BIG 100 is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' iconic album Abbey Road with an incredible party in our iHeart Radio Soundstage on Friday, Sept. 27 starring The GoodFellas & Friends.
The GoodFellas are a Beatles tribute band based in the Washington, D.C. area. They play locally around the DMV, and have played national and international festivals including Abbey Road on the River, and International Beatleweek in Liverpool.
They played our White Album Party last November and we are thrilled to have them back to perform Abbey Road in its entirety, followed by a high-energy Beatles dance party!
Who are the 'Friends' in 'The GoodFellas & Friends' this year?
They are four incredible musicians we are lucky to have performing at our Abbey Road Party!
photo credit - Angela Drago
Pete Cage has been a Beatles fanatic since the moment he saw them on The Ed Sullivan Show in February of 1964. In recent years he has performed as a guitarist and vocalist with The Beatwater Tribute and Beatlemania Now, and is currently playing with the VI-Kings as well as another tribute group called, “I Feel Fine.”
Pete is well known to DC-area guitarists as a skilled technician for custom guitar amps and vintage amp repairs.
I saw Pete perform earlier this year at a tribute to the Beatles rooftop concert and was instantly impressed. He is also a great writer, and captures the magic of Abbey Road studios in his blog post here.
Neal Green is an incredible vocalist who was a big part of our White Album Party last year. He brilliantly sang 'Dear Prudence' and one of the most vocally challenging songs, 'Helter Skelter.' We're excited to hear him perform key songs on the Abbey Road album.
In 2010, Neal attended a local Beatles festival, and that inspired him to produce a charity show called “Let It Be DC." It was Neal's 2014 event at Lansdowne Resort where I first saw The GoodFellas.
In 2016, Neal had the honor of performing with The GoodFellas at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of International Beatleweek!
photo credit - Sue Abbondanzo Johnstone
Stoney Johnstone was a part of our White Album Party last year, and he will be playing an integral role in the performance of Abbey Road.
Stoney currently plays keyboards for The Crimestoppers (Classic Rock & Blues), bass for Going Mobile (DC area Who tribute band), and bass for Valentine Slim (country and rock-a-billy).
He has toured with Who’s Next (Who Tribute, NYC) and The Wholigans (Who Tribute, FL), and performed with countless local bands including Daryl Davis and Jr. Cline. He has also played with The Drifters.
At the Abbey Road Party, Stoney will be on keyboards playing all of those beautiful orchestral arrangements, horns, synthesizer, organ and piano parts on this iconic album. He is thrilled to be working with The GoodFellas again.
Find out more about The Crimestoppers here.
Join Stoney Rocks on Facebook to learn about his upcoming performances here.
photo credit - Beth Harrison
I can't wait to hear Annie Sidley sing at our Abbey Road Party! Annie has been influenced by soul greats such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight. She honed her skills as a vocalist, songwriter and guitarist while touring across the country from New York to California.
As a recording artist, Annie released three solo albums between 1995 and 2007 and opened for Joan Jett, Chuck Brown, WAR and Kenny Wayne Shepherd before releasing two critically-acclaimed albums in 2013 and 2017 with her family-based original rock & soul band, The Sidleys.
You can catch her with popular, DC area 60’s band The VI-Kings or with The Sidleys, who will be releasing a new album in 2020.
To find out more about Annie or The Sidleys, you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandsintown, iTunes or visit her website thesidleys.com.