Fab 6 is a fab-ulous Beatles tribute band featuring six core members (complemented by The Sun King Brass, The Parlophone Vocal Trio and The Pepperland Strings) in a celebration of the arrangements of the Fab Four’s music from the studio works of Sergeant Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road.
As many of you now know, our drummer and dear friend Tilly passed away on June 18th. We have decided to honor him and his tremendous contribution to the spirit and music of Fab 6 by performing "FAB 6: A Concert for Tilly" on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 in Bloomington. (Tilly's photo and personal comments about FAB 6 are below.)
Tilly's son Shane wrote a beautiful obituary in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, please read, it's quite moving.
Zach Spicer will be occupying the drummer's throne for this performance, we're very pleased and lucky to have him (he's a lefty and plays a right handed kit, just like Tilly and Ringo), and we look forward to seeing you there!
"The show was wonderful! Thank you, your guys killed it! My audience was thrilled and I have rave reviews. Thank you so much!"
~Cheryl Larson, Director
Central Square Performing Arts Center, Glenwood, MN
July 17th, 2019
Fab 6 is a fab-ulous Beatles tribute band 6 pieces strong that celebrates the arrangements of the Fab Four’s music from the studio works of Sergeant Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road.
The proof is in the pudding. Here's the pudding:
"Wow! Just wow!!! Feel like a groupie!!!! Great show at the History Theatre, guys!!!!!"
"The musical performances tonight were outstanding as expected. What I didn’t expect was how enlightening it was to see and hear those masterpieces performed live by 16 talented musicians. After seeing all the components that went into each Beatles song, including some subtle ones, I doubt I’ll ever hear those songs the same way again. Congratulations on an amazing evening."
"Absolutely awesome! Loved the whole damn show. So glad we made the trek to St. Paul.!"
"Last night was FAB!! So glad I was there. Awesome show. So professional & just plain great!!"
"The sound was just terrific and you guys are real performers!"
“What a FUN show!! You nailed it! … there is success there!! EVERYONE was raving about this show last night! …because it was damn good!"
“I knew the performance was going to be very professional and thorough and a startling audio experience. But the group exceeded even that! Fan-tas-tic concept and heroic execution...Just think, the Fab Fourteen (sic) proved the Beatles wrong because they rationalized never touring again simply because there was no way they could ever reproduce on stage what they had concocted in the studio.....I blame you guys for going to bed that night singing "Lovely Rita" in my head. Thank you”.
(LENNON TRIBUTE, STRAY VOLTAGE)
Fab 6 is a labor of love. Six musicians united in a long journey to do it right. We are all hardcore lifelong Beatles fans. Most of us started playing in bands immediately after watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan in the Winter of '64. None of us have ever been involved in anything quite like this. We are all humbled by the Beatles music and are truly honored to get a chance to play it for you. It's a show I've wanted to pull together for a very long time-- and finally-- we're bringing it to life.
(SLEEPERS, RUE NOUVEAU, GENE PITNEY)
This wasn’t as easy as we all thought it would be. As Jerry has said, we all cut our teeth on this music, so naturally we thought we knew it inside out, piece o’cake. How wonderfully wrong we were! Many of the arrangements we all know and love were quite spontaneous, there is no written record of them, so we all have had to dive down every rabbit hole in sight to get it…right. A certain methodology on the part of those arrangements began to emerge, which helped a bit, but it was indeed a treasure hunt. We think we’ve discovered most of the precious metal, but the beauty of it is that there will always be that elusive…something.