We had a chance to sit down with Revolution Pie frontman, Ralph Criswell, to learn more about the popular Legacy Live band and why you should check them out if you are a fan of The Beatles.
Revolution Pie formed in 2002 after finding inspiration from seeing Paul McCartney perform live at Cleveland’s Gund Arena. Over the past 21 years, the band has had opportunities to perform at a variety of venues, such as Edgewater Park, Akron Civic Theater, the Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Cleveland Zoo and have worked with a mix of non-profit organizations, community events and festivals. They also have had the privilege of opening for music legends, Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon and Denny Laine of the Moody Blues and Wings. Out of all the shows, the band credits their most exciting show as the Cleveland Indians Rock N Blast performance at Jacob’s Field, where they play for over 70,000 people throughout the 2-day festival.
Revolution Pie consists of Ralph Criswell (Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals), Chris Spisak (Bass Guitar/Vocals), Peter Telari (Drums/Percussion), Paul Fresty (Lead Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals), Michael Carlozzi (Keyboards/Percussion/Vocals) and Jim Bossler (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals). Their music catalog consists of over 100 songs drawn from the 13 studio albums recorded by The Beatles between 1964 and 1970. Songs range from “Love Me Do” and “Please, Please Me” to the challenging “A Day in the Life” and “I am the Walrus”. Whether you enjoy the early mop top era, the psychedelic and hippie era, or the rooftop era, there is something for all! When asked if they ever get tired of having to stick to the music of one artist, they responded, “We never get tired of playing these songs. What makes it exciting is seeing the people’s reaction and how they sing along with every song – both older and younger people.”
Revolution Pie has been performing at Legacy Village for almost 20 years! They enjoy this particular performance because “the people are so close and the environment is a fun, positive vibe.” So, Come Together on Saturday, August 19th from 5-8pm on the Legacy Village Lawn to hear Revolution Pie for yourself!