Don’t Miss the Chance to See The Bootleg Beatles and HELP! Live in Manila
The Beatles are easily one of the most iconic and influential bands in the history of music. Their timeless songs have resonated with fans across generations and continue to inspire musicians all over the world. And now, Filipino fans will have the opportunity to experience the magic of The Beatles live in concert, thanks to the upcoming tribute shows by two renowned tribute acts.
One of the tribute acts is The Bootleg Beatles, a world-renowned group that has been captivating audiences with their note-perfect recreations of The Beatles’ classics. Composed of Steve White as Paul McCartney, Stephen Hill as George Harrison, Tyson Kelly as John Lennon, and Gordon Elsmore as Ringo Starr, The Bootleg Beatles have not only mastered the sound of the legendary English rock band but also bear an uncanny resemblance to the original members.
According to a recent article by the Philippine Star, The Bootleg Beatles have chosen the Philippines as their favorite audience. Bassist Steve White expressed his honor to perform in front of Filipino fans, saying, “Isang karangalan ang magtanghal uli dito. Kayo ang paborito naming manonood” (It is an honor to perform here again. You are our favorite audience). The connection between the tribute act and Filipino fans is undeniable, and this is evident in the sold-out tours they have previously held in the country in 2016 and 2018.
The upcoming show in Manila will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall, on October 30. The Bootleg Beatles will transport fans back to the Swinging Sixties, from the early hits like “Love Me Do” to the iconic “Let It Be.” The Manila show will also feature a special set to commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me,” which includes timeless hits like “Twist And Shout” and “I Saw Her Standing There.”
Fans who have witnessed The Bootleg Beatles live have praised the act for their authenticity and the incredible experience they provide. As one reviewer puts it, “It’s not The Beatles… but you simply won’t believe it.” The Bootleg Beatles’ talent lies not only in their musical abilities but also in their ability to capture the essence of the original band, making the audience feel as though they have been transported back in time.
Another tribute group that will be enchanting Filipino fans is HELP!, a European tribute act that has gained popularity for their uncanny resemblance to the original Beatles members. Composed of members Ernie Mendillo, Matic Pelcel, Ziga Stanonik, and Anze Semrov, HELP! has been paying homage to the British rock pioneers since 2012. They have performed over a hundred shows each year across Europe and Asia, and now, Filipino fans will get to experience their first-ever show in the country.
The resemblance of HELP! members to the original Beatles is truly uncanny, both in sight and sound. Dressed in suits and black ties, with the signature mop-topped haircuts, they are the living embodiment of the iconic band. Their performances are note-for-note renditions of The Beatles’ classics that still make crowds go wild. Filipino fans, who have been eagerly waiting for this moment, will finally have the opportunity to witness the magic of The Beatles live on stage.
The Beatles’ music has a universal appeal that transcends time and cultural boundaries, and their songs continue to resonate with people of all ages. The upcoming tribute shows by The Bootleg Beatles and HELP! in the Philippines are a testament to the enduring popularity of The Beatles’ music and the unwavering loyalty of Filipino fans.
Whether you’re a longtime Beatles fan or a newcomer to their music, these tribute shows are not to be missed. They offer a unique opportunity to experience the enchanting music of The Beatles in a live setting and to relive the magic of one of the greatest bands of all time. So mark your calendars and get ready to sing along to timeless classics like “Hey Jude,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “Rock and Roll Music.”