About The Men Behind the Music: Beatles Edition

Weaving together over 300 projected visuals, 16 live songs and storytelling, Haley Marie and her band take you on a journey behind the history-making events and heartbreaking moments of the Beatles (such as why John hated the version of “Help!” we all know today).

After years of research and musical analysis, Yale-educated musician/storyteller Haley Marie dives deep into the true story of four young guys who rose to incredible fame seemingly overnight, how they changed the world, how they changed the world…and a world that would never be the same again.

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A Little About Haley Marie

Learning how to break the rules—in her own meticulous way—is the passion Haley Marie has found herself caught up in since she was a child. The little girl refusing classical piano lessons became the girl roaming the halls of the Yale University School of Music feeling like an outsider…and she became the performer who is obsessed with telling audiences things no one else will about the day-to-day lives of musical masterminds: personal turmoil, quirky relationships, bizarre habits, emotional struggles, tumultuous friendships and inspiration from the most unexpected places.

Countless hours spent pouring over projections, storytelling and music to create a series of live musical documentaries entitled The Men Behind the Music. Analyzing everything from Bach to the Beatles, spending early mornings and late nights accompanied by cups of black coffee, figuring out what was going on in the most ordinary moments of artists’ lives that drove them to become extraordinary.

A classical flutist with three Carnegie Hall performances under her belt. A pop pianist from Day 1 of her musical studies. A storyteller who takes audiences behind the scenes to answer one question: What could’ve inspired these artists so much that they were driven to write music that seems to have made them immortal?

Favourite Beatles songs:

“Ticket to Ride”, “We Can Work It Out”, "Something" and “Blackbird”.

Along with many scholars,

Haley Marie believes that—because of his personality and compulsive behaviour—Mozart would not be able to sit through a two-hour concert of his own music. (He was never expected to do so during his life!)

Her biggest obsessions in life:

music, travel, chocolate and the colour royal blue.

The idea

for the Men Behind the Music series came to her during a five-hour practice session in a dingy practice room at Yale.

As a young girl,

Haley Marie loved rock and pop, and also loved to watch wrestling with her big brother. Later on, she would also come to love music when she found out that the music came from places that were just as interesting.

Haley Marie’s interest

in finding behind-the-scenes stories about artists started with a music history teacher who would slip a few tidbits into class every so often.

Shows

“…an informal, warm and technically sparkling visual concert that earned her a well-deserved standing ovation.”
– The Burlington Gazette

The Men Behind the Music:
Beatles Edition

May 14, 2019

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

 

“Is this where the concert hall may be headed?”
– The Burlington Gazette
Weaving together 300 projected visuals, 16 live songs and storytelling, Haley Marie and her band take you on a journey behind the history-making events and heartbreaking moments of the Beatles (such as why John hated the version of “Help!” we all know today). After years of research and musical analysis, Yale-educated musician/storyteller Haley Marie dives deep into the true story of four young guys who rose to incredible fame overnight and how they changed the world. The world’s greatest little band…nothing more, nothing less.
“A pure delight…the audience was
immediately enchanted.”
– Rheinische Post (Germany)
“You are setting high standards and
leading the way.”
– Jesús Ángel Miguel Garcia, Past President of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

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Master of Ceremonies Chris Mei

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Chris has been a stage performer, screen and television actor, lead singer in bands and ensembles, a live comedian, a national television host and radio personality. Through a delicate balance of class, poise, comedy and swagger, he earns the trust of your audience, guests, clients or interviewees. Find out more about Chris at masterofceremonies.ca.

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