Find out what previous clients and fans are saying about AbbeyRoad!
Starry Nights - Veritas Vineyards and Winery - July 9, 2011
Thank you Keith, Paul, Barry, Mike and Billy.
We had a wonderful evening, I don't think it could have been nicer!
The grand total was 4102, So start tuning up for the seventh annual Abbey Road at Veritas, July 14th 2012. So much fun. We really can relax when we work with you.
A million thank you's for a great night.
Being a big Beatles fan, I have always wanted to hear AbbeyRoad perform. When the time came, I was not disappointed. The music was great--even their warm up was fun because I could sing along to songs I grew up with . When the dancing began, the guests never sat down and did not want to stop.
All that said, what impressed me the most was Paul's professionalism leading up to the event and the band's willingness to do whatever it took to create the wedding celebration the bride wanted. They went above and beyond by learning a song completely out of their primary genre and they even helped my team with set up. I cannot wait to work with them again and again.
A very grateful event planner
I look forward to seeing you at Fridays After 5 later this year!
Iris Hosey Luck
Barb Wired LLC Event Management & Consultation
We loved having you with us and it was a big hit!
I will keep your information on hand for future events and years to come for sure!
Friday Cheers - Lynchburg Va.
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:59 PM
To: Winkler, Keith
Subject: RE: Thank you from Veritas!
Thank you to all you guys, you were absolutely wonderful, the evening was wonderful the ambience was perfect, there were about 1000 parties re-unions and events going on out there. Everyone had a ball, and I loved the fact that you did not take that break before the end it really made the feeling of a grand finale.
Next year it will be July 10th so I am really looking forward to seeing you again.
Have a great year, see you 07/10/10
Many thanks from us all at Veritas.
Date: August 5, 2006 2:01:40 PM EDT
To: "Paul Olko"
Subject: Re: AbbeyRoad performs at Taylor Park - THANK YOU!!!!
You guys were TERRRRRRIFIC last night - please pass it along!!! Thank you for a wonderful, fun evening - and lots of great exercise!
Love to all 5 of you, Annie and Mack
P.S. Paul - thank you for your sweet dedication to me of "When I'm 64" and recognition of my birthday 2 weeks ago in Manassas. You set this Leo girl right up! (we love attention)
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:23 AM
To: Winkler, Keith
Subject: RE: AbbeyRoad at Veritas
We had a wonderful evening too, and hope you will do it next year, same day same place? As they say you were ‘maaavelus’
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:17 AM
Subject: AbbeyRoad last night at Friday's After Five/Charlottesville
Hey, Barry –
Judy and our son Ivan (who’s home from college for a couple of weeks and is a pretty good guitarist – lead and bass) agreed with me that you all really rocked out last night. My personal preference was the more cramped performance when we saw you out in Crozet. The small club kind of atmosphere is more intimate for me.
BUT, and it’s a huge but you notice, you guys really rocked last night. You had a great crowd and you gave them crowd pleasers one after another. Ivan – who is a Beatles “convert” since he’s only 20 – thoroughly enjoyed a lot of the rockers you all did. We thought the bass and the drums thudded together pretty well. Our favorites (talking on the way home in the car) were “Tell Me Why” (terrific harmonies and the arrangement kicked butt as well) and “Boys” (vocal was particularly strong, but the backbeat was killer as well). Throw in some “Hey Jude” and “Roll Over Beethoven” and it added up to a great evening. You had a wonderful audience and they dug you so I hope you feel it was a success because it was. I was especially touched by what a spiritual experience it seemed to be for many of them. People were just really happy to be there…
Rock on, brother!
