Beatles Mania in Paradise: Q&A with Fourever Fab
Fourever Fab was born to perform. Andrew Hill (Paul McCartney), originally from Australia, has been in the business for 25 years and has traveled all over America, Canada and Asia performing as The Beatles. Alastar McNeil (George Harrison), born and raised on O‘ahu, has been performing for over 20 years and grew up building and playing the ‘ukulele. They make up half of Fourever Fab, now performing at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.
Tell me about your experience performing as The Beatles…
AH: It’s an honor. No matter where you go in the world, people know The Beatles. That’s the thing with good music, even if people don’t speak the language, they appreciate the melody, and there’s something for everyone. It’s great being able to share this music, not only with tourists, but the local crowd as well.
What can people expect when they come to a show? Anything special— only seen in Hawai‘i?
AH: People have no idea it’s a full production show. They’re going to see a live Beatles concert—starting from when they were on “The Ed Sullivan Show”—and be transformed throughout the different periods of The Beatles. It’s all the greatest hits live. There’s dancing, and the audience is going to walk away happy. You’re going to see people loving and enjoying the music. It’s a great show for the whole family.
AM: We just have a lot of fun. George Harrison was a huge fan of the ‘ukulele, and part of the show I play the ‘ukulele as homage to George. That makes it really unique in terms of a Beatles show.
What’s it like performing in Waikiki?
AH: Waikiki is just amazing; it’s where people all over the world come to relish in the beauty of the island. We perform in a traditional, beautiful koa wood show room. We’re playing music we love in paradise. There’s nothing equal to a medium where people from different backgrounds and cultures come see a show they can all appreciate. This is a Vegas-quality show, and there is nothing else like this in Waikiki.
What’s the best part of what you do?
AM: The part I enjoy most is being able to transport people through time with the emotions they associate with The Beatles music. We take them through this journey of The Beatles, and when people come up to you after and say they were affected by the music you performed, that’s the highlight of a show. As a performer, you’ve succeeded if you’ve done that.
For reservations, visit www.foureverfabshow.com or call 808-725-4136