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Twin Buskers Perform Amazing Cover of The Beatles

August 23, 2019


OK, how old are you all? 23. 23 years old? Yes. All right, so how long have you
been performing in the subways? We started doing it like
a year and a half ago. Oh, really, that recently? Yeah, yeah. And what made you
start doing that? We just love music. We love the Beatles, especially. We have– it’s interesting
because when we play, usually people are
expecting like Bob Marley, or Stevie Wonder, or
something from us because– It’s cool to break
people’s expectations and to see their faces. Like a lot of people walk
from around the corner and they just hear the music. And then, they see us and
they’re like, whoa, really? Yeah. I know, because you
sound so much like them. So it’s not like it’s a gimmick. You really love the Beatles. You just started doing this
because you love the Beatles. Yeah, so much. The Beatles had always kind of
been a big part of our lives. And we started
learning the songs when our grandparents bought
us this Beatles rock band video game for Christmas. And we had mastered the songs
on the game and we decided to– Just learn how to play them. –actually learn how to
play the instruments. Right, how much
do you make in a– how long are you there for? Well, when we first did it,
we did it for a couple of days just to raise money to go
see our mom in Puerto Rico. And we made the plane
ticket money in two days. Wow. So it was about $400. Wow. So it’s pretty good. And then, I heard you lost–
someone lost a guitar there. What happened there? I left my guitar in a train
station and actually lost it. How do you forget your guitar
when that’s what your job is? I don’t know. It was [INAUDIBLE] You just left, going
I’m done with work. I’m going to leave my desk here. So you lost your guitar,
so are you still performing without your guitar? Yeah, luckily, our bass
player carries a spare. Oh, good. All right, so you’re
going to perform. What song are you singing today? Eight days a week. All right, fantastic. All right, head on over. Thank you. 1, 2, 3, 4. [MUSIC – THE BEATLES, “EIGHT
DAYS A WEEK”] (SINGING) Ooh, I need your love,
babe, guess you know it’s true. Hope you need my love,
babe, just like I need you. Hold me, love me,
hold me, love me. I ain’t got nothing but love,
girl, eight days a week. Love you every day,
girl, always on my mind. One thing I can say, girl,
love you all the time. Hold me, love me,
hold me, love me. I ain’t got nothing but love,
girl, eight days a week. Eight days a week, I love you. Eight days a week is not
enough to show I care. Love you every day,
girl, always on my mind. One thing I can say, girl,
love you all the time. Oh. Hold me, love me,
hold me, love me. I ain’t got nothing but love,
girl, eight days a week. Eight days a week. Eight days a week. [APPLAUSE] Thank you. You all sound so good. Thank you. Thank you so much. You all sound so good. All right, well, because
you lost your guitar and I think you
all are fantastic, we got you something. And so, we don’t
want you to have to borrow your bass
player’s guitar, so we got you amps and guitars. Oh, thank you so much. Oh, wow, thank you. Thank you so much. You’re welcome, you’re welcome. You all are awesome.

100 Comments

  • Reply Micole Garcia August 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    You guys should guest The Reo Brothers from the PH, they sound very much like The Beatles and they play the instruments themselves.

  • Reply JAIME August 2, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    GREAT SOUND!

  • Reply Ray Jennings August 2, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    These guys are good!

  • Reply Sorayda Gutierrez August 2, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    BlacRabbitπŸ’–

  • Reply Steven M. August 2, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I've seen this act before… where did I see this act before…? MILLI VANILLI!!!

  • Reply Robert McDaniel August 3, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Fantastic!!!! WELL DONE!

  • Reply new channel August 3, 2019 at 2:13 am

    They are spot on!!!

  • Reply C Liverpoolboy01 August 3, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Well done guys πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

  • Reply Mischie13 Adams August 3, 2019 at 10:10 am

    You guys are good

  • Reply Cassandra Dennis August 3, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Wow, that was absolutely Incredible!! I'm also or was a avid Beatle fan. In my mind, John Lennon was my husband, in my mindπŸ€”πŸ˜€Anyway, God bless those twins!πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎβ€β€

  • Reply Objective Perspective August 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    The song was garbage when the beatles did it and still is now. The Beatles are overrated.

  • Reply Peter Cua August 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Great voice!

  • Reply SSGT Graziano August 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Really don't see the reason for accalades. They are truly mediocre.

  • Reply Rick Jones August 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    E x c e l l e n t o !πŸ‘πŸ‘‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ€˜

  • Reply JulyN78 August 3, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    They're really good. Solid players and they nailed the vocals!!!

