Let It Be, the hit West End show featuring the songs of the Fab Four, is holding open auditions to find itself a new band.
The casting call is for all four Beatles roles and it is being held at the Garrick Theatre on September 3.
Master musicians from all walks of life are invited to take part – provided they can recreate the authentic Beatles’ sound.
Successful auditionees will have the chance to play to packed houses in London and across the world as members of the Let It Be company.
Hopefuls must register in person at 9.30am or 1.30pm, when they will be assigned a five-minute slot to perform a song from The Beatles’ discography. All instruments will be provided.
Candidates should prepare songs from the Fab Four’s discography that demonstrate an expert level of musicianship whilst recreating an authentic Beatles’ experience.
They will be asked to show off their talents by demonstrating the following according to role:
Bass – Vocal & bass, piano and acoustic guitar. Prepare three songs that demonstrate your ability to accompany yourself on each of your instruments.
Rhythm Guitar – Vocal & guitar and piano. Prepare two songs that demonstrate your ability to accompany yourself on both guitar and piano.
Lead Guitar – Vocal & guitar. Prepare song(s) that demonstrate your ability to recreate the Beatles’ iconic guitar solos as well as accompanying yourself vocally.
Drums – Vocal & drums. Prepare a selection of iconic Beatles’ beats and be able to accompany yourself vocally.
The audition panel will be looking for performers who can replicate the iconic sound, style and vocal tone of The Beatles. All songs should be performed in the original key.
Producer Jamie Hendry said: “Let It Be celebrates the music of a band known globally for their unique and revolutionary sound, so exceptional musicianship and great vocals are essential.
“We’re searching for performers who can exactly recreate The Beatles and whisk an audience back in time to the intimate environs of the Cavern Club or the electric heights of Beatlemania.
“It’s a tougher job than you might imagine.”
Let It Be showcases the music of the world’s most successful rock’n’roll band, in a spectacular theatrical concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.
The show is packed with more than 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits.
Full casting information available from the Let It Be website – www.LetItBeLive.com/casting