George Harrison – James Hondros
James Hondros started learning to play George at the inception of Beatles cover band Revolver in the summer of 1998. Although new to the Beatle role, Jim had been playing guitar in rock bands since the early 1980s, most notably original bands such as The Van Goghs, The Innocent, and Feast of Fools, all of which featured his dynamic songwriting ability. Jim says, “It was upon discovering Cousin Liz’s Beatles collection that I became a musician in the first place.”
Following his time in Revolver, Jim played with many area Beatles tribute bands as a self-proclaimed “Rent-A-George” until joining Meet The Beetles full-time. He is featured in the band’s repertoire singing lead on over a dozen Harrison songs as well as contributing his lead guitar talents and vocal harmonies.
“I enjoy learning and performing George’s parts. However subtle some of them are, his contributions to Lennon/McCartney compositions were nothing less than incredible. As a songwriter, George was overshadowed by the sheer volume of Lennon/McCartney masterpieces which, when all is said, does not diminish his ability to write some real gems. Some of my personal favorites are ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ ‘For You Blue,’ ‘Don’t Bother Me,’ and, of course, Frank Sinatra’s all-time favorite love song — ‘Something.’”
Today, in addition to playing the George role in Meet The Beetles, Jim is a founding member of the Rutles tribute band (a Beatles satire), The Yellow SubMorons.