Meridian Star

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November 5, 2009

This weekend: British, steam and barbecues

from staff reports



The Sucarnochee Revue launches a “British Invasion” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Temple Theatre in downtown Meridian. Tickets are $5.

The nationally syndicated radio show will feature music from the early 1960s when England ruled the pop charts. Special guests include The Beatles tribute band, Rubber Soul.

Host Jacky Jack White is excited about this month’s program. “The Beatles, the Stones, the Animals, the Yardbirds, in fact, almost every major English rock band of the era was influenced by Mississippi blues musicians. The circle keeps turning as these great current Mississippi artists cover the British tunes of the ‘60s.”

Other special guests include Gypsy Carns and Chris Ethridge, both veterans of the 1960s RocknRoll scene.

The band Rubber Soul is a celebration of The Beatles' music, but its performances include much of the visual imagery of the Beatles. Using accurate reproductions of the gear and the Fab Four look, Rubber Soul recreates the sound and the excitement of a Beatles concert. Stage banter is done with British accents, and costumes range from the black turtlenecks and jeans favored by the Fab Four in their early days at Liverpool’s Cavern Club to the famous velvet-collar suits as seen on that famous Ed Sullivan show in 1964, as well as military-influenced Shea Stadium jackets from the 1965 tour. The band members are Marc Speed, David Zettler, Brad Johnson, and Steve Deaton. Marc Speed, who is naturally right-handed is one example of the group’s authenticity. Since he is the “Paul McCartney” of the group, he taught himself to play the bass left-handed.

The Sucarnochee Revue is recorded at the Temple Theatre the first Friday night of each month. The radio show is featured on numerous radio stations across the country, and in Australia. Local AM station WMOX features it every Saturday afternoon, and Mississippi and Alabama public radio also carry the show. White says, “The folks in Meridian always support us when we tape in Livingston, Alabama at UWA, and they really seem to appreciate us taping at the Temple Theatre.”

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