26th September 2019 sees the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ towering classic album, “Abbey Road.” After the somewhat difficult ‘Let It Be’ sessions with the band on the verge of breaking up, The Beatles returned to the familiarity of Abbey Road Studios to start work on a batch of carefully crafted recordings with ambitious musical arrangements. George Martin was invited back to produce the sessions and agreed to do so on his insistence that “We do this like we used to…”
On Friday 27th September iconic music producer Steve Levine will be in conversation with brilliant author and screenwriter David Quantick discussing and analysing how the album was constructed. Listen to the original master tapes from the Abbey Road studios, and learn how the individual tracks were put together and get a completely different perspective on the influences that led to the production which many consider to be The Beatles masterwork.
The evening will be supported and enhanced by performances by the newly created ‘Library of Soul’ choir with individual recorded and live vocal performances by the choir and musical director Kaya Herstad-Carney
“and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…”
A pioneer of digital recording techniques, Grammy and Brit Award winner Steve Levine has worked and produced music with artists such as Culture Club, Beach Boys, Gary Moore, Denice Williams, to name but a few. Steve is a director for PRS for music, a member of the MU executive committee, PPL and Music Producers Guild and is a companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.. Steve still produces new bands for his ‘Hubris Record Label’ and has relocated his recording studio base to the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool. Steve produced a George Martin special for his the documentary series ‘The Producers’ for which Sir Paul McCartney allowed exclusive access to The Beatles multitrack at Abbey Road.
David Quantick is an English journalist, radio and screen writer, and critic who specialises in music and comedy. He has collaborated with comics and writers such as Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci, as co-writer for On the Hour, Blue Jam and Veep. He is a former staff writer for NME, for whom he wrote in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before publishing books such as "How To Write Everything" (2014) and "How to be A Writer" (2016). He won an Emmy in 2015 for his work on Veep. David continues to write, and co-presents a weekly programme One Way Single Parent Family Favourites on art radio station Resonance FM. He was also part of the writing team of Harry Hill's TV Burp, and writes and presents series 3 of 'The Blagger's Guide', a six-part comedy series on BBC Radio 2 with writer and producer Simon Poole.
Kaya is an award winning singer/songwriter and regularly performs and writes her own material, either with “vaudeville grunge pop” outfit Science of the Lamps or for other projects; “yet another impressive outlet for her prodigious talent. She may be small but she has a big voice.” (Getintothis) Kaya’s diverse portfolio career includes founding and being the artistic director of Threshold Festival in her Liverpool home, and a general harmony fanatic and vocal geek with an interest in quirky instruments and new experiences. Devoted to artist development, song writing and performance coaching, vocal habilitation and rehabilitation and singing teacher training, Kaya has made a name for herself internationally as a highly sought-after vocal teacher and lecturer.
Tickets are available at £10 for unallocated seats
Concessions available at £8. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair space.