  • Reply John Joe Dunne August 3, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Isn’t music just the best peace and love message x thanks lads just the best

  • Reply R.S. Marcus August 4, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Their vocal tone is fantastic in recalling The Beatles. That's a lot of talent and a lot of studying.

  • Reply Todd Smith August 4, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Wow, they sound really good. Two thumbs up!

  • Reply Copperpenny August 4, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Step aside Beetlejuice! Please start touring.

  • Reply Parker Osmon August 4, 2019 at 6:08 am

    β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ‘

  • Reply Carrie See August 4, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Love the song. Holy wow, they are awesome without that McCartney person. Lol who needs him. Yessssss

  • Reply Carrie See August 4, 2019 at 7:23 am

    YAAAAY

  • Reply Hruod van August 4, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Oh my God!! I have tears running down my cheeks!!

  • Reply Bloomers24 Blooms August 4, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Wow, they are amazing.

  • Reply yogalover1960 August 4, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Wow … incredible, clear, just beautiful!

  • Reply Susan Gardner August 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Easy on the eyes and ears…what's better than that….

  • Reply Shamil Saduk August 4, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Wow.. would love to see them live.. stay blessed boys

  • Reply cori gulliver August 5, 2019 at 1:28 am

    NiceπŸ’–

  • Reply Con P August 5, 2019 at 3:12 am

    They DO sound like the Beatles!

  • Reply garrettsfo August 5, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Nice πŸ‘

  • Reply TheFiftyYearOld FourTwentyGamer August 5, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Talented Young Men
    Truly Talented

  • Reply Eileen Collins August 5, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Nicely done, chaps. 🌞🌞

  • Reply Mark Porter August 6, 2019 at 3:38 am

    I’ve seen their vids on YouTube and I have nothing but respect for them promoting a genre of music that might not be what most people would expect them to play. I like how the guitarist has even adopted a bit of John’s signature stage moves. Anyone who keeps the music of The Beatles on the radar gets huge kudos from me because The Beatles were and are the Gold Standard.

  • Reply James Ashlock August 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    What makes them special is they are humble! And a great sound helps…πŸ˜‡

  • Reply Simmie Williams August 7, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Love this.

  • Reply amazingyear August 7, 2019 at 1:39 am

    wow

  • Reply tom bumgardner August 7, 2019 at 1:44 am

    white privledge at its finest lol

  • Reply Saurav Gupta August 7, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Loved it, guys ! Get a foot drum and you are complete.

  • Reply Eaty McEatison August 7, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, they sound so much like the actual Beatles.

  • Reply Beezlie727 August 8, 2019 at 1:12 am

    They did the fab 4 proud! Awesome sound! Killer harmonies!

  • Reply Sergei Barrett August 8, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Wow that's really good πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Reply Sandra Young August 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Dont dog the brothers because they like a different genre of music,dang they do sound like the Beatles. I guess I came upon this because a question was asked what song do you like off of the Beatles Abbey Road album

  • Reply Kansaspeach August 8, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Excellent!! 8 days a week, I Loooooove you! Just Excellent!!!

  • Reply The Dreamboats August 8, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Nailed the bass part too! These guys rip it up!!

  • Reply Roberto Rivera August 9, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Very good. Also Ellen DeGeneres giving them a guitar was awesome. I get excited when I see acts of kindness. Thanku Ellen!

  • Reply david groves August 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    only one problem i can see the Beatles were all white right lol

  • Reply TaraMae Scott August 10, 2019 at 1:01 am

    ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️That's all I have!!! 😊😊😊😊❀️❀️❀️

  • Reply William Alespiller August 10, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Wow, very good.

  • Reply Emmanuel Udoh August 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Truly great singing but the bass is too loud.

  • Reply GB Hoops August 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Technically proficient didn't capture McCartney's vocal licks or his embellishments definitely their Own version of the song

  • Reply RamZ August 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Their voices do not sound Black at all. But that ain't say'n nothing. 'The Average White Band' group, don't sound White at all.

  • Reply Simeon Gayer August 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    ''eight days a week…ehe''
    LOL

  • Reply michiganmom857 August 11, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Beautiful! I have been singing that song for 50 years, and I believe the lyrics are β€œ Hold me, love me,” not loves me!

  • Reply Veronica James August 11, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    From the subway to Ellen. Amazing

  • Reply Blac Rabbit August 11, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you Ellen!!

