The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios are due to come to Liverpool in a live leisure show
A new Beatles live staging at Abbey Road Studios is planned in Liverpool.
The show, at Liverpool’s ECHO Arena, is part of an 11-date tour, following a sold-out premiere at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Sessions – A live re-enactment of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios – is both a hit show and a music documentary accessible to all.
Housed in a state-of-the-art reproduction of Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage new live interpretations of Beatles recorded albums.
Inspired by Here, There and Everywhere, the memoir of former Grammy-winning Abbey Road sound engineer Geoff Emerick, The Sessions will be the closest an audience can get to experiencing The Beatles live and at the peak of their glory.
45 people will take the stage to ensure that the experience is as sonic as possible compared to the original recordings. The seven vocalists will include two ‘Johns’ two ‘Pauls’ two ‘Georges’ and a ‘Ringo’ to recreate the vocal harmonies from the albums. Seven other musicians will use historically accurate instruments to recapture the Beatles sound, while a 21-piece orchestra will use the exact musical arrangements of the originals, and eight technicians will help relive the moments that created the Beatles sound and changed it forever. recorded music. .
Each of the albums recorded at Abbey Road will become a sequel, all of which are part of The Sessions’ Beatles Overture, telling the true story of how they made the records that shaped the next half-century of popular music and culture. .
This multi-million pound production is set in a replica of the world-renowned Abbey Road studio, designed and built by Stufish – the entertainment architects behind iconic stage designs for live shows including The Rolling Stones, AC /DC and U2.
Jef Hanlon, the show’s producer, says, “An incredible amount of research has gone into the show – we wanted to be as faithful to the original process as possible. All instrumentation, arrangements and vocals will be performed identically to the original recordings – there will even be seven vocalists to recreate the multi-track vocals pioneered by the Beatles. This show does not seek to be a lookalike show, but rather sound, with the singers being the best Beatles impersonators in the world. It’s a must-have for Beatles fans of all ages.
Kim Gavin, the show’s director said: “It’s a unique opportunity to work with such a legendary pop catalogue. It’s truly exciting to bring some of the Beatles’ most iconic recording sessions to life and offer audiences a unique insight into the band’s creative process.
March 30, 2016 – CHARITY PREVIEW – Liverpool, Echo Arena
April 01, 2016 – London, Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
06 April 2016 – Brighton, Center
April 30, 2016 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
04 May 2016 – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
06 May 2016 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
07 May 2016 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
May 08, 2016 – Manchester, Arena
May 10, 2016 – Aberdeen, Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC)
May 12, 2016 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
May 13, 2016 – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
May 14, 2016 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley
May 15, 2016 – London, The O2
The creative team
Executive Producer: Stig Edgren
Producer: Jeff Hanlon
Director: Kim Gavin
Creative Consultant: Geoff Emerick