The Fab Fourever presents its Beatles 50th anniversary tour in Williams Lake Oct. 23 at the Gibraltar Room.
Growing up, lead singer Jody Tennant wanted to be Paul McCartney.
He wasn’t a musician, although he tried being the bass player in his brother’s band until his brother found someone who knew how to play, he recalls.
Fast forward 15 years, Tennant and his family of five, including a one-month-old baby boy, were travelling to Seattle for a Paul McCartney concert November 5, 2005 all dressed in Sgt. Pepper uniforms.
They were noticed by McCartney’s film crew and the whole family became part of Paul McCartney’s documentary video.
“What a thrill,” Jody says. “The next thing we knew, Paul’s camera man was motioning for us to follow him backstage. And then all at once — there was Paul McCartney strolling towards us wearing a red robe.”
McCartney visited with the Tennants like they were family, shook Tennant’s hand, kissed his wife and kids, and posed for photos.
That chance meeting was the inspiration Tennant needed to fulfill his dream.
“I was prepared to do whatever was needed to become Paul McCartney in a Beatles Band,” he said.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35, available at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and Audio Video Limited.