Beatles tribute band Rain kicks off their Seattle run at the Moore Theatre on January 30 and runs through February 3. In the last of our Q&A’s, we hear from the band behind the beat — the drum beat, that is:
Name: Douglas Cox
Beatle you portray: Ringo
When you joined Rain: March 2010
Other instruments you play: Guitar, miscellaneous percussion
Favorite Beatle song(s) to play: Abbey Road Medley, “Don’t Let Me Down,” “I Me Mine”
Favorite Beatle album: It changes all the time
Favorite Beatle film: A Hard Day's Night
Favorite solo Beatle song/album: The song changes between Beatles, but usually is a George or John song. But Paul's Band On The Run or Ram are killer records!
Collarless suit or Sgt. Pepper outfit?: Collarless suit is more fun but those Pepper suits get a lot of attention.
Most memorable gig(s) with Rain: Broadway gigs for sure, and Detroit’s Fox Theater.
Most memorable Seattle moments with Rain: This one!
What you hope to do/see this Seattle trip?: Typical stuff, Space Needle, Bruce Lee’s grave.
Have you ever met a real Beatle?: Pete Best, but no John, Paul, George or Ringo.
Did you ever see the Beatles/a solo Beatle in concert?: Paul's shows and Ringo’s All Star Band. All awesome shows.
What can returning Rain fans expect in this show?: A new show with many different songs
What’s in the future for Rain?: The show is growing in popularity and expanding its draw all over this planet.
What’s the best part about being in Rain?: The people. Great musicians, awesome crew! Now they’re great friends.