Have you ever dreamed of working alongside the genius of The Beatles? Could you have easily been the drummer if you hailed from Liverpool, and was a teenager in the 60’s because “Ringo Starr was the weakest Beatle” and was “totally overrated”? Well, this might be as close as you’re going to get. The two sound engineers who worked with The Beatles on the legendary Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band are coming to Melbourne!

Richard Lush and Geoff Emerick worked intricately with the band during this era and will be holding a Q&A session at Planetshakers, Southbank on the 24th and 25th of February. The event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the album’s release and consist of a conversation between Luch, Emerick and Alan Howe (former editor of The Herald Sun), followed by an audience Q&A where you can ask all of the important questions; “Who was better, Paul or John?” and “Was Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds really about LSD?”

All jokes aside, this is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into the methods, stories and personalities of the world’s most famous band. The audience will be treated to a string quartet performing their renditions of classic Beatles songs, a full sized Sgt Pepper’s album cover, and as much Beatles memorabilia as you can carry!

Australian Rocker Davey Lane will be there to provide you with some acoustic covers of some favourite tracks from the album to close the show. Brendan Page of Triple A can’t wait, enthusing The Beatles had enough of touring and wanted to create an album that they wouldn’t have to perform live, hence Pepper.  I think the colourful album cover is a piece of art in its own right, and back in 1967 at the start of the ‘Flower Power’ movement, it was the right album at the right time.  Most of the big bands have had a “Pepper moment” – Eagles’ Hotel California, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, and many more!”

THE MASTERS OF SGT PEPPER

FRI 24 + SAT 25 FEB | PLANETSHAKERS, CITY ROAD SOUTHBANK, MELBOURNE | ALL AGES

Tickets available HERE