In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute, is an especially heartfelt tribute, led by the Cast of Beatlemania’s Carlo Cantamessa as John, performing on guitar, piano and vocals.
Cantamessa is an internationally known and recognized performer of John Lennon’s music, having toured the world portraying John Lennon with The Cast of Beatlemania and various other Beatlemania-oriented touring shows for over thirty years. Cantamessa brings a lifetime of experience to the role, personally transforming into Lennon onstage every night.
The Beatles first caught his attention in 1964, and later he began portraying John Lennon onstage in 1978. Since then, promoters, agents and buyers around the world have encouraged Cantamessa to put together a John Lennon tribute show, now a reality. As one theater owner put it during his introduction of Carlo’s solo show, “For my money, this guy is the closest anyone can get to the legend. He will channel John Lennon before your eyes and ears”.
John Delgado performs on drums, percussion and backing vocals, and has been an integral part of the Connecticut theater and music scene for over three decades. He has toured nationally and internationally, most notably performing with The Cast as Ringo Starr.
Cantamessa’s superb band is rounded out by Michael Filgate on bass guitar and vocals. Well-known for his work with Atlantic Records in the 1980’s, he has performed with several bands touring the Northeast and was responsible for many voice-overs for companies such as Pepsi, UPS, and American Can. He also owned and operated North Shore Recording Studios, working with many major label recording artists.