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The Pretend Beatles



  • Beatles tribute act
  • Huge repertoire of the hits
  • Perform as 4 piece in costume
  • Authentic look, sound and instrumentation


The Pretend Beatles are based in Leeds / Liverpool and frequently play across all of Yorkshire, North East and North West of England and the Midlands. The band are happy to consider gigs anywhere, so please get in touch for a quote.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45mins, 1 x 90mins, 3 x 30mins + breaks or longer sets by request

About this Act

The Pretend Beatles play the Beatles’ music live without backing tracks using authentic instruments to capture the Beatles sound. The band's sample music and video is totally live as it happened (not studio recordings) to hear what the band really sound like live. The band change costumes, hair and instruments during the show to reflect the different eras and have some Beatle patter with the audience during the show. The band members are all experienced professional musicians who value attention to detail in capturing all the musical and vocal parts of the original Beatles records, but also capturing the live spirit and fun of The Beatles who were such a fun band to watch during their live era.

The Pretend Beatles use costume changes during the sets to give the audience an opportunity to escape into different eras of the Beatles with a broad set list of all the hits you'd expect and much more. Usually in the first set the band wear costumes of the Beatles earlier performing years 1962 to 1966 and play songs from that era. The second set typically focuses on songs from the 2nd half of the Beatles career to the end, along with some more songs from across their career.

The Pretend Beatles are available for a wide range of engagements, from tribute concerts, private functions, weddings, parties, birthdays, corporate events, festivals, cruises, etc. A typical show from will be more than 30 songs from across The Beatles career divided into two sets of 45 mins each (or one long set of 90mins). The Beatles music has a huge cross-generational appeal for most events.

The Pretend Beatles may be able to include requests in their set, so by all means ask if you have special requests and they will do what they can to include these in the set, thereby playing more of your favourite era. They are available for bookings across the UK and beyond.

Set List

Love Me Do
Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Twist And Shout
From Me To You
She Loves You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
This Boy
Roll Over Beethoven
I Wanna Be Your Man
It Won't Be Long
All My Loving
Don't Bother Me
Please Mister Postman
A Hard Day's Night
I Should Have Known Better
Can't Buy Me Love
You Can't Do That
And I Love Her
Slow Down
Eight Days A Week
Rock 'N' Roll Music
No Reply
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
I Feel Fine
I'm Down
Ticket To Ride
You're Gonna Lose That Girl
I Need You
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Act Naturally
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out
Drive My Car
Run For Your Life
Nowhere Man
In My Life
If I Needed Someone
Paperback Writer
Here, There & Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said
I Want To Tell You
Penny Lane
Sgt Pepper
With A Little Help From My Friends
Sgt Pepper (Reprise)
All You Need Is Love
Hello Goodbye
Lady Madonna
Hey Jude
Back In The USSR
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Get Back
Don't Let Me Down
Come Together
Octopus's Garden
Here Comes The Sun
The Ballad Of John & Yoko
Let It Be
One After 909
I Me Mine
And More......


  • 4 piece band vocal/guitar, vocal/bass, vocal/guitar, vocal/drums in full John, Paul, George and Ringo costumes, wigs, accents, mannerisms, with correct instruments and keyboards in some songs.


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