HELP! travels to Wolfsberg (AUT) this Friday to play a benefit concert at Lavanttal Arena. All net proceeds will go to families and children in need! The show begins at 8pm, so don’t forget to bring the kids! Tickets are now available on OEticket, in the WAC secretariat, or directly from members of Club 41 in Wolfsberg.
HELP! has a new band member. Well, sort of. Bassist Ernie Mendillo just received a new Hofner Cavern Bass as part of his endorsement agreement with the iconic bass manufacturers. The bass is an exact replica of Paul McCartney’s first bass, purchased in Hamburg in 1961. Together with his 1963 counterpart, Ernie now uses both of Paul’s basses in our shows.
“It’s the dream of every bassist who admired The Beatles to play a Hofner, but to have an endorsement deal is beyond my wildest dreams,” says Ernie. Thanks to Nick Wass from Hofner for making this happen! We’re pleased to welcome the Cavern Bass into the band!
HELP!’s on-air performance of “She Loves You,” “Help!,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” that aired on JOE FM’s show “Live is Life.” This performance was part of our interview with on-air personality Nathalie Delporte on Belgium’s biggest pop radio station. This event is to promote upcoming, but still as yet unannounced concerts in Belgium in 2016. Thanks Nathalie (and the entire crew at JOE FM), and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
We are very excited to have performed on JOE FM, Belgium’s biggest pop radio station! The broadcast was heard across the country on Saturday night. We performed four songs live, and had a fun interview with Nathalie Delporte on the music program “Live is Life.” We were very honored to be the first band selected to perform on the show! Thanks JOE FM and Stanny from FAME International!
HELP! is very excited to announce that we’re playing “The Night of Classics” with a full orchestra (The Yentl Big Band) in Hasselt, Belgium this Saturday! This provides us the rare opportunity to play songs we’ve always wanted to perform like “Eleanor Rigby,” and “All You Need is Love” The orchestra will also accompany us on classics like Hey Jude, Yesterday, Let It Be and many more. This is an amazing opportunity to see and hear The Beatles’ music performed live exactly like their classic recordings. We can’t wait! This is one you won’t want to miss!
Help! is pleased to announce three concerts crisscrossing Europe next week, first at SOLD-OUT Burghaus Bielstein in Wiehl, Germany, then on to venerable Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, and finishing at Kulturzentrum in Bad Salzungen, Germany.
What a week! Nine shows in five days, including two concerts at the famed Cavern Club, helped us make numerous connections to other organizers, bands, and fans from around the world! Over 70 bands played more than10 venues around the clock for seven days, offering different takes on the music of The Beatles. We’re happy to say that we met and saw bands from Brazil, Japan, Peru, Spain, Argentina, Canada and the UK. It was great to see how supportive and friendly band members were, and that we all came to each others’ shows in our free time (which wasn’t much). We’ll be posting more picures and stories in the coming weeks. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!