The Friday night concert at the St. Thomas Iron Horse Festival as performed by The Caverners, Canada’s top Beatles cover band. Once they started with ‘I saw her standing there’ the music didn’t stop, with the exception of a approximately 20 minute interlude, for two enjoyable hours.
The band, who not only looked like John, Paul, Ringo and George, changed costumes and hair to match the appropriate era of the music, the second half of the set complete with Sgt. Pepper outfits.
Technical difficulties (a keyboard that died) probably stopped a few classics from being played but there were a great number of instantly recognizable songs preformed. ‘Back in the USSR’, ‘With a little help from my friends’, ‘Getting Better’ and countless others were played and well received from the crowd who warmed up the band as the night went along.
The only song not from the Beatles catalog was John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ which was very well received from the crowd that seemed to be a little older than the average modern day rock concert goer.
With the Beatles being such a staple in so many people’s lives it is not difficult to see why The Caverners are so well liked. They perform the songs very well seem to enjoy playing as much as the audience enjoy listening.
A great gig and a band that anyone who enjoys music will appreciate.