The Beatles fans are in for a treat when Danny Widdicombe and his band the Honey Sliders take on their timeless tunes in this tribute
These guys give album cover a new meaning. In a celebration of The Beatles and their history-making album Abbey Road, Danny Widdicombe and his band The Honey Sliders will perform the iconic record live in its entirety.
It’s happening Sunday at Currumbin’s Soundlounge and will be a treat for all ages.
“My daughter is 13 and she is just as obsessed with the Beatles as I was at her age,” Danny says.
“I think Abbey Road contains a certain magic that leaves you spellbound.
“It’s as imaginative and complex as any classical music suite and it still sounds current because it sounds urgent, it’s filled with desperation, is played with such passion and because, most importantly, it is incredibly well written.”
While taking on one of the biggest albums in music history is sure to be a daunting task, The Honey Sliders have done this type of thing before.
“Every year since 2013 my closest musical friends and I have been taking on the challenge of playing our favourite albums live,” he says.
“We started with Hendrix’s Axis: Bold As Love and the response filled us with enough gusto to venture forward so we chose Neil Young’s classic album On the Beach.
“Again, we had such an overwhelming response that we created a behemoth production and played the entire three LP album of The Band’s The Last Waltz to celebrate me living with leukaemia for 20 years.
“We had Bernard Fanning, Troy Cassar-Daley, Jeff Lang and many others join us – 33 musicians on stage in all. The show is still being talked about.”
But before Abbey Road, their latest was another legendary boy band.
“Last year we flew up Tim Rogers to play the part of Mick Jagger for our rendition of Sticky Fingers and we sold out The Soundlounge. “It was an incredible show. “We’ve been daunted by each album we’ve tackled but we’ve also felt the satisfaction that comes from giving each album the respect it deserves and we spend a lot of time getting the music up to the high standard we set for ourselves. Abbey Road is no different.”
Whether you’re an avid Beatles fan or not, it’ll be a night of musical appreciation and plenty of passion.
“When you pull their songs apart you get to see the genius behind each one that on the surface seem so simple,” Danny says. “By the time they came to make their last record Abbey Road, their song writing and musicianship had reached such heights that it is still the pinnacle of pop music.
“It is the album by which all other rock/pop albums are judged.”
The Honey Sliders do Abbey Road, Sunday 5pm, Currumbin Soundlounge. Tickets $30 + BF from soundlounge.com.au
Danny Widdicombe and his band The Honey Sliders will perform Abbey Road in its entirety.