Friday, 22 September 2017

All I Need Is Love…and The Beatles

Our latest magazine issue will be posted this weekend.  It is chock full of good stuff. In fact, it was so full that not everything made the cut include the clever piece below by Jeanne Moran.  We are posting it here as a little bonus to entertain you while you wait for your magazine.



All I Need Is Love…and The Beatles
By Jeanne Moran
When I was a Little Child, The Beatles were Here, There, and Everywhere. Something in their Rock and Roll Music touched me, and decades later, There’s A Place for them In My Life still. Any Time At All, All I’ve Got to Do is open an app, pull out a CD, or spin my well-worn vinyl. I Want To Tell You, When I’m Sixty-Four, (and It Won’t Be Long,) I Will still be listening.

Back in the 60’s, The Beatles guided a generation through the Revolution that spread Across the Universe. Convinced things were Getting Better and that in The End, the human race could Come Together, they assured the world that We Can Work It Out. If just Two Of Us could speak Words Of Love, we could start Fixing A Hole, bringing people All Together Now as Mother Nature’s Sons and daughters.

Do You Want to Know a Secret? I’ve Got A Feeling they were right.

The Beatles created The Inner Light I’ve used to Help! me Eight Days a Week for years now. If I Fell for someone too fast, they urged me to Slow Down. When This Boy broke my heart over Another Girl, they reminded me I Should Have Known Better. Then, With A Little Help from My Friends, I was able to Wait until I met some new Boys who would Please Please Me.

The Beatles broke up Long Long Long ago and our Helter Skelter world still turns. But What Goes On hasn’t changed. Past Birthdays, through countless Hello, Goodbyes, their lyrics still hold truth:
-              There will be Rain before the Sun King comes;
-              I’ve got to pay the Taxman but that’s all right. Money Can’t Buy Me Love anyway;
-              When I’m Down and I think I’m A Loser, I’ll always find someone to help Carry That Weight;
-              Even during a Hard Day’s Night when It’s All Too Much and I can’t get a Good Night’s sleep, I can Step Inside Love;
-              Reassuring Words are always there. I know I’ll Be Back on my feet again soon.

When I Drive My Car or want to Get Back to Yesterday, The Beatles Don’t Let Me Down. If the soundtrack playing down the Long and Winding Road of your life includes The Beatles, Baby, You’re a Rich Man too. From Me To You, I suggest we Let It Be.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Get your tickets for Beatles Day in Dublin!

BEATLES DAY in Dublin is taking place this year on Saturday, November 4th.

It will be at the Workman’s Club in Dublin city centre. The events on the day will include a two set show from THE ROCKITS. They perform at the Cavern Club in Liverpool every weekend and they really know how to throw a party. The first set in the show will be a selection of songs from The Beatles and the second set will be the ‘Hits of the 60s’ - songs from The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Monkees - and more!

There will also be a performance of Stephen Kennedy's play JOHN LENNON’S LAST DAY (as recently heard on BBC Radio 2) – and a competition to find the person in Ireland who knows the most about The Beatles – THE BEATLE BRAIN OF IRELAND.

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: https://vimeo.com/201770337

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.
Tracklist:

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: shelovesyoubook@gmail.com

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:
https://unbound.com/books/she-loves-you