the excitement. Sometimes people forget that The Beatles were a great rock ‘n’ roll band. We want people to feel as though they are transported back in time to an actual Beatles’ concert.”
Catch the band on the Catholic Membership on November 18, The Bangalore Membership on November 19 in Bengaluru, and Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Live performance Corridor in Chennai on November 20.