By Mark Montie
A group of local artists will try to bring the Beatles album Abbey Road to life Friday March 14 at Muse Music.
BYU students Dominic Moore and Paul Jacobsen are organizing the event.
With a group of hand picked local musicians, they plan to play the entire album from beginning to end, pausing only for applause.
“It”s going to be a fast paced and flowing show,” said Moore, 22, a junior in public business management and a member of the band Fieldbook.
Moore said they intend the concert to sound like the album as the Beatles recorded it.
Moore and Jacobsen made a list of the local artists they wanted to play in the concert.
Jacobsen, 26, a senior from Salt Lake City, majoring in advertising, said they got most of the people on our list.
“Everyone just wanted to jump on board,” Jacobsen said.
These are some of the best musicians in Utah, Moore said.
Dustin Christensen, a member of the band Jerrytown, will be singing in the concert.
Christensen, 23, a junior in communications at UVSC, said putting on a concert of an entire album will be a first for him.
“Paul is a genius as far as I”m concerned,” Christensen said.
Also participating will be members of local bands, Hudson River School, Sunfall Festival and Ponchillo.
Jacobsen said he hopes bringing artists together like this will help to cultivate a music community in Provo.
He said he believes creating a scene and a sense of community will make the music better.
Jacobsen said he doesn”t know if a performance of an entire album like this has ever been done in Utah.
“This is going to be one of the best shows I ever play,” he said.
They decided to do Abbey Road because they thought it would have the most universal appeal, Moore said.
The purpose of this show is to create a unique musical experience, he said.
“Everyone who goes to the show or who participates in the show will walk away thinking that”s the best show they”ve ever been to,” Jacobsen said.
Jacobsen doesn”t expect to make any money from the show, he said.
“I”m definitely not in it for the money,” he said.
Most of the artists are doing the show for free, Christensen said.
Moore said he would like to do other concerts featuring entire albums in the future, from groups like Simon and Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones.
He said he likes older albums because they have stood the test of test and are familiar to people.
Moore and Jacobsen are also organizing a charity concert for some time in April.
They have done charity concerts before to raise money for underprivileged children and breast cancer.
“It”s cool to do something a little less ego centric,” Jacobsen said.
Muse Music is at 145 N. University. Tickets for the Abbey Road concert are $7. Doors will open at 8 p.m.