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Thursday, May 24
 

2:00pm

HAL BRUCE

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?


Thursday May 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

3:00pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Thursday May 24, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

4:00pm

THE BROTHEL CREEPERS

The Brothel Creepers, named after the crepe soled shoes made famous by Teddy Boys in the late fifties, are an Italian rock/psychobilly band.

The Brothel Creepers offer a sparkling setlist covering the Rock ‘N’ Roll years, with songs from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, all the way to The Beatles and The Stray Cats.

Since their formation in March 2008 the band has amassed many gigs in pubs and venues all over Italy and England, including their fantastic debut at Beatle Week in Liverpool.

The Brothel Creepers are Riccardo Naldi (vocals, guitar); Riccardo Turrini (guitar); Alessio Mauro (drums) and Federico Aurilia (bass).


Thursday May 24, 2012 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Fountain Belvedere

4:50pm

THE TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS

The TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS will be performing songs by the Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison (from his Beatles days to his solo career) along with songs by the other Wilburys (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison & Jeff Lynne)

“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



Thursday May 24, 2012 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Fountain Belvedere

5:45pm

THE DESPERATE ROMANTICS aka THE REPEATLES

This show features Desperate 60s power mix.

Formerly known as The Repeatles. A unique 60s tribute band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The best music from the most happening decade done by four individuals who love, understand and honour the bands of this era. The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, the list is endless and the beat is on!

Desperate Romantics is a group based around Jan Leonard’s songs, rooted in 70s power pop with a touch of the Beatles and the Who.

Peter Beck - Guitar, vocals; Jan Leonard Borgh - Guitar, vocals; Gunnar Karlstein - Bass, vocals; Stephan Kling - Drums, vocals


Thursday May 24, 2012 5:45pm - 6:20pm
Fountain Belvedere

6:30pm

WINGSBANNED WINGS OVER AMERICA

At this show they will be performing WIngs Over America Album.

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


Thursday May 24, 2012 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Fountain Belvedere

7:40pm

HOLLYWOOD BEETLES with Jimmy Pou as George

The Hollywood Beetles perform the Capitol album  "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl"

Regarded by many as the finest and most exciting Beatles tribute band to hit the scene in a long time. The group provides the most accurate representation you can get with four dedicated band members emulating their characters both vocally and visually with complete accuracy.The group uses authentic Vox amplifiers and original instruments as they walk their audience through the Beatles "eras" with period costume changes. 


The band reproduce all their songs with astounding accuracy to the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish the sound from the original recordings. As an added bonus, the mannerisms and the on stage humor make the experience eerily believable and is positively an experience that no Beatle fan would want to miss. 

*Featuring Jimmy Pou as George Harrison

 


Thursday May 24, 2012 7:40pm - 8:20pm
Fountain Belvedere

8:30pm

YELLOW SUBMARINE FESTIVAL PREMIERE

SYNOPSIS: Once upon a time... or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom. The animated classic fantasy film has been digitally restored for 4k digital cinemas frame by frame, all by hand. 

TITLE: Yellow Submarine

DIRECTOR: George Dunning
PRODUCER: Al Brodax
STORY: Based on a song by John Lennon/Paul McCartney SCREEN STORY: Lee Minoff

WRITTEN BY: Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Erich Segal FEATURING MUSIC BY: The Beatles
RATING: G
RUNNING TIME: 89 Minutes

GENRE: Animated, Musical
PRODUCTION CO.: King Features
THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION CO.: D&E Entertainment URL: www.YellowSubmarineTheMovie.com
RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2012 (ltd. engagement) 

 

 


Thursday May 24, 2012 8:30pm - 10:15pm
Lawn Belvedere

10:00pm

THE CRYERS

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



Thursday May 24, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm
Archibald Galt

10:05pm

MEET THE BEATLES UK

Meet the Beatles are one of the finest new tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear to the perfect harmonies and all the original instruments, they deliver the most authentic sound and look since the sixties. It's worth mentioning that Steve (normally plays right handed) from the band has even got to the lengths of learning to play bass guitar left handed! Much like Paul McCartney. We think you'll agree that's real attention to detail!

Playing all the hits from the early Moptop days through to the final rooftop performance, this is surely a night not to be missed. Take a step back in time and recapture the glorydays of the original merseybeat sound with these four fresh faces on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 



Thursday May 24, 2012 10:05pm - 10:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

10:55pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Thursday May 24, 2012 10:55pm - 11:40pm
Archibald Galt

11:00pm

STEVE SIZEMORE GROUP

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

 



Thursday May 24, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

11:55pm

THE BROTHEL CREEPERS

The Brothel Creepers, named after the crepe soled shoes made famous by Teddy Boys in the late fifties, are an Italian rock/psychobilly band.

The Brothel Creepers offer a sparkling setlist covering the Rock ‘N’ Roll years, with songs from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, all the way to The Beatles and The Stray Cats.

Since their formation in March 2008 the band has amassed many gigs in pubs and venues all over Italy and England, including their fantastic debut at Beatle Week in Liverpool

The Brothel Creepers are Riccardo Naldi (vocals, guitar); Riccardo Turrini (guitar); Alessio Mauro (drums) and Federico Aurilia (bass).


Thursday May 24, 2012 11:55pm - 1:10pm
Archibald Galt
 
Friday, May 25
 

11:45am

HAL BRUCE

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?



Friday May 25, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
4th STREET LIVE 4th Street

11:45am

Sgt. Pepper THE 45TH BIRTHDAY Rehearsal and Sound Check

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



Friday May 25, 2012 11:45am - Saturday May 26, 2012 2:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

12:30pm

MEET THE BEATLES UK

Meet the Beatles are one of the finest new tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear to the perfect harmonies and all the original instruments, they deliver the most authentic sound and look since the sixties. It's worth mentioning that Steve (normally plays right handed) from the band has even got to the lengths of learning to play bass guitar left handed! Much like Paul McCartney. We think you'll agree that's real attention to detail!

Playing all the hits from the early Moptop days through to the final rooftop performance, this is surely a night not to be missed. Take a step back in time and recapture the glorydays of the original merseybeat sound with these four fresh faces on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 



Friday May 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
4th STREET LIVE 4th Street

1:00pm

STRANGE FRUIT; The Beatles Apple Records

In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers, inventors, designers, freaks and more than their fair share of opportunist sharks. But despite a hefty investment, little of substance was forthcoming outside of the music that emerged from one division of the potential empire; Apple Records. Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records is the story of a record label which came to exist under extraordinary circumstances, produced some extraordinary records and was operated under the most extraordinary guidelines.


Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Archibald Galt

1:30pm

THE BROTHEL CREEPERS

The Brothel Creepers, named after the crepe soled shoes made famous by Teddy Boys in the late fifties, are an Italian rock/psychobilly band.

The Brothel Creepers offer a sparkling setlist covering the Rock ‘N’ Roll years, with songs from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, all the way to The Beatles and The Stray Cats.

Since their formation in March 2008 the band has amassed many gigs in pubs and venues all over Italy and England, including their fantastic debut at Beatle Week in Liverpool.

The Brothel Creepers are Riccardo Naldi (vocals, guitar); Riccardo Turrini (guitar); Alessio Mauro (drums) and Federico Aurilia (bass).



Friday May 25, 2012 1:30pm - 2:20pm
4th STREET LIVE 4th Street

2:15pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Friday May 25, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hard Rock Cafe 4th Street

2:45pm

DREW HARRISON

Drew is the Lennon vocalist of The Sun Kings and more recently has created a second band, The Plastic Fauxno Band who presents a 9-piece concert tribute to Lennon's solo career. At AROTR he will perform 'In the Spirit of Lennon', a very special acoustic show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.


Friday May 25, 2012 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

3:00pm

HAL BRUCE

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?



Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

3:15pm

BLUE JAY WAY

Led by the banshee wail of singer Alax Traylor, Blue Jay Way is what would happen if Janis Joplin fronted Led Zeppelin in a Beatles tribute band! Guitar solos, thunderous drums, and powerful vocals will reign as Blue Jay Way makes their 3rd appearance at Abbey Road on the River!



Friday May 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
River Belvedere

3:15pm

WHIPLASH

A dynamic teen cover band that presents powerful classic rock music beyond their years! This band will skillfully present tunes by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and other rock legends.

Alex Glasser ~ lead vocals, harmonica; Will Husband~ lead guitar; Jackson Hallahan ~ drums; Dylan Risinger ~ bass; Tyler Risinger ~ guitar



Friday May 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hard Rock Cafe 4th Street

3:30pm

GOODFELLAS

This is The Goodfellas first year at AROTR and they plan on starting the day by the pool and fill the air with Beatlemania.  They have an eclectic set of Beatles tunes that spans their career.

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).



Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Pool Galt

3:45pm

DET BETALES

“Det Betales have been making tribute to the world’s greatest music for over 30 years now. with their unique sound, talented musicians and stage performance they founded their own arena and have performed all across the world. already famous for making the crowds go wild in Liverpool every august - last year Det Betales was handpicked to rock at matthew street music festival with guest star Tony Sheridan. These guys always put up a great show and their easy-going style makes the audience feel right at home. don’t miss this opportunity to experience the real rock’n’roll of the Beatles.” DET BETALES does different kind of venues; plain concerts, events or tailored musical shows portraying The Beatles music thorugh the 60s era. We seldom ever use setlists, instead taking requests from the audience making more dynamic performances. Visually we like to remind people of The Beatles not copying them,

Tor Olsen: vocals, guitar, Øyvind Kristoffersen: vocals, guitar Bernt Michael Johansen: vocals, bass
Dag Svartskuren: guitar, Rolf Øyvind Hæg: drums, Erling Hegnander: keys

 


Friday May 25, 2012 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

4:00pm

HOLLYWOOD BEETLES with Jimmy Pou as George

The Hollywood Beetles will perform their favorite songs from the album "Live at the BBC"

Regarded by many as the finest and most exciting Beatles tribute band to hit the scene in a long time. The group provides the most accurate representation you can get with four dedicated band members emulating their characters both vocally and visually with complete accuracy.The group uses authentic Vox amplifiers and original instruments as they walk their audience through the Beatles "eras" with period costume changes. 


The band reproduce all their songs with astounding accuracy to the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish the sound from the original recordings. As an added bonus, the mannerisms and the on stage humor make the experience eerily believable and is positively an experience that no Beatle fan would want to miss. 

*Featuring Jimmy Pou as George Harrison

 



Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

4:15pm

MICHAEL BARRETT

An appetizing array of songs originally sung by each of the four Beatles, plus some select solo Paul and George songs.

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.



Friday May 25, 2012 4:15pm - 5:05pm
New Stage Belvedere

4:15pm

UNION JACK BRITISH INVASION BAND

 '64 & '65 "Beatlemania and The British Invasion of America". FABbruary 1964 it all started, Beatles, March DC5, April Searchers, May Gerry & The Pacemakers, Beatles Again! June - Stones, Beatles in August! You get the picture, hear the tunes that introduced Beatlemania to the USA! 



