All You Need is Love
The popular "Beatles Benefit" is such a family event that an earlier show time has been arranged so that more families and young music fans can attend the "All You Need is Love" show at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead on Saturday, June 15. This it eighth annual concert that includes an eclectic mix of talented musicians all singing everyone's favorite Beatles songs. Part of the proceeds from this concert go directly to "Music in Our Schools" a special fund to send musicians into local schools for workshops and concerts as well as to benefit programs at the UU church. The show now has a 7:00 p.m. start time.
Talent abounds at this year's benefit concert. There's something for everyone. Beatles songs will be interpreted in all kinds of different styles and they're all guaranteed to make you smile and sing along.
Three Marblehead acts will be performing at this year's benefit. Jim Trick, one of the friendly faces at Marblehead Opticians, is quite the musician. Jim is an accomplished acoustic guitarist / singer who is able to weave real-life stories into melodies raning in style from contemporary folk to acoustic rock. Jim has a real comfortable way with the audience; he's affable and friendly and connects with everyone in a very engaging manner. His latest CD is Buying the Field.
Addy and Julia, two young Marblehead singers will be returning to the stage after wowing everyone at last year's concert. Addy Sleeman and Julia Taliesin have been gaining attention all around the North Shore and have been playing shows all over. They just won this year's Marblehead's Got Talent competition. It's always interesting to hear young musician's takes on classic Beatles tunes and this will be no exception. They have an EP entitled Someday which highlights their tight harmonies and intricate guitar and piano melodies.
The Melody Makers, better known as Rick Broughton and Brian Ware, have also been delighting audiences with their incredible interpretations of Beatles tunes. Everyone who has heard them exclaims that they are like a walking, talking jukebox filled with all the classic hits.
T Max, is a founder, actor, and producer of Boston Rock Opera; the music director of Project Eno; the publisher/ editor of New England's longest running music magazineThe Noise. He's also a performer of the one-man folk-rock opera called Why Do We Go to War? And the composer and performer of Shake, a musical story about man's disregard for the earth's well being. He can often be seen in the audience at the me&thee in his capacity as music reviewer and he's looking forward to giving back to the community and singing some Beatles songs for us.
Kerri Powers, is a singer-songwriter from Connecticut who is no stranger to the me&thee's stage. Her throaty voice complements her moody, intimate self-penned songs. With lyrics that are often considered quirky and whimsical, the songs can also have a hopeful feel. She grew up listening to Neil Young, Gram Parsons, and Tammy Wynette. She regularly includes an old Bee Gees tune in her sets so it'll be especially interesting to see what she does with some Beatles songs.
The Barbara Cassidy Band (Barbara Cassidy and Eric Chaslow) have traced their own adventures in electronic and classical music, rock, jazz, cabaret and musical theater, each world becoming a deeply felt part of their musical lives. When they became a couple, they started working together to collect oral histories from music pioneers. Their latest recording is Fly Away.
Chicago singer-songwriter, Heather Styka, is a recent transplant to Portland, Maine. Her songs are as fresh as they are rooted in the folk and Americana tradition, delivered by a warm and soulful voice. She has an instinct for lyrics that are smart and unexpected but never cryptic, analyzing the important of moments, places, and relationships. Her release Lifeboats for Atlantis received critical praise and hit #3 on the national Folk DJ chart.
Kayla Ringelheim calls Providence, Rhode Island home. She's a young woman with every impressive piano chops, ancient tales to tell, and a voice of honey to tell them with. She grew up surrounded by the vibrant musical culture of Harvard Square's fabled Club Passim where she played her first open mic at age 13. She conjures up memories of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega with a modern edge of pop and jazz. She's a recent graduate of Brown University with a degree in Human Biology and squeezes in as many music gigs as she can.
Scrambled Eggs (Mike Birch, Grady Moates, Lin Sprague, and Kevin Wall) have perfected their well-crafted harmonies and spot-on interpretations of Beatles songs. They had such a good time last two years that they're coming back this year to entertain with some selections all written by George Harrison. Come find out why they're called Scrambled Eggs---yes, there's a Beatles reference
All are welcome to come out on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. to support the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead as well as all of these wonderful musicians who have donated their talent and their valuable time on a "gig night" to help with this benefit. Last year the UUCM sponsored a wonderful concert by Barnaby Bright at the Coffin School. Plans are already underway for some exciting shows for next school year.
Tickets are available at Arnould's Gallery, Spirit of '76, at the UU church website (www.uumarblehead,org) or at the door. The direct ticket link at Brown Paper tickets is at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/379692. Adults: $20, Students / Children $5.00 or Family package: $45. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening. Contributions can also be made out to UUCM and sent directly to the church at 28 Mugford Sreet, Marblehead, MA 01945. For additional information, call 781-631-1215.
Calendar / PSA: An evening of Beatles covers done by a variety of acoustic singer-songwriters from far and wide will be happening at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. The eight annual benefit features the talents of the Melody Makers, Jim Trick, Addy & Julia, Kerri Powers, Heather Styka, Barbara Cassidy Band, Kayla Ringelheim, T Max, and Scrambled Eggs. Proceeds of this concert will go directly to a special fund to send musicians into the schools for workshops and concerts and also to the UUCM. The UU Church of Marblehead is located at 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead, MA. For information, write to email@example.com or call the church at 781-631-1215. Tickets are available at Arnould's Gallery, Spirit of '76, at uumarblehead.org and at the door. The direct ticket link is at Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/379692
Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead (View)
28 Mugford St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
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