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Record and radio producer Steve Levine explores the back story of the creation of Abbey Road in conversation with writer and Beatles aficionado David Quantick. Using audio clips Steve will explore how the tracks were put together to give a completely different perspective on the influences that led to the production which many consider to be The Beatles' masterwork.
The evening will be supported and enhanced by performances by the newly created ‘Library of Soul’ choir with individual recorded and live vocal performances by the choir and musical director Kaya Herstad-Carney
in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…”
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TRIBUTE CONCERT CELEBRATING JOHN LENNON'S 79TH BIRTHDAY
In aid of
WAR CHILD UK
7.30pm, 9th OCTOBER 2019
HARD ROCK HOTEL, MARBLE ARCH
Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL
9th October 2019 musicians and artists from different generations and
different genres will come together to celebrate the music, legacy and
birthday of Beatle legend John Lennon.
concert will take place at the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel in
Marylebone and all proceeds from it will benefit War Child UK.
this significant event is the idea of a millennial musician, Sepp
Osley, the founder, songwriter and front man of rock band Blurred
himself could have been the face of War Child. He was born in war torn
Iran in the mid 80’s, fled the country with his family and spent most of
his life in Canada before relocating to London.
with his new Blurred Vision line-up, Sepp is bringing together a
variety of special guests to perform at the show. The evening is
dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic musical heroes - John Lennon
- and will comprise a celebration of songs from both Lennon’s solo
catalogue and the Beatles.
Reflecting on why War Child means so much to him, Sepp said "There
is a great necessity for this incredible charity. They fight for those
who have the smallest voice but the greatest of importance. War Child is
here to let these children know that they are not forgotten.
Having been born into a time of war and uncertainty myself I am grateful to be able to do my little bit now as an adult.
I am also very excited to be able to celebrate my great hero John
Lennon whose music first taught me that the things that make us
different mean very little in the end.
only thing that matters is our empathy towards one another and to know
that attaining peace is not just a dream but can be our reality, if we
concert on October 9th is free to the public but fans are encouraged to
donate whatever they can online and to register for tickets
guaranteeing entry at the following link: http://blurredvisionmusic.com .
new play called Bestbeat captures those incredible Merseybeat days.
written by award-winning Liverpool writer Frank Duffy, it tells the
story of what happened to original Beatles' drummer, Pete Best , after
he was sacked in 1962 and replaced by Ringo Starr just as they were
about to change music and the world forever. Frank Duffy always wanted
the play to be performed at Merseybeat venues were
The Beatles, with Pete Best, played. And what better place than the
Grosvenor Ballroom? We are very proud to be hosting this amazing play
comes to the Grosvenor Ballroom, Grosvenor street, Wallasey on Saturday
5th October, doors open 6.45pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. The bar
will be available before he the show during interval and after
Grosvenor Ballroom played an important part in the early development of
The Beatles. The group played there a number of times in the days when
they were just another unknown group. And, of course, when their drummer
was fans' favourite Pete Best not Ringo Starr. Like many others, Pete
Best was a young musician who wanted to play his favourite music as a
drummer, so he joined a group called the Beatles... Pete was with them
at the start of their epic journey from 1960 until he was dismissed by
Beatles' manager Brian Epstein August 1962. Pete thought he was on the
verge of the big time with the group. It didn't happen for him as his
life changed on one fateful day........
tells this fascinating story using drama, humour and original songs
performed by a live band. It's a show you won't want to miss!
are £10 and £8 concessions, and can be bought direct from the Grosvenor
Ballroom by calling in person or phone 0151-637-1341 www.bestbeatplay.co.uk