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War Child Supporting Concert Series Releases Festive ‘Best-Of’ Extravaganza
FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES FROM:
MATT LUCAS, JACK SAVORETTI, KT TUNSTALL,
MARTIN FREEMAN, PETER FRAMPTON, YOLA, IRVINE WELSH,
RICHARD CURTIS, FEARNE COTTON, MAXI JAZZ (FAITHLESS), LARKIN POE,
JOHN ILLSLEY (DIRE STRAITS), GRAHAM GOULDMAN (10CC)
NICK VAN EEDE (CUTTING CREW), LINDSAY ELL,
Sealing the deal on an unforgettable year - DEAR JOHN - are releasing a Best-Of Special & Holiday Fundraiser for the Festive period.
Featuring songs from John Lennon’s seminal songbook, as-performed by some of music's biggest names, this seasonal extravaganza will be available straight to your home just in time for the holidays.
Every year, the Dear John series brings global stars and celebrities together for unforgettable performances and reflections on the legacy of John Lennon and his work with The Beatles.
In something of a seasonal special perfectly-timed for the Christmas period, Dear John will be making some of its most memorable moments available for the public to view once more over the holidays in a new: Best-Of Special & Holiday Fundraiser.
Packed with striking guest appearances from the likes of Faithless frontman Maxi Jazz to 10CC rock-god Graham Gouldman, a host of acting royalty including Martin Freeman and Matt Lucas, as well as contributions from rising stars Yola to Larkin Poe and many more; this unique compilation is not to be missed.
As with all Dear John events, net proceeds from donations for the Special will directly aid the charity War Child UK.
The Dear John "Best Of" compilation and holiday fundraiser will be exclusively streaming on YouTube from today until the 31st December. The footage is compiled from the 2020/21 concerts and is hosted by legendary BBC Presenter 'Whispering' Bob Harris.
Dear John Concert (Best Of) Special & Holiday Fundraiser
streaming exclusively on Youtube throughout the month of December.
Full Track listing, with Guests.
Blurred Vision - Strawberry Fields
Andy Fairweather Low - video message
Graham Gouldman of 10CC - Across The Universe
Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew - Norwegian Wood
Richard Curtis CBE (Filmmaker) - video message
Maxi Jazz of Faithless - Power To The People
Joe Brown MBE - interview appearance
Lindsay Ell - Come Together
Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting Author) - video message
Jo Harman with Blurred Vision - Jealous Guy
Larkin Poe - In My Life
Gowan of Styx - Tomorrow Never Knows
P.P Arnold & Sepp Osley - Imagine
Matt Sorum (Guns 'N' Roses/Velvet Revolver) - video message
Gavin Conder & Scott Mckeon with Blurred Vision - Revolution
Fearne Cotton (Radio Presenter) - video message
Scott Matthews - Beautiful Boy
Matt Lucas (Actor/Presenter) - video message
Luke Friend with Blurred Vision - I Saw Her Standing There
Martin Freeman (Actor) - video message
Jack Savoretti - Watching The Wheels
Peter Frampton/Mollie Marriott/Blurred Vision - Dear John
Yola - video message
Mollie Marriott with Blurred Vision - Get Back
John Illsley of Dire Straits - I'm Only Sleeping
KT Tunstall - Gimme Some Truth
Concert Ensemble - Give Peace A Chance
The 'Dear John' concert series was founded by Sepp Osley to raise funds in aid of War Child UK. Born in war torn Iran in the mid 80s, the singer fled the war gripped country of his birth with his family. It began a tumultuous journey through the ancient lands, onto Europe, before finally settling in Canada, where Osley would begin a lifelong affinity with music and form the rock band Blurred Vision with his brother and former bandmate.
Launching the ‘Dear John’ concert series in 2019, Osley has invited legendary artists, film stars, current noisemakers and up and coming acts from a variety of genres and backgrounds together to celebrate the legacy of John Lennon. The series has already seen remarkable contributions from a wealth of talent including: KT Tunstall, Larkin Poe, Peter Gabriel, Richard Curtis, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Laura Jean Anderson, John Illsley of Dire Straits and more. With three concerts having taken place to date, they have received attention from the world’s media including: Rolling Stone, NME, Sky News, BBC 6 Music, and more.
Rounding off 2021 with a seasonal Best-Of Special & Holiday Fundraiser which compiles all the greatest bits of the Dear John concerts so far, it will be available to watch until 31st December.
Link to view the show on Youtube can be attained by making a simple donation of £1 or more here: www.eventbrite.co.uk