REVIEW: The Bootleg Beatles at Sheffield City Hall

The Bootleg Beatles.
The Bootleg Beatles.

The costumes look the same, the music is identical, the singing is pretty good, and they even look like the Fab Four.

It is easy to see why the Bootleg Beatles are so popular, having wowed audiences worldwide since their inception in 1980.

There has been numerous line-up changes since then, but this version hits every note.

As a musical unit, the four-piece are exceptionally tight, while the vocals imitate their genius originals perfectly.

The show is split into four sections, each covering the band’s evolution through the Swinging Sixties.

The first part focuses on the band’s explosion as Beatlemania spread across the world.

Next is the Shea Stadium gig and the end of touring as the band focuses on becoming a studio band.

Then the psychedelic era, before exploring the band’s final years.

At two hours and 15 minutes long, the epic show manages to cram in much of the band’s most-loved back catalogue.

From She Loves You and Hard Day’s Night to I Am the Walrus and Hey Jude, they’re all performed with much gusto to rapturous applause from the audience.

The members even manage a bit of on-stage banter, which goes down a storm with the crowd.

All in all, a great night out for Beatles fans, and indeed music fans in general.