Entertainment: Beatlejuice

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Saturday, January 20, 7:15-9:15 p.m
Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor, Sheraton Boston Hotel
 
​Renowned cover band Beatlejuice has been entertaining audiences with spot-on renditions of Beatles classics for more than two decades.
 
Beatlejuice uses a cast of vocalists and arrangements that match the original recordings of the Fab Four note-for-note. Audiences can close their eyes and imagine John, Paul, George and Ringo playing some of the greatest and most influential songs ever written.
 
Beatlejuice performs songs from the full span of the Beatles career, from “Love Me Do” to “Let It Be.”
 
The band was formed in 1994 by the late Brad Delp, renowned vocalist for the band Boston, and drummer John Muzzy from the band Farrenheit. The two friends saw Bob Squires’ Beatles cover band Merseyside play in Newburyport and decided to start their own. Their first official gig was at Bleachers in Salem on a Wednesday night, which Delp and Muzzy advertised with posters that simply said, “ALL BEATLES ALL NIGHT.”
 
The legendary Johnny D’s restaurant and music club in Somerville’s Davis Square served as a home base for the band, which played both nights of every eighth weekend there. Their performances became so popular that the club had to create a special reservation system that would open on Saturday mornings two weeks before the show.
 
After Delp’s passing in 2007, band members Muzzy, Steve Baker, Joe Holaday, Dave Mitchell, Evan Gianoulis and Rich Bartlett continued to perform under the name Beatlejuice and Friends, beginning with memorial concerts for Delp at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. Those friends were a group of vocalists including Mike Girard of The Fools, Jimmy Rogers of Velvet Elvis, Buddy Bernard of Aces & Eights, and Bob Jennings.