And in the end…we can all be Fab
The Fab Faux perform Abbey Road @ the Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – March 12
I never hide my aversion to “cover bands.” I mean, it’s one thing to be away on vacation and walk into a sleepy little beach bar and hear some locals playing Bob Marley or Jimmy Buffet and find yourself singing along for an hour. But it’s another thing to make it a regular occurrence. Or better yet, to try and make a career out of it.
[All photos by Marc Millman]
So, to answer the question: I am not a fan of Dark Star Orchestra – even though they put a nice twist on the formula – or Sticky Fingers. But as I have mentioned in the past, I am a fan of extremely talented studio and touring musicians getting together occasionally to play the music that inspired them to become who they are today. And under this category, you can file The Fab Faux, maybe the best there is at this “game.”
- Marc’s Fab Faux Videos: Eleanor Rigby, Come Together, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers Medley and Hey Jude
For over a decade, the band that The Late Show With David Letterman bassist Will Lee put together has been playing music of The Beatles better than anybody. If you were lucky enough to see Beatlemania at The Wintergarden Theater in the ’70s, then you can understand the feeling one gets seeing these guys play live. Jimmy Vivino, known these days as the bandleader for Conan’s Basic Cable Band plays guitar. Along with Lee & Vivino, the band features drummer Rich Pagano, guitar player Frank Agnello and Jack Petruzzelli on keyboards, guitar, bass and anything else needed.
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