Gerard Barberine Jr. passed away Saturday evening June 22, 2013 from a suden heart attack.
Gerard was a member of "Strawberry Fields" The Touring Cast of Beatlemania, Ringo impersonator on Drums, Percussion and Lead Vocals.
The son of a drummer, Gerard actually can't believe his luck to be performing as his idol, Ringo Starr, in the Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band on the Planet, "Strawberry Fields!" Gerard comments: "Of all the projects I've been involved with, ‘Strawberry Fields' is, without a doubt, the most exciting and rewarding group I've ever played with." Gerard brings to the stage Ringo's familiar mannerisms, as well as the flawless drumming musicality so familiar to the hardcore Beatle fan which has become our best audience for over a decade featured at one of the longest Running Beatles Show on Broadway at BB Kings Blues Club in Times square, New York. He's probably the best "pure" drummer ever to portray Ringo - case closed! Gerard prides himself in using authentic Ludwig drums, Zildjian cymbals, a myriad of new, unique, and colorful costume changes, and of course, an arsenal of Ringo rings which are naturally Ringo's trademarks. Oh yes, we've forgotten one other thing - Ringo's nose! Gerard will be sorely missed by not only by his wife and son, his family, bandmates, friends and fans.