About the artists
‘The Stones’ are the UK’s No.1 and most authentic tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the big stage – from ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, to ‘Ruby Tuesday’, ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Brown Sugar’ – the Greatest Tribute Band in the World pays tribute to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.
With all the energy and charisma of The Rolling Stones themselves, ‘The Stones’ pay an accurate and faithful tribute to the sound and look of an authentic Rolling Stones show. Far from being simply ‘look-a-likes’; though ‘The Stones have the closest Mick Jagger look-alike on the scene, the group also pay great attention to the sound and feel of the music, all performed with the same accuracy, passion and verve of the originals.
Complete with authentic vintage instruments, costume and mannerisms, the members of ‘The Stones’ are all experienced musicians in their own right. Since forming in 2007, ‘The Stones’ show has grown into a full scale Rolling Stones Concert, leaving audiences mesmerised up and down the UK, Europe, and further abroad. The group have experienced audiences of over 30,000 people while headlining Festivals, and also regularly tour Europe, embarking on Theatre and Festival Tours of Holland, Belgium, Germany and Spain.
‘The Stones’ aim to perform the music of The Rolling Stones faithfully, accurately, and with all the excitement an audience expects from ‘The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’.
Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John. A lifelong Elton John fan, Paul first started singing and performing Elton’s songs whilst studying Performing Arts at University in the early 1980’s. With an extraordinarily similar singing voice to Sir Elton’s, Paul is able to draw on an amazing back catalogue of hits to produce a truly wonderful celebration of Elton’s music. Paul’s performances often feature some of Elton’s actual clothes, bought from his ‘Out the Closet’ sales.
Elton John’s extraordinary repertoire means that Ultimate Elton can serenade an audience over lunch or dinner with some of the most beautiful ballads ever written, including Your Song, Candle in the Wind, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Sacrifice and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. He can also change the pace and get people on the dance floor with classics like Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, The Bitch is Back and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting. Ultimate Elton’s challenge is often not what to play, but what to leave out!
Fran King, formerly of The Classic Beatles, fronts an exciting and original new show; McCartney: All the Best.
McCartney: All the Best is a tribute to the legendary Sir Paul McCartney covering his entire back catalogue from his years with The Beatles to Wings including the solo hits. This show perfectly recreates classic cuts and fan favourites like; Hey Jude, Get Back, All My Loving, Can’t Buy Me Love, Lady Madonna, Band on The Run, Live and Let Die, My Love, Silly Love Songs, Pipes of Peace, No More Lonely Nights and many, many more.
Fran King toured the world for over two decades as Paul McCartney with The Classic Beatles (formerly The Quarrymen) & in the hit show “Get Back: The story of The Beatles” playing to sell out crowds in some of the finest venues in the world. The band has entertained celebrities and royalty alike including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Prince Phillip and “fifth Beatle” Sir George Martin. Sir George described Fran’s vocal likeness to Paul as “uncanny”.
McCartney: All the Best is a musical tour de force, a two hour live set of “all killer no filler” No. 1 classics from the greatest and most successful artists of all time.
Eleanor Kenny: Backing vocals, keyboards and percussion. Eleanor brings a vast experience to McCartney: All the Best. Her incredible vocal talents were the hallmark of acts such as Ridgewalkers, Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience and Rebel Rebel. Perfectly embodying the character of Linda McCartney, Eleanor adds an authenticity & musical chemistry to the band.
Joey Mullins: Keyboards, guitar and vocals. Joe is also the musical director of high flying tribute band The Bootleg Beach Boys. A gifted multi instrumentalist & vocalist, he performed for many years in his own Beatles tribute act Beatles for Sale. His virtuosity, vast musical knowledge and attention to detail ensures that McCartney: All the Best is the most authentic tribute to Paul McCartney you will see.
Mark Maguire: Guitar and vocals. Mark cut his musical teeth playing original material with critically acclaimed Bi-Polar Empire and Wow. A founding member of the internationally renowned The Bootleg Beach Boys, Mark brings an energy and authenticity to McCartney: All The Best Live perfectly capturing the sound and essence of previous McCartney sidemen George Harrison, Denny Laine and Henry McCullogh.
Graham Carey: Drums, percussion and vocals. Graham has over 20 years’ experience as a professional musician and tutor, playing extensively throughout Europe and North America sharing stages with acts such as The Beautiful South, Gerry Fish and Ronan Keating. He continues to play gigs weekly with many of Ireland’s most popular bands including Jack L, Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience, Absolute Eagles, The Magic of Michael Jackson, Rebel Rebel (David Bowie Tribute) and many more.