The Fab Faux, accompanied by the Crème Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles in New York with a concert at The Egg on Saturday, February 15th at 7:30 PM.
Unlike Beatles tribute bands who sport wigs and period costumes to recreate a Beatles concert, the Fab Faux instead features some of New York’s top studio musicians – Jimmy Vivino and Frank Agnello (guitar), Will Lee (bass), Jack Petruzelli (keyboards) and Rich Pagano (drums). With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux will perform a concert of songs rarely or never performed live by the Beatles.
This will include a set of “unplugged” tunes. While the Beatles often used acoustic instruments on their recordings, they were hard pressed to play their quieter material in concert due to the volume of the ecstatic audiences who screamed and cheered through their live performances.
The concert will also feature works from their later recordings, which featured highly developed arrangements, often enhanced with strings and horns. By the time these works were written and recorded, the Beatles had stopped touring so they were never performed in concert.
Tickets are $35-$45 and are available at The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza, by telephone – 518-473-1845 – or on line.