The Bromsgrove Standard reviewed the bands show at the Artrix:
“THE UPBEAT Beatles wowed the crowd at Bromsgrove’s Artrix with more than two hours of feelgood entertainment.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the evening was the banter – between the band members themselves and between them and the audience – The Beatles were, after all, renowned for their personalities, charisma and sense of humour, as well as the music.
Another aspect that is key when it comes to recreating that Beatles’ sound is the harmonies and The Upbeat Beatles have also got those down to a tee. This was shown throughout, most notably in the first half with Nowhere Man and in the second half with Don’t Let Me Down, All You Need is Loveand the Ballad of John and Yoko.
Other musical highlights included moving renditions of Yesterday and Let it Be, a great version of Here Comes The Sun and an encapsulating performance of Blackbird where you could not keep your eyes off Paul’s fingers as they moved up and down the fret board.”
“By the end, you were hoarse from singing and exhausted from all the clapping and foot-tapping and it has to be said, The Upbeat Beatles certainly live up to their name.”
MLG Magazine previewed the show for Andover and North Hampshire News:
“The show is full of the familiar harmonies, well demonstrated with Nowhere Man and Don’t Let Me Down, together with moving renditions of Yesterday and Let It Be, a great version of Here Comes The Sun and a fine performance of Blackbird.
It features plenty of the “fun” songs too, including When I’m 64 and Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da through to the Abbey road years when the band had stopped touring because their creations were too complex to perform on stage.
Expect a great night, with fine musicians playing the songs you love. You’ll be singing and dancing all night long.”
The Gainsborough Standard reported on ‘Beatlemania’ arriving in Gainsborough! They said:
“This show will have you tapping your feet from the opening bars – dancing in the aisle, and screaming like they did in the original Beatlemania era with songs that changed a generation from She Loves You to I am the Walrus and beyond.
From the depths of Liverpool’s Cavern Club, to the Roof Top of The Apple Building, the Upbeat Beatles will take you on a journey that is the story of The Beatles through their songs.”
York Press reviewed The Upbeat Beatles at the York Barbican, saying:
“The sheer volume of songs was staggering and the quick pace carried the show forward at almost breakneck speed.
The show also served as something of a primer on The Beatles’ history, using archive clips and interviews to build a visual scrapbook of the legendary band’s incredible story.
The second leg of the night focused more on The Beatles’ studio years, giving the tribute band a chance to really show off what they could do with songs such as Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and I Am The Walrus, complete with psychedelic outfits and stick-on moustaches.
For a grand finale, the band played Get Back, to enormous cheers, and for their encore, Hey Jude ended the concert on a more sombre tone.
The Upbeat Beatles delivered an incredible show with tons of personality and a truly awesome catalogue of music, a fitting testament to a band that managed to make such an impact with only a decade-long run.”