New York City (August 21, 2007)–Producer/engineer Geoff Emerick, best known for his work with the Beatles at EMI Studios in London, will sit for an interview with Howard Massey, co-author of Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles, on September 15 at the Beacon Theatre. The interview will precede a performance by the Fab Faux, a Beatles tribute band comprised of top New York musicians including Will Lee ( The Late Show with David Letterman), Jimmy Vivino ( Late Night with Conan O’Brien), Frank Agnello, Jack Petruzelli and Rich Pagano.
The Fab Faux will perform the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety, along with a second set of Beatles music. Performing with the Fab Faux will be the Hogshead Horns, Crème Tangerine Strings and Erin Hill. The production will feature Third Eye Visuals, which provides multimedia projections for live musical performances.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has received renewed attention on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in 2007. The June 1, 1967 release marked a pivotal moment in popular music and recording history. Despite the limited technology available at the time, the Beatles had already redefined pop music and vastly expanded the creative potential of the recording studio, as heard on preceding albums including Rubber Soul (1965) and Revolver (1966) and on singles such as “I Feel Fine” and “Rain,” all of which featured pioneering sounds and techniques.
The Los Angeles-based Emerick, who recounts the Beatles’ prodigious output and ultimate unraveling at EMI/Abbey Road Studios in Here, There and Everywhere, is also known for his work with Elvis Costello, America, Split Enz, Badfinger and Paul McCartney and Wings.
The Fab Faux