BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND THE PRETEND BEATLES (also Beatles Wedding Band for all UK, North and South)

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"Hi Richard, Just to say a big thank you for last night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your band and thought you were great and ended the evening wishing it was going on. Hope you had a safe drive back and I was so lucky with the weather and the evening was a great success. Thank you. Kind regards" Carol, Salisbury, June 2019
"I simply can’t thank you enough for the wonderful entertainment you provided at my Festival Banquet. The crowd were ecstatic and I feel sure, that had they been younger would have screamed and thrown their underwear. The sound you produced was virtually perfect, and of course, everybody knew the words and were able to sing along with you too. Thank you for a brilliant night. It will linger in my memory for a long time. Best wishes, Denis Stubley, Festival 2018 Chairman" June 2018
"Hi there, I hope you all made it back ok on Saturday night & Sunday went well. I wanted to let you know that we've had lots of thank you cards, phone calls & texts since the party to say how much everyone enjoyed it & how much they loved The Pretend Beatles. We really feel you made the night. I will do a review for the website. I have been in touch with the agency to say how happy we were, so thank you again & please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band. Thanks Helene." June 2018
"Hi Richard, A huge thank you to you and the band for playing at my 60th birthday do. What a fantastic time we all had. Never stopped dancing and singing ourselves (can't sing like you guys though!!) and the evening was a huge success. Can't thank you enough for making my weekend just perfect. That evening and for many days to come we chatted about how much fun we had that night. Roll on another time when we get to see you or even book you for another function..!!!, Kind regards", Anne, Party Jan 2018

"Hi Steve - Thank you so much for a fantastic evening! Pass on our thanks to the rest of the boys, everyone truly enjoyed it. Kev was determined to get everyone dancing from the start (no he wasn't drunk). Will pass your details onto friends and family as we had so many positive comments. Thanks again for a lovely evening and hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards", Sue, Party Jan 2018

"Thanks again for last night. Amazing ��", Lauren & Dominic, Wedding July 2017  
"My husband Maurice and I enjoyed listening to you at the Old Hall in Haworth yesterday afternoon for the 1960s weekend. The last time we heard you was at a beer and music festival on the KWVR, but unfortunately we were unable to stay to hear all the songs as we had to catch our train. The sound of the band is as close to the original Beatles as it can possibly be. Thank you so much for such a wonderful afternoon!" Karen Bearder, June 2017

"Big thank you to The Pretend Beatles for playing at our wedding on Saturday!! Absolute superb performance and got the crowd singing and dancing. Everyone I have spoke to has commented on how good you were and made our special day complete!! Thank you!!", Paul and Sonia, Wedding May 2017
"Hi Richard, Me and Carlos just wanted to say thanks again for such an amazing performance. You guys were fantastic! All the best Janine x", Janine and Carlos, Wedding Feb 2017
"Hi Richard, thanks for the performances at the wedding, you went down a treat and we loved it. You really did make our day, everyone had a great dance to the tunes. Thanks again" Deb and Ian, Wedding Dec 2016
Wedding performance review published in The Gazette by Dave Robson, Sep 2016, used with kind permission:
"Hi....A BRILLIANT JOB WELL DONE ....thanks to you all for providing such first class was a truly memorable evening. Should you need a reference anytime or there is somewhere I can post a recommendation ...then please let me know. Best regards" Steve, Private Function Oct 2016
"Just wanted to thank you all for helping to make Paul's party a success. Had loads of compliments about the band, really enjoyed it, thank you all gain." Bev, 60th birthday Party Aug 2016.
 "I hope you all got back safely and managed to get back home in good time. I just wanted to say such a huge thank you to all of you, you have made my Mum and Dad so happy. It was just wonderful thank you so so much. Everyone has called my Mum and Dad to say that they thought you were fantastic. You really, really were brilliant and thank you again. Fingers crossed we'll see you all again back in the garden for another party in the future. Take care." Sarah, Ruby Wedding Party Aug 2016. 
"Morning Richard, just wanted to say thanks so much for an awesome set on Saturday. You guys were absolutely brilliant and thank you for learning our song, nailed it!" Chris & Becky - Wedding July 2016
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding we loved it! You played a really great set and really got the crowd going. We loved the tracks and helter skelter too. Thanks for setting up so efficiently and reassuring me beforehand that everything was going to be taken care of. Your communication beforehand was great and we are happy to recommend you to any of our family and friends. Let us know if we can write a review for you anywhere. You made our day really special - thank you all so much. Hope you have lots of other lovely venues to play this year. Best wishes" Helen & Liam - Wedding April 2016
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"Had a top night at Moses Gate, thank-you guys the atmosphere was amazing hope to see you again soon." John Mayoh, Bolton, Dec 2015
"Fab gig at the Moses Gate Pub last night. One of the best tribute bands I have ever seen and I have seen hundreds. Can't wait to see this great band again." Wayne Dean, Bolton, Dec 2015
"Great gig at the Moses Gate, thanks." Pete Munday‎, Bolton, Dec 2015
"Great gig last night fellas. Made my weekend! Fantastic band. All the best to ya's. Absolute pleasure. Every guitar lick, drum fill and 'ooohs' completely nailed!!! Well impressed!!"
Dominic Beresford, West Yorks Sep 2015
"Hi Richard, just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the lads. Last night was fantastic and you guys really helped create the party atmosphere we wanted. People have not stopped talking about you and the party continued on the coach back to the hotel! Thanks again mate, couldn't have asked for more!" Dean and Laura - Wedding Aug 2015 
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Photos of a packed dance floor from the stage.  "The feedback from the guests at the wedding has been brilliant. Thank you so much, everyone had a ball. We went to the local show yesterday and everyone was stiff and could hardly walk from all the dancing! Again thank you so much Rich." Mr and Mrs Webb - Wedding July 2015
"Thanks for playing for us yesterday. The set was amazing, everyone said how good you guys were. Hope to have you guys play for us another time, will definitely recommend The Pretend Beatles!" Aaron & Lisa - Wedding April 2015 
"Thank you for last night, you were brilliant" Carol & Terry - Birthday April 2015 
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 "Thanks guys for a great show last night it was like a dream come true for me x x"
Joanna & Alex - Wedding Aug 2014
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"Hi Rich, We just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks to you and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding. You were SO good and everyone enjoyed it so much! Which is good going seeing as though we had a mix of irish, indian and english ageing from 10 to 88!  Barry and I absolutely loved it! So many people commented on how good you sounded. We also just wanted to say how professional you were, not only on the day but also prior to the wedding, with all questions / queries answered fully and really quickly. I will send any good professional photos when we get them. Thanks again" Tania & Barry, Wedding July 2014