David Lempke - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Gary Wilkinson - Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals, Jim Brown - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Les Bowler - Bass, Vocals, Jim O'Connor - Keyboards



Friday May 25, 2012 4:15pm - 5:05pm
River Belvedere

4:30pm

GARY QUINN

Classic Songs from John and George. From the early days of Beatle Mania through the solo years of Imagine to Brainwashed. Hits and Rareties. (also does Paul songs on request). A versatile performer, indeed.



Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Pool Galt

4:45pm

MEET THE BEETLES ABBEY ROAD

Abbey Road:  Meet The Beetles perform the famous masterpiece in its entirty complete with costumes to fit the era. 

Whether recreating the concerts or the psychedelic late sixties, Meet The Beetles brings an energy to the stage that is sure to lead to Beatlemania. 


James Hondros, Scott Carlson, Scott Riforgiate, Eric Jensen



Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

5:00pm

BACK END OF TOMORROW

Back End of Tomorrow is an energetic cover band from Louisville KY/Southern Indiana. Their music runs from the 1960's thru today, from the Beatles & CCR to Country, to modern rock, they play it all. They are blessed with 4 great musicians who back up a killer vocalist (Holly Abbott). Holly recently performed on "American Idol", where he made it all the way to Hollywood for 4 days of intense competition. Her sultry soulful sound is an asset that any band would relish and is a joy to listen to...plus the guys that back her up; Colin Draper-Lead Guitar, Spencer Wise-Rhythm Guitar, Damian Peak-Bass/back up vocals and Ben Burkheart-Drums are solid experienced musicians in their own right. If you are ever in the Louisville area and need a music fix, look this band up, you won't be disappointed.



Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Daisy Galt

5:00pm

THE DESPERATE ROMANTICS aka THE REPEATLES

This show features orignal hits.

Formerly known as The Repeatles. A unique 60s tribute band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The best music from the most happening decade done by four individuals who love, understand and honour the bands of this era. The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, the list is endless and the beat is on!

Desperate Romantics is a group based around Jan Leonard’s songs, rooted in 70s power pop with a touch of the Beatles and the Who.

Peter Beck - Guitar, vocals; Jan Leonard Borgh - Guitar, vocals; Gunnar Karlstein - Bass, vocals; Stephan Kling - Drums, vocals


Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

5:00pm

LADIES NIGHT AT THE KNOLL
Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Knoll Belvedere

5:15pm

DREW HARRISON

Drew is the Lennon vocalist of The Sun Kings and more recently has created a second band, The Plastic Fauxno Band who presents a 9-piece concert tribute to Lennon's solo career. At AROTR he will perform 'In the Spirit of Lennon', a very special acoustic show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.



Friday May 25, 2012 5:15pm - 6:05pm
New Stage Belvedere

5:15pm

THE TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS

The TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS will be performing songs by the Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison (from his Beatles days to his solo career) along with songs by the other Wilburys (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison & Jeff Lynne)

“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


Friday May 25, 2012 5:15pm - 6:05pm
River Belvedere

5:30pm

MALLORY LENNON

Yep, that’s her real name.
OK, it’s her first and middle name, but one should take fortune where they find it. Those who might find sacrilege in this invocation of a sainted handle can rest assured that it’s in good hands. In this case, a young (born 1992) woman who more than personifies a great and grand American tradition.

Carole King, Janis Ian, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell-if there was a Mount Rushmore of Female singer/songwriters, this would be the likely crew. What made them stand out? A short list would say: Hyper-intelligent lyrics that express complex emotions and situations in ways that anyone could understand, distinctive melodies, and an unforgettable voice.

So what makes Mallory Lennon so special? Hyper-intelligent lyrics that express complex emotions and situations in ways that anyone can understand, distinctive melodies, and an unforgettable voice.

 



Friday May 25, 2012 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Knoll Belvedere

5:30pm

SCOTT AND DAVE

Scott and Dave perform their "John & Paul Unplugged" (with a touch of George) exclusively at Abbey Road on the River.
Known for their tight harmonies, they are one half of The Elliotts.



Friday May 25, 2012 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Pool Galt

6:00pm

THE RIGBYS

Louisville's premier Beatles cover band, The Rigbys have performed at AROTR since 2005. They have also led the popular O' darlin singing contest.Keyboardist Mark Beyer has arrnged and performed in several of the AROTR main concerts.


Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

6:00pm

MARIO AND JAMES DaSILVA

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.

 


Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Daisy Galt

6:00pm

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

The English Channel plays a totally fab 50/50 mix of Beatles and  ‘60-’70’s British rock/pop featuring lush harmonies, a tight rhythm section, rich orchestration and shreddin’ guitars. Every 50/50 show is different from the last and each has a few songs included that you may not expect to hear.

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



Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

6:15pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Friday May 25, 2012 6:15pm - 7:00pm
New Stage Belvedere

6:15pm

WHIPLASH

A dynamic teen cover band that presents powerful classic rock music beyond their years! This band will skillfully present tunes by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and other rock legends.

Alex Glasser ~ lead vocals, harmonica; Will Husband~ lead guitar; Jackson Hallahan ~ drums; Dylan Risinger ~ bass; Tyler Risinger ~ guitar



Friday May 25, 2012 6:15pm - 7:05pm
River Belvedere

6:30pm

LEELA DAWSON

Stripped down to the apple core, Leela dedicates her whole performance to Sir Paul McCartney, singing some of his greatest Beatle hits, as well as
solo songs from Memory Almost Full, Flaming Pie, and Red Rose Speedway.


Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Knoll Belvedere

6:30pm

THE JOHNNY DOUGHNUT EXPERIENCE

High energy, party band performance. Harmonies abound. Fun guaranteed in writing! 

Johnny Doughnut- Guitar and vocals Marty Miller- Bass and vocals Ernie Duckwall- Drums Vicki Miller- Vocals


Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Pool Galt

7:00pm

PETER CONRAD

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


 


Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Daisy Galt

7:00pm

THE BROTHEL CREEPERS

The Brothel Creepers, named after the crepe soled shoes made famous by Teddy Boys in the late fifties, are an Italian rock/psychobilly band.

The Brothel Creepers offer a sparkling setlist covering the Rock ‘N’ Roll years, with songs from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, all the way to The Beatles and The Stray Cats.

Since their formation in March 2008 the band has amassed many gigs in pubs and venues all over Italy and England, including their fantastic debut at Beatle Week in Liverpool.

The Brothel Creepers are Riccardo Naldi (vocals, guitar); Riccardo Turrini (guitar); Alessio Mauro (drums) and Federico Aurilia (bass).



Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

7:00pm

MEET THE BEATLES UK

Meet the Beatles are one of the finest new tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear to the perfect harmonies and all the original instruments, they deliver the most authentic sound and look since the sixties. It's worth mentioning that Steve (normally plays right handed) from the band has even got to the lengths of learning to play bass guitar left handed! Much like Paul McCartney. We think you'll agree that's real attention to detail!

Playing all the hits from the early Moptop days through to the final rooftop performance, this is surely a night not to be missed. Take a step back in time and recapture the glorydays of the original merseybeat sound with these four fresh faces on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 



Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Lawn Belvedere

7:15pm

HAL BRUCE

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?



Friday May 25, 2012 7:15pm - 8:00pm
New Stage Belvedere

7:15pm

THE CRYERS

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


Friday May 25, 2012 7:15pm - 8:05pm
River Belvedere

7:30pm

NEVERMIND THE BULLOCKS

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!



Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Knoll Belvedere

7:30pm

DIGBY

A mix of Beatle's songs, classic rock, soul, and blues, played with an original twist. Along with a mix of original tunes that have a definite Beatle influence. 

Paul Moeller - Lead vocals; Rich Oeffinger - Guitar; Ben Schneider - Bass; Mark Book - Drums



Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Pool Galt

8:00pm

LUCY IN THE SKY

For about 20 years Lucy In The Sky have been touring through many countrys all of the world. They have visited Great Britain (Matthew Street Festival Liverpool), Scotland (John Lennon Northern Light Festival), France, Spain, Belarus and Russia. They are doing their own versions of the greatest Beatles songs - a german newspaper once wrote about them: "If the Beatles played today, they would sound like Lucy In The Sky." The band is happy to be part of the Abbey Road On The River Festival in Louisville this year!

Peter Seel (vocals, rhythm guitar), Bernd Gudernatsch (vocals, bass), Dirk Lamm (vocals, lead guitar), Robin Achenbach (vocals, drums)

 



Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

8:00pm

THE NORWEGIAN BEATLES

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



Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Lawn Belvedere

8:15pm

MARK STAYCER

The inaugural AROTR in 2002 was also Mark's debut as "ImagineLennon." Over the course of the past decade, Mark has travelled and performed his stunning one-man show around the world.
Some highlights include a 2-month tour of Japan as well as a featured role in the Indie Canadian film "Let Him Be." A pair of new films are "in the works" for 2012 as well as more performances "across the pond." Pleased to enjoy selections from the Beatles & solo career catalogs, as well as songs from the artists who influenced them. Add some original songs from the "Let Him Be" soundtrack and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Thank you. You've got a lucky face. The end.



Friday May 25, 2012 8:15pm - 9:00pm
New Stage Belvedere

8:15pm

THE ELLIOTS

This show they will be performing Early Beatles 1962-1965.

The Elliotts play the best of The British Invasion featuring songs by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Yarbirds, and, of course, The Beatles. 

Dave Romesberg- lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars; Scott Johnson- bass guitar, vocals; John Bechtold- electric guitars, vocals; Billy O'Connor- drums, vocals



Friday May 25, 2012 8:15pm - 9:00pm
River Belvedere

8:30pm

THE APPLES

A delightful tribute to the best band that ever existed or ever will. Some surprises and other 60's favorite cuts will be included for variety. 


Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Pool Galt

8:30pm

FRANKIE RAE

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


Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Knoll Belvedere

9:00pm

SIXTY FOUR

On Friday, SixtyFour will be doing a set of their favorite Beatle tunes, usually chosen from among the more challenging cuts.  Be sure to catch their set, as they are prone to doing some songs you might not hear elsewhere in the festival.  

SixtyFour is a Beatles cover band from the Nashville Tennessee area.  They’ll stop you short of saying they’re a “tribute” act, for you won’t see any Nehru jackets or mop-tops on stage.  Instead, they do their best to recreate the experience of listening to the Beatles records that left such an imprint on their -- and our -- musical consciousness, while at the same time reminding you that the Beatles were, first and foremost, a rock ‘n’ roll band.
 
Each man a music industry veteran, these five were a big hit at last year’s Abbey Road On The River, and are back again to further impress.  Mark Lee Townsend (guitar/vocals), J.R. McNeely (bass/vocals), Dr. Steve Guthrie (keyboards/vocals/percussion), Stephen Leiweke (guitars), and Chris Cooke (drums/vocals) put on a show you will NOT want to miss!



Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

9:15pm

THE BLUE MEANIES

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



Friday May 25, 2012 9:15pm - 10:05pm
New Stage Belvedere

9:15pm

ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Sgt. Pepper THE 45TH BIRTHDAY

 "The complete album performed start-to-finish with live horns, strings & sitar

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



Friday May 25, 2012 9:15pm - Saturday May 26, 2012 10:15pm
Lawn Belvedere

9:30pm

HEATHENS HALO

Heathen's Halo is a multi-genre trio from Southwest Ohio composed of three multi-instrumentalists. With no fear of song selection, tunes from The Beatles to Bill Monroe, the only sure thing that you’re going to get is great music! Each member plays at least 2-3 instruments and switches often. With Bluegrass instrumentation, great originals and fun crowd interaction it’s bound to be a great ride!

