Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

 Los Angeles, California, USA

BEATLES SALUTE - Instrumental Style!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Special to the Orange County Register

While most modern rock outfits are focused on the future, there is increasingly a relevance given artists that embrace specific influences and styles that recall the past. There are several Orange County acts that are masterfully reinventing, reinterpreting and revising retro sounds in a way that will appeal to modern audiences.

Nowhere Man "Nowhere Man" (Independent/demo) – Although former Paul McCartney & Wings lead guitarist Laurence Juber has released several instrumental albums of Beatles-minded material on Seal Beach-based Solid Air Records, Rancho Santa Margarita-based Nowhere Man's sound offers an decidedly different approach to covering songs usually built around the distinctive vocally-rich sound of the Fab Four.

In fact, there is a good chance that Nowhere Man's instrumental arrangements of classics such as "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Can't Buy Me Love" will appeal as much to fans of electric guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani as to those who love the original Beatles recordings.

Guitar virtuoso Howard Siden's electric instrument is the most common weapon of choice (notably on "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Should Have Known Better"), while on "Till There Was You" flamenco guitar is used to bring intimacy to the love song.

You might like if you enjoy: The Beatles, Rusty Anderson, Laurence Juber.


Set List

1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. This Boy
4. Please Please Me
5. Tax Man
6. You Can't Do That
7. I Want You / Oh Darling
8. Can't Buy Me Love
9. Till There Was You
10. If I Fell
11. Michelle
12. Sgt Pepper / The End
13. She Loves You