“Just wanted to say how incredible I thought your show was last night. You should be on Broadway. It was very beautiful, humorous and sometimes very moving. I was so mesmerized by how much (Tom) looks like John Lennon I got a little overwhelmed.” Christa U. Delmar, NY
“Thank you for a fantastic performance. Thoroughly enjoyed!!” Jean M.F. Schenectady, NY
“The best Beatles tribute I’ve seen. This band is the real deal, right down to the costumes and hair styles. They sing the songs we grew up to and love singing along to, which is always great fun.” Nippertown, December, 2016
“The heat was on last night at Bethlehem Jr. High and you guys were cookin’. Thanx for a great show!” John V. Albany, NY
“Hey Jude will make you feel like you are at a Beatles concert. This top flight band plays high quality, exciting renditions of Beatles songs spanning their entire decade together.” – Carol L. Albany, NY
“These guys are a lot of fun. They won me over completely. They play the music you like and make you happy.” – Schenectady, NY Daily Gazette
“Hey Jude is a one-of-a-kind Beatles tribute band whose outgoing and genuine personalities shine through their tailored suits and mop-top haircuts.” – Nippertown
“You have found the perfect blend of musicians to cover all the elements needed for “Hey Jude”! The keyboard player is an integral part of the sound dynamic especially for the “Magical Mystery Tour” segment as “The Beatles” relied more on orchestral backing and effects. I love what he does for your performance! Your harmonies are great and the solo vocals and stage presence captivate the crowd. “Hey Jude” is a “one of a kind” musical experience in the Capital District!” SC Altamont, NY
“Wonderful show tonight. Love all the attention to detail you put in, especially the 4-part harmonies.” Jim G. Albany, NY
“Rick, I caught Hey Jude at Guilderland Performing Arts Center last night. You guys sound and play awesome!” Thomas M. Delmar, NY
About the Band
Hey Jude, an authentic Beatles tribute band, debuted in July, 2013.
The band members are: Tom Raider (John Lennon), Brad Jarvis (Paul McCartney), Rick Bedrosian (George Harrison), Don Ackerman (Ringo Starr) and Rich Coogan (keyboards and percussion).
These guys are veterans of countless rock groups. Tom Raider has portrayed Lennon, world-wide, since 2001. Rick Bedrosian is also the leader of the Celtic Music powerhouse, Hair Of The Dog.
A Hey Jude concert is more than a performance of classic Beatles songs, it is an engaging theatrical experience. The band members dress in a variety of Beatles costumes and bring a wealth of Scouse humor, history and hubris to their stage show.
Hey Jude is detail oriented too; from their hair, to their Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Hofner and Epiphone guitars, Vox amps and Ludwig drums, their tailored suits (stitched by renowned Beatles costumer Russ Lease) and imported (from Liverpool) boots.
The band performs many of The Beatles early songs from 1963 and 1964 (tunes like “I Saw Her Standing There”, “From Me To You” and “A Hard Day’s Night”) but Hey Jude’s repertoire also includes hits from later albums such as “Help”, “Rubber Soul”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “White Album” and “Abbey Road”.
Spending an afternoon or evening with Hey Jude is guaranteed to raise a smile for Beatles’ fans of all ages as well as a nostalgic tear, especially from British Invasion enthusiasts who lived through Beatlemania when it was happening in the 1960’s.