Celebrate John Lennon!
His Beatles and Solo Years
“With these intelligent heartfelt renditions of John Lennon's songs, The Nutopians ranks right up there with the very best Lennon interpreters ever.” - Pete Fornatale, WFUV, New York
This extraordinary tribute show by The Nutopians is exciting John Lennon and Beatles fans of all ages ''Across The Universe.''
Formerly the John Lennon Song Project, the group is a unique and compelling 8-piece ensemble that celebrates the genius and artistry of the music icon. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the band has arranged exquisite renditions of Lennon’s song compositions from his years with the Fab Four as well as those from his solo years, often inspiring a whole new appreciation for the music.
In a show that rave reviews have called "magical,'' concertgoers will hear impressive lead singing, three-part harmonies and insightful song narratives, plus a host of talented musicians on acoustic, electric and bass guitars, cello, violin, piano, mandola, accordion, chromatic harmonica and light percussion.
Exciting developments for band since their September 2010 inception:
· The band's new name was chosen recently by Yoko Ono to honor Lennon’s social and political activism, and their fictitious country of peace ''Nutopia.''
· Since its September 2010 debut concert, the group's stunning breakout CD Imagined won the Independent Music Award for Best Tribute Album of 2010.
· The group’s permanent addition is the 15-year-old “phenom” vocalist Maggie Coffin.
· The group also has joined the “Artists Against Hunger & Poverty” program, which helps raise awareness and funds for WhyHunger, a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food. A portion of proceeds from the ensemble's performances and CD sales benefit WhyHunger's grassroots effort to inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
The Band: Rex Fowler - rhythm guitar & vocals; Tom Dean - 6 & 12 string guitars, mandola & vocals; Alana MacDonald - violin & vocals; Jordan Jancz - cello & percussion; Teg Glendon - bass guitar and vocals; Robby Coffin - electric and acoustic guitars & vocals; Gary Schreiner -piano, accordion & chromatic harp; Maggie Coffin - vocals & percussion.
The Nutopians Website: http://thenutopians.com/audio.html
Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XdQhyHUJ_8&feature=related
Official Website: http://citywinery.com/events/235126
Added by E_b on December 29, 2011