Hello Yellow Brick Road
Fri, Nov 10 at 9pm
Doors at 8:30pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 dos
Hello Yellow Brick Road - a tribute to Elton John
The iconic double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed in its entirety! Take a journey to 1973 and experience one of pop music’s all-time classics, as interpreted by an all-star cast of seasoned Pacific Northwest musicians:
Jen Ayers - (vocals & keys) - Teatro Zinzanni, Honeytongue, herself
Daniel Walker - (keys & vocals) - Ann Wilson, Red Jacket Mine, Leroy Bell
Patrick R. Porter - (vocals & guitar) - Explone, Kirby Krackle, Red Jacket Mine
Kathy Moore - (guitar & vocals) - The Guessing Game, Your Sweet Action, Thaddillac
Richard Davidson - (bass & vocals) - Radio Nationals, Mopsey, Young Sportsmen
Geoff Reading - (drums) - Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Green Apple Quick Step, New American Shame
Vocalist/guitarist Patrick R. Porter describes the inspiration for this show:
“I was four years old in 1973, and one night my parents were about to leave me with a babysitter and go out for the evening. When the babysitter showed up, she had a fresh copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road still wrapped in the original cellophane. She was bringing it to play on my dad’s enormous stereo, which dominated the small living room at our house in Skyway. Dad saw an opportunity, and he postponed the plans he had for the evening so he could get a fresh recording of the album on his reel-to-reel tape recorder, literally the first time that the vinyl record was ever played. Thus the true story: I fell in love with this album because my dad bootlegged it from my babysitter.”
The core band will be joined by many special guests, including Shawn Smith of Satchel, and Matt Alber from Portland. This show will be a (reasonably) faithful reading of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, plus a few special encore songs to close the night. Just like the album itself, there will be two sets with a brief intermission between album one and album two.
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.