A Complete Beatles Experience Rocks the Nampa Civic Center

Celebrities and Stars ArticleFor our date night last night, my wife and I had a journey through the British Musical Invasion.

I am always skeptical when I hear that a tribute band is playing. I’ve seen so many that fall far short of any kind of holistic, worthwhile experience that does justice to the megaband they are recreating.   But Britain’s Finest put on an classy, entertaining and very memorable show at the Nampa, Idaho Civic Center.

Their style was tasteful and energetic. Britain’s Finest truly captured the spirit of the Beatles. The youthful camaraderie and enthusiasm of the Fab Four was presented with great attention to detail, a truly authentic and fun experience.

Britain’s Finest delivered a non-scripted show that captured the spontaneity, charm, wit, and youthful vibrance of The Beatles. Complete with fresh, energetic rawness and a video and slideshow backdrop of  historic footage from the 60s and 70s, I felt as if I was getting a glimpse of what one of their live performances must have been like.

Hailing from California, Britain’s finest produced well done recreations of those familiar songs the world has come to love. Off-the-cuff humor and the cheeky banter between songs came across poised and well-timed. Their costumes, accents, nonverbal behaviors and general demeanor showed a ton of preparation. The musicians “live” their characters.

The songs and costumes spanned the range from the Mop Top, Sgt. Pepper’s or the Abbey Road, to the Let It Be eras.The chemistry between the lads was apparent and and contagious. The  group left the audience both delighted and in awe of the evening that “brought back” four men from Liverpool.

 
 

The group interacted with the audience, took and played requests and invited us all to stand up and dance to “Twist and Shout,” Solos were offered for each of the four larger-than-life personas, John, Paul, George and Ringo. My favorite was the acoustic-only version of Lennon’s “Hide Your Love Away.” After the encore, of “Hey Jude,” the crowd gave the band a standing ovation.

Their well-played roles, with great resemblance to the Lads themselves, kept people smiling throughout the show. It was a  wonderful night filled with sing-alongs and joy. The appeal of the music, words, and vivid visuals can transcend all audiences and can speak to any age.

If you’re a Beatles fan who always wished you could have seen them, Britain’s Finest is the gig. If you’ve seen the real Beatles and want to relive the magic, then this show can help to transport you back to that wonderful moment in time.

“So let me introduce to you: The Act You’ve Known for All These Years … “

The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands AXS TV Britain’s Finest – Tribute to The Beatles CLUB NOKIA

You’ve heard Katie Daryl say “One more song!” many times throughout the performances on AXS TV’s The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.   The third season of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands season was technically set to end on April 21.   In what essentially became the sixteenth installment of the season, Katie Daryl surprised viewers and provided a special episode “encore” with a brand new live performance of the show’s inaugural tribute band, Britain’s Finest – a tribute to the Beatles, DSC01062DSC01513 

This particular show didn’t take place on on a Monday, nor did it air at the usual start time.   It wasn’t even on the Sunset Strip…. and it turned out to be a fantastic affair that made for a very memorable part of the show’s history.  

Hosted at the spacious and elegant Club Nokia in Downtown LA, the event served to honor past performers on the show (current band included) and as a celebration of the show’s recently announced renewal for an upcoming fourth season, which will see its return sometime in the Fall. 

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Other attendees of the live audience for this special event included invited guests and VIPs from The Cable Show – a television network conference that took place at the neighboring LA Convention Center.  The past tribute all-star performers of the program mingled with the rest of the crowd both on the red carpet and inside during the show.   A great party with an excellent band on live TV on weeknight broadcast from a deluxe state of the art venue?   It doesn’t get much better than that!DSC01092

The live telecast began in grand fashion at 10PM Pacific time for a 90 minute performance that spanned the career of The Beatles.

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The first segment was presented in black and white to viewers at home.   Very cool idea.

Britain’s Finest played an extended set list with several songs that weren’t regularly performed live by The Beatles.  The song variety added even more to the overall experience of being there.   The crowd on hand really enjoyed the concert and being treated to a great evening of music and fun.     Given the incredible impact The Beatles had on television 50 years ago, along with all the gifted musicians in attendance, this was a very fitting crowd to witness this show.   Britain’s Finest Finest took many of the cable executives and everyone else there on a blast to the past.

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BritiansFinest-6 DSC01273 The positive energy of the band gave off a really happy vibe at the show.  You could tell they really were enjoying putting on their performance, which, on top of everything else, made it all that much more entertaining.

They had about 3 minutes between each set to switch out their wardrobes when Katie Daryl took the audience through the commercial breaks to resume with their chronologically updated attire.  They managed to pull everything off flawlessly to a delighted crowd. 

The evening was the perfect way to end out the season on a great note.   Hopefully, this is an indication of the good things to come for the upcoming season.  There is a big family feeling between all the members of the various acts that make this show happen and it was a fitting way to part ways until next time.

Since its inception early last year, this show has not only done a great job of legitimizing the hard work of these great tribute bands; it also keeps the audience guessing– in a really good way.  It takes the best tribute bands like these to make the audience feel like they are being transported to a different time witnessing a historic concert taking place.   That’s what it’s all about.

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SET LIST:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Please Please Me

All My Loving

From Me To You

Roll Over Beethoven

Eight Days A Week

Can’t Buy Me Love

I Feel Fine

Day Tripper

She Loves You

We Can Work It Out

I Saw Her Standing There

Twist and Shout

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Hello Goodbye

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Penny Lane

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Yellow Submarine

Strawberry Fields Forever

Rocky Raccoon

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Come Together

Something

Get Back Medley

Don’t Let Me Down

Revolution

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The World’s Greatest Cheering Section:

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HUNDREDS OF PICTURES OF THE EVENT

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