The world’s most famous Beatles tribute band journey to The Bee with their stunning re-creation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the ‘60s, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty “Scouse” banter to their “inflection perfect” vocal mimicry. Complete with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-to-be-missed spectacle for Beatlemaniacs of all ages.
Active since the ‘80s, the band went through a few lineup changes before settling with the current four – Steven White, Gordon Elsmore, Adam Hastings and Stephen Hill. During an interview session, we at August Man Malaysia had the opportunity to chat with Gordon Elsmore (Ringo). The Bootleg Beatles was asked about how The Beatles became an important part of his life, the ups and downs of being a member of The Bootleg Beatles, and many more.
How did The Beatles become a big part of your life?
My parents had a few Beatles records which got played a lot. I became a fan and gradually started buying the ones they didn’t have. I particularly liked the pictures on the albums and listened to them all the time. When I got a chance to play the drums in a Beatles tribute band, I knew all the songs really well and got the job. I eventually ended up playing for The Bootleg Beatles
Have you had any feedback from any member of The Beatles?
None for me personally.
Do the Asian audiences behave differently to the British ones?
Yes exactly the same I think. The Beatles are a very unifying group.
What are the ups and downs of being The Bootleg Beatles?
There is a lot of travelling, which can be exciting and tiring, but visiting new places is always great.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened on tour?
I’ve managed to lie in bed past 11am in the morning, which I don’t get to do at home with the kids! We don’t usually go crazy. There’s not a great deal of time and we are very professional. That’s the honest truth!
The Bootleg Beatles is set to make their first-ever visit to Kuala Lumpur this 16th of November at The Bee Publika. Tickets are at RM170 (Early Bird), RM200 (Pre-sale), and RM230 (Regular), for more information please visit galactix.asia.