19 May 2018
All You Need Is Love Beatles Show
featuring T Max, Bird Mancini, Quentin Callewaert, Nico Rivers & Blackgrass and Jeremy Todd
Fans of the Beatles, young and old alike, will be elated that the me&thee is once again presenting its annual “Beatles tribute” concert that includes some of the region’s most talented musicians. This year’s “All You Need is Love” show takes place on Saturday, May 19. It begins at 7:30 pm.
This year’s lineup includes a variety of musicians who will be sure to delight everyone. Tony Toledo, Beatles fan extraordinaire once again emcees a night of memorable songs, stories and Beatles magic. The 2018 edition of this special show includes T Max, Bird Mancini, Quentin Callewaert, Nico Rivers and Blackgrass, and Jeremy Todd.
T MAX has a substantial resume which revolves around the Boston music scene. He is a renaissance man and has contributed greatly to the music world as a writer, publisher, musician, songwriter, producer, storyteller and visual artist. T Max published New England’s longest-running music magazine, The Noise for over three decades. He also founded the Boston Rock Opera, wrote two folk-rock operas, released over 10 solo albums and formed Sgt. Maxwell’s Peace Chorus, a musical project to end the war. He is a member of the New England Music Hall of Fame.
Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini, better known as BIRD MANCINI, Boston’s acclaimed accordion / guitar rock duo / band features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic rock with lush vocal arrangements, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and a variety of percussion. In recent years, they’ve toured the West Coast and performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Boston, New York City and in Liverpool, UK at the Cavern Club.
Seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy QUENTIN CALLEWAERT returns to the me&thee to pay homage to the Fab Four. He knows the Beatles inside and out and adds some cool new twists to their music. Quentin is classically trained and his real interest is in the fingerstyle guitar inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis, and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that complements his blend of Americana, gospel, and bluegrass.
NICO RIVERS & BLACKGRASS are a Boston-based band with some deep love for the Beatles. Their plan for this year’s show is to play “Side B” of Abbey Road. This configuration of Blackgrass includes Nico, Emily Graham-Handley, Dan Masterson and Quentin Callewaert. Nico’s first full-length release, Tiny Death, will be available this spring. A music journalist called Nico’s music as “blurring the lines between indie rock and folk.”
JEREMY TODD is the youngest musician ever to play this annual Beatles event. He’s an avid fan of the Fab Four and has been attending this show since he was a toddler. This eight-year-old pianist is something else! If you were at last year’s show, you know that he brought down the house with his rendition of a “A Little Help from My Friends.” He will be playing keyboards and singing with T Max on a couple of songs this year.