Classical Mystery Tour
Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with the same symphony sound as on the original recordings... you can hear the wonderful George Martin and Phil Spector orchestrations when Classical Mystery Tour performs live in concert July 8 in the heart of the Berkshires at Ski Butternut for one full day of music, mirth and Beatles memories.
LA Times “More than just an incredible simulation… a high goose-bump quotient…the crowd stood and bellowed for more.”
The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, Classical Mystery Tour presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed as they were written. Hear “Penny Lane” with trumpet simulation; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with acoustic guitar and string sound; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged “I Am the Walrus.” From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them: totally live!
Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals; Tim Teeley(George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals and Mark Beyer, the fifth Beatle, on keyboard filling out the symphonic sound.
Jim Owen aka John Lennon (Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Vocals) gained rich musical experience from his father who played the classics for him on the piano and from his extensive library of recordings by the great classical artists. Owen, who won honors in various piano performance competitions through his teenage years, was just 8 years old when he first heard The Beatles and promptly decided to take up the study of the guitar. His first professional performance as a Beatle was at 16 years and at age 18 he toured internationally with various productions of Beatlemania, visiting Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Mexico, and much of South America. It has been his dream to share live performances of some of the greatest music ever written and recorded with the public….Classical Mystery Tour is the result.
Paul Curatolo aka Paul McCartney (Bass, Piano) There are sons who follow in their fathers’ footsteps becoming Beatlemaniacs. And there are sons who follow in their fathers’ footsteps by learning to play Beatles songs on the guitar. Then there is the son who followed in his father’s footsteps to join the family trade: playing Paul McCartney on stage, in a Beatles tribute show that performs note-for-note renditions of Fab Four hits that the real band never played live, that’s Joey Curatolo’s son Paul (a coincidence, we think not) Curatolo.
Chris Camilleri aka Ringo Starr (Drums/Vocals) had a convenient drum teacher; his dad. He started listening to Beatles records at a young age, and gradually gravitated to progressive rock bands, but retained a fondness for The Beatles and eventually formed the internationally known Beatles cover band Liverpool, which reunites to perform at the Fests For Beatles Fans (formerly Beatlefest). Chris has played drums for a variety of touring artists, including Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits fame, Badfinger, Micky Dolenz, Joe Walsh, and other Beatles-era bands.
Tom Teeley aka George Harrison (Lead Guitar/Vocals) starred as George Harrison in the Broadway production of Beatlemania as well as the film version. His vocal impersonations of numerous other rock icons have also been featured in television ads as well as other Broadway productions. He has released solo works on the A&M record label, written songs for artists such as Alice Cooper, as well as toured the world as singer-guitarist for Joe Jackson, Marshall Crenshaw and many others. Tom enjoys recreating the classic Beatles recordings in a live performance setting, most recently working in tandem with Geoff Emerick, chief engineer for the Beatles at Abbey Road studios, as musical consultant and performer in the British production “Sessions at Abbey Road.”