“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Thank you for a fantastic performance. Thoroughly enjoyed!!” Jean M.F. Schenectady, 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
“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
“Had a great time last night…you guys rock!” Betsy R. Glenmont, 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, 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.