 

 


Friday May 25, 2012 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Pool Galt

9:30pm

B4 AND AFTER

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


 


Friday May 25, 2012 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Archibald Galt

9:30pm

THE NEWBEES

"All Together Now:  With strings, horns and their incomparable front line, The Newbees twist and shout their way through each iconic Beatles’ era. From simple three-chord tunes to legendary studio tracks, The Newbees' fabulous arrangements and dynamic on-stage energy give new life to the greatest sing-a-long songs ever. "


Friday May 25, 2012 9:30pm - 10:45pm
River Belvedere

10:00pm

WINGSBANNED BAND ON THE RUN

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



Friday May 25, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

10:00pm

Hard Rock Calling MICHAEL BARRETT

Direct from San Francisco and amid several shows for Abbey Road on the River, Michael takes a detour off campus to perform a hard rocking set at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Louisville. With an extensive repertoire of classic rock songs and originals to draw from, expect an entertainingly splendid time.
This set is devoted to the Paul McCartney songs from Rubber Soul and Revolver.

 



Friday May 25, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Hard Rock Cafe 4th Street

10:30pm

YELLOW SUBMORONS

Join the Yellow SubMorons (Rutles Tribute) as we kick off the weekend with an all out bash.  Dancing, singing, party favors, games, and MORE!!!

On January 21, 1959 the Rutles story began at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an ameteur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime. They were soon to be joined by Stig O'Hara, a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle, but it would be another two years before they found their regular drummer, Barrington Womble, hiding in the van. When they did, they persuaded him to change his name to save time and his haircut to save Brylcreem. He became simply Barry Wom. 

The Yellow SubMorons present Morons & Maniacs Parade , Street Festival, Tea Party, Carnivale, & Costume Gala! Ron, Dirk, Stig, Barry, and a cast of thousands including Nicole Nigh, James Hondros, Gary Vacha, Scott Carlson


Friday May 25, 2012 10:30pm - 11:20pm
Pool Galt

10:30pm

50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT starring BRITBEAT

BritBeat presents the world premiere of their new 50th anniversary tribute concert Friday May 25. This concert will take you back to those seminal moments in 1962 when The Beatles first recorded Love Me Do in June 1962.

50 Years friends!

"The Beatles first recorded Love Me Do on 6 June 1962 with Pete Best on drums, as part of their audition at EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road in London. This version (previously thought to be lost) is available on Anthology 1. By 4 September, Best had been replaced with Ringo Starr (producer George Martin did not approve of Best's drumming; the decision to fire Best was not his, however), and on that day the Beatles with Starr recorded a version again at EMI Studios"


James Paul Lynch - John Lennon; Chris Getsla - Paul McCartney; Dave Robinson - Ringo Starr; Jeff Isoe- George Harrison; Kyle Mann - Keyboard


Friday May 25, 2012 10:30pm - Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00am
Lawn Belvedere

10:45pm

Hard Rock Calling HOLLYWOOD BEETLES

The Hollywood Beetles will perform their favorite songs from the album "Live at the BBC"

Regarded by many as the finest and most exciting Beatles tribute band to hit the scene in a long time. The group provides the most accurate representation you can get with four dedicated band members emulating their characters both vocally and visually with complete accuracy.The group uses authentic Vox amplifiers and original instruments as they walk their audience through the Beatles "eras" with period costume changes. 


The band reproduce all their songs with astounding accuracy to the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish the sound from the original recordings. As an added bonus, the mannerisms and the on stage humor make the experience eerily believable and is positively an experience that no Beatle fan would want to miss. 

*Featuring Jimmy Pou as George Harrison

 



Friday May 25, 2012 10:45pm - 11:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 4th Street

11:00pm

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE-Tommy

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



Friday May 25, 2012 11:00pm - 12:30pm
Archibald Galt

11:00pm

STEVE SIZEMORE GROUP

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

 


Friday May 25, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

11:00pm

CHEERS ELEPHANT

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.



Friday May 25, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
River Belvedere

11:30pm

LUCY IN THE SKY

For about 20 years Lucy In The Sky have been touring through many countrys all of the world. They have visited Great Britain (Matthew Street Festival Liverpool), Scotland (John Lennon Northern Light Festival), France, Spain, Belarus and Russia. They are doing their own versions of the greatest Beatles songs - a german newspaper once wrote about them: "If the Beatles played today, they would sound like Lucy In The Sky." The band is happy to be part of the Abbey Road On The River Festival in Louisville this year!

Peter Seel (vocals, rhythm guitar), Bernd Gudernatsch (vocals, bass), Dirk Lamm (vocals, lead guitar), Robin Achenbach (vocals, drums)

 


Friday May 25, 2012 11:30pm - 12:30pm
Daisy Galt

11:55pm

Hard Rock Calling SIXTY FOUR

On Friday, SixtyFour will be doing a set of their favorite Beatle tunes, usually chosen from among the more challenging cuts.  Be sure to catch their set, as they are prone to doing some songs you might not hear elsewhere in the festival.  

SixtyFour is a Beatles cover band from the Nashville Tennessee area.  They’ll stop you short of saying they’re a “tribute” act, for you won’t see any Nehru jackets or mop-tops on stage.  Instead, they do their best to recreate the experience of listening to the Beatles records that left such an imprint on their -- and our -- musical consciousness, while at the same time reminding you that the Beatles were, first and foremost, a rock ‘n’ roll band.
 
Each man a music industry veteran, these five were a big hit at last year’s Abbey Road On The River, and are back again to further impress.  Mark Lee Townsend (guitar/vocals), J.R. McNeely (bass/vocals), Dr. Steve Guthrie (keyboards/vocals/percussion), Stephen Leiweke (guitars), and Chris Cooke (drums/vocals) put on a show you will NOT want to miss!


Friday May 25, 2012 11:55pm - 12:55pm
Hard Rock Cafe 4th Street

12:30am

THE GUITAR HEROES OF EUROPE PT 1

The Norwegian Beatles, Desperate Romantics, Det Betales, Brothel Creepers, and LSB Experience


Saturday May 26, 2012 12:30am - 1:45am
Archibald Galt

2:00am

ALL NIGHT SING ALONGS The 2 o'clock Club

Insomnia (or sleeplessness) is most often defined by an individual's report of sleeping difficulties.While the term is sometimes used in sleep literature to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, insomnia is often defined as a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"

None of the above..I sing Beatles songs at Abbey Road On The River

 

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00am - 5:00am
Conservatory Galt
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:30am

SOUND CHECK: THE LOVE ALBUM CONCERT

Love is a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack remix album of music recorded by The Beatles, released in November 2006. It features music compiled and remixed as a mashup for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The album was produced by George Martin and his son Giles Martin, who said, 'What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period.


All You Need Is Love, BritBeat, The Newbees, Rachel Blanton, Classical Strings, Kevin Ashba, Jesse Jordan



Saturday May 26, 2012 9:30am - 12:30am
Lawn Belvedere

11:30am

Russ Lease History of The Beatles Dropped T Logo
Saturday May 26, 2012 11:30am - 12:30am
Daisy Galt

11:30am

STRANGE FRUIT; The Beatles Apple Records

3 concecutive screenings 11:30a, 2:30p, 5:30p

In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers, inventors, designers, freaks and more than their fair share of opportunist sharks. But despite a hefty investment, little of substance was forthcoming outside of the music that emerged from one division of the potential empire; Apple Records. Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records is the story of a record label which came to exist under extraordinary circumstances, produced some extraordinary records and was operated under the most extraordinary guidelines.


Saturday May 26, 2012 11:30am - 8:30am
Willow Galt

11:45am

MEET THE BEATLES UK

Meet the Beatles are one of the finest new tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear to the perfect harmonies and all the original instruments, they deliver the most authentic sound and look since the sixties. It's worth mentioning that Steve (normally plays right handed) from the band has even got to the lengths of learning to play bass guitar left handed! Much like Paul McCartney. We think you'll agree that's real attention to detail!

Playing all the hits from the early Moptop days through to the final rooftop performance, this is surely a night not to be missed. Take a step back in time and recapture the glorydays of the original merseybeat sound with these four fresh faces on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 11:45am - 12:30am
Fountain Belvedere

12:00pm

MALLORY LENNON

Yep, that’s her real name.
OK, it’s her first and middle name, but one should take fortune where they find it. Those who might find sacrilege in this invocation of a sainted handle can rest assured that it’s in good hands. In this case, a young (born 1992) woman who more than personifies a great and grand American tradition.

Carole King, Janis Ian, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell-if there was a Mount Rushmore of Female singer/songwriters, this would be the likely crew. What made them stand out? A short list would say: Hyper-intelligent lyrics that express complex emotions and situations in ways that anyone could understand, distinctive melodies, and an unforgettable voice.

So what makes Mallory Lennon so special? Hyper-intelligent lyrics that express complex emotions and situations in ways that anyone can understand, distinctive melodies, and an unforgettable voice.

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

12:00pm

BACK END OF TOMORROW

Back End of Tomorrow is an energetic cover band from Louisville KY/Southern Indiana. Their music runs from the 1960's thru today, from the Beatles & CCR to Country, to modern rock, they play it all. They are blessed with 4 great musicians who back up a killer vocalist (Holly Abbott). Holly recently performed on "American Idol", where he made it all the way to Hollywood for 4 days of intense competition. Her sultry soulful sound is an asset that any band would relish and is a joy to listen to...plus the guys that back her up; Colin Draper-Lead Guitar, Spencer Wise-Rhythm Guitar, Damian Peak-Bass/back up vocals and Ben Burkheart-Drums are solid experienced musicians in their own right. If you are ever in the Louisville area and need a music fix, look this band up, you won't be disappointed.


Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pool Galt

12:00pm

MEET THE BEETLES Meets the 5th Beatle

Meet The Beetles Meet The Fifth Beatle: Fans join Meet The Beetles on stage for one song as the fifth Beatle.  Come out to cheer on your fellow Abbey Road On The River guests.

Whether recreating the concerts or the psychedelic late sixties, Meet The Beetles brings an energy to the stage that is sure to lead to Beatlemania. 

James Hondros, Scott Carlson, Scott Riforgiate, Eric Jensen


Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
River Belvedere

1:00pm

BLUE JAY WAY

Led by the banshee wail of singer Alax Traylor, Blue Jay Way is what would happen if Janis Joplin fronted Led Zeppelin in a Beatles tribute band! Guitar solos, thunderous drums, and powerful vocals will reign as Blue Jay Way makes their 3rd appearance at Abbey Road on the River!



Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

1:00pm

SCOTT AND DAVE

Scott and Dave perform their "John & Paul Unplugged" (with a touch of George) exclusively at Abbey Road on the River.
Known for their tight harmonies, they are one half of The Elliotts.



Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pool Galt

1:00pm

BRUCE SPIZER

Don't miss Bruce Spizer's presentation Saturday & Sunday at 11am in the Daisy Room.
A 'taxman' by day, Bruce is a board certified tax attorney and certified public accountant. A 'paperback writer' by night, he is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay, TheBeatles' Story on Capitol Records parts 1 & 2, The Beatles on Apple Records, The Beatles Solo on Apple Records, and The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America.
Bruce served as an official consultant to Capitol Records on The Capitol Albums Volumes 1 and 2 and wrote the essay contained in the 56 page booklet included with The Capitol Albums Volume 2. Bruce's articles on the Beatles are featured regularly in Beatlology Magazine and Beatlefan.
Open all day



Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Daisy Galt

1:00pm

THE BROTHEL CREEPERS

The Brothel Creepers, named after the crepe soled shoes made famous by Teddy Boys in the late fifties, are an Italian rock/psychobilly band.

The Brothel Creepers offer a sparkling setlist covering the Rock ‘N’ Roll years, with songs from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, all the way to The Beatles and The Stray Cats.

Since their formation in March 2008 the band has amassed many gigs in pubs and venues all over Italy and England, including their fantastic debut at Beatle Week in Liverpool.

The Brothel Creepers are Riccardo Naldi (vocals, guitar); Riccardo Turrini (guitar); Alessio Mauro (drums) and Federico Aurilia (bass).



Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

1:00pm

FRANKIE RAE

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.Beatle selections

Tribute to Davy Jones and other sixties groups



Sam Pellegrino -12 String Guitar, 6 String Guitar; Jessica Bickers - 6 String Guitar



Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

1:00pm

SIXTY FOUR'S FAB FOUR-TEEN

On Sunday, SixtyFour presents their FAB 14 set -- They're rendition of the ultimate Beatles album as selected from across the entire catalog.  See if you don't agree with their choices!

SixtyFour is a Beatles cover band from the Nashville Tennessee area.  They’ll stop you short of saying they’re a “tribute” act, for you won’t see any Nehru jackets or mop-tops on stage.  Instead, they do their best to recreate the experience of listening to the Beatles records that left such an imprint on their -- and our -- musical consciousness, while at the same time reminding you that the Beatles were, first and foremost, a rock ‘n’ roll band.
 
Each man a music industry veteran, these five were a big hit at last year’s Abbey Road On The River, and are back again to further impress.  Mark Lee Townsend (guitar/vocals), J.R. McNeely (bass/vocals), Dr. Steve Guthrie (keyboards/vocals/percussion), Stephen Leiweke (guitars), and Chris Cooke (drums/vocals) put on a show you will NOT want to miss!



Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

1:45pm

LUCY IN THE SKY

For about 20 years Lucy In The Sky have been touring through many countrys all of the world. They have visited Great Britain (Matthew Street Festival Liverpool), Scotland (John Lennon Northern Light Festival), France, Spain, Belarus and Russia. They are doing their own versions of the greatest Beatles songs - a german newspaper once wrote about them: "If the Beatles played today, they would sound like Lucy In The Sky." The band is happy to be part of the Abbey Road On The River Festival in Louisville this year!

Peter Seel (vocals, rhythm guitar), Bernd Gudernatsch (vocals, bass), Dirk Lamm (vocals, lead guitar), Robin Achenbach (vocals, drums)

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 1:45pm - 2:35pm
Lawn Belvedere

2:00pm

GARY QUINN

All Things Must Pass/ Living In The Material World
GQ performs selected songs from these two classic George albums. Solo with an acoustic guitar, stripped down versions of songs that you won't here anywhere else in the festival.



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pool Galt

2:00pm

THE CRYERS

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

2:00pm

DIGBY

A mix of Beatle's songs, classic rock, soul, and blues, played with an original twist. Along with a mix of original tunes that have a definite Beatle influence. 

Paul Moeller - Lead vocals; Rich Oeffinger - Guitar; Ben Schneider - Bass; Mark Book - Drums



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
River Belvedere

2:00pm

UNION JACK BRITISH INVASION BAND

A Hard Days Beatles For Sale

David Lempke - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Gary Wilkinson - Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals, Jim Brown - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Les Bowler - Bass, Vocals, Jim O'Connor - Keyboards



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Archibald Galt

2:00pm

B4 AND AFTER'S FAB FOUR-TEEN

B4 and After is excited in participating in a concept concieved by our own Gary Jacob creating our own Beatle Album consisting of 14 songs. B4 and After chose the powerful rock songs from early to later of the Beatles exibiting their stand in Rock glory. Also later in the day B4 and After have joined the ranks of doing an Album of the Beatles and have chosen the Let it Be for our fans listening pleasure.  

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

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

2:00pm

LEELA DAWSON

Leela will be performing some of the great Beatles classics on piano, along with other Wings and Plastic Ono Band classics. A very special medley, including four Beatles/John Lennon songs, will be performed for the first time live. 

Stripped down to the apple core, Leela dedicates her whole performance to Sir Paul McCartney, singing some of his greatest Beatle hits, as well as
solo songs from Memory Almost Full, Flaming Pie, and Red Rose Speedway.



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Knoll Belvedere

2:45pm

BRITBEAT

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

2:50pm

NEVERMIND THE BULLOCKS

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!


Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Pool Galt

3:00pm

WOOLDRIDGE BROS.

Led by duPont Manual High School Head Principal , and sons star quarterback Ian and Andy, this is one family band that does not drop out.

Professor Wooldridge also leads a popular "Paul Is Dead", discussion at AROTR U. 

Larry Wooldridge-vocals and guitar, Ian Wooldridge -lead guitar and keys, Andy Wooldridge - drums, Riley Wooldridge, Tim Gipson- bass and vocals

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Archibald Galt

3:00pm

APPLE CORE

B-Sides & Rarities Concert The Washington, DC-based “no wigs” quintet kicks off their Louisville AROTR debut with a show featuring Beatles B-sides and select rarities from the Fab Four’s entire studio career. Besides some very familiar and popular songs, you’ll also enjoy songs the group did not officially release (until much later), such as “That Means a Lot” and “If You’ve Got Trouble”. (NOTE: this show will be repeated on Sunday, 5/27 at 4pm on the Lawn Stage.)

Mark Lindamood - Drums, Vocals; Mike Dutton - Bass Guitar, Vocals; Eric Schlam - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals; Mark Owens - Guitar, Vocals; Andrew Ratliff - Vocals, Percussion



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

3:00pm

GARY QUINN

Classic Songs from John and George. From the early days of Beatle Mania through the solo years of Imagine to Brainwashed. Hits and Rareties. (also does Paul songs on request). A versatile performer, indeed.



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

3:00pm

THE BLUE MEANIES FAB FOUR-TEEN

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

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

3:00pm

THE BEATLEBURYS By George

The TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS will be performing “The BEATLES, By GEORGE!” – A 14 song set of the best of The Beatles songs that featured George on lead vocals and as a songwriter of carefully crafted songs.

“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



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
River Belvedere

3:40pm

MARK STAYCER

The inaugural AROTR in 2002 was also Mark's debut as "ImagineLennon." Over the course of the past decade, Mark has travelled and performed his stunning one-man show around the world.
Some highlights include a 2-month tour of Japan as well as a featured role in the Indie Canadian film "Let Him Be." A pair of new films are "in the works" for 2012 as well as more performances "across the pond." Pleased to enjoy selections from the Beatles & solo career catalogs, as well as songs from the artists who influenced them. Add some original songs from the "Let Him Be" soundtrack and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Thank you. You've got a lucky face. The end.



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Pool Galt

3:45pm

DET BETALES

“Det Betales have been making tribute to the world’s greatest music for over 30 years now. with their unique sound, talented musicians and stage performance they founded their own arena and have performed all across the world. already famous for making the crowds go wild in Liverpool every august - last year Det Betales was handpicked to rock at matthew street music festival with guest star Tony Sheridan. These guys always put up a great show and their easy-going style makes the audience feel right at home. don’t miss this opportunity to experience the real rock’n’roll of the Beatles.” DET BETALES does different kind of venues; plain concerts, events or tailored musical shows portraying The Beatles music thorugh the 60s era. We seldom ever use setlists, instead taking requests from the audience making more dynamic performances. Visually we like to remind people of The Beatles not copying them,

Tor Olsen: vocals, guitar, Øyvind Kristoffersen: vocals, guitar Bernt Michael Johansen: vocals, bass
Dag Svartskuren: guitar, Rolf Øyvind Hæg: drums, Erling Hegnander: keys

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Lawn Belvedere

4:00pm

HAL BRUCE

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?



Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
River Belvedere

4:00pm

The Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) Chamber Strings

The Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) Chamber Strings bring a unique twist to many Beatles favorites at their first Abbey Road on the River performance.  Come hear these talented young chaps rock out to exciting and clever acoustic string versions of “I Am the Walrus”, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”, “Yesterday”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Blackbird”, “When I’m Sixty Four”, and others.  


Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Archibald Galt

4:00pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

4:00pm

DREW HARRISON

Drew is the Lennon vocalist of The Sun Kings and more recently has created a second band, The Plastic Fauxno Band who presents a 9-piece concert tribute to Lennon's solo career. At AROTR he will perform 'In the Spirit of Lennon', a very special acoustic show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.


Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

4:00pm

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL'S FAB FOUR-TEEN

The English Channel performs its fantasy “Fab FourTeen” album. Hand-picked by each of the six band members, the songs played during this show will not be played at any of our other AROTR-LOU shows. 

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

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

4:30pm

THE KUKES

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Pool Galt

4:45pm

THE NORWEGIAN BEATLES

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 5:55pm
Lawn Belvedere

5:00pm

STEVE SIZEMORE GROUP

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

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

5:00pm

MICHAEL BARRETT

This set is devoted to the Paul McCartney songs from Rubber Soul and Revolver.

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.



Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

5:00pm

THE CRYERS FAB FOUR-TEEN

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

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

5:00pm

WHIPLASH

A dynamic teen cover band that presents powerful classic rock music beyond their years! This band will skillfully present tunes by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and other rock legends.

Alex Glasser ~ lead vocals, harmonica; Will Husband~ lead guitar; Jackson Hallahan ~ drums; Dylan Risinger ~ bass; Tyler Risinger ~ guitar



Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
River Belvedere

5:00pm

GRETSCH GUITARS PRESENTS, The Fred and Joe Show

Celebrating “THAT GREAT GRETSCH SOUND” with a multimedia presentation hosted by FRED GRETSCH III, President-The Gretsch Company, and Gretsch Product Specialist, JOE CARDUCCI. Take a journey that begins in 1883 when Gretsch first started making musical instruments in Brooklyn, New York. See & hear the musicians who’ve woven the Gretsch sound in the fabric of modern pop culture since Gretsch guitar production began in the 1930’s. A special tribute to GEORGE HARRISON will be featured along with cool prizes and chance to win a Gretsch guitar.  

 

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Daisy Galt

5:30pm

GOODFELLAS

This is The Goodfellas first year at AROTR and they plan on starting the day by the pool and fill the air with Beatlemania.  They have an eclectic set of Beatles tunes that spans their career.

