The McCartney Experience plays Manchester on Oct.5

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Jed Duvall playing Sir Paul (Courtesy photo)

MANCHESTER - The McCartney Experience will play Manchester on Oct 5 at The Palace Theatre.

Leading the tribute to the former Beatle is Jed Duvall, who The Mid-Atlantic Music Journal says is " incredibly multi-talented musician, he can sing excellent, play the hell out of that Bass and Keys, and boy, he sure pulls it off when emulating Paul McCartney."

But he isn't just a look alike in appearance, mannerism, and musical talent. Duvall and his band of seasoned musicians bring authenticity to a whole new level. Duvall, a natural right hander, taught himself to play left-handed, just like Sir Paul McCartney. The band tirelessly rehearse to get each song right and it's this dedication and hard work that make The McCartney Experience one of the most popular tributes to Paul McCartney.

The show features music from the early years of Beatlemania and throughout the career of the Fab Four. But unlike many Beatle tributes, The McCartney Experience expertly performs hits from McCartney's days with Wings, as well as the solo numbers Paul made famous. The audience will hear a wide variety of hits from the Beatles such as, "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Saw Her Standing There," "And I Love Her," Wings songs such as "Silly Love Songs," "Listen To What The Man Said," and solo hits like "Dance Tonight."

Duvall, a lifelong Paul McCartney fan, grew up listening to a wide variety of music, but no artist captured moments in his lifetime like McCartney did.

"I've always enjoyed Paul the Performer, but I'm always amazed at the amount of variety coming from Paul the Songwriter," says Duvall. "His music seemed to just grow as I did. So, playing his music feels like I'm telling the audience a bit about me. McCartney's songs take me back to specific times in my life, from childhood to now. There aren't many artists that take you through your entire life."

Seeing The McCartney Experience is like seeing McCartney in a more intimate, personal setting. "Like many, I've gone to McCartney concerts and seen a tiny figure on a stage so far away, it's easier to watch the video feed," says Duvall. "I try to give the audience the chance to experience Paul on a personal level and give them the feeling that they're actually watching him perform. This is no "Salute to Paul McCartney," with a lot of glitz but not a lot of substance. Nor is it a Beatles tribute band. This is a chance to really experience Paul McCartney.

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