The Height of Pretence

Never seen the Beatles or The Stones? One Direction or The Arctic Monkeys not playing round your way in the near future? No problem – name virtually any top band or artiste from the past fifty years and the chances are you’ll find their doppelganger equivalents available for hire. The Bootleg Beatles, The Counterfeit Stones, The Antarctic Monkeys or Only One Direction – all now taking bookings for your birthday, wedding, office or Christmas party. It’s a curious development in popular entertainment. Tribute bands and performers are now a mini-industry, occasionally eclipsing the acts they’ve set out to emulate. These […]

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