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AfterFab Newsletter - Summer 2016
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HAPPY SUMMER, Beatle People!  Thanks for the turnouts at Thunder Road (Somerville MA) in April and Bridge St. Live (Collinsville CT) in May. The band keeps inching closer to the sounds of the original records and some new stuff will be coming along later this year. The big news this time around is new drummer Michael Bean, who will be starting behind the kit in August.  Michael is Berklee-trained and ready to rock.

  Coming Up - Three Fab Summer Shows

SUN, JUNE 26, 7:00 PM
DARYL'S HOUSE CLUB
PAWLING NY
The venue opened in 2014 by Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates fame) boasts a large stage and a tremendous sound system and video-recording capabilities.  AfterFab takes the stage at 7 PM. Get tickets and make dinner reservations for an awesome Sunday night.  
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SAT, JULY 9, 7:00 PM
IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL
NORTHAMPTON MA
Come for dinner or just for the show to western MA's premiere intimate concert venue.  If you saw us at The Bull Run earlier this year, you'll have an idea of what the Iron Horse has to offer.  This is the debut public performance of new drummer, John Taglieri. Don't miss it!
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 5:00 PM
MOUNTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATER
HOLYOKE MA

This show is bound to be off the hook and we couldn't be more excited.  Get the Led Out is one of the biggest tribute bands in the USA and routinely draws up to 2000 people.  Get your tickets for a grand afternoon and evening of outdoor classic rock & roll good times with AfterFab, followed by Live at the Fillmore (Allman Brothers tribute) and Get the Led Out (Led Zeppelin tribute).  
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Listen to What the Man Said

INTERVIEW CORNER
Here is an excerpt of an interview with AfterFab by Brian M. Owens of Metronome Magazine, in which Ad talks about why AfterFab does only the solo Beatles' material.

Metronome: AfterFab chose to cover solo Beatles releases after The Beatles broke up. What made you choose that direction?

Ad: We are performing exclusively solo-Beatles music for a bunch of reasons. First, there is a huge number of simply great solo songs. I am a Beatles mega-fan since age 6, so for me, being that young, feelings about the personalities, music, images, characters in the songs, etc. entwined together in my mind, forming a gestalt that inhabits a magical universe that I could visit at will. It is an almost sacred, timeless space that seems nearly untouchable to me as a musician because I don't see The Beatles as just another band. But the solo material, even though an extension of this universe, especially in the early 1970s, somehow seemed more approachable -- like a periphery or frontier that is less familiar and more exposed to the real world, open to touching, hands-on.

Beyond that, I had already seen the best Beatles tributes, and did not want to repeat what they do. By my estimate, there are 300-500 Beatles acts in the US and 3000+ worldwide, including tributes to individual Beatles, but I could not find another group devoted exclusively to the solo careers of all four. Only recently did we discover another, in Wales (and more recently, another in the US), but they are not pursuing high fidelity, which leaves us unique in the world. The whole idea is somewhat outside the box because there were four separate artists after The Beatles broke up, and no band ever played these catalogs together. But fans kept them together in their hearts, and here is why it works. John Lennon said that The Beatles were effectively solo artists already from The White Album on. They were like four separate threads entwined under one name. Solo careers were a natural extension after the break-up. The threads unraveled and went in different directions, but continued unbroken. AfterFab is simply placing those threads side by side to be enjoyed as one.

Whether together or apart, it is still Beatles music to a huge number of fans, and that is the AfterFab concept. We play the songs that could have been Beatles songs had the group stayed together.

Solo Beatles Link of the Month

 

Henry McCullough, Guitarist for Wings, Dies at 72

Here's a tribute to Henry, who slung the axe for Paul McCartney for twenty months in 1972 and 1973, especially famous for his incredible guitar solo on the #1 hit single, My Love, which he improvised in the studio.

Here is the New York Times article covering Henry's passing on June 14.

Until Next Time

Click on the social-media links below to find AfterFab online.  Hope you can catch one of the summer shows, and don't hesitate to come on over and introduce yourself!  :)


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