Coming from a Show Band background, popular in the 1970's and touring Australia wide, Tony was used to playing covers including Beatles, Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys, Hollies, Bee Gees, & Eagles, all great harmony groups, plus songs directly from the top twenty hit parade but then "Punk" came along and it was out of the question to play that style of music.
It was suggested we play more Beatles music, everybody loves The Beatles. From that simple suggestion Tony thought "lets play only Beatles songs", hence the first tribute show was conceived.
The Beatnix Show includes fully authentic musical instruments identical to those used by The Beatles.
These include very rare and valuable guitars including;
George Harrison's: Gretsch Country Gentleman, Rickenbacker 12 String & Gibson SG.
Paul McCartney's: Hofner Violin Bass & Rickenbacker Bass.
John Lennon's: Gibson Acoustic J160E, Rickenbacker 320 short-scale & Epiphone Casino.
Vox AC30 guitar amplifiers and a Vox AC50 bass amplifier with a T60 bass cabinet.
Ringo's: Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl drum kit with Zildjian Cymbals.
We also have an authentic Sitar which we use occasionally but it is very unstable in the tuning department under stage lights.