April 9th, 2022
(Theatre doors open at 7 pm)
Scot Michael Arch
appearing as John Lennon on vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards & harmonica
Scot performed with original cast members of “Beatlemania”, the Tony Award winning Broadway show. After the show closed in 1982, he formed, produced and performed in his own presentation, "Beatlemania Now"... a tribute to the 60's and the group that shaped them ... the Beatles ... a reprise of "Beatlemania", which he continues to this day.
"Beatlemania Now" has performed throughout Cities in the United States and in countries as far away as Russia, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Panama, Curacao, Mexico and Spain, and shared stages with Artists such as Billy Joel, Cheap Trick, America, Wilson Pickett, Cinderella, The Hooters, Felix Cavalieri of the Rascals, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mitch Ryder of the Detroit Wheels and The Rip Chords ... just to name a few.
In 2014 Scot and "Beatlemania Now" were selected from the most Elite Beatles Tribute Acts in the Country, to re-create The Beatles very 1st Concert in America (February 11, 1964), at the Washington Coliseum Arena in Washington, DC in honor of the occasions 50th Anniversary. In doing so Beatlemania Now followed Tommy Roe, the “Opener” from the original 1964 Concert, and performed to another “Sold-Out” crowd at the very same Washington Coliseum. The Event was covered by media world wide.
Scot's portrayal of John is so spot on that he was chosen and filmed against a green screen backdrop and used as the template for John Lennon
in the 2009 official “The Beatles Rock Band” game.
appearing as George Harrison on vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
Jon was handed his first drum kit at age 4, and much of his Beatle influence is owed to the record collections of his older relatives. Switching to guitar at age 12 and honing his skills with an affinity for English Progressive rock in his teens, he later rediscovered the music of The Beatles.
The mandatory dues paying in pubs and clubs came to an audition for a Beatles Tribute in 1995, and a singing contest onstage during a NJ based Tribute The Mahoney Brothers was followed by an opportunity to audition and join the group in 1998. Amid occasional travel and tours, his drum skills led to Dance Accompanist work and a 6 year Faculty Member Position for Baltimore School For The Arts, regularly working with Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and receiving an honor from Mayor Of The City for his involvement in Community Outreach.
In the fraternity of the Tribute World, Jon’s musical community further widened nationally, and in 2001 he met Scot Arch, and was invited to be a permanent member of Beatlemania Now the following year in one of his longest and most successful running tenures with a Beatles Show.
Jon is a sought after Tribute Performer with a 25 plus year background, having played Theaters, Cruise Ships and Casinos around the globe, and has shared the stage with Alan White, Joey Molland, Mark Hudson, Cheap Trick, America, Max Weinberg, Billy J. Kramer, Pete Best, Lou Gramm of Foreigner and Steve Fossen/Founding member of Heart, among others. He’s had the honor of performing for Martina McBride, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, and Angie and Ruth McCartney.
Mitchell Jay Schecter- on vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar, electric guitars & mandolin
Roger Michael Cox- on drums
Chris William Moos- vocals, keyboards & keyboard bass
Randy Bucksner- saxophones & flute