“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
“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
“On behalf of the Schaghticoke Fair, I would like to thank all the talented musicians from Hair Of The Dog for another fine performance at this year’s (2016) fair. Your professionalism and audience appeal was noted by many, especially the fairgoers. I’ll be looking forward to working with you and Hey Jude in the future.” Jim S. South Bethlehem, NY
“This was our second time seeing you guys and we’ll be looking into seeing you again soon. Great concert.” Norene M. Selkirk, NY
“A really big shoe!” Ed P. Amsterdam, 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
“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
“You got a new crew of fans last night when you performed at the Elks. GREAT show. Thanks for a fun evening.” Barbara R. Colonie, NY
“Had a great time last night…you guys rock!” Betsy R. Glenmont, NY
“Saw Hey Jude for the first time last night at the Madison Theater in Albany, NY. We were majorly impressed! The music and the detail in the guitars used for each song/era was impeccable. The interaction with the audience was really cool too. We were transported back in time to 1964 and followed the band through their awesome transformations. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire performance and highly recommend to everyone to see Hey Jude!! Loved it!!” Brenda G Esperance, 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.