"Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond"  featuring the music of Peter and Gordon

"Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" featuring the music of Peter and Gordon

"As Mr. Asher regaled a delighted audience with stories...he conjured history in the making, before it was set in stone".-New York Times

"...the exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who mattered." -Wall Street Journal

"An all-around charming and delightful fellow -- he reminisces about his whole career and it is highly entertaining" - Steve Martin

"Everybody should go and see it -- I've seen it myself twice" - Linda Ronstadt

“Peter has finally put his storied career into a one man show.”-Showbiz 411

"I loved this show. Peter lived history."-Capitol FM

“Asher sprinkled magical mystery dust over a full house of mesmerized baby boomers”-Minneapolis Star Tribune

“He has turned down all offers to write his memoirs. He'd rather sing them”.-New York Daily News

“Terrific clips, and all the inside stories of so many important events of rock history”-Showbiz 411

"Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" featuring the music of Peter and Gordon

We first came to know him through the global smash "World Without Love" as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He returns in "Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by the two-time Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Peter Asher moved effortlessly from his role with Peter & Gordon to Music Executive with the Beatles' Apple Records, then famously- (as in cover of Rolling Stone magazine level famous)- to Producer and Manager, handling the careers of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. Books abound, documentaries with half truths (and worse) are all too common, but, now, finally, Mr. Asher tells first hand his tales from the eye of the cultural hurricane in this intimate evening.

"Memoir" includes film footage and photos from Peter's considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller's gift, transporting audiences back to the heart of 60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast of characters in this narrative - along (of course) with the greatly missed Gordon Waller. The evening is filled with the music of Peter & Gordon, including "I Go to Pieces", "True Love Ways", and "Lady Godiva". The songs given to Peter & Gordon by Paul McCartney are also front and center: "Woman", "I Don't Want to See You Again", Nobody I Know", and "World Without Love", all of which were US Top 40 hits. Peter – backed by a four piece band-presents these timeless classics along with other old favourites from that golden era.

The show brings the audience through the earliest days of Peter's journey all the way to the present day, and projects such as the Peter Asher-produced CD celebrating Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" -released in March 2014 - and featuring Ed Sheeran, Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and others. Covered as well is Peter's production of the "Love has Come for You" CD by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell -- the title track a Grammy Winnner in 2014- and the upcoming stage show based on it, "Bright Star" premiering in September at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Peter takes you behind the curtain of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he inducted two old friends, the Rolling Stones' first manager Andrew Loog Oldham and the Beatles' Manager Brian Epstein. The PBS special “Buddy Holly: Listen to Me -The Ultimate Buddy Party" is still being aired regularly, and its sister CD, "Listen to Me: Buddy Holly" remains a favorite. His work on soundtracks, alongside the legendary Hans Zimmer, is touched on as well-recent releases include "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", "Man Of Steel", and "Rush". In fact, Peter sang and produced the only original song in the Dreamworks motion picture "Madagascar 3", which Peter co-wrote with his friend Dave Stewart. "Memoir" includes a live performance of the song, the love theme “Love Always Comes As a Surprise” .

Now in its fourth year, "Memoir" continues to thrill, as the reviews attest. On a more personal note, friends such as Liza Minelli, Eric Idle, Paul Shaffer, Robin Williams, Ray Davies, Bill Wyman, Ken Follett, Edie Brickell, Billy Connolly, Jeff Lynne, Paul Simon, Bob Balaban, Joan Collins, Steve Martin, Tony Shalhoub, Linda Ronstadt, and Michael Feinstein have been among the audiences in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London that have given standing ovations to "Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond".

Forward Motion’s music and performances capture the qualities of music that move people. Steeped in the traditions of funk and soul, their sound is instantly recognizable yet entirely new.

Influenced by his jazz and rock backgrounds, singer, songwriter and pianist Alex Godiksen has developed a style that is at once both lyrical and soul-driven. Lead guitarist Andy Sorenson and drummer Jon Stoltzfus are childhood friends from Philadelphia who share a love of classic funk and modern jazz. Guitarist John Brackett has come back to Connecticut after spending time absorbing the classic Americana sounds of blues and country around Nashville, Tennessee. Bassist Adam “Coffee” Clark, is the newest member of the band and is also versed in trombone and euphonium at a professional level. While the influences are diverse, they are also at the root of Forward Motion’s ability to create a sound that can instantly connect with the audience.

The members of Forward Motion are determined to create original and honest music that is both story driven and constantly evolving. As a band on the rise, they are excited to bring their sound to new audiences and venues throughout the country.

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Tuesday, November 5 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Cutting Room

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