Monday, 8 February 2016


A live re-staging of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios is to come to 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-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios - is part blockbuster stage show, part access-all-areas musical documentary.
Set in a state-of-the-art reproduction of the Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage new live renditions of the albums recorded there by The Beatles.
Inspired by Here, There and Everywhere, the memoir of Grammy-winning former Abbey Road sound engineer Geoff Emerick, The Sessions will be the closest an audience can get to experiencing The Beatles live and at the height of their glory.
45 people will take the stage to ensure that the experience is as sonically authentic to the original recordings as possible. The seven vocalists will comprise two ‘Johns’ two ‘Pauls’ two ‘Georges’ and one ‘Ringo’ in order to recreate the albums’ vocal harmonies. A further seven 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 recorded music forever.

Each of the albums recorded at Abbey Road will become a suite, all of which form part of The Sessions’ Beatles Overture, driving 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 made by Stufish - the entertainment architects behind emblematic set 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 true to the original process as possible. All instrumentation, arrangements and vocals will be performed identically to the original recordings - there will even be seven singers to recreate the multi-tracked vocals pioneered by The Beatles. This show does not seek to be a look-a-like show, but rather a sound-a-like, with the singers being the best Beatles imitators in the world. It’s a must for Beatles fans of all ages.”
Kim Gavin, the show’s director says: “This is an opportunity of a lifetime to work with such a legendary pop catalogue. It is really exciting to bring to life some of the Beatles most iconic recording sessions, and offer the audience a unique glimpse into the bands creative process.”

UK Dates
30 March 2016 – CHARITY PREVIEW – Liverpool, Echo Arena
01 April 2016 – London, Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
06 April 2016 – Brighton, Centre
30 April 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
08 May 2016 – Manchester, Arena
10 May 2016 – Aberdeen, Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)
12 May 2016 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
13 May 2016 – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
14 May 2016 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley
15 May 2016 – London, The O2
The Creative Team
Executive Producer: Stig Edgren
Producer: Jef Hanlon
Director: Kim Gavin
Creative Consultant: Geoff Emerick

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