Saturday, 27 September 2014

Let It Be DC - Tickets on Sale Now!


Let It Be DC is back again and promises to be even better the second time around!  This fantastic event is not only  amazingly fun, but it also benefits the musical community making it a win-win for everyone.  
The British Beatles Fan Club interviewed organizer Neal Green to find out more about this event and we think you will agree that it promises to be a fabulous night of fun.  The full interview is below.

The BBFC will be attending so if any BBFC members also come, please send us a message to let us know you'll be there or wear your lapel pin on the night so we can meet up and say "hello".  


Find out more:
Event Website
Let It Be DC Facebook Page
The Musicianship.org website
Get your tickets (Early bird pricing ends Oct 15)

Interview with Neal Green, Let It Be DC Organizer

BBFC: This is the second Let It Be DC event you’ve organized. What prompted you to develop this event? 
Neal: This idea, was born a year ago from a conversation with some friends around a dinner table. We were discussing the different ways the Musicianship was looking to raise funds. I was discussing the need for a concert to celebrate the music of the British invasion. I made the statement we should put the together a British Invasion concert to benefit the MusicianShip, and from there the rest was history. Let It Be DC was born. 
BBFC: Have you done this sort of thing before? 
Neal: Last years Let IT Be DC event was the first time I had ever worked in the music field. I jumped in with both feet and with a little help from many of my friends in the local music industry we successfully pulled it off. If you build it they will come. 

BBFC: This event supports a charity called The Musicianship. How and why did you select this particular organization to support? 
Neal: What better choice than an organization that provides all facets of training in the field of music to children that are at risk and in areas where music education has been budgeted out of the public schools. We are providing for our future by supporting these children with opportunity. Summer music camps, after school music activities and more. 
BBFC: How did you select the three bands that are schedule to perform? 
Neal: Let It Be DC is very blessed to have three local bands, The English Channel, The Apple Core, and The GoodFellas, they have been performing for a wide variety of audiences from small intimate venues to large international audiences. 

The GoodFellas, has even been invited to Liverpool for Beatles week and played the Famous Cavern Club. The English Channel will be playing at the 2015 Abbey Road On The River Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. A five day event that rivals all Beatle festivals. We will be raffling off at Let It Be DC a five day “Ticket to Ride” to the festival to raise money for the MusicianShip. 
BBFC: There are different ticket price levels available. What does a VIP ticket include? 
Neal: Our VIP guests will get early admission to the event and the opportunity to meet the bands and our amazing MC, Hillary Howard. Our VIP’s also get reserved seating at the front of the Ballroom and a complimentary beverage. 
BBFC: Is there accommodation available for people who might want to come from outside the immediate area? 
Neal: Lansdowne Resort has really gone the extra mile for our guests and us! Lansdowne is offering rooms that normally go for $200.00 or more for an incredible $129.00! You have a choice between a king bed room or two twin beds. The rooms are beautiful! 
BBFC: I see on the website that there will be a Late Night Band Jam and a sing-a-long? What exactly is that? Will all three bands be playing together? 
Neal: We have a wonderful group of musicians who love the fans and fans that love our musicians. We are “family”! The Band Jam brings us all together at the end of the event and lets us celebrate that togetherness that is the music. It’s a fantastic experience! The sing-a-long is another tradition at these types of events. Having the event at Lansdowne Resort gives us the ability to continue the fun after the concert. Its for those who love to sing and those who love to play instruments to come together and go to the wee hours getting to know each other and enjoy. 
BBFC: What else do you want our readers to know about you, the bands or the event? 
Neal: This event Let it Be DC is an expression of what music of the British Invasion is all about, LOVE! Let It Be DC lets us come together and celebrate, while we afford the next generation the opportunity to do the same. Music, all music, brings us together, and together we can accomplish great things! 

Find out more:
Event Website
Let It Be DC Facebook Page
The Musicianship.org website
Get your tickets (Early bird pricing ends Oct 15)

 




Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Epstein Theatre Open Day to Celebrate Brian Epstein’s 80th Birthday


On Friday 19 September the Epstein Theatre once again throws open its doors to the public for a now annual Open Day in honour of the late Mr. Brian Epstein’s Birthday, marking what would have been his 80th Birthday.
The public can come along and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and for a small donation, a delicious range of sweet treats and cakes. To celebrate the occasion the theatre are asking any budding bakers to bring a cake with them that can then be sold, with all proceeds going to Statue 4 Eppy, a project that is raising funds for a statue of Brian Epstein to be erected in Liverpool. 

On the day, the Epstein will be open from 10am to 4pm and will also feature tours of the theatre where the public can explore the beauty of the venue, which is now also available to book for a variety of occasions including corporate events, conferences, weddings and special occasions.

This will mark yet another event in what has been a very special year for the former Beatles manager; 2014 has already seen Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, a fascinating window into the much speculated private world of the music entrepreneur have a successful 6-week run in London’s West End; a prestigious Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque unveiled outside the London NEMS office in his honour, and was also posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame following a campaign from fans.

Always proving to be a popular event, hundreds of people from all over Liverpool and beyond attended in 2012 and 2013, paying tribute and celebrating the life of one of Liverpool’s most-loved sons and theatre management are expecting an even better turn out this year!

The theatre’s brand new Autumn/Winter season brochure will also be hot off the press and the first copies will available to pick up on the day.

For full details and to join the theatre mailing list visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk
For further details on how to donate to Statue 4 Eppy please visit www.statue4eppy.com


Friday, 12 September 2014

Paul urges Scotland to vote NO to partition

Hot off the presses from The Guardian | The Observer:
 
Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom ahead of the independence referendum.
Paul made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool.
The campaign said about 50,000 people, including celebrities like Sir Paul, have put their names to an open letter to voters.
Sir Paul added his name to an open letter to voters which says: "The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone. Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom. We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."
Sir Paul's signature and those of tens of thousands of people from all over the country, shows that English, Welsh and Northern Irish people hope passionately that the Scottish vote to renew their bonds of citizenship with us. "The decision is for the Scottish voters alone. Let's Stay Together simply want them to know that we hope that they will stay part of our shared country."
Scottish Labour MP Anne McGuire, speaking of behalf of the pro-Union Better Together group, said: "It is hardly surprising that Sir Paul wants us to Come Together: "Maybe rather than trying to take us all on a Magical Mystery Tour Alex Salmond should just Let it Be."