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).

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Pool Galt

6:00pm

THE RIGBYS

Louisville's premier Beatles cover band, The Rigbys have performed at AROTR since 2005. They have also led the popular O' darlin singing contest.Keyboardist Mark Beyer has arrnged and performed in several of the AROTR main concerts.



Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fountain Belvedere

6:00pm

THE JOHNNY DOUGHNUT EXPERIENCE

High energy, party band performance. Harmonies abound. Fun guaranteed in writing! 

Johnny Doughnut- Guitar and vocals Marty Miller- Bass and vocals Ernie Duckwall- Drums Vicki Miller- Vocals


Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Archibald Galt

6:00pm

MARK STAYCER

The inaugural AROTR in 2002 was also Mark's debut as "ImagineLennon." Over the course of the past decade, Mark has travelled and performed his stunning one-man show around the world.
Some highlights include a 2-month tour of Japan as well as a featured role in the Indie Canadian film "Let Him Be." A pair of new films are "in the works" for 2012 as well as more performances "across the pond." Pleased to enjoy selections from the Beatles & solo career catalogs, as well as songs from the artists who influenced them. Add some original songs from the "Let Him Be" soundtrack and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Thank you. You've got a lucky face. The end.


Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

6:00pm

APPLE CORE'S FAB FOUR-TEEN

The Apple Core’s Fab Four-teen Concert Washington, DC’s the Apple Core closes out a 6-hour special concert event with its selection of 14 songs from the Beatles’ recorded catalog that will not have been played by any of the preceding Fab Four-teen acts. The band’s setlist was carefully selected to showcase a wide range of musical styles and to highlight the Apple Core’s scholarly and energetic live performance. The focus is the music! Don’t miss this incredible group with its rock-solid rhythm section and powerful vocalists!

Mark Lindamood - Drums, Vocals; Mike Dutton - Bass Guitar, Vocals; Eric Schlam - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals; Mark Owens - Guitar, Vocals; Andrew Ratliff - Vocals, Percussion

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

6:00pm

THE ELLIOTS

This show they will be performing Songs from the 4 Beatle films.

The Elliotts play the best of The British Invasion featuring songs by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Yarbirds, and, of course, The Beatles. 

Dave Romesberg- lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars; Scott Johnson- bass guitar, vocals; John Bechtold- electric guitars, vocals; Billy O'Connor- drums, vocals



Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
River Belvedere

6:15pm

WINGSBANNED

Top Ten Billboard Macca Hits

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

6:30pm

THE TWIGGENBURYS

The Twiggenburys formed out of their love for British music (and humor). They cover a wide range of British bands from all eras of rock. From The Beatles, Stones, The Who, and The Kinks, to Mumford & Sons, Muse and The Fratellis. But this weekend, mostly Beatles. The Twiggenburys have a standing gig on the first Friday of every month at The Pub Lexington, where they've built an outstanding following (and an outstanding balance on their bar tab).

Beatles and McCartney favorites, including the ending medley from Side 2 of Abbey Road. 

Stig, Sir Richard, Trevor and Harry Twiggenbury are played by Steve Broderson (guitar), James Weeks (bass), Kevin Holm-Hudson (keyboards, guitar) and Tim Patterson (drums). This is the The Twiggenburys' first year debut at Abbey Road on The River. So be nice.


Saturday May 26, 2012 6:30pm - 7:10pm
Pool Galt

6:45pm

MEET THE BEATLES UK

Meet the Beatles are one of the finest new tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear to the perfect harmonies and all the original instruments, they deliver the most authentic sound and look since the sixties. It's worth mentioning that Steve (normally plays right handed) from the band has even got to the lengths of learning to play bass guitar left handed! Much like Paul McCartney. We think you'll agree that's real attention to detail!

Playing all the hits from the early Moptop days through to the final rooftop performance, this is surely a night not to be missed. Take a step back in time and recapture the glorydays of the original merseybeat sound with these four fresh faces on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:35pm
Fountain Belvedere

7:00pm

PETER CONRAD

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


 



Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Daisy Galt

7:00pm

REX VAN ZANT

 

Rex Van Zant's Dark Horse: A Tribute to George Harrison is a one-man homage to the Quiet Beatle. With equipment and clothing reminiscent of Harrison, the Indianapolis-based Van Zant covers his group and solo work, both classics and lesser-known gems. In addition to previous appearances at Abbey Road on the River, Rex has appeared at the George Harrison Festival in Benton, Ill; All You Need is Love 2 concert in Marion, Ill; and the Harrison on Harrison Street Festival in Oak Park, Ill.

 

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Knoll Belvedere

7:00pm

MARIO AND JAMES DaSILVA

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.

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

7:00pm

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
River Belvedere

7:20pm

DREW HARRISON

Drew is the Lennon vocalist of The Sun Kings and more recently has created a second band, The Plastic Fauxno Band who presents a 9-piece concert tribute to Lennon's solo career. At AROTR he will perform 'In the Spirit of Lennon', a very special acoustic show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.


Saturday May 26, 2012 7:20pm - 8:00pm
Pool Galt

7:45pm

CHEERS ELEPHANT

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.



Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - Sunday May 27, 2012 9:00pm
Fountain Belvedere

8:00pm

HOLLYWOOD BEETLES with Jimmy Pou as George

The Hollywood Beetles perform Beatle hits from 1966-1967

Regarded by many as the finest and most exciting Beatles tribute band to hit the scene in a long time. The group provides the most accurate representation you can get with four dedicated band members emulating their characters both vocally and visually with complete accuracy.The group uses authentic Vox amplifiers and original instruments as they walk their audience through the Beatles "eras" with period costume changes. 


The band reproduce all their songs with astounding accuracy to the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish the sound from the original recordings. As an added bonus, the mannerisms and the on stage humor make the experience eerily believable and is positively an experience that no Beatle fan would want to miss. 

*Featuring Jimmy Pou as George Harrison

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Daisy Galt

8:00pm

THE NORWEGIAN BEATLES

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
River Belvedere

8:00pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
New Stage Belvedere

8:15pm

The LOVE Album Live Concert Presented by Gretsch Guitars - All You Need Is Love, BritBeat, The Newbees

Love is a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack remix album of music recorded by The Beatles, released in November 2006. It features music compiled and remixed as a mashup for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The album was produced by George Martin and his son Giles Martin, who said, 'What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period.
All You Need Is Love, BritBeat, The Newbees, Rachell Blanton, Classical Strings, Kevin Ashba, Jesse Jordaan



Saturday May 26, 2012 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

8:30pm

THE APPLES

A delightful tribute to the best band that ever existed or ever will. Some surprises and other 60's favorite cuts will be included for variety. 



Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Pool Galt

9:00pm

UNION JACK BRITISH INVASION BAND

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
River Belvedere

9:15pm

THE DESPERATE ROMANTICS | THE REPEATLES Rubber Soul

This show features songs from Rubber Soul.

Formerly known as The Repeatles. A unique 60s tribute band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The best music from the most happening decade done by four individuals who love, understand and honour the bands of this era. The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, the list is endless and the beat is on!


Desperate Romantics is a group based around Jan Leonard’s songs, rooted in 70s power pop with a touch of the Beatles and the Who.

Peter Beck - Guitar, vocals; Jan Leonard Borgh - Guitar, vocals; Gunnar Karlstein - Bass, vocals; Stephan Kling - Drums, vocals


Saturday May 26, 2012 9:15pm - 10:05pm
Fountain Belvedere

9:30pm

THE JOHNNY DOUGHNUT EXPERIENCE

High energy, party band performance. Harmonies abound. Fun guaranteed in writing! 

Johnny Doughnut- Guitar and vocals Marty Miller- Bass and vocals Ernie Duckwall- Drums Vicki Miller- Vocals


Saturday May 26, 2012 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Pool Galt

10:00pm

HARD ROCK CALLING HER MAJESTY'S a pretty nice girl

Gary Quinn will be serving up the starters,songs that have become the soundtrack to peoples lives. Classic Beatles and solo songs plus other classics from 60's and 70's. Crowd participation is encouraged. Sing along, rattle your cutlery. 

At the Hard Rock  Wingsbanned will play a mix of Beatles/McCartney from our usual sets and a few harder Brit Invasion numbers from the likes of Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Bad Co. 
Hope that sounds like an hour of deep joy?
See you soon
Johnny, Wingsbanned

 

 

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 10:00pm - 1:00am
Hard Rock Cafe 4th Street

10:00pm

HAL BRUCE AND MARIO DaSILVA Unrehearsed and Unprepared

You will not want to miss these AROTR superstars improvising their talents.

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?

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.

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 10:00pm - 11:25pm
Daisy Galt

10:15pm

SIXTY FOUR-REVOLVER

On Saturday, SixtyFour brings to life the Revolver album in its entirety.  Bring your sitars and play along!

SixtyFour is a Beatles cover band from the Nashville Tennessee area.  They’ll stop you short of saying they’re a “tribute” act, for you won’t see any Nehru jackets or mop-tops on stage.  Instead, they do their best to recreate the experience of listening to the Beatles records that left such an imprint on their -- and our -- musical consciousness, while at the same time reminding you that the Beatles were, first and foremost, a rock ‘n’ roll band.
 
Each man a music industry veteran, these five were a big hit at last year’s Abbey Road On The River, and are back again to further impress.  Mark Lee Townsend (guitar/vocals), J.R. McNeely (bass/vocals), Dr. Steve Guthrie (keyboards/vocals/percussion), Stephen Leiweke (guitars), and Chris Cooke (drums/vocals) put on a show you will NOT want to miss!



Saturday May 26, 2012 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Fountain Belvedere

10:15pm

DET BETALES

“Det Betales have been making tribute to the world’s greatest music for over 30 years now. with their unique sound, talented musicians and stage performance they founded their own arena and have performed all across the world. already famous for making the crowds go wild in Liverpool every august - last year Det Betales was handpicked to rock at matthew street music festival with guest star Tony Sheridan. These guys always put up a great show and their easy-going style makes the audience feel right at home. don’t miss this opportunity to experience the real rock’n’roll of the Beatles.” DET BETALES does different kind of venues; plain concerts, events or tailored musical shows portraying The Beatles music thorugh the 60s era. We seldom ever use setlists, instead taking requests from the audience making more dynamic performances. Visually we like to remind people of The Beatles not copying them,

Tor Olsen: vocals, guitar, Øyvind Kristoffersen: vocals, guitar Bernt Michael Johansen: vocals, bass
Dag Svartskuren: guitar, Rolf Øyvind Hæg: drums, Erling Hegnander: keys

 



Saturday May 26, 2012 10:15pm - 11:30pm
River Belvedere

10:30pm

Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers JEFFERSON STARSHIP

PAUL KANTNER, along with MARTY BALIN founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in 1965. THE AIRPLANE were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like GRATEFUL DEAD & JANIS JOPLIN. They headlined the original WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 1969 and like THE BEATLES with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years ... though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century.

Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1965. A pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement, Jefferson Airplane was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve mainstream commercial and critical success.
The band performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969)[—as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival. Their recordings were internationally successful, and they scored two US Top 10 hit singles and a string of Top 20 albums. Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the so-called Summer of Loveand brought the group international recognition. Two chart hits from the album, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", are listed in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".Successor bands to Jefferson Airplane include Jefferson Starship and Starship; spinoffs include Hot Tuna and KBC Band. Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

CATHY RICHARDSON is JEFFERSON STARSHIP’s newest member, anchoring the historic ‘role’ made famous by GRACE SLICK. She is an award winning music artist, graphic artist, and clothing designer. Her professional credits include fronting her successful rock band, producing and releasing seven albums on her various indie record labels. She was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Art Direction of her band's 2003 release, “The Road to Bliss.”

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 10:30pm - 12:00pm
Lawn Belvedere

10:30pm

YELLOW SUBMORONS

Party And Parade Extravaganza!  Excitement builds with dancing, games, party favors, and more until the pool stage can no longer contain all the fun and it is launched upon the ARTOR grounds in the form of a grand parade.  Musicians can join the parade band (bring your instrument).  Artists can create and bring along costumes, banners, signs, floats, etc.  Or just bring yourself and be prepared to party.  This year the theme is hats, creativity encouraged.


Saturday May 26, 2012 10:30pm - 11:20pm
Pool Galt

11:00pm

B4 AND AFTER LET IT BE NAKED

This show will showcase what B4 and After is all about. We will create a show that spans across their unending repetoire connecting their years together with the solo years, promised to be delivered with the intensity of B4 and After.

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



Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Archibald Galt

11:15pm

ABBEY ROAD LIVE! ABBEY ROAD

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

 


Saturday May 26, 2012 11:15pm - 12:30am
Fountain Belvedere

11:30pm

THE YELLOW SUBMORONS PRESENT THE MORONS AND MANIACS PARADE

Party And Parade Extravaganza!  Excitement builds with dancing, games, party favors, and more until the pool stage can no longer contain all the fun and it is launched upon the ARTOR grounds in the form of a grand parade.  Musicians can join the parade band (bring your instrument).  Artists can create and bring along costumes, banners, signs, floats, etc.  Or just bring yourself and be prepared to party.  This year the theme is hats, creativity encouraged.


Saturday May 26, 2012 11:30pm - 12:30am
Pool Galt

12:15am

UNION JACK'S AMERICAN BANDSTAND TRIBUTE

"A Salute to American Bandstand" brought to you by UnionJack and Friends. Our Tribute to the show and songs that started us dancing in the 50's and brought us into the 80's. Featuring guest appearances by some of your fave AROTR Artists. Currently scheduled: James Paul Lynch as "Elvis",  Julie, Dr. Bob, and Marion from the "English Channel", Andrew Ratliff of "Apple Core", Kevin Ashba of the "Beatleburys", and many more to come! Hear the tunes from the two Exclusive Beatle Bandstand Shows! This will be a fun night, as we discovered in DC you never know who might turn up on stage!!

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 12:15am - 1:15am
Daisy Galt

12:45am

THE NEWBEES ROCK SCHAU

Newbees Rock Schau!:  Newbees Rock Schau!:  The Newbees get loose and loud in this sensational after-dark rock show. Drawing inspiration from legendary late night club performances of the 1960s, The Newbees showcase their rock-n-roll, soul, improvisational and songwriting chops in this groovy and masterful jam session. 



Sunday May 27, 2012 12:45am - 2:46am
Archibald Galt

2:00am

ALL NIGHT SING ALONGS The 2 o'clock Club

Insomnia (or sleeplessness) is most often defined by an individual's report of sleeping difficulties.While the term is sometimes used in sleep literature to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, insomnia is often defined as a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"

None of the above..I sing Beatles songs at Abbey Road On The River

 

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00am - 5:00am
Conservatory Galt
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am

11:25am

ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOWCASE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 11:25am - 5:25am
New Stage Belvedere

11:30am

LEELA DAWSON

All You Need Is Love: With her acoustic guitar and piano, Leela performs a fab collaboration of Beatles, Wings, Plastic Ono Band, and George Harrison solo songs. Sit back and enjoy an acoustic afternoon performance. 

Stripped down to the apple core, Leela dedicates her whole performance to Sir Paul McCartney, singing some of his greatest Beatle hits, as well as
solo songs from Memory Almost Full, Flaming Pie, and Red Rose Speedway.



Sunday May 27, 2012 11:30am - 12:05am
New Stage Belvedere

12:00pm

MARIO AND JAMES DaSILVA

This show he will be performing Accoustic guitar renditions of Beatles, Sixties and Seventies songs, and original music

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.

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
New Stage Belvedere

12:00pm

BRUCE SPIZER

Don't miss Bruce Spizer's presentation Saturday & Sunday at 11am in the Daisy Room.
A 'taxman' by day, Bruce is a board certified tax attorney and certified public accountant. A 'paperback writer' by night, he is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay, TheBeatles' Story on Capitol Records parts 1 & 2, The Beatles on Apple Records, The Beatles Solo on Apple Records, and The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America.
Bruce served as an official consultant to Capitol Records on The Capitol Albums Volumes 1 and 2 and wrote the essay contained in the 56 page booklet included with The Capitol Albums Volume 2. Bruce's articles on the Beatles are featured regularly in Beatlology Magazine and Beatlefan.
Open all day

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Daisy Galt

12:00pm

NEVERMIND THE BULLOCKS

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!



Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Fountain Belvedere

12:00pm

REX VAN ZANT

 

Rex Van Zant's Dark Horse: A Tribute to George Harrison is a one-man homage to the Quiet Beatle. With equipment and clothing reminiscent of Harrison, the Indianapolis-based Van Zant covers his group and solo work, both classics and lesser-known gems. In addition to previous appearances at Abbey Road on the River, Rex has appeared at the George Harrison Festival in Benton, Ill; All You Need is Love 2 concert in Marion, Ill; and the Harrison on Harrison Street Festival in Oak Park, Ill.

 

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pool Galt

12:00pm

MARK STAYCER

The inaugural AROTR in 2002 was also Mark's debut as "ImagineLennon." Over the course of the past decade, Mark has travelled and performed his stunning one-man show around the world.
Some highlights include a 2-month tour of Japan as well as a featured role in the Indie Canadian film "Let Him Be." A pair of new films are "in the works" for 2012 as well as more performances "across the pond." Pleased to enjoy selections from the Beatles & solo career catalogs, as well as songs from the artists who influenced them. Add some original songs from the "Let Him Be" soundtrack and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Thank you. You've got a lucky face. The end.


Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
River Belvedere

12:00pm

ABBEY ROAD LIVE!

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lawn Belvedere

12:00pm

OPEN MIC KARAOKE
Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Knoll Belvedere

12:30pm

THE ELLIOTS

The Elliotts play the best of The British Invasion featuring songs by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Yarbirds, and, of course, The Beatles. 

Dave Romesberg- lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars; Scott Johnson- bass guitar, vocals; John Bechtold- electric guitars, vocals; Billy O'Connor- drums, vocals


Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:05pm
New Stage Belvedere

12:30pm

MALLORY LENNON

Yep, that’s her real name.
OK, it’s her first and middle name, but one should take fortune where they find it. Those who might find sacrilege in this invocation of a sainted handle can rest assured that it’s in good hands. In this case, a young (born 1992) woman who more than personifies a great and grand American tradition.

Carole King, Janis Ian, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell-if there was a Mount Rushmore of Female singer/songwriters, this would be the likely crew. What made them stand out? A short list would say: Hyper-intelligent lyrics that express complex emotions and situations in ways that anyone could understand, distinctive melodies, and an unforgettable voice.

So what makes Mallory Lennon so special? Hyper-intelligent lyrics that express complex emotions and situations in ways that anyone can understand, distinctive melodies, and an unforgettable voice.

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Pool Galt

12:30pm

YELLOW SUBMORONS YELLOW SUBMARINE

The Yellow SubMarine Album Experience:  More than an album show, a full cast of costumed characters joins the Yellow SubMorons in creating a live performance of the animated movie.  This unique event is unlike anything you've ever seen.

On January 21, 1959 the Rutles story began at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an ameteur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime. They were soon to be joined by Stig O'Hara, a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle, but it would be another two years before they found their regular drummer, Barrington Womble, hiding in the van. When they did, they persuaded him to change his name to save time and his haircut to save Brylcreem. He became simply Barry Wom. 

The Yellow SubMorons present Morons & Maniacs Parade , Street Festival, Tea Party, Carnivale, & Costume Gala! Ron, Dirk, Stig, Barry, and a cast of thousands including Nicole Nigh, James Hondros, Gary Vacha, Scott Carlson


Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Archibald Galt

1:00pm

GARY QUINN

Classic Songs from John and George. From the early days of Beatle Mania through the solo years of Imagine to Brainwashed. Hits and Rareties. (also does Paul songs on request). A versatile performer, indeed.



Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Pool Galt

1:00pm

UNION JACK BRITISH INVASION BAND-HELP

Complete Album Show - HELP! .... "Hello Beatle!" ....The Famous Beatle Songs from their Famous Album and Famous Movie "HELP". Maybe even the Famous Scotland Yard 


David Lempke - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Gary Wilkinson - Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals, Jim Brown - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Les Bowler - Bass, Vocals, Jim O'Connor - Keyboards



Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

1:00pm

HOLLYWOOD BEETLES with Jimmy Pou as George

The Hollywood Beetles perform Beatle hits from 1968-69

Regarded by many as the finest and most exciting Beatles tribute band to hit the scene in a long time. The group provides the most accurate representation you can get with four dedicated band members emulating their characters both vocally and visually with complete accuracy.The group uses authentic Vox amplifiers and original instruments as they walk their audience through the Beatles "eras" with period costume changes. 

The band reproduce all their songs with astounding accuracy to the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish the sound from the original recordings. As an added bonus, the mannerisms and the on stage humor make the experience eerily believable and is positively an experience that no Beatle fan would want to miss. 

*Featuring Jimmy Pou as George Harrison

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

1:00pm

BACK END OF TOMORROW

Back End of Tomorrow is an energetic cover band from Louisville KY/Southern Indiana. Their music runs from the 1960's thru today, from the Beatles & CCR to Country, to modern rock, they play it all. They are blessed with 4 great musicians who back up a killer vocalist (Holly Abbott). Holly recently performed on "American Idol", where he made it all the way to Hollywood for 4 days of intense competition. Her sultry soulful sound is an asset that any band would relish and is a joy to listen to...plus the guys that back her up; Colin Draper-Lead Guitar, Spencer Wise-Rhythm Guitar, Damian Peak-Bass/back up vocals and Ben Burkheart-Drums are solid experienced musicians in their own right. If you are ever in the Louisville area and need a music fix, look this band up, you won't be disappointed.



Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
River Belvedere

1:00pm

GRETSCH GUITARS PRESENTS, The Fred and Joe Show

Celebrating “THAT GREAT GRETSCH SOUND” with a multimedia presentation hosted by FRED GRETSCH III, President-The Gretsch Company, and Gretsch Product Specialist, JOE CARDUCCI. Take a journey that begins in 1883 when Gretsch first started making musical instruments in Brooklyn, New York. See & hear the musicians who’ve woven the Gretsch sound in the fabric of modern pop culture since Gretsch guitar production began in the 1930’s. A special tribute to GEORGE HARRISON will be featured along with cool prizes and chance to win a Gretsch guitar.  

