The legendary Classical Mystery Tour is returning to perform with the Cape Symphony for the first time in ten years. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles.
But who are these musicians? Here’s the back story of the performers in this extraordinary Beatles tribute.
Jim Owen (John Lennon)
Jim Owen was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. He gained rich musical experience from his father, who played music from the classics for him on the piano, and from his extensive library of recordings by the great classical artists. Jim began studying the piano at age six, and won honors in various piano performance competitions throughout his teenage years. He was eight years old when he first heard The Beatles, and promptly decided to take up the study of the guitar. His first professional performance as a Beatles tribute artist was at 16. Then, at age 18, he began touring internationally with various Beatles tribute productions, visiting Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
It has long been Jim’s dream to share with the public live performances of some of the greatest music ever written and recorded, so in 1996, he began working on his idea for a new Beatles tribute show with orchestra. Classical Mystery Tour was the result.
Paul Curatolo (Paul McCartney)
At ten years old, Paul’s musical journey began when he taught himself the drums. He quickly adapted to guitar and piano, which drove him to write and record his own music. At age 14, he was a member of the pop band "Wayward," and went on to record five albums. Paul's love for the Beatles has driven him to master the character of Paul McCartney down to every detail, from vocal inflections to turning the bass over to perform left-handed. Paul considers it an honor to pay tribute to his idol.
Thomas Teeley (George Harrison)
Thomas Teeley has starred as George Harrison in both the Broadway production of Beatlemania and the film version. His vocal impersonations of numerous rock icons have also been featured in many television ads and Broadway productions. He has written songs for artists such as Alice Cooper, as well as touring the world as singer-guitarist for Joe Jackson, Sophie B. Hawkins, and many others. Tom still enjoys recreating the classic Beatle recordings in a live performance setting, with an attention to detail which is his hallmark.
Doug Cox (Ringo Starr)
Douglas Cox was born in Kansas City, MO and was raised in Texas. At the age of five, he discovered the magic of rock n‘ roll through his parents’ 45-rpm records, including Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly. But a certain record stood out from the others: The Beatles "Ticket To Ride." Doug has performed for 23 years in Dallas' top Beatles tribute band, A Hard Night's Day. (Yes, you read that correctly.) His travels performing The Fab Four’s music have taken him across the globe. Doug’s favorite memories are playing in Liverpool, recording in Abbey Road Studios, and backing Tony Sheridan in Hamburg at The Kaiserkeller. Fellow musicians say Doug has always played with that signature Ringo style.
See Classical Mystery Tour with the Cape Symphony in our Beatles Tribute on Saturday, June 16th. Two shows at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM – both will sell out soon! Get your tickets now by calling 508.362.1111 or purchasing online.