The Cheetles will be performing on the South Stage at 2:00pm
Sounds Like: The Beatles
Manager: Jay Cheetle
Bio: The Cheetles are a group of legendary and noteworthy Chicago musicians, dedicated to performing history’s greatest catalogue of music with the respect and dedication that classical musicians devote to Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.
Conceived by Chicagoan James Coffey, the project requires a partic...See Full Bio
“I was as impressed as I could be by the Cheetles...the 7-piece band actually enriched my acute appreciation of the Beatles by mining their catalog so deeply. Although the Cheetles gloriously romped through early Beatle gems–”All My Loving,” “From Me to You,” “She Loves You,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”–in the middle of their nearly 2-hour set, even cooler was their jarring juxtaposition of the latter with “Happiness is a Warm Gun.” Unlike American English and other such groups, the Cheetles didn’t dress like the Beatles, adorn wigs or run through the greatest hits in roughly chronological order, for hardcore Beatlemaniacs–as most in the rather full room assuredly were, even those of us who didn’t get up and dance–they were about as good a “tribute act” as one could want, from the songs they sang to the way they sounded.”