 

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Daisy Galt

1:15pm

THE DESPERATE ROMANTICS aka THE REPEATLES

Formerly known as The Repeatles. A unique 60s tribute band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The best music from the most happening decade done by four individuals who love, understand and honour the bands of this era. The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, the list is endless and the beat is on!

Desperate Romantics is a group based around Jan Leonard’s songs, rooted in 70s power pop with a touch of the Beatles and the Who.

Peter Beck - Guitar, vocals; Jan Leonard Borgh - Guitar, vocals; Gunnar Karlstein - Bass, vocals; Stephan Kling - Drums, vocals


Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm
New Stage Belvedere

2:00pm

WILD HONEY PIES

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fountain Belvedere

2:00pm

MARK STAYCER

The inaugural AROTR in 2002 was also Mark's debut as "ImagineLennon." Over the course of the past decade, Mark has travelled and performed his stunning one-man show around the world.
Some highlights include a 2-month tour of Japan as well as a featured role in the Indie Canadian film "Let Him Be." A pair of new films are "in the works" for 2012 as well as more performances "across the pond." Pleased to enjoy selections from the Beatles & solo career catalogs, as well as songs from the artists who influenced them. Add some original songs from the "Let Him Be" soundtrack and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Thank you. You've got a lucky face. The end.


Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

2:00pm

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
New Stage Belvedere

2:00pm

TIMELINE

CSNY, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Traveling Wilburys, Grass Roots, & others. BEATLES : You Won't See Me, I'll Be Back, What You're Doin', Got To Get You Into My Life, & You Can't Do That. You pick the decade(s), they'll play the music. Playing 50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's. 

Bob Wilson - vocals, 6 & 12 string guitar; Chris Schafer - vocals, bass; Phil Wolfe - vocals, keyboard, guitar, slide guitar, harmonica; David Chandler - drums, percussion


 



Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
River Belvedere

2:00pm

THE APPLES

A delightful tribute to the best band that ever existed or ever will. Some surprises and other 60's favorite cuts will be included for variety. 



Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pool Galt

2:45pm

GARY QUINN

Classic Songs from John and George. From the early days of Beatle Mania through the solo years of Imagine to Brainwashed. Hits and Rareties. (also does Paul songs on request). A versatile performer, indeed.



Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:05pm
New Stage Belvedere

2:45pm

HAL BRUCE

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?



Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Lawn Belvedere

2:45pm

STRANGE FRUIT; The Beatles Apple Records

In 1968, under a haze of publicity, The Beatles opened their collective door to all manner of musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers, inventors, designers, freaks and more than their fair share of opportunist sharks. But despite a hefty investment, little of substance was forthcoming outside of the music that emerged from one division of the potential empire; Apple Records. Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records is the story of a record label which came to exist under extraordinary circumstances, produced some extraordinary records and was operated under the most extraordinary guidelines.


Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 5:30pm
Archibald Galt

3:00pm

THE CLASSICAL STRINGS and MARIO DaSILVA

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.


Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Daisy Galt

3:00pm

WOOLDRIDGE BROS.

Led by duPont Manual High School Head Principal , and sons star quarterback Ian and Andy, this is one family band that does not drop out.

Professor Wooldridge also leads a popular "Paul Is Dead", discussion at AROTR U. 

Larry Wooldridge-vocals and guitar, Ian Wooldridge -lead guitar and keys, Andy Wooldridge - drums, Riley Wooldridge, Tim Gipson- bass and vocals

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Pool Galt

3:00pm

WHIPLASH

A dynamic teen cover band that presents powerful classic rock music beyond their years! This band will skillfully present tunes by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and other rock legends.

Alex Glasser ~ lead vocals, harmonica; Will Husband~ lead guitar; Jackson Hallahan ~ drums; Dylan Risinger ~ bass; Tyler Risinger ~ guitar



Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

3:00pm

MEET THE BEETLES

Whether recreating the concerts or the psychedelic late sixties, Meet The Beetles brings an energy to the stage that is sure to lead to Beatlemania. 

James Hondros, Scott Carlson, Scott Riforgiate, Eric Jensen


Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
River Belvedere

3:15pm

THE CRYERS

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

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm
New Stage Belvedere

3:45pm

APPLE CORE

B-Sides & Rarities Concert The Washington, DC-based “no wigs” quintet presents a special show featuring Beatles B-sides and select rarities from the Fab Four’s entire studio career. Besides some very familiar and popular songs, you’ll also enjoy songs the group did not officially release (until much later), such as “That Means a Lot” and “If You’ve Got Trouble”. (NOTE: this show will also be performed on Saturday, 5/26 at 2:45pm on the Fountain Stage.)

Mark Lindamood - Drums, Vocals; Mike Dutton - Bass Guitar, Vocals; Eric Schlam - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals; Mark Owens - Guitar, Vocals; Andrew Ratliff - Vocals, Percussion



Sunday May 27, 2012 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

4:00pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
New Stage Belvedere

4:00pm

JIMMY POU

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Daisy Galt

4:00pm

CHEERS ELEPHANT

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.


Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

4:00pm

BLUE JAY WAY

Led by the banshee wail of singer Alax Traylor, Blue Jay Way is what would happen if Janis Joplin fronted Led Zeppelin in a Beatles tribute band! Guitar solos, thunderous drums, and powerful vocals will reign as Blue Jay Way makes their 3rd appearance at Abbey Road on the River!



Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Pool Galt

4:00pm

THE ELLIOTS

The Elliotts play the best of The British Invasion featuring songs by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Yarbirds, and, of course, The Beatles. 

Dave Romesberg- lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars; Scott Johnson- bass guitar, vocals; John Bechtold- electric guitars, vocals; Billy O'Connor- drums, vocals



Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
River Belvedere

4:45pm

STEVE SIZEMORE GROUP

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

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 4:45pm - 5:25pm
New Stage Belvedere

4:45pm

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

The Engish Channel is honored to perform The Beatles’ amazing “Magical Mystery Tour” album in its entirety, taking great care to make every song as authentic as possible. 

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

5:00pm

DIGBY

A mix of Beatle's songs, classic rock, soul, and blues, played with an original twist. Along with a mix of original tunes that have a definite Beatle influence. 

Paul Moeller - Lead vocals; Rich Oeffinger - Guitar; Ben Schneider - Bass; Mark Book - Drums



Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Pool Galt

5:00pm

THE NORWEGIAN BEATLES

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
River Belvedere

5:30pm

THE RIGBYS

Louisville's premier Beatles cover band, The Rigbys have performed at AROTR since 2005. They have also led the popular O' darlin singing contest.Keyboardist Mark Beyer has arrnged and performed in several of the AROTR main concerts.



Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Archibald Galt

5:30pm

DREW HARRISON

Drew is the Lennon vocalist of The Sun Kings and more recently has created a second band, The Plastic Fauxno Band who presents a 9-piece concert tribute to Lennon's solo career. At AROTR he will perform 'In the Spirit of Lennon', a very special acoustic show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.

 

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:15pm
New Stage Belvedere

5:30pm

FRANKIE RAE

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.

Couple of original songs, Medley from Abbey Road

Sam Pellegrino -12 String Guitar, 6 String Guitar; Jessica Bickers - 6 String Guitar



Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Daisy Galt

5:30pm

B4 AND AFTER what if?

B4 and After performs a " what if" concept. If they were still together what new songs after 1970 would they have chosen to play at a live venue? 

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


Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Fountain Belvedere

5:45pm

EVENING SOUND CHECK
Sunday May 27, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

6:00pm

LUCY IN THE SKY

For about 20 years Lucy In The Sky have been touring through many countrys all of the world. They have visited Great Britain (Matthew Street Festival Liverpool), Scotland (John Lennon Northern Light Festival), France, Spain, Belarus and Russia. They are doing their own versions of the greatest Beatles songs - a german newspaper once wrote about them: "If the Beatles played today, they would sound like Lucy In The Sky." The band is happy to be part of the Abbey Road On The River Festival in Louisville this year!

Peter Seel (vocals, rhythm guitar), Bernd Gudernatsch (vocals, bass), Dirk Lamm (vocals, lead guitar), Robin Achenbach (vocals, drums)

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm
River Belvedere

6:00pm

THE JOHNNY DOUGHNUT EXPERIENCE

High energy, party band performance. Harmonies abound. Fun guaranteed in writing! 

Johnny Doughnut- Guitar and vocals Marty Miller- Bass and vocals Ernie Duckwall- Drums Vicki Miller- Vocals



Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Pool Galt

6:15pm

MICHAEL BARRETT

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.

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 6:15pm - 6:45pm
New Stage Belvedere

6:30pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 6:30pm - 7:10pm
Lawn Belvedere

6:30pm

MEET THE BEATLES UK

Meet the Beatles are one of the finest new tributes to The Beatles. From the costumes they wear to the perfect harmonies and all the original instruments, they deliver the most authentic sound and look since the sixties. It's worth mentioning that Steve (normally plays right handed) from the band has even got to the lengths of learning to play bass guitar left handed! Much like Paul McCartney. We think you'll agree that's real attention to detail!

Playing all the hits from the early Moptop days through to the final rooftop performance, this is surely a night not to be missed. Take a step back in time and recapture the glorydays of the original merseybeat sound with these four fresh faces on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Fountain Belvedere

6:45pm

PETER CONRAD

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


 



Sunday May 27, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm
New Stage Belvedere

6:45pm

UNION JACK BRITISH INVASION BAND

A Hard Days Beatles For Sale

David Lempke - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Gary Wilkinson - Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals, Jim Brown - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Les Bowler - Bass, Vocals, Jim O'Connor - Keyboards



Sunday May 27, 2012 6:45pm - 7:35pm
Archibald Galt

7:00pm

DREW HARRISON

Drew is the Lennon vocalist of The Sun Kings and more recently has created a second band, The Plastic Fauxno Band who presents a 9-piece concert tribute to Lennon's solo career. At AROTR he will perform 'In the Spirit of Lennon', a very special acoustic show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.


Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Daisy Galt

7:00pm

NEVERMIND THE BULLOCKS

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!



Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Pool Galt

7:00pm

THE DESPERATE ROMANTICS aka THE REPEATLES

This show features romantic 60's mix.

Formerly known as The Repeatles. A unique 60s tribute band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The best music from the most happening decade done by four individuals who love, understand and honour the bands of this era. The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, the list is endless and the beat is on!

Desperate Romantics is a group based around Jan Leonard’s songs, rooted in 70s power pop with a touch of the Beatles and the Who.

Peter Beck - Guitar, vocals; Jan Leonard Borgh - Guitar, vocals; Gunnar Karlstein - Bass, vocals; Stephan Kling - Drums, vocals



Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
River Belvedere

7:15pm

THE NEWBEES

"All Together Now:  With strings, horns and their incomparable front line, The Newbees twist and shout their way through each iconic Beatles’ era. From simple three-chord tunes to legendary studio tracks, The Newbees' fabulous arrangements and dynamic on-stage energy give new life to the greatest sing-a-long songs ever. "


Sunday May 27, 2012 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

7:30pm

THE BLUE MEANIES A Salute to The Monkees

In honor of Davy Jones...a salute to The Monkees

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


Sunday May 27, 2012 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Fountain Belvedere

8:00pm

GARY QUINN

Classic Songs from John and George. From the early days of Beatle Mania through the solo years of Imagine to Brainwashed. Hits and Rareties. (also does Paul songs on request). A versatile performer, indeed.



