The British Invasion delivered two rock band legends, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the big debate in rock history — which band is the greatest? The Beatles vs. Stones tribute show was born from this debate. What if these two iconic groups had the chance to perform together?

Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical quest for rock dominance.

Onstage, the bands alternate between mini sets and trade improvised barbs and banter between songs to act out the famous rivalry. Abbey Road is Axel Clarke (Ringo), Nate Bott (John), Chris Paul Overall (Paul) and Zak Schaffer (George). Satisfaction is Chris Legrand (Mick), Trey Garitty (Keith Richards), Ron Nelson (Ronnie Wood), Dom Lanzo (Bill Wyman) and John Wade (Charlie Watts).

These two legendary acts will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel featuring alternating mini power sets with the two bands coming together on stage for a big encore. Each band has three costume changes as the show goes through the musical evolutions of the groups.

“As the Stones we focus on the glory years of the band from about 1964 to 1981,” Legrand said. “There’s a lot of material to work with. Early on we do a medley trying to get in as many fan favorites as we can.”

From Mick Jagger’s infamous gyrations to Keith Richards’ crunching power chords, and the band’s original wardrobe, Satisfaction brings all the authenticity of an old Stones show.

Members of Abbey Road bring the mop top haircuts, harmonies, and boyish charm of everybody’s favorite Liverpudlians to the stage. They also play modern reissues of the exact same instruments and amps used by the Fab Four.

“We have one guy who portrays Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, and Ronnie Wood,” Legrand said. “He’s like a chameleon with three sets of clothes and instruments. It’s a fast-paced show and you get the best of the best of these two bands with a finale at the end.”

Legrand hails from Dallas, TX, but it’s not as big of a stretch for him to portray a British vocalist as you might think.

“The Stones based their band on the great blues musicians from the Southern Delta,” he said. “On a number of those early recordings Mick is mimicking a Southern accent. So singing their songs has come pretty naturally for me.”

Satisfaction and Abbey Road perform the songs as they were originally recorded, going so far as to include some of the studio flubs from the early recordings that fans have come to recognize.

“We try to get as authentic to the era as we can get,” Legrand said.

Post show the performers do a meet-and-greet with fans and multiple generations of listeners attend.

“The grandparents come with their children and their grandchildren,” Legrand said. “It’s a family show and it’s pretty cool to see how much fun the fans have. These songs have become timeless.”

Whether you’re a mod or a rocker, a John or a Mick supporter — Beatles vs. Stones is your chance to get some musical satisfaction and relive the music of yesterday.

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