"We really enjoyed your set on Keighley Station during the “Haworth Haddock” evening. A very authentic Beatles sound and an extremely professional performance. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting to book a Beatles tribute band and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards" Hazel and Alan, Aug 2014
"Everyone was most complimentary about your programme last night and felt that you were most authentic. Thank you for all the effort that you put into providing us with a really memorable night.” Please also see article in The Northern Echo about the Help For Heroes fundraiser June 2014.
"I just wanted to say another thank you for Friday night - the band was really tremendous, and everyone had a fantastic time - thank you so much for everything, you really did us proud! Best wishes", Sarah, Director, Bisset Adams, London, June 2014
"They had a Beatles Tribute Band last night, PRETEND BEATLES and they were brilliant!",
Steve Massam (live on his BBC Radio Humberside show, May 2014).
Photos from June 2014
"Saw the band last night at Richmond Georgian Theatre, absolutely loved the show! The band were fantastic, so many songs! All perfect - what a brilliant night, thanks so much - loved it!",
Bob Frazer (show at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, May 2014).
"You were brilliant, really enjoyed every number you played especially because did a lot of LP tracks ....I can't wait till you come back again, thanks very much best regards",
Mick Green (show at Brighouse, May 2014)
Photos from May 2014
"We've just returned from honeymoon and wanted to say a big thanks to you and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding. It was a fantastic show and it was a great centerpiece for the evening.
Everyone I have spoken to has said how good you were and everyone in the room enjoyed it. I'm particularly happy that you let me and my brother get up on stage with you for a number. Thanks ever so much for this. I now have photos of me playing with the Beatles. What an honour ;-)
Pass on my regards to all the rest of the band. I'll definitely recommend you for anyone else looking for some great live entertainment. All the best." - Wedding, Gareth and Susan, March 2014.
"You all were absolutely fantastic for my Dad's 65th on Friday night & would recommend you to any Beatles fans. Very professional & accommodating with our requests. Thank you all again. You made our night very special & one that we will remember. Thanks again." - Lindsey, February 2014
Re Communication Matters Conference Party at Leeds University September 2013
“Thanks so much for providing a good night of dancing. I for one enjoyed it immensely as you probably noticed! I hope you felt it was a good evening too. Do pass on our thanks to the band.” - Catherine Harris, Communication Matters, September 2013.
"Hi Guys. It's Charlotte and Robin. You played at our wedding 7th September. You were absolutely fantastic. Everyone was raving about you. I think it's fair to say that you MADE the evening do! These are the couple of photos we had taken with you. Wasn't sure if you'd like them for publicity etc. Thanks again. R&C xxx" Wedding - September 2013
"Just wanted to say thank you very much for playing at my 60th birthday party. We had a really good afternoon and everyone enjoyed your performance. I will certainly recommend you. So once again thank you so much for making my day. Wishing u all the best in the future , from Eileen n Dave." - Oct 2013

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The Pretend Beatles will consider gigs across the UK and worldwide. In terms of where they’re based, it's in Yorkshire and the North West, so if you need a Beatles Tribute in Sheffield, a Beatles Tribute in Leeds, a Beatles Tribute in Harrogate, a Beatles Tribute in Nottingham, a Beatles Tribute in York, a Beatles Tribute in Birmingham, a Beatles Tribute in Manchester, a Beatles Tribute in Liverpool, a Beatles Tribute in Wales, a Beatles Tribute in Scotland or a Beatles tribute in North West or North East for example, you may find we are nearest and any band that travels less reduces the travelling costs of the fee, saving you money. We are a frequent London Beatles Tribute and Wedding band. Remember - we don’t bootleg – we pretend! Beatles Pretend! Cheapest Beatles tribute band? Most affordable Beatles tribute band? For an important event, quality is key, not tat! We are a competitively priced top quality Beatles tribute offering quality, reliability and good value. If you are in Rotherham, Rochdale, Chester, Preston, Bolton, Burnley, Huddersfield, York, Harrogate.
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