The Bend Theater welcomes the Blues Beatles to our historic stage on August 12!
Blending the timeless magic of the blues with the iconic melodies of The Beatles, this Brazilian band has carved out a unique and captivating sound that transcends genres. Renowned for their innovative reinterpretations, Blues Beatles infuse classic blues tunes with a touch of Beatles' influence, resulting in a mesmerizing fusion that delights music lovers of all backgrounds.
With their exceptional musicianship and infectious energy, Blues Beatles deliver an unforgettable live performance that transports the audience back in time while adding a fresh twist to beloved classics. Each member of the band brings their own expertise to the table, effortlessly recreating the spirit of both the blues and The Beatles with soulful vocals, masterful guitar solos, grooving bass lines, and dynamic drum beats. From heart-wrenching ballads to foot-stomping rock 'n' roll, Blues Beatles will take you on a musical adventure you won't want to miss.
Blues Beatles' captivating performances make them an “instant sensation” everywhere they go, touring worldwide in Brazil, the United States, and Europe! Blues Beatles started during the breaks of the rehearsals of Today – an original band that Marcos Viana, Flavio Naves, Lancaster Ferreira, Bruno Falcão and Fred Barley started in 2010. Marcos, the singer, would invariably pick up his acoustic guitar and start playing Beatles songs. The other members of the band were amazed at how natural the songs sounded, as if he had written them himself. The reason for this was that Marcos really identified with the songs and never imitated John or Paul. He simply sang with his own voice and from his heart. Being blues players the rest of the band started adding their blues twist to these “break songs”. One day Lancaster said: “why don’t we mix these two things we love to play? We could call this Blues Beatles!”Everyone loved the idea and together they started the Blues Beatles in 2013. The rest is history…
After the release of the acclaimed debut CD, Get Back to The Blues, and 9 international tours (in North America and Europe) the band recorded in 2019 their second CD, Let It Blues, at AS Studios, Brazil. For this CD singer Marcos Viana, keyboard player Flavio Naves, bassist Bruno Falcao and drummer Fred Barley joined forces with Fred Sunwalk on guitar and again Denilson Martins on saxophone, and the result could not have been better! Explosive and intense new renditions come on classics like Drive my Car, Come Together; the blues lives on tracks like Let it Be, Yer Blues, Chains, Can ́t buy me Love, One after 909 and Love Me Do; Something and Oh Darling bring that calm yet intense vibe that Blues Beatles are known for… Most of the vocal melodies are kept in their original form, but interpreted with Marcos Viana’s unique voice, in an unpretentious and heart-felt way. The arrangements combine blues and soul grooves that suit the vocals of the songs while adding a different feel to them. Instrumental solos and improvisation, typical elements of the blues, are an integral part of the Blues Beatles style.
Doors open at 6:30 PM to give you time to find your seats, visit our historic lobby, concession stand and fully stocked bar!
Show begins at approximately 7:30 PM