On Saturday, September 15, Dennis Stephen will perform his one-man show, "Imagine – a John Lennon Tribute" at "The Last Shot Bar & Grill" in Stoughton, MA.
Dennis Stephen is a seasoned rock and pop music performer, guitarist, vocalist, and former Geffen Records recording artist. Known for his work with the Boston-based bands Stardust and Stratosphere in the late-1970s and 80s, Stephen ventured out nationwide, and has opened for major recording artists, such as The Cars, Aerosmith, Dire Straits, J.Geils Band, Pretenders, and others.
In his John Lennon tribute show, Dennis Stephen bears an uncanny resemblance to the legendary John Lennon, while singing and playing guitar in dozens of timeless Beatles' and Lennon hits. Songs in the show include, "She Loves You," "Twist and Shout," "Ticket to Ride," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," as well as memorable songs from Lennon’s solo career such as "Imagine," "Woman," and "Stand by Me."
Dennis Stephen recently stated, "My goal is to accurately represent and replicate John Lennon’s contribution to every song as he did in live concerts, on TV shows, and in the original recordings we so fondly remember. Looking and sounding like him is extremely important - I want the audience to feel that John Lennon is right in front of them, playing and singing their favorite songs just for them." He added, "I grew up in listening to Beatles music. It was the soundtrack of my childhood. So channeling a music legend and genius such as John Lennon becomes a satisfying and enjoyable experience for me."
In order to recreate the classic sound and look of John Lennon and the Beatles, Stephen performs in vintage Beatles-era attire, and uses the same model musical instruments used by Lennon, such as the modified Rickenbacker 325 and Epiphone Casino guitars, and Vox amps.
Admission is free. The show starts at 8:00PM. The Last Shot is located at 559 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA 02072. Tel (781) 344-8900.
"Imagine – a John Lennon Tribute" is a unique, live musical performance, paying homage to the Beatles and John Lennon. In the show, Dennis Stephen performs vocal and guitar parts in the character, style, look and sound of John Lennon. Stephen is currently touring throughout New England, and will play nationwide in 2013.