Bringing The Beatles back to life

INTERNATIONAL award-winning saxophonist Andrew Young is bringing his sell- out show, I’m From Liverpool – a tribute to the music of the Beatles, from Europe to the East London Guild Theatre this month.

Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Young and his band take the audience through his life in Liverpool and play the songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians.

Classics in the lineup include Hey Jude, Imagine, Yesterday, I Saw Her Standing There, A Hard Day’s Night, The Long and Winding Road, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Let It Be and A Little Help From My Friends.

Young started his musical training at the age of eight with clarinet and saxophone lessons, but like most other lads his age, he would have rather have been playing football. Time spent in front of the goal posts was as crucial as time spent practising his music, and even after school he was still torn between a career in football or music. Fortunately, he made the right choice.

In this programme he brings these two passions together with the performance of the Liverpool FC Anthem, You’ll Never walk Alone.

Nominated five times for the South African Music Awards, Young’s debut album, Soul People, topped the SA charts twice.

He has toured with Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Gino Vannelli, Jonathan Butler and Joseph Shabalala, among others.

His East London concert is at the Guild Theatre on Tuesday February 19 at 8pm.

Tickets are available at the theatre box office. For more information contact (043)743-0704.

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