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Cornwall Ontario — Music fans can take stroll down Abbey Road when the Capital Beatles hit La Maison Tavern on Saturday night (May 7th 2016). Let it be a chance to re-live an important era of music history.
The year was 1964, and four young men from Liverpool, England, stepped foot on North American soil for the first time. That was more than forty years ago and modern music, and the world, for that matter, has never been the same.
The Beatles continue to influence and define generations of music fans. Cornwall musicians Gary Bray and Ed Lauzon are no exception.
They are bringing their “Capital Beatles” tribute show home this Saturday to La Maison Tavern.
Both born and raised in Cornwall, they started playing music in their early teens. Both George Harrison and Paul McCartney have been influences on their style of playing. Bray and Lauzon were working together in another band, “Soundcheck”, when Bray had the urge to form an Ottawa-based Beatles band. He soon teamed up with JP Bourassa (lead vocal, guitar, piano) of Gatineau, and David Cronkite (drums) of Ottawa, recently recruiting Ed Lauzon on bass guitar to round out The Beatles’ sound.
“I have the lineup I’ve been looking for,” says Bray. “The level of musicianship and vocal abilty has to be there in order to do justice to Beatles music,” added Lauzon. They are anxious to being their Rickenbacker guitars and Vox amps to the La Maison stage and deliver hit after hit, from the vast Beatles catalogue spanning a decade.
It’s not from Capitol Records that the band got their moniker, but rather the Capital area of Canada, from which the members now reside. “It’s nice to perform in cities in different parts of the continent, however, it’s always special to return home,” says Lauzon.
Showtime is this Saturday, May 7th at 9pm. Advance tickets are available at La Maison for $10, and door admission is $15. The show is being presented by Rockstar Party promotions. Please visit Capital Beatles on Facebook, or capitalbeatles.com for more info.