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Kirkland band Crème Tangerine to perform Beatles rooftop concert

Kirkland band Creme Tangerine. From left: Dan Grant, Chuck Dorsett, Tim Mushen, Jeff Lockhart and Dustin Shirley. - Contributed
Kirkland band Creme Tangerine. From left: Dan Grant, Chuck Dorsett, Tim Mushen, Jeff Lockhart and Dustin Shirley.
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Following their 2009-11 blockbuster performances attended by thousands in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Kirkland’s favorite Beatles cover band, Crème Tangerine, will once again climb up on the rooftop balcony of the Copacabana Cafe to celebrate the anniversary of The Beatles last performance famously known as “The Rooftop Concert."

In what has become an annual tradition in Seattle, Crème Tangerine will perform songs from that concert, as well as the rock masterpiece “Abbey Road," and more at noon on Friday, Jan. 27 on the rooftop balcony of the Copacabana Café in the Pike Place Market (1520  ½ Pike Place) in Seattle.

This location was voted “Best Rooftop Balcony in Seattle” by Seattle Weekly readers for 2008-09.

The concert by Crème Tangerine will take place on the last Friday of January at noon – the same day/time historically The Beatles last performance took place on the rooftop of Apple Records in London in 1969.

This year Crème Tangerine is honored to feature special guests that include Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Don Wilson of the Ventures, Roger Fisher from Heart, and Alan White of Yes. Considered a rock legend, Alan White was also the  drummer for John Lennon on the album ” Imagine," as well as George Harrison on the album “All Things Must Pass."

“It’s been  so cool these past few years to see the streets of Pike Place Market packed shoulder to shoulder with people celebrating the music of the Beatles on the last Friday of January – this music truly is a common bond people share together," said Dan Grant, lead singer of Crème Tangerine. “We look forward to this year’s show to be our best ever! We’re going to perform this fun event for free in Seattle to give people a reason to take a moment and have a little fun on winter lunchtime! We hope people will come out and enjoy it all!”

Crème Tangerine is a dynamic six-piece band from Kirkland and Seattle that performs the music of The Beatles for thousands each year.

Rather than focusing on the personalities or look of the Beatles, Crème Tangerine focuses on performing their beloved music live for all to enjoy.

Their performances have included The Beatles' most recognized hits as well as different eras of the Beatles music and "the White Album" and "Abbey Road" in their entireties.

Their high energy, quality performances appeal to those already familiar with and new to the music of The Beatles.For more information about Crème Tangerine, visit

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