Orlin Stoyanov – Vocals/Lead Guitar/Piano/Sitar
Orlin has been playing Beatles songs with
various bands since the age of 12, both in Sofia, BG/Europe and in the United States where he has been residing since the age of 18. He has been a member of several South Florida groups with musical background as diverse as Country and 80’s “Hair Bands”. Orlin is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist whose childhood dream came true when he became the lead guitarist/vocalist for the Beatlemaniax-USA, portraying the late, great George Harrison. Orlin is also an accomplished sound engineer/producer.
He uses the Gretsch Country Gentleman, Tennessean and Duo Jet models that Harrison used in the early-to-mid 60’s and of course the 12-string Rickenbacker guitar that gave so many groups their sound. Those are also plugged through a Vox amplifier for that authentic early Beatles sound. Orlin also uses an authentic Indian sitar for the performance of “Norwegian Wood”, just as George had on the LP “Rubber Soul”, something none of the other tribute acts in Florida feature. For the later era numbers he utilizes the “Lucy” Gibson Les Paul and Rosewood Fender Telecaster, plus the Jumbo Gibson J-200 acoustic guitar, all known from the Let It Be film.
Bennett Wise – Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards/Harmonica/Bass
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Ben produced and performed his original songs with his band around New York City in clubs such as CBGB’s, Sidewalk Cafée, and Down Time. Ben moved to South Florida in 2007 years ago and has been performing both solo and with various local bands. He also produced and hosted “Songwriters in the Round in Ft. Lauderdale”.
Ben’s musical inspiration was the Beatles. He is presently portraying John Lennon in the Beatlemaniax-USA and can be seen playing his Gibson J160, Rickenbacker 325, and Epiphone Casino, also plugged through a Vox amplifier. He also plays the Fender Bass VI, familiar to the fans from the “Hey Jude” promo film, and the “Let It Be” film.
Tom Vincent – Vocals/Bass/Piano/Guitar
Tom hails from Rochester, NY. He played as a soloist and in various bands, throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s. One of those bands being a Beatles Tribute. From 2004 – 2013 played on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines, first as a bassist, then as a guitarist in a show band. He spent 5 years as a solo performer in the piano bar. Back on land again these last few years, he was playing solo shows and performing with various bands.
And last but not least, Tom has recorded five CD’s of original music. He is a naturally left handed musician who portrays Paul using both the world-famous Höfner 500/1 bass, as well as the Rickenbacker 4001 in “maple-glo” associated with the Beatles’ later period. Tom is using that rare Vox AC100 bass amplifier, just as Paul did. Tom can be seen playing the Epiphone Texan for his performance of “Yesterday”, the exact model Paul played on the Ed Sullivan show.
Jim Rizzo – Vocals/Drums/Percussion
Jim started playing drums in Chicago, Illinois when he was 11 years old . He was in the school band and also studied privately. He joined his first Rock and Roll band at the age of 16 and has been playing ever since.
Jim has played in traveling road bands and also has been in several house bands throughout South Florida. Jim’s main influence in playing has been Ringo and remains so today.
Jim play’s the iconic Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl drum kit that his idol made so famous. Jim is featured on several songs, originally recorded by his hero Ringo: “Boys”, “Act Naturally”, “Honey Don’t”, “Yellow Submarine”, and the Lennon/McCartney/Starkey composition “What Goes On”.