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The Fab Faux Do Never-Before-Seen Tribute at the Capitol Theatre

May 3rd, 2017

Individually, former Late Show with David Letterman bassist Will Lee (vocals, bass and keys), Conan house-band leader and guitarist Jimmy Vivino (vocals, guitar and keys), in-demand Rich Pagano (vocals and drums), accomplished songwriter Frank Agnello (vocals and guitars) and multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli (vocals, keys and guitars) are each known as incredibly hard-working and fantastically talented musicians. And together, they combine to join forces as the Fab Faux, which Rolling Stone’s David Fricke calls “the greatest Beatles cover band—without the wigs.” Of course, the Fab Faux (above, performing “Tomorrow Never Knows”) are much more than a cover band. No, they don’t look like the Beatles, but thanks to their love of the Fab Four and their attention to every little detail, they sound remarkably like them. See them perform a never-before-seen tribute of The Beatles’ Second Album and Yesterday and Today on Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre. (The Fab Faux will return to play the Westbury Theater on 6/10 and then the Beacon Theatre on 11/4.)

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The Fab Faux, Raw and Stripped Down in Brooklyn Tomorrow Night

July 18th, 2014

Individually, Late Show with David Letterman bassist Will Lee (vocals and bass), Conan house-band leader and guitarist Jimmy Vivino (vocals, guitar and keys), in-demand Rich Pagano (vocals and drums), accomplished songwriter Frank Agnello (vocals and guitars) and multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli (vocals, keys and guitars) are each incredibly hard working and fantastically talented. And together, they combine to join forces as the Fab Faux, which Rolling Stone’s David Fricke calls “the greatest Beatles cover band— without the wigs.” Of course, the Fab Faux (above, performing “Tomorrow Never Knows”) are much more than a cover band. No, they don’t look like the Beatles, but thanks to their love of the Fab Four and their attention to every little detail, they sound remarkably like them. And not only are they playing “raw and stripped down in Brooklyn,” tomorrow night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, but the Fab Faux return with horns, strings and special guests on 10/18 at the Beacon Theatre.

The Jimmy Vivino Farewell Show

April 1st, 2009

Jimmy Vivino, the Max Weinberg 7’s very talented guitarist, is following Conan O’Brien out to L.A. to become the new guitarist on the Tonight Show. This, sadly, means he won’t be able to play nearly as many shows here in New York City. So Saturday’s show at The Bowery Ballroom doubles as both a going-away party for him and what may possibly be the last-ever Prisoners of Second Avenue show.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band, all you really need to know is that Jimmy (guitar and vocals), John Conte (bass and vocals) and Rich Pagano (drums and vocals) play—according to their Web site—“the music that was heard at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, music associated with the music heard there and music that would have been heard there had it stayed opened longer.”

So come on down on Saturday, be on the lookout for special guests and hope your face doesn’t hurt too much on Sunday from smiling so much. Check out the Prisoners of Second Avenue here, playing Traffic’s “Light Up of Leave Me Alone” (the third track on The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys).