The Cast of Beatlemania
is a U.S. Beatles
' tribute band
formed in 1980. The Cast is one of longest running Beatles
' tribute band
in the world. The group currently features Lenie Colacino, a former cast member of the 1977 Broadway musical Beatlemania
. The group has performed in all contiguous U.S. states, and over twenty foreign countries, including Canada, England, Mexico, Central and South America, Brazil and Japan.
The Cast recreates the sights and sounds of The Beatles
' in every show that you will recall when the world was engulfed in the most pleasant fever of all: Beatlemania
! The Cast continues in their show as The Beatles
' changed in their careers. Three different costumes coincide with the changing music and times.
The Cast was individually selected from thousands of musicians who auditioned from all over the U.S. for the Broadway show, Beatlemania
.The Cast originally started when the members of the ending Broadway show were let go as the show came to a conclusion in late 1979. Those four members (Lenie Colacino, Richie Gomez, Mike Palaikis and Bob Forte) started The Cast and the same group name has been in existence since the early 1980s.This current incarnation of the show is the most popular version since inception, having retained the same members for the longest period of time.
Concept of The Cast of Beatlemania
The current members are:
- Carlo Cantamessa (as John Lennon) - rhythm guitar, bass guitar, piano, lead vocal
- The manager of......