Monday, 14 August 2017

Laurence Juber - New release with UK Tour

Laurence Juber’s ‘LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles’ 


“A must have for any Beatles fan” (Q104.3 FM New York)

“The melodies, textures and harmonies he coaxes out of an acoustic guitar are absolutely spellbinding." - Guitar Player Magazine

GRAMMY® winning guitarist, solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger Laurence Juber recently released LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles! (Hologram Recordings), the third collection of his celebrated solo acoustic arrangements of Beatles tunes. Produced by Hope Juber and remixed by legendary engineer Al Schmitt at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios, the recording showcases Juber’s unique acoustic guitar touch and tone on this collection of Fab favorites.

Described by the Los Angeles Times as "Uniformly exquisite and dazzingly executed”, this new album follows the “fantastic” (Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine) LJ Plays the Beatles (2000), voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums, and LJ Plays the Beatles Vol. 2 (2010), “a keenly pleasurable journey through some of the best music ever created” (Acoustic Guitar).

Watch the promo video here:

Juber has a unique perspective to reimagine these classics. “I started playing guitar in November of ’63, coinciding with the first wave of Beatlemania,” he said. “Their songs are baked into my musical DNA and having played guitar with three of the four Beatles, they form a central thread in my own life experience.”

Called “a master” by The Who’s Pete Townshend and “one of the world’s most remarkable acoustic guitarists” by The South China Post, Juber is known for fusing folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles to create a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. He was first internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, and has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

Known to his fans as ‘LJ’, Juber has released 25 solo albums. As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement, and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting, and Pocahontas.

1.     And Your Bird Can Sing
2.     Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3.     She Loves You
4.     Day Tripper
5.     Hey Jude
6.     I’ll Follow The Sun
7.     If I Needed Someone
8.     It’s Only Love
9.     Ticket To Ride
10.  And I Love Her
11.  Hey Bulldog
12.  Something
13.  Don’t Let Me Down
14.  Honey Pie

2017 UK Tour Dates:

Tues Oct 10th             The Cavern Club                                            Liverpool UK
Wed Oct 11th             Pizza Express Jazz Club                                 London UK                   
Thurs Oct 12th            Pizza Express Jazz Club                                 London UK

For more information:

Friday, 4 August 2017

Were You a Screaming Girl at a 60’s Beatles Concert?

Were You a Screaming Girl at a 60’s Beatles Concert?

Were you one of the many screaming girls at a Beatles concert?
Well author and journalist Eddi Fiegel wants to hear from you for a new book called She Loves You - The Girls Who Screamed For The Beatles.
If you were a teenage girl in the 60s, waiting at airports, railway stations and concert halls and Eddi plans to tell your individual stories.

Contact Eddi here:

If you just want to help get the book published
The book is being written for the award-winning British publisher Unbound who are a crowdfunding publisher so this means they are also looking for anyone who would like their name printed in the back of the book in exchange for a small pledge (from £10).
The details are all here:

Friday, 9 June 2017

Sunday July 2 - "The Beatles Skiffle Roots" with Quarryman Rod Davis

"The Beatles Skiffle Roots" and it is on Sunday 2 July at The Oaks Theatre, Knole Academy, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LE at 3pm.

Quarryman Rod Davis be talking about the origins of Skiffle and the Quarrymen, with musical illustrations with guitar, washboard and tea-chest bass, plus digital slides, followed by a full-on set from The Lonnigans.

This is all in aid of The Ridge View Special Needs School in Tonbridge. The event forms part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival.

Tickets - Adults £16, under 16s £6 - are available from the Festival Box Office, 01732 450175 or

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Hot off the presses - Issue 62 out now!

Issue 62 of our quarterly magazine is out now for your summer reading. If you are a member, it is in the post. Non members can order a copy from our website here.

Issue 61 (February 2017) includes:
  • The Beatles A Day In The Life
  • Media Watch
  • Pete Shotton - 1941-2017
  • Coming Up-Forthcoming Events
  • Sgt. Peppers 50th Anniversary
  • OPP The Gift
  • The Beatles NOT For Sale
  • 50 years of Sgt.Pepper Parodies
  • Paperback Writers
  • Sgt. Pepper - Bandstands
  • Sgt. Pepper - A Closer Look
  • Try Some, Buy Some-New Releases
  • Paul McCartney - Tokyo Concert review
  • BBFC Offers and Discounts
  • As I Write This Letter
  • Crap Photo of the Month

Friday, 2 June 2017

Dung Beatles celebrate Sgt Pepper's 50th on the BBC - Listen Saturday

Turn in to BBC radio Saturday June 3 to listen to the Dung Beatles.

This week they recorded 7 songs from Sgt Pepper in a session at the BBC.  This band is local from Buckinghamshire and a personal favorite of our committee.  

The broadcast is this Saturday between 12 and 1 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album’s release. The band worked really hard and it was quite a tricky set up for the sound engineer but it worked . Tune in listen for yourself at

Friday, 12 May 2017

Beatles' Hairdresser pens new book - signed copies and discounts coming

Newsflash! Leslie Cavendish, the Beatles' Hairdresser, will be signing advance copies of his new book at the Liverpool convention day during Beatleweek in August at the BBFC stall where he is giving his talk.

And after publication,  BBFC members will be able to buy the book at a special discount price. Stay tuned for details. 
Until then, read below to find out all about this new book and visit Leslie's website.