The Beatles meets World Music

The Beatles meets World Music

Yonge and Dundas Square hosted a free concert celebrating 50 years since The Beatles played Maple Leafs Gardens. The Massey Hall Band created a very complex version of Beatles music. They only played 12 Beatle songs and still pulled off a two hour concert.

They opened up with a very urethral version of Come Together that got the crowd waking up and feeling this is not going to be a cute pop act. They went into an instrumental version of Help, that solidified the fact that this was not going to be typical Beatles tribute night. The band totally took the audience to outer space with  an incredible version of John Lennon’s beautiful song Across the Universe.

The band consisted of a full blown horn section with 4 saxophones, a trombone, a trumpet, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, and a guest line up that gave the audience a taste of the world. There was a Mariachi version of Love Me Do. There was a romantic salsa to I Will. There even was a Polka version of All Together Now. AND how do an Indian version, with Sitar, to Norwegian Wood?

All the generations were there to experience the power of, not only The Beatles, but the innovative creativity of The Massey Hall Band. These players are reinventing how music is listened to. This is what makes Toronto strong with the sounds that are being created. These are the musicians that bring communities together, and this is the reason we go out at night and have fun together.

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