Beatles vs. Elvis Showdown To Do Battle For Rock n' Roll
Two Iconic Acts Will Rock The Egyptian Theater With Fans Deciding Who Won
Almost everyone agrees that The King and the Fab Four helped shape and define the early years of rock n' roll. Beatles vs. Elvis - A Musical Showdown gives fans a chance to decide the outcome for themselves of this rock n' roll battle. The Ogden show at Peery's Egyptian Theater is part of a 125 city tour of the U.S., Australia and Canada.
Formed a decade ago, Abbey Road has quickly established themselves as a premier Beatles tribute band. The quartet consist of Nate Bott (John), Chris Paul Overall (Paul), Zak Schaffer (George), and Axel Clarke as Ringo. Complete with vintage instruments, tailored costumes, and tight harmonies Abbey Road totally embody the Fab Four making certain to use British accents and humorous quotes Lennon was known to interject between numbers. Keeping with the authenticity Overall like McCartney plays guitar left-handed.
Los Angeles native Scot Bruce has an uncanny resemblance to a young Elvis Presley, and is ideal representing The King during his 1950's and 60's heyday. Bruce brings three of the most important elements to an Elvis tribute show, and they are a dynamic voice, the ability to rock the guitar, and more importantly the 'Elvis Pelvis', aka Elvis' signature hip-shaking action. With Travis Daggert on electric guitar, Russell Scott on upright bass and Shawn Nourse on drums, the showdown recalls Elvis' early days recording at Sun Records. The songs from The Beatles and Elvis speak for themselves, and they are forever embedded in our psyche.
During the two-hour show, the bands perform three sets each, trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an all-out encore involving both bands. There's a lot of good-natured jabbing between the bands as well.
"With more than a 100 hit songs between Elvis and The Beatles it's hard to showcase them all but I think our show does a nice job of covering their beginning years right up to 1970," said Bruce.
Elvis may be The King but it's clear The Beatles are rock n' roll royalty. They have more in common than they differ. Both energized younger fans and helped create the genre we now call "rock n' roll." Both were introduced to America on The Ed Sullivan Show. While The Beatles were clearly influenced by Elvis, it's clear both bands were further impacted by country, R&B, and the early pioneers of rock n' roll. Their music will live on for eternity. Fans can compare two of the greatest musical catalogues side by side at the August 13 show at the Egyptian Theater.
"It's just a fun time and a cool back-and-forth nonstop show," Overall said.
Beatles vs. Elvis – A Musical Showdown comes to Peery's Egyptian Theater on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35/$45/$55 and may be purchased by phone at (801) 689-8700, at the Theater Box Office or online at www.egyptiantheaterogden.com. The Egyptian Theater is located at 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84401. The show is appropriate for all ages.