THE HISTORY OF
English is simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time.
At the inception of the band, they were voted “number one”
by thousands of Beatle fans as winners of sound a like
contests at Beatlefest®
for three consecutive years. They have also won Illinois
Entertainer of the Year and have been voted "Best Tribute
Band" three of the last four years by their fans in the
Chicagoland area. Their demand here and abroad, coupled with
their spectacular fan base, has anchored them into a
professional setting, and launched them into larger venues
and theatres worldwide.
American English has shared
the stage with musical headliners such as The Grassroots,
The Neville Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Ides of March,
Eric Burdon, The Buckinghams, The Doobie Bros., Badfinger,
Gary Senise's Lieutenant Dan Band, and many others.
With the band's increasing
success, American English then hit the international scene
by making their debut in Tokyo. Their appearance hit the
press and initiated a major article in the upscale Japanese
magazine “Lightening,” causing “American English
Mania” in Japan. The frenzied crowds in Tokyo reacted as
though they were seeing the real thing!
The next year,
American English invaded the Caribbean and appeared on every
major television network in Puerto Rico. American English
was truly a band on the run. Constantly pursued by
television, radio, and newspapers, they stirred up the
islanders like never before. As an added honor, The
President of the House of Representatives, Carlos
Vizcarrondo, invited the band to the capitol for a private
meeting. The band made history by being the only American
band to ever perform at the capitol.
Sam Leach, with Sir Paul McCartney
Following their return from
Puerto Rico, American English awakened a major significant
figure in The Beatle world.
(the original Beatles promoter from Liverpool)
was in Chicago for a book signing, promoting his “Birth Of The
Beatles” book. After seeing American
English, he has since
called the band “The Beatles incarnate!” and is now back
promoting and managing American English.
Under the wings of Sam
Leach, American English was granted the honor never bestowed
upon any other group. They traced the historic footsteps of
The Beatles, and performed on the hallowed ground of several
original Beatles venues including The Cavern Club in
Liverpool and The Grosvenor Ballroom across the River Mersey
Later that year, the band
headlined the George Harrison tribute at the House of Blues
in Chicago, where they were joined by several legendary
Beatles/Wings related artists. This tribute was the first of
its kind and the event made news headlines around the world.
The band had the distinct honor to perform with the original
Beatles drummer Pete Best!
Their crowning moment came
in August that following year, as they headlined
International Beatle Week in Liverpool in front of a
screaming crowd of 50,000 plus! To top it all off, American
recorded a concept album at the famed Abbey Road Studios in
London. The fantasy album “What If”, features songs that
might have ended up on the next Beatles record, had they
stayed together in 1971?
plays for over 50,000
Beatles fans in Liverpool!
American English is the only Beatle act to have ever
performed concerts accompanied by
Denny Laine, co-founder of
Wings, and the original Wings horn section, featuring Howie Casey, Thaddeus Richard and Steve Howard.
they have all joined forces to put on special concerts
around the world. This unprecedented merging of talent
begins with American English as The Beatles and closes with
an incredible tribute to Paul McCartney and Wings. This
unique and exclusive show entitled "Rock Show" is currently
available to the public.
Performing with Denny Laine of Wings,
Pete Best and Joey Molland of Badfinger
The fantasy lives on with these remarkable musicians who
take the music to the highest level possible. American
English is the closest you will ever get to reliving The
Beatles. Whether you grew up with the Fab Four or not, this
show will be your window to the past. Witness “The Complete
Beatles Tribute” with American English!