Awesome Beatles Band
Sent:Sunday, June 24, 2007 4:46:40 PM
We have followed the careers of "the lads" since we moved here 8 years ago when they were called #9 Dream. To watch the amazing improvement has been nothing short of breathtaking. The musicianship, vocal accuracy and raw energy is spectacular. Keith Winkler (John) plays one heck of a mean Rickenbacker guitar and knows his way around a mouth harp (that's harmonica for you Limeys) too, but his vocal prowess is truly spine tingling. Barry Willard (Paul) plays a mean Hofner bass and is a great vocalist also. Paul Olko (George) is truly a first rate guitarist and superb vocalist that any band would be lucky to have. Billy Ballard (Ringo) is the drummer extrordinaire. With his vintage Ludwig "kit" he keeps that strong "Beatles Beat" going all night long. And he does a great job on the Ringo songs that he sings. And then we have Mike D'Antonio (Stu/George Martin/Mal Evans/Murray the K....) Mike does an amazing job on keyboards and also the vocals. His versatility on the other instruments is equally impressive. All in all, the 5 members of AbbeyRoad are a truly gifted group of musicians with an obvious love for the music of the Beatles. If you want to go and hear some of the best music ever written delivered with energy, authenticity and fun, then go hear AbbeyRoad. And bring the kids too. Nobody can resist the fun of "Yellow Submarine". You will have a wonderful time and probably go home and dust off some of your old vinyl or new CDs of The Beatles and start to remember why they were, and still are, "The Greatest Rock & Roll Band" of all time.
Cheers! Doctor Robert and Prudence
Date: January 4, 2008 10:21:23 AM EST
Subject: New Year's Eve at the Omni
Just wanted to say my husband and I saw you at the Omni and you were FANTASTIC! Your band saved the night for us, we were ready to leave. I made him stay since he is a huge Beatles fan, and he had a blast!
Thank you for a great show! We will definitely watch for other dates from your band, keep it going!
-Valerie and Brian Arndt
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 18:51:11 -0700
Subject: Veritas-Starry Nights
To the members of Abbey Road:
I saw your show at Veritas Vineyards last night and I wanted to be sure to let you know what an amazing job you did! I was raised on the Beatles and you all did the best job I've ever seen by a tribute band (and I've seen my fair share). Congratulations to you all on an impeccable job. Also, I'm a big fan of your website and clever use of lyrics. Take care and keep spreading the joy of the Beatles!
From: "Sherry xxxxxxxx"
Date: June 17, 2009 4:34:54 PM EDT
Subject: RE: Harris Pavilion Dance/ Fredericksburg, Va.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I thoroughly enjoyed the dance Saturday night and was happy to be included as a "singer" in the group on stage! I have loved the Beatles since they first arrived in the USA, so your performance was a trip back in time with all of the old songs.
My daughter currently lives in London and when I visited with her, I had the opportunity to visit Abbey Road.
Thanks for such an enjoyable evening. I look forward to you coming to the Harris Pavilion every year. Can't wait until next year!!
They (AbbeyRoad) were great--better than expected and we had high expectations!!! Many of our clients called today to say what a great time they had last night---please accept our great thanks to you, everyone at Sam Hill and especially to Abbey Road-they are great and on our list for every other party we host!!!
Sandi Meadows M.H.Swanson Group
From "The Nelson County Times" - July 2007
re/ AbbeyRoad at "Starry Nights" - Veritas Vineyard and Winery
July 14, 2007
"Talk about a crowd! Andrew and Patricia know how to throw a bash. This past Saturday night at Veritas Winery & Vineyard , the crowd of at least a thousand rocked to the tunes of The Beatles by AbbeyRoad. The weather cooperated and the food, excellent!"
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From "The News Leader" (Staunton) -Aug.24, 2007
re/ AbbeyRoad at Shakin’ 2007 on August 23, 2007.
"Shakin’ coordinator Cathy Simmons also enjoyed AbbeyRoad."
"Shakin’ has featured great beach music, rock and other genres in the past, but Simmons said AbbeyRoad blew the other performances away."
“As far as looks and sound, this is one of the best,” she said.
From "The Fluvanna Review" -March. 13, 2008
re/ AbbeyRoad at Carysbrook Performing Arts Center March 1, 2008
"From the beginning when AbbeyRoad opened with “A Hard Days Night,” the audience was spellbound by these five experienced and talented instrumentalists/vocalists. This high-energy band captures the spirit of The Beatle’s sound by using a variety of vintage and replica instruments, unique vocals and harmonies. They exuded the same original style and sound of The Beatles from the beginning of their careers to the end when the band broke up."
For more info or for booking, contact:
Keith @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul @ email@example.com