Thursday, October 19, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Third time’s the charm for The Beatnix, the world’s longest running Beatles tribute, who are visiting the Airlie Beach Hotel for the third time, with many more visits planned.
“We absolutely love Airlie Beach and the Airlie Beach Hotel,” explained Dave Stanley, the band’s George Harrison.
“We always look forward to our Airlie Beach shows. The shows are always more chilled out with a cruisy crowd and a great atmosphere. We really appreciate that too.”
Dave is the band’s George Harrison, the lead guitarist for The Beatnix, and in charge of some of the best beats.
Andy Pole is John Lennon, one of the vocalists and rhythm guitarist.
“Just close your eyes when you hear Andy, and he sounds just like John Lennon. He’s a dead ringer for him, it’s great,” shared Dave.
Paul Wheelan is Paul McCartney.
“It’s so easy that Paul is Paul, easy for us to remember! Paul’s a fantastic singer and an amazing vocalist. He can scream-sing just like McCartney.”
And finally, Bradley Hughes is Ringo Starr.
“Our youngest member, at 21-years-old, Bradley is a great Ringo, dominating the drums.
“He actually used to be a fan of ours and The Beatnix when he was a teenager, and now he’s joined us as our Ringo.
“We have a diverse cast of characters, but each of us bring our own energy to the stage, our own flare that keeps the band and the shows fresh.
“We also try and make our sound as close to The Beatles as possible.
“We are one of the longest running Beatles tribute artists, and we’ve been doing it for a while.”
What can Airlie Beach expect?
“This show will be new. It won’t be identical from our previous shows at all.
“We always try and mix up our set lists, so people can expect all the classic big hits, with some more obscure album tracks, which are sure to be fun and exciting.
“We also have some new costumes that we’re excited to unveil on the stage.
“But we’ll leave that all as a bit of a surprise, so it’s best to come and check out the show.”
And what does The Beatnix expect from Airlie Beach?
“We love the energy that Airlie Beach has; it’s always a great hangout and chill spot to enjoy the day away.
“But also, I’ve been waiting for the chance to see a crocodile out in the wild, in Airlie Beach, so maybe this time, I’ll stumble across one.
“Three times in Airlie Beach and no crocs!”
WHAT: The Beatnix
WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel
WHEN: Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29, 2pm – 5.30pm
TICKETS: Completely free! But recommended to book a table
Much loved tribute artists, The Beatnix, return to Airlie Beach for the third time!
A psychedelic performance, that everyone will enjoy
With amazing costumes and even better stage presence, this is not the show to miss
Fun for the whole family, at the Airlie Beach Hotel
Allow yourself to be taken back in time with these timeless classics. Photos supplied