Abbey Road: All-Star Salute to The BEATLES is a labor of love for what are essentially six of the hardest working musicians in Chicago. Add to that their significant list of Grammy® winning and recording artist guests – as well as their “Pepperland Orchestra” – a chamber orchestra of added string, brass, and woodwind players to represent the Beatles’ orchestral component, and you have passionate musicians that want to give back to audiences everywhere what The Beatles gave to them. And all within the framework of an enchanting and magical multimedia presentation in sync with each song. To coin a phrase: “The love you take is equal to the love you make.” Abbey Road is dedicated to the faithful re-creation of The Beatles catalog, note-for-note. The end result is astonishing. In the words of the Illinois Entertainer magazine: “If you are a Beatles Fan, you owe it to yourself to see ABBEY ROAD. The replication of the Beatles repertoire is stunning – it will put goosebumps on your goosebumps!”
Members of Abbey Road include Steven Kikoen (Deacon Blues, Big Suit, Lotus Kings, Prognosis, Great Pretenders, The Deacons, WKLP), Jim Irizarry (American English), Jay Goeppner (Backdated, Instant Karma), Shawn Sommer (Maggie Speaks, The Great Pretenders), Ben Lewis (Deacon Blues, Big Suit, Lotus Kings, WKLP, Lt. Dan Band), Adrian Ruiz, Josh Solomon (The Empty Pockets), and Chris “Bean” Weng (Heartache Tonight). The Revolution Horns are Chuck Parrish (Ray Charles, CTA), John Bowes (also flute; Prognosis), and Rich Lapka (Deacon Blues). The Kaleidoscope Strings are Olya Prohorova (Fugu Dugu), Dessi Nenova, Eugene Kaler, and Emma Lyn. Grammy® winners, recording, and guest artists include Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny, WKLP), Fred Simon, Billy Branch, Corky Siegel, Paul Merar, Larry Beers (Nicholas Tremulis, Sonia Dada, Deacon Blues, Big Suit), Heath Chappell (Backdated), and Brian Farrell (Farrell Kats).