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Showroom One at The GC at The German Club, Sat 18 Mar.
This evening saw a list of Beatles songs from their very own psychedelic albums, performed live which is something that even The Beatles themselves had never managed to do. With songs performed to a full house at the German club, the crowd ended up on their feet and all seemed to really enjoy the show. The song selections came from the albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour, and therefore, if you are a true Beatles fan, you really should not miss this experience. At one stage some incense was brought out on to stage, and with the general waft reaching me a minute or two later, it somehow made everything more like I imagined it should be, when listening to this music in particular from the Fab Four.
For this night only and with a special line-up, Kim Webster on keyboard, Peter Reidel on Saxophone, Guy Andrews on Trumpet, with a vocal cameo being made by Gaynor (Bryant), Michael’s Sister (as she was announced) along with the usual line up of Kaleidoscope Eyes band members Kevin Bone on bass guitar, Jonah Rudd on drums, Nick Longford on lead vocals and guitar and Michael Bryant on vocals, guitar, trombone, keyboard and audience participation cards, helped the music of The Beatles came alive.
You can catch the core band Kaleidoscope Eyes out and about at other venues throughout the year, but this particular group of musicians seem to only come together for special performances, and tonight’s Fringe show is no exception.
They had the crowd all singing along enjoying the soundtrack, with the same crowd enjoying the audience participation section, lending the applause and laughter required to duplicate a track or two themselves.
If you enjoy the Beatles, but never really got to see them live, then get along and see this this group, it will help you appreciate the Beatles sound all over again.