The Fab Faux: LET ABBEY BE - plus additional favorites - 12/30

Saturday, December 30 2017 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start / Ends 10:00 pm (Estimated End Time)

Tickets

VIP
$80.00
Premier
$80.00
Reserved
$70.00
Bar Stool
$60.00

Sat Dec 30 2017

The Fab Faux: LET ABBEY BE - plus additional favorites - 12/30

at City Winery New York City

Doors:
6:00 pm
Starts:
8:00 pm
Ends:
10:00 pm (Estimated End Time)

Tickets

VIP
$80.00
Premier
$80.00
Reserved
$70.00
Bar Stool
$60.00

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With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles).  Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like "Strawberry Fields Forever" or "I Am the Walrus" performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as "Because", "Nowhere Man", and "Paperback Writer", reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect.


The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux - in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles' musical magic, as The Fab Faux tackles the group's most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.

Calling them, "the greatest Beatles cover band – without the wigs," Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke wrote, "the Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles' most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee." Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, The Faux's breathtaking performances tend to dispel all concert goers' previous notions of a Beatles tribute act. "The Fab Faux have the hardest job in the history of R & R and they pull it off damn well. All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles. Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things about the originals" - Dave Marsh, legendary Rock Critic and Sirius Radio Host.

Frank Agnello

In addition to The Fab Faux and his music industry day job, Frank has had the pleasure of playing with such artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Badfinger's Joey Molland, Phoebe Snow, Al Kooper, Mike Viola, Jill Sobule, Jackie DeShannon, Willie Nile, Richard Lloyd and Ivan Julian. Frank has written and commenced recording a self-arranged and produced album of 12 songs, which he hopes to complete in the coming months

Jack Petruzelli

Jack Petruzzelli is a seasoned touring and recording musician. As a multi-instrument performer, producer and songwriter, he has had the privilege of working with a variety of artists that include Patti Smith, Ian Hunter, Joan Osborne, Rufus Wainwright and Sara Bareilles, to name a few. In the studio, Jack has collaborated with platinum artists to unknown sensations. He co-produced Joan Osborne's album Bring It On Home, which was nominated for Best Blues album of the year at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Jack is currently working on co-producing an upcoming album of Bob Dylan covers for Joan Osborne, recorded at his studio in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. He is a founding member of the Fab Faux, a critically acclaimed, nationally touring Beatles tribute band (that doesn’t dress up).

Currently, Jack can be found onstage playing with the Fab Faux and various other artists he supports or producing projects in his Pennsylvania studio. In 2017, he released his debut solo album, Lake Songs, under the pseudonym Jack Snax. It is available at  CD Baby,  iTunes,  Amazon and live shows whenever Jack is on the road (check his  Facebook page for upcoming shows and come say hi).

 Jimmy Vivino

Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show “CONAN.”  Vivino has been a consistent element in O’Brien’s late night career, starting with the first episode of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in September 1993.  In June of 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour” and currently leads “Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band” on “CONAN.”

When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country.  In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with the successful Beatles tribute band “The Fab Faux.”  Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Al Kooper.  Earlier in his career Jimmy got his start producing playing and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen.

Prior to landing in television, Vivino worked on Broadway and in film.  He arranged and orchestrated the scores for “Leader of the Pack” on Broadway, as well as “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2” for Disney. www.jimmyvivino.co

Rich Pagano

Rich Pagano (drums and vocals), a respected New York sideman known for his expertise in producing, recording or playing drums on tour with artists including Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Robbie Robertson, Ray Davies, Willie Nile, gospel icon Marie Knight, Joan Osborne, Levon Helm, and Mott The Hoople legend Ian Hunter. Rich released his first solo effort, rich pagano + the sugarCane cups in 2009 to high praise ("Among the best albums that you'll hear in 2009" - Blurt Magazine). More at www.richpagano.com

Will Lee

(Vocals/Bass) - To say that Grammy Award-winning Will Lee has done it all in the music business would be quite an understatement. Perhaps best known as bassist for over two decades on The Late Show with David Letterman, Will has also lent his considerable talents to well over 1,000 Pop, Jazz and Rock albums (Ricky Martin, Burt Bacharach, Bee Gees, George Benson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper, Barry Manilow, Miami Sound Machine, Buddy Rich, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Grover Washington Jr., Cat Stevens, Vanessa Williams, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Kool & the Gang, Billy Joel, Barbara Streisand, Carly Simon, D'Angelo, Frank Sinatra, Mariah Carey, Pat Metheny, and Steely Dan, to name a very few); has sung and played on an equal number of TV and radio commercials; and performed live with countless artists, including three Beatles! Founding and leading The Fab Faux reflects Will's lifelong love and respect for The Beatles' music; he says it best when he says, "They gave us all a wake up call." Will's website is: www.willlee.com