Sunday, 27 September 2020

Paul Speare's Tribute to John Lennon

Paul Speare plays flute, baritone sax, tenor sax, and alto sax. You can hear Paul on classic albums including; Too-Rye-Ay by Dexy's Midnight Runners, In The Studio with The Special A.K.A, and Punch The Clock by Elvis Costello & The Attractions. This year he performed on two tracks (More and Old Father Tyme) which appear on Paul Weller's most recent album, On Sunset.
Art legends Team Beswick & Pye were delighted to collaborate with the esteemed animator Martin Pickles on a film to accompany Paul's tribute to John Lennon & The Beatles.
Harry Pye says: "Paul composed an amazing piece of music that was full of lovely references to the fab four and George Martin's arrangements. During lock down we began making paintings that we thought would work well with Paul's music. We hope we did him justice." 

Gordon Beswick's painting of John and Yoko appears in the video and is also one of the 80 paintings that feature in John Lennon's Not Dead at The Stash Gallery (near Aldgate East tube). If you want to see the video and hear Paul Speare's music click: here

Artists in John Lennon Is Not Dead includeMagda Archer,  Julie Bennett, Gordon Beswick, Kirsty Buchanan,  Louise Camras, Bula Chakravarty Agbo,  Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Jerry Dammers, Chalkie Davies, Benn Dickson, Sarah Doyle, Tinsel Edwards, Kevin Eldon, Hunt Emerson, Nat Foreman, Tine Frellesen, Christian Furr, Mikey Georgeson, Peter Harris, Kyle Hawkins,  Georgia Hayes,  Dan Hedley, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Russell Herron, Marguerite Horner,  Tony Husband, Kim James-Willaims, Fabienne Jacquet, Jasper Joffe, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Dominic Kennedy, Phil King, James Lawson, David Lock, Peter Lloyd,  Cathy Lomax,  Bob London, Lee Maelzer, Jo Mama, Jules Mann, Josie McCoy, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Mattia Milan, Richard Arthur Mittens, John Moore, Kate Murdoch,   Klarita Pandolfi Carr, Molly ParkinSophie ParkinHarry Pye, Clare Price, Liz Purchase, Max ReevesMicheal Restrick, Alli Sharma, Adrian R. Shaw, Rowland Smith, Duglas T. Stewart, Uzma SultanLiesel Thomas, Kath Thompson, Chris Tosic, John Turnbull & Sandra Turnbull, Twinkle Troughton, Francis UpritchardNatasha Vassiliou,  Jessica Voorsanger, Julian Wakeling, Loretta Wall, Edward Ward, Vanessa Winch,   Leonie Woods,   Bonnie Wong,  Rose Wylie, Agnieszka Zapala.

Because of Covid 19 It's essential you book tickets to see this exhibition via eventbrite: here


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