  • Reply john doe August 11, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Amazing truely amazing

  • Reply Felix Ramos August 12, 2019 at 12:54 am

    These two guys are AWESOME! Very impressive, you guys are very talented. Keep the good work. Wish you the best!

  • Reply Offensive August 12, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Can i just say how hard it is to play bass and sing

  • Reply Robert Walsh August 12, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Absolutely Beatleful

  • Reply THE Noellian Freebird August 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    ❀️πŸ”₯

  • Reply Rony Kurniawan August 13, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Rickenbacker guitar & Hofner bass are good instruments

  • Reply 23theseeker August 13, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    The Beatles would all be proud of Amiri @ Rahiem and their obvious talent well done guys and I hope you do fantastic in the future.

  • Reply LORI ellers August 13, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    If only paul McCartney walked out

  • Reply Raj Nagarkatti August 14, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Flawless πŸ’–

  • Reply Austin p.b August 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    That was a great present. You helped them improve. Good work Ellen.

  • Reply Hawaiian80882 August 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    love seeing young people enjoying and loving all kinds of music….These guys Rock!

  • Reply g g August 15, 2019 at 1:04 am

    OMG absolutely terrific. I loved listening to this from the San Francisco Bay Area August 2019 thank you for sharingπŸ’–πŸ’–

  • Reply Hasnul Hfk August 15, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Wow !

  • Reply Dan W August 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Wow! Man they got those harmonies down pat. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ

  • Reply Katie Mezey August 15, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I LOVE YOU GUYS 😭❀ I love the beatles so much

  • Reply James Leferink August 16, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Very cool. Very cool.

  • Reply Sacia Gallogo August 17, 2019 at 5:31 am

    His reaction when Ellen announces she's gonna give em guitars 😊

  • Reply gudrabean August 17, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Wow wow wow

  • Reply Purple Heart Scott August 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Big Beatles fan here. I enjoyed this. Great job and I’d pay to watch em.

  • Reply Barbara Woods August 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I’d pay to go watch them!

  • Reply Ro Banks August 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Well done, love this song

  • Reply Ann Navarra August 17, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Keep the classics going, so many youngens missed out on these awesome performers!

  • Reply ping pong August 18, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Wow

  • Reply Bill Skene August 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Too mechanical and overenunciated but good effort.

  • Reply Johnny KS August 18, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Oprah will be like " you get a guitar, you get a guitar, everybody gets a guitar.."

  • Reply Mohanned Abdulaziz August 19, 2019 at 5:29 am

    My guys I also love the beatles

  • Reply Fairuz Vlog August 19, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Amazing and best present for them

  • Reply Tim Drumm August 19, 2019 at 9:59 am

    These guys sail us right dead center back to the late 60's – fabulous!

  • Reply MadEnglishMan August 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

    omg these guys are AMAZING sending love from Liverpool uk keep up that great work lads

  • Reply Adyaron Mahera August 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    they are handsome

  • Reply Allan August 20, 2019 at 12:11 am

    They sounds so so good.

  • Reply Lautaro Barbaric August 20, 2019 at 4:14 am

    the beatles totally copied the jonas brothers

  • Reply T Bob August 20, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Ellen is really nice

  • Reply Christopher Quan August 20, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Wow 😯 that was amazing. It sounds so much like Beatles especially John and Paul. They’ve learned the Beatles music very well.

  • Reply Tamarka Diggins August 20, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Racist whites are mad af rn! Keep playing guys!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚βœŠπŸΎπŸ’―

  • Reply Saskia Bowers August 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Wow, sounds just like them

  • Reply Arnold Ramos August 21, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Love them, they r awesome

  • Reply Joseph Jamandre August 21, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Guests the REO brother's from the Philippines. Those are solid Beatles music

  • Reply bhakti kant August 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Can i get a guitar please

  • Reply crazyaboutfootball G August 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Amazing gesture there's Only One Ellen

  • Reply Hard Park August 22, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Amazing!

  • Reply Taotaomona August 22, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve seen these guys on YouTube and they’re phenomenal. Glad to see they’re such cool fellows as well !!

  • Reply LordGiL TV August 22, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Reo Brothers of the Philippines sounds alike The Beatles 😁

  • Reply Di Di August 23, 2019 at 1:57 am

    They have good taste loving the Beatles…I hope Paul and Ringo see this video, they should be honored.

  • Reply Poor Pour Artist Libby Nutter August 23, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

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