Enhanced by a multimedia backdrop of photos, videos, interview clips, and lots of psychedelic “light” shows, you will feel as if you are really watching Lennon perform songs we all know and love. It was extremely easy and so much fun to sing along with Piper when asked to accompany him on In My Life, Girl, It’s Only Love and If I Fell as he strolled up and down the aisles. I have to admit I am a huge fan of the album Abbey Road and the band’s rendition of I Want You – She’s So Heavy rocked the house with Piper’s heartfelt yell sealing it as the real deal. Other highlights include Revolution, a medley of early songs from the Ed Sullivan Show, I am the Walrus, and Imagine. I do think a few selections need to be played at a slightly faster tempo, especially Help and Norwegian Wood.
Piper has made a career out of playing Lennon after being obsessed by the Beatles like this writer and so many others, when they came to America in 1964 when we were kids or especially teenagers. Although he is the center of the show, Tim’s brother Greg Piper serves as music director and plays bass guitar in the band. The brothers, as well as the other band members, boldly share the sheer joy of rocking out to Lennon’s music, proud to be part of a worldwide family that shares strong emotions and fond memories of the man, his music, and the magic of a time gone by that still resonates today and hopefully will forever. Give peace a chance.
JUST IMAGINE – Backed by a live band, Tim Piper channels John Lennon in a multimedia rock ‘n roll tribute that celebrates Lennon’s life and music.