The Fab Faux Comes To The State Theatre 2/18
The Fab Faux's performances tackle the Beatles' material live onstage. They return to the State Theatre in Easton on Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM.
Featuring Will Lee, bassist from The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Vivino, Music Director/guitarist/arranger for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Fab Faux approaches the songs with the intent of playing them as accurately as possible. They are committed to the reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, and THE band to see if you want to know what it might have been like if the Beatles toured behind their later albums.
Tickets for The Fab Faux are $60 & $50 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
Sponsored by: Follett Corporation & Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus
About the band: "The Fab Faux are a labor of love that was born in 1998 when neighbors Jimmy Vivino, Music Director/Guitarist for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and long time music partner of Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Laura Nyro and Max Weinberg (to name a few), and Will Lee (who's played with all 4 Beatles), bassist for Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra on the Late Show With David Letterman kicked around the idea during an elevator ride in their NYC building. Rounding out the line-up are lead-singing drummer/producer Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith, Ray Davies, etc.), guitarist Frank Agnello (Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow, etc.) and ace keyboardist/guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Rufus Wainwright, Patti Smith, Joan Osborne Band, etc.). All five principals contribute vocals, making the Faux's soaring harmonies as resonant as their multi-instrumental chops, which are further enhanced by the four-piece Hogshead Horns (with Blues Brothers, Blood, Sweat & Tears and SNL band alums) and Creme Tangerine Strings."
The Fauxs have played shows at Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theater, Hammerstein Ballroom, and Webster Hall along with major dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Park City, Utah (Sundance), Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Toronto, among other locales. They've headlined 4 of the last 5 years at Liverpool's annual Beatle Week, while in England, they had the honor of recording an original song at Abbey Road Studios – and also performed live on the Howard Stern Show and The Mark And Brian Show. Benefit and corporate dates have included events for JVC, the N.B.A. and the Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Research Foundation. TV appearances include Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
"It's not just a cover band," says the Faux's Pagano. "This is the greatest Pop music ever written, and we're such freaks for it...Vivino adds, "It's constant archaeology." Imagine the instrumental complexities of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "A Day in the Life" performed part-perfect with an orchestra. The lush, multi-layered harmonies of "Because," and "Eleanor Rigby" sung note-for-note. The adrenaline rush of "Helter Skelter" and "Paperback Writer," delivered spot on... "Whenever anyone saw The Beatles perform it was just the four guys," Lee continues. "You never saw them on stage with a sitar or a string section. We have all that stuff."