“Fun to see you on the (Bethlehem Central) middle school stage. I was totally impressed. If I was 10 years old and caught this show, I’d really come away with something and here I am 60 and really glad I could go.” Mark F. Glenmont, NY
“The heat was on last night at Bethlehem Jr. High and you guys were cookin’. Thanx for a great show!” John V. Albany, NY
“Thank you for a fantastic performance. Thoroughly enjoyed!!” Jean M.F. Schenectady, 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 easily the best Beatles tribute band I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of them.” Stephen K. Albany, NY
“Wonderful show tonight. Love all the attention to detail you put in, especially the 4-part harmonies.” Jim G. Albany, NY
“Hey Jude was the talk of the marina yesterday. Those of us who had seen you before loved the show even more. Our friends who were seeing you for the first time were amazed.” – Patricia H. D. Niverville, NY
“…note-for-note with all of the classic, instantly recognizable riffs in place.” – Nippertown
“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
“A really big shoe!” Ed P. Amsterdam, 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.