Sunday May 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Pool Galt

8:00pm

STEVE SIZEMORE GROUP

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

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
River Belvedere

8:30pm

DET BETALES

“Det Betales have been making tribute to the world’s greatest music for over 30 years now. with their unique sound, talented musicians and stage performance they founded their own arena and have performed all across the world. already famous for making the crowds go wild in Liverpool every august - last year Det Betales was handpicked to rock at matthew street music festival with guest star Tony Sheridan. These guys always put up a great show and their easy-going style makes the audience feel right at home. don’t miss this opportunity to experience the real rock’n’roll of the Beatles.” DET BETALES does different kind of venues; plain concerts, events or tailored musical shows portraying The Beatles music thorugh the 60s era. We seldom ever use setlists, instead taking requests from the audience making more dynamic performances. Visually we like to remind people of The Beatles not copying them,

Tor Olsen: vocals, guitar, Øyvind Kristoffersen: vocals, guitar Bernt Michael Johansen: vocals, bass
Dag Svartskuren: guitar, Rolf Øyvind Hæg: drums, Erling Hegnander: keys

 



Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Fountain Belvedere

8:45pm

ELTON JOHN LENNON

Kevin Ashba performs Elton John and John Lennon


Sunday May 27, 2012 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Pool Galt

8:45pm

BRITBEAT

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


Sunday May 27, 2012 8:45pm - 10:15pm
Lawn Belvedere

9:00pm

THE CRYERS

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:45pm
River Belvedere

9:30pm

LUCY IN THE SKY

For about 20 years Lucy In The Sky have been touring through many countrys all of the world. They have visited Great Britain (Matthew Street Festival Liverpool), Scotland (John Lennon Northern Light Festival), France, Spain, Belarus and Russia. They are doing their own versions of the greatest Beatles songs - a german newspaper once wrote about them: "If the Beatles played today, they would sound like Lucy In The Sky." The band is happy to be part of the Abbey Road On The River Festival in Louisville this year!

Peter Seel (vocals, rhythm guitar), Bernd Gudernatsch (vocals, bass), Dirk Lamm (vocals, lead guitar), Robin Achenbach (vocals, drums)

 


Sunday May 27, 2012 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Fountain Belvedere

10:00pm

WINGSBANNED

This show they will be performing a Best Of McCartney Set
Johnny Heywood, Lee Herbert, Ian Herbert, Martin Fleming, Amy Gibb



Sunday May 27, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
River Belvedere

10:30pm

THE NORWEGIAN BEATLES

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Fountain Belvedere

10:30pm

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

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



Sunday May 27, 2012 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Lawn Belvedere

10:45pm

THE TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS

The TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS will be performing “The SOLO YEARS, By GEORGE!” – A 14 song set of the best of George’s solo career, from his first solo album, “All Things Must Pass”  to his last release, “Brainwashed”.

“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



Sunday May 27, 2012 10:45pm - 11:15pm
Archibald Galt

11:55pm

HAL BRUCE'S almost annual MIDNIGHT JAM
Sunday May 27, 2012 11:55pm - Monday May 28, 2012 2:25pm
Archibald Galt

2:00am

ALL NIGHT SING ALONGS The 2 o'clock Club

Insomnia (or sleeplessness) is most often defined by an individual's report of sleeping difficulties.While the term is sometimes used in sleep literature to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, insomnia is often defined as a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"

None of the above..I sing Beatles songs at Abbey Road On The River

 

 


Monday May 28, 2012 2:00am - 5:00am
Conservatory Galt
 
Monday, May 28
 

12:00pm

WHIPLASH

A dynamic teen cover band that presents powerful classic rock music beyond their years! This band will skillfully present tunes by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and other rock legends.

Alex Glasser ~ lead vocals, harmonica; Will Husband~ lead guitar; Jackson Hallahan ~ drums; Dylan Risinger ~ bass; Tyler Risinger ~ guitar



Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fountain Belvedere

12:00pm

HAL BRUCE

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?



Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Lawn Belvedere

1:00pm

WINGSBANNED

This show they will be performing the Good Evening New York City Album.




Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

1:00pm

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

The English Channel plays a totally fab 50/50 mix of Beatles and  ‘60-’70’s British rock/pop featuring lush harmonies, a tight rhythm section, rich orchestration and shreddin’ guitars. Every 50/50 show is different from the last and each has a few songs included that you may not expect to hear.

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


Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lawn Belvedere

2:00pm

WOOLDRIDGE BROS.

Led by duPont Manual High School Head Principal , and sons star quarterback Ian and Andy, this is one family band that does not drop out.

Professor Wooldridge also leads a popular "Paul Is Dead", discussion at AROTR U. 

Larry Wooldridge-vocals and guitar, Ian Wooldridge -lead guitar and keys, Andy Wooldridge - drums, Riley  Wooldridge, Tim Gipson- bass and vocals

 



Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

2:00pm

THE CRYERS

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



Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Lawn Belvedere

3:00pm

MR. WONDERFUL PRODUCTION BAND

Summer of Love Day; Focusing on Classic R&B, MR. Wonderful performs songs from bands like, "The New Birth, Ohio Players, Kool & the Gang, Otis Redding, and The Late Mr. Michael Jackson. This Show is full of funk, so come out & shake what your MaMa gave You. 

Saul Wright [Drummer], Angelo Lovely [Trumpet], Izzy Sutton [Tenor Sax,vocals], Skip Wilson [Bassit], Tanya Myers [Trombone], Charles Conley [ Keyboards], Tanya Myers [vocals], Tom Jones [Congos], Ron Lewis [vocals/guitar



Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

3:15pm

THE BLUE MEANIES

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



Monday May 28, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Lawn Belvedere

4:00pm

TIMELINE

CSNY, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Traveling Wilburys, Grass Roots, & others. BEATLES : You Won't See Me, I'll Be Back, What You're Doin', Got To Get You Into My Life, & You Can't Do That. You pick the decade(s), they'll play the music. Playing 50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's. 

Bob Wilson - vocals, 6 & 12 string guitar; Chris Schafer - vocals, bass; Phil Wolfe - vocals, keyboard, guitar, slide guitar, harmonica; David Chandler - drums, percussion


 


Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

4:30pm

HAL BRUCE

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?


Monday May 28, 2012 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Lawn Belvedere

5:00pm

THE LOVEBURYS

The “LOVEBURYS” will be performing classic songs by The Byrds, Bob Dylan, ELO, The Kinks, The Monkees, Moody Blues, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Yardbirds, The Ventures, The Who and a few surprises.

“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



Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

5:30pm

AXIS

AXIS Chicago's Premier Jimi Hendrix Tribute was started in 2004. . AXIS has performed at some of the best music venues in the Chicagoland area including City Limits, The Cubby Bear and the House of Blues. This year will be the 5th year AXIS has performed at AROTR!! The hope is to celebrate not only the music of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles but the music of the 60's. AROTR forever!!

Current line up include: Kevin Wik-(Drums/Percussion), Nick Verbic-(Bassist), Kelven Dyson as Jimi Hendrix (guitar vocals).

 



Monday May 28, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

6:00pm

MADMEN ACROSS THE WATER

Madmen Across The Water was put together expressly for the Mother Lodge Festival in Louisville last summer.  The performance was so well received that the band was drafted in to performing at the Festival’s closing party.  It’s built around the solo act of Joe D’Amato.  Madmen Across The Water includes Louisville natives Butch Ellis and Rob Edwards.



Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fountain Belvedere

6:30pm

LSB EXPERIENCE

he AROTR Festival can be seen as an American tribute to The Beatles, who were a European band. Being from Europe, The LSB Experience likes the idea to pay tribute in return to some of the great American singer-songwriters and bands that have had a major impact on contemporary pop- and rockmusic. That’s why we will mainly focus on the so called“West Coast Sound”, with exponents such as: Crosby, Stills & NashThe EaglesThe Doobie BrothersVeniceJackson Browne and James Taylor.

 

A special highlight within this concept is a compilation of songs by The Beach Boys, the American answer to The Beatles.

 

Obviously, since this is a Beatles tribute festival and since The Beatles are an important source of inspiration for The LSB Experience, every 50 minute show will contain about 25/30 percent Beatlessongs.

 

And then we still have some DylanFleetwood Mac , Steeler’s WheelCrowded House and a few of our original compositions to throw in, but al these supplements to the repertoire have in common what we call “The LSB Experience three part harmony trademark”.

 

 


Monday May 28, 2012 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Lawn Belvedere

7:00pm

TORN AND FRAYED (formally Tattoo Babylon)

Formed in late 2011, Torn & Frayed plays Stones classics from the golden era (the late '60s through the '70s). 

Comprising of 9 members, T&F recreates all the flavors of the timeless music of the Rolling Stones, and attempts to give respects to all the decades of music that the Stones have created though the years.

Torn & Frayed does not try to BE the Stones, but instead attempts to create the aura and vibe that IS the music of the Rolling Stones. They play Rolling Stones classics from the late '60s through the '70s. 


So please allow us to introduce ourselves, we are Torn & Frayed ... come on out, and get your Stones on!

Torn & Frayed is composed of 9 well established Louisville musicians: Hunter Embry - Vocals Mike Nix - Guitar GM Wigginton - Guitar Brendan Mullaney - Bass Steve Sturgill - Keys Tom Murray - Drums Tim Harris - Sax Rachel Hagan - Vocals Jess Langer - Vocals

 



Monday May 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Fountain Belvedere

7:30pm

THE PRANKSTERS

Summer of Love Day : Louisville's great 60's band, Covering: The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Santana, Grateful Dead, Donovan, Arlo Guthrie, Hendrix, Cream, Doors, Allman Bros, etc.

R.D. Miller- acoustic guitar and vocal, Tom Browning- lead guitar and vocal, Rick Ennis- drums and percussion, Ed Snead- bass guitar, Rico Thomas- bass guitar


Monday May 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Lawn Belvedere

8:00pm

STEVE SIZEMORE GROUP

Retro 70's and 80's Rock and Roll

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

 


Monday May 28, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fountain Belvedere

9:00pm

THE DESPERATE ROMANTICS aka THE REPEATLES

This show features AngloAmericaSwedish power pop.

Formerly known as The Repeatles. A unique 60s tribute band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The best music from the most happening decade done by four individuals who love, understand and honour the bands of this era. The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, the list is endless and the beat is on!

Desperate Romantics is a group based around Jan Leonard’s songs, rooted in 70s power pop with a touch of the Beatles and the Who.

Peter Beck - Guitar, vocals; Jan Leonard Borgh - Guitar, vocals; Gunnar Karlstein - Bass, vocals; Stephan Kling - Drums, vocals



Monday May 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Fountain Belvedere