FROM MANIA TO REVOLUTION A BEATLES TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MARTIN
Davey Lane – Ashley Naylor – Linda Bull – Kram
with guests Deborah Conway, Abby Dobson, Dan Kelly, Steve Kilbey, Kellie Lloyd, Dom Mariani, Ben Marwe, Darren Middleton, Rob Younger & more.
Often described as the 5th Beatle, it was George Martin that captured on tape the visceral energy of the band’s early years and delivered their unique vision on their increasingly ground breaking albums. Martin’s work had a profound influence on music throughout the 60’s and beyond, irrevocably setting the course of popular music, the effects of which can still be heard today.
You Am I legend Davey Lane brings together the cream of Australia’s music fraternity to present two full sets of Beatles classics: “Eight Days A Week of Beatlemania (The Live Years)” and “Revolution in the Head (Innovation That Changed The World)”.
Whilst songs performed will include such early classics as ‘Please Please Me’, ‘A Hard Days Night’ and ‘Help’ the focus of the performance will highlight George Martin’s production and arrangement genius with amazing songs such as ‘I am The Walrus’, ‘In My Life’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘Something’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘While My Guitar Gently Sleeps’, ‘Come Together’ and ‘A Day In The Life’.
The national run of dates will include Davey Lane (vocals, guitar), Ashley Naylor (vocals, guitar), Kram (vocals – not Adelaide), Linda Bull (vocals), Jim Fleming (Keyboards), Nick Murphy (Bass) and Brett Wolfenden (Drums), joined in each city by some very special guests.
Wed Feb 1 The Athenaeum Melbourne: Deborah Conway, Dan Kelly & Ella Thompson
Thurs Feb 2 The Triffid, Brisbane: Kellie Lloyd (Screamfeeder), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) & Luke Peacock (Halfway)
Fri Feb 3 Manning Bar, Sydney: Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride), Steve Kilbey, Jodi Phillis (The Clouds) & Rob Younger
Thurs Feb 9 The Gov, Adelaide: Koral Chandler, Taasha Coates (The Audreys), Dusty Lee (Skies) & Ben Marwe(Bad//Dreems)
Fri Feb 10 Badlands, Perth: Justin Burford (End Of Fashion), Felicity Groom & Dom Mariani (Stems, DM3)
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Sir George Martin CBE was The Beatles’ producer and arranger, signing them toParlaphone/ EMI and working with the band throughout their career.
Martin’s earliest music role was with the BBC’s classical music department, and in 1950 joined Parlaphone, taking the helm of the EMI owned label in 1955. Early successes came in the realm of comedy with artists including the Goons, Beyond the Fringe starring Peter Cook & Dudley Moore and Rolf Harris.
Martin met aspiring manager Brian Epstein on 13 February 1962, where he was impressed by the vocals of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, if not the demos on which they featured. Martin agreed to an audition which was held on June 6 1962 which he did not attend. He did however meet the band and was taken by their irreverent wit. The Beatles had a record deal.
The Beatles entered Abbey Road on 4 September 1962, commencing a starling run of success and changing the world of music forever. Martin acted as the band’s mentor, confident and arranger; playing piano on numerous tracks, scoring strings, wind and orchestras, and most importantly of all encouraging them to experiment as much as possible, using the studio itself as a tool with which to attain their vision.
In addition to his work with The Beatles, Martin achieved success with many other artists including Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer, and Shirley Bassey. After The Beatles disbanded Martin worked with artists such as Celine Dion, Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Elton John (producing Elton’s tribute to Lady Diana, Candle In The Wind 1997), America and of course Paul McCartney.
Martin also composed many theme songs for TV and composed, arranged and produced film scores including A Hard Day’s Night, Ferry Cross The Mersey, Yellow Submarine, The Family Way, and Live And Let Die. In 1969 he opened AIR Recording Studio in London and in 1992 he won the Best Musical Show Album Grammy for his work on the Tommy stage show (one of his six Grammys). In all, George Martin achieved 30 number one hits in the UK.
In 1994 and 1995 working with The Beatles’ engineer Geoff Emerick, George Martin oversaw the post- production of the Anthology albums, and in 2006 with his son Giles he produced a remix mash up of Beatles songs for Cirque Du Soleil’s Love for which he won two Grammys.
George Martin died at home in his sleep on the night of 8 March 2016 at the age of 90.