Reviewed by Eric Saeger
Honky-reggae-ized Beatles tribute band from Maryland set up like a NOLA jazz octet. Beatles fans are universally despised creatures, still gobbling up anything to do with a band that broke up forty years ago; so this is for them, as only they could find a cute one-drop family-barbecue version of ‘Octopus’s Garden’ a worthwhile novelty to have in their bottomless collections. The songs are done with real reverence – a blow-doors solo to ‘Something’ does stand out – so their local-band hackdom can be forgiven I suppose, not that every Beatles tribute of whatever sort didn’t come from the heart. Not everything here sticks strictly to reggae style (‘Oh Darling’ highlights the funk abilities of the horn guys), which gives the live show (obviously the real bread-and-butter function of this operation) some much-needed breathing room.