Submitted by Andy Nagle
And now, in tribute to The Beatles, Abbey Road, The Beatles doppelgänger band, will perform their award-winning musical: “In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to The Beatles,” in Tacoma!
This toe-tapping, memory-evoking event uses music and narrative to tell the story of the GREATEST BAND in Rock ‘n Roll History:
The Beatles’ amazing tale is told through the insider eyes of Beatles manager, the late Brian Epstein (played by Murphy Martin). This upbeat, entertaining and informative multi-media show features live music from the renowned tribute band ABBEY ROAD!
“In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to The Beatles,” At the Broadway Center at 901 Broadway in Tacoma on October 14 (7:30 pm).
“In My Life” gives a glimpse of The Beatles from start to finish. Memorable, meaningful moments of THE BEATLES’ rise to rock ‘n roll royalty are conveyed “In My Life.” We travel with the band from Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club to their appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to their performance at Shea Stadium. We learn about the Abbey Road Studios and hear (as well as see) their final live performance atop the roof of their Apple Corporation offices. We come to understand THE BEATLES from their perspective. We leave with a better understanding of this masterful quartet, not only as musicians, but as flesh and blood men. The show performed to a capacity audience at the Broadway Center in 2015.
By phone at 253.591.5894 Online…www.broadwaycenter.org or in person at the theatre box office (Tickets are $35-$65)
WHO: ABBEY ROAD is the renowned BEATLES tribute band who perform authentic-sounding (and looking) recreations of the musical phenomenon known as THE BEATLES. ABBEY ROAD recreates THE BEATLES’ songbook and fashion-influencing look with stunning artistic integrity, replicating classic rock tunes such as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “Hello Goodbye,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hey Jude, “ and more, with harmonies and phrasing that appear to duplicate THE BEATLES note-per-note, era-per-era.
Nate Bott (“John”) studied classical voice music theory and cello as a child and started playing rock n roll at age 15. Nate released five albums independently, and was signed to Atlantic Records with his band – Big City Rock. He toured the country with his original band. Nate is a lifelong Beatles fan.
Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”) is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. With a vocal range that easily tops four octaves, his melodic, hook-driven songs and narrative lyrics, “CPO” has become one of Southern California’s premier artists. Naturally a right-handed guitarist, Chris Paul Overall, in order to accurately represent Paul McCartney, learned to play with his left hand.
Zak Schaffer (“George”) has been a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene for over a decade as a multi-instrumentalist. The UC Berkeley graduate has toured with Pete Yorn and Minnie Driver.
Axel Clarke (“Ringo”) teaches high school by day, but at night he slips on a wig and a Liverpudlian accent and plays “Ringo.” Axel holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in percussion performance.
John Lennon – He hated the G chord and never included it in any of his songs.
Paul McCartney – He wrote the song “Hey Jude” about John Lennon’s son Julian when John and Cynthia were divorcing.
George Harrison – Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Ringo Star – His is the voice on “Yellow Submarine,’ “Octopus’ Garden and “With a Little Help From My Friends.”Print This Post