Catch an intimate celebration of the music of Lennon and McCartney this month

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Catch an intimate celebration of the music of Lennon and McCartney this month

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Paul McCartney and John Lennon (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Dante and Kodey will channel the essence of John Lennon and Paul McCartney with a contemporary twist at Speakeasy Theatre.

Taking place at Speakeasy Theatre, the fab duo of Dante and Kodey celebrate the music of two of history’s greatest composers in a guitar performance like no other. A musical tribute to the masters – catch their endearing contemporary take on Beatles classics, from Please Please Me to Get Back and everything in between, on Friday August 12.

What you need to know

  • Dante and Kodey are celebrating the music of the legendary Paul McCartney and John Lennon in a two guitar performance
  • It takes place at the historic Speakeasy Theatre
  • Catch them on Friday August 12

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon really need no introduction, but we’ll give you a brief one anyway – after meeting as teenagers at a fete in 1957, they went on to become the backbone of The Beatles. Arguably one of the most prolific bands of all time, their sound was rooted in skiffle and beat, before expanding in the mid to late ’60s to include elements of psychedelic, hard rock, Indian music, classical music and traditional pop.

While they inspired a greater public interest in psychedelic drugs and Eastern spirituality, they also furthered advancements in electronic music production, the art of the music video and album art. The Beatles were pioneers of the music video as we know it today – working with avant-garde directors such as Michael Lindsay-Hogg on Paperback Writer (1966) and Peter Goldman on Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane (1967), their clips were some of the first that utilised cinema and film techniques, instead of just a recording of the band.

Complete with their own ghost resident Quinton, Speakeasy Theatre are known for vaudeville, cabaret, comedy and burlesque. Located in a heritage listed 1850s building, it will take you back in time as you enjoy some of the best live music and shows that Melbourne has to offer.

It all goes down on Friday August 12. Get your tickets by heading here.