Several bands, most of which are composed of Filipino-American rock artists, will play Beatles songs on November 24 during the Tribute Two The Beatles event at Josephine’s Bistro Restaurant in Cerritos, California.
Organizers said performing bands will include Rocking Chair Band, No Dice Classic Rock, the so-called “Beatles of Pinas” the Rubbersounds, the “young Beatles” the Shave Fish, The Deltas and the Bits n Pieces of the old Manila music circuit.
Other bands slated to play are local talents the Pasadena Klassics, Housewines Blues Band, Cocobola Club, Horse Exchange and Nervous Gender Project, some players of whom belonged to the biggest rock bands in the U.S.
The bands will perform beginning at 4 p.m. in what is deemed to be the biggest rock jams of the year to hit Southern California.
It was the Rocking Chair Band, who became a byword in the Fil-Am community after the First Battle of the Filipino Bands in 1994 in Cabrillo Beach, and who produced the First Fil-Am Tribute to The Beatles Concert in Los Angeles, according to Rommel Torres, one of the event organizers.
Torres said the featured bands, guest musicians and other entertainers will all pay tribute to the greatest rock band on earth the Beatles, and will play only Beatles song cover.
Torres said the first First Fil-Am Tribute to the Beatles was held last January 13, also in Josephine’s Bistro. “It was a blast,” Torres said, “and most musicians in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas , etc… came to gather and see the show and meet with other musicians.”