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The UK tour celebrating the 80th birthday of Liverpool’s ‘quiet Beatle,’ George Harrison, opens this month

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By The Guide Liverpool

The UK tour celebrating the 80th birthday of Liverpool’s ‘quiet Beatle,’ George Harrison, opens this month
Credit: David Munn

TV and stage star Daniel Taylor fronts the biopic tribute show about George Harrison, which visits 12 venues across the UK including Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall

An acclaimed new music show highlighting the incredible talent of the late Beatle George Harrison embarks on a UK tour this month, it follows the Liverpool premiere and a successful run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Something About George – The George Harrison Story, pays tribute to the man dubbed the “quiet Beatle” it will visit twelve UK venues including a very special performance at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on 25th February, which would have been George’s 80th Birthday.

West End performer and musician Daniel Taylor, fresh from his TV appearance in BBC’s Unbreakable, were he made the final with his partner Shirley Ballas (head judge from Strictly Come Dancing), front’s the band of five and tells the fascinating story of George and performing his biggest hits. The band are MD Max O’Hara, Callum Macmillan, Tom Kinton and Joe Smithson.

George Harrison Beatle
Credit: Beatles Story

The St Helens Theatre Royal and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall shows will also feature a string quartet and guest Merseybeat singer Beryl Marsden who knew and worked with George.

The tour opens in Banbury on 23rd February, before heading to St Helens on 24 February, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 25 February (special birthday concert), Bolton on 26 February, Norwich on 2 March, Hastings on 3 March, Newbury on 4 March, Barnstaple on 5 March, Mold on 8-9 March, Ipswich on 10 March, Salisbury on 11 March and Sale on 12 March. 

Featuring beautiful songs like My Sweet LordSomethingGot My Mind Set On You, and Handle With Care, Something About George showcases Harrison’s incredible solo material and music from rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, which was made up of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. And any show celebrating one of the Fab Four just has to include a few classics from The Beatles.

From heartbreak to hedonism and song writing to success, Something About George celebrates a life that was anything but quiet.

Credit: David Munn

Daniel Taylor trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and is an award-winning actor, producer, and director. He has previously played John Lennon in the award-winning Lennon Through A Glass Onion, Sammy in Blood Brothers, and appeared at the very first Liverpool Theatre Festival in his show, The Very Best Of Tommy Cooper.

Daniel said: “I’m really looking forward to taking Something About George back on the road in February and March, performing it again for UK audiences, especially as it coincides with George’s 80th birthday. We had a great reception when we performed the show earlier this year across the UK including a well-received run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I can guarantee people a fantastic journey through George’s life and amazing music.”

Something About George – The George Harrison Story is written by Jon Fellowes, who co-produces show alongside Liverpool-born singer songwriter Gary Edward Jones and theatre producer Bill Elms. Collectively, the trio are Something About Productions, the creative team behind the hugely successful Something About Simon – The Paul Simon Story.

George Harrison Story
Credit: Bill Elms

Co-producer Bill Elms said: “It may be 20 years since the world lost George Harrison, but he lives on through his incomparable music, and this show created in Liverpool, highlights the legacy he left the world. To play the famous Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on his 80th birthday will be a very special concert indeed. He may have been the ‘Quiet Beatle’ but he still speaks loudly through his wonderful songs. It’s going to be a night to remember.” 

Something About Georgeis not a tribute show as we know it. It’s one musician authentically telling the story and honouring the music of another. For around ninety minutes, allow Daniel Taylor to take you back and tell you Something About George.

Website:         www.somethingaboutproductions.com

Find all the Something about George listings here.

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