Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beatles albums 'Revolver,' 'Abbey Road' to be performed live by all-stars in LA for charity

Benefit concert producer the Wild Honey Foundation, with support from Truetone Music, will present the classic Beatles records Revolver and Abbey Road albums, performed in their entirety and in order by a star-studded house band and guest singers.

The event, which will benefit the Autism Think Tank and the Children’s Music Fund, will take place Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 p.m., at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles.

Current members of the Wild Honey Orchestra include L.A. recording artists: musical director Rob Laufer, guitar, vocals; Jim Laspesa (Susannah Hoffs), drums; Derrick Anderson (Bangles), bass; Rusty Squeezebox (Baby Lemonade, Love), guitar; Willie Aron, keyboards, vocals; Jordan Summers, keyboards; Nelson Bragg (Brian Wilson Band), percussion, vocals; multi-instrumentalist Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson Band); Sarah Kramer, horns; and Kaitlin Wolfberg, strings; with special guest appearances by current Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson (schedule pending) and Laurence Juber (Wings).

Vocalists include The Bangles, Matthew Sweet, Al Stewart, Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues), Jody Stephens (Big Star), Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Chris Stamey (The dB’s), The Three O'Clock,
John Easdale (Dramarama), Tommy Keene, David Marks (Beach Boys), The Muffs, Louise Goffin, Christine Collister (Richard Thompson band), Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush), Keith Allison (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Tim Piper/Cosmo Topper (Just Imagine Show), Rob Laufer, Darian Sahanaja (Wondermints), John Wicks (The Records), Val McCullam (Jackshit, Jackson Browne), Steve Stanley (the Now People). Mike Viola, Steve Barton & Dave Scheff (Translator), Bill Berry, Kristian Hoffman, Andrew Sandoval, David Goodstein, Morty Coyle, and possible special guests.

As with last year’s sold-out Wild Honey Rubber Soul and Sgt. Pepper show at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, this event will benefit the Autism Think Tank. The non-profit organization brings together a team of top autism specialists, via an Internet medical conference, to tackle the seemingly intractable and painful medical/psychological issues faced by kids. 

The show will also support the Children’s Music Fund, a Southern California non-profit, in their effort to provide music therapy and musical instruments for children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic or life-altering illness.

Founded by Autism Think Tank member Dr. Raffi Tachdjiian, an UCLA allergist and pediatric pain specialist, the Children’s Music Fund works to harness the amazing healing power of playing and listening to music to reduce the pain and suffering of kids with autism, cancer, and many other debilitating conditions.

See more information about the Autism Think Tank and the Children’s Music Fund at

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