MetaBeat was formed over 10 years ago by Mark Shilansky and Les Harris Jr.
The initial idea came out of their weekly lunch discussions in which they often discussed their mutual love of The Beatles and the possibility of getting together to play their music. Taking it a step further, they’d also discuss songs that might go together well in medleys and could work with a jazz flavor while still remaining true to the original versions.
Mark Shilansky then put together some amazing musical arrangements doing exactly that! The next step was to ask like minded musicians,(jazz musicians who also loved The Beatles), if they might be interested in getting together to play these great new charts written by Mark. MetaBeat’s first concert performance took place at The Berklee Performance Center in February of 2013.
The current lineup consists of:
Taylor O’Donnell (Berklee faculty) on vocals;
Chris Klaxton (UNH, USM faculty) on trumpet, guitar and vocals;
Mark Shilansky (Berklee, UNH faculty) on piano and vocals;
Les Harris Jr.(UNH, USM, Phillips Exeter faculty) on drums and vocals;
Eric Byers (Berklee faculty) on guitar and vocals;
Greg Loughman (Berklee Faculty) on bass
MetaBeat will take take you back to the music of the swinging 60’s with a new and original sound. Their set will include the music of The Beatles as well as solo material by the individual members of The Beatles,(with a few other gems from the 60’s mixed in!), all with a jazz twist.
$17 advance | $22 day-of
*fees not included