A group of New Haven musicians will perform the entire Beatles catalog in alphabetical order - from "A Day in the Life" to "You Really Got a Hold On Me" - for five nights next month at Daniel Street.
The band first took on this challenge last summer, and the crowd support has inspired them to do it all over again. For many fans young and old, this is the special event of the summer.
The success of last year's endeavor also gained the band a coveted spot at the BEAT Expo later this year, which is the massive Beatles convention that will be coming to Connecticut in November.
"It's really just celebrating everything that they've given us," said guitarist Tim Palmieri, of the band The Breakfast. "I absolutely feel all of these songs from the inside to the out."
The group – which features Palmieri on lead guitar, Breakfast drummer Adrian Tramontano, former Breakfast bassist Ron Spears and frequent collaborator Sean Miller on mandolin – will take over Daniel Street each Sunday in August to accomplish the feat. Special guests will join the band throughout the month.
Even Beatles tracks that never made it onto a Beatles album – such as "Not Guilty" by George Harrison and "Come and Get It" by Paul McCartney – will not be overlooked. "It's a challenge both musically and vocally," Miller says of the endeavor, "but we are fortunate that together we share a vast knowledge of the music."
The Beatles A-Z; performed by Tim Palmieri, Adrian Tramontano, Sean Miller and Ron Spears Every Sunday in August: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Daniel Street, located at 21 Daniel St., Milford, Conn., 203-877-4446
Tickets $7 in advance; $10 at the door; 21+, children allowed with guardian
Doors at 5 p.m., Beatles A to Z at 6 p.m.
Contact Tim Palmieri at 203-464-6320 or Sean Miller at 203-915-9916 for more information.
By Helen Bennett Harvey Original Post