The WannaBeatles In Jonesborough, Tennessee For The Fourth Of July Celebration.

After last years disappointment with a Rolling Stones tribute band that sounded terrible, the city of Jonesborough, Tennessee got it right this year for their Fourth Of July celebration with the return of the WannaBeatles consisting of Dennis Scott on guitar and vocals, Bryan Cumming on guitar and horns, Nathan Burbank on keyboards and bass and David Toledo on drums.  Their tribute to The Beatles was amazing.  If you closed your eyes you can picture The Beatles actually playing complete with their amazing harmonies. These guys also show their great personality and humor as shown with Dennis’s great impersonation of Ed Sullivan, old commercials and more.  The WannaBeatles showcased the great career of The Beatles from She Loves YouHelp, Hard Days Night, Something, Here Comes The Sun and more to Sgt Peppers and many more Beatles classics.  In addition to The Beatles favorites, they pleased the crowd with what they call 1967: The Summer Of Love Medley which features such songs as San Francisco by Scott McKenzie, I Can See For Miles by The Who, I’m A Believer by The Monkees, For What It is Worth by Buffalo Springfield and much more.  In addition to all of this, they did an amazing tribute to the late David Cassidy, doing many of his songs with the Partridge Family.  This is my third opportunity getting to see this band and was impressed by how they bring something new and fresh each time they come to this area.  This time they brought two more items to the stage, the first being a medley from the 50th anniversary of the White Album featuring such songs as Back In The USSR, Birthday, Rocky Raccoon, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and more.  The second new item was medley from 50 years ago 1969 with such classics as Venus by Shocking Blue, Bad Moon Rising by CCR, Hair by the Cowsills, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In by the 5th Dimension and much more. I first met this great band back on the fourth of July two years ago when they played at our town’s celebration and then in Bristol Tennessee last year and wanted to see them again. Over the past couple years I have got to know these guys well and stayed in communication with them on a regular basis as well I appreciate the help they have given me over the years referring me to other artists that wanted my review.  If you get a chance to see this band in your area, please do, you will not be disappointed.

 

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