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A day in the life of... Them Beatles.
A day in the life of... Them Beatles.

NEXT Thursday, the Grosvenor Café is hosting an evening of great entertainment to raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

After a champagne reception, the Cairn String Quartet will entertain the crowd, before it’s time for the headliners — Fab Four 
tribute Them Beatles — to take the stage.

The Cairn String quartet will play everything from Bach to Beyonce and Mozart to Metallica.

Them Beatles will follow with a rock ‘n’ roll review of the career of the most famous band of all time.

Clark Gilmour, who portrays John Lennon, said: “I grew up as the son of a successful Beatles impersonator so I was hooked from an early age.

“I met the likes of Carl Perkins, Gerry Marsden, The Merseybeats, The Searchers and the Swinging Blue Jeans before even learning to play the guitar.

“Becoming a Beatles tribute artist was an inevitable lifelong ambition and after the dissolution of my own band in 2009, I initiated the steps to find likeminded mop tops”.

Grahame Critcher, (aka Ringo Starr) explained: “The band recreate the entire career of The Beatles live on stage and is an absolute must for all Beatles fans, young and old”.

The band enjoyed many successes in 2011 including theatre, festival and TV appearances, and they are just back from a tour of Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The latest Fab Four have also been invited to play at the International Beatles festival in Liverpool, where they are set to perform the album Rubber Soul in its entirety on the massive outdoor stage as well as some more intimate performances across the city including the famous Cavern Club.

This year is a particularly special one for the festival as it marks the beginning of the official 50th anniversary celebrations. Ringo joined the band in 1962, completing the line up which went on to become the Fab Four.

As for this week’s show, it will be a homecoming of sorts as the band — Clark Gilmour (25, John Lennon), Joe Kane (32, Paul McCartney), Craig McGown (24, George Harrison) and Grahame Critcher (33, Ringo Starr) — all hail from Glasgow.

There will also be a charity auction on the night.

Beatlemania kicks off at 7pm on Thursday (July 26). For more information, phone 0845 166 6028 or e-mail Grosvenor@g1group.com.