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The Beatles Note For Note Live wows the audience with hard to believe
attention to detail and super high energy and enthusiasm.
Mark Monforton Bass Guitarist who cut his teeth on The
Beatles when he first saw them on The Ed Sullivan Show. Marks
the former director of the Corpus Christi Rock Choir, but today its
all Beatles music and he shares that passion with his band mates.
Dustin ONeil Keyboard artist studied classical
piano and music composition at the University of Windsor, Wayne State
University and the University of Toronto. His expertise imparts richness
to the bands sound, echoing The Beatles perfectly.
Andy Fletcher Lead Guitarist has over 30 years experience
in the business and his keen ear is called upon to design the bands
sound. His ability to deconstruct Beatles songs help to form the solos
that shadows an incredible reproduction of George.
Sean Crichton Drummer will blow you away with his Ringoisms
and impeccable timing and technique. He truly nails every song with
Franco Rotondi Rhythm Guitarist plays in absurd Lennon
style; sweet, note for note lead vocals and harmonies. Hes an
accomplished musician from a very musical family.
Tentet Au Carre
Christophe Violland is the arranger and musical director of a sensational
13 piece group called, Tentet Au Carre. Out of his love for The Beatles
he developed an orchestra of 27 very talented musicians that he calls
The French BlackBirds.... View Video of Penny Lane Read more...
Singer/songwriter, Donna Frost wrote a song entitled,
"Paul McCartney." This is her story:
I am a lifelong Beatles fan and had a crush on Paul since I was 6
years old. One day my friend Beth Travers and I decided it would be
fun to write a song about Paul McCartney and chock it full of Beatle
references. There's a backstory to this as I had covered Paul's song
"Every Night" on my 2nd CD, "Feels Like Home"
... we never heard from him about it. So how do I to get his attention?
... write a song about him! I'm being silly now, but anyway, we wrote
this song and everywhere I've ever played it over the years, it's
been a huge hit with the audience. Needless to say when we were recording
my latest CD, "Girls Like Us," it was a no brainer that
"Paul McCartney" would be included.
Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Peter Mayer
of the Peter Mayer Group, has melded a unique and eclectic writing
style, a distinctive voice, and virtuoso musicianship to create compelling
and accessible music that is electrifying in live performance. Culling
influences from his childhood in India that ranged from traditional
Indian music to the Beatles, to his studying and teaching Jazz guitar;
add his many years working in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefers, and having
the opportunity to share the stage with others that include James
Taylor, Mac McAnally, Sonny Landreth, Don Henley and others, and it
tells part ofthe musical story of the Peter Mayer Group.
Peter's life began in Tamilnadu, the far southern region
of India, where his parents served as missionaries for 17 years
before returning to their Missouri roots. Musical influences from
that period of his life can be heard in his playing. Peter recalls,
"I can remember Indian musicians giving Christmas concerts
in my parents' house. Wildly playing drums and flutes, shakers and
bells, they would go on for hours and hours." He went on to
study formal theory and composition, and to teach jazz guitar as
a faculty member of Webster University.
The Peter Mayer Group boasts between them an extensive
performing and songwriting portfolio with experience in any number
of styles from jazz to country rock to classical. Recording under
the name PM, Peter released his debut album for Warner Brothers
Records (WB no. 25751) in 1988. Working with Elliot Scheiner (Steely
Dan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Hornsby) - this album produced the single
"Piece of Paradise" charting to number eight on Billboard.
When Scheiner was hired to produce Jimmy Buffett's
Off to See the Lizard album, he suggested that Jimmy use PM for
the recording sessions. Buffett was as impressed with their unique
versatility as musicians and performers that he quickly hired them
as part of his own Coral Reefer Band, a successful relationship
that continues to date. Peter's new CD, "Goodbye Hello"
is available for purchase on his website. It contains a wonderful
collection of Beatles covers. Visit Peter's Website at http://www.petermayer.com/
Beatle Brunch Club Member and long time friend,
Jorie Gracen, and her band, The PondHawks have landed
their first CD. Playing on the album with Jorie is Mario Novelli,
Roger Burden, Michael Gillespie, and John Rivera, with guest musicians,
Tony Melnick, Bob Graff, and a special thanks to Brian Ray, guitarist
from the McCartney Band.
Recording this CD has been a personal renaissance
for me. In doing so, I ventured deep into the magic and brilliance
of the Beatles' voices, harmonies and melodies. I offer here a few
of the songs from the most beloved group ion the world. At the age
of 12, I purchased "Meet the Beatles", their first American
release from Capital Records. I began singing with it night and
day and recognized that something amazing was occurring. My life
was forever changed, I joined my first band at 16 and never looked
back. Rock, Jazz, Gospel and World Music styles are among the genres
of music I currently compose and perform in. The Beatles inspired
my life and gave hope and promise to the entire world. This gift
continues to this day.
In gratitude--Jerry DesVoignes
In 1988, Jerry suffered a brain injury in a pedestrian
accident causing him to lose many of his innate singing and musical
abilities. The injury shattered his entire sense of Self and created
gaps in his memory and cognitive thinking processes. As a part of
his healing journey, Jerry discovered techniques of Harmonic Overtone
Singing, where the voice creates three or more sounds simultaneously.
These techniques are known for their profound healing effects in
many spiritual traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism and by the Shamans
Kevin Kimes & Beaune Road (pronounced 'bone'
road) have been together for four years. The band members are Kevin
Kimes on acoustic guitar and lead vocals; Bill White on acoustic and
electric guitars, mandolin, and vocals; Dan Mahynski on bass guitars,
percussion, and vocals, plus new guy, Dan Haynor who plays acoustic
and slide guitars, and banjo. The three founding members, Kevin, Bill
and Dan, worked together as Special Education teachers before discovering
their shared passion for music and then started their journey down
Beaune Road. They play their own unique blend, of folk, country and
bluegrass music, originating from a special friendship and creativity.
Kevin Kimes & Beaune Road released their first CD, "Home
Again" late last year. The CD consists of 12 original songs written
by Kevin Kimes. The band looks forward to releasing their second CD
in the near future with the additional talent of their new member.
Geraldine Brooke Everymans Songwriter
I had the pleasure of personally meeting Geraldine at a recent Beatle
Fest where she gave me her CD, Songs Of The Heart. I can say without
any BS its a great collection of tunes catchy, melodic,
electrical sound waving a hand to you saying, here it is,
listen to this. Basically, if you dont like it you dont
like ice cream! If it takes forever Ill share this CD with
everyone. Please buy it. GB youre the best! View
more info and listen to samples here. Her website is www.geraldinebrooke.com. Don E Gee
Jim Blue Accomplished guitarist, singer, songwriter and
producer, Jim Blue has been a professional musician since his mid
teens. Inspired by the Beatles, he wrote and recorded his first
song when he was only sixteen and has been committed to his love
of music ever since. Jim's fascinating music career has literally
taken him around the world and, to this day, he continues to perform
Jim's most recent CD release is titled "More
Than A Dream." It includes twelve of his favorite original
compositions and features his vocal and guitar virtuosity. "More
Than A Dream" is an eclectic assortment of genres and styles
including songs with a snappy flamenco feel, touching love songs,
tender ballads, kickin' instrumentals, and high energy rock.
Jim is also the host guitarist for the BeatleBrunchClub.com
video Beatles guitar lesson series.
To buy Jim's new CD, "More Than A Dream"
I wrote my first song in 1965. I was 16. I played an
acoustic 6 string Harmony and started to put more songs onto reel
to reel tapes. As years passed, the reel to reel machines got better
and my experiments sometimes went overboard. A 12 string Harmony
was a great addition and eventually I got a 6 string electric and
a bass. Finally got the Rickenbacker 360-12 I always wanted and
used it on my version of The Byrds' "Bells Of Rhymney".
Then I sold it. more...
The Cavern Beat
is an exciting early Beatles Tribute that is wowing Beatle fans
all over the globe with their amazing likeness to the sound and
energy of the real Beatles. The group is based in Chicago and without
a doubt is emerging as one of the finest early Beatles tributes
you will ever hear.
The band was started by Al "Ringo" Wagner seven years
ago. Al, being the perfectionist that he is, envisioned a band that
would not only capture the incredible sound of the Beatles like
no other band, but also capture the contagious energy, enthusiasm
and humor that the original fab four were so well known for. more....
At present I run a mobile Disco/Karaoke and host quiz and theme nights
... still writing some of my own tunes as well. I'm appearing at the
Open Hearth Pub lounge in Corby every 2nd Monday at 8PM. There is
some amazing talent in Corby and Northants. Whenever you're visiting
The United Kingdom, buy a ticket to ride The Tube to Corby and say
hello to your mate John. Everyone is welcome.
Check out this website; http://www.myspace.com/johnheadley
During the 80's John backed recording stars Ricky Vallence, Terry
Deene, Jess Conrad, and Wee Willie Harris, just to name a few. John
was also on tour with the one and only Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson
and Sleepy La Beef. During the 90's John worked with 3 members of
60's sensation, The Tornados, and then formed his own band, ''The
John Headley Experience,'' writing and recording songs about famous
artists, Lilly Savage, Joan Collins, Trevor McDonald, etc. He currently
appears on TV & Radio and is often written about in national papers.
Soak Up 60's
Sounds With The SpongeTones
The Spongetones began their musical sojourn late in the year 1979
basically playing for fun in their home town of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The group of fine talented individuals preformed cover tunes by The
Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Dave Clark Five, Cream and Jimi Hendrix.
They began writing songs of their own with a sound design combining
of all their favorites they "soaked up" from the classic
music of the 60's and 70's. more...
The music, vocals, songwriting and arrangements
are haunting to say the least, and reminiscent of the Beatles. Vic
Morton and Tom Gordon both grew up in the sixties, and were deeply
impressed by the four lads from Liverpool. Tom, from California, was
a natural on rhythm, lead and bass guitar. Tom toured and recorded
through the years and is a musician's musician....more
Beatle Brunch welcomes Rob Logan, aspiring deejay to the Auditions
Here's a sample of
Rob on-air at WVVX in Highland Park, IL, September
We met Rob at the Fest for Beatles Fans in August.
Known for lightning fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques,
Jake Shimabukuro is a master of the ukulele. The 28 year old shatters
musical boundaries. Not only does he play styles previously "taboo"
on the four-string, two-octave instrument, but he is creating music
never before thought possible. While Jake has great respect and
love for traditional Hawaiian ukulele music, his mission is to show
everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more.You're going
to want to at least stick around for the solo. Visit
Jake's Website Recorded by: Midnight
James Shepard has been a singer/songwriter for thirty-five years.
Heavily influenced by the music of the Beatles and other sixties
bands, James developed through the years his own style of songwriting
with pretty melodies, harmonies, and rich textures in his recordings.
This project was recorded at Eagle Canyon Music in Southern California,
with more than a little help from his talented friends (including
gifted sons, Elijah and Isaac).
From Me To You is a musical tribute to some of the greatest love
songs ever written. It features eight songs by the Beatles, two
made famous by the Everly Brothers and two Shepard originals. www.jamesshepard.org
latest release, "While My Guitar Only Plays"
A collection of Beatles instrumentals in Les' distinctive guitar
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... and now ladies and gentlemen ... here they are ... The
Thats how it all started for me. After hearing Ed Sullivan
say those words, I begged my Dad for a guitar and lessons. He bought
me a small ukulele and gave me two weeks to learn twenty songs.
I played all those songs for him and my Mom one week later. Only
recently did Dad tell me that as he sat listening to me play the
uke all he could think about was how he was going to pay for the
guitar lessons. So here I am, years later, not letting my parents
sacrifice go to waist ... I love creating music that people love.
Thanks Mom and Dad.
So it was in 1964 when Jay got his first electric guitar, and he's
been playing beautiful music ever since. His style is very soothing
and soft ... a little folksy too, but always meaning to be light
and full of heart. Most will agree that Jay's music fits the new
name of his website www.cirrusdaymusic.com.
He and his wife, Beth enjoy a large family where music is a major
part of their daily lifestyle. Listen to several pieces he has written
and maybe you will catch the "Jay Bird."
USA National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion of 1994, performs worldwide
in concert and at Taylor Guitar clinics. King has played guitar
for 37 of his 50 years (as of 2002), and playing alone, sounds like
a trio, with his self-developed solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar
technique featuring his own "bass expansion" method of
playing simultaneous walking bass lines, melodies, rhythms, and
chords. His 3000+ repertoire includes originals, standards, contemporary,
jazz, classical, Broadway and television show tunes, and his favorite
genre, tunes by the Beatles.The Kingster was born in
New York on November 16, 1952, grew up in Los Angeles, and has made
the Seattle area his home for the last decade. He studied jazz,
arranging and guitar in college in the 70s, and developed
his unique guitar style in the 80s and 90s which won
him the coveted National Championship at Winfield, Kansas. King
has performed solo guitar concerts at venues such as the Chet Atkins
Guitar Festival in Nashville, the Woodstock Opera House, the Issoudun
Guitar Festival in France, the Frankfurt Musikmesse in Germany,
and many more throughout the USA, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. King
CDs and instructional videos are available at the Kingsters
web site: www.kingofguitar.net
PO Box 2027
Granite Falls, WA 98252-2027
"The Last Living Argonaut" is the title
of his CD release containing 15 songs. Over You, Tomorrow, Love's
Canticle, and Hurricane are originals. Cover songs used by permission
include Words of Love by Buddy Holly and Wonderful Tonight by Eric
Clapton, and a number of Beatles tunes. Listen to an excerpt, You've
Got To Hide Your Love Away. If you want to purchase Mel's CD
and/or be kept up to date on future releases, please write: