August 16th, 2009
There has been an overwhelming number of requests for a CD of THE WHITE ALBUM CONCERT and there is a very good chance this will happen in the next couple of months.
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August 8th, 2009
The final performance of the WHITE ALBUM CONCERT will take place on Friday August 14 at the State Theatre in Sydney.
Renowned for it’s wonderful acoustic this will be a great way to finish what has been an extremely rewarding tour for everybody involved.
If you missed out on tickets to the Sydney Opera House shows there are still good seats available for this final performance but be quick as they’re sure to sell fast.
August 3rd, 2009
The White Album Concert tour has officially started. The responses from audiences to the show have been amazing.
If you have the time please take a moment to share your thoughts on the concert. It will be a great help to those people who are still trying to work out whether or not they should buy tickets.
July 21st, 2009
The producers of The White Album Concert announced today that a fourth and final Sydney concert would go on sale this Thursday July 23 at 9am.
In addition to being the final performance in Sydney the Friday August 14 performance will also be the final show of the National tour.
It’s happening at the State Theatre, famous for it’s superb acoustics. If you haven’t purchased tickets this is the one to aim for.
Book through www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
July 3rd, 2009
Online music publication fasterlouder.com.au are running a WHITE ALBUM CONCERT competition. The prize is a Hand Painted Fender Stratocaster by artist David Bowers inspired by the Beatles WHITE ALBUM plus a double pass to The White Album Concert in your city.
June 28th, 2009
A new preview for the White Album Concert has been uploaded to YouTube. Chris Cheney, Josh Pyke, Phil Jamieson and Tim Rogers share their thoughts about taking on performing one of the greatest albums of all time.
If you’re interested follow the link on the home page of this website.
June 19th, 2009
Hmmm, 8 songs to learn.
I haven’t had to learn someone else’s songs for quite some time, in fact the reason i started writing songs in the first place was because i was too lazy to learn someone else’s.
Looks like these songs are in standard tuning too, i’ve been playing in “drop D” tuning for years, so i’ll have to get my head around standard tuning again…but surely as a “professional musician” this should be very doable. Fingers crossed!
It’s interesting learning these songs, and noting that they are all so deceptively simple. The arrangements and instrumentation are the elements that make them seem kinda complex, but when you break them all down, they some how just make sense. Maybe it’s the fact that these songs are ingrained on my psyche like multiplication tables, ie you actually know this stuff already, you just have to think about it for a bit.
Looking forward to getting into proper rehearsals. Also very nervous about playing at these amazing venues, but excited none the less.
May 15th, 2009
Few records echo down through the years like The White Album. The Beatles’ influential masterpiece is now a 40-year-old icon. To celebrate this rock’n’roll milestone, four of Oz rock’s finest – Chris Cheney of the Living End, Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon, Tim Rogers and Josh Pyke – will take to the stage this August in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, Perth & Adelaide.
Coming after India, but before the split, The White Album was the sound of John, Paul, George and Ringo throwing everything they’d learned into their musical blender. This major work bursts with variety, creativity, experimentation, and the genius of The Beatles during one of their most intense, fertile, periods. It is a timeless album, yet very much of its time. Its 30 songs veer from the populist stomp of Back in the USSR and the mind-bending Happiness is a Warm Gun to the melodious sorrow of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, the ska pop fun of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and the hard rock prototype Helter Skelter.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the music live as Australia’s finest musicians perform one of the greatest albums of all time!