The Analogues are a Dutch tribute act to The Beatles. Founded in 2014, the Analogues’ ambition has been to perform The Beatles’ music from their later studio years live, using analogue and period-correct instrumentation. From the start the Analogues have distinguished themselves by performing songs and whole albums live, which The Beatles themselves never played live, supported by brass and strings. Appearance-wise the band makes no effort to look like The Beatles, but they are called masters at recreating and reproducing the original sound.
They will make their debut appearance at International Beatleweek 2018 in the most dramatic fashion by recreating The Beatles’ most ambitious album, The Beatles (The White Album), to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
In 2015/2016 The Analogues went on their first tour both in Holland and abroad, playing the 1967 Magical Mystery Tour album.
In 2017 the band have been touring an integral performance of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, including a performance at the 17,000 capacity Amsterdam Ziggo Dome on 1 June 2017 to celebrate the album’s 50-year existence.
In June 2017 Dutch national TV-broadcaster NTR aired a one-hour documentary about the painstaking process of analysing The Beatles’ complex compositions and experimental use of studio equipment, as well as acquisition of the proper analogue instruments, in preparation of live rendition of the Sgt. Pepper’s album. Before an album can be played, the multi-layered arrangements are fully written out by the band.
Also in 2017 the Analogues signed a six-record deal with Universal Music Group, for five live-played Beatles albums, plus one album with original material, inspired by The Beatles. All six albums will be released under the Decca label, which refused to sign The Beatles in 1962.Back to bands