Thursday, May 20, 2010

One FREE Fab Faux Ticket For Children 18 Or Under - Band Is Coming To Lisner In Washington On 5/22



Saturday, May 22nd, 8:00PM
HK Entertainment presents
The Fab Faux
The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Lisner Box Office, TicketMaster, 202-397-SEAT.
Group Discounts Available For 10 or more tickets visit For 50 or more tickets email or call Hal Korin directly at 732-997-4253.

The Fab Faux return to Washington D.C. for the fourth year in a row, with a 5/22 concert at Lisner Auditorium.

Here is an extraordinary live, in-studio performance of 'Abbey Road', side two - please take a moment to check it out:

The Fab Faux commemorated the 43rd Anniversary of The Beatles' performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with an appearance Late Show with David Letterman. Check out their fantastic recreation of 'I Am The Walrus' here:

Best-selling Rock Critic and Sirius Radio Host Dave Marsh, says: "The Fab Faux have the hardest job in the history of R & R and they pull it off damn well. All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles. Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things about the originals"

"They do the one thing, no amount of officially sanctioned Beatles merchandise can do... bring The Beatles music back to life."

The Fab Faux keeps Beatlemania alive and prospering

Fab Faux bring Beatles tunes to New Brunswick
East Brunswick native Jack Petruzzelli plays keyboards & guitar


The Fab Faux Return to Washington, D.C. for May 22nd Concert at Lisner Auditorium

The Fab Faux will return to Washington, D.C. for the fourth year in a row, with a May 22nd concert at Lisner Auditorium.

The May 22nd event, a presentation of HK Entertainment, will feature a 'Glorious Hodgepodge' of Beatles music, as The Fab Faux are joined by Creme Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns.

For those of us who never got to see The Beatles in concert, we're fortunate to have The Fab Faux dedicate themselves to faithfully recreating some of the most extraordinary music ever written.

The Fab Faux brings together the talents of five of New York's most respected musicians: Will Lee of Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Vivino, formerly of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Rich Pagano, who has performed with Rosanne Cash and Ray Davies, Jack Petruzzelli, who has toured and recorded with Joan Osborne, Patti Smith and Rufus Wainwright, and Frank Agnello, whose musical credits include Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw and Joey Molland of Badfinger.

The Fab Faux are now in a league of their own, consistently performing music that The Beatles themselves never played live. Beginning with a pair of concerts at Webster Hall in late '07, the band has reached a new level of fan support as well as media awareness, with growing coverage including ABC-TV World News Tonight with Charles Gibson, NPR, Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Reuters Newswire, NY-1 News, The New York Times, NY Post, New Yorker, NY Sun, Hollywood Reporter, Time Out NY, The Nation and much more. An NPR Morning Edition segment ( ) praised the group as a "Collective that's about attention to detail." A Front Page feature in The Hollywood Reporter noted: "After nearly 10 years together, (they) find themselves in the midst of a surprising leap from club fringe to center stage..." Critics have weighed in, and have described the band as nothing less than "Brilliant" (AP). A live concert review in THE described their show as "Almost magical." Read Jimmy Vivino's interview with EXPRESS (a publication of THE WASHINGTON POST, here,)
Read Will Lee's interview with GLIDE MAGAZINE here:

The Fab Faux celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a sold-out concert at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall, and delivered a 36-song marathon performance that began with 'Magical Mystery Tour' and ended three hours later with 'Hey Jude' -- with the audience of more than 6,000 people on its feet. Their 10th Anniversary 'Psychedelia!' concert was The Fab Faux's largest headlining concert ever, their largest-ever sold out concert, and their largest NY concert-to-date as well.

The Fab Faux commemorated the 43rd Anniversary of The Beatles' performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with a February '07 appearance Late Show with David Letterman. Check out their fantastic recreation of 'I Am The Walrus' here:

In other news, band member Rich Pagano recently celebrated the release of his solo CD, Rich Pagano + the sugarCane Cups, a classic influenced rock and roll record of angst and escapism which has received rave reviews and notable coverage including, The CW Network, GOOD DAY NY and much more. Blurt Magazine described the CD as "one of the best albums of 2009." After years of working behind the scenes to make extraordinary music for and with some of the industry's most revered artists, Pagano decided it was time to work on a record of his own. Pagano is known for his expertise in producing, recording or playing drums live, with artists including Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Robbie Robertson, Ray Davies, Willie Nile, gospel icon Marie Knight, Joan Osborne, Levon Helm, Mott The Hoople legend Ian Hunter and of course The Fab Faux, among others. The CD features guest performances by Trey Anastasio, Ian Hunter and The Fab Faux. Visit for more info.

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like "Strawberry Fields Forever" or "I Am the Walrus" performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as "Because", "Nowhere Man", and "Paperback Writer", reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect.

The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux - in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC - completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles' musical magic, as The Fab Faux tackles the group's most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.

Calling them, "the greatest Beatles cover band - without the wigs," Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke wrote, "the Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles' most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee." Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, The Faux's breathtaking performances tend to dispel all concertgoers' previous notions of a Beatles tribute act.

The Fab Faux are a labor of love that was born in 1998 when neighbors Jimmy Vivino, guitarist/arranger for Late Night With Conan O'Brien house band the Max Weinberg 7 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 (Joan Osborne Band, Rufus Wainwright). 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 Faux's high energy shows have generated serious buzz not only at top NYC venues including The Beacon Theater, Hammerstein Ballroom, and Webster Hall - with Beatles fans, movie stars and world class musicians in attendance - but at major dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Park City, Utah (Sundance), Philadelphia and Toronto, among other locales. They've headlined 4 of the last 5 years at Liverpool's annual Beatle Week, playing before 35,000 Beatle fanatics - while in England, they had the rare honor of recording an original song at Abbey Road Studios - and also delighted the masses performing live on the Howard Stern Show. Benefit and corporate dates have included events for JVC, the N.B.A. and the Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Research Foundation.

"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." 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...

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