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Local Spotlight - The Fab 5

 

On any given  night in Houston performance halls, you can likely catch a band  paying homage to their rock heroes. One of the best known tribute-groups  is The Fab 5. The Nationally Acclaimed Texas-based Beatles/60s  tribute band has played the mop tops’ and british invasion timeless pop  music for years, faithfully recreating their songs down to the very  last chord. The Fab 5 member are Joe Baiardi on bass/vocals (also a Galveston resident at The Victorian Condos), Paul Byron on keyboards/vocals, Chuck Essick on rhythm guitar/vocals, Danny Kristensen on lead guitar/vocals ( Galveston BOI Born on the Island) and  Rod Robert on drums/vocals.


They have  been a fixture to the Houston Music Scene for over 28 years. They have  also performed in Galveston Mardi Gras! Galveston 2004 with Peter Noone  and Herman’s Hermit’s, Deep Purple, and others booked  through The Brock Agency. In Sept 2012, Sylvia Renée Adame,  Assistant  Executive Director of the Galveston Park Board, brought The Fab 5 back  to Music Night On The Strand in Saengerfest Park and it has turned out to be the biggest event and most requested show yearly. Sadly she passed away April 8,  2013 the following year. Renée  found special meaning in programs she initiated or played an active role  in which sought to improve the lives of children in Galveston.   Noteworthy among these are the Safe Haven Program,  the Mitchell Substance Abuse Prevention Program, the GISD Trade Cottage  and Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance.  In addition, she  played an active role on numerous community boards. Renee’s son Jeb  Adame of US Backline continues to book consistent  great entertainment for Galveston residents. Renee is missed by all but  her spirit lives on every time The Fab 5 performs in Galveston.


A desire to  recreate the spirit & enthusiasm of the British Invasion and  America's subsequent retaliation led to the formation of The Fab 5 in  November 1990.  With their timeless tunes, 60s period Beatles  suits & Carnaby Street Fashions, authentic Hofner, Rickenbacker,  Gretsch and Ludwig vintage Beatles instruments, vintage British  valve VOX amplification, style and humor representative of the times  packaged in tight, production based performances, The Fab  5 have gained recognition as a leader in the fun-oldies tribute  market.  It is a sincere dedication, professionalism, & attention to  detail that have become hallmarks of The Fab 5, as evidenced by their  impressive client list. Relive the days of “Beatlemania” each  time you see The Fab 5 as they perform songs live that The Beatles  recorded but never themselves played before an audience. They are not  only a Beatles tribute band, but one of the best 1960s tributes in the  nation. In October 2007, The Fab 5 were also featured  in The New Musical Express in England as one of the “Top Beatles  Tribute bands in America “. The Houston Press awarded The Fab 5 “Best  Tribute/Cover Band” 5 years in a row! The Houston Chronicle called The  Fab 5 “Houston’s 10 Best Tribute Bands’ in Texas.  Keep in mind not only do they dress up like The Beatles, they REALLY do  sound like the Beatles and play these timeless songs note for note  (listen to their sound samples) and use the exact instrumentation . And  to top it all off, Joe's toured with "The Cast  of Beatlemania"  now you've got One of The Best National Beatles Bands  Around Town!
 

​The Fab  5 have had the good fortune to share the stage with national acts  as: Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP/ Moving Sidewalks),  Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult,  Motley Crue, Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, The Beach Boys,  America, The Turtles, The Temptations, Peter Noone & Herman's  Hermits, The Grassroots, Johnny Rivers, Tommy James & The Shondells,  Chubby Checker,  Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Little Richard, Paul  Revere & The Raiders, and may many more through the years. Whether  it's a festival concert, private corporate function, high school  reunion or a nightclub engagement, The Fab 5 consider it a great  pleasure to bring to life some of the best music of the 60s, &  70s and to rekindle those special memories. To enjoy these anthems  live and in color is what audiences of all ages have twisted, shimmied,  and shook to for over 28 years (but who's counting?). Remember, The Fab  5 will always be "WHERE THE ACTION IS" and they look forward to seeing  you at their next "SHINDIG" in Galveston, Texas.  You can find more information on the band at www.thefab5.net or their social media links on their website.


 The Fab 5 at MUSIC ON THE STRAND
Saturday, September 8 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Saengerfest Park
2302 Strand St, Galveston 

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 The Fab 5 at MUSIC ON THE STRAND
Saturday, September 8 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Saengerfest Park
2302 Strand St, Galveston 

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