Get ready for Rain in Seattle — Rain, the Beatles tribute, that is, who will appear January 30 to February 3 at the Moore Theatre. Our coverage will include a review of the show and a special press event, as well Q&A’s with some of the boys in the band.
Today, you’ll meet Ian B. Garcia, born in “the exotic coastal town of Viña del Mar, Chile,” and currently a resident of Toronto. He’s a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, and in 2002 was tapped to fill in as Beatle Paul in a tribute act. Here’s our Q&A with him:
Name: Ian B. Garcia
Beatle you portray: James Paul McCartney
When you joined Rain: November 2011
Other instruments you play: Piano, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Favorite Beatle song(s) to play: All of them!
Favorite Beatle album: Revolver
Favorite Beatle film: Yellow Submarine
Favorite solo Beatle song/album: Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Paul McCartney)/Double Fantasy (John Lennon)
Collarless suit or Sgt Pepper outfit?: Peppers
Most memorable gig(s) with Rain: Japan Tour 2012:
What you hope to do/see this Seattle trip: Pike Place Market and Jimi Hendrix’s grave
Have you ever met a real Beatle?: No
Did you ever see the Beatles/a solo Beatle in concert? Thoughts?: McCartney 2009 — mind blown!
What can returning Rain fans expect in this show?: A new show, new songs!
What’s in the future for Rain?: Do you want to know a secret?
What’s the best part about being in Rain?: Playing alongside some of the most talented musicians/singers in the world and having the honor of performing Beatles songs live.
Rain's been a popular act in Seattle in previous years; a splendid time is guaranteed for all.