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Being for the Benefit of Mr. Mike CD

1) SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - THE ELECTRIC BANANAS
2) WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - HELEN EXNER
3) I FEEL FINE - BOXKAR
4) THINGS WE SAID TODAY - ANDY'S AUTOMATICS
5) DEAR PRUDENCE - VULGAR PANG
6) I'VE GOT A FEELING - COOL WATERS BAND
7) OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA - BOOGIE AND THE YOYOS
**** 8) RAIN - THE WEAVILS ****
9) LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS - BIG BADDA BOOM featuring Mike Boyle
10) WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS - BOBBY EVANS AND IGGY RAY VICIOUS
11) WE CAN WORK IT OUT - COPPER BOX
12) LET IT BE - ANNEX AND FRIENDS

MANY THANKS to Marc at Rock Garden Studios for CD track list and all the hard work producing, mixing, and engineering this fine disc!

PART I : THE ALBUM

Recently, Mike Boyle, a life-long, full-time musician from the Fox Valley, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. His first symptom was the loss of all movement in his left arm and hand. Without proper treatment he may never play guitar again and since his diagnosis,
he hasn't had the means to support himself.
   In support of Mike, local artists are coming together to record a Beatles tribute album in which all proceeds will go towards "the benefit of Mr. Mike". The album is featuring Fox Valley Favorites such as The Weavils, Vic Ferrari, Boxkar, Annex, Andy’s Automatics, Helen Exner and Copper Box. The CD also featured reunions of The Cool Waters Band, The Electric Bananas
and a grand finale of all musicians involved.
"Where can I pick up a copy?" you ask...here...soon!



PART II : THE SHOW

The album release date coincided with a benefit conert at Waverly Beach in Menasha, WI
on Feb 22, 2008. The show featured Vic Ferrari, Boxkar, and Boogie and the Yo Yoz
as well as other special guests. The show started at 8pm.
A $10 donation at the door went towards the Benefit of Mr. Mike.

PART III : GETTING THE CD
(from Mr. Mike himself!)

BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. MIKE
PRICE: $12.00ea. includes S&H. Check or Money Order made payable to Michael Boyle
MAIL TO:
BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. MIKE
P.O. BOX 104
NEENAH, WI. 54957-0104
Include quantity requested. Cds will be promptly mailed out upon clearance of checks.
Thank You, Mr. Mike


Mr. Mike will be sitting in with The Weavils on
Friday, March 21 ~ Spring Equinox Bash
 Cold Shot ~ Appleton, WI ~ FREE
10pm

 

Weavils' "Rain" in the Studio
Big THANKS to Dave Schrader

1/7/8
We had an EXCELLENT session with Marc Golde at Rock Garden Studios in Appleton this past Saturday cutting The Beatles' "Rain" for a CD entitled "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Mike" which will be available at Mike Boyle's Benefit at Waverly Beach in Menasha on Friday 2/22/8.
We did three takes and went the the first as it had more energy and just felt right.
John got to play a REAL B-3 though a Leslie and then a REAL grand piano while
Dean played on an AMAZINGLY INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL drum kit!
Geppy was the harmony KING as he nailed ALL backing vocals, putting up a Rundgre-esque wall of vocals and holding an amazing closing note for 16 bars to FLOOR all in the room!
Jeff nailed guitar and vocal lines right off the bat.
Rough mixes are in hand and we are excited about the finished product.

Unfortunately The Weavils were NOT be on the bill for the benefit.

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