Los Angeles, CA, September 10, 2020 – A special live-streamed event celebrating the music of The Beatles presented by Rock Cellar Productions took place on Saturday, September 5, 2020, on the occasion of the Labor Day weekend. The program, titled Labor Day Weekend Countdown: “The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs,” took the form of a top-50 countdown and live concert performed by The Tribe Band with a rotating roster of amazing singers. Thousands of Beatles fans from around the world tuned in at www.alerttheglobe.com and Rock Cellar Magazine’s Facebook Live page, and the whole program is archived and available for viewing at www.facebook.com/RockCellarMagazine/live and is re-broadcasting during three streaming sessions on www.alerttheglobe.com: 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. PDT on Thursday, Sept. 10; 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11; and 12 noon through 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Ringo Starr himself even tweeted his support in real time during the show.
Members of The Tribe Band and guest singers included the following:
Kevin Wachs (drums); Chad Watson (bass & trombone); guests Mike Hill and Freebo (bass); Nick Petrillo (keyboards); Lauri Reimer (percussion & background vocals); Joey Delgado (guitars), and former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber (guitars & sitar), who was also the show’s musical director.
Alice Howe, Carly Smithson, Chris Paul Overall, Emily Coupe, Freebo, Josh Goldberg, Lauri Reimer, Marcella Detroit, Marcus Eaton, Marky Lennon, Rene Collins, Rob Morrow, Rosemary Butler, Rudy Cardenas, Sheena Loza, Steve Postell, Steven Goddard, and “The Other Deepak,” who also played some violin.
Chris Carter, host of America’s longest running Beatles show, Breakfast with The Beatles, SiriusXM, 95.5 KLOS, served as the event’s emcee, counting down the Top 50 All-Time Favorite Beatles Songs (as voted on by readers of Rock Cellar Magazine) and introducing the performances by The Tribe Band. The show was live-streamed from the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA, to a virtual audience around the world, with adherence to proper COVID-19 guidelines and health precautions. Holding true to The Tribe’s style of paying tribute to the music of legacy artists, the set featured such legendary Beatles tracks as “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Yesterday,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and many more fan faves done up their way. There were songs done acoustically as well as a couple with a reggae vibe. The #1 spot was actually a tie between “A Day in the Life”, done as a solo acoustic performance by Laurence Juber, and the all-time favorite “Hey Jude” led by the stellar Carly Smithson who was later joined by all the singers for a big chorus of nah-nah-nahs.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend Labor Day weekend than performing Beatles music with my friends,” stated Kevin Wachs, Rock Cellar Founder and drummer in The Tribe Band. “During these challenging times, we wanted to provide an event that resonated with a wide audience and gave a special treat to readers of Rock Cellar who contributed to our set list. We had such a great time making this show happen, and we have to thank Alert the Globe for its amazing staff and the Coach House for welcoming us with open arms.”
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Photo caption 1: The Tribe Band performs “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
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Photo caption 2: Chris Carter served as emcee for Labor Day Weekend Countdown: “The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs” on Saturday, September 5, 2020
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Photo caption 3: Collage of all the contributors to Labor Day Weekend Countdown: “The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs,” live-streamed on Saturday, September 5, 2020
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Photo caption 4: Ringo Starr’s tweet in support of Labor Day Weekend Countdown: “The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs” on Saturday, September 5, 2020
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Photo caption 5: Setlist and run-of-program for Labor Day Weekend Countdown: “The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs,” live-streamed on Saturday, September 5, 2020
About Rock Cellar Productions
Recently, Los Angeles-based Rock Cellar Productions has expanded its brand far beyond its online publication, Rock Cellar Magazine (www.RockCellarMagazine.com). The production company encompasses many other aspects of media including a recording studio, live streamed concerts done from the studio, new opportunities for independent artists, and a music school for students in the local southern California area. Maintaining its philosophy of “bringing people together through music to make great things happen,” Rock Cellar does it all, from cultural entertainment to supporting important causes that engage and unite music-loving enthusiasts and concerned citizens with the latest in cultural entertainment.