“John Lennon Jam” with Apple Jam and special guests, returns to The Crocodile to celebrate John Lennon’s music on the 30th anniversary of his death
Seattle, WA, October 2, 2010 -- Presented by The Crocodile and Roseta Productions, the “John Lennon Jam” with Apple Jam and special guests will take place at Seattle’s legendary Crocodile on the 30th anniversary of the ex-Beatle’s death, Wednesday December 8th 2010 at 9pm. Apple Jam formed five years earlier, at the first ever “John Lennon Jam” at The Crocodile on December 8th 2005.
Act 1 – Double Fantasy Sessions
Opening the show will be Jakael Tristram (Black Cherry Crush, Hit Explosion) and an all-star line up of guest musicians to perform all of John Lennon’s songs from the landmark 1980 album, Double Fantasy, and selections from the posthumously released Milk and Honey. Jakael got his start in music as an audio engineer with the Record Plant in New York City, where previously Double Fantasy was recorded, and John Lennon’s final session was held the evening of December 8th 1980. Jakael was a member the original “John Lennon Jam” band in 2005.
Act 2 – Lennon/Beatles Tribute
World-renowned Apple Jam will headline the show and perform John Lennon’s Beatles and solo years favorites, deep cuts, and never released tracks. “The next best thing to a Beatles reunion!”, says rock journalist Gillian G. Gaar. Apple Jam will also perform select Lennon penned songs from their highly acclaimed debut CD titled Off the Beatle Track (15 songs composed but never released by the Beatles). The CD was recorded at the legendary Robert Lang Studio and engineered by Jakael Tristram. www.offthebeatletrack.com Apple Jam has sold out shows at major venues in Seattle, and most recently headlined Beatle Week 2009 in Liverpool (300,000 attendees annually).
People are talking about Apple Jam!
• “Seattle's Apple Jam are Beatlemaniacs with skills. They've devoted their musical lives to replicating with impeccable nuance the Fab Four's classic-intensive catalog” – Dave Segal, The Stranger
• "The classic rock riffs had the crowd holding the candles on their tables aloft like an old school (i.e. pre-cell phone) arena rock show" – Gillian G. Gaar, Blurt Magazine
• "Apple Jam's Beatles sound is so spot-on amazing that it is nearly scary!"
– Shelley Germeaux, John Lennon Examiner
• “This band is tight, in the pocket and plays with real passion – Greg Roth, Seattle Music Insider
• "This Seattle band completely blew our socks off" – Nina Douglas, The Word is Love (UK Beatles blog)
About Apple Jam
Apple Jam masterfully recreates the authentic sound of the Beatles while staying true to their own remarkable stage persona. Member musicians are: Rick Lovrovich (bass), Jon Bolton (drums), Mike Mattingly (guitar), Johnny Jones (keyboards) and Kurtis Dengler (guitar). Apple Jam was formed in 2005, in support of (Just Like) Starting Over, a stage play based on John Lennon's final interview.
What: Presented by The Crocodile and Roseta Productions, “John Lennon Jam” with Apple Jam and special guests. Performing John Lennon’s Beatles and solo years favorites, deep cuts, and never released tracks.
When: Wednesday, December 8th, 2010. 9pm show. 8pm doors
Where: The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Admission: $18 ADV/$23 DOS. Advance tickets (recommended) are available online at www.thecrocodile.com or in-person the Sonic Boom Records.
Must be 21+ with valid ID.
Contacts: Steve Roseta, Roseta Productions LLC, (425) 445-0718 or email@example.com; Eli Anderson, The Crocodile, (206) 441-7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple Jam: www.offthebeatletrack.com
The Crocodile: www.thecrocodile.com
(Just Like) Starting Over: www.justlikestartingover.com
Sonic Boom Records: www.sonicboomrecords.com