The Beatles go to
A Special Event is coming to Salt Spring Island June 4 and 5 (Sat/Sun)
The Beatles Go To New Orleans With
If You Love The Beatles - If You Like Jazz
You Need To Be At These Concerts Salt Spring Island
Just minutes from Fulford Village and the ferry dock, Fulford Hall has been a part of Salt Spring’s south end life since 1921.
Saturday, June 4 - 7:30 ~ Sunday, June 5 - 2:30
Two Different Programs.
Tickets are available now to reserve by E-Transfer to:
Physical tickets will be on sale at:
Mondo & Company, 118 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S8
Andrew Homzy has an international reputation as a Musician – composer/ scholar/producer. Since moving from Montréal to Nanaimo (2009) he decided to return to what brought him into music – traditional jazz and the total spectrum of New Orleans music. In 2018, he began researching and studying how the Beatles interacted with various musical influences and discovered remarkable associations with jazz, which had become a mainstream popular music in England from 1945 to 1963. Andrew then began crafting arrangements of various Beatles tunes which present a compendium of *NOLA styles – bringing the audience into a creative imaginary alternate reality:
What might have happened if the Beatles went to New Orleans instead of New York on February 7, 1964?
[*NOLA is an abbreviation for the city of New Orleans (NO), Louisiana (LA).]
Channeling the spirit of legendary and innovative NOLA musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, and many others, each arrangement recasts beloved Beatles songs in different styles, but always keeps the melodies foremost.
Prior to the concert, Andrew will present an introductory lecture on his musicological discoveries. The concert will also include a brief narrative to each piece – with a few fun and historical surprises. After the concert, there will be a Q&A with the entire band.
At these informative and inter-active concerts, you will learn the story about how New Orleans Music relates to many of the songs you love.
Tickets: $30 for each concert – $50 for both concerts
Both concerts will be different. However, each concert is programmed to be a complete experience.