Ian Lloyd ready to rock The Town Hall on Saturday, February 8th as part of the NYC:Fab50 shows!

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     To interview Ian Lloyd is to realize that this man needs his own radio show. Stat. Not only does he have incredible stories to tell of working with Foreigner, Yes, and Billy Joel (to name a few), but he also is incredibly funny, stand-up comedian funny. There will be a fuller interview posted on this blog in the coming weeks, but for right now the goal is to publicize the NYC:Fab50 concert events which begin tomorrow night (Thursday, February 6th) and run through Sunday, February 9th. Lloyd will be performing at The Town Hall with a Who’s Who of awesome singers and musicians line-up, and will be playing with friend John Ford from The Strawbs as well as their sons.  

    The show will start at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Town Hall in New York City. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to The Food Bank of New Jersey, and also The Comprehensive Autism Medical Assessment and Treatment Center of New Jersey.  

For more information about the concert and tickets, please visit: http://www.nycfab50.com/TownHall.htm

 

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Me: What do you have planned for the upcoming event at The Town Hall?

 

Lloyd: John Ford of The Strawbs and I are going to perform “Here Comes The Sun” and “If I Needed Someone.” When we play together we call ourselves Ford Lloyd. First of all, if I headline, he opens for me, like my last major show, at The Cutting Room in New York City. He came on with a full band, which was great, then I followed with the full band. The I come out and sing “If I Needed Someone” and “Part of the Union,” which was The Strawbs biggest single chart which John also wrote. He also has more of an acoustic sound which is what we’re going to do at Town Hall. It’s really great. People are going to love it because we love The Beatles so much. Both John and I are from different places, and we were both there when everything was happening and were moved at the time and were swept away. What greatness it was.

     We’ll be out there on stage and it’ll be John Ford of The Strawbs, John Ford, Jr. on acoustic electric, and John’s bass player’s name is also John. I will be singing with him, double lead, kind of Beatle-y things. My son who is actually co-producing my next album, and my drummer from Ian Lloyd Stories will be on cajon [drum box] which kind of sounds like a foot and a snare, for two songs, and that will be exciting. Then I’ll do “Brother Louie” with those people, and Steve Conte from The Conte Brothers. Steve played with one of the incarnations of the New York Dolls. He’s done a lot of stuff. He’s in the house band.  We’re going to rock. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

 

Me: Why did you feel like you had to be a part of this?

 

Lloyd: It’s going to be great. It’s going to be exciting. Both John and I were there when it happened. We were swept up with it as it was happening. We were from separate places because John’s British and I live in New York City. The Beatles thing is so important.

 

Come see Ian Lloyd, John Ford, and many other great and iconic musicians, at the “America Salutes The Beatles” concert on Saturday, February 8th! Also, be sure to read up on all FOUR of the NYC:Fab 50 events happening in NYC starting Thursday, February 6th, and ending Sunday, February 9th: http://www.nycfab50.com/

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~ by Jennifer Dodge on February 6, 2014.

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