Paperback Writer – The Beatles Experience
Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm| $20
Paperback Writer – The Beatles Experience takes it’s audience on a trip through the musical years of the world’s most popular rock group of all time! Hear the hits from the Ed Sullivan Show through the colorful Sgt. Pepper’s years and on to the roof tops of Let It Be performed with “spot on” vocal, look and sound alike ability. This national show is featured at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure park. In addition, they have dazzled audiences across the United States and around the world performing fairs, major casinos, theaters, as well as headlining cruise ship showrooms for 4 major cruise lines. Take a look at what the national critics are saying: “Heads above the Beatles shows I’ve heard!”Eagle Press Cleveland, Ohio. “Sensational show for all ages” Los Angeles Times “Remarkably authentic! Amazing vocals!” Bloomingdale (Chicago) Times. “The Look, The Sound…Amazing” San Francisco Chronicle. Paperback Writer is guaranteed to bring audiences the most precise experience of The Beatles as humanly possible. Disney Entertainment. “Our first choice in Beatles shows…hands down!” Holland America Cruise Lines. Don’t miss the Paperback Writer Show, a true “Beatles Experience”- A good time will be had by all!
Glenn Henry III
Glenn Henry III as Paul McCartney – Glenn is the leader, founder and creator of Paperback Writer-Born in the Los Angeles area, Glenn grew up in Santa Barbara, California, beginning a musical career at the age of 8. Born the first son of Professional musicians, his father was a big band leader (later became agent) and his mother the vocalist. Glenn has 4 brothers and 1 sister. Glenn was self taught on the guitar at age 8 and began piano lessons at the age of 10. He switched to bass at age 12 and later studied bass while in his 20’s with Los Angeles session great-Guitar Player magazine bass columnist Herb Mickman. Having played in several top 40 bands Glenn began to network in the Los Angeles area grabbing an occasional jingle session in the early 80’s. His early career culminated with a recording project produced by the late great Toto legend Jeff Porcaro. Glenn recorded 2 tracks with Jeff as well as some of the other members of Toto. In 2001 Glenn co-founded The Beach Toys with a drummer friend giving rise to his tribute career. Glenn created the Beatles show to perform with his Beach Boys show in 2003. The group was then called “Rubber Soul” after one of Glenn’s favorite albums. Legalities forced a name change in 2004 so Glenn changed the name to his first ever owned Beatles 45 record, Paperback Writer. Glenn developed both the Beach Boys Show and the Beatles show simultaneously working hard to promote both shows landing cruise line contracts in 2005 as well as developing a contract with Disney in 2006 for his Beach Boys show. Not long after that, Paperback Writer became a Disney favorite too. In 2011 he learned to play the bass left handed (after playing right for over 40 years) to perform the role of McCartney both authentically and correctly.
Having a huge love for both rock and roll and harmony, Glenn’s favorite recording bands are: The Beatles, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Billy Idol,Simple Minds, Police and The Beach Boys. Top favorite female vocalists of all time: Cherie Henry, Karen Carpenter, (unbelievable drummer too !) Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Bonnie Raitt. Top favorite male vocalists: Paul Mc Cartney, Elton John, Nat King Cole, Sting, Robert Plant, Paul Rogers, Lou Gramm, Mickey Thomas, Steve Perry, Kidd Rock (has a rebel side) Jim Kerr. Top favorite songwriters, Lennon/McCartney, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, James Taylor (This man has mastered perfect changes in a tune), Billy Joel ( nobody tells a story better then Billy) Stevie Wonder, Cat Stevens, Plant/Page to name only a few. Top favorite entertainers; Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr.,Mick Jaggar, AC/DC’s Angus Young and Michael Bublie. Top favorite bass players: Jaco Pastorius, John Paul Jones, Sting, Marcus Miller, Paul McCartney, Abrham Laboriel Sr, and Louis Johnson. Top favorite guitar players: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Robben Ford. Favorite Beatles album(s): Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers and MMT. Favorite songs: In My Life, Yesterday, Penny Lane, Maybe I’m Amazed, Unforgettable, Rocket Man, My Love ( the Henry MCcullough solo is absolutely brilliant!), Whole Lotta Love, Blackdog, Good Vibrations, Rocky Mountian High ( sail and soar dear John).
Richard Gibson as George Harrison was born in Long Beach, Ca and also grow up in Lakewood, Ca. in a family of 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The son of an FAA test pilot, Richard’s mother was a teacher and also a pilot logging many flight hours. Richard’s fondest memories growing up was surfing the beaches of Southern California. Richard began playing guitar at the age of 8 and piano at the age of 14 joining his first band at the age of 13. Richard also played the Trombone. In the early days, he was always busy playing in bands to include “Rainbow”, “The Chronicle” as well as traveling and touring with Gene in the recording group “Sinbad”. Being the most versatile member of Paperback Writer, Richard has mastered the part of George and his contribution on both guitar and piano to the show is remarkable. Richard met Glenn through Gene when a sub was needed in 2006 for The Beach Toys’(now Catch A Wave) Disney’s California Adventure gig. Having quickly recognized his talents and hilarious- witty sense of humor, Glenn asked Richard to join the line up permanently, making his debut in both shows in the Chicago area in late 2006.
Richard’s top favorite recording bands are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath and Journey. Top favorite female vocalists are: Madonna, Envogue, The Supremes, The Bangles, Petula Clark. Top favorite male vocalists: Lennon and McCartney, Robert Plant,Ozzy Osborn and Steve Perry. Top favorite guitar players: Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Tony Jommi, Neil Schonn, George Harrison. Favorite Beatles album: Meet The Beatles. In addition to the piano and guitar, Richard is very fond of the Cello, Violin, Trumpet Trombone and oboe. Richard’s favorite brand instruments are: Gibson SG Special guitar, Roland Fantom, JD800, Emulator e4, along with the Rickenbacher 12 string guitar.
Gene was born in San Gabriel, Ca. and grew up in the Long Beach/Lakewood area in Southern California. The son of a truck driving foreman and housewife, Gene’s fondest memories growing up are high school performances in his bands as well as going to the Lakewood drive-in on Friday nights. Gene has a brother who is also a musician and a half brother. Gene began his first instrument at age 12 which was also the time he found his way into his first band. Although drums was his first instrument, Gene also plays the piano, guitar and cow bell (lol) Gene’s musical career includes performing with former members of Beatlemania , “Classical mystery tour” Backed by 43 peace orchestra and Gene’s recording career culminated with recording a national professionally produced album with the rock group “Sinbad” in the 80’s. In addition, Gene has performed with several 70’s chart toppers to include Edison Lighthouse and Ohio Express. Gene joined Paperback Writer in 2005 when Glenn discovered quickly he was not only an outstanding Ringo but he also was perfect for the role of Dennis Wilson with his talented playing and singing ability. Gene’s contribution to the shows is limitless and he is considered to be one of the best technical drummers and singers in the business. Gene’s attention to detail and pleasant demeanor make him the perfect fit for Paperback Writer. Here are some of Gene’s favorites- Favorite recording bands: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen. Top favorite female singers: Whitney Houston, Deborah Harry, Patty Smyth, Tammy Wynette, Pat Benatar. Favorite Male Singers: John Lennon, Rodger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Brian Wilson. Favorite songwriters: Brian Wilson, Lennon & McCartney, Boyce & Hart, Elton John/Bernie Taupin, Jagger/ Richards. Favorite Drummers: Gene Kruppa, Jon Bonham, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr. Favorite Beatle albums: Meet the Beatles, Rubber Soul, Sgt. Peppers. Favorite instruments: Violin, Piano, Guitar, Harp and vibes. Favorite kit: Ludwig wood and Vista Lite – 5 pc kit configuration. Favorite guitar players: Jimmy Page, Toni Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richardsm David Gilmore. Favorite songs: Words of Love ( Buddy Holly ), I Should have known better ( Beatles ), Day in a life ( Beatles ), Funeral for a friend ( Elton John ), Ruby Tuesday (Stones).
Born in Loma Linda, California, Chris is the son of a banker and his mother was a secretary. He has one older brother. Chris’ first instrument was the drums at the age of 12. He later learned to play the guitar (also self taught) as well as the piano and harmonica. Chris’s favorite memory growing up was learning to play the guitar and listening to Beatle albums. Like the other members of Paperback Writer, Chris played in many bands to include: Amber Cut and Double Take the latter of which he performed in for over 15 years. Chris and Glenn go back to the beginning with the inception of The Beach Toys (now Catch A Wave) as well as delivering a “spot on” Davy Jones in the Monkees tribute “Pleasant Valley Sunday” playing the maracas and tambourine. Chris’ attention to detail in the part of John Lennon is a testament to his excellence in every performance. Chris is a math wiz and is brilliant with numbers. He also enjoys the sport of Tennis and finding his way on the disc golf course with Glenn, Gene and Richard often while on the road. Chris has quite an extensive vinyl record collection and is also an audio visual “wiz” in every sense of the word. As with his band mates, Chris also grew up with and appreciates rock and roll with good harmony and his favorite recording bands are: The Beatles, The Beach Boys , Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark 5, and The Eagles. His favorite female vocalist are: Diana Ross, Leslie Gore ( with whom he has met with Glenn when they worked the same venue) Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Carrie Underwood. His favorite male vocalists are: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Mick Jaggar, Peter Noone and Brian Addams. His favorite guitar players are: John Lennon, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Page. A few of Chris’s favorite song writers: Lennon/McCartney, Lieber/Stroller, Elton John/Bernie Taupin to name a few. Favorite songs: I Saw Her Standing There, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Tell Me Why, Hard Day’s Night. Favorite Beatles albums: Meet The Beatles, Hard Day’s Night, Abbey Road. His favorite instruments are: “Guitar, Piano, Drums, Harmonica and Contra Bassoon. For the PW show Chris uses: The Vox piggy back amp, The ’58 Lennon Rickenbaker 325 Capri short scale (reissue) the Epiphone Casino/dot and the blond Lennon Casino.