“The heat was on last night at Bethlehem Jr. High and you guys were cookin’. Thanx for a great show!” John V. Albany, NY
“…note-for-note with all of the classic, instantly recognizable riffs in place.” – Nippertown
“Yay Hey Jude. What fun!” Renea F.P. Albany, NY
“I caught Hey Jude tonight at Cook Park. It was a great show. Your band knocked the ball out of Cook Park!” Stephen C. Colonie, NY
“For anyone who has not seen Hey Jude, close as you can get (to The Beatles). Full production show with costume changes.” Robert N. Bogota, Colombia
“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
“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
“This was our second time seeing you guys and we’ll be looking into seeing you again soon. Great concert.” Norene M. Selkirk, NY
“My wife, kids and I made it to Tawasentha last Thursday night. Absolutely loved it…easy to forget that these guys aren’t really John, Paul, George and Ringo. A great experience and something your entire family can enjoy.” Richard P. Rotterdam, 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
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.