“A really big shoe!” Ed P. Amsterdam, 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
“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
“Terrific show at the Madison Theater last night. The “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End” suite at the end was fantastic. Brilliant vocals all around.” Michael D Cohoes, NY
“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
“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
“Had a great time last night…you guys rock!” Betsy R. Glenmont, NY
“…note-for-note with all of the classic, instantly recognizable riffs in place.” – Nippertown
“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
“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
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, writer and host of a music/food/travel television series called, “I Could Eat” and a popular solo entertainer.
A Hey Jude concert is first and foremost, a bona fide performance of classic Beatles songs, but it’s also 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 concentrates on the early songs from 1963 and 1964 (tunes like “She Loves You”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” 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.
Currently, Hey Jude fans can enjoy a Fab Four, “One Man Band”, featuring Rick Bedrosian (George Harrison) on acoustic guitar and vocals. This rousing stage show includes many of your favorite Beatles songs such as, “From Me To You”, “She Loves You”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “All My Loving”, “Don’t Bother Me”, “It’s Only Love”, “Girl”, “Eight Days A Week”, “With A Little Help From My Friends”, “Piggies”, “Bungalow Bill”, “Revolution”, “I Will”, “Hey Jude”, “If Not For You”, “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Imagine”. The RB Beatles Solo Show is extraordinarily entertaining, it can be performed with or without a Beatles costume and it’s extremely affordable!