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New Times SLO – Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CA

December 02
09:12 2016

Mastering the strings: Laurence Juber brings Beatles influences to Morro Bay show

BY KAREN GARCIA

The peak of Beatlemania in England was a time to twist and shout to the rock ’n’ roll melodies that emerged from the fab four in 1963. It was also the year that Laurence Juber finally got a guitar for his 11th birthday after nagging his parents for one. This new band and the new twangy sounds of the guitar convinced Juber that he wanted to pick up this instrument and learn to play.Laurence Juber picked up a guitar at the age of 11 and hasn’t set it down since. He started his music career playing in a local bandstand at weddings and events back home in London. After attending London’s Goldsmith’s College to study music, Juber was a featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. His career took a turn in 1978 when he was recruited to play in Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, by Denny Laine, former Moody Blues guitarist and then current member of the Wings band. Juber said that performing with a former Beatle was “cool on many levels.” He also got the chance to work with George Harrison and Ringo Starr—all three experiences he calls an amazing education.“I like to say that I got my master’s degree from McCartney University,” Juber said. While Juber’s Beatles days are behind him, guitar fiends and music lovers alike can look forward to Juber performing in Morro Bay on Dec. 8 at The Siren. The show will benefit Infinite Music, a foundation in support of innovative music programs and events for children. With the recent release of his new Christmas album Holidays and Hollynights, Juber will perform solo pieces as well as play with his bandmates in The Laurence Juber Trio. The audience can also expect to hear Juber’s take on the jangly sounds of The Beatles music.

Source: New Times SLO – Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CA

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