An offical backing band for Terry Sylvester of THE HOLLIES (1969-81) and Joey Molland of BADFINGER (both world wide recording stars can be booked here - just ask!), The Fab Five were featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING in 2007 as "...first rate musicians, making a living playing second hand music". They have evolved into one of the premier Beatles/British Invasion/60's tribute bands in the world. Since 2001, they have headlined Beatles festivals as far reaching as Abbey Road On the River in Louisville, KY & Scranton, PA to International Beatle Week (2004 & 2006) in The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England...including two performances in the legendary Cavern Club, with hometown hero Joey Molland, and THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP!
With Sylvester & Molland, you'll experience a non-stop HOLLIES/BADFINGER hits package including "Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress", "Bus Stop", "Carrie Anne", "The Air That I Breathe" and "He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother)", as well as "Come & Get It", "Day After Day", "Baby Blue", "Without You" and "No Matter What". It's the best value for your entertainment dollar anywhere!
Based ironically enough in the Syracuse NY suburb of LIVERPOOL, The Fab Five are also the favorite US Beatles tribute band to another famous Liverpudlian - ORIGINAL BEATLES DRUMMER PETE BEST! The Fabs have opened for "The Pete Best Band" 14 times over the last two years. Pete and his band are also available for bookings here on our Gigmasters page, when they are touring in the US (projected Spring & Fall of 2009).
One thing The Fab Five are NOT - is a 'boots, suits, wigs & accents' Beatles band. They focus on replicating Beatles music note-for-note and nuance-for-nuance. But they they also pay tribute to the entire British Invasion genre. Additionally, you can enjoy tributes to top US bands from the 60's/70's including The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Rascals, The Grass Roots and The Raspberries. The tried & true hits chosen are customized specifically for each show, to meet the need of the client's goals, and to satisfy the crowd. "A splendid time is guaranteed for all!"
For smaller venues needing 'softer' music, "Fab Five Unplugged" is available with 2 or 3 band members, with a small PA and acoustic guitars.
The band has appeared at some of the largest festivals and corporate functions in the Northeast including - The New York State Fair, Turning Stone Casino, Syracuse Nationals Car Show (60,000 in attnedance), Festival of Friends (Hamilton, Ontario), Taste of Rochester, Buffalo Wingfest at Dunn Tire Stadium (20,000), The Nationwide Insurance PGA Tour stop in Rochester, and the Coaches Vs. Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic hosted by Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim.
Other national acts that The Fab Five have been invited to open up for, include: The Grass Roots, The Rascals, Gerry & The Pacemakers, John Lennon's Quarrymen (in Liverpool UK), The Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay, and Eric Burdon & The Animals.
Thank you for considering The Fab Five for your next event or festival. "We hope you will enjoy the show!"
Paul Davie ('65 Hofner bass/harmonica),
Charlie Kraebel (6 & Rick12 string guitars),
Pat Hodson (Lead guitar),
Tim Breezee (Drums),
Bill Barry (Keys/Hammond B3)