REVIEW: Them Beatles – Rutherglen Town Hall, Rutherglen @ThemBeatles
The apparently insatiable appetite for all things Beatles remains undiminished as the years go by. Them Beatles, based in Scotland, are one of the UK’s best Beatles tribute acts, and arrive in Rutherglen as part of the venue’s 10 Years, 10 Shows, 10 Days celebration.
It’s a crowd-pleasing set but with some (pleasantly) surprising choices from the Fab Four’s vast back catalogue and the four musicians are undisputedly masters of their craft; multi-instrumentalists with engaging personalities there’s entertaining (in character) chat as well as the faithfully executed songs to enjoy.
To enhance the experience, projected screens are used in the transitions between eras; there’s the early Mop Top years, through the psychedelia of Sgt.Pepper to the Apple years all complete with costume and wig changes.
This is as good as it gets for any Beatles fan – a fabulous night that will send you back home with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.