On December 5th and 6th Golden Bloom and Alan Cohen Experience will appear at The Beatles Complete On Ukulele Marathon. All proceeds going to Yoko Ono, the benefit will take place at N8 in Williamsburg. In a NY Daily News article, co-founder of the festival, Roger Greenawalt says, “Yoko gets a very bad rap for breaking up the Beatles. We want her to know we are not making fun of her.”
The marathon consists of two days featuring 185 songs (the entire Beatles catalog) performed by 60 singers, 40 musicians and 16 Yokos all on ukuleles. The project brainchild of producer Roger Greenawalt (Ben Kweller, Nils Lofgren, The Pierces) and David Barratt (Jimmy Page, David Bowie) also includes a 185 week project where various artists join Greenawalt and Barratt for the re-recording of every Beatles song on ukulele. Releasing a song every week alongside an essay on The Beatles Complete on Ukulele blog , a number of these artists will now be playing Beatles songs live while Greenawalt, a music producer by day, sits in with each artist providing the required ukulele accompaniment.
Both Golden Bloom and Alan Cohen Experience recorded Beatles songs for The Beatles Complete On Ukulele website which appeared earlier this fall. On Saturday, December 5th Alan Cohen Experience will be performing “Magical Mystery Tour”, “Flying”, “Blue Jay Way” and “Your Mother Should Know” at 7pm and Golden Bloom will be performing at 8pm, “I’ll Get You”, “Rain”, “All My Loving”, “I’m Only Sleeping” and “Your Bird Can Sing”.
Alan Cohen Experience will release the Roger Greenawalt produced EP, Eat the Peace on November 3rd. Greenawalt also produced several tracks off Golden Bloom’s recent release, Fan the Flames, which came out August 18th.
Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to receive a copy of either bands latest CD or digital link or to set up an interview with Alan or Shawn. For additional information on the Beatles Complete on Ukulele Festival, go to http://rogeranddave.blogspot.com/