Sixty Four Band
SixtyFour is a Beatles cover band from Middle Tennessee. We’ll stop you short of saying they’re a “tribute” act, for you won’t see any Nehru jackets or mop-tops on stage. Instead, we do our best to recreate the experience of listening to the Beatles records that left such an imprint on our musical consciousness, always remembering that the Beatles were first and foremost a rock and roll band.
The group began as bass player, vocalist and Grammy-winning mix engineer J.R. McNeely asked his friend, colleague, and multi-platinum-selling producer Mark Lee Townsend to sing and play Beatles songs with him at a family event. The experience proved so much fun that they determined to expand on the concept, realizing that the Beatles continue to have an incredibly devout following, and rightly so.
With that first successful performance under their belts, the pair began reaching out to more players who shared their love of all things Beatle. They were soon joined by Stephen Leiweke (guitar), Dr. Steve Guthrie (keyboards & vocals) and Chris Cooke (drums & vocals) to round out the lineup. Now armed with a full arsenal of players, SixtyFour began playing clubs, festivals, sporting events, and even the occasional wedding for troublingly devoted Beatles fans. Word-of-mouth about our authentic sound, tight harmonies, and energetic performances soon spread to Beatle devotees of all stripes.
In November of 2015, SixtyFour welcomed Nashville veteran Stephen Mason to the group, taking over on bass and vocal duties. The Beatles “bug” is contageous, and Stephen, as a lifelong fan of the Fab Four, fit seamlessly into the lineup.
SixtyFour have become a favorite act in halls all around middle Tennessee and beyond. Our regular monthly in-town gig is outside on the square of Franklin, Tennessee, playing to between 700-1000 grateful fans at each show. We are regular invitees to the worlds largest Beatles music festival, “Abbey Road on the River” held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, where we have shared the multiple stages there with former members of Wings, Laurence Juber, Steve Holley, and Denny Lane, as well as various Beatles tribute-oriented acts from all over the world. If you are a fan of the Beatles, you owe it to yourself to attend a SixtyFour show near you!
Tarsitano Giancarlo – art name Sixtyfour DJ producer – was born artistically like a radio speaker, working in different Italian radios and discos. After a long pause, he ends his role as a radio speaker and in 2010 he dedicated himself to a new project: he started to be a DJ producer, called TGJ. In this phase (from 2010 to 2014) he published three new productions: Excalibur, GO! and My Melody. But he hadn’t more feedbacks. His breakthrough arrives in 2015, using the collaboration of his record label, the Sound Management Corporation. He begins his project with a twenty-one year old boy, full of talent, able to compose any kind of genre; he is the sound engineer. They made their first track “Dancing with the stars” together, produced exclusively for the Italian market. For this song also collaborates Alessandra (Aleta), the particular voice of the group – the writer of the texts -. Another contributor is also included, Marco Molisani (Marcamoly), already known in the music field for having made the track “Ibiza”, hit in the nineties worldwide. Artist at 360 degrees, composer, arranger, author, creator of rap music, r & b, pop and Italian pop music, where he contributed in the text of the track to duet “Dancing with the stars” sung in rap version. In 2017 the Sixtyfour (as we know them) come out with a new track all music that is a different genre from the previous one, entitled “The Legend”. In the meantime they continue with the works of the new track interpreted by Aleta, published in the summer of 2017: The Best of Me. It was a very popular track in Europe. At the same year, Sixyfour avail themselves of a new collaborator, Simona Zizzi, (the name art Asha), known in the Milan environment (and not only) where she collaborates with four
Rock music groups. Together with the Sixtyfour, he tries a totally different musical experience, giving life to the song that will be released in 2018: No Matter! Meanwhile, the Sixtyfour continue in collaborations with other DJ producers, but carrying forward their discographic discourse. Waiting for new projects, we enjoy and listen to their previous tracks.
Sixtyfour DJ Producer
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