Pat Woodward formed The Fab in 1995. It started out as a two man acoustic group in coffee houses and over 16 years has grown to be one wildly popular well-known group. One of the longest running local cover bands Vegas has ever seen, The Fab features five of Southern Nevada’s finest musicians. The Fab is one of the world’s best sounding and incredibly versatile celebrations of the Beatles music. With hundreds of Beatles songs, solo career tunes and spontaneous song lists, it’s never the same show twice. The Fab also performs spectacular special live productions of many of The Beatles albums in their entirety to sold out crowds of hundreds of raving Fab fans. No wonder why The Fab was voted Las Vegas’ #1 lounge act several years running by the Las Vegas Review-Journal readers poll. They have a registered fan club of over 2,500 members and growing, with thousands of Fab fans around the globe.
The Fab have played for many top Vegas venues, including (but not limited to):
Pat was born at a very young age somewhere in Kansas and moved to So Cal at the age of two. He aspired to be a drummer, like the Monkees’ Mickey Dolenz, but was elected to play guitar by the older brothers when he was nine years old. A jack-of-all-trades and a master of many, Pat went on to teach himself to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and made a few somewhat unsuccessful attempts at the clarinet. All of this was inspired by his love of rock music, especially the Beatles and their prolific sounds and creative textures. He went on to play throughout Southern California, starting at backyard parties and moving on to the famous Hollywood club circuit, playing original music and cover material. He moved to Las Vegas in 1990 to start Xpert Guitar Repair, excelling in repair and custom builds. He continues to do so today as a master luthier in Southern Nevada. He realized in 1995 a need and an opportunity to share the music of the Beatles, a dream he’d had since he was a young lad, in a true celebration of the music without the wigs and “Pepper suits”. Pat’s guitar wizardry, Lennon-Harrison esque vocals and extraordinary showmanship is an intrinsic part of the Fab’s engaging brand of entertainment.
Born and raised in the heartland of central Iowa, Cam is the consummate Beatles Fan. He played in several classic rock bands before joining the Fab lineup of professionals in 2006. With over 30 years of vast musical experience, Cam brings a unique element to the Fab with his strong dedication, heart and punctuality. He specializes in emulating Paul McCartney’s vocal stylings while holding down some of the lead guitar chords and percussion for the band. His distinct high harmonies are crisp, powerful and flawless, providing the Fab with the versatility to conquer virtually any song in the Beatles’ immense musical catalog.
Aaron was born just outside of Fresno, California, but grew up and spent most of his life in Las Vegas. He started playing drums at the tender age of ten and was touring professionally by the age of 19. In addition to playing drums, he plays guitar and bass and is an accomplished song writer. He’s won several parody contests with notable radio airplay and has sold jingles to national companies. He has played in many professional bands, including a Rush tribute band, and has extensive experience in the casino and corporate circuits. Aaron started contributing his rock-solid phenomenal skills on the skins to the Fab in 2008. He always appreciated the Beatles growing up, but found out quickly just how great of a drummer he was after mastering Ringo’s simple yet complex drumming style.
Born in Baltimore, MD, Mike began performing at the age of six and was always an avid Beatle fan. He is a percussionist and guitarist who is well-versed on many musical instruments. College brought him to Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he intensified his guitar and production studies. He remained there as a performer and audio engineer until the call came to play Vegas. Moving westward, he continued his performing career with multiple groups in the Las Vegas area, including The Fab, among others. He is also an avid photographer who has published two books. As luck would have it for this Beatle-ologist, his Las Vegas fortune was found when he joined forces with the Fab in 2002 and again in 2011. Mike’s note-for-note McCartney lines on the bass and keen vocal harmonization skills help to recreate the signature vocal styles of the Beatles that is a well-known and notable Fab trait.
Michael was born in Kalamazoo, MI, the home of great Gibson guitars. He got his first guitar when he was ten and played his first real gig in a working band when he was nineteen years old. Michael played in various road bands on multiple instruments traveling all over the country until the mid eighties and continued to play in a local MI band until moving to Vegas in 2002. The first musician he met hired him for his considerable skills to play in an Irish band from 2004 to 2011, playing at the Nine Fine Irishmen pub inside the New York New York hotel and casino both as front-man of the Celtic Rockers and as a solo act on weekends. Then his life long dream of being a member of an amazing Beatles band was realized when he was given the opportunity to join the Fab. His musical versatility, vast knowledge, intense love of the Beatles and light-hearted antics, paired with his confident showmanship, makes him a fine addition to the Fab.