The Beatles are back, in spirit

Reunion Beatles – Fantasy Tribute will channel John, Paul, George and Ringo Jan. 17 at the Visalia Fox Theatre

The Sun-Gazette

VISALIA – The Beatles are back together, at least in spirit. 

The Reunion Beatles – Fantasy Tribute is a collection of the finest musicians who ever paid tribute to the world’s greatest band. Formed in the Bay Area in 2010 by Got Live Entertainment, The Reunion Beatles have performed for delighted audiences of all ages around the world and have received critical acclaim for their musicianship and ability to “channel” the four individuals who made a massive impact on popular music from the 1960s to today.

Got Live president, Wayne Coy, believes that the concept was long overdue. 

“As a huge Beatles fan myself, I felt there had to be another way to pay tribute to them beyond the same old re-creation of the ’60s that have been touring since Beatlemania was on Broadway in 1977,” Coy said. “This show is decidedly different.”

Well known for his portrayal of John Lennon in the acclaimed production “In the Spirit of Lennon,” Drew Harrison has been performing Lennon’s songs and telling his stories for well over a decade. The singer-songwriter also leads the premier Beatles Tribute Band, The Sun Kings, in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently performs over 100 shows a year both solo and with his band. Harrison has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and South America.

An accomplished acoustic bass player, Adam Joel mastered his craft left-handed to ensure his role of Paul McCartney would be as authentic as possible. His talent captured the producers of Las Vegas’ “Beatleshow Orchestra” where he performed for 10 years prior to joining “The Reunion Beatles Fantasy Tribute.”

A background that includes record deals with Atlantic Records and performances spanning the globe, Nick Bold’s musical ability speaks for itself. Bold wrote and recorded two albums for “Virginia Wolf”, of which he was an original band member. Appearing on the British TV hit “Stars in Their Eyes”, Bold’s impeccable impression of George Harrison immediately earned him critical acclaim and led to his performing in multiple Beatles performing, ultimately leading to “The Reunion” tour.

Having studied classical, jazz and composition on full scholarship in college, Terry Carleton has been an accomplished musician for over 40 years. Carleton is a column writer for “Guitar Player Magazine” and is a well-known percussion instructor in the Bay Area. His YouTube instructional videos continue to attract viewers and feature the distinct Ringo style.

Beginning his musical quest in the ’70s, Tommy Cosentino has shared his talent around the globe as Musical Director and performer for a variety of shows. Having studied acoustic and electric Pianos, the clavinet, synthesizers and Hammond B3 Organ, Cosentino’s depth of musical knowledge and experience provides him with the perfect background to be featured in The Reunion Tour on keyboards and vocals.

Coy said the tribute band attempts to provide the reunion concert that never was. While John Lennon and George Harrison have passed on, Coy and other Beatles fans still ask what would the concert have been like if they had gotten back together?

“This production answers that question. It is the concert we believe they would have done, filled with stories, laughter and of course, those incredible, timeless songs that are so well loved,” Coy said.

The Reunion Beatles – Fantasy Tribute will bring the Beatles back to life with their concert on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. with showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $34 and can be purchased at or at the box office, located at 308 W. Main St. in Visalia. For more information, call 559-625-1FOX.

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