Meet the Beetles
Whether recreating the concerts or the psychedelic late sixties, Meet The Beetles brings an energy to the stage that is sure to lead to Beatlemania.
George Harrison- James Hondros
James Hondros started learning to play George at the inception of Beatles cover band, Revolver, in the summer of 1998. Although new to the Beatle role, Jim had been playing guitar in rock bands since the early 1980s, most notably, original bands such as The Van Goghs, The Innocent, and Feast of Fools, all of which featured
his dynamic songwriting ability. Jim says; “it was upon discovering Cousin Liz’s Beatles collection that I became a musician in the first place.”
Following his time in Revolver, Jim played with many area Beatles tribute bands as a self-proclaimed “Rent-A-George”, until joining Meet The Beetles full time. He is featured in the band’s repertoire singing lead on over a dozen Harrison songs as well as contributing his lead guitar talents and vocal harmonies.
“I enjoy learning and performing George’s parts. However subtle some of them are, his contributions to Lennon/McCartney compositions were nothing less than incredible. As a songwriter, George was overshadowed by the sheer volume of Lennon/McCartney masterpieces, which when all is said, does not diminish his ability to write some real gems. Some of my personal favorites are, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, For You Blue, Don’t Bother Me, and, of course, Frank Sinatra’s all-time favorite Love song — Something.”
John Lennon- Robert Graham
For the past 14 seasons, Robert toured as John Lennon with various groups, all over the USA and abroad in Europe and Asia, and has made many appearances on TV on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as many radio spots internationally.
In 2003, Robert performed at the second Abbey Road On The River in Cleveland, Ohio. He then travelled to England to perform 4 shows at The Cavern Club in Liverpool England and appeared on BBC TV. In 2005 Robert opened for the Beatles original drummer Pete Best at the Mall of America in Minnesota. In 2006, Robert performed in Branson MO, with the Legends In Concert Show. From Jan 2008 until April 2009, Robert lived and performed 5 shows per week at the Tropicana Hotel casino complex in Atlantic City NJ. From 2009 through March 2010, he performed primarily in Las Vegas.
In 2010 John Stewart (creator of Legends In Concert) personally invited Robert out to Pigeon Forge Tennessee in March 2010 to perform for a 4 month run. Additionally, he performed as a background vocalist for Pete Peterkin, (America's Got Talent Finalist) Shawn Klush, and Kevin Mills (both premier Elvis impersonators), as well as in the house band as a rhythm guitarist. Robert returned to LV for several months as well as
performances in AZ, CA, FL and several other states.
In July 2011, he went to South Korea for 6 weeks to tour and perform on South Koreas #1 TV show Star King. In September 2012, Robert returned from a month long appearance in Ambler, Pennsylvania (6 shows per week), where he performed with two members of the touring cast of Rain: a Tribute to The Beatles. In August 2013, Robert traveled to Honolulu HI to lay the foundation for a high profile show in Waikiki Beach, working with Mick McCoy, producer and creator of Las Vegas's long-running Beatleshow, along with American Idol's senior light designer, Jeff Smith and Andrew Hill of LVs Sixtiesmania. The show
had a 3-year run and is still currently rated as Hawaii’s #1 show on Trip Advisor. In 2016, Robert was invited by Marty Scott owner and creator of Liverpool Legends and Louise Harrison, sister of George Harrison, to perform with the Liverpool Legends in Branson MO at the Caravelle Theater for 2 weeks. And back in Chicago in 2018, Robert is back with the band he started, Meet The Beetles.
Paul McCartney – Jeff Fronczak
He plays the bass, guitar, keys, and drums. Sometimes he plays the fool. But you can be certain that when Jeff takes the stage as Paul, he will treat the crowd to a feast of musical talent. With a background performing in original bands and heading a nationally recognized Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute, stepping into Beatle boots and strapping on a bass is a natural fit for Jeff. For a really good time, don’t miss him wailing on guitar during the tune “Yer Blues.”
Ringo Starr- Tony Giangreco
Tony Giangreco has been playing drums since the age of 12 when he first discovered the Beatles and was inspired by Ringo's unique drumming style. Ten years later at age 22, he joined Meet The Beetles and has since traveled all around the country.
There are many things that separate Tony from most other people who have tried to portray Ringo. One thing is he's very similar to Ringo's height and weight. He has all the mannerisms down to every minor detail. Watch him closely as he even does his drum fills left-handed! Outside of Meet The Beetles, Tony plays many other instruments including bass, guitar, piano, and even sitar! He's played in several
bands of all different styles of music and also enjoys